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Catalog Number KSc032758
Collection NY Historical Society
Object Name Letter
Dates of Creation 1844/01/27
Scope & Content [FORM LETTER] NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN,
NEW YORK JANUARY 27th, 1844.
SIR,
The Nineteenth annual exhibition of the National Academy of Design will open [ ] of April next. The Academy will be happy to receive the loan of any work of art in your possession of the character hereafter to be mentioned. Should you favor them with any such works, they beg your attention to the following particulars:
1st. All works to be exhibited must necessarily be in New York on or before the 1st day of April, directed to J.L. Morgan, Secretary of the national Academy of Design, Corner of Broadway and Leonard Street.
2d. Such a description must be sent of each piece, as shall be suitable for the Catalogue, with the Artist's name and address written, when practicable on some part of the work: whether for sale ; and if so, the price; and where to be returned after the exhibition.
3d. Works exhibited by the Academy consist of paintings, sculptures including models in plaster or other composition, Architectural models or designs and engravings.
4th. No works which have been publicly exhibited in New York; no copies of any kind, (except paintings in enamel) and none but works of living artists can be received.
5th. The expense of transportation and re-transportation of your works, which you may send, will be borne by the Academy.
6th. The exhibition will continue from eight to nine weeks, during which time, no work loaned for exhibition can be allowed to be taken from the rooms.
An Agent for the Sale of WORKS OF ART Will be in attendance at the rooms, at the expense of the Academy; so Commissions will be charged to the artist.
Artists in the City of New York will please take notice, That our Rooms are now ready for the reception of Works for the ANNUAL EXHIBITION. Send the usual list on or before the 20th March, that the Works you have ready maybe sent for, from the 20th of March to the 1st of April, inclusive. Works received after the 1st of April, must necessarily run the chance of such position as can be given them.
From the great inconvenience hitherto experienced by the Committee of Arrangements, and the obstacles interposed to an equitable and judicious disposition of the Pictures, in ALLOWING FRAMES WITHOUT PICTURES to be sent, it has been found indispensable to refine their admission. It is also, indispensably, necessary that all Miniatures be sent in Frames, as it bas been found impossible to hang them in cases without detaching the covers.'
By order of the Council,
Your obedient servant,
J. L. MORTON, Secretary N. A.
P. S. Please take the cover of this Circular and after filling the blanks, fold and direct it as before specified