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Subscription page from Aaron Sinift with Kahkashan Khan and Jitendra Kumar,  in cooperation with the Sri Gandhi Ashram, Other Imaginings Ink on khadi cloth Uttar Pradesh, India: Aaron Sinift, 2016 Purchase, Jerrold I. W. Mitchell Fund, 2017
Subscription page from Aaron Sinift with Kahkashan Khan and Jitendra Kumar, in cooperation with the Sri Gandhi Ashram, Other Imaginings Ink on khadi cloth Uttar Pradesh, India: Aaron Sinift, 2016 Purchase, Jerrold I. W. Mitchell Fund, 2017

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Subscription Campaigns: Contributions in Support of Community - Checklist

April 11 — September 1, 2018

Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery | Boston Athenæum
Charlotte Emans Moore, Ph.D. | Polly Thayer Starr Fellow in American Art
 

Unless otherwise noted, all works of art, books, broadsides, archives, and manuscript materials are from the collection of the Boston Athenæum.

INTRODUCTION

Chester Harding (1792-1886)
Hannah Adams, ca. 1827. Oil on canvas
Gift of several ladies, 1833

Hannah Adams, A Summary History of New-England, from the First Settlement at Plymouth,
to the Acceptance of the Federal Constitution, comprehending a General Sketch of the American War
Dedham
, [MA]: printed for the author by H. Mann and J. H. Adams, 1799
Gift of the author, 1808

IN SUPPORT OF OPERATIONS AND INSTITUTIONAL PARADIGMS

“Proposal for the Establishment of a Reading Room in Boston, to be called The Anthology
Reading Room,” with subscribers’ names, 1806

Attributed to Hugh Cannon (1814-1881)
Harrison Gray Otis, ca. 1845. Marble
Purchase, 2014

Share No. 1, Boston Athenæum Certificate
Harrison Gray Otis, Proprietor , January 30, 1815

Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828)
James Perkins Jr., 1822. Oil on canvas
Gift of several subscribers, 1822

Subscription List for the Portrait of James Perkins Jr., August 3, 1822
Attributed to Solomon Willard (1783-1861)
Floor Plan of the Boston Athenæum Building on Pearl Street with a Floor Plan for a Proposed Athenæum Hall, ca. 1825.Watercolor, pen and ink, graphite on paper

Boston Athenæum Lecture Hall/Gallery Circular, March 6, 1823

Attributed to Joseph Greenleaf Cole (1806-1858)
Mary Narcissa Barrett Bent (Mrs. Samuel Watson Bent), ca. 1837. Oil on canvas
Gift of Mildred Bent, granddaughter of the sitter, 1977
Conserved with funds contributed by Timothy and Ruth Carey, Conservation Evening, 2017

IN TRIBUTE TO INDIVIDUALS ACROSS THE CENTURIES

Shobal Vail Clevenger (1812-1843)
Chief Justice Lemuel Shaw, 1839. Marble
Gift of several subscribers, 1840

Subscription List for the Bust of Lemuel Shaw, [January/February] 1840
Gift of Samuel S. Shaw, 1911

Thomas Hicks (1823-1890)
Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1858. Oil on canvas
Gift of several subscribers, 1936

Subscription List and Envelope for the Portrait of Oliver Wendell Holmes, May 14, 1936

Leonard Baskin (1922-2000)
Harold Hugo, 1970. Bronze
Purchased by subscription with funds provided by the friends of Harold Hugo, 2008

IN PURSUIT OF POLITICS

Nathan Ball Onthank (1823-1888) after John Heywood (d. 1870)
John Brown of Osawatomie, 1861. Oil on canvas
Gift of several subscribers, 1863

The Liberator, 1, no. 1 (January 1, 1831)
William Lloyd Garrison, editor
Boston: William Lloyd Garrison and Isaac Knapp, publishers
Gift of eight men representing the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, 1854

Letter from Samuel May Jr. to Charles Folsom Esq., librarian of the Boston Athenæum, regarding the donation of The Liberator, April 19, 1854

