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ANSP papers on paintings and portraits

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0286

Scope and Contents

The portraits of the Presidents of the Academy are arranged chronologically in the reading room of the library; other portraits are hung in the sixth floor of the stacks and a few are to be found in various departments within the Academy. A list of personalities with the name of the painter, when known, and other pertinent information was prepared in 1948 and typed for the files. A second list was done in 1958 and gives the person pictured, the artist, the history of the painting, and its location in the Academy. At the end is a plan of the two rooms in which most of the portraits are hung, giving the names and locations for each. A collection of papers about individual portraits, concerns the following eight: Robert Bridges, 1884; J. Brackenridge Clemens, 1926; E. D. Cope, 1897; William Hembel, 1841; C. B. Lamborn, 1923; Henry Lamborn, 1923; S. G. Morton, 1851; and Thomas Say, n. d. Lists and notes from C. M. B. Cadwalader, 1958; a short record of 20 of the paintings in the hand of J. B. Wilkinson; and a small annotated card file of 36 by Nolan complete the papers.

Known Artists: Bechtel, D, B.; Borie, A.; Beigendesch; Hewtit, Wm, K.; Lambdin, Mr,; Lewis, Laura C.; Mercier, G.; Neagle, John; Newsam, W.; Peale, C. W.; Peale, Rembrandt; Raditz, Lazar; Rothermel, M.; Speakman, Miss; Sully, Thomas; Street, Robt.; Uhle, Mr.; Vonnoh, Mr.; Waugh, S. B.; Wood, J. E.; Worrall, C. A.; Weber, Paul.


  • 1824-1958


4.75 linear_inches (22 items)

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[Provenance not recorded - EDR 5/31/2011]

Venia T. Phillips and Maurice E. Phillips (1963)
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Repository Details

Part of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Repository

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