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Catalog Number KSc032694
Collection NY Historical Society
Object Name Letter
Dates of Creation 1837/03/02
Scope & Content [Printed]
This Institution, (which is conducted exclusively by Artists,) offers to the profession, in each department of the graphic art, and to Amateurs, a favorable opportunity for the Exhibition and Sale of their works. The Third Annual Exhibition of this Society will be opened to the public on the Eighteenth day of April, of the present year, to continue open from eight to nine weeks. The Society will beg the favor of the loan of any specimens of Art in your possession, which may accord with the following regulations, and you are respectfully requested to forward the same for exhibition.
1. Every work of Art intended for the forthcoming exhibition, must be directed to Thos. B. Ashton, Secretary of the .artists' Fund Society, and forwarded to the rooms of the Society, No. 142 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, immediately opposite the Theatre.
2. Works of the following kinds only will be received: Paintings and Designs, in large and miniature, of figures, heads, landscapes, marines, Architectures, &c.; Engravings, Busts in marble, clay, plaster, &e. and small figures.
3. The title of each picture, or other work of art, suitable to be inserted in the Catalogue; the name of the Artist in full; his address; the name of the Possessor; if for sale, the price; where to be returned after the Exhibition, and any other necessary information respecting it, must be labeled upon some part of the work, and a duplicate copy of this label directed to the Secretary.
4. No work of art will be received, if the subject be considered indelicate or improper for exhibition, and no picture, drawing, or engraving will be admitted, which is not suitably framed.
5. Works for exhibition will be received from the first to the sixth of April, inclusive, after which nothing can be admitted; they will be returned as directed, but cannot he removed before the exhibition has closed. 8. A commission of five percent in aid of the general fund, will be charged on all sales effected for the benefit of those not of the profession, but no commission will be charged to artists, (whether they be members of this Society or not,) on the sale of their own productions.
7. Nothing will he received which has been previously exhibited by this Society. All reasonable charges of transportation, re-transportation, and porterage, upon works exhibited, will be borne by the Society, unless they be sold.
[signed]Tho. B. Ashton Secretary
To Wm. S. Mount
Philadelphia, March 2d, 1837.