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Victor D. Spark papers, circa 1830-1983, bulk 1930-1970

Creator:
Spark, Victor D. (Victor David), 1898-1991  Search this
Subject:
Moran, Thomas  Search this
Engelhard, Charles W.  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Medina, Leon  Search this
Hardy, Charlotte  Search this
Clonney, James Goodwyn  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil  Search this
Berliner, Jacob  Search this
Copley, John Singleton  Search this
Shinn, Everett  Search this
Lehman, Robert  Search this
Grigaut, Hubert L.  Search this
Hardy, Jeremiah Pearson  Search this
Heade, Martin Johnson  Search this
Frankenstein, Alfred Victor  Search this
Moran, Ruth B.  Search this
San Diego Arts Society  Search this
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art appraisers  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7451
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209609
AAA_collcode_sparvict
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209609
Additional Online Media:

Robert C. Graham collection of artists' letters, 1783-1935, bulk 1804-1877

Creator:
Graham, Robert Claverhouse, 1913-1994  Search this
Subject:
Doughty, Thomas  Search this
Leutze, Emanuel  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Inman, Henry  Search this
Trumbull, John  Search this
West, Benjamin  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Healy, G. P. A. (George Peter Alexander)  Search this
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Topic:
Art dealers  Search this
Art  Search this
Painters  Search this
Letters  Search this
Artists' writings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5810
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208650
AAA_collcode_grahrobe
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208650
Additional Online Media:

Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1918

Creator:
Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918  Search this
Subject:
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Peale, Raphaelle  Search this
Vedder, Elihu  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill  Search this
Audubon, John James  Search this
Peale, Rubens  Search this
Vanderlyn, John  Search this
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Smillie, James David  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Eakins, Thomas  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams  Search this
West, Benjamin  Search this
McEntee, Jervis  Search this
Cox, Kenyon  Search this
Copley, John Singleton  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Autographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5905
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208745
AAA_collcode_hartchar
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208745
Additional Online Media:

Pennsylvania Hospital art related records, 1760-1884

Creator:
Pennsylvania Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Subject:
Sully, Thomas  Search this
West, Benjamin  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson  Search this
Traquair, James  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10614
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214141
AAA_collcode_pennhosp
Theme:
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214141

Albert Duveen art reference files, [ca. 1831-1950]

Creator:
Duveen, Albert, 1892-1965  Search this
Subject:
Allston, Washington  Search this
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel)  Search this
Henry, Edward Lamson  Search this
Strong, William J.  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Alexander, Francis  Search this
Birch, Thomas  Search this
Remington, Frederic  Search this
Prior, William Matthew  Search this
Cole, Thomas  Search this
Smibert, John  Search this
Hicks, Thomas  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis  Search this
Sharples, James  Search this
Robins, Louisa Winslow  Search this
Blauvelt, Charles F.  Search this
Despiau, Charles  Search this
Chabor, Moura  Search this
Maurer, Louis  Search this
Organ, Donald  Search this
Malbone, Edward Greene  Search this
Peale, James  Search this
Lefferts, M. F.  Search this
Duncanson, Robert S.  Search this
Gillman, Paul  Search this
Sawitzky, William  Search this
Polk, Charles Peale  Search this
Rothermel, Peter Frederick  Search this
Rosenthal, Albert  Search this
Whitney, Anne  Search this
Shulman, Morris M.  Search this
Inness, George  Search this
Maurer, Alfred Henry  Search this
Elliott, Charles Loring  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden  Search this
Lane, Fitz Hugh  Search this
Philippoteaux, Felix Emmanuel Henri  Search this
Eakins, Thomas  Search this
Vanderlyn, Pieter  Search this
Perry, E. W. (Enoch Wood)  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Bartlett, W. H. (William Henry)  Search this
Field, Robert  Search this
Homer, Winslow  Search this
Carter, Dennis Malone  Search this
Catlin, George  Search this
Harvey, George W.  Search this
Saint-Mémin, Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de  Search this
Moeller, Louis  Search this
Luks, George Benjamin  Search this
Chambers, Thomas  Search this
Jarvis, John Wesley  Search this
Hall, George Henry  Search this
Spencer, Frederick R.  Search this
Browere, A. D. O. (Alburtis Dell Orient),  Search this
Branchard, Emile Pierre  Search this
Walkowitz, Abraham  Search this
Johnston, Henrietta  Search this
Brown, John George  Search this
West, Benjamin  Search this
Penn, William  Search this
Weinberg, Elbert  Search this
Cassatt, Mary  Search this
Harding, Chester  Search this
Washington, George  Search this
Tirrell, G.  Search this
Porter, Rufus  Search this
Soutine, Chaim  Search this
Eichholtz, Jacob  Search this
Trumbull, John  Search this
Stewart, Albert T. (Albert Theodore)  Search this
Neagle, John  Search this
Serres, D.  Search this
Leigh, William Robinson  Search this
Durrie, George Henry  Search this
Gelb, Jan  Search this
Duveneck, Frank  Search this
Healy, G. P. A. (George Peter Alexander)  Search this
Cope, George  Search this
Chagall, Marc  Search this
Otis, Bass  Search this
Sullivan, Charles  Search this
Schussele, Christian  Search this
Drew-Bear, Jessie  Search this
Cézanne, Paul  Search this
Blakelock, Ralph Albert  Search this
Waldo, Samuel  Search this
Lincoln, Abraham  Search this
Blume, Peter  Search this
Welch, Thomas B.  Search this
Inman, Henry  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson  Search this
Dibble, Thomas R. (Thomas Reilly),  Search this
Ranney, William Tylee  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert  Search this
Miller, Alfred Jacob  Search this
Hudson, Samuel Adams  Search this
Gullager, Christian  Search this
Kayn, Hilde B.  Search this
Hesselius, John  Search this
Gargallo, Pablo  Search this
Wertmuller, Adolph Ulric  Search this
Ganso, Emil  Search this
Street, Robert  Search this
Copley, John Singleton  Search this
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Soudeikine, Serge  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Charlot, Jean  Search this
Crawford, Ralston  Search this
Ben-Zion  Search this
Quirt, Walter  Search this
Von Schlegell, Gustav William  Search this
Savage, Edward  Search this
Buddington, Jonathan  Search this
Donati, Enrico  Search this
Doughty, Thomas  Search this
Lawson, Ernest  Search this
Wood, Thomas Waterman  Search this
Rossiter, Thomas Prichard  Search this
Johnston, John Bernard  Search this
Detre, Roland  Search this
Wiltz, Arnold  Search this
Hicks, Edward  Search this
Russell, Charles M. (Charles Marion)  Search this
Schattenstein, Nikol  Search this
Winner, William E.  Search this
Buttersworth, James Edward  Search this
Pope, T. B. (Thomas Benjamin)  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)  Search this
Harnett, William Michael  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown  Search this
Hays, William Jacob  Search this
Wood, S.  Search this
Tait, Arthur Fitzwilliam  Search this
Constable, John  Search this
Duyckinck, Evert A. (Evert Augustus)  Search this
Kelekian, Dikran  Search this
Vanderlyn, John  Search this
Blackburn, Joseph  Search this
Roesen, Severin  Search this
Johnson, Eastman  Search this
Doriani, William  Search this
Centurion (Firm)  Search this
Holland House Corporation of the Netherlands  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7076
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209209
AAA_collcode_duvealbe2
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209209

Thomas Sully [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Inman, Henry 1801-1846  Search this
Photographic firm:
Detroit Publishing Co.  Search this
Subject:
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1914
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Art--Painter  Search this
Figure male--Bust  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001197
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_139047

Selected art related papers from the Simon Gratz Collection, [ca. 1770-1921]

