William Morris Hunt photographs and catalogs

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.huntwmpc
Creators:
Hunt, William Morris, 1824-1879
Dates:
ca. 1878-1880
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.6 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 1 reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
REEL 4965: A Hunt Memorial exhibition catalog from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1879, and a priced catalog of his paintings and charcoal drawings, 1880. Three photographs are of Hunt, including one in his studio, four relate to his mural paintings in the Albany State House Assembly Chamber, Albany, N.Y., two of which are inscribed by Hunt to Sarah Swain Forbes (Mrs. John Murray), ca. 1878, and one is of a charcoal sketch, "Albany" (1878) by Hunt's sister, Jane, depicting Hunt at work on his murals for the State House.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: A charcoal sketch by an unidentified artist; and six printed reproductions and thirty-five mounted photographs of Hunt's art work including allegorical subjects, landscapes, and portraits.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
William Morris Hunt (1824-1879) was a painter, portrait painter, and instructor from Boston, Mass.

Administration
Reproduction Note
Several photographs are: Copyprints.
Reproduction Note
Charcoal sketch of "Albany" by Jane Hunt is a: copyprint.
Existence and Location of Originals
Charcoal sketch of "Albany": Original in the Octagon House, Washington, D.C.
Existence and Location of Originals
Copyprints: Originals in the possession of Andrea Forbes Schoenfeld, Washington, D.C.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1993 by William Hathaway Forbes. The papers were found in the attic of a house in Milton, Mass. once owned by the donor's great-grandfather, John Murray Forbes, a patron and cousin-in-law of of Hunt's.

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
Painting, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portrait painting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration, American -- New York State -- Albany -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portrait painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Forbes, Sarah Swain Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Forbes, John Murray Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Forbes, John Hathaway Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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