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John Frederick Kensett memorial exhibition installation at the National Academy of Design, 1873

John Frederick Kensett memorial exhibition installation at the National Academy of Design, 1873

Olyphant, Robert M., 1824-1918

Overview

Collection Information

Size: 1 album (47 photographic prints) : b&w ; 20 1/2 x 16 inches.

Summary: Photograph album presumably owned by Robert M. Olyphant, containing 47 installation views of the John Frederick Kensett Memorial Exhibition, National Academy of Design, March 24-29, 1873.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert M. Olyphant was a close friend and art patron of John Frederick Kensett, a leading landscape painter of the Hudson River School who worked extensively in New England and Colorado. Olyphant also served as executor of Kensett's estate.

Provenance

Donated 1993 by David Olyphant, a descendent of Robert M. Olyphant. Although the album is unpublished, the donor believes several copies were made; circumstances of its production are unknown.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

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How to Cite This Collection

John Frederick Kensett memorial exhibition installation at the National Academy of Design, 1873. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.