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Elbridge Kingsley 

Collection of 
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Elbridge Kingsley 



Catalogue 

OF THE 

Works of Elbridge Kingsley 

CONSISTING OF 

A Life Sketch, Complete List of Book 
fcf Magazine Engraving, a Full Show- 
ing of Art Work, Original and Re- 
productive, by First Proofs on Japan 
Paper. Miscellaneous Collection of 
Blocks, Tools and Appliances used 
in Engraving. Photographs on the 
Wood, and Drawings by the En- 
graver. r.E^]^r : iment$ witb.. Process 
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Elbridge Kingsley 



Nature never did betray 
The heart that loved her; 'tis her privilege, 
Through all the years of this, our life, to lead 
From joy to joy; for she can so inform 
The mind that is within us, so impress 
With quietness and beauty, and so feed 
With lofty thoughts, that neither evil tongues, 
Rash judgments, nor the sneers of selfish men 
Nor greetings where no kindness is, nor all 
The dreary intercourse of daily life, 
Shall e' er prevail against us, or disturb 
Our cheerful faith, that all which we behold 
Is full of blessings. 

Wordsworth , 

AT the time when Elbridge Kingsley had reached 
the height of his reputation as an engraver, in 
the production of the works of great artists, it 
was said of him by one perfectly conversant with what 
had been accomplished by masters of the burin through 
history down to the present: — 

" Mr. Kingsley, having the courage of his convic- 
tions, has made and published an engraving directly from 

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nature, claiming for it a virtue of its own which should 
induce the more pretentious of the Graphic Arts to sit 
closer and make room for it on their high perch. This 
innovation set the many tongues of conformity to anything 
but sweet discourse, yet it was no unripe fruit of the 
artist's endeavor, but the result of years of devoted, lov- 
ing assiduity. Many times his must have been a depth 
of discouragement requiring a consecrated faith to lift him 
to the level of the original purpose. The experiment 
discovered to him broader fields and a greater liberty than 
he had set down for himself. His engraving from nature 
was an inspiration. It served its purpose when it brought 
him to nature, and from the close intimacy thereby es- 
tablished led to the development in him of the most prom- 
inent exponent in this country of the conjoint arts of 
painting and engraving." 

For his original work from nature and for reproduc- 
tions from the Barbazon painters of France a gold medal 
was given to Mr. Kingsley at the Paris Exposition of 
1889. Contrary to the foreign attitude, this work in 
America was met with antagonism by painter and en- 
graver, and received scant courtesy except at the hands 
of art departments directly interested. On one occasion, 
however, while he was encamped on Mt. Holyoke in a 
sketching car, a few engravers gave countenance to his 
original work, and with much good will prepared an 
article for the Century Magazine which they illustrated 
with specimens of their own work from nature. 

Elbridge Kingley was born September 1 7th, 1 842, at 
Carthage, Ohio, now a suburb of Cincinnati. He was 

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the son of Moses W. Kingsley and Rachel W. Curtis, 
both natives of Hatfield, Mass. The sojourn of his- 
parents in Ohio was short, for they returned to Hatfield 
when he was six months old, where they lived upon a 
farm and reared a family of six boys* The father died 
in 1893 and the mother in 1900. Their lives were 
spent mostly in Hatfield with little connection with the 
outside world. The first journey of the father to Ohio 
when a young man, by way of the Erie Canal, occupied 
a period of six weeks. 

His boyhood life was that of most boys in New Eng- 
land at that period, farm work in summer and the village 
school in winter. There were no excursions from home 
until, when thirteen years of age, a summer's work at a 
neighbor's gave him sufficient means to venture across the 
river to enter Hopkins Academy in Hadley, The mem- 
ory of this first experience of absence from the paternal 
roof is enlivened by recollections of home sickness and of 
a visit with some wood-choppers to the top of Mt. Holyoke,. 
where the vivid impression of the Connecticut valley 
stretching away for miles, all in white, glowing in the 
sunshine, stamped itself upon his mind in a manner that 
has never been effaced. Schoolmates also tell of statues 
made by him of the snow, and of a gorgeous water color 
drawing of '* Belshazzar's Feast " done in crimson and 
gold, the thought born in the environment of a Puritan 
household. 

