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Q: Where did Artist M.C. Haywood do most of painting and how many pieces were done? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Where did Artist M.C. Haywood do most of painting and how many pieces were done?
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: buttonboy-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 06 Apr 2004 06:02 PDT
Expires: 06 May 2004 06:02 PDT
Question ID: 325963
This artist is from the early 1900's and painted many pieces and quite
possibly is linked to the early ragtime years of St Louis. I'd like to
know if anyone can name any of his pieces. I have one with his signed
named but there is no assigned name of which master piece it is. Are
there any reproductions out there?

Request for Question Clarification by scriptor-ga on 06 Apr 2004 09:46 PDT
Dear buttonboy,

What I found is, in my opinion, not enough to qualify as an answer.
But maybe it proves to be interesting for you and helpful for my

"M. C. HAYWOOD, artist, was born in Saline, Mich., August 21, 1853.
When he was about six years old, his parents moved to Kansas, locating
near Topeka. He received a good common school education, graduating at
the High School of Vassar, Mich. He then studied painting at the
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, at Philadelphia. He returned to
Topeka three years ago, and now enjoys a good patronage. He makes
portrait and figure painting a specialty, although he gives
considerable attention to scenic painting."
William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas - Shawneee Co. Part 25

"Around 1896, M.C. Haywood, a black Kansas City painter, captured Doc
Brown in oil on canvas. This painting is on display at the Kansas City
Museum and shows Doc in his characteristic costume: a top hat, cane,
and black swallow-tail coat."
Kansas City's Black Ragtime Composers - Part 2

A painting by M.C. Haywood, offered for sale by Visual Pleasure Antiques:


Clarification of Question by buttonboy-ga on 06 Apr 2004 12:57 PDT
Dear Scriptor-ga

Thank you for responding to my question however I already completed a
search of the Google Engine and found the same information, I also
found that one of his most notable paintings was that of Doc Brown. I
respect you for the information you gave me and sure could use your
help in many aspects of my art collection. I'm really trying to find
out the years that he started his paintings of oil on canvas. This
will help me determine the possible year in which the painting I have
was done, and the fair market value of this piece. It is a painting of
a Black Stable hand holding a bucket and two horses looking at the
bucket and one of the horses feeding from the bucket. It is a oil on
canvas and is in the original frame.

Thank You


Request for Question Clarification by nenna-ga on 09 Apr 2004 09:20 PDT
Could you link us to some pictures of your specific painting?


Clarification of Question by buttonboy-ga on 11 Apr 2004 07:15 PDT
Dear Scriptor,

The painting I have is posted at in is
buttonboys photogallery. Take a look and maybe this can help you
better with the research.



Clarification of Question by buttonboy-ga on 12 Apr 2004 05:03 PDT
Dear Nenna-ga,

The photo is posted at under buttonboys-gallery


Subject: Re: Where did Artist M.C. Haywood do most of painting and how many pieces were d
Answered By: nenna-ga on 12 Apr 2004 12:03 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

I have some great news for you.... Your painting is entitled "Man
Feeding Horses" and it was painted by M. C. Haywood in 1892. The owner
of the original is Elizabeth Black of Muleshoe TX. It is catalouged in
the Inventory of American Paintings with a call # of 72690025!162157@!1&ri=3&aspect=Browse&menu=search&source=!siartinventories&ipp=20&staffonly=&term=Haywood,+M.+C.,+b.+1854,+painter.&index=PAUTH&uindex=&aspect=Browse&menu=search&ri=3
Full Description taken from this link:!162157@!1&ri=14&aspect=Browse&menu=search&source=!siartinventories&ipp=20&staffonly=&term=Haywood,+M.+C.,+b.+1854,+painter.&index=PAUTH&uindex=&aspect=Browse&menu=search&ri=14
"Artist: 	Haywood, M. C., b. 1854, painter.
Title: 	Man Feeding Horses, (painting).
Dates: 	1892.
Medium: 	Oil.
Dimensions: 	12 x 15 in. (30.5 x 38.1 cm).
Subject: 	Figure male
Occupation -- Farm
Owner: 	Black, Elizabeth, "Address removed" Muleshoe, Texas
References: 	Muleshoe, Texas Aauw Biap Survey, 1977.
Illustration: 	Image on file.
Control Number: 	IAP 72690025

He also has 3 other works. "Doc Brown, the Cake Walker"!151046@!0&ri=3&aspect=Browse&menu=search&source=!siartinventories&ipp=20&staffonly=&term=Haywood,+M.+C.,+b.+1854,+painter.&index=PAUTH&uindex=&aspect=Browse&menu=search&ri=3

"The Hunchback, Act III, Scene II"!358783@!2&ri=3&aspect=Browse&menu=search&source=!siartinventories&ipp=20&staffonly=&term=Haywood,+M.+C.,+b.+1854,+painter.&index=PAUTH&uindex=&aspect=Browse&menu=search&ri=3

"Kansas River Scene"!257477@!3&ri=3&aspect=Browse&menu=search&source=!siartinventories&ipp=20&staffonly=&term=Haywood,+M.+C.,+b.+1854,+painter.&index=PAUTH&uindex=&aspect=Browse&menu=search&ri=3

"Kansas River Scene" was the first one done in 1875. They are all oil
paintings. I found this out in sort of an interesting way. I read that
M. C. Haywood attended the Pennsylvania School of Fine Arts, so, I
sent them off an email, figuring if he was a famous painter, or at
least decently known, the Alumni associations may have some good
records of his work, to show future students. I got a response from
Cheryl Leibold, Archivist at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and
she told me to
"Go to the website of the Smithsonian,, and click on the
Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and then on Art Inventories. The
Inventory of American Paintings is a data base of locations of paintings
before 1915. The Archives of American Art collects the personal papers of
artists and you can search their catalogue."

So, by doing that, I found the records of his works. Now, you know
what you have, who has the original, and how to contact them (in the
links) to find out you're value/apprasial of the painting.
And, by the way, it's a very nice painting.
Glad I and Google Answers could be of service


Request for Answer Clarification by buttonboy-ga on 12 Apr 2004 16:13 PDT
Dear Nenna-ga,

Thank You for your hard research in regards to M.C. Haywood. If
Elizabeth Black has the original then I guess I must have a copy
however my painting is 20 inches by 24 inches and the frame is from
the 40's and on the back of the frame it states that this painting was
reframed at a place in Kansas City Mo. I guess I need to take it to a
professional person to give me the value of this painting. I'm really
just wondering why someone would go through so much to copy someones
work in the early 1900's ?

Clarification of Answer by nenna-ga on 13 Apr 2004 08:25 PDT

Hey, who knows, maybe you do have something no one knows about yet! I
would advise, like you stated, taking it to a dealer just in case you
do have something. I am glad though, we now know what the painting is
called and whatnot. Hopefully you have a diamond in the rough, but if
not, you still have a beautiful painting. Glad I could be of service
for you.


If you have a response, please list it in the comments section,
because it throws up red flags and emails every time one of us post in
the "clarify" section. The comment section won't affect anything :)
buttonboy-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $50.00
Dear Nenna-ga, Thank You for the endless effort you put in this,
because I know that I would have been lost in trying to research this
one. So far I'm zero for two. I truely thought I had a master piece
and an original. Its such a beautiful painting and its oil on canvas,
maybe he got lost in his work and made two paintings and I just happen
to have a bigger and better painting. OH! well wishful thinking.

Thank You

Subject: Re: Where did Artist M.C. Haywood do most of painting and how many pieces were d
From: sublime1-ga on 11 Apr 2004 15:41 PDT
The painting in question is located here:

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