Thompson, Launt, 1833-1894

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Launt Thompson was born in Ireland and emigrated to the United States as a youth. His drawings caught the eye of sculptor Erastus Dow Palmer, and he became Palmer's most celebrated pupil. He opened a studio in New York, and produced a variety of sculptures and castings, including portrait busts of William Cullen Bryant, 'Grizzly' Adams, and Edwin Booth. He contributed greatly to public sculpture after the Civil War, producing fresh and realistic statues and monuments throughout the Eastern United States. He lived in Italy for several years.

From the description of Launt Thompson letters, 1877-1881. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 55482617

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Jervis McEntee papers, 1796, 1848-1905 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907. Among the studios : autograph manuscript signed, [1865?]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Thompson, Launt, 1833-1894 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891. Jervis McEntee papers, 1796, 1848-1905. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892. Cyrus Field letter to Gentlemen, 1866 Nov. 13. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Stoddard, Richard Henry, 1825-1903. Richard Henry and Elizabeth B. Stoddard letters, 1852-1910. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878. William Cullen Bryant and Parke Godwin papers, 1821-1901. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Weir, John Ferguson, 1841-1926. John Ferguson Weir papers, 1838-1957 (inclusive), 1861-1928 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Taylor" to "Upton." Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Duveen, Albert,. Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera, 1808-1910. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Elwell, Frank Edwin, 1858-1922. Letters to F.E. Elwell regarding Launt and Robert Thompson, 1903-1904. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904. Samuel Putnam Avery papers, 1857-1902. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Thompson, Launt, 1833-1894. Launt Thompson letters, 1877-1881. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, T, 1580-1975. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Booth-Grossman family papers, 1840-1953 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Thompson, Launt, 1833-1894. L.V. Thompson letter to Samuel P. Avery, 1862. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
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associatedWith Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907. person
associatedWith Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904. person
associatedWith Booth-Grossman family family
associatedWith Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878. person
associatedWith Duveen, Albert, person
correspondedWith Elwell, Frank Edwin, 1858-1922. person
associatedWith Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892. person
associatedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905. person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891. person
associatedWith Sartain, John, 1808-1897, person
associatedWith Stoddard, Richard Henry, 1825-1903. person
associatedWith Weir, John Ferguson, 1841-1926. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Sculptors--19th century--Correspondence


Birth 1833-02-08

Death 1894-09-26




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SNAC ID: 51138772