At the age of sixteen he experienced a complete sever- 
ance from the home nest by becoming an apprentice at 
the office of the Hampshire Gazette in Northampton^ 

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Here he went through the usual routine of acquiring the 
printer's trade, and made some efforts at drawings to 
illustrate the books read in leisure hours. A whole edition 
of Cooper received his attention in outline, and the stirring 
examples of F. O. C. Darley were to him a constant in- 
spiration. This quiet existence continued till the end of 
the apprenticeship and the breaking out of the Civil War. 
The drum beat raised the wish to be off to the war with 
companions of the same age, but his ambition could not 
be gratified on account of near-sightedness which precluded 
the idea of his ever doing execution with a gun. So the 
eyesight that spoiled a soldier was saved for the study of 
-art. 

On coming of age there was a flight to New York, 
that Ultima Thule in the imagination of all country boys. 
A first experience was to get lost in the Five Points 
where, alas, how different the squalor, filth and reeking 
humanity from the fairy palaces which a boyish imagina- 
,in the country had pictured. After explorations sufficient 
to acquire familiarity with city streets, a course of study 
was commenced in the drawing schools of the Cooper 
Union. This was continued through the first winter, 
going back and forth to a boarding house in Brooklyn, 
then a long journey. In the following spring there was 
a short experience at typesetting as substitute on the New 
York Tribune, and a remembrance of the famous hand- 
writing of Horace Greeley, the knotty places requiring 
the whole office force to decipher. 

A chance at steady typesetting on a monthly, published 
'by J. W. Orr, 75 Nassau Street, brought Mr. Kingsley 

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into contact with Mr. Orr's then famous wood engraving 
establishment, and gradually he commenced the study of 
engraving and finally left the printing department. Then 
there came a short married life and the starting at house- 
keeping on 59th Street. Engraving was done by him for 
the firm of Lossing & Barrett and for Edward Sears of 
Beekman Street, a large share of the work being of a 
commercial character. 

The famous engravers then worshipped by younger 
men were W. J. Linton, John P. Davis, Bogert, Annin, 
Minton and Whitney, with a few foreigners both 
French and English, whose prints were sought and 
treasured. 

After the war Mr. Kingsley was married for the second 
time to Elizabeth W. Cook, of Hadley, Mass. She died 
in 1 89 1, leaving a family of three children. He also 
entered into business at Northampton in the combined 
lines of printing, engraving and lithography. The bus- 
iness panic of 1873-75 brought the country business to 
an end, but meanwhile he had commenced a period of 
sketching from nature and drawing with a class under J. 
Wells Champney, who was the first art teacher at Smith 
College. Then came the drifting back to New York 
and joining the new current, — the new school of Amer- 
ican wood engraving. The distinction between the 
new and the old school consisted mainly in the use of 
photography to put a copy on the wood, and an almost 
complete revolution in the variety of textures used. This 
was a necessity with the various mediums employed by 
artists making a copy. The demand for this class of 

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work originated with the illustrated magazine published 
by Charles Scribner, now known as "The Century." 

This new direction in engraving isolated the older 
men. There was but one from the older generation who 
stepped over the gulf and succeeded in identifying himself 
with the new school so as to keep on producing to the 
present time. This was John P. Davis. Other prom- 
inent names among those who belonged to the new school 
in the beginning were Cole, Juengling, Smithwick, 
French, King, Kruell, Johnson, Closson and Wolf. It 
was difficult to enter the sacred circle, but after repeated 
trials, a foothold was gained by Kingsley and he 
became perhaps the wildest innovator of all. Every- 
thing questionable, or out of the ordinary, came to be 
reserved for him to make intelligible. At this time not 
much had been attempted directly from paintings. The 
engraver's copy it was thought must be all in black 
and white. 

About the first distinct trend of Kingsley's work to the 
painters was in connection with the American landscape 
painter George Inness, Sr., of whose kindness Mr. Kings- 
ley has many pleasant recollections. He made no con- 
nection with portrait or figure painters, and probably 
there was in him no natural adaption for this class of 
work. Indeed the rest of the men of the new school 
divided as to their work into special directions, and there 
was little running together on the same lines. This sep- 
aration was natural aud instinctive, and was followed and 
acquiesced in with good feeling by all. Cole established 
in Europe his special field of "The Old Masters; " 

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Juengiing, the opposite in character of textures, had an 
ambition to become a painter, but died in the midst of 
his usefulness; Kruell and Johnson took first positions in 
portraiture; while with a few members of the school their 
work was still of a general character. 

