Joseph Sill selected diaries

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.silljose
Creators:
Sill, Joseph, 1801-1854
Dates:
1832-1854
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Items
partial microfilm reels
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Ca. 850 pages of selected art related excerpts from Sill's diaries. The diaries date from 1832 to 1854 and document his own painting activities, his association with the Artists and Amateurs Association, Artists' Fund Society, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He gives his reactions to the work of other artists as seen in exhibitions in Philadelphia and New York, especially at the National Academy of Design, as well as in private collections. He writes about panoramas shown in Philadelphia, purchases of works of art for himself and others, commissions to artists to paint pictures for him, etc. In particular he writes frequently of his friend, the collector and patron Edward L. Carey, and of Carey's collection. He often mentions John Sartain, James R. Lambdin, Peter F. Rothermel, Daniel Huntington, Thomas Sully, William H. Furness, Emanuel Leutze, George L. Saunders, Samuel B. Waugh, Paul Weber, William J. Hubard, Monachesi, and John Neagle. He tells of the founding and subsequent activities of the Art-Union of Philadelphia; the sale of Joshua Shaw's paintings and his misfortunes; the work and ill natured personality of William Page; meeting with and a drawing and description of John J. Audubon; a controversy between Robert W. Weir and Samuel F. B. Morse about who will paint the Mayflower Compact; V. G. Audubon's efforts to get subscribers for his father's book; and Bowen's lithographic shop.
Scope and Contents
He characterizes Edward Watmough and William E. Winner.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Collector, amateur painter; Philadelphia, Pa.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels P29-P30 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Joseph Sill diaries, Mss. collection # 600.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Microfilmed for the Archives of American Art in 1955 by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Diaries donated to the Society by Edward Madiera.

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
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Diaries Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art patrons -- Pennsylvania Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Audubon, Victor Gifford, 1809-1860 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carey, Edward L., 1806-1845 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Furness, William Henry, 1802-1896 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hubard, William James, 1807-1862 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lambdin, James Reid, 1807-1889 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leutze, Emanuel, 1816-1868 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Neagle, John, 1796-1865 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Page, William, 1811-1885 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rothermel, Peter Frederick, 1812-1895 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sartain, John, 1808-1897 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Saunders, George Lethbridge, 1807-1863 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shaw, Joshua, 1776-1860 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watmough, Edward Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Waugh, Samuel Bell, 1814-1885 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weber, Paul, 1823-1916 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weir, Robert Walter, 1803-1889 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Winner, W. E. (William E), -1883 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists' Fund Society Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art-Union of Philadelphia Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Academy of Design (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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