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Collecting for the Boston Athenæum in the 21st Century:Prints & Photographs - Checklist

After Ransom C. Wright (1835-1911), Boston Locomotive Works, 1858. Chromolithograph with metallic powders. Purchase, Katharine Lane Weems Print Fund, 2015
After Ransom C. Wright (1835-1911), Boston Locomotive Works, 1858. Chromolithograph with metallic powders. Purchase, Katharine Lane Weems Print Fund, 2015

CHECKLIST

COLLECTING FOR THE BOSTON ATHENÆUM IN THE 21ST CENTURY  PRINTS & PHOTOGRAPHS

April 6 — September 4, 2016

Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery | Boston Athenæum

Catharina Slautterback | Curator of Prints & Photographs

The Boston Athenæum has been committed to collecting works of art on paper since its founding in 1807. Although the institution amassed significant holdings of prints, drawings, and photographs during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, it was not until the mid-twentieth century that a formal curatorial department of prints and photographs was established. With the acquisition of the New England Historical Art Society’s collection in 1949, the new department dedicated itself to the visual documentation of New England culture and history and to the region’s built and natural environment.

Today, the Athenæum’s collection of prints and photographs remains a regionalist one; but the department’s definition of regionalism is broad and expansive. In acquiring new material for the department, its curators have sought to capture the diversity and heterogeneity of New England, its coastline and inland forests, its cities and villages, its farms and factories, its people and politics. Since the year 2000, the Prints & Photographs Department has acquired, through donation and purchase, over 1,200 works of art on paper. These acquisitions support the department’s mission to create a comprehensive visual record of New England from the eighteenth century to the present. As seen in this exhibition, the eclectic and multifaceted nature of the Athenæum’s collection is itself a reflection of the many faces of New England.

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The objects in this exhibition have been arranged by subject matter: New England Views; Boston’s Built Environment; The Industrial Revolution in New England; Nineteenth-Century Portraiture; New England Marine Prints; and Nineteenth-Century Reform Prints. These broad themes represent distinct collecting strengths within the department and appropriate material related to these and other related themes are actively acquired for the institution.

Please Note: All works are in the collection of the Boston Athenæum’s Prints & Photographs Department. Within each thematic category, works are listed in alphabetical order by artist. Dimensions are given as height preceding width and refer to sheet size.

New England Views

Bob Avakian, Three Little Houses, 2012. Printed 2013. Color inkjet print. 22 x 17 inches. Purchase, Frances Hovey Howe Print Fund, 2013

William Behnken (b. 1943), Under Lamplight, 1992. Aquatint. 22¼ x 30 inches. Purchase, Katharine Lane Weems Print Fund, 2009

Kate Hanlon, Marblehead, ca. 2005. Color white-line woodcut. 22⅜ x 13 inches. Purchase, Frances Hovey Howe Print Fund, 2013

Ben Nason (b. 1915), The Berkshires. The New Haven Railroad, ca. 1945. Photomechanical print. 42 x 28 inches. Purchase, Katharine Lane Weems Print Fund, 2015

Ben Nason (b. 1915), Cape Cod. The New Haven Railroad, ca. 1945. Photomechanical print. 42 x 27⅞ inches. Purchase, Charles A. Cummings Fund, 2014

Ben Nason (b. 1915), Connecticut. The New Haven Railroad, ca. 1945. Photomechanical print. 41¾ x 28 inches. Purchase, Katharine Lane Weems Print Fund, 2015

Albert F. Poole (1853–1934), Bird’s Eye View of the Town of Provincetown, Barnstable County, Mass. 1882, 1882.  Lithograph. Milwaukee, WI: Printed by Beck & Pauli. Madison, WI: Published by J. J. Stoner. 19⅞ x 39 ¾ inches. Purchase, Katharine Lane Weems Print Fund, 2014

Unknown artist, Birds Eye View of the “Cottage City” Marthas Vineyard, Mass., ca. 1880. Colored lithograph with hand-coloring. Providence, RI: Printed and published by L. Sunderland. 22⅞ x 33⅝ inches. Purchase, proceeds from the Estate of Margaret Osborne and Philip Denormandie donation, 2015

Fred H. C. Woolley (1861–1936), Medford. Historic and Picturesque, 1892. Wash and ink over graphite with white highlights. 19⅞ x 28¾ inches. Purchase, Charles E. Mason Jr. Print Fund, 2010

Boston’s Built Environment

Elmer Chickering (1857–1915), Tremont Street, Boston, Mass., ca. 1903. Photographic print. 9⅜ x 29⅛ inches. Purchase, Elizabeth C. Choate Print Fund, 2005

Augustine H. Folsom (ca. 1845–1926), East Side of Cove Street, Boston, Mass., 1897. Photographic print. 18⅛ x 22⅛ inches (mount). Gift of the Naef Family in honor of the Peters Family, 2016

Augustine H. Folsom (ca. 1845–1926), Tirrell’s Wharf from Shaving Street, Boston, Mass., 1896. Photographic print. 18⅛ x 22 inches (mount). Gift of the Naef Family in honor of the Peters Family, 2016

F. Fuchs (active 1855–1871), View of Boston, July 4th, 1870, 1870. Tinted lithograph. Boston: Printed by the New England Lithographic Co. Philadelphia: Published by John Weik. 31⅜ x 42¾ inches. Purchase, Katharine Lane Weems Print Fund, 2011

Edward Robinson Howe (1847–1915), Mission Church and Rectory Boston – Mass., 1903. Hand-colored lithograph. Boston: Printed by E. R. Howe. 21¼ x 27½ inches. Purchase, Charles E. Mason Jr. Print Fund, 2008

Lance Keimig, East Boston 2008 (Boston Skyline from Maverick), 2008. Printed 2010. Photographic print. 16 x 20 inches. Purchase, Robin Lincoln donation, 2010

Bruce T. Martin (b. 1955), From Arch Street, 2009. Printed 2010. Color inkjet print. 18⅛ x 24 inches. Purchase, Charles A. Cummings Fund, 2011

Benjamin F. Nutting (1803?–1887), Massachusetts State House. View from Tremont Street, ca. 1850. Wash and ink drawing over graphite. 6½ x 8⅞ inches. Gift of Thomas F. Aaron, 2010

Edmund Sandars (ca. 1876–1942), The Public Garden, Boston, Mass., 1930. Watercolor. 6½ x 8½ inches. Gift of William Ely Churchill on behalf of the Churchill family, 2007

Southworth & Hawes, Court Street, Boston, Mass., ca. 1849. Whole plate daguerreotype. 6½ x 8½ inches (plate). Formerly in the collection of Thurman F. Naylor. Gift of the Naef Family in memory of Thurman F. Naylor, 2015

Kate Sullivan, Park Square, 2012. Watercolor over graphite. 17⅜ x 23⅛ inches. Purchase, Frances Hovey Howe Print Fund, 2014

Unknown artist, Leopold Morse & Co. Wholesale & Retail Clothiers and Outfitters, Washington Street Corner Brattle, Boston, Mass., ca. 1893. Chromolithograph. New York: Printed by the Girsch Lithographing Company. 23¾ x 29⅞ inches. Purchase, Charles A. Cummings Fund, 2014

Unknown photographer, C. F. Hovey Department Store, Summer Street, Boston, MA., 1875. Stereograph. 3½ x 7 inches. Purchase, 2006

Unknown photographer, Christ Church, ca. 1890. Photographic print. 6¼ x 8⅛ inches. Purchase, 2003.

