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Mariano Fortuny birthday dinner menu, 1882 June 9, from the Miscellaneous manuscripts collection

Mariano Fortuny birthday dinner menu, 1882 June 9

Item Information

Title: Mariano Fortuny birthday dinner menu

Date: 1882 June 9

Physical Details: Menu : 4 p. : ill. ; 24 x 18 cm.

Description: A handwritten and illustrated 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.

Creator: Unidentified

Forms part of: Miscellaneous manuscripts collection

Rights Statement: U.S. public domain

Citation: Mariano Fortuny birthday dinner menu, 1882 June 9. Miscellaneous manuscripts collection. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 7398