The home ties of a growing family brought Kingsley 
back to Hadley. There also came to him a longing to 
sketch out of doors. For convenience in this, and for 
engraving also, the sketching car was built that has become 
such a feature in his work. Many original blocks have 
been engraved in it at various places in the Connecticut 
valley. The first trip in the sketching car was made in 
September, 1879, to a Hadley swamp on Fort River, 
where the time was spent in sketching in oils, and in en- 
graving a drawing by Granville Perkins. The same year 
trips were made to Hadley cemetery and to the mountains 
west of the valley. 

There now followed much original work. A number 
of original engravings from nature were produced by Mr. 
Kingsley beginning with a block engraved in the sketch- 
ing car while encamped in the Hatfield woods. The 
quality of this work aroused considerable discussion and 
dispute, even to the denial of its being engraved from 
nature on the spot. These engravings were used mainly 
to illustrate poetry. A volume of poems by Whittier, 
containing some of them, was published by Houghton, 
Mifflin & Co., of Boston. About this time Scribner's 
Magazine was changed to " The Century " and moved 
to new quarters, and Mr. Kingsley received orders to 
reproduce for this magazine landscapes from the Barbazon 

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school of painters. This employment brought him in 
contact with some of the best work of the great masters, 
as well as with the owners of their paintings. 

Meanwhile a society had been formed called " The 
Society of American Wood Engravers " with John P. 
Davis as secretary, of which Mr. Kingsley was a mem- 
ber, and there developed an ambition for broader work. 
A large volume was published under the auspices of the 
society in two editions, one plain and the other of Japan 
proofs. At the Paris Exposition of 1889 the United 
States Commissioner took a personal interest in the exhibit 
of the American engravers and an extensive showing was 
made, and Mr. Kingsley received the gold medal for his 
engravings. On its return this exhibit travelled from 
Boston to San Francisco, being shown at the principal art 
centers, and Kingsley and Davis lectured on wood en- 
graving at many of the exhibitions. This period marks 
the height of public interest in wood engraving. 

The photographic process plate, with its cheapness and 
facility of production, presently began to make such in- 
roads upon the livelihood of the engraver that the bulk of 
the profession was soon crowded out. Some retained 
positions by learning to retouch and help out the process 
plate, and a few were still employed to do exceptional 
work. Mr. Cole retained his position of reproducing the 
old masters for the "Century" and 'to him was awarded 
the gold medal of the Paris Exposition of 1 900. Mr. Wolf 
also kept on with the "Century/ ' and Johnson likewise at 
intervals in portraiture. Kruell went into large portraits 
for the Japan proof alone, publishing with the true painter- 

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engraver spirit. Probably no portraits on wood have 
ever equalled the artistic excellence of the most important 
examples of this series. French worked away on original 
work, both large and small, appearing at intervals in the 
magazines. Mr. Cleaves continued at painting and en- 
graving his own sketches and, with Mr. Davis, worked 
with Mr. Kingsley whenever the latter went on his ram- 
bles with the sketching car in the Connecticut valley. 
Devotion to the cause of landscape art, both painting and 
engraving from the same hand, has been principally con- 
fined to these artists, W. P. Cleaves, John P. Davis and 
Elbridge Kingsley, who have kept on through all dis- 
couragements. 

Kingsley' s work for publishers practically ended in 1 890 
with a record of about three hundred plates. The most 
important of these are the original engravings from nature 
and the reproductions from prominent painters. Since 
1890 his engraving has been mainly on large work for the 
Japan proof alone, concerning which the general public 
has little knowledge. Some of the reproductions in this 
list, comprising about twenty-five plates, represent Dau- 
bigny, Inness, Ryder, Bliss Baker and Murphy. There 
are four engravings after D. W. Tyron, and several or- 
iginals. Some of these have stages of trial proof, — ten 
to twenty in number from the first prooving. Such 
works serve a purpose similar to that of the steel engrav- 
ing and the etching, and have a corresponding value. It 
cannot fail to gratify the artist engraver to receive for a 
single Japan proof an amount almost as great as that which 
he received in times past for the block itself. It is to be- 

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understood accordingly that Kingsley and his fellow 
painter-engravers now treat wood engraving practically 
as the painter-etchers of Europe treat etchings, and in fact 
the most cordial sympathy, as well as support, which they 
receive, comes from the same source, the buyers of fine 
pictures for private collections. 

There are several extensive collections of Japan proofs 
from the wood block owned by individuals and public 
institutions both in Europe and America. These in time 
will probably be valued highly as relics of a lost art. At 
present there is but one complete collection of Kingsley's 
work. It is known as the " Clara Leigh Dwight Col- 
lection," and is preserved in the Dwight Memorial Art 
Building of Mount Holyoke College. 

