Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911

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E. A. Abbey was a painter. Born in Philadelphia, he was self-taught and initially employed in a wood engraver's shop. In 1872, Abbey began working as an illustrator for Harper's. He also painted murals, including those for the Boston Public Library and Pennsylvania Capitol.

From the description of Letter, 1874 November 26 : to L. Prang. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 84665753

Abbey was an American artist and illustrator who moved to England in 1878 and remained there until his death.

From the description of [Letter] 1908 Nov. 16, Morgan Hall, Fairford, Gloucestershire [to] "My dear Alden" / Edwin A. Abbey. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 137240762

Painter, illustrator, mural painter.

From the description of Edwin Austin Abbey letters, 1874-[ca. 1887]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77998165

Edwin Austin Abbey was an American book illustrator and painter.

From the description of Edwin Austin Abbey letters and photographs of his work, 1906-1907, n.d. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 34969073

American painter and illustrator.

From the description of Letters, 1883-1903. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79925119

American illustrator.

From the description of Letters, 1884-1907. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367553514

Artist, writer.

Abbey laid claim to being America's first great illustrator. His work was inspirational and influential during his life and remains so today.

From the description of Florida crackers going to church, 1875. (University of Florida). WorldCat record id: 50132066

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creatorOf Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937,. Rogers Memorial Collection: Papers of James R. Osgood and A. V. S. Anthony, 1853-1912. Harvard University, Harvard Theater Collection, Harvard College Library
referencedIn James, Alice, 1848-1892. James family additional papers, 1858-1947. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Lovell, Tom, 1909-1997. Tom Lovell papers, circa 1845-1997. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
referencedIn Autograph File, A, 1518-2002. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Rosenstock autograph collection, 1800-1950 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Turner, Helen Maria, 1858-1958. Papers, 1904-1957. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911. Autograph letter signed : New York, to J.E. Millais, 1895 Feb. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Austin Dobson collection, 1762-1999, 1861-1962 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911. Florida crackers going to church, 1875. University of Florida
creatorOf Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911. Edwin Austin Abbey letters, 1874-[ca. 1887]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Card, Helen L. (Helen Luise). Metropolitan Museum of Art scrapbooks on American illustrators, 1870-1938. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Houghton, Richard Monckton Milnes, Baron, 1809-1885. Letter, [ca.1850-1885?], [London?], to Mr. Abby [Edwin A. Abbey?]. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf V. Grottenthaler and Son (Firm). Wood blocks for The poetical works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911. Edwin Austin Abbey letters and photographs of his work, 1906-1907, n.d. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Du Maurier, George, 1834-1896. [Letter, n.d., to] Abbey / G. duMaurier. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Edgar, William C. (William Crowell), 1856-1932. William C. Edgar and family papers, 1832-1949. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911. Letters, 1883-1903. J. Paul Getty Center, Arts Archives
creatorOf Blacque, Valentine Alexander. Valentine A. Blacque papers, 1882-1897. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Abbey" to "Bacher". Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Abbey, Edwin Austin. [Edwin Austin Abbey] : artist file John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library, Ringling Museum Library
referencedIn John W. Jordan, "Random Notes of a Week's Visit to England" scrapbook, 1911 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
creatorOf Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911. Letter, 1903 December 11, Fairford, Gloucestershire, to Mr. Strachey. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Alexander, John White, 1856-1915. John White Alexander papers, 1870-1942. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Gilchrist, Herbert Harlakenden, b. 1857,. Letters from various individuals to Herbert Harlakenden Gilchrist, 1880-1905. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Valentine A. Blacque papers, 1882-1897 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Raffaëlli, Jean François, 1850-1924. Jean François Raffaëlli papers, 1870-1929. Getty Research Library
creatorOf Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to J.E. Millais, 1883 Apr. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Parkman family, Edward Twisleton, and Sarah Wyman Whitman additional papers, 1763-1917 (inclusive) 1850-1907 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912. Francis Davis Millet and Millet family papers, 1858-1984, bulk 1858-1955. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Selected art related letters from Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Society Collection, 1760-1935. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Edwin Austin Abbey, 1852-1911, biographical file. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912. Francis Davis Millet and Millet family papers, 1858-1984, bulk 1858-1955. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf McKim, Charles Follen, 1847-1909. Papers 1838-1930 1866-1909. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn Reinhart, Charles Stanley, 1844-1896. Papers, 1870-1956. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Window & Grove. [Edwin A. Abbey] [graphic] Window & Grove. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn [Collection of clippings on Edwin A. Abbey]. Minitex
referencedIn Abbey, E.A. : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Boughton, George Henry, 1834-1905. Letters, 1868-1902. J. Paul Getty Center, Arts Archives
