Rossiter, Thomas Prichard, 1818-1871

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Thomas Prichard Rossiter (1818-1871) was a painter. Rossiter studied in Connecticut and in Europe, eventually settling in New York. His father was Henry C. Rossiter (fl. 1833-1834), a merchant who resided in New York and South Carolina.

From the guide to the Thomas Prichard Rossiter Papers, 1833-1834, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

Rossiter was a portrait painter.

From the description of Thomas Prichard Rossiter letter to Elias Beirs, 1840 Jan. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122355183

Thomas Rossiter was appointed to Norfolk Island as school master by the N.S.W. Government in 1858. He maintained his appointment for 30 years. He was also a trader.

From the description of Diary [manuscript]. 1877. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225745491

Thomas Prichard Rossiter (1818-1871) was a portrait painter in New York, N.Y. and Ehrick Kensett Rossiter (1854-1941) was an architect of New York, N.Y.

In 1840, Thomas Rossiter traveled to Europe with Asher B. Durand, John Kensett, and John Casilaer, and while there visited Rome with Thomas Cole. He decided to stay in Italy until 1846 when he moved to New York City and shared a studio with Kensett and Louis Lang. In 1851 Rossiter married Anna Ehrick Parmly and they toured Europe in 1853. The two had three children, twins Ehrick Kensett and Charlotte, and a second daughther Anna. After the death of his wife shortly after giving birth to their third child,the family moved back to New York. For a brief period of time Rossiter had an art gallery, exhibiting his work and the work of his friends. In 1860 he married Mary (Mollie) Sterling and moved his family to Cold Spring, New York on the Hudson River. He continued to paint portraits, historical, and religious paintings, and exhibited at the National Academy of Design and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, until his death in 1871.

Ehrick Kensett Rossiter attended Cornell University and became an architect in New York as part of the firm Rossiter & Muller. He was a member of the Architectural League, United States Public Architects' League, and trustee of the American Fine Arts Society. In 1877 he married Mary Heath and they had three sons and a daughter. Their daughter Edith Rossiter Bevan was a historian and avid collector of historical autographs.

From the description of Thomas Prichard Rossiter and Rossiter family papers, 1840-1961. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 227189648

Thomas Prichard Rossiter (1818-1871) was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He first learned painting as an apprentice for a Mr. John Boyd, and also studied with Nathaniel Jocelyn. In 1838 he exhibited two paintings at the National Academy of Design, and in 1939 moved to New York City and opened a studio.

In 1840, Rossiter traveled to Europe with Asher B. Durand, John Kensett, and John Casilaer, and while there visited Rome with Thomas Cole. He decided to stay in Italy until 1846 when he moved to New York City and shared a studio with Kensett and Louis Lang. During this period he relied on portrait painting for his income, but also painted historical and religious paintings.

In 1851 Rossiter married Anna Ehrick Parmly and they toured Europe in 1853. They settled in Paris where Anna gave birth to twins Ehrick Kensett and Charlotte. Rossiter exhibited at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1855. Anna died shortly after the birth of their daughter Anna, and the family moved back to New York.

For a brief period of time Rossiter had an art gallery, exhibiting his work and the work of his friends. In 1860 he married Mary (Mollie) Sterling and moved his family to Cold Spring, New York on the Hudson River. He continued to paint portraits, historical, and religious paintings, and exhibited at the National Academy of Design and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, until his death in 1871.

Ehrick Kensett Rossiter (1854-1941), named after his father's friend John Frederick Kensett, attended Cornell University and became an architect in New York as part of the firm Rossiter & Muller. He was a member of the Architectural League, United States Public Architects' League, and trustee of the American Fine Arts Society. In 1877 he married Mary Heath and they had three sons and a daughter. Their daughter Edith Rossiter Bevan was a historian and avid collector of historical autographs.