Unknown photographer, Panorama from Tower of New Old South Church, Boston, Mass., ca. 1875. Stereograph. 3½ x 7 inches (mount). Purchase, 2006

Unknown photographer, Park Street and State House, Snow Storm, February 1, 1898, 1898. Photographic print. 14⅛ x 11⅛ inches (mount). Gift of the Naef Family in honor of the Urbanek Family, 2016

Unknown photographer, Street Watering Cart, Beacon Street, Boston, Mass., ca. 1875. Stereograph. 3¼ x 6⅞ inches (mount). Purchase, 2006

Christian Waeber (b. 1964), Maker’s Mark, 2008. Printed 2012. Color inkjet print.  17⅛ x 22⅛ inches. Purchase, Frances Hovey Howe Print Fund, 2012

Art Werger (b. 1955), Diversity, 2004. Color etching. Artists’ proof. 27⅝ x 39 inches. Purchase, Frances Hovey Howe Print Fund, 2009

John D. Woolf, South Street Diner, Boston, MA, 2009. Color inkjet print. 24 x 30 inches. Purchase, Charles A. Cummings Fund, 2009

Industrial Revolution in New England

Attributed to James Wallace Black (1825–1896), Waltham Watch Factory, ca. 1863. Photographic print. 6⅛ x 10⅛ inches. Gift of Mary and Weston Naef in honor of the Smith Family, 2016

Alex deConstant, Factory at Day’s End, 2008. Color reduction woodcut. 17¼ x 37 inches. Purchase, Frances Hovey Howe Print Fund, 2012

After Matthias Nace Forney (1835–1908), Hinkley and Williams Works, 552 Harrison Avenue, Boston, ca. 1868. Chromolithograph. Boston: Printed by J. H. Bufford’s Lith. 14⅞ x 29⅞ inches. Purchase, Charles E. Mason Jr. Print Fund, 2012

Attributed to Samuel S. Frizzell (1843–1895), John Preston, Manufacturer of Cocoa & Chocolate, 1867 or 1868. Chromolithograph. Boston: Printed by Charles H. Crosby. 21⅛ x 16⅞ inches. Anonymous gift, 2002

Charles S. Harrington (1865–1943), Columbus Ave. Station East End, 1898. Cyanotype. From Boston & Albany R. R. - Boston Yard. 7⅝ x 9¾ inches. Purchase, Katharine Lane Weems Print Fund, 2008

Charles S. Harrington (1865–1943), Train Yard with Laborers, 1898. Cyanotype. From Boston & Albany R. R. - Boston Yard. 7⅝ x 9¾ inches. Purchase, Katharine Lane Weems Print Fund, 2008

Sean Hurley (b. 1985), Pigeon Cove, 2009. Etching with aquatint. 23¾ x 30 inches. Purchase, Frances Hovey Howe Print Fund, 2011

Sean Hurley (b. 1985), Pigeon Cove, 2009. Graphite drawing. 19¾ x 25½ inches. Purchase, Frances Hovey Howe Print Fund, 2011

Lance Keimig, Cordage Park, Study #2, 2001. Printed 2007. Photographic print. 19⅞ x 16 inches. Purchase, Frances Hovey Howe Print Fund, 2007

Fitz Henry Lane (1804–1865), Middlesex Mills, Lowell, Mass., ca. 1843. Lithograph. Boston: Printed by J. C. Sharp. 10 x 14 inches. Purchase, Katharine Lane Weems Print Fund, 2011

Henry Marsh (fl. 1848–1863) et al, New England Society for the Improvement of Domestic Poultry, 1852. Wood-engraving. Boston: Printed by Cross & Freeman. 29 x 23⅜ inches. Purchase, Charles E. Mason Jr. Print Fund and the State Street Bank Print Fund, 2014

John Perry Newell (ca. 1831–1898), Plymouth Cordage Co. Plymouth, Massachusetts, ca. 1867. Tinted lithograph. Boston: Printed by Bufford Brothers. 23½ x 31½ inches. Purchase, Richard S. Lovelace Jr. donation and the Katharine Lane Weems Print Fund, 2009

Unknown artist, Boston Belting Co. Original Manufacturers of Vulcanized Rubber Goods Boston, Mass. U. S. A., 1891. Chromolithograph with metallic powders. Boston: Printed by Forbes Lithographic Company. 18⅝ x 14 inches. Purchase, Charles E. Mason Jr. Print Fund, 2007