Creator:
Gratz, Simon  Search this
Subject:
Cole, Thomas  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Humphreys, Joshua  Search this
Rosenthal, Albert  Search this
Delaplaine, Joseph  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Thomson, Charles  Search this
Trumbull, John  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Otis, Bass  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson  Search this
Copley, John Singleton  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10894
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214671
AAA_collcode_gratsimo
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214671

Selected art related letters from Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Society Collection, 1760-1935

Creator:
Historical Society of Pennsylvania  Search this
Subject:
Taylor, Frank H. (Frank Hamilton),  Search this
Lambdin, James Reid  Search this
Harding, George  Search this
Trumbull, John  Search this
Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby)  Search this
Somerville  Search this
Paine, Thomas  Search this
Ward, Townsend  Search this
Elwyn, Langdon  Search this
Peale, James  Search this
Stone, Frederick D. (Frederick Dawson),  Search this
Neagle, John  Search this
Wright, Patience Lovell  Search this
McMurtrie, James  Search this
Fielding, Mantle  Search this
Wylie, Samuel B. (Samuel Brown),  Search this
Eliot, S.  Search this
Dunlap, William  Search this
Murray, J.  Search this
Inman, Henry  Search this
Belcher, Wm. (William)  Search this
Willis, Nathaniel Parker  Search this
Troth, Henry  Search this
Otis, Bass  Search this
Paca, John  Search this
Rittenhouse, David  Search this
Stephens, Charles H.  Search this
Myers, Albert Cook  Search this
Low, Will Hicok  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr  Search this
Wharton  Search this
Elliott, James B.  Search this
Alexander, Archibald  Search this
Claypoole, James  Search this
Jackson, William  Search this
Duane, William J. (William John),  Search this
Gibson, Charles Dana  Search this
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert  Search this
Pennell, Joseph  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson  Search this
Du Simitière, Pierre Eugène  Search this
Randolph, Benjamin  Search this
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Snyder, W. D.  Search this
Francis, John W. (John Wakefield),  Search this
Rossiter, Thomas Prichard  Search this
Bayley, Frank W.  Search this
Gillingham, Harrold E. (Harrold Edgar),  Search this
Piggot, Robert  Search this
Stanbridge, J. C.  Search this
Brodhead  Search this
Peale, Mary Jane  Search this
Jordan, John W. (John Woolf),  Search this
Ogden, C. S.  Search this
Donnehue, Humphrey  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan  Search this
Nathans, Isabella  Search this
Carey, Edward L.  Search this
Marchant, Edward Dalton  Search this
Penrose, Clement B. (Clement Biddle),  Search this
Kimball, Henry H. (Henry Hastings),  Search this
Shrigley, James  Search this
Jones, Horatio Gates  Search this
Rush, William  Search this
Snowden, James Ross  Search this
Greenough, Horatio  Search this
Vanderlyn, John  Search this
Syng, Philip  Search this
Leland, Charles Godfrey  Search this
Abbey, Mary Gertrude  Search this
Burrell, B.  Search this
Newsam, Albert  Search this
Clarke  Search this
Cox, James  Search this
McAllister, John A.  Search this
Curren  Search this
Cheney, John  Search this
Hollingsworth, Levi  Search this
Leidy, Joseph  Search this
Peale, Franklin  Search this
Howell  Search this
Moody, William H. (William Henry),  Search this
Wells, William Hill  Search this
Schreiner, Jacob  Search this
Ceracchi, Giuseppe  Search this
Madison, James  Search this
Allston, Washington  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Williams, Henry  Search this
Carey, Henry Charles  Search this
Montgomery, John C.  Search this
Hunt, William Morris  Search this
Wilson, Alexander  Search this
Rothermel, Peter Frederick  Search this
Lippincott, J. B. (Joshua Ballinger),  Search this
Richards, William Trost  Search this
Smith, Russell  Search this
Sartain, John W.  Search this
Wharton, Geo. M. (George Mifflin),  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Rosenthal, Albert  Search this
Nathans, Rebecca  Search this
Livermore, George  Search this
Beale, Pennel  Search this
Dickinson, John  Search this
Monaghan, James  Search this
Martin, John Hill  Search this
Vaux  Search this
Woodside, John Archibald  Search this
Delaplaine, Joseph  Search this
Wharton, Thomas Kelah  Search this
Abbey, Edwin Austin  Search this
Schoff, Stephen Alonzo  Search this
Hosack, David  Search this
Hayes, Charles P.  Search this
Dillwyn, William  Search this
Catlin, George  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Saint-Mémin, Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de  Search this
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Carey & Hart  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10935
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214712
AAA_collcode_histsopa
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214712

