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Photographs of works of art by George Inness compiled by Julia G. Smith, circa 1926-1929

Smith, Julia Goodrich

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This site provides access to the papers of Julia Goodrich Smith in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2019, and total 996 images.

The collection was processed and digitized with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art and The Walton Family Foundation.

Collection Information

Size: 1.0 linear feet

Summary: The photographs of works of art by landscape painter, George Inness, measure 1 linear foot, and date from circa 1926-1929. The collection comprises a comprehensive set of photographs of Inness's artwork compiled by his widow, Julia Goodrich Smith, shortly after his death. Smith's photographs are accompanied by a numbered index and also include one photograph of Inness, photographs of biographical items such as diplomas and certificates, and photographs of Inness's coffin and the Inness family grave site.

Biographical/Historical Note

Julia Goodrich Smith (1853-1941) was George Inness, Jr.'s widow. George Inness, Jr. (1854-1926), was born in Paris, the son of celebrated American artist George Inness, and spent much of his life traveling throughout Europe and the United States painting landscapes and pastoral scenes.

Provenance

The collection was donated in 2018 by the National Academy of Design, via Maura Reilley, Executive Director. The Academy received the photographs in 1929 from Julia G. Smith.

Funding

The collection was processed and digitized with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art and The Walton Family Foundation.