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Dwight Blaney papers, [ca. 1883-1930]

Creator:
Blaney, Dwight, 1865-1944
Subject:
Benson, Frank Weston
DeCamp, Joseph
Hale, Lilian Westcott
MacKnight, Dodge
Paxton, William McGregor
Sargent, John Singer
Seymour, George Dudley
Kilgore Galleries
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
3.2 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 3 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:
Letters, sketches, sketchbooks, notebooks, scrapbook on John Singer Sargent, photographs, glass negatives, and printed materials.
REELS 4405-4407: Letters from artists, dealers, friends and colleagues, including Joseph DeCamp, Lilian Westcott Hale, Dodge Macknight, and George Dudley Seymour; files, containing letters from John Singer Sargent (12), and Frank Benson and one concerning an exhibition at the Kilgore Galleries (1924); sketchbooks (21 vols.), including a "Salmagundi Souvenir Book" with sketches by Blaney and others, and printed materials; selected pages of an illustrated botany notebook (1881-1882), a journal of observations on nature (1884-1885), and a notebook of poems, quotations, small sketches, and addresses (1892); and a scrapbook, 1911, containing snapshots of Benson.
Also included are photographic prints from glass negatives of Blaney's work and of works by William Paxton and Sargent; photographs of Sargent, including one of him painting on the deck of Blaney's boat, ca. 1924; handwritten exhibition lists; exhibition catalogs and notices; BOSTON ARTISTS by S.C. de Soissons, 1894; constitution, by-laws, and list of members of the Boston Society of Water Color painters, 1892; and clippings.
UNMICROFILMED: Sketches; a scrapbook on John Singer Sargent; 3 photographs of John L. Breck and his studio; exhibition catalogs; art history notebooks; printed materials; a lithograph by J.S. Schweinfurth; and glass negatives.
Citation:
Dwight Blaney papers, [ca. 1883-1930]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 4405-4407 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Painter, architect; Boston, Mass. and Bar Harbor Me. Blaney family bought Ironbound Island in Bar Harbor, ca. 1893, where John Singer Sargent and other painters came to paint.
Provenance:
Papers on reels 4405-4407 were lent for filming and remainder donated 1990 by Benjamin Blaney, Blaney's grandson.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Painters
Photographs
Prints
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10002
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212796
AAA_collcode_blandwig
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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