George Catlin papers, 1821-1904, 1946

Creator:
Catlin, George, 1796-1872  Search this
Subject:
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Clay, Henry  Search this
Seward, William Henry  Search this
Topic:
Ethnological illustrators  Search this
Painters  Search this
Art and race  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Photogravures  Search this
Portrait painters  Search this
Ethnological painters  Search this
Miniature painters  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5435
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209512
AAA_collcode_catlgeor
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209512
Additional Online Media:

Joseph Sill selected diaries, 1832-1854

Creator:
Sill, Joseph, 1801-1854  Search this
Subject:
Furness, William Henry  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Rothermel, Peter Frederick  Search this
Sartain, John W.  Search this
Shaw, Joshua  Search this
Page, William  Search this
Weber, Paul  Search this
Lambdin, James Reid  Search this
Waugh, Samuel Bell  Search this
Neagle, John  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter  Search this
Audubon, John James  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Carey, Edward L.  Search this
Saunders, George Lethbridge  Search this
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Watmough, Edward  Search this
Winner, William E.  Search this
Leutze, Emanuel  Search this
Hubard, William James  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Art-Union of Philadelphia  Search this
Artists' Fund Society  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art patrons  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Painters  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13482
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214638
AAA_collcode_silljose
Theme:
Diaries
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214638

Hopkinson family selected papers, 1765-1859

Creator:
Hopkinson fam, Hopkinson family  Search this
Subject:
Hopkinson, Joseph  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Hopkinson, Francis  Search this
West, Benjamin  Search this
Trumbull, John  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10772
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214396
AAA_collcode_hopkhopk
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214396

John Neagle papers, 1817-1865

Creator:
Neagle, John, 1796-1865  Search this
Subject:
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Topic:
Landscape painting  Search this
Painters  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9817
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212274
AAA_collcode_neagjohn
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212274

Selected art related documents from the Woodhouse collection, [1817-1843 and undated]

Creator:
Historical Society of Pennsylvania  Search this
Subject:
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Meredith, William M. (William Morris)  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Artists' Fund Society  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10913
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214690
AAA_collcode_histsocp
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214690

Julia Sully papers, [ca. 1730]-1948

Creator:
Sully, Julia, 1870-1948  Search this
Subject:
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Works Progress Administration  Search this
Topic:
Historians  Search this
Art  Search this
Women historians  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9501
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211699
AAA_collcode_sulljuli
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211699

American Philosophical Society selected records, 1784-1954

Creator:
American Philosophical Society  Search this
Subject:
Audubon, Victor Gifford  Search this
West, Benjamin  Search this
Poinsett, Joel Roberts  Search this
Fulton, Robert  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson  Search this
Ord, George  Search this
Adams, John Quincy  Search this
Kane, John K. (John Kintzing),  Search this
Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell),  Search this
Peale, Franklin  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Lesley, J. P. (J. Peter),  Search this
Delaplaine, Joseph  Search this
Rosenthal, Albert  Search this
Franklin, Benjamin  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen  Search this
Vaughan, John  Search this
Jefferson, Thomas  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay  Search this
Columbian Society of Artists  Search this
Artists' Fund Society  Search this
Artists' and Amateurs' Association (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Society of Artists of the United States  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Artists  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Learned institutions and societies  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10947
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214725
AAA_collcode_amerphil
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214725

