William Sidney Mount papers

Collection ID:
Mount, William Sidney, 1807-1868
Physical Description:
1 Microfilm reel

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Five pencil drawings (2 signed), one pen, ink and watercolor drawing, and one watercolor drawing by William Sidney Mount; and a pencil drawing by Shepard Alonzo Mount; 13 letters and 2 notes written by William Sidney Mount, and letters written by his brothers Shepard, Robert, and Henry, his mother Julia, many which mention William, and 5 letters from Thomas S. Mount to William. In addition, there are clippings, diplomas and a photograph of William S. Mount.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; Stony Brook, Long Island. Born Setauket, L.I. to Thomas Shephard and Julia Hawkins Mount. Studied at National Academy of Design and with Henry Inman. Importance as an early genre painter. His three brothers and sister Ruth were also artistic and musical.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel N731 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lender, Theodore Stebbins, Jr., after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection purchased by Theodore Stebbins, Jr. and lent to AAA for microfilming, December 1967.

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
Genre painting -- 19th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, American -- New York (State) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- Stony Brook Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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