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Scrapbook of clippings...

Creator:
Chanler, Robert Winthrop, 1872-1930  Search this
Type:
Albums
Date:
1922-1930
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17051
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Robert Winthrop Chanler scrapbook, 1922-1930
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17051

The natural history of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands : containing the figures of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents, insects, and plants : particularly, those not hitherto described, or incorrectly figured by former authors, with their descriptions in English and French : to which is prefixed, a new and correct map of the countries ; with observations on their natural state, inhabitants, and productions / by the late Mark Catesby ... ; revised by Mr. Edwards ... ; to the whole is now added a Linnæan index of the animals and plants ..

Author:
Catesby, Mark 1683-1749  Search this
Edwards, George 1694-1773  Search this
Donor:
Chanler, Robert Winthrop 1872-1930 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes, [221] leaves of plates : color illustrations, color map ; 54 cm (fol.)
Type:
Pictorial works
Pre- Linnean works
Pre-Linnean works
Place:
Southern States
Bahamas
Date:
1771
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Call number:
QH41 .C35 1771
QH41.C35 1771
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_364408

Animals in motion : an electro-photographic investigation of consecutive phases of animal progressive movements / by Eadweard Muybridge

Author:
Muybridge, Eadweard 1830-1904  Search this
Donor:
Chanler, Robert Winthrop 1872-1930 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
x, 264, [1] leaf of plates : chiefly ill., port. ; 25 x 32 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1902
Topic:
Animal locomotion  Search this
Photography of animals  Search this
Call number:
QP301 .M82a 1902
QP301.M82a 1902
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_348466
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Martin Birnbaum papers

Creator:
Birnbaum, Martin, 1878-1970  Search this
Names:
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Scott & Fowles (Firm)  Search this
Beardsley, Aubrey, 1872-1898  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942  Search this
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943  Search this
Bufano, Beniamino, 1898-1970  Search this
Chanler, Robert Winthrop, 1872-1930  Search this
Choate, Mabel, 1870-1958  Search this
Clark, Stephen C. (Stephen Carlton), b. 1882  Search this
Cœdès, George  Search this
Davis, Edmund  Search this
Davis, Reginald  Search this
Despiau, Charles, 1874-1946  Search this
Diederich, William Hunt, 1884-1953  Search this
Dillingham, Louise  Search this
Douglas, Norman, 1868-1952  Search this
Dulac, Edmund, 1882-1953  Search this
Fernández, Luis, 1900-1973  Search this
Haseltine, Herbert, 1877-1962  Search this
Hoffman, Malvina, 1887-1966  Search this
Hoowij, Jan, 1907-  Search this
Jacobs, Leonebel  Search this
John, Augustus, 1878-1961  Search this
Jones, Lois Mailou, 1905-1998  Search this
Kester, Lenard, 1917-  Search this
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966  Search this
McIlhenny, Henry P.  Search this
Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932  Search this
Nadelman, Elie, 1882-1946  Search this
Parmelee, James  Search this
Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966  Search this
Potterton, Alfred B.  Search this
Richter, Gisela Marie Augusta, 1882-1972  Search this
Ricketts, Charles S., 1866-1931  Search this
Rock, Joseph Francis Charles, 1884-1962  Search this
Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Scott, Stevenson  Search this
Scudder, Janet, b. 1873  Search this
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968  Search this
Sprinchorn, Carl, 1887-1971  Search this
Stein, Leo, 1872-1947  Search this
Sterne, Maurice, 1878-1957  Search this
Sterner, Albert, 1863-1946  Search this
Werntz, Carl N. (Carl Newland), 1874-1944  Search this
Wilson, Stanley  Search this
Winthrop, Grenville Lindall, 1864-1943  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sketches
Etchings
Photographs
Date:
1862-1967
bulk 1920-1967
Summary:
The papers of New York art dealer, critic, and author Martin Birnbaum measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1862-1967, with the bulk of the material dating from 1920-1967. The papers document Birnbaum's association with the firm of Scott & Fowles, the lives and activities of his friends and colleagues, and his literary work, through biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, business records, printed material, a scrapbook, scattered artwork, and photographs of Birnbaum, friends and colleagues, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York art dealer, critic, and author Martin Birnbaum measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1862-1967, with the bulk of the material dating from 1920-1967. The papers document Birnbaum's association with the firm of Scott & Fowles, the lives and activities of his friends and colleagues, and his literary work, through biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, business records, printed material, a scrapbook, scattered artwork, and photographs of Birnbaum, friends and colleagues, and artwork.