Charles James Madison Eaton correspondence with Hiram Powers, and a letter received from Thomas Sully, 1845-1867

Creator:
Eaton, Charles James Madison, 1808-1893  Search this
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Subject:
Kellogg, Miner K. (Miner Kilbourne)  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Lester, C. Edwards (Charles Edwards)  Search this
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Portrait painters  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Artists and patrons  Search this
Art patrons  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Miniature painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7073
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209206
AAA_collcode_eatochar
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209206

Victor D. Spark papers

Creator:
Spark, Victor D. (Victor David), 1898-1991  Search this
Names:
San Diego Arts Society  Search this
Berliner, Jacob, 1849-1918  Search this
Clonney, James Goodwyn, 1812-1867  Search this
Copley, John Singleton, 1738-1815  Search this
Engelhard, Charles W., Jr., 1917-1971  Search this
Frankenstein, Alfred V. (Alfred Victor), 1906-1981  Search this
Grigaut, Hubert L.  Search this
Hardy, Charlotte  Search this
Hardy, Jeremiah Pearson, 1800-1889  Search this
Heade, Martin Johnson, 1819-1904  Search this
Lehman, Robert, 1892-1969  Search this
Medina, Leon  Search this
Moran, Ruth B.  Search this
Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924  Search this
Shinn, Everett, 1876-1953  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Extent:
22.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
circa 1830-1983
bulk 1930-1970
Summary:
The Victor D. Spark papers measure 22.2 linear feet and date from circa 1830 to 1983, with the bulk of the material from 1930 to 1970. The papers document Spark's career as a New York City art dealer and appraiser who was most active from World War II through the 1970s, focusing on Old Masters paintings and 19th and early 20th century American art. Found within the papers are biographical materials, artist files, client files, financial records, legal records, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The Victor D. Spark papers measure 22.2 linear feet and date from circa 1830 to 1983, with the bulk of the material from 1930 to 1970. The papers document Spark's career as a New York City art dealer and appraiser who was most active during World War II up through the 1970s with a focus on Old Masters paintings as well as 19th and early 20th century American art. Found within the papers are biographical materials, artist files, client files, financial records, legal records, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical materials contain greeting cards and post cards, annotated appointment calendars, miscellaneous notes and lists, and an apartment lease.

Artists' files include photographs of artwork, artist biographies, printed materials, and some correspondence with and about the artist. Many of the photographs are annotated. Files are found for Old Masters and American artists, including James G. Clonney, Jon Singleton Copley, Jeremiah P. Hardy, Martin Johnson Heade, Rembrandt Peale, Maurice Prendergast, Everett Shinn, Thomas Sully, and many others. There is also a letter written in 1924 by Ruth Moran along with a photograph of a painting by the artist Thomas Moran, signed by him on the verso.

Extensive client files include notes, correspondence, bills, receipts, and clippings regarding sales and appraisals. Spark's clients included museums, collectors, art dealers, most of which are represented in the files. Notable clients and colleagues include Jacob S. Berliner, Charles W. Engelhard, Alfred V. Frankenstein, Hubert L. Grigaut, Charlotte W. Hardy, Robert Lehman, and Leon Medina. There are also files for many universities, businesses, museums, and galleries.

Financial records comprise the largest series in the collection and include ledgers, stock books, consignment records, scattered banking records, bills, tax documents, auction price lists, check stubs, and cancelled checks.

A small amount of legal records document two legal cases: Rauch v. IRS and Kaufman v. Phoenix (Travelers) Insurance Company for which Spark provided testimony.

Printed materials include clippings, exhibition and auction catalogs, newsletters, bulletins, a membership roster for the San Diego Arts Society, and several 19th century printed items.

