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Cranch, John, 1807-1891

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role Collector Artist
dates 1807–1891
city Urbana
stateIL
other citiesWashington, DC; Florence, Italy; Venice, Italy; new York; Cincinnati, OH; Boston, MA;
gender M
historical notes John Cranch was a portrait painter and print collector (primarily European engravings) who acquired several hundred prints, mainly 17th and 18th century engravings of Renaissance paintings and sculptures. Cranch also purchased views of Italy and costume prints.

In 1896, his widow Charlotte Cranch (aunt of art critic Russell Sturgis) donated to the National Academy Cranches print collection.

Additionally she gave the Smithsonian Institution (National Museum of American History) engravings of Renaissance paintings and sculpture he collected while in traveling in Italy in the 1830’s.
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1830-1840
1840-1850
1850-1860
1860-1870
websitehttp://americanhistory.si.edu/prints/02earlc.htm
updated 03/13/2017 04:18
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Archives of American Art John Cranch papers, 1831-1892. see details...
National Portrait Gallery Library Artist file: Cranch, John, 1807-1891 see details...
Pierpont Morgan Library Archives Autograph letter signed : New York, to Hiram Powers,
Date of Writing: 1850 Nov. 13.
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Pierpont Morgan Library Archives Autograph letter signed : Rome, to Hiram Powers,
Date of Writing: 1847 Apr. 16.
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Pierpont Morgan Library Archives Autograph letter signed : Rome, to Hiram Powers,
Date of Writing: 1847 Jan. 31.
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Pierpont Morgan Library Archives Autograph letters signed (2) : Rome, to Mrs. Hiram Powers,
Date of Writing: 1846 Nov. 16 and Dec. 26.
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Pierpont Morgan Library Archives [Christopher Cranch] : Washington, D.C., [photograph].
Date of Writing: [n.d.]
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