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Edward A. Newnam papers, 1935-1978

Creator:
Newnam, Edward A.
Subject:
Linton, Frank Benton Ashley
Rourke, Constance
Inman, Henry
Stuart, Gilbert
Meyers, Samuel
Audubon, John James
Rubicam, Jonathan
Hewitt, W. K. (William Keesey),
Penington, Edward
Eakins, Thomas
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
19 items (on 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 to Newnam written in response to queries regarding portraits Newnam is painting or selling. Included are letters, 1937, from Victor Morris Tyler, Morris Tyler, and Constance Rourke regarding a Henry Inman portrait of John J. Audubon which Newnam wishes to copy; from Mildred Steinbach,1952, Asst. Librarian at the Frick Art Reference Library regarding portraits by Thomas Eakins of Frank Linton and Samuel Meyers; from Hannah J. Howell, 1952-3, Librarian at the Frick Art Reference Library regarding photographs of Gilbert Stuart's portraits of Edward Penington and Mrs. Penington; from Raymond Rubicam, 1955, regarding his purchase of a portrait by William K. Hewitt of his great uncle Jonathan Rubicam; also included is a photograph of the portrait; from Howell, 1957, thanking Newnam for a photo of a painting by Gustavus Hesselius; letters and a photograph regarding a portrait of Baroness Brudenell, 1966 and 1970; and a letter from Marguerite Coolbaugh, 1978, regarding a photograph of Abraham Lincoln.
Citation:
Edward A. Newnam papers, 1935-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 5129 (fr. 1376-1399) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Art dealer and portrait painter; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Provenance:
Donated 1994 by Edward A. Newnam.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art dealers
Portrait painters
Portrait painting
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6543
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215818
AAA_collcode_newnedwa
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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