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Ferris, Stephen James, 1835-1915

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role Collector Artist
dates 1835-1915
city Philadelphia
gender M
historical notes Stephen James Ferris was a Philadelphia portrait painter and etcher who collected over two thousand American and European prints.

Ferris acquired work by, among others, both Jean-Léon Gérôme, for who he named his son after, Mariano Fortuny, Flameng, Houbraken, Jacquemart, and Rembrandt. Ferris’s collection included original and reproductive prints dating from the 17th to the 19th centuries and was strong in figure studies and portrait subjects.

Stephen Ferris married Elizabeth Moran, the sister of artists Edward, John, Peter, and Thomas Moran, and the Ferris collection includes works by Moran family members in addition to the etched work of both Ferris’s, father and son (Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863-1930) was an American history painter).
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Archives of American Art Jean Leon Gerome Ferris papers, [ca.1850-] 1979. see details...
Bryn Mawr College Letters : from Stephen J. Ferris and Garrett C. Neagle, Philadelphia, 1897 Oct. 25 and 26. see details...
Bryn Mawr College Letters : Rock Island, Ill., and Philadelphia, to John Sartain, 1862 Feb. 10, 1871 Apr. 17., and 1880 June 12 see details...
The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library Stephen James Ferris : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1920-2000 [graphic]. see details...
The Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives Clark S. Marlor artist files: Ferris, Stephen James, 1835-1915. see details...
Archives of American Art Ruel Pardee Tolman papers, 1887-1958. see details...
Archives of American Art Letters to Charles Henry Hart from artists, 1863-1915. see details...

see also:
Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome, 1863-1930