There are signs in the heavens. With the growth of 
art in the schools, and the building of art galleries in con- 
nection with libraries and colleges, environments are 
forming in many places to encourage individual art in 
America, and the time draws near when it will not be 
necessary for the creative artist to go far from home to 
find encouragement, much less to go abroad to receive 
foreign appreciation before obtaining recognition in his 
native land. 



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These engravings were col- 
lected by Clara Leigh Dwight, 
wife of John Dwight, of New 
York City, and dedicated by 
her to Mt. Holyoke College 



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Catalogue 

Book and Magazine Proofs 

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i In the Steerage. From -a drawing by James E. 
Kelly. 

This first engraving of Mr. Kingsley was made in 1878. The 
drawing by Mr. Kelly was borrowed from Scribner's Art Depart- 
ment, photographed on the wood and a trial made of its reproduc- 
tion. The result brought him into connection with Mr. Kelly, 
and further experiments were made as shown in Nos. 2, 3 and 4. 

2 In the Market. From a drawing by James E. 
Kelly. 



3 A Head. From a drawing by James E. Kelly. 

4 A Head. From a drawing by James E. Kelly. 

5 "When the Swallows Homeward Fly, 

From a drawing by Jennie Browns Combe. 

This was the first engraving paid for by Scribner. Following a 
suggestion of Mr. Kelly, every spot in the drawing was repro- 
duced, — even a tear in the paper was shown in the engraving. 

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6 Samples of Diamond Rock. Drawn on the 

wood. 

7 Grinding. From a drawing by Walter Shirlaw. 

8 Baby Seal. 

9 Baby Seal. Drawn on the wood and engraved 

twice by the engraver. 

io Punished. From a drawing by A. C. Redwood, 
i I Birds. From a drawing by Mrs. R. Swain Gif- 

FORD. 

1 2 Factory Closing. From a drawing by Walter 

Shirlaw. 

13 A Piece of Tape. Engraved from the object 

itself. 

14 Cottage Door. From an early drawing of Mary 

Hallock Foote. 

15 Hunter's Fright. From a sketch by Harrison 

Mills. 

Mr. Kingsley was directed to Walter Shirlaw for assistance in 
making this engraving, and together they worked out what was 
then considered a novel result, especially in variety of textures. 

16 Spinning. From a drawing by F. Deilman. 

17 Transportation. From a drawing by F. Deil- 



18 Outline Drawings. From sketches by an art 
school. 



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19 Sea Lions. Drawn on the wood. 

20 Edison as a Boy. From a drawing by James 

E. Kelly. 

21 Edison's Experiments. From a drawing by 

James E. Kelly. 

22 Edison Signalling. From a drawing by James 

E. Kelly. 

The above were from an article on the life of Edison. Before 
making these illustrations the artist and Mr. Kingsley visited 
the inventor in his workshop at Menlo Park, N. J. 

23 Diamond. Drawn on the wood by the engraver. 

24 Horse Dealer. From a drawing by James E. 

Kelly. 



25 Shipping Horses. From a drawing by James 

E. Kelly. 

26 Hunting the Rhinoceros. From a drawing 

by James E. Kelly. Engraved for St. Nicholas. 

27 The Stowaway. From a drawing by James E. 

Kelly. 

28 In Swimming. From a drawing by James E. 

Kelly. 

29 In Brazil. From a drawing by J. W. Champney. 

This artist was the first instructor in art at Smith College. Mr. 
Kingsley joined his classes, and commenced sketching from nature 
under his instruction. Mr. Champney made a trip to Brazil for 
Scribner's, and this drawing was one of a series of illustrations for 
that magazine. 



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30 Mardi-Gras in New Orleans. From a 

drawing by J. W. Champney. 

31 Ashore. From a drawing by James E. Kelly. 

32 Tile Club. 

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The above engravings were made from drawings by an Artist's 
Club. 



36 Lion. 

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38 " 

39 " 

Engraved from drawings used as trade marks by an iron firm in 
New Haven. 

40 In Brazil. 

41 " " 

From drawings made in Brazil by J. W. Champney. 

42 Trinity Church. From a drawing by Warren. 

43 The Waterfall. From a drawing by Kappes for 

St. Nicholas. 



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44 The Reaper. After a painting by Meyer. 

45 In Brazil. From a drawing by J.W. Champney. 

46 The Color Guard. After a French painting. 

47 The Cradle. After painting by Meyer. 

48 The Mayflower. 

49 Morning. 

50 Departure of the Mayflower. 

From drawings by Granville Perkins. 

