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Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera, 1807-1946

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Creator:
Duveen, Albert, 1892-1965
Subject:
Bierstadt, Albert
Church, Frederic Edwin
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart)
Inman, Henry
Mayer, Constant
McEntee, Jervis
Mosler, Henry
Olmsted, Frederick Law
Peale, Rembrandt
Rosenthal, Albert
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1.1 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera measures 1.1 linear feet and dates from 1807 to 1946. Unrelated letters written by over 170 mostly 19th and early 20th century American artists are found in this compiled collection of art critic, dealer, and collector Albert Duveen. Additional ephemera include printed material and photographs of artwork.
Found are letters from artists Albert Bierstadt, Frederic E. Church, Frederick S. Church, Henry Inman, Constant Mayer, Jervis McEntee, Henry Mosler, Frederick Law Olmstead, Rembrandt Peale, Albert Rosenthal, and many others. Printed materials include catalog inventories of public and private art collections. There are also brochure booklets on New England historical houses and towns. Photographs are duplicate copies of early American artwork from Duveen's personal reference files.
Citation:
Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera, 1807-1946. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
This collection is available on microfilm reels DDU1, D9, D10, and NDU-1-5 at the Archives of American Art offices, and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the papers as described in this finding aid does not reflect the order of the collection on microfilm due to reprocessing.
Funding:
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Related Materials:
The Archives holds a microfilm copy of the Albert Duveen art reference files and a lecture, "An Art Dealer is Intrigued by American Folk Art," delivered by Albert Duveen, March 4, 1961.
Biography Note:
Albert Duveen (1892-1965) was an art dealer and collector with offices in New York, N.Y., specializing in early American art. Duveen was a cousin to Joseph Duveen (1869-1939), 1st Baron Duveen, president of Duveen Brothers art dealers.
Provenance:
The Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera was purchased from Duveen by the Archives of American Art in February 1956.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Artists
Collectors and collecting
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7075
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209208
AAA_collcode_duvealbe
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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  • Bierstadt, Albert
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  • Inman, Henry
  • Mayer, Constant
  • McEntee, Jervis
  • Mosler, Henry
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  • Duveen, Albert
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  • Mayer, Constant
  • McEntee, Jervis
  • Mosler, Henry
  • Olmsted, Frederick Law
  • Peale, Rembrandt
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