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Gaines Ruger Donoho papers, 1864-1915

Gaines Ruger Donoho papers, 1864-1915

Donoho, Gaines Ruger, 1857-1916

Landscape painter

Collection Information

Size: 1.0 linear feet

Summary: The papers of landscape painter Gaines Ruger Donoho measure a linear foot and date from 1864 to 1915. Found within the papers are certificates of award; invitations and correspondence; a clipping; photographs, including two cyanotypes of Donoho; artwork by Donoho; a wedding dinner sketch in honor of Donoho's wedding signed by 19 friends, including Kenyon Cox and William Merritt Chase; and etchings from other artists, including Adolphe Appian and Maxime Lalanne.

Biographical/Historical Note

Landscape painter Gaines Ruger Donoho (1857-1916) lived and worked in East Hampton, Long Island in New York City.

Provenance

The Gaines Ruger Donoho papers were donated by John R. Hopkins in 1977 via Jane Richards of Hirschl and Adler Galleries in New York.

Funding

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

A Finding Aid to the Gaines Ruger Donoho Papers, 1864-1915, in the Archives of American Art
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Author
Finding aid prepared by Judy Ng
Biographical/Historical note
Landscape painter Gaines Ruger Donoho (1857-1916) lived and worked in East Hampton, Long Island in New York City. Influenced by the Barbizon School, Donoho studied at the Art Students League with Walter Shirlaw and R. Swain Gifford and studied in Paris from 1879 to 1887. In 1889 he was awarded a silver medal at the University Exposition in Paris and a gold medal at the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exhibition. Donoho married Matilda Ackley Donoho in 1894 and died in New York City in 1916.
Arrangement note
The collection is arranged as 1 series.
Series 1: Gaines Ruger Donoho papers, 1864-1915 (1 linear foot; Box 1, OV 2-4, ODD 5)
Scope and Contents note
The papers of landscape painter Gaines Ruger Donoho measure a linear foot and date from 1864 to 1915. Found within the papers are certificates of award; invitations and correspondence; a clipping; photographs, including two cyanotypes of Donoho; artwork by Donoho; a wedding dinner sketch in honor of Donoho's wedding signed by 19 friends, including Kenyon Cox and William Merritt Chase; and etchings from other artists, including Adolphe Appian and Maxime Lalanne.
Provenance
The Gaines Ruger Donoho papers were donated by John R. Hopkins in 1977 via Jane Richards of Hirschl and Adler Galleries in New York.
Processing Information note
Materials received a preliminary level of arrangement at some point after donation and were later microfilmed. The wedding tribute by other artists was treated and rehoused by conservationists in 1994. The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Judy Ng in 2014, with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art. The Archives of American Art has implemented minimal processing tactics when possible in order to increase information about and access to more of our collections.
Minimal processing included arrangement to the series and folder levels. Generally, items within folders were simply verified with folder titles, but not arranged further. The collection was rehoused in archival containers and folders.

Additional Forms Available

Portions of this collection are available on 35 mm microfilm reel 3667 at the Archives of American Art offices, and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the papers as described in this finding aid does not reflect the order of the collection on microfilm due to reprocessing.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Gaines Ruger Donoho papers, 1864-1915. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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