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Elliott Daingerfield papers, 1868-1976

Daingerfield, Elliott, 1859-1932

Painter, Author, Illustrator, Landscape painter


Collection Information

Size: 172 Items, (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Summary: Writings, sketchbooks, sketches, and printed material.
REEL 3615: A typescript of Part I of Daingerfield's autobiography, "Beginnings" (40 p.); an 8 p. biographical sketch; and two family histories; a 1913 inventory of paintings by various artists owned by Daingerfield; directions and a sketch for constructing a sundial; and two poems by Frederic Fairchild Sherman based on Daingerfield's paintings.
Also included are five sketchbooks and one watercolor sketch for the mural, "Epiphany"; a steel engraving by John Sartain; exhibition catalogues, 1919-1984, from Vose Galleries, Henry Reinhardt and Son, Milch Galleries, Macbeth Gallery, Grand Central Art Galleries, and others; clippings and other printed material about Daingerfield, his art, and his North Carolina house; and photographs of Daingerfield, his students, his friends, his North Carolina house, and his art.
REEL 4909 (fr. 983-1022) A photocopy of Part II of Daingerfield's autobiography "Part II, New York" (38 p.)

Biographical/Historical Note

Landscape painter, painter, illustrator, writer; NYC. In 1880 Daingerfield moved to New York City, where he studied under George Inness, whose studio adjoined his. Author of books on Inness, Ryder and Blakelock.


Material on reel 3615 was lent for microfilming by Dr. Robert Coggins, 1985. The typescript on reel 4909, donated by Joseph D. Dulaney, Elliott Daingerfield's grandson, was discarded after microfilming in 1994.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reel 3615: Originals returned to the lender, Dr. Robert P. Coggins of Marietta, Ga., after microfilming.
  • Reel 4909: Original in possesion of Joseph P. Dulaney.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 3615 & 4909 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives does not own the originals. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Elliott Daingerfield papers, 1868-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.