Frederick S. Voss research material on George Peter Alexander Healy
NPG.CAP.00003

Summary
Collection ID:
NPG.CAP.00003
Creators:
Voss, Frederick S.
Dates:
1980-2007
bulk 1998-2003
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
5 linear feet
Repository:
National Portrait Gallery
Research material gathered by Frederick S. Voss regarding portrait painter G. P. A. (George Peter Alexander) Healy (1813-1894), including correspondence with museums, historical soceities, and librarys, articles about Healy and his sitters, as well as photocopied correspondence and manuscripts written by Healy.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
These papers are the research materials of Frederick Voss on the subject of American portrait painter G. P. A. (George Peter Alexander) Healy. The research material was compiled by Voss for a possible exhibition, and the article "Webster Replying to Hayne: George Healy and the Economics of History Painting" featured in American Art, 2001. The research material contains correspondence, biographical information on Healy, notes, writings, printed material, and photographs of artwork. Correspondence contains information on the current locations of Healy's portraits. Printed material includes articles written about Healy, sitters in Healy's portraits, as well as contemporary painters of Healy's time. There is much biographical information about Healy, files are arranged based on Healy's residences, throughout American and England, shown through timelines created by Voss. The collection also includes a full listing of Healy's portraits throughout his lifetime.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
The collection is arranged as two series:
Series 1: Files
Series 2: Binders
The files are arranged according to the creator's, Frederick Voss, organization.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Frederick s. Voss was the senior historian and curator of the Time Magazine covers collection at the National Portrait Gallery from 1971 - 2004. He is the author of several books: Majestic Wrath: A Pictorial life of Frederick Douglas, 1995; Hemingway: A write in His time, 1999; and Portraits of the Presidents: The National Portrait Gallery, 2000. Voss conducted significant research into the life and works of G. P. A. (George Peter Alexander) Healy (July 15, 1813 - June 24, 1894), American portrait painter.

Administration
Processing Information note
The Frederick S. Voss research material was processed by Alana Donocoff in December 2013.
Author
Finding aid prepared by Alana Donocoff
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Acquired from Frederick S. Voss.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
The Frederick S. Voss research material is owned by the Catalog of American Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, and is available for use by researchers. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation note
Frederick S. Voss research material on G.P.A. Healy, 1980-2007, bulk 1998-2003. Catalog of American Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Healy, G.P.A. (George Peter Alexander), 1813-1894 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Healy, G.P.A (George Peter Alexander), 1813-1894 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portrait painters Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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