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Darley first distinguished himself with this "city" and western art. Many of these illustrations were so good that they are still used today. An unusual application is Darley's famous, "Emigrants Crossing the Plains" used in a recent SMITHSTONIAN MAGAZINE article on the role of oxen in the westward movement and as a backdrop for a recent ad in HISTORICAL TRAVEL MAGAZINE (below, right)

Darley didn't do a lot of oil paintings, and when he did, they usually were by personal request. This is an example, TOUCHSTONE AND AUDREY, owned and exhibited by the BRANDYWINE RIVER MUSEUM, Chadds Ford, PA (below, left)

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Some of Darley's most lasting and famous, high-impact illustrations were of the American Revolution. One of the famous ones is this illustration, "FIRST BLOW FOR LIBERTY" (Concord, MA) (Below center).

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Shows one 1841 drawing on line (one of Darley's first). This site details the Darley collection in their Graphic Arts Collection, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library, 2004. Princeton has a huge Darley collection as you will see from the list.
IN 1999, THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY IN NEW YORK CITY, HAD A MAJOR DARLEY EXHIBIT. The exhibit’s press release heading: “Library Retrospective Honors Illustrator Whose Works Helped Forge Our National Identity.” “INVENTING AMERICA’S PAST” GO TO THE FULL PRESS RELEASE

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THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY PICTURE COLLECTION ONLINE (Selected): F.O.C. Darley This is a great collection of about 70 of Darley’s well known prints (all black/white) ... Carol Digel, GO THERE

In 1999, The Brandywine River Museum had the “Inventing America’s Past” Darley exhibit. About half of the Art in this exhibit was the same as that in the New York exhibit (see above). The other approximate one-half of the exhibit came from the Museum’s own collection and borrowings from around the country. In the BRM’s web site, in the AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION section, they say the following about Darley: “A major portion of the region's (IE., the Brandywine Valley’s) heritage is American illustration. The first illustrator of note was the famous F.O.C. Darley, who left New York in 1859 to settle just north of Wilmington, Delaware.” (in Claymont, DE)

... or ... "Today's Modern-image Santa was 'born' in Claymont Delaware" Darley was chosen as the illustrator for Clement C. Moore’s FIRST printing of “A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS” IN 1862. Darley used Washington Irving’s description of an American DUTCH St. Nick in “A KNICKENBACKER’S NEW YORK” first published in 1821 (Plump, short fur-lined coat, black boots, pipe, etc), REVISED in 1849 with Darley illustrating the book. A CHRISTMAS CARD ... Featuring Darley's renderings for Clement Moore's 1862, "A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS," ... and ... More on Darley's Santa: DARLEY WAS THE FIRST TO DRAW WHAT'S KNOWN AS TODAY'S SANTA GO THERE (Also see an example at the end of this site) THE INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S DIGITAL LIBRARY SITE shows all 8 pages of the story with illustrations by Darley GO THERE {{ Choose "standard" to view all 8 pages }}. Note that the house on page 4 is basically the Darley House in Claymont, Delaware where he lived from 1850 until his death in 1888. So well known was Darley, that his name, NOT Moore’s appeared on the booklet’s cover (Moore wrote the poem in 1822 for his children).