These three engravings were made to illustrate an edition of Long- 
fellow published by Houghton, Mifflin & Co., of Boston. 

5 1 A Wharf. From a drawing by Granville Per- 

kins. 

52 The Rescue. From a drawing by F. Deilman. 

53 The Picnic. From a drawing by Taber. 

54 Thread the Needle. After a painting. 

55 Fish. Drawn on the wood. 

56 The Reception. From a drawing by F. Deil- 

man. 

57 In the Gallery. From a drawing by Mills. 

58 In the French Quarter. From a drawing by 

Will H. Low. 

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59 Traps From a drawing by Mills. 

60 Col. Sellers. From a statuette. 

61 In the Lock. From a drawing by Granville 

Perkins. 

62 Tennyson. From photographs. 

64 An Observer. Original. 

65 Fishing. From a drawing by Taber. 

66 Whittier's Study. Drawn on the wood. 

67 Stage Journey. From a drawing by Mills. 

68 Fishing at Sea. From a drawing by Gran- 

ville Perkins. 

69 In the Dock. 

70 Elevator. From drawings by C. Vanderhoof. 

7 1 French Quarter. From a drawing by Robert 

Blum. 

72 Painting. From a drawing by Taber. 

73 Gambling. From a drawing by Mills. 

74 Storm. From a drawing by Granville Perkins. 

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75 Silence. 

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From drawings by the Salmagundi Club. 

79 Fort Meadow. Original. 

80 Ice Freshet. Original. 

81 White Birches. Original. 

82 Hadley Cemetery. Original. 

83 Hadley Meadow. Original. 

84 Buried Alive. From a drawing by Robert 

Blum. 

85 The Cripple. From a drawing by F. Deilman. 

86 The Runaway Engine. From a drawing by 

Taber. 

87 Children. From a drawing by F. S. Church. 

88 A Cathedral. From a drawing by Reardon. 

89 Boy and Dolphin. From a sculpture by Bauer. 

90 Kite Flying at Sea. From a drawing by Burns. 

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91 Curiosity Shop. From a drawing by Vander- 

hoof. 

92 Boyhood of Frederick the Great. From 

a photograph. 

93 Lachine Rapids. From a drawing by H. 

Sandham. 

94 Frederick the Great. From a photograph. 

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96 The Wreck. From a drawing by Granville 

Perkins. 

97 Bird. Original. 

98 Coney Island. From a drawing by Taber. 

99 Fourth of July. From a drawing by Zogbaum. 

100 Gateway to Catholic College, Montreal. 

From a drawing by H. Sandham. 

101 Temple Court, London. From a drawing by 

C. Vanderhoof. 

102 Among the Lions. An illustration for St. 

Nicholas. 

103 The Dolphin. From a drawing by Beard. 

104 The Pitcher. From a photograph. 

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105 The Seasons. Spring. 

1 06 " " Summer. 

107 " " Autumn. 

108 " " Winter. 
From drawings by F. Debour. 

109 The Sentinel. From a drawing by C. Wood- 

ville. 

no Old Curiosity Shop, London. From a 

drawing by C. Vanderhoof. 

1 1 1 The Rabbit Story. From a drawing by Lang- 



1 1 2 The King's Jester. After a painting by Meyer. 

113 The Doorstep. From a drawing by H. R. 

Poore. 

114 Marsh Hunting. From a drawing by Thomas 

Eakins. 

115 Canoeing. From a drawing by Burns. 

1 16 Siegfried. From a drawing by Robert Blum. 

117 Meadow Brook. Original. 

This was the first block ever engraved directly from nature. It 
was made by Mr. Kingsley while encamped with his sketching 
car in the Hatfield meadows. It was never published. Several 
poems were written for it. 



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1 1 8 Gate at Quebec. From a drawing by Henry 

Sandham. 

119 Arab Model. From a drawing by Harper, 

120 Head. After a painting by Sargent. 

121 Head. From a drawing by F. Fowler. 

122 Ice Boat. From a drawing by Burns. 

123 Fisher's Family. After a painting. 

1 24 A Doorway. Drawn on the wood. 

1 25 Under the Sea. From a drawing by Beard. 

126 On the Thames. From a drawing by H. 

Sandham. 

127 Along the Shore. From a drawing by Rein- 

hart. 

128 Frederick the Great. From a photograph. 

129 Along the Thames. 

130 " " " 

From drawings by Sandham. 

