Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7371
Shindler, A. Zeno (Antonio Zeno), 1823-1899
A. Zeno (Antonio Zeno) Shindler Watercolors, circa 1887
Antonio Zeno Shindler ( -1899) began his association with the Smithsonian Institution in 1876 when he was hired by Spencer F. Baird to paint casts of natural history specimens. He continued in various artistic positions with the United States National Museum (USNM) until his death.
This collection consists of four watercolor paintings of Funk Island by Shindler. The paintings were based on sketches by Captain Joseph William Collins, who led an 1887 voyage of the schooner Grampus to Funk Island, off the coast of Newfoundland, to collect skeletal remains of the Great Auk for the USNM.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887
- Collins, J. W. (Joseph William), 1839-1904
- Shindler, A. Zeno (Antonio Zeno), 1823-1899
- United States National Museum
- Grampus (Schooner)
- Grampus Voyage to Funk Island (1887)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7371, A. Zeno (Antonio Zeno) Shindler Watercolors