Unknown artist and lithographer, Boston Belting Company Factory, Boston, Mass., ca. 1888. Lithographic stone. 19 x 26 x 2½ inches (stone). Gift of Charles E. Mason III, 2014

Unknown artist, The Celebrated Model Range, ca. 1881. Chromolithograph. New York: Printed by Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann. 5⅝ x 10¾ inches (fold-out sheet). Purchase, Elizabeth C. Choate Print Fund, 2014

Unknown artist, Fancy Loom. L. J. Knowles & Brother, Worcester, Mass., ca. 1884. Chromolithograph. Boston: Printed by J. H. Bufford’s Sons Lith. 12 x 15 inches. Purchase, Charles E. Mason Jr. Print Fund, 2010

Unknown artist, Quinsigamond Iron & Wire Works, ca. 1863. Chromolithograph. Boston: Printed by J. H. Bufford’s Lith. 18 x 23⅞ inches. Purchase, Charles E. Mason Jr. Print Fund, 2013

Unknown artist, Swamscot Machine Co. Stationary and Portable Steam Engines South Newmarket, N.H., ca. 1870. Tinted lithograph. Boston: Printed by J. Mayer & Co. 22 x 27⅞ inches. Purchase, Charles E. Mason Jr. Print Fund, 2008

Unknown artist, The Universal Clothes Wringer, ca. 1880. Color lithograph. New York: Printed by Donaldson Brothers. 3⅛ x 5¾ inches. Gift of Jane Moulton Stahl from the boyhood collection of the Rt. Rev. Arthur Wheelock Moulton (1873–1962), 2012

Unknown artist, William Jessop & Sons Steel Manufacturers, Sheffield, ca. 1855. Chromolithograph. London: Printed by LeBlond & Co. 29⅜ x 21⅛ inches. Purchase, Katharine Lane Weems Print Fund, 2012

After Ransom C. Wright (1835–1911), Boston Locomotive Works, 1858. Chromolithograph with metallic powders. Boston: Printed by J. H. Bufford’s Lith. 22½ x 35 inches. Purchase, Katharine Lane Weems Print Fund, 2015

New England Marine Prints

Henry S. Beckwith (fl. 1835–1900) after Julian Oliver Davidson (1853–1894), Off Portsmouth Harbor, N.H. Isles of Shoals, 1878. Engraving. New York and London: Published by William Pate & Company. 25½ x 33⅛ inches. Purchase, Arthur Lane Maritime Fund, 2014

Kate Hanlon, Burnham’s Yard, 2013. Color white-line woodcut. 13⅛ x 17⅜ inches. Purchase, Frances Hovey Howe Print Fund, 2014

Fitz Henry Lane (1804–1865), Steam Packet Ship Mass. in a Squall, Nov. 10, 1845, 1845. Tinted lithograph. Boston: Printed by Lane & Scott. 12⅛ x 16⅞ inches. Purchase, Arthur Lane Maritime Fund, 2015

James Kidder (1793–1837) after William Marsh Jr. (1810–1860), U. S. Frigate Constitution, ca. 1831. Hand-colored lithograph. 16⅜ x 23⅜ inches. Purchase, Arthur Lane Maritime Fund, 2012

Ruth Haviland Sutton (1898–1960), Reflections, ca. 1940. Lithograph. New York: Printed by George C. Miller [?]. 12½ x 15½ inches. Purchase, W. H. C. Steiner Print Fund in honor of Victoria L. M. Paine and Michael J. Paine, 2002

Nineteenth-Century Portraiture

Lorenzo G. Chase (b. 1823), Francis Jackson Ward, 1850. Quarter plate daguerreotype with hand-tinting. 3¼ x 4¼ inches (plate). Formerly in the collection of Greg French. Purchase, proceeds from the Estate of Marjorie Osborne and Philip Denormandie donation, 2014

Lorenzo G. Chase (b. 1823), Ignatius Sargent, ca. 1853. Sixth plate daguerreotype. 2¾ x 3¼ inches (plate). Purchase, Ellen Mann Wyman Print Room Fund, 2016

