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Creator:
Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926  Search this
Subject:
Vollard, Ambroise  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia  Search this
Webb, Electra Havemeyer  Search this
Tyson, Carroll Sargent  Search this
Palmer, Potter  Search this
Whittemore, Harris  Search this
Sweet, Frederick A. (Frederick Arnold)  Search this
Riddle, Theodate Pope  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1 microfilm reel.
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Letters to Cassatt, from Cassatt, and from and to Cassatt's family and others; a typescript of a family history written by Cassatt's father, and other genealogical and biographical material; and pages from Paris Salon exhibition catalogs of 1872-1876 referencing Cassatt. The materials were primarily in the possession of Art Institute of Chicago curator Frederick Sweet at the time of microfilming; Sweet coordinated the microfilm project with the then newly formed Archives of American Art. The microfilm also identifies the owner at the time of microfilming (1955) and some of Sweet's correspondence concerning permission to microfilm from the various owners.
Among the recipients of letters from Cassatt are Cecilia Beaux, Electra Havemeyer Webb, Mrs. Potter Palmer, Theodate Pope, Mary Gardner Smith, Carroll S. Tyson, Ambroise Vollard, Harris Whittemore, her nephew Robert Kelso Cassatt and his wife Minnie Drexel Fell Cassatt; her sister-in-law Jennie (Mrs. J. Gardner Cassatt); and others. [Microfilm label: Frederick A. Sweet papers]
Citation:
Mary Cassatt collection, 1871-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel C1 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reel C1 Frames 1-869, Letters from Cassatt's mother, father, brothers; and Cassatt's letters to her family: and Cassatt's will, all lent for microfilming by Mrs. John B. Thayer, Rosemont, Pa. Originals in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Reel C1 frames 1188-1410, letters from Cassatt to her nephew Robert Kelso Cassatt and his wife Minnie Drexel Fell Cassatt, lent for microfilming by her great-nephew Alexander: Originals in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution and are cataloged separately.
Use Note:
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from: the owners of the letters. [Frames 1-869 owned by Philadelphia Museum of Art]
Loan:
Loan
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming in 1955 by Frederick Sweet, author of the exhibition catalog Sargent, Whistler, and Mary Cassatt (1954) and Miss Mary Cassatt, Impressionist From Pennsylvania (1966). The owners of the letters at the time of microfilming are listed on the microfilm and the inventory. Letters and the typescript family history filmed on CI frames 1-869 were subsequently donated by their owner Mrs. John B. Thayer of Rosemont, Pa. to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1967, and letters from Cassatt to her nephew Robert Kelso Cassatt that were lent by Mr. Alexander Cassatt, Robert's brother in 1955, were subsequently donated to the Archives of American Art in 1986 by Alexander's son, also named Alexander Cassatt (microfilm reel 3684).
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10510
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213940
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Theme:
Women
Art Movements and Schools
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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