Correspondence, primarily letters received by Birnbaum in New York, and throughout Europe from 1917-1960s, reflects Birnbaum's association with Scott & Fowles, particularly Stevenson Scott, and includes many details about the lives and activities of his correspondents, among them: artists Edward Bruce, Cecilia Beaux, Beniamino Bufano, Stephen C. Clark, Louise Dillingham, William Hunt Diedrich, Luis Fernandez, Herbert Haseltine, Jan Hoowij, Malvina Hoffman, Leonebel Jacobs, Lenard Kester, Lois Mailou Jones, Paul Manship, Gari Melchers, Maxfield Parrish, Charles S. Ricketts, William Rothenstein, John Singer Sargent, Janet Scudder, Carl Sprinchorn, Maurice Sterne, Albert Sterner, Carl N. Wertz, and Stanley Wilson. Also found is correspondence with art collectors and patrons including Mabel Choate, Edmund Davis, Reginald Davis, Henry P. McIlhenny, James Parmalee, Edith Wetmore, and Grenville Windall Linthrop, and museums including the Fogg Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and then curator Gisela Marie Augusta Richter, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Correspondence with scholars, writers, and publishers including George Coedes, Edmund Dulac, Joseph Francis Charles Rock, Upton Sinclair and others, documents aspects of Birnbaum's literary and scholarly work.

Writings include drafts of The Last Romantic, including Upton Sinclair's revision, and some of Birnbaum's early published and unpublished writings, as well as notes on Aubrey Beardsley.

Business records include financial records such as bills, receipts, canceled checks and statements for sales of artwork, and scattered legal records.

A small amount of printed material primarily consists of programs for musical events which evidence Birnbaum's early success as a violinist, as well as scattered news clippings, 2 exhibition catalogs, and announcements for the publications of Angkor and the Mandarin Road and The Last Romantic. Additional printed material about Birnbaum can be found in the dismantled scrapbook, 1960-1961.

Artwork includes 2 etchings and a sketch by Birnbaum, bookplates by various artists, circa 10 sketches by other and unidentified artists, and 3 cards with original artwork.

Photographs include snapshots and portraits of Birnbaum and artists and friends, among them: Robert Chanler, Charles Despiau, Norman Douglas, Luis Fernandez, Herbert Haseltine, Augustus John, Paul Manship, Gari Melchers, Elie Nadelman, Albert Sterner, Stevenson Scott, and Grenville Lindall Winthrop. Also found is a photo of Birnbaum with Edward Bruce, Alfred Potterton, Leon Stein, and Maurice Sterne, circa 1915-1916, and photographs proposed for use in The Last Romantic, travel snapshots, and photos of artwork.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1890-1950s (0.3 linear feet; Box 1, OVs 4-5)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1862-1967 (1.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1890-circa 1960 (0.45 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 4: Business Records, 1918-1967 (0.15 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1895-circa 1960 (0.15 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 6: Scrapbook, 1960-1961 (1 folder; Box 3)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1890-circa 1960 (0.15 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1900-circa 1960s (0.3 linear feet; Box 3)
Biographical / Historical:
New York art dealer, critic, and author Martin Birmbaum (1878-1970) was the manager of the American branch of the Berlin Photographic Company in New York City from 1910–1916, and a longtime partner in the art firm Scott & Fowles. He spent the later part of his career building the Grenville Lindall Winthrop Collection, now at the Fogg Museum.

Birnbaum immigrated to the United States from Hungary as a child. He was an accomplished violinist who studied at City College of New York, and graduated with a law degree from Columbia University in 1901, but developed a life-long interest in art during visits to Europe. As manager of the Berlin Photographic Company he had great success in staging art exhibitions at the company's New York galleries, which led him to a junior partnership in the Fifth Avenue firm of art dealers, Scott & Fowles. Birnbaum traveled widely and built relationships with many of the prominent artists and art collectors of his day and, in addition to the Grenville Lindall Winthrop collection, was influential in developing other important art collections including those of Edward Davis, Reginald Davis, and Henry P. McIlhenny.

Birnbaum wrote widely about his experiences and encounters in the world of wealthy socialites, literