Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby), 1808-1889

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Secretary of the National Academy of Design.

From the description of Letter : New York, to John Sartain, Philadelphia, 1846 Feb. 2. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28489519

Born in Alexandria, Va., in 1808, John Gadsby Chapman studied painting briefly in Philadelphia before traveling to Europe in 1828, where he spent almost two years in Italy. He returned to Alexandria in 1831 and exhibited paintings in Alexandria, Washington, D.C., Richmond, Boston, and Philadelphia. Chapman traveled in Virginia, painting portraits and landscapes, especially of places relating to George Washington. In 1834 he settled in New York City where he became a member of the National Academy of Design and developed into a popular illustrator.

From the description of Letter to "My Dear Mac", 1828 June 20. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 56947467

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referencedIn Chapman, Conrad Wise, 1842-1910. Conrad Wise Chapman : [vertical file]. Morris Museum of Art Library
creatorOf Terry, L. Autograph letter signed L. Terry to My Dear Chapman October 10, 1857. Wellesley College
creatorOf Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906. Autograph letter signed D. Huntington, H.K. Brown, Dudley B. Fuller, and other members of the Century Association to: John G. Chapman, Esq. April 7, 1848. Wellesley College
creatorOf Duveen, Albert,. Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera, 1808-1910. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby), 1808-1889. John Gadsby Chapman : [vertical file]. Morris Museum of Art Library
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke additional correspondence, 1787-1886. Houghton Library.
referencedIn May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871. Samuel Joseph May diary, 1859. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Cummings, Thomas Seir, 1804-1894. Thomas Seir Cummings papers, 1826-1893. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Johnston family (Pa.). Selected art related letters from the Johnston Collection, 1831-1832. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891. Papers of Benson John Lossing [manuscript], 1852-1892. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Willis, Catharine. Catharine Willis autograph album, 1830-1851. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Benson John Lossing Collection University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Samuel Finley Breese Morse Papers, 1793-1944, (bulk 1807-1872) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851. Joel Roberts Poinsett letters from artists, 1824-1844. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Robb, James, 1814-1881. James Robb papers, 1846-1871. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Paulding, James Kirke, 1778-1860. Papers of James Kirke Paulding [manuscript], 1804-1849. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886. Autograph letter signed H.K. Brown, D. Huntington, Dudley B. Fuller, and other members of the Century Association to: John G. Chapman, Esq. April 7, 1848. Wellesley College
creatorOf Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby), 1808-1889. Letter : New York, to John Sartain, Philadelphia, 1846 Feb. 2. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878. Papers of William Cullen Bryant, 1840-1884. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Chapman family. Correspondence and other documents, 1791-1898, bulk 1861-1865. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Taylor, Anna Rudd. Diary, 1866-1867. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Campbell, William Pardee, 1914-1976. William Pardee Campbell papers, 1949-1976. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Pickard-Whittier papers, 1815-1915. Houghton Library.
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke correspondence, 1845-1872. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878. William Cullen Bryant and Parke Godwin papers, 1821-1901. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Ritchie, Thomas,. Letters to Miss M.C. Stone, William B. Stone, and William J. Stone from Thomas Ritchie, Thompson & Spalding, J.G. Chapman [manuscript] : L.L. Stevenson's petition regarding his conduct as Staunton, Va., postmaster, 1839-1865. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872. Samuel Finley Breese Morse papers, 1793-1944 (bulk 1807-1872). Library of Congress
referencedIn Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918,. Miscellaneous artists' letters, receipts and exhibition announcements, 1731-1901. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby), 1808-1889. Letter to "My Dear Mac", 1828 June 20. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Rogers, Randolph, 1825-1892. Autograph letter signed Randolph Rogers to:"My dear Chapman" Wellesley College
referencedIn Chapman Family Correspondence and Other Documents, 1791-1898 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
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associatedWith Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886. person
associatedWith Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878. person
associatedWith Campbell, William Pardee, 1914-1976. person
associatedWith Chapman, Conrad Wise, 1842-1910. person
correspondedWith Chapman family family
associatedWith Chapman family. family
associatedWith Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888 person
associatedWith Cummings, Thomas Seir, 1804-1894. person
associatedWith Dunbar, Robert M., person
associatedWith Duveen, Albert, person
associatedWith Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918, person
associatedWith Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906. person
associatedWith Inman, Henry, 1801-1846. person
associatedWith Johnston family (Pa.) family
associatedWith Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834. person
associatedWith Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891. person
associatedWith May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871. person
correspondedWith Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872. person
associatedWith National Academy of Design (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Paulding, James Kirke, 1778-1860. person
associatedWith Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851. person
associatedWith Robb, James, 1814-1881. person
associatedWith Rogers, Randolph, 1825-1892. person
associatedWith Sartain, John, 1808-1897. person
associatedWith Taylor, Anna Rudd. person
associatedWith Terry, L. person
correspondedWith Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 person
associatedWith Willis, Catharine. person
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Birth 1808-12-03

Death 1889-11-28

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