IN RECOGNITION OF AN ARTIST

Thomas Crawford (1813-1857)
Anacreon, Ode LXXII, 1842. Marble
Gift of several subscribers, 1843

Description of the Orpheus and Other Works of Sculpture by Thomas G. Crawford of Rome: Now Exhibiting at the Athenæum, Pearl Street
Boston: Eastburn’s Press, 1844

United States Magazine and Democratic Review 12, no. 59 (May 1843).
John O’Sullivan, editor
Washington, D.C.: Langtree and O’Sullivan

Washington Allston (1779-1843)
Benjamin West, 1814, head; 1837, background and drapery. Oil on canvas
Gift of several subscribers, 1837

Letter from Thomas Dwight and others to the trustees of the Boston Athenæum, regarding the portrait of Benjamin West, May 8, 1837

Horatio Greenough (1805-1852)
John Thornton Kirkland, ca. 1831. Marble
Gift of several subscribers, 1832

Letter from  Jos. Grinnell, B.A. Gould, and Wm. Rollins, Committee for the Donors, to the Hon. Thos. H. Perkins, Pres. of the Board of Trustees of the Boston Athenæum, regarding the bust of the Rev. John Kirkland, January 17, 1832

IN RECOGNITION OF AN ARTIST…AND A PLACE

Fitz Henry Lane (1804-1865)
Castine from Hospital Island, 1855
Graphite on paper (6 sheets)
Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, MA, Gift of Samuel H. Mansfield, 1927 (485.09)

Subscription list and mailing for Fitz Henry Lane’s Castine from Hospital Island
1855
Wilson Museum, Castine, ME (a00787)

After Fitz Henry Lane (1804-1865)
Castine from Hospital Island, 1855
Hand-colored tinted lithograph
Printed by L. H. Bradford & Co., Boston; published by Joseph E. Stevens Jr., Boston
Gift of Charles E. Mason, Jr., 1977

IN QUEST OF LEARNING

After Charles Bird King (1785-1862)
Ki-On-Twog-Ky or Cornplant, 1836
Hand-colored lithograph
Printed by Lehman & Duval Lith., Philadelphia; published by E. C. Biddle, 1836
From Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs: Embellished with One Hundred and Twenty Portraits, from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington, vol. 1
Philadelphia: Edward C. Biddle, 1836
Gift of the Estate of Nathan C. Shiverick, 1997

Alfred M. Hoffy (b. ca. 1790) after Charles Bird King (1785-1862)
Rant-Che-Wai-Me, Female Flying Pigeon, 1837 [sic]
Hand-colored lithograph
Printed by Lehman & Duval Lith., Philadelphia; published by E. C. Biddle, 1837 [sic]
From Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs: Embellished with One Hundred and Twenty Portraits, from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington, vol. 1
Philadelphia: Edward C. Biddle, 1836
Gift of Martin Brimmer, 1855

Alfred M. Hoffy (b. ca. 1790) after Charles Bird King (1785-1862)
Tah-Ro-Hon, Ioway Warrior, 1838
Hand-colored lithograph
Printed by J. T. Bowen’s Lithographic Establishment, Philadelphia; published by F. W. Greenough, Philadelphia
From Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs: Embellished with One Hundred and Twenty Portraits, from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington, vol. 2
Philadelphia: Daniel Rice and James G. Clark, 1842
Gift of the Estate of Nathan C. Shiverick, 1997

Subscriber Page for Massachusetts, containing Martin Brimmer’s signature
From Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs: Embellished with One Hundred and Twenty Portraits, from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington, vol. 3
Facsimile
Original volume, gift of Martin Brimmer, 1855

Robert Havell (1793-1878) after John James Audubon (1785-1851)
Crested Titmouse, 1828
Hand-colored aquatint and etching
Plate XXXIX, No. 8 from John James Audubon, Birds of America; From Original Drawings by John James Audubon
Edinburgh: published by the author, 1827-1838
Gift of the Estate of Katharine Lane Weems, 1989

Ticket, “Admit Solomon Willard, Esq. to the Picture Gallery of the Boston Athenæum,
to View the Splendid Engravings of American Birds, by Mr. Audubon,” ca. 1838
Seth Bass, Librarian

Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904)
Walking, Taking Off Hat, ca. 1884
Collotype print
Plate 44 from Eadweard Muybridge, Animal Locomotion: An Electro-Photographic Investigation
of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movements, 1872-1885
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1887
Purchase, 1888

Adolphe Braun (1812-1877) after Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)
Palais du Vatican a Rome: Les Fresques de la Chapelle Sixtine. Creation of Adam, ca. 1869
Carbon print
Published by A.D. Braun & Cie, Paris
Purchase, n.d.

Christian Schultz (active 1884) after Bernardo Daddi (ca. 1290-ca. 1350)
The Annunciation, 1884. Chromolithograph
Printed by Godefroy Engelmann, Paris; published by the Arundel Society, London
Purchase, 1901

IN SUPPORT OF COUNTRY

Charles Kennedy Burt (1823-1892) after William Sidney Mount (1807-1868)
Bargaining for a Horse, 1853. Engraving
Published by the American Art-Union, New York

Francis D’Avignon (b. 1813) after Tompkins Harrison Matteson (1813-1884)
Distribution of the American Art-Union Prizes, at the Tabernacle-Broadway, New York: 24th Dec. 1847, 1848
Tinted lithograph
Printed by Sarony & Major, New York; published by John P. Ridner, New York
Purchase, 1986

Thomas Hale, Compleat Body of Husbandry Containing Rules for Performing
in the Most Profitable Manner the Whole Business of the Farmer and Country Gentleman,
in Cultivating, Planting, and Stocking the Land
, vol. 1
London: His Majesty’s Royal Licence and Authority, 1758
Gift of the subscribers to the fund for the purchase of Washington’s Library, 1848

Charles Horry, A Five Minutes Answer to Paine’s Letter to Genl. Washington
London: Printed by L. F. Gransart, 1797
Author’s presentation copy to George Washington
Gift of the subscribers to the fund for the purchase of Washington’s Library, 1848

“Subscribers for the Purchase of a Collection of Books, Most of Which Formerly Belonged to Washington,” vols. 1-2
Gift of the subscribers to the fund for the purchase of Washington’s Library, 1848

Encyclopaedia, or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature; Constructed on a Plan, by Which the Different Sciences and Arts are Digested into the Form of Distinct Treatises or Systems, Comprehending the History, Theory, and Practice, of Each, According to the Latest Discoveries and Improvements; and Full Explanations Given of the Various Detached Parts of Knowledge, Whether Relating to Natural and Artificial Objects, or to Matters Ecclesiastical, Civil, Military, Commercial, & c. Including Elucidations of the Most Important Topics Relative to Religion, Morals, Manners, and the Oeconomy of Life: Together with a Description of All the Countries, Cities, Principal Mountains, Seas, Rivers, & c. throughout the World; A General History, Ancient and Modern, of the Different Empires, Kingdoms, and States; and An Account of the Lives of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation, from the Earliest Ages Down to the Present Times, vol. 1, A-Ang
Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson, 1798
George Washington’s copy
Gift of the Washington Encyclopaedia Donors, 2012

IN PROMOTION OF COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE

The American Civil War Book and Grant Album “Art Immortelles,” A Portfolio of Half-Tone Reproductions from Rare and Costly Photographs Designed to Perpetuate the Memory of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant Depicting Scenes and Incidents in Connection with the Civil War, the Presents and Souvenirs Received by Grant on his Memorial Trip “Around the World,” His Last Days at Mount McGregor, the Grand Funeral Procession in New York, the First Decoration of His Tomb, May 31st, 1886
Boston: William H. Allen, 1894
Salesman’s sample
Purchase, John Bromfield Fund, 2007

H. M. Wharton, War Songs and Poems of the Southern Confederacy, 1861-1865:
A Collection of the Most Popular and Impressive Songs and Poems of War Times,
Dear to Every Southern Heart, Collected and Retold with Personal Reminiscences of the War

Philadelphia: John C. Winston Company, 1904
Salesman’s sample
Purchase, John Bromfield Fund, 2006

Mark Twain [Samuel L. Clemens], Life on the Mississippi
Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883
Gift of Miss Catherine Leach, 1990

IN PURSUIT OF PRESERVATION

“THE CONSTITUTION ‘OLD IRONSIDES.’ A PETITION from the men and women of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to be presented to the United States Congress, at Washington, D.C., asking for the preservation of the frigate, ‘Constitution.’ This is NOT a subscription List for Money. SIGN YOUR NAME AND HELP ‘SAVE THE SHIP.’”
Boston, [1897 and 1905?]. Broadside
Gift of Eric Pape, 1906

J. W. Black & Co.
Old South. Church Gathered 1669 – This House Built 1729,1876. Albumen print
Gift of Mather McAdams and Wolcott Cutler, 1959

The Old South!: It Must Be Preserved
Boston, 1876. Subscription book
Purchase, John Bromfield Fund, 2008

Don R. Severson, Specimens of Hawaiian Kapas Assembled from Various Institutions and Private Collections, vol. 1
Honolulu: Hawaiian Antiquities, 1978
Purchase, Samuel Appleton Fund, 2005

IN AID OF THOSE IN NEED

Alfred Walter Elson (b. 1859) after Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828)
George Washington, 1893
Photogravure with remarque [portrait of Gilbert Stuart]
Published by A. W. Elson & Co., Boston
Gift of the publisher, 1893

Alfred Walter Elson (b. 1859) after Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828)
Martha Washington, 1893
Photogravure with remarque [Mt. Vernon]
Published by A. W. Elson & Co., Boston
Gift of the publisher, 1893

“Report on the Purchase of the Portraits of General Washington and Mrs. Washington by Gilbert Stuart, Esq.” Submitted by Thomas H. Perkins and George Ticknor, Committee, December 1831

Walter Godfrey DeMaris (1877-1947)
Avez Vous Place dans Votre Coeur pour Nous? “Have YOU Room in Your Heart for Us?,”
ca. 1917
Photomechanical print
Printed by the American Lithographic Co., New York; published by the Fatherless Children of France, New York
Gift of Bartlett H. Hayes, 1985

Record and scrapbook for Marcel Huiban, the Boston Athenæum Godchild, Supported by Members of the staff, 1917-1924
The Fatherless Children of France, Boston Branch, World War I

Aaron Sinift, ed., 5 Year Plan
Ink on khadi cloth
Uttar Pradesh, India: Aaron Sinift, 2010
Purchase, Jerrold I. W. Mitchell Fund, 2010

Subscription page from Aaron Sinift with Kahkashan Khan and Jitendra Kumar,
in cooperation with the Sri Gandhi Ashram, Other Imaginings
Ink on khadi cloth
Uttar Pradesh, India: Aaron Sinift, 2016
Purchase, Jerrold I. W. Mitchell Fund, 2017

TROUBLED SUBSCRIPTIONS

Study for Belshazzar’s Feast, 1817
Washington Allston (1779-1843)
Oil on paperboard
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Bequest of Miss Ruth Charlotte Dana (06.1875)

“An Indenture Tripartite…contracting with Washington Allston to paint Belshazzar’s Feast
Party of the first part: Washington Allston
Second part: Warren Dutton, Patrick T. Jackson, and Isaac P. Davis
Third part: Nathaniel Amory, Thomas H. Perkins, Loammi Baldwin, David Sears, William S. Rogers, Samuel A. Eliot, Benjamin Welles, James Perkins, Thomas H. Perkins Jr., Samuel Appleton, George Ticknor of Boston, John S. Cogdell of Charleston, SC, May 9, 1827
Gift of Judge Charles Almy, 1923

John Singleton Copley (1738-1815)
Study for Charles I Demanding Impeachment of Five Members of the House of Commons,
ca. 1785
Oil on canvas
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Copley Amory Jr. (1957.224)