McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891

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Jervis McEntee became a landscape artist, having studied under F.E. Church. McEntee also developed a lasting friendship with Edwin Booth.

From the description of A journal of facts, folly & fun 1845 Oct 9-1846 Sep 29. (Tulsa City-County Library). WorldCat record id: 226993171

Jervis McEntee (1828-1891) was a landscape painter from New York, N.Y.

Born in Rondout, N.Y.

From the description of Jervis McEntee papers, 1796, 1848-1905. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220238827

Jervis McEntee was born in Rondout, New York, July 14, 1828. He had early literary and artistic aspirations and studied under Frederic E. Church, who had himself studied under the Hudson River School master, Thomas Cole. McEntee was to maintain a close relationship with Church for the rest of his life. After an unsuccessful stint as a businessman, McEntee settled in New York in 1857 as one of the charter residents of Richard Morris Hunt's Tenth Street Studio Building. Since many of the other occupants were either bachelors or commuters, and since Mrs. McEntee was a lively, sympathetic hostess, the couple became the center of a spontaneous salon frequented by some of the best-known artists, writers, and actors of the time. After his wife died in 1878, McEntee stayed on, an increasingly neglected widower until his death in 1891.

McEntee was identified with the Hudson River School and an accomplished and sensitive painter of autumnal landscapes. He wrote in 1874, "Perhaps what would mark my work among that of my brother artists is a preference for the soberer phases Nature, the gray days of November and its leafless trees." McEntee stood at the center of the interlocking directorate formed by the National Academy of Design, the Century Club, and the Tenth Street Studio Building. In the latter part of the 19th century, these formed a supreme art establishment whose membership was composed of the old guard American artists, such as McEntee's close friends Eastman Johnson, Sanford Gifford, John Ferguson Weir, Worthington Whittredge, and Church, who were fighting an ultimately futile battle against the encroachment of European influences among both artists and collectors.

From the guide to the Jervis McEntee papers, 1796, 1848-1905, (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)

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creatorOf McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891. Letter, 1880 Dec. 6, New York, to [E.C.] Stedman [New York]. University of Michigan
referencedIn Weir, John Ferguson, 1841-1926. John Ferguson Weir papers, 1838-1957 (inclusive), 1861-1928 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891. Letter, 1869 Jan. 24, Rome, to [E.C.] Stedman [New York]. University of Michigan
referencedIn Stillman, William James, 1828-1901. Letters to William James Stillman and John Durand from artists, 1854-1861. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Stebbins, Alfred. Alfred Stebbins autograph collection, 1834-1872. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Eastman Johnson letters, 1851-1899 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904. Samuel Putnam Avery papers, 1857-1902. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Anthony, Alfred Williams, 1860-1939. Alfred Williams Anthony papers, [ca. 1880-1930]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891,. Autograph letter signed from Jervis McEntee, New York, to William Winter [manuscript], 1886 May 4. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891. A journal of facts, folly & fun 1845 Oct 9-1846 Sep 29. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
creatorOf Jervis McEntee papers, 1796, 1848-1905 Archives of American Art
referencedIn [Jervis McEntee] [graphic]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Duveen, Albert,. Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera, 1808-1910. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Tubby, Joseph, 1821-1896. Joseph Tubby papers, 1851-1888. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Stenzel, Franz. Franz R. and Kathryn M. Stenzel collection of western American art, 1728-1966. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Beer, S. [Worthington Whittredge's Tenth St. studio] / [graphic] photographed by S. Beer. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Smith, George Walter Vincent, 1832-1923. Letters, 1882-1922. George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum
referencedIn Stenzel, Franz. Franz R. and Kathryn M. Stenzel collection of western American art, 1728-1966. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Booth family. Booth family papers, 1820-1890. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
creatorOf McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891. Jervis McEntee papers, 1796, 1848-1905. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Stebbins, Alfred,. Alfred Stebbins autograph collection, 1834-1872. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Franz R. and Kathryn M. Stenzel collection of western American art, 1728-1966 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891. Autograph letter signed : [New York], to E.C. Stedman, 1868 Jan. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn McEntee, Jervis : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Weir family. Weir family papers, 1823-1930. Archives of American Art
creatorOf McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891. Jervis McEntee letter to unidentified recipient, 1858. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891,. Autograph letter signed from Jervis McEntee, New York, to William Winter [manuscript], 1886 April 29. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878. William Cullen Bryant and Parke Godwin papers, 1821-1901. Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Anthony, Alfred Williams, 1860-1939. person
associatedWith Anthony, A. V. S. (Andrew Varick Stout), 1835-1906. person
associatedWith Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904. person
associatedWith Baker, George Augustus, 1821-1880. person
associatedWith Beer, S. person
associatedWith Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney), 1814-1882. person
associatedWith Boardman, Andrew. person
associatedWith Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893 person
associatedWith Booth family. person
associatedWith Boughton, George Henry, 1834-1905. person
associatedWith Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878. person
associatedWith Butler, Benjamin F., 1830-1884. person
associatedWith Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893 person
associatedWith Casilear, John William, 1811-1893. person
associatedWith Century Association (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Chapin, E. H. (Edwin Hubbell), 1814-1880. person
associatedWith Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900. person
associatedWith Church, Isabel person
associatedWith Church, Isabel. person
associatedWith Cropsey, Jasper Francis, 1823-1900. person
associatedWith DeForest, H. G. person
associatedWith DeForest, H. G. person
associatedWith Derrenbacher, John person
associatedWith Derrenbacher, John. person
associatedWith Donoho, J. R., Mrs person
associatedWith Donoho, J. R., Mrs. person
associatedWith Duveen, Albert, person
associatedWith Gifford, Sanford Robinson, 1823-1880. person
associatedWith Granger, David, person
associatedWith Gray, Henry Peters, 1819-1877. person
associatedWith Hart, William McDougal, 1823-1894. person
associatedWith Hicks, Thomas, 1823-1890. person
associatedWith Hubbard, Richard William, 1816-1888. person
associatedWith Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906. person
associatedWith Husted, James W. person
associatedWith Inness, George, 1825-1894. person
associatedWith Johnson, Eastman, 1824-1906. person
associatedWith Jourmans, E. L., Mrs person
associatedWith Jourmans, E. L., Mrs. person
associatedWith Kensett, John Frederick, 1816-1872. person
associatedWith Lang, Louis, 1814-1893. person
associatedWith McEntee, James S. person
associatedWith McEntee, James S. person
associatedWith Meeks, Louisa B. person
associatedWith Meeks, Louisa B. person
associatedWith National Academy of Design (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Palmer, Erastus Dow, 1817-1904. person
associatedWith Salvini, Tommaso, 1829-1916 person
associatedWith Sawyer, C. M. person
associatedWith Sawyer, C. M. person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. person
associatedWith Shumway, Henry Colton, 1807-1884. person
correspondedWith Smith, George Walter Vincent, 1832-1923. person
associatedWith Stebbins, Alfred. person
associatedWith Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908. person
associatedWith Stenzel, Franz. person
associatedWith Stenzel, Franz. person
associatedWith Stenzel, Franz. person
associatedWith Stillman, William James, 1828-1901. person
associatedWith Stoddard, Richard Henry, 1825-1903. person
associatedWith Stone, William O. (William Oliver), 1830-1875. person
associatedWith Stribling, C. K. person
associatedWith Stribling, C. K. person
associatedWith Sykes, Charles W. person
associatedWith Sykes, Charles W. person
associatedWith Thompson, Launt, 1833-1894. person
associatedWith Tubby, Joseph, 1821-1896. person
associatedWith Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895. person
associatedWith Von Glumer, Francisca person
associatedWith Von Glumer, Francisca. person
associatedWith Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910. person
associatedWith Weir family. family
associatedWith Weir, John F. (John Ferguson), b. 1841. person
associatedWith Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910. person
associatedWith Wickes, E. T. person
associatedWith Wickes, E. T. person
correspondedWith Winter, William, 1836-1917 person
associatedWith Youmans, Kate person
associatedWith Youmans, Kate. person
associatedWith Young, Robert, 1927-2008, person
associatedWith Zarnnhus, E. L. person
associatedWith Zarnnhus, E. L. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.)
Lake Champlain (N.Y.)
Lake George (N.Y.)
Lake Champlain (N.Y.)
Lake George (N.Y.)
Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.)
New York (State)--New York
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Artists
Artists--New York (State)--New York
Hudson River school of landscape painting
Bull Run (Va.), 1st Battle, 1861
Artist's studios
Landscape painters
Art, Modern--19th century--New York (State)--New York
Landscape painters--New York (State)--New York
Painters
Painters--New York (State)--New York
Art, Modern--19th century
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Birth 1828-07-14

Death 1891-01-27

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