Ed Hohertz asked me to forward the following information to Ed Carmody in response to his question about the possible location of archives of another Gus, Augustus Heaton. I couldn't locate Carmody's email address, but I'll publish this here. It's an entry from the catalog of the Frick Gallery at the Smithsonian.
Title: Augustus Goodyear Heaton
artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1920-2000.
Author(s): Heaton, A. G. 1844-1930. (Augustus Goodyear),
Corp Author(s): Frick Art Reference Library.
Description: 2 folders [as of 1999] : ill. (some col.) ; 34 cm.
Abstract: Assembled artist file includes b&w photographs, reproductions from books and auction catalogs, and in some cases, negatives. Items may include full views, details, before and after restoration views, etc. Documentation may include artist name, title of work, medium, dimensions, provenance, exhibition history, related works, previous attributions, and bibliography.
Descriptor: Art, American.
Art -- American -- Reproductions.
American -- School.
Named Person: Heaton, A. G. (Augustus Goodyear), 1844-1930.
Note(s): The Library continues to add to the file./ Title from container./ Compiled by staff of the Frick Art Reference Library./ Size of items in boxes varies.
While this archive my not contain the documentation Ed Carmody is seeking, it is about the same Augustus Heaton. Below are excerpts from the Wikipedia entry on Heaton.
Augustus Goodyear Heaton (April 28, 1844 – October 11, 1930) was an American artist, author and leading numismatist. He is best known for his painting The Recall of Columbus and among coin collectors for writing A Treatise on Coinage of the United States Branch Mints, which introduced numismatists to mint marks.
Heaton was a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts with Peter F. Rothermel, and was the first American student at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris with Alexandre Cabenel and Leon Bonnat. Heaton was also a teacher in Philadelphia at the Art Students League of New York.
Most of Heaton's paintings are portraits, including Varina Davis, second wife of President Jefferson Davis, known as First Lady of the Confederate States of America (1892).
His most famous painting, however, and the one of which he was most proud, was The Recall of Columbus, painted in 1882 and copyrighted in 1891 as the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' landing approached. It was begun in his Paris studio and finished in Rome in the studio of American sculptor Chauncey Ives.
The painting was sent to the U.S. Capitol in 1884 to be reviewed by the Joint Committee on the Library, purchased later that year for $3,000 and remains part of the United States Senate Art and History Collection. In 1892, the painting was exhibited at the Columbian Historical Exposition in Madrid in 1892 and again in 1893 at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Also in 1893, to mark the Chicago Exposition, was the release of the Columbian Issue, a set of 16 commemorative stamps issued by the United States. The 50 cent stamp featured The Recall of Columbus bringing the painting to the attention of the general public.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
QUERY: THE LOST ARCHIVES OF AUGUSTUS HEATON SOUGHT
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