1 3 1 Along the Coast. From an etching by Parrish. 

132 Boy and Dolphin. From a sculpture by 

Theodore Bauer. 



133 Christmas. From a drawing by T. T. Merrill. 

134 In a Cave. From a drawing. 

135 Ancient Sculpture. From a photograph. 

136 Circus Horse. From a drawing. 

1 37 Portrait of Matthew Arnold. After a paint- 

ing by G. F. Watts. 

138 Ancient Sculpture. From a photograph. 

139 Ancient Sculpture. From a photograph. 

140 Old Inn. From an etching. 

141 Church Interior. From a drawing. 

142 Portrait of Matthew Arnold. After a paint 

ing by G. F. Watts. 

143 Ancient Sculpture. From a photograph. 

144 Sailor Mending. From a drawing by Butler. 

145 Portrait of Madame Gerster. From a 

photograph. 

146 The Friends. From a drawing by J. H. Cocks. 

147 Baron Castine. After a painting by Will H. 

Low. 

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148 Gymnasium. From a drawing by J. H. Cocks. 

149 Longfellow. From a drawing by Smedley. 

150 Flock of Sheep. 

151 Curing Heather. 

152 In the Heather. 

153 In the Lane. 

From drawings by Harry Fenn. 

154 Among the Hills. From a drawing by Rear- 

don. 

155 In India. From a drawing by F. C. Jones. 
1 56 Portrait. From a photograph. 

157 High Bridge. After a painting by Geo. Inness. 

158 Under the Greenwood. After a painting by 

Geo. Inness. 

159 McCoomb's Dam. After a painting by Geo. 

Inness. 

These were the first of a number of reproductions from the 
paintings of George Inness. The sympathy between this painter 
and Mr. Kingsley was most cordial, and it is probably owing to 
this that Mr. Kingsley' s engravings, after this period, show a 
distinct trend toward landscape as his special line of work. 

160 Jersey Swamp. Drawn on the wood. 

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161 Upper New York. After a painting by Geo. 

Inness. 

162 In a New England Forest. Original. 

This was the first published original of Mr. Kingsley. It was 
engraved in the Hatfield woods from the window of the sketch- 
ing-car, or while lying in the shade of the bushes and holding the 
block in the sunlight for the better seeing of textures. A simple 
statement of the manner of its production was published with the 
engraving in the * ' Century ' ' at the time. The methods em- 
ployed were disputed by professional engravers and the innovator 
was regarded as a fraud by those who worked in different and 
more conventional ways for their results. 

163 Loitering. After a painting by Geo. Inness. 

164 Coming Storm. Original. 

165 Bumble Bee. 

166 Springtime. " 

167 Among the Pines. " 

168 Button Balls. 

169 Catkins. 

170 Bird. 

These engravings constituted Mr. Kingsley' s first attempt to 
illustrate a whole article in an original way. The article was en- 
titled *' Signs and Seasons," by John Burroughs. This brought 
him into delightful connection with the eminent naturalist at his 
country home on the Hudson, and from this close observer of 
nature Mr. Kingsley received encouragement to deal with the 
larger phases of sunshine and shadow, and the glories of autumn 
color. 

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171 Cherokee Rose. Original. 

172 Memorial to Frederick 'Walker. From a 

photograph. 

173 In the Country. From a drawing by Alfred 

Parsons. 

1 74 Twilight. From a drawing by Henry Sandham. 

175 Tailpiece. From a drawing. 

176 Landscape. Original. 

177 At Sea. Original. 

This was used to illustrate an article entitled " At Sea," by John 
Burroughs. It endeavors to portray the loneliness of the human 
atom afloat in a vast expanse of ocean. The author visited Mr. 
Kingsley after the engraving was finished and was very kind in 
his commendation of it. Seymour Hayden, an English painter- 
etcher, was at this time on a visit to America, and during a 
lecture in Chickering Hall used this print as a text to urge the 
value of original work. 

178 Winter. Original. 

To illustrate an edition of Longfellow, published by Houghton, 
Mifflin & Co. 

179 Harbor of San Francisco. From a drawing 

by T. Moran. 

180 Valley of Mexico. From a drawing by T. 

Moran. 

181 Rock in the Sea. Original. 

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1 82 In the Woodland. Original. 

183 Midwinter Night. " 

184 Spring. " 

185 Capital City. 

These were engraved for the Century Magazine to illustrate 
poems. 

