Cranch, John, 1807-1891
type Collector Artist
dates 1807-1891
city Urbana
stateIL
other citiesWashington, DC; Florence, Italy; Venice, Italy; New York, NY; Cincinnati, OH; Boston, MA;
gender M
history 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.
decades1830-1840
1840-1850
1850-1860
1860-1870
websitehttp://americanhistory.si.edu/prints/02earlc.htm
updated 09/12/2019 15:31:05
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Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
John Cranch papers, 1831-1892. see details...
National Portrait Gallery Library
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Artist file: Cranch, John, 1807-1891 see details...
Pierpont Morgan Library Archives
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
Autograph letter signed : New York, to Hiram Powers,
Date of Writing: 1850 Nov. 13.
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Pierpont Morgan Library Archives
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
Autograph letter signed : Rome, to Hiram Powers,
Date of Writing: 1847 Apr. 16.
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Pierpont Morgan Library Archives
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
Autograph letter signed : Rome, to Hiram Powers,
Date of Writing: 1847 Jan. 31.
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Pierpont Morgan Library Archives
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
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
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
[Christopher Cranch] : Washington, D.C., [photograph].
Date of Writing: [n.d.]
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