From the guide to the Thomas Prichard Rossiter and Rossiter Family papers, 1840-1961, (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)

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creatorOf Rossiter, Thomas. Diary [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878. William Cullen Bryant and Parke Godwin papers, 1821-1901. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Perraud, Philibert, b. 1815. Sketch club of American artists at Rome during the winter of 1844 & 5 [graphic] / [Philibert Perraud]. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Coryell, Lewis S., 1788-1865. Selected art related letters from the Lewis Coryell papers, 1836-1867. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Perraud, Philibert, b. 1815. Sketch club of American artists at Rome during the winter of 1844 & 5 [graphic] [Philibert Perraud]. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Rossiter, Thomas Prichard, 1818-1871. The legend of Breakneck / Thomas P Rossiter, [not after 1868]. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Kensett, John Frederick, 1816-1872. Papers, 1832-1872. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Duveen, Albert,. Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera, 1808-1910. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Thomas Prichard Rossiter Papers, 1833-1834 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Rossiter, Thomas Prichard, 1818-1871. Thomas Prichard Rossiter papers, 1833-1834 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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 Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney), 1814-1882. Henry W. Bellows letters, 1861-1863. Columbia University in the City of New York, Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library
creatorOf Rossiter, Thomas Prichard, 1818-1871. Thomas Prichard Rossiter and Rossiter family papers, 1840-1961. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Bevan, Edith Rossiter. Thomas Pritchard Rossiter, 1818-1871. Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
creatorOf Rossiter, Thomas Prichard, 1818-1871. Thomas Prichard Rossiter letter to Elias Beirs, 1840 Jan. 12. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Duveen, Albert. Albert Duveen art reference files, [ca. 1831-1950]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Stillman, William James, 1828-1901. Letters to William James Stillman and John Durand from artists, 1854-1861. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Thomas Prichard Rossiter and Rossiter Family papers, 1840-1961 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Rossiter, Thomas Prichard, 1818-1871. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
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associatedWith Archipenko, Alexander, 1887-1964. person
associatedWith Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942. person
associatedWith Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917. person
associatedWith Beirs, Elias. person
associatedWith Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney), 1814-1882. person
associatedWith Bevan, Edith Rossiter. person
associatedWith Birch, Reginald Bathurst, 1856-1943. person
associatedWith Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878. person
associatedWith Cadwalader-Guild, Emma Marie, 1843-1911? person
associatedWith Castaigne, Andre person
associatedWith Castaigne, J. André. person
associatedWith Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925. person
associatedWith Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851. person
associatedWith Coryell, Lewis S., 1788-1865. person
associatedWith Cory, Fanny Y. person
associatedWith Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919. person
associatedWith Craig, Frank person
associatedWith Craig, Frank, 1874-1918. person
associatedWith Curtis, George William, 1824-1892. person
associatedWith Dillon, C. person
associatedWith Duveen, Albert. person
associatedWith French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931. person
associatedWith Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944. person
associatedWith Hambidge, Jay, 1867-1924. person
associatedWith Henry, Hester, fl. 1833-1834. person
associatedWith Historical Society of Pennsylvania. corporateBody
associatedWith Hudson, Henry, d. 1611 person
associatedWith Hunt, William Morris, 1824-1879. person
associatedWith Hutt, Henry, b. 1875. person
associatedWith Jay, John, 1817-1894. person
associatedWith Keller, A. J. person
associatedWith Keller, A. J. person
associatedWith Kensett, John Frederick, 1816-1872. person
associatedWith Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971. person
associatedWith Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955. person
associatedWith Low, Will Hicok, 1853-1932. person
associatedWith Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932. person
associatedWith Morris, William H., 1834-1896. person
associatedWith Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872. person
associatedWith Mowbray, H. Siddons (Harry Siddons), 1858-1928. person
associatedWith Newell, Peter, 1862-1924. person
associatedWith Nicholls, Rhoda Holmes person
associatedWith Nicholls, Rhoda Holmes. person
associatedWith Peabody, George, 1795-1869. person
associatedWith Pearson, Ralph M., 1883-1958. person
associatedWith Perraud, Philibert, b. 1815. person
associatedWith Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909. person
associatedWith Rossiter, Ehrick Kensett, 1854-1941. person
associatedWith Rossiter, Henry C., fl. 1833-1834. person
associatedWith Sartain, William, 1843-1924. person
associatedWith Scott-Moncrieff, David. person
associatedWith Soglow, Otto, 1900-1975. person
associatedWith Stillman, William James, 1828-1901. person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith Tack, Augustus Vincent, 1870-1949. person
associatedWith Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925. person
associatedWith Whitmore, Elizabeth person
associatedWith Whitmore, Elizabeth. person
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South Carolina
New York (State)
New York (State)--New York
Hudson Highlands (N.Y.)
Norfolk Island
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School principals--Diaries
Painters--New York (State)
Painters
Architects--New York (State)--New York
Indians in literature
Portrait painters
Families--Social life and customs
Teachers--Diaries
Education
Architects
Occupation
Artists
School principals
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Death 1871

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