A Finding Aid to the Frederick Stuart Church Letters and Art Work, circa 1892-circa 1923, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.churfred
Creators:
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart), 1842-1924
Dates:
circa 1892-circa 1923
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 Linear feet
Repository:
The Frederick Stuart Church letters and art work date from circa 1892-circa 1923 and measure 0.5 linear feet. The collection includes illustrated letters, all but three of which are written to Emma Louise Klots, regarding Church's daily activities and his paintings, as well as artwork by Church including etchings and reproductions of Church's paintings, some of which are printed as photogravures.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Frederick Stuart Church letters and art work date from circa 1892-circa 1923 and measure 0.5 linear feet. The collection includes illustrated letters, all but three of which are written to Emma Louise Klots, regarding Church's daily activities and his paintings, as well as artwork by Church including etchings and reproductions of Church's paintings, some of which are printed as photogravures.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as two series:
  • Series 1: Letters, circa 1892-circa 1923 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)
  • Series 2: Artwork and Reproductions, circa 1892-circa 1923 (Box 2; 0.3 linear feet)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Frederick Stuart Church (1842-1924) was a painter, etcher, and illustrator in New York, New York, who specialized in animals. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Church studied in New York City at the National Academy of Design and joined the Art Students League. By the 1870s he had a reputation as a gifted illustrator and worked for many magazines including various Harper's publications. He was most well known for his depictions of animals, and his paintings were purchased by leading art collectors of the day, including Charles Lang Freer, Henry Clay Frick, and Potter Palmer. Emma Louise Klots was a patron of Church.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid written by Stephanie Ashley in 2019.
Author
Stephanie Ashley
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art in 1990 by Thomas Rothwell, whose mother was Emma Louise Klots's niece.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Preferred Citation
Frederick Stuart Church letters and art work, circa 1892-circa 1923. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
The Archives of American Art also holds the Frederick Stuart Church collection, circa 1885-1905, a small collection of letters from Church to various people.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Etchers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Animal painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women art patrons Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mitchell, Laura Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Klots, Emma Louise Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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