A.W. Elson & Co. photogravure of George de Forest Brush's "Indian and the Lily", circa 1900

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.89-26
Creators:
A.W. Elson & Co., printer
Dates:
circa 1900
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Print
photogravure
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Image of George de Forest Brush's painting, "The Indian and the Lily," depicting an American Indian with a white bird hanging on his back reaching toward a pond lily.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
A.W. Elson & Co. was a Boston-based firm that made photogravure plates and carbon prints around 1900.
George de Forest Brush was an American painter most known for his romanticized images of American Indian life and his Renaissance-style portraits. He painted "The Indian and the Lily" in 1887.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 89-26

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Conditions Governing Use note
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 89-26, A.W. Elson & Co. photogravure of George de Forest Brush's "Indian and the Lily", National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Smithsonian Institution Libraries holds trade catalogs from A.W. Elson & Co.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Archives of American Art holds the George de Forest Brush and Brush family papers, circa 1909-1993.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery hold Brush's paintings and drawings.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Smithsonian American Art Museum Archives and Special Collections holds photographs of Brush and his paintings.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated to the National Museum of American Art by Mrs. Charles Dipple in memory of Louis F. Bohne. Transferred to the National Anthropological Archives in 1989.

Keywords
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Brush, George de Forest, 1855-1941 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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Suitland 20746
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