186 Mount Washington. Original. 

187 Snow Storm. 

188 Moonlight. 

189 The False Beacon. 

190 The Ship on Fire. 

191 In the Woods. 

192 The Merrimac. 

193 In the Glen. 

194 Mount Chocorua. 

195 Thunder Storm. 

196 Last Walk in Autumn. 

197 The Sunset. 

198 The Lakeside. 

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199 T^ e Burial Ground. Original. 

These were engraved to illustrate "Poems of Nature," by 
Whittier, published by Houghton, Mifflin & Company. To 
prepare himself for making these illustrations Mr. Kingsley visited 
Whittier' s home in Amesbury and the poet's haunts in the 
White Mountains. 

200 General Grant's Headquarters. From a 

photograph. 

20 1 Houses of Parliament. From a drawing by 

Pennell. 

202 Kingsley's Car at Whately Glen. From 

a drawing by Harry Fenn. 

203 Hunting Moose. From a drawing by H. 

Sandham. 

204 Street in Teheran. From a photograph. 

205 Thermometer. From a drawing by Nugent. 

206 Hunting Camp. 

207 Cavalcade. 

208 Hiding. 

209 Deer Herd. 

210 The Flight. 

211 The Chase. 

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212 The Slaughter. From drawings by G. 

Inness, Jr. 

These were engraved to illustrate an article on hunting. 

213 Cathedral Arch. New Haven. Original. 

214 Central Church. " 

215 Portrait. 

216 Portrait. 

217 Summer Residence. 

218 Lillies and Forget-me-nots. 

219 Residence. New Orleans. 

220 Residence. " 

These engravings were made to illustrate a memorial volume for 
the wife of Judge E. C. Billings of New Haven, Ct. 

221 Wood Gatherers. 

222 Landscape and Cattle. 

223 Forest at Fontainebleau. 

224 Lake Nemi. 

225 Coliseum. 

226 Orpheus Greeting the Morn. 

After paintings by Corot. 

These were the first of a series of reproductions of the paintings 
of the French Barbazon School. 

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227 Pegasus. 

228 Landscape. 

229 Rustic Picture. 

230 Christ Appearing to Mary. 

231 Temple of the Mind. 

232 Moonlight. 

After paintings by A. P. Ryder. 

233 Ravines of Apremont. 

234 Mount St. Michael. 

235 Twilight. 

236 The Farm. 

After paintings by Rousseau. 

237 Landscape in Sunshine. 

238 Landscape in Shadow. 

After paintings by Diaz. 

239 Lake in Russia. From a photograph. 

240 Twilight. From a drawing by W. L. Taylor. 

241 Ticonderoga. From a drawing by Wm. Hole. 

242 Sea Coast. From a drawing by R. Swain 

Gifford. 

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243 At Sea. From a drawing by Halsell. 

Z44 Battle of Memphis. From a drawing. A 
civil war illustration. 



245 The Shepherd. From a drawing by Alfred 
Parsons. 



246 Fujiyama. After a painting by Twatchman. 

247 Winter in the Adirondacks. After a paint- 

ing by Twatchman. 

248 'White Birches. Original. 

This was made from a painting of Mr. Kingley's which he painted 
from the sketching car on the side of Mt. Holyoke under 
"Titan's Piazza." For this engraving Mr. Kingley received 
the gold medal at the Paris Exposition, 1889. 



249 A Quiet Spot. From a painting by Mr. Kings- 
ley made in Fort Meadow. 



250 Wailing Place of the Jews. After a paint- 

ing by Vereschagin. 

251 Old Hadley Street. Original. 

After a painting by Mr. KINGSLEY. The view is taken from 
the artist's house in Hadley. 

252 The Three Bells. Original. 

253 The St. Lawrence. From a drawing. 

254 The Nell Gwynne House. From a drawing. 

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255 T he Old Maple. Original. 

After a painting by Mr. KINGSLEY, made in Whately Glen 

256 Winter Idyl. Original. 

257 In the Shadow of Mt. Holyoke. Original. 

258 Battle Ground of Fredericksburg. From 

a drawing. 

259 Montauk Light. After a drawing by Twatch- 

MAN. 

260 Great Shoshone Falls. From a photograph. 

261 Little Shoshone Falls. From a photograph. 

262 Twilight. From a drawing by Perry. 

263 Autumn. From a drawing by Twatchman. 

264 Winter. From a drawing. 

265 Master of Ballantre. From a drawing by 

Wm. Hole. 

266 Sacred Boo Tree of India. From a photo- 

graph. 

