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William T. Evans letters, 1842-1969

Creator:
Evans, William T., 1843-1918
Subject:
Bierstadt, Albert
Brown, John George
Church, Frederic Edwin
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson)
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer
Hassam, Childe
Homer, Winslow
Inness, George
Johnson, Eastman
Nichols, Hobart
Peale, Rembrandt
Pennell, Joseph
Ryder, Albert Pinkham
Whittredge, Worthington
American Watercolor Society
Salmagundi Club
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
ca. 900 items (on 3 micofilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Printed material and letters to Evans from collectors, dealers, and artists. Letters discuss business matters including the Munich International Art Exposition 1883, the American Watercolor Society, the Salmagundi Club, the Lotos Club, and Evans loaning work from his private collection for exhibitions, requests from artists wanting Evans to comment on and handle their work, thank you notes and invitations to openings and dinners. Significant correspondents include George Inness, Childe Hassam, Thomas W. Dewing, Worthington Whittredge, Albert Pinkham Ryder, Frederic Edwin Church, Joseph Pennell, Albert Bierstadt, Winslow Homer, Rembrandt Peale, Hobart Nichols, John George Brown, William A. Coffin and Eastman Johnson.
Citation:
William T. Evans letters, 1842-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 4054-4055 and 2804 (fr.14-19) available for use at Archives of American Art offices or through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reels 4054-4055: Originals in the possession of Robert Price.
Biography Note:
Art patron and collector. Born in Ireland, he came to the United States as a child. He gave collections of paintings to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. and the Montclair Museum.
Provenance:
Letters on reels 4054-4055 were lent to the Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture, National Collection of Fine Arts in 1970 by Robert Price who acquired them along with paintings from Evans' estate and elsewhere. They were photocopied and the copies were given to the NCFA-PG Librarian, who transferred them to the Archives of American Art in 1979. In 1988 the copies were microfilmed by the Archives and discarded. The original letter on reel 2804 was transfered from NMAA, 1981.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Art patrons
Art, Modern
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8283
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210454
AAA_collcode_evanwill
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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