Archives of American Art

Papers relating to Carl Gutherz assembled by Joseph S. Czestochowski

Collection ID:
Gutherz, Carl, 1844-1907
Physical Description:
25 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
2 letters to Andrew Ryan McGill from Gutherz regarding in particular Gutherz' seven "Spectrum of Light" mural panels in the Library of Congress; a nineteen-page analysis, written by Daniel Richardson, of the seven panels; a 41-page typescript, "The Life of Carl Gutherz"; descriptions written by Gutherz of some of his art works, and accompanying sketches; clippings; a chronolgy; and miscellaneous writings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Mural painter; Washington, D.C. Born in Schoeftland, Switzerland, and came to America in 1851. He is best known for his ceiling decoration in the Representatives Reading Room, Library of Congress.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 1198 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Reproduction Note
All photocopies.
Existence and Location of Originals
Letters to McGill: Originals in Minnesota Historical Society.
Existence and Location of Originals
Photocopies returned to lender, Joseph Czestochowski, after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The lender, Joseph Czestochowski, then curator of the Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, was evidently researching Gutherz [the Brooks Memorial Art Gallery has a considerable number of Gutherz' works in its collection] and lent the Archives photocopies of material he judged to be significant.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Muralists -- Washington (D.C.) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McGill, A. R. (Andrew Ryan), 1840-1905 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Richardson, Daniel Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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