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William Valentine Schevill papers, [ca. 1880-1935]

Creator:
Schevill, William Valentine, 1864-1951
Subject:
Schevill, Ferdinand
Taft, William H. (William Howard),
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
5.3 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:
Correspondence; art work, consisting of sketches (including a pencil sketch of Ferdinand Schevill), sketchbooks, drawings, and oil sketches on board; lists of works kept by his wife, Elizabeth Meier Schevill; exhibition announcements; clippings; photographs of Schevill, his family, his work, and his studio/living quarters in Munich, Germany; reference photographs; and printed material. Included in the correspondence is a note from President Taft and a telegram from Princess Irene of Prussia.
Citation:
William Valentine Schevill papers, [ca. 1880-1935]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Portrait painter; Cincinnati, Oh., St. Louis, Mo., New York, N.Y., and Munich, Germany. The original spelling of the family name was Schwill. Among Schevill's important sitters are Prince Henry of Prussia, Schevill's brother, the historian Ferdinand Schevill, and President William Howard Taft.
Provenance:
Donated 1996 by Barbara Lawrence (Mrs. William E.) Schevill, daughter-in-law of William V. Schevill and in 1998 by Peter Lawrence, a grandson.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Artists' studios
Photographs
Portrait painters
Portrait painters
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6046
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216014
AAA_collcode_schewill
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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