Archives of American Art

John Cranch papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.cranjohn
Creators:
Cranch, John, 1807-1891
Dates:
1831-1892
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
8 Items
(on 2 partial microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A journal; watercolor and pencil sketches; and a photograph.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3569: A handwritten copy, ca. 1892, of a journal kept by John Cranch from 1831 to 1833 while studying in Italy. The journal contains descriptions of Italian art, architecture and scenery, an account of Cranch's physical and emotional state of health and his drawing and painting activities, and annotated pencil sketches. Cranch's travelling companions were Thomas Cole and Henry and Horatio Greenough. The journal was hand copied by Cranch's wife, Charlotte. Also included are 6 watercolor and pencil sketches, 1856 and 1886-1887.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3667: One photograph of Cranch in his studio at his daughter's home in Urbana, Ohio, ca. 1885.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Portrait painter; Washington, D.C. and Urbana, Ohio.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3569 & 3667 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lender, John E. Cranch, after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Journals & sketches lent and photo donated 1985 by John E. Cranch, great-grandson of the artist.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Study and teaching -- Italy Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portrait painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Landscape painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists' studios -- Ohio Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cole, Thomas, 1801-1848 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greenough, Henry, 1807-1883 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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