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Worthington Whittredge papers, circa 1840s-1965, bulk 1849-1908

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Series 3: Artwork , circa 1840s-1902
(Box 2, 5, OV 6-9; 0.6 linear feet)

Six sketchbooks and loose drawings and painting studies by Worthington Whittredge primarily document scenes from his travels in the American mid-west and west, Europe, and Mexico. An 1849 sketchbook documents his trip down the Rhine River to Düsseldorf, Germany, and includes pencil and ink sketches of the Rhine River valley, such as panoramic landscapes, architectural ruins, vegetation, and people. The 1857-1861 sketchbook contains sketches done while in Rome, including landscapes and figure sketches. The 1874-1897 sketchbook includes sketches and watercolors documenting his travels in Mexico in the late 1890s. Three additional sketchbooks include sketches of landscapes, figures, vegetation, and animals. Some of the sketches contain annotations such as the date and location.
Loose drawings and paintings include numerous landscape drawings by Whittredge, drawn from nature during his travels in Germany, Switzerland, and Rome in the 1850s, as well as his travels throughout the Midwest and New England during the 1860s and 1870s. Most of the drawings are not labeled or dated. There are several watercolor sketches of landscapes, three large drawings of the Lagio Maggiore, a lake in Italy, and several drawings and paintings of people, including Roman peasants. Also found here are sketches of trees and miscellaneous drawings of animals and other objects. Additionally, there are two pencil drawings, one watercolor, and one print of artwork by Wilhelm Camphausen, a Düsseldorf painter of historical scenes.
This series has been scanned in its entirety. Sketchbooks are arranged in chronological order. Loose drawings and paintings are are arranged by subject matter.
Description Container Select
Sketchbook, 1849
1 (hol)
20
Sketchbook, 1857-1861
2 (hol)
1
Sketchbook, circa 1865-1891
2 (hol)
2
Sketchbook, 1874-1897
2 (hol)
3
Sketchbook, 1881
2 (hol)
4
Sketchbook, circa 1894-1902
2 (hol)
5
Landscape Drawings, circa 1852-1881
(Oversized in Box 5, Folders 3 & 4, and OV 6-9)
2 (hol)
6
Watercolor Sketches of Landscapes, circa 1850s
(Oversized in Box 5, Folder 5)
2 (hol)
7
Drawings of Lagio Maggiore, Italy, 1857
(Oversized, see Box 5, Folder 6)
2 (hol)
8
Drawings of Trees, circa 1840s-1850s
(Oversized in Box 5, Folder 7)
2 (hol)
9
Drawings & Paintings of People, circa 1857
(Oversized, see Box 5, Folder 8)
2 (hol)
10
Sketches of Roman Figures, circa 1850s
2 (hol)
11
Miscellaneous Loose Drawings and Paintings, circa 1850s-1865
(Oversized in Box 5, Folder 9)
2 (hol)
12
Artwork by Wilhelm Camphausen, 1854
2 (hol)
13
Landscape Drawings, circa 1852-1881
(Scanned with Box 2, F6)
5 (sol)
3-4
Landscape Drawings, circa 1852-1881
(Scanned with Box 2, F6)
OV 6-9
Watercolor Sketches of Landscapes, circa 1850s
(Scanned with Box 2, F7)
5 (sol)
5
Drawings of Lagio Maggiore, Italy, 1857
(Scanned with Box 2, F8)
5 (sol)
6
Drawings of Trees, circa 1840s-1850s
(Scanned with Box 2, F9)
5 (sol)
7
Drawings & Paintings of People, circa 1857
(Scanned with Box 2, F10)
5 (sol)
8
Miscellaneous Loose Drawings and Paintings, circa 1850s-1965
(Scanned with Box 2, F12)
5 (sol)
9

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