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Sanford Robinson Gifford, "Whiteface Mountain from Lake Placid," 1866.  Oil on canvas, 11 5/8 x 19 5/8 in.

An August Invitation

Posted: August 24, 2011 13:10 Last Updated: | Paul G. Stein

"My dear McEntee…" On August 28, 1863, Sanford Robinson Gifford wrote to Jervis McEntee from a book shop at Saratoga Spa in northern New York State (the original letter is digitized on the Smithsonian Archives of American Art website). Gifford had recently returned from his final tour of duty with the New York Seventh Regiment in the Civil War. He was attempting to gather his friends, including artists Richard William Hubbard and Worthington Whittredge, for a sketching tour of northern New York.  His letter is a revealing glimpse of the affection and humor that characterized the cl...