Worthington Whittredge papers, circa 1840s-1965, bulk 1849-1908

Whittredge, Worthington, b. 1820 d. 1910
Painter, Engraver
Active in New York, N.Y.

The papers of Worthington Whittredge in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2008. The papers have been scanned in their entirety and total 1,088 images.

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


Collection size: 1.8 linear ft.

Collection Summary: The papers of landscape painter Worthington Whittredge measure 1.8 linear feet and date from the 1840s to 1965, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1849 to 1908. This small collection documents Whittredge's career as a painter, particularly his years in Europe from 1849 to 1859, through biographical materials, a manuscript of his autobiography, news clippings, catalogs, six sketchbooks and numerous drawings and paintings. Also found are two photographs of Whittredge and a nineteenth-century photo album containing photographs of 32 famous artists.

Biographical/Historical Note: Worthington Whittredge (1820-1910) was a painter, engraver of New York, N.Y.

The Worthington Whittredge papers were donated by William W. and L. Emery Katzenbach, grandsons of Whittredge, in 1959. Additional items were donated by William W. Katzenbach in 1968. One sketchbook was loaned for microfilming by William Katzenbach in 1959.

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

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One sketchbook was loaned by William W. Katzenbach for microfilming in 1959 and returned. Loaned material is available on microfilm reel 153, but is not described in container listing of this finding aid.
Also found in the Archives of American Art are several collections relating to Whittredge: the Anthony F. Janson research material on Worthington Whittredge, 1969-2003; the Worthington Whittredge sale records, 1900; the Edith Wilkinson Letter to E.P. Richardson and biographical notes on Worthington Whittredge, 1957; and a Worthington Whittredge letter to John Ferguson Weir, 1871. In addition, the Archives holds a microfilm copy (reel 153) of one sketchbook that was lent for microfilming and subsequently returned.