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Flora de Stephano papers concerning Robert Frederick Blum, 1889-1932

Creator:
De Stephano, Flora
Subject:
Bacher, Otto H. (Otto Henry)
Blum, Robert Frederick
Chase, William Merritt
Twachtman, John Henry
Weir, Julian Alden
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.2 linear ft. (on a partial microfilm reel)
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:
Letters, photographs and clippings about Blum collected by De Stephano. Correspondence includes 2 letters from Robert Blum (1889, 1900), a letter to Blum from De Stephano (1893), several cables and a letter about Blum's death (1903), letters and 2 legal documents relating to de Stephano's claims against Blum's estate (1903-1932), and letters pertaining to De Stephano's loan of works by Blum to the Carnegie Institute exhibition (1923). Photographs show Blum; groups including Blum, De Stephano, Otto Bacher, William Merritt Chase, John Twachtman, and J. Alden Weir; and paintings by Blum (1889-1911). Printed material consists of a Carnegie Institute exhibition catalog (1923) and 20 clippings (1901-1932).
Citation:
Flora de Stephano papers concerning Robert Frederick Blum, 1889-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 4039 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
After Robert Blum's death, Flora de Stephano claimed to be his widow. She eventually received a small sum of money, some personal possessions, and three paintings by Blum from his executors.
Provenance:
The papers were given to the donor, Alan Pensler, by Webster de Stephano Smith, a descendant of Flora de Stephano.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Painters
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8597
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210777
AAA_collcode_destflor
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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