Letters to William James Stillman and John Durand from artists, 1854-1861.


Letters to William James Stillman and John Durand from artists, 1854-1861.

Letters primarily concern subscriptions to the "Crayon," a journal devoted to the graphic arts and related literature edited by Durand and published by Stillman and Durand, New York. Writing to Stillman are Christopher Pearse Cranch, James William Glass, and Richard Saltonstall Greenough; to Durand are Albert Bierstadt, George Fuller, James McDougal Hart (2), Frank Blackwell Mayer, Larkin Mead, Erastus Dow Palmer, Leonard Wells Volk, and John Quincy Adams Ward; and to both Durand and Stillman are Jervis McEntee, Thomas Prichard Rossiter, and James Suydam.

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Mead, Larkin G. (Larkin Goldsmith), 1835-1910

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Mead, a Vermont sculptor, won the 1868 design competition for the Lincoln Tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois. From the description of Letter, January 25, 1866. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 695996415 Larkin G. Mead, a Vermont sculptor, won an 1868 design competition sponsored by the National Lincoln Monument Association and his design for the tomb became the first major Lincoln commemorative project to be completed. Justin Smith M...

Suydam, James Augustus, 1819-1865

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Volk, Leonard Wells, 1828-1895

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Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) was an American sculptor. Born November 7, 1828 in Wellstown (now Wells), New York, he was one of twelve children of Garrett and Elizabeth Gesner Volk. At sixteen he began work as a marble cutter in his father's shop in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Four years later, in 1848, he went to St. Louis, Missouri, where he opened a studio and studied drawing and modeling independent of formal instruction. Stephen A. Douglas, a cousin of Volk's wife, became inter...

Durand, John, 1822-1908

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Editor; Paris, France and New York City. From the description of John Durand papers, 1854-1907. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122545942 John Durand (1822-1908) was an art critic and painter. He and William J. Stillman edited and published the New York art magazine, The Crayon. Durand also wrote a biography of his father, Asher B. Durand, the engraver and painter. From the guide to the John Durand papers, 1853-1893, 1854-1859, (The New York Public Library. Manusc...

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 Ros...

Greenough, Richard S. (Richard Saltonstall), 1819-1904

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Palmer, Erastus Dow, 1817-1904

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Sculptor. From the description of Letter of Erastus Dow Palmer, 1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454830 Erastus Dow Palmer was a self-taught sculptor from the state of New York. He had only six months of formal schooling before being apprenticed as a carpenter. Palmer's talents were evident at a young age. When he was 9 he built his own sawmill, and at 17, he left his hometown, Pompey, NY, for Amsterdam, NY, where he worked as a carpenter, wood carver, and cabinet make...

Fuller, George, 1822-1884

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Born in Deerfield, Mass. Jan. 17, 1822, son of Aaron and Fanny Fuller. Traveled in Michigan and Illinois in 1836-37 and developed a taste for painting. Studied under Henry Kirke Brown at Albany, N.Y. 1842, also in N.Y. and Boston. Spent eight months in European study and travel in 1859, then took up farming at Deerfield after the death of his father, and painting on the side. In 1876 he went to Boston where his paintings became popular. He was a member of the Boston Art Club and oth...

Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899

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Painter, specialized in North American Indian subjects and colonial themes; Baltimore, Md. From the description of Frank B. Mayer letter, 1864 Nov. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79193849 Baltimore artist who traveled independently in 1851 to Minnesota to observe and sketch the Sioux Indians present at treaty negotiations at Traverse des Sioux and Mendota. In May of 1851 Mayer left Maryland and journeyed via the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to Mis...

Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910

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American sculptor. From the description of Autograph letters signed (6) : New York, N.Y., to Messrs. Schell and Bradley of Harper & Brothers, 1890 May 12-1892 Jan. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270659398 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [New York, N.Y.], to an unidentified correspondent, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270659388 Sculptor, New York City. From the description of John Quincy Adams Ward papers, 1857-1915. (Ne...

Stillman, William James, 1828-1901

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Epithet: foreign correspondent of 'The Times' British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001083.0x00019f American art critic, artist, author, diplomat, journalist and photographer. In 1869 Stillman moved to England and lived briefly with Dante Gabriel Rossetti. From the description of Letter : Rome, to William Michael Rossetti, 1893 June 14. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 79028421 Ame...

Glass, James William, approximately 1825-1855

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Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902

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Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) was a landscape painter from New York, N.Y. From the description of Albert Bierstadt letters, 1880-1893. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 233006971 Landscape painter; New York, N.Y. From the description of Albert Bierstadt letters, 1880-1893. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122557002 German-American painter. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Hiram Powers, 1870 Apr. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat ...

Hart, James McDougal, 1828-1901

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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. (Unk...

Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892

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American poet and artist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, Mass., to Joseph B. Gilder, 1884 Aug. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 644204873 Cranch was a Unitarian minister, poet, author, artist, editor, humorist, and member of the New England transcendentalist group. From the description of Christopher Pearse Cranch illustrations of the New Philosophy, ca. 1837-1839. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612709068 Artist...