Martin Johnson Heade letter to Frederic Edwin Church

Collection ID:
Heade, Martin Johnson, 1819-1904
Physical Description:
1 Item
(6 p.)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Writing from New York, April 27, 1868 (continued May 6 and June 16), Heade mentions Church's picture owned by Mr. De Forest, his own painting of a storm in the current exhibition at National Academy of Design, and that his work is selling well in Chicago. He writes how his salt marsh painting came to have a sun very similar to Church's style; that Charles Gould was "black-balled" at the Union League but Heade is now a member because he wants to use their gallery space; his work on a "Spring picture," but the weather is not cooperating; Cincinnati is planning its first big exhibition in ten years; the art scene in Chicago is thriving; Robbins needs a studio and has designs on Heade's; and that he saw Tuckerman. Also included is a typescript of the letter.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 5050 (fr. 981-993) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by William Sandrik and Dr. Martin Stampien, Jr., 1992. Sandrik purchased the letter at a philatelic show in Washington, D.C., 1992.

Using the Collection
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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