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John Gellatly letters received from artists, 1887-1931

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Creator:
Gellatly, John, 1853-1931
Subject:
Barnard, George Grey
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart)
Ryder, Albert Pinkham
Thayer, Abbott Handerson
Thayer, Emma B.
Wiles, Irving Ramsay
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.2 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 John Gellatly letters received from artists measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1887 to 1931. Found within the collection are 120 letters to Gellatly from Emma and Abbott H. Thayer, Frederick S. Church, Irving Wiles, Albert Pinkham Ryder, C. E. S. Wood, and George Grey Barnard. Some of the letters contain sketches, particularly those from Church. Topics include the price and progress of artworks, requests for commissions, mutual friendships, and daily events. There are also two copies of the poem "The Flying Dutchman" by Albert P. Ryder.
Citation:
John Gellatly letters received from artists, 1887-1931. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The collection was digitized in its entirety in 2016 and is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Funding:
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Biography Note:
Art collector John Gellatly (1853-1931) lived in New York City, New York and established a real estate and insurance business in 1885.
Provenance:
The collection was initially bought by art historian Thomas Brumbaugh of Vanderbilt University from Walter R. Benjamin Autographs of Madison Avenue, and subsequently acquired in 1978 by the National Collection of Fine Arts, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Shortly thereafter, the letters were transferred to the Archives of American Art.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the artist letters of John Gellatly in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2016, and total 335 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Illustrated letters
Sketches
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8212
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210383
AAA_collcode_gelljohn
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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