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Elizabeth Nourse sketchbooks and scrapbooks, 1880-1932

Nourse, Elizabeth, 1859-1938
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Physical Description:
10 v. (on 2 microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
8 sketchbooks; and 2 scrapbooks containing photographs, sketches, printed material and biographical information. REEL 2709: 2 scrapbooks, 1880-1932, containing photographs of Nourse, her art work and her studio; biographical information; letters and postcards; clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements; sketches and prints; and lists of paintings. REEL 2758: Eight sketchbooks containing charcoal, chalk and watercolor sketches, titled as follows: "1885-1886/ Cincinnati/ Mt. Nebo-Tennessee/ Mountains"; "1887 Enroute to Paris/ Steamer/ Antwerp/ Paris/ Villa des Dames"; "1888 May - October/ Paris and Barbizon"; "1888-1889 December - May/ Russia"; "1889 - Paris/ Lille/ Auvers/ Etaples/ Le Portel/ 1890 - Italy"; "1890. Italy/ Florence/ 1891 - Borst - Austria and Nurenburg"; "1897 St. Leger-en-Yvelines, 1896 St. Leger, 1897-1899"; and "1909 Paris/ Alsace-Lorraine/ Oberelsass."
Elizabeth Nourse sketchbooks and scrapbooks, 1880-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 2709 and 2758 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Scrapbook, reel 2709, frames 3-165: Original returned to the lender, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Thompson, after microfilming. Sketchbooks, reel 2758, scrapbook, reel 2709, frames 171-410: Originals returned to the lender, Patricia Niehoff, after microfilming.
Biography Note:
Painter; Paris, France. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Studied at the Cincinnati School of Design and the Academie Julian. Member: Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts, 1901, Paris American Women's Art Association, and the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors. Received a medal at the Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893.
Sketchbooks on reel 2758 and scrapbook on reel 2709, fr. 171-410 lent for microfilming by Patricia Niehoff, 1983, through the national Museum of American Art, who exhibited them in a Nourse exhibit. Scrapbook on reel 2709, fr. 3-165, lent for microfilming by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Thomas, 1983, through Mary Alice Burke, guest curator for the exhibition.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Artists' studios
Painting, Modern
Women painters
Record number:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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