referencedIn Henry Arthur Jones Collection, ca.1840s-1931 V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911. [Letter] 1908 Nov. 16, Morgan Hall, Fairford, Gloucestershire [to] "My dear Alden" / Edwin A. Abbey. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Peck, Orrin M., 1860-1921. Papers of Orrin M. Peck, 1878-1951 (bulk 1890-1915). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Reinhart, Charles Stanley, 1844-1896. Charles Stanley Reinhart drawings, [ca. 1867-1879]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Charles M. Kurtz papers, 1843-1990, bulk 1884-1909 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn East Hampton Free Library. Montauk, New York guest books, 1863-1908. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Francis Davis Millet and Millet family papers, 1858-1984 (bulk 1858-1955) Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911,. Autograph letter signed from Edwin Austin Abbey to Harry [manuscript], 1901 April 17. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919. Andrew Carnegie letters, 1884-1936. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Jean-François Raffaëlli papers, 1870-1929 Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Anthony, Alfred Williams, 1860-1939. Alfred Williams Anthony papers, [ca. 1880-1930]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911. Letter, 1874 November 26 : to L. Prang. Winterthur Library
creatorOf Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911. Letter to George B.M. Harvey, 1904 December 9. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911. Letters, 1884-1907. American Primers
referencedIn Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938. Sargent : abstracts from life and work of Edwin Austin Abbey, R.A. between 1925? and 1938? / by E.V. Lucas. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Papers, 1867-2005 Harvard Art Museum Archives, Harvard University
referencedIn James family additional papers, 1858-1947. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Abbey, Gertrude. Letters to Juliet Morse, 1905-1915. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Merle De Vore Johnson papers, 1849-1935, 1926-1935 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston. Trustees Records: McKim Building Art and Architecture Papers, 1859-1965 (bulk 1888-1895). Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn Oakley, Thornton,. Abbey scrapbook, 1878-1912. Winterthur Library
referencedIn John White Alexander papers, 1775-1968, bulk 1870-1915 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Fielding, Mantle, 1865-1941. Papers, 1902-1938. Winterthur Library
creatorOf Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911. The quest of the Holy Grail / by Edwin Austin Abbey. Seattle Public Library, Central Library
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associatedWith Abbey, Gertrude. person
associatedWith Alden, Edward C. (Edward Cox), person
correspondedWith Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907 person
associatedWith Alexander, John White, 1856-1915. person
associatedWith Anthony, Alfred Williams, 1860-1939. person
associatedWith Aylesworth, Barton O. (Barton Orville), 1860-1933 person
associatedWith Blacque, Valentine Alexander person
associatedWith Blacque, Valentine Alexander. person
associatedWith Boston Public Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Boughton, George Henry, 1834-1905. person
associatedWith Caldecott, Randolph, 1846-1886. person
associatedWith Card, Helen L. (Helen Luise) person
associatedWith Carman, Bliss, 1861-1929. person
associatedWith Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919. person
associatedWith Dobson, Alban, b. 1885 person
associatedWith Dobson, Austin, 1840-1921. person
associatedWith Du Maurier, George, 1834-1896. person
associatedWith East Hampton Free Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Edgar, William C. (William Crowell), 1856-1932. person
associatedWith Edwin Austin Abbey person
associatedWith Fielding, Mantle, 1865-1941. person
correspondedWith Forbes, Edward Waldo, 1873-1969 person
associatedWith Gilchrist, Herbert Harlakenden, b. 1857, person
associatedWith Harvey, George Brinton McClellan, 1864-1928, person
associatedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905. person
associatedWith Henry Arthur Jones person
associatedWith Historical Society of Pennsylvania. corporateBody
associatedWith Houghton Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Houghton, Richard Monckton Milnes, Baron, 1809-1885. person
associatedWith James family. family
associatedWith Johnson, Merle De Vore, 1874-1935 person
associatedWith Jordan, John W. (John Woolf), 1840-1921 person
associatedWith Kurtz, Charles M. person
associatedWith Lovell, Tom, 1909-1997. person
associatedWith Lucas, E. V. (Edward Verrall), 1868-1938. person
associatedWith MacKinley, Sterling, person
associatedWith McKim, Charles Follen, 1847-1909. person
associatedWith Millais, John Everett, Sir, 1829-1896, person
associatedWith Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912. person
associatedWith Millet, Francis Davis and Millet family person
associatedWith Oakley, Thornton, person
associatedWith Peck, Orrin M., 1860-1921. person
associatedWith Prang, Louis, 1824-1909. person
associatedWith Raffaëlli, Jean François, 1850-1924. person
associatedWith Reinhart, Charles Stanley, 1844-1896. person
associatedWith Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937, person
associatedWith Rosenstock, Fred A., b. 1895 person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 person
associatedWith Spielmann, M. H. (Marion Harry), 1858-1948. person
associatedWith Stansfield, W. N. person
associatedWith Strachey, Mr. person
associatedWith The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston. corporateBody
associatedWith Turner, Helen Maria, 1858-1958. person
associatedWith Urwick, Walter. person
associatedWith White Friars Club corporateBody
associatedWith Window & Grove. corporateBody
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Florida--12000
United States
Florida
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Painters
Watercolor painting
Illustrators
Mural painters
Painting, American--19th century
Grail--Pictorial works
Carts & wagons
African Americans
Artist's studios
Illustrators--Correspondence
Art--Reproduction
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Birth 1852-04-01

Death 1911-08-01

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