Lorenzo G. Chase (b. 1823), Portrait of an Adult Male Wearing a Top Hat, ca. 1850. Sixth plate daguerreotype. 2¾ x 3¼ inches (plate). Formerly in the collection of John R. Felix. Purchase, Charles C. Dumbaugh donation, 2003

Lorenzo G. Chase (b. 1823), Portrait of a Young Woman, 1854. Half plate daguerreotype with hand-tinting. 4½ x 5½ inches (plate). Purchase, Elizabeth C. Choate Print Fund, 2010

Lorenzo G. Chase (b. 1823), Two Young Adults, ca. 1850. Sixth plate daguerreotype with hand-tinting. 2¾ x 3¼ inches (plate). Formerly in the collection of Greg French. Purchase, Estate of Marjorie Osborne and Philip Denormandie donation, 2014

Luther Holman Hale (1823–1885), Portrait of George Gardner of Exeter, New Hampshire, ca. 1850. Half plate daguerreotype. 4½ x 5½ inches (plate). Purchase, Ellen Mann Wyman Print Room Fund and the Katharine Lane Weems Print Fund, 2011

Albert Hoffmann (fl. 1849–1854) after Loyal Moss Ives (1821–1896), Mendelssohn Quintette Club, ca. 1854. Lithograph. Boston: Printed by Tappan & Bradford. 17⅝ x 20⅛ inches. Purchase, Charles E. Mason Jr. Print Fund in memory of Rebecka Persson (1960–2012), 2012

Anton Hohenstein (1819–1869), John Brown The Great Liberator, 1866. Lithograph. Philadelphia: Printed (?) and published by John Smith. 26 x 20 inches. Purchase, W. H. C. Steiner Print Fund in honor of Victoria L. M. Paine and Michael J. Paine, 2011

Southworth & Hawes, Two Sisters with Side Curls, ca. 1852. Whole plate daguerreotype. 6½ x 8½ inches (plate). Formerly in the collection of Thurman F. Naylor. Gift of Mary and Weston Naef in memory of Gladys Naef Porterfield and Leona Naef Merrill, 2015

Unknown artist, Representative Journals & Journalists of America, 1882. Tinted lithograph. New York: Printed by Buek & Lindner, published by Root & Tinker. 19⅛ x 23½ inches. Purchase, Charles E. Mason Jr. Print Fund, 2009. Conserved through the generosity of David Driscoll, 2015

Unknown photographer, Co. H., First Regiment Mass. Volunteer Infantry, ca. 1864. Photographic print. 17⅞ x 22 inches. Purchase, Katharine Lane Weems Print Fund, 2013

John Adams Whipple (1822–1891), Portrait of Three Unidentified Women, ca. 1850. Half plate daguerreotype. 4½ x 5½ inches (plate). Purchase, Katharine Lane Weems Print Fund, 2013

Political Prints

E. C., Practical Illustration of the Fugitive Slave Law, ca. 1850. Lithograph. 12⅝ x 16⅜ inches. Purchase, W. H. C. Steiner Print Fund in honor of Victoria L. M. Paine and Michael J. Paine, 2010

John L. Magee (b. ca. 1820), Emancipation, 1865. Lithograph. Philadelphia: Published by John L. Magee. 14¾ x 11 inches. Purchase, Charles E. Mason Jr. Print Fund, 2010

Edward Penfield (1866–1925), Join the United States School Garden Army. Enlist Now., 1918. Color lithograph. New York: American Lithographic Co. 29⅞ x 20 inches. Purchase, Bartlett H. Hayes Jr. Poster Fund and the Katharine Lane Weems Print Fund, 2014

Unknown artist, The Progress of Intemperance, 1881. Hand-colored lithograph. New York: Printed and published by Currier & Ives. 12 x 15⅞ inches. Purchase, W. H. C. Steiner Print Fund in honor of Victoria L. M. Paine and Michael J. Paine, 2013