Physical Details: Item : 4 p. : handwritten, ill. ; 24 x 18 cm.
Description: A menu for a dinner held by a group of traveling American artists in honor of what would have been the 44th birthday of Spanish painter Mariano Fortuny (Fortuny died 8 years prior).
Note in purple ink on top left of cover reads "June 9th 1838" (Fortuny's birthday as according to Robert Blum, one of the organizers of the event). A drawing of a sailor is underneath.
The remainder of the cover reads "Menu of ye 7 painter fellers & one literary cuss on ye good ship Pennland, June 9th, 1882."
Back of menu has a row of signatures in pencil: F.H. Lungren; Robt. Blum; A.A. Anderson; [illegible, possibly Mr. Sevy?]; Carroll Beckwith; Fred P. Vinton; C.C. Buel; Arthur Quartley.
Beneath signatures is a drawing of a palette with the word "Fortuny" on it.
Forms part of: Miscellaneous manuscripts collection,
Rights Statement: U.S. public domain
Citation: Mariano Fortuny birthday dinner menu, 1882 Jun. 9. Miscellaneous manuscripts collection, . Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Digital ID: 7398
- Anderson, A. A. (Abraham Archibald)
- Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll)
- Blum, Robert Frederick
- Boat travel
- Buel, Clarence Clough
- Fortuny, Mariano
- Lungren, Fernand Harvey
- Quartly, Arthur
- Vinton, Frederick Porter