John Stevens Cogdell notebook, 1816-1829.

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Cogdell, John S. (John Stevens), 1778-1847. John Stevens Cogdell notebook, 1816-1829.

John Stevens Cogdell notebook, 1816-1829.

Holograph notebook (1816-1829) belonging to John Stevens Cogdell contains copies of correspondence, notes, clippings, and other material relating primarily to art. Includes copies of Cogdell's correspondence with Samuel F.B. Morse, Dr. Edmund Ravenel, Washington Allston, Thomas Sully, the Marquis de Lafayette (concerning Cogdell's bust of William Moultrie), and others. Notes are on painting, sculpting techniques, and art and artists. Included are notes on the publication "The art of painting in oil" by [Thomas?] Bardwell, the colors used by Samuel F.B. Morse, and Cogdell's efforts to create busts of various individuals. Newspaper clippings from the Southern Patriot (1828) and Baltimore Republican, and a broadside concern Cogdell's bust of William Moultrie. The volume also includes a drawing of a landscape and a pencil sketch (1826) portrait.

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