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Archives related to: Cranch, John, 1807-1891

titleJohn Cranch papers, 1831-1892.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleA journal; watercolor and pencil sketches; and a photograph.

REEL 3569: A handwritten copy, ca. 1892, of a journal kept by John Cranch from 1831 to 1833 while studying in Italy. The journal contains descriptions of Italian art, architecture and scenery, an account of Cranch's physical and emotional state of health and his drawing and painting activities, and annotated pencil sketches. Cranch's travelling companions were Thomas Cole and Henry and Horatio Greenough. The journal was hand copied by Cranch's wife, Charlotte. Also included are 6 watercolor and pencil sketches, 1856 and 1886-1887.

REEL 3667: One photograph of Cranch in his studio at his daughter's home in Urbana, Ohio, ca. 1885.

Bio / His Notes:
Portrait painter; Washington, D.C. and Urbana, Ohio.

Additional forms:
35mm microfilm reels 3569 & 3667 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
extent8 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels) reels 3569 & 3667
formatsSketches Photographs Works of Art Drawings Journals
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationJournals & sketches lent and photo donated 1985 by John E. Cranch, great-grandson of the artist. Location of Original: Originals returned to the lender, John E. Cranch, after microfilming.
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titleArtist file: Cranch, John, 1807-1891
repositoryNational Portrait Gallery Library
collection titleFolder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
extent1+ folders (check with repository)
formatsEphemera
accessFolder(s) do not circulate. Folder(s) available for use only at the holding library
record sourcehttp://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/Art-Design/artandartistfiles/
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titleAutograph letter signed : New York, to Hiram Powers, Date of Writing: 1850 Nov. 13.
repositoryPierpont Morgan Library Archives
collection titleA letter of introduction for the Rev. Mr. Davenport and Miss Davenport of Brooklyn.

Author/Artist:
Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892

Dept./Collection:
Pierpont Morgan Library Dept. of Literary and Historical Manuscripts

Location: Literary and Historical Manuscripts (LHMS)

Call Number: Misc American

Record ID: 234564

Accession Number: MA 5083 (3)
extent1 item (2 p.) ; 18.7 cm.
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://corsair.morganlibrary.org/
acquisition informationGift; Richard P. Wunder; 2001.
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titleAutograph letter signed : Rome, to Hiram Powers, Date of Writing: 1847 Apr. 16.
repositoryPierpont Morgan Library Archives
collection titleAuthor/Artist: Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892.

Dept./Collection:
Pierpont Morgan Library Dept. of Literary and Historical Manuscripts

Location: Literary and Historical Manuscripts (LHMS)

Call Number: Misc American

Record ID: 234563

Accession Number: MA 5083 (2)
extent1 item (3 p., with address) ; 27.2 cm.
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://corsair.morganlibrary.org/
acquisition informationGift; Richard P. Wunder; 2001.
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titleAutograph letter signed : Rome, to Hiram Powers, Date of Writing: 1847 Jan. 31.
repositoryPierpont Morgan Library Archives
collection titleComplaining of trouble receiving some trunks through Italian customs, saying he has been painting and sketching in Rome and looks forward to studying from nature in Albans, and describing his visits to the Vatican art collections.

Author/Artist: Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892.

Dept./Collection:
Pierpont Morgan Library Dept. of Literary and Historical Manuscripts

Location: Literary and Historical Manuscripts (LHMS)

Call Number: Misc American

Record ID: 234562

Accession Number: MA 5083 (1)

extent1 item (2 p., with address) ; 27.4 cm.
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://corsair.morganlibrary.org/
acquisition informationCredit: Gift; Richard P. Wunder; 2001.
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titleAutograph letters signed (2) : Rome, to Mrs. Hiram Powers, Date of Writing: 1846 Nov. 16 and Dec. 26.
repositoryPierpont Morgan Library Archives
collection titleSaying they will be in Rome for the winter and that her husband is enjoying valuable study in the area, and asking her advice on having some bundles and trunks sent to Rome.

Dept./Collection:
Pierpont Morgan Library Dept. of Literary and Historical Manuscript

Location: Literary and Historical Manuscripts (LHMS)

Call Number: Misc American

Record ID: 234667

Accession Number: MA 5084

Author/Artist: Cranch, Elizabeth D.
extent2 items (6 p., both with address) ; 25.3 and 27.4 cm.
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://corsair.morganlibrary.org/
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title[Christopher Cranch] : Washington, D.C., [photograph]. Date of Writing: [n.d.]
repositoryPierpont Morgan Library Archives
collection titleGenres: Cartes-de-visite --United States --19th century.

Formatted Place:
United States District of Columbia Washington.

Accompanying Material:
With a clipping from a New York Tribune review of Cranch’s lecture "The Education and Culture of the Artist."

Dept./Collection:
Pierpont Morgan Library Dept. of Literary and Historical Manuscripts

Call Number: Misc American

Record ID: 234566

Accession Number: MA 5083 (5)

Author/Artist: Gardner.
extent1 photographic print : albumen carte-de-visite
formatsPhotographs
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://corsair.morganlibrary.org/
acquisition informationGift; Richard P. Wunder; 2001.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:06
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