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Frank Duveneck papers, 1845-1919

Duveneck, Frank, 1848-1919

Art teacher, Painter


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet, (on a partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Correspondence, 1845-1919, of Duveneck and his wife, Elizabeth Boott Duveneck. Included are two letters from Duveneck to Theodore Wores and 7 letters from Julius Rolshoven. Other correspondents include John W. Beatty, William Couper, Daniel Chester French, Mrs. Walter Shirlaw, and Thad Welch. Many of the letters from Elizabeth Boott were written from Europe, including 11 to William Morris Hunt's painting class (1876-1880), and a lengthy account of her travels written to her father (1881).

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter and teacher; Munich, Germany and Cincinnati, Ohio. Married his student, Elizabeth Boott, 1886. Following her death in 1888, Duveneck returned to the United States to teach at the Cincinnati Art Academy.


Donated 1974 by Cincinnati Historical Society; photocopies discarded after microfilming.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in possession of: Cincinnati Historical Society.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 1097 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

All photocopies.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Frank Duveneck papers, 1845-1919. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.