267 Forest of Fontainebleau. From a drawing 

by T. Robinson. 

268 Gate of Japan Garden. From a drawing by 

John Lafarge. 

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269 Gate of Temple. From a drawing by John 
Lafarge. 



270 Feather, From a drawing. 

271 Tail Piece. From a drawing. 

272 At Sea. From a drawing by Burns. 

273 Moonlight. From a drawing by H. D. 

274 Chinese Theatre. From a drawing. 

275 Squadron Evolution. From a drawing by 

ZOGBAUM. 

276 House in California. 

'277 " " " From photographs. 

278 In the Woods. Original. 

279 Warwick Castle. From a drawing by Taylor. 

280 Twilight. After a painting by Daubigny. 

281 The Seaside. " ee << cs 

282 Moonlight. 

283 Spring. After a painting by Monet. 

284 Storm. After a painting by G. Michel. 

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285 Sunset. After a painting by G. Michel. 

286 Quarries of Montmartre. After a painting 

by G. Michel. 

287 Tragedy of the West. Original. 

288 Snow Storm. « 

289 Jonah. After a painting by A. P. Ryder. 

290 Greylock. Original. 

291 Street in Holyoke. Original. 

292 Evening. " 

293 Bloody Brook. " 

294 The Bohemians. After a statue by Bartlett. 

295 Canal Bridge. 

296 Vermont Hills. 

297 Canal in Jersey. 

298 The Hillside. 

After paintings by T. Robinson. 

299 Cambridge Marshes. From a photograph. 

300 Flight of Birds. Original. 

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Japan Proofs of Engravings 

MADE FOR AN ART PURPOSE 

301 Icebergs. Original. 

302 In the Harbor. Original. 

303 Morning. After a painting by Geo. Inness. 

304 Flying Dutchman. After a painting by A. P. 

Ryder. 

305 Silence. After a painting by W. Bliss Baker. 

306 The Old "Well. After a painting by J. Francis 

Murphy. 

307 Midsummer. After a painting by Daubigny. 

308 Niagara. After a painting by Geo. Inness. 

(An experiment in color.) 

309 Historic Ground in the Connecticut 

Valley. Original. 

310 New England Elms. Original. 

311 Late Summer. After a painting by R. Collin. 

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312 Greylock. Original. 

313 Journey Northward. Original. 

314 White Mountains. Original. 



315 White Mountains. 

A set of trial proofs of the preceeding. 

316 Autumn Evening. After a painting by D. 

W. Tryon. 

317 Reverie. Original. 

318 Old Homestead. After a painting by J. 

Francis Murphy. 

319 Winter Evening. After a painting by D. W. 

Tryon. 

320 Springtime. After a painting by D. W. Tryon. 

321 Springtime. 

A set of trial proofs of the preceeding. 

322 Moonrise. After a painting by D. W. Tryon. 



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Miscellaneous 



SHOW-CASE CONTAINING 

Block of " White Mountains." 
" " " Canal." 
" showing Drawing on the Wood. 
" showing Photograph on the Wood. 
" sawn from the Log. 
Tools. A Variety of Gravers ; eye-glass and Frame ; 
Sand-bag and Oil Stone. 
Medal from the Chicago Exposition. 



Photographs of Paintings redrawn by Mr. Kingsley. 

1 Photograph of Painting by Rousseau. 

2 Reverse Negative of the preceeding. 

3 Photograph of Landscape by Rousseau. 
4. " " " " Diaz. 



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8 Reverse Photograph of "White Birches." 

9 Photograph of Painting by Rousseau. 

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PLAIN PHOTOGRAPHS 

i Kingsley's Car in Hadley Meadows. 

2 Devil's foot-ball, Mt. Holyoke. 

3 Mt. Holyoke from Fort Meadow. 

4 Scene in Whately Glen. 

5 Kingsley's Childhood Home in Hatfield. 
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7 View from Mt. Holyoke. 



EXPERIMENTS WITH PROCESS PLATE 

1 Print on Copper Plate. Hadley Street. 

2 Screen Negative " " 

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4 tf " Kingsley's Studio, Hadley. 

5 Etched Copper Plate, Whately Glen. 

6 Screen Negative, Titan's Pier. 

7 " " Mt. Holyoke. 

8 " *< Fort River. 

9 Print from Process Plate, Kingsley's Studio, Hadley. 



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1 7 Print from Process Plate, Worcester Park. 

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" " Hadley Street. 
" " Hadley Mill. 
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