Gaines Ruger Donoho papers, 1864-1915

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

Collection size: 46 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Letters and certificates of awards; a photograph of Venice and two cyanotypes of Donoho in Grez, France; a photograph of a bride; and two photographs of paintings inscribed "To my friend Donoho...William Stott."

Also included are: a sketch of Donoho for a dinner in honor of his marriage April 13, 1894 with signatures of nineteen of his friends, including Kenyon Cox, Carroll Beckwith, Willard Metcalf, William Merritt Chase, Samuel Isham, and others; ten sheets of drawings and one lithograph by Donoho; ten etchings by Adolphe Appian; an etching by Charles Jacque; an etching by Maxime Lalanne; an etching by Hans de Schennis; a lithograph of Venice; and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note: Landscape painter. Studied at the Art Students League with Walter Shirlaw; also with R. Swain Gifford; studied in Paris 1879-1887. Greatly influenced by the Barbizon School. Lived and worked in East Hampton, Long Island.

The Archives of American Art received this collection from the donor, John R. Hopkins, via Jane Richards of Hirschl and Adler Galleries in New York.

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