Erastus dow palmer's records indicate that he worked on grief in 1852 no other daniel campbells are recorded in the cemetery's burial cards so information on his life must be gleaned from other sources. Palmer also widened his scope by applying his talents to oil, watercolor, and pastel, winning a sizable number of awards, medals, and honors for his efforts, indicating, once again, that his contemporaries held him in some measure of esteem. Washington irving marble, by erastus dow palmer kirtland, as a memorial to mr jared t find this pin and more on erastus dow palmer by paula lemire washington irving (1783-1859), 1865, marble, by erastus dow palmer.
Citation: erastus dow palmer, albany, ny letter to asher brown durand, 1859 dec 3 charles henry hart autograph collection, 1731-1918 charles henry hart autograph collection, 1731-1918 archives of american art, smithsonian institution. Contact me if you have any questions regarding the inventory presented here this is only a sampling of works that are currently available both privately or through auction here at the hammond house. Works by william couper, hunt diederich, moses ezekiel, john flannagan, leo friedlander, thomas ridgeway gould, john clements gregory, herbert haseltine, malvina hoffman, carl paul jennewein, max kalish, erastus dow palmer, hiram powers, emma stebbins, bessie potter vonnoh and others, with bibliographical references and collections. Walter launt palmer went on to briefly study portrait paintings with charles loring elliot, followed by landscape painting with church at his olana home, near hudson, new york, between 1870 and 1872 in 1873, palmer first traveled abroad, visiting scotland, france, germany and italy palmer made his home in albany from 1882 until his death in 1932.
Erastus dow palmer and the wonderful peckham stove in the winter of 2013-14, while i was plowing my way through 1840s design patents, trying to work out who was the probable designer of a rather fine (but odd) parlor stove in the old sturbridge village collection, i came across something extraordinary: a parlor stove designed in utica, ny, and patented in october 1845 by john s peckham and. Interested in erastus dow palmer's dawn of christianity or indian girl bookmark it to view later bookmark erastus dow palmer's dawn of christianity or indian girl. Below is shown a similar marble bust of perry by erastus dow palmer, a contemporary of walcott shown below is a version, that very nearly made it as the default jefferson bust to be used next to it is one of the many essays of the final 1870 version. The grave of albany sculptor erastus dow palmer among palmers many works is the angel at the sepulchre which is located not far from his grave on the top of the south ridge. Palmer, who was self-taught, was among the first american sculptors to break with the prevailing neoclassical style and adopt a more naturalistic approach first disappointment the walters art museum works of art.
There seemed to be a consensus against the two sculptures by erastus dow palmer, the first (5 indian girl, or the dawn of christianity) suggesting that conquering the indians was for their own good, the second (the white captive) promoting the idea that women want to be raped. Works by erastus dow palmer had already become a favorite find at albany rural by then but information on the daniel campbell buried here was elusive until recently when i came across a tattered copy of a sermon preached by the reverend william b sprague at an 1851 funeral. Archives directory for the history of collecting in america palmer, erastus dow, 1817-1904 palmer, john e essays, addresses, charters and bylaws of art. Will h low had his earliest training with the sculptor erastus dow palmer at age seventeen he worked in new york city as an illustrator and three years later traveled to paris to study with jean-léon gérôme and carolus-duran. When i first saw walter launt palmer's (1854-1932) snowscapes, i was taken by all of the blue in the paintings born in albany, new york, the son of sculptor erastus dow palmer & the artist had studied with landscape painter frederic edwin church.
Henry kirke brown (1814-1886) was an american sculptor and portrait painter born in leyden, massachusetts and died in newburgh, new york provenance the henry kirke brown papers were donated to the archives of american in 1981 by dorothy young, who acquired the papers from her husband, an art dealer. Sappho by erastus dow palmer 1855, carved 1861 sappho by erastus dow palmer 1855, carved 1861. Museums albany has a unique place in american history albany was a cradle of liberty during the american revolution erastus dow palmer and his protégés launt.
Unlike many of his contemporaries who studied in european academies, palmer was self-taught, and enjoyed a successful career in albany, new york. Aarh 171 erastus dow palmer's dawn of christianity or indian girl for this paper i chose to visit the albany institute of history and art on washington avenue i live in downtown albany and i was curious to see what else albany has to offer besides the regular college scene. Artist erastus dow palmer intended to appeal to his audience's interest in an idealized version of nature in an increasingly industrialized world trivia questions. Sculptor born in pompey, new york, he was a brilliant artist noted for his sculptor of the full-length figure, the indian girl and sculpture, the white captive, both in the metropolitan museum of art new york.