Jonathan Scott Hartley (1845-1912) [RA 1871-1912] : Bust of Thomas Moran (1837-1926) [HRA 1888-1926], 1891.


SAL record control number: 80875 ;

Record level: Item ;

Record type: Movable work ;


Work title: Bust of Thomas Moran (1837-1926) [HRA 1888-1926]  [from curator] ;

Alternate work titles:
2021 : Bust of Thomas Moran (1837-1926) [HRA 1888-1926]  [from curator] ;
2021 : Thomas Moran  [from collection database] ;

Work date: 1891  [from collection database] ;

Work creator: Jonathan Scott Hartley (1845-1912) [RA 1871-1912] ;

Work medium: Painted plaster ;
Work dimensions: 23 x 16 x 11 inches ;

Inscribed / signed front: 
Location: At side above base.
Dated?: Yes.
Text: ‘[monogram M with horizontal line through top]’ and ‘J. S. Hartley SCNY 1891’.

Verso: [none] ;

SAL category: Sculpture ;
SAL sub-category: Portrait ; bust ;

Archives of American Art subjects:
Art — American
Art ― Private collections ― New York (State)
Art ― Private collections ― New York (State) ― Salmagundi
Figure male
Portrait — Head and shoulders
Portrait — Notable person
Portrait — Notable person — Thomas Moran, 1837-1926

Description of work:

In 1871, sculptor Jonathan Scott Hartley began bringing together a group of friends, family and fellow artists to his Broadway studio. They would meet once a week and draw and critique each other based on a theme. The group would be called the Salmagundi Sketch Club. Later when the group formalized in 1877, they became the Salmagundi Club. Hartley’s brother, also an artist, was the organization’s first president from 1871 until 1888. Jonathan Scott Hartley would sever as President of the Club from 1903 to 1905.

During the 1870s, Hartley began executing a series of busts for which he is best known. In 1891, he sculpted the portrait bust of artist Thomas Moran, a fellow Salmagundian seen here.


ca.1891 SCNY, gift of the artist [likely], accession #2007.952.
1891 Jonathan Scott Hartley (1845-1912) [RA 1871-1912], the artist .

Exhibition history:
2021 SCNY 1880-something : Victorian art at its height August 1 – September 30.

References / citations:
– Collection database, accession #2007.952.
– 1989 collection list, accession #S-16.



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January 21, 2021

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