Stephen Alonzo Schoff (1818-1904) - Historic Engraver

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Stephen A. Schoff was my great-great-grandfather. He engraved and etched portraits, illustrations and bank note vignettes, almost always copied from paintings, drawings or photographs. I thought it would be interesting to show his work next to the original art, (or at least in the vicinity of the original; Pinterest always reshuffles the images a bit). He's little known today, but look at the artists and writers he was associated with, and in many cases knew personally.

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The Athenaeum - The Turquoise Ring (also known as The Opal Ring) Edmund Tarbell - 1894 Private collection Painting - oil on canvas Height: cm in. American Impressionism, National Gallery Of Art, Singer Sargent, Expositions, Old Master, Museum Of Fine Arts, New Hampshire, American Artists, Massachusetts

The Turquoise Ring (Edmund Tarbell - )

"The Turquoise Ring," or "The Opal Ring," Edmund Tarbell, 1894, oil on canvas, 30 x 25", private collection.

"Anne Mumford Palmer," Abbott Handerson Thayer, oil on canvas, 24 x 19 Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester. New Hampshire, Memorial Art Gallery, University Of Rochester, Canadian Art, Singer Sargent, Mumford, Portrait Art, Portraits, Old Master

Memorial Art Gallery Collection-Anne Mumford Palmer, 51.37

"Anne Mumford Palmer," Abbott Handerson Thayer, 1879, oil on canvas, 24 x 19 1/2", Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester.

"Daniel Webster," Chester Harding, ca. oil on canvas, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. National Portrait Gallery, Almost Always, Chester, Vignettes, 18th Century, Oil On Canvas, Gentleman, Original Art, Illustration

"Daniel Webster," Chester Harding, ca. 1828, oil on canvas, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

Portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne at age thirty-six, etched by S.A. Schoff, after an 1840 portrait painted by Charles Osgood, published in "Nathaniel Hawthorne and his Wife, a Biography", Hawthorne, Julian. (Vol. 2), 1884. Charles Osgood, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Biography, Vignettes, 19th Century, Original Art, At Least, Portraits, Illustration

Portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne at age thirty-six, etched by S.A. Schoff, after an 1840 portrait painted by Charles Osgood, published in "Nathaniel Hawthorne and his Wife, a Biography", Hawthorne, Julian. (Vol. 2), 1884.

Portrait of a Young Woman, etched by S.A. Schoff, after a painting by Abbott Handerson Thayer, published in "American Art", Koehler, S.R., Cassell & Co., NY, 1886, 7 15/16 x 6 1/2", Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.  The young woman's parents requested that the etching be published without her name, but we now know her identity: Anne Mumford Palmer. Mumford, Almost Always, American Artists, Vignettes, Identity, Original Art, Writer, Fine Art, Portrait

Portrait of a Young Woman, etched by S.A. Schoff, after a painting by Abbott Handerson Thayer, published in "American Art", Koehler, S.R., Cassell & Co., NY, 1886, 7 15/16 x 6 1/2", Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The young woman's parents requested that the etching be published without her name, but we now know her identity: Anne Mumford Palmer.

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (Dutch, - Portrait of a Woman Wearing a Gold Chain, 1634 Leiden, Rembrandt Portrait, Rembrandt Paintings, Portrait Paintings, List Of Paintings, Amsterdam, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Jan Van Eyck, Dutch Golden Age

"Portrait of a Woman Wearing a Gold Chain," Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, 1634, oil on panel, 27 3/8 x 20 7/8", Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Portrait of a Lady, etched by S. Schoff, after a painting by J. This looks like the sort of work Schoff did for the John A. Lowell Company, typically used for advertising. Art Through The Ages, Almost Always, Vignettes, Original Art, At Least, Sculpture, Statue, Black And White, Portrait

Portrait of a Lady, etched by S.A. Schoff, after a painting by J. Coomans, private collection. This looks like the sort of work Schoff did for the John A. Lowell Company, typically used for advertising.

"Benning Wentworth," Joseph Blackburn, oil on canvas, x New Hampshire Historical Society. Freemasonry, Almost Always, Historical Society, New Hampshire, American Artists, Vignettes, Colonial, Oil On Canvas, Folk Art

"Benning Wentworth," Joseph Blackburn, 1760, oil on canvas, 93.5 x 58", New Hampshire Historical Society.

"Benning Wentworth," (Governor of New Hampshire from 1741 to engraved by S. Schoff, after a painting by Joseph Blackburn, New York Public Library Print Collection. New York Public Library, Almost Always, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Vignettes, Joseph, Original Art, Drawings, Illustration

B. Wentworth, gov. of New Hampshire from 1741 to 1767.

One of hundreds of thousands of free digital items from The New York Public Library.

"Artemas Ward," Raphaelle Peale, oil on canvas, 25 x 21 General Artemas Ward House Museum. Harvard Art Museum, Almost Always, Vignettes, Oil On Canvas, Original Art, Writer, History, Portrait, Drawings

From the Harvard Art Museums’ collections Artemas Ward (1727-1800)

Harvard Art Museums

 Asa William Henry Clapp," Thomas Badger, ca. oil on canvas, 30 x 25 Portland Museum of Ar. Almost Always, Badger, Vignettes, Oil On Canvas, Original Art, Artists, Portrait, American

Portland Museum of Art

"Julia Margaretta Dearborn (1808-1867) (Mrs. Asa William Henry Clapp," Thomas Badger, ca. 1840, oil on canvas, 30 x 25 1/4", Portland Museum of Ar.

 Asa William Clapp (née Julia Margaretta Dearborn," Stephen Alonzo Schoff, engraving, 8 x 5 Portland Museum of Art. Almost Always, Vignettes, Original Art, History, Portrait, Drawings, Illustration, Artist, Historia

Portland Museum of Art

"Mrs. Asa William Clapp (née Julia Margaretta Dearborn," Stephen Alonzo Schoff, engraving, 8 3/8 x 5 3/8", Portland Museum of Art.

Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet Letter - pretty easy on the ol' eyes! Louisa May Alcott, Charlotte Bronte, Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes, The Scarlet Letter, Vincent Price, Most Popular Books, Writers And Poets, Portraits, Playwright

"Portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne," Charles Osgood, 1840, oil on canvas, 29 1/2 x 24 1/2", Peabody Essex Museum.

"Daniel Webster," engraved by S. Schoff, after a painting by Chester Harding, published in Webster Works, (vol. Almost Always, Chester, Vignettes, Original Art, At Least, Portraits, Drawings, Illustration, Artist

"Daniel Webster," engraved by S.A. Schoff, after a painting by Chester Harding, published in Webster Works, (vol. 4), 1851.

"Sugaring Off," Tompkins H. Matteson,, oil on canvas, 31 x Carnagie Museum of Art. Carnegie Museum Of Art, Art Museum, Sugaring, Almost Always, Historian, Vignettes, Oil On Canvas, Art Photography, Original Art

"Sugaring Off," Tompkins H. Matteson,, oil on canvas, 31 x 42", Carnagie Museum of Art.

William Morris Hunt Sketch for the State Capitol at Albany (Discoverer) - The Largest Art reproductions Center In Our website. Low Wholesale Prices Great Pricing Quality Hand paintings for saleWilliam Morris Hunt Albany State, Almost Always, Museum Of Fine Arts, William Morris, Large Art, Art Reproductions, Vignettes, Art For Sale, Original Art

Sketch for the State Capitol at Albany (Discoverer), William Morris Hunt, oil and graphite on paperboard mounted on Masonite, 15 x 35 5/8", Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. One of Hunt's many preparatory sketches for the murals he painted in the Albany State House, which were lost due to shoddy construction of the building.

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