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Aimée Lamb papers, 1888-1991

Creator:
Lamb, Aimée, 1893-1989
Subject:
James, William
Lamb, Horace
Thaxter, Celia
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1.6 linear ft.
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:
Sketchbooks and sketches, photographs, letters, price lists, a scrapbook, and printed material relating primarily to Lamb's exhibitions.
The ca. 25 letters to Lamb, 1921-1976, are mainly from friends regarding her exhibitions. Also included are letters from Celia Thaxter to Lamb's brother, Horace, 1888-1892. The scrapbook (photocopy) contains newspaper clippings and exhibition announcements, 1931-1981. Printed material, 1931-1991, consists of exhibition catalogs and announcements, and source material for paintings. Artwork, 1914-1938, includes sketchbooks (12 v.), 1914-55, including one from anatomy class at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston School, ca. 100 sketches, designs for stained glass, and designs and templates for stencils. Ca. 40 photographs are mainly of artwork by Lamb, but also include 2 of Lamb and a portrait of Henry James done by William James.
Citation:
Aimée Lamb papers, 1888-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Location of Originals:
Celia Thaxter letters: Originals in the Houghton Library Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Biography Note:
Painter; Milton, Mass. Died 1989.
Provenance:
Donated 1993 by Edward Stone, executor of the Aimée Lamb estate. Stone' wife, Cassandra, is Lamb's cousin. Additons are expected.
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
WAAND
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Drawings
Exhibition catalogs
Painters
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Stained glass artists
Women painters
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11014
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215044
AAA_collcode_lambaime
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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