William Sidney Mount papers, 1833-1868.


William Sidney Mount papers, 1833-1868.

Correspondence and papers, 1833-1868. Most of the letters are related to his work as an artist - more than one letter discusses portrait painting - though there are some personal and family letters. The collection includes some copies of Mount's own letters. There is a group of thirty letters to and from Charles Lanman, including one from Mount's brother, Shepard A. Mount. A letter from Francis Fauvel-Gouraud dated 1839 describes a projected exhibition of works by Daguerre, and an 1851 letter from Victor Gifford Audubon requests a painting for reproduction in Audubon's new technique of color lithography. A letter from Josiah D. Canning suggests one of his poems as a subject for a painting. There are a few sketches, including one of Mount's 1867 painting "Politically Dead," with some discussion of responses to it, and miscellaneous notes on art and other subjects. There are also miscellaneous printed ephemera, tickets and invitations to art exhibitions, including one from Thomas Cole; certificates licensing Richard E. Mount to practice as a lawyer; a list of portraits painted by Mount; miscellaneous printed material about patents; clippings; and a tintype of a young woman.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)


SNAC Resource ID: 7771526

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Daguerre, Louis, 1787-1851

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Photographer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x000183 ...

Cole, Thomas, 1801-1848

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Epithet: of Stowe MS 295 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000246.0x000182 Epithet: of Stowe MS 1060 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000246.0x000180 Thomas Cole was an English-born landscape, portrait, and religious painter, a pioneer of the Hudson River School. In 1827, he settled in Catskill, New York, where he died in 1848. ...

Mount, Richard E.

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Mount, Robert Nelson, 1806-1883.

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Canning, Josiah D. (Josiah Dean), 1816-1892

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Fauvel-Gouraud, Francis

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Mount family.

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Mount, Shepard Alonzo, 1804-1868

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Audubon, Victor Gifford, 1809-1860

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Victor Gifford Audubon, son of the naturalist and illustrator John James Audubon, served as business manager for his father, and worked to promote and sell his father's works. From the description of Victor Gifford Audubon collection, 1845-1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80153832 From the description of Victor Gifford Audubon collection, 1845-1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702152756 Victor Gifford Audubon, son of the illustrator and naturalist John James ...

Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895

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Charles Lanman, writer, journalist and amateur painter, was born in Monroe, Michigan, June 15, 1819. He spent much of his career working as a journalist in Monroe and Cincinnati, Ohio. He moved to Washington DC in 1848 and worked as a librarian in various branches of government, including the War Department, the Copyrights Division of the Department of State, the executive library of President Fillmore, and the Interior Department. He wrote several books in his career on topics of travel and wil...

Mount, William Sidney (1807-1868)

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Painter of portraits and genre scenes; resident of Setauket (N.Y.). From the description of William Sidney Mount papers, 1833-1868. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58782964 American artist. From the description of Letter : Stony Brook, N.Y., to J. & H.G. Langley, New York, 1840 Aug. 11. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 24857298 William Sidney Mount: painter; New York City and Stony Brook, Long Island. ...