Two black and white photographs are of a steam locomotive and an unidentified portraitist in his studio.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1906, 1948-1981 (1.7 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 2: Artist Files, 1905-1983 (4 linear feet; Box 2-6, 22)

Series 3: Client Files, 1904, 1927-1981 (7.1 linear feet; Box 6-13)

Series 4: Financial Records, 1930-1981 (8.7 linear feet; Box 13-20, 22-29)

Series 5: Legal Records, 1970-1972 (0.2 linear feet; Box 20)

Series 6: Printed Materials, circa 1830-1872, 1948-1982 (0.2 linear feet; Box 20-22)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1898-circa 1940 (0.1 linear feet; Box 21)
Biographical / Historical:
Victor D. Spark (1898-1991) was a prominent New York City appraiser and art dealer who specialized in Old Masters paintings as well as 19th and early 20th century art.

Spark was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1898. When he was two years old, the Spark family moved to Harlem. His father worked in the hotel business and owned hotels in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Europe. Spark briefly attended the City College of New York before transferring to New York University, where he studied for half a year, then enlisted in the Marines Corps during World War I and served overseas for 2 years. After his discharge, Spark returned to NYU where he majored in French, an interest he acquired during his military service. After graduation, Spark married Nina and went to Europe to help his father manage a summer hotel. There, he became interested in art.

Spark returned to the U.S., continuing to work for his father until 1929. Spark was involved with decorating and furnishing the hotels and often purchased antiques, artwork, and furniture, furthering his arts interests and knowledge. He began working in a gallery, acquiring works of art and dividing the sales profits with the gallery owners. Spark had no formal art education and his taste and eye for art was gained primarily through his travels in Europe. He also had a good business sense about what might sell for profit in the U.S.

Spark made frequent art buying trips across the United States to cities such as Boston and Philadelphia and returned to New York with paintings that he sold. Spark never owned a gallery, but he occasionally held exhibits, such as one titled "101 American Painters," inside the apartment. Although Spark specialized in 19th to early 20th century American art, he also sold European art work acquired during trips to Europe following World War II.

Spark continued his work selling paintings to museums, collectors, and other art dealers, until the 1970s. He was most active from the 1930s through World War II. As a prominent dealer for over four decades, Spark came to know many luminaries of the New York art scene, such as art dealer and gallery owner Edith Halpert. Spark died in 1991.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds an oral history interview of Victor D. Spark conducted August 5, 1975 by Paul Cummings.

The National Gallery of Art maintains 12,000 photographs and negatives of artwork in their Victor D. Spark photograph collection.
Provenance:
The Victor D. Spark papers were acquired between 1954 and 1996. The first accession of 19th century printed materials and a letter by Ruth Moran was donated by Spark in 1954. The bulk of the collection was purchased jointly by the Archives of American Art and the National Gallery of Art at auction in July 1987. Subsequently, photographs of works of art documenting the collections of the National Gallery of Art were separated and retained by the National Gallery of Art. The papers remained at the Archives of American Art; three letters were later transferred to the Archives from the National Gallery of Art in 1996.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Victor D. Spark papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Art appraisers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Victor D. Spark papers, circa 1830-1983, bulk 1930-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sparvict
See more items in:
Victor D. Spark papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sparvict
Additional Online Media:

Thomas Sully, Philadelphia, Pa. to George Catlin

Creator:
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Catlin, George, 1796-1872  Search this
Subject:
Catlin, George  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1839 July 16
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1355
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George Catlin papers, 1821-1904, 1946
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1355
Additional Online Media:

Copy portrait photograph of Thomas Sully

Photographer:
Rockwood, George Gardner, 1832-1911  Search this
Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896  Search this
Subject:
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1978
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9760
See more items in:
[Artists' portraits from Henry Tuckerman's Book of the Artists...] [graphic] / [George Rockwood and Napoleon Sarony], [ca. 1865]-1867
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9760
Additional Online Media:

(No Title Given) [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Sully, Thomas 1783-1872  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Portrait group  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0041573
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_41574

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