Gaines Ruger Donoho papers, 1864-1915

Donoho, Gaines Ruger, b. 1857 d. 1916
Landscape painter
Active in East Hampton, N.Y.

Collection size: 1.0 linear feet

Collection Summary: The papers of landscape painter Gaines Ruger Donoho measure a linear foot and date from 1864 to 1915. Found within the papers are certificates of award; invitations and correspondence; a clipping; photographs, including two cyanotypes of Donoho; artwork by Donoho; a wedding dinner sketch in honor of Donoho's wedding signed by 19 friends, including Kenyon Cox and William Merritt Chase; and etchings from other artists, including Adolphe Appian and Maxime Lalanne.

Biographical/Historical Note: Landscape painter Gaines Ruger Donoho (1857-1916) lived and worked in East Hampton, Long Island in New York City.

The Gaines Ruger Donoho papers were donated by John R. Hopkins in 1977 via Jane Richards of Hirschl and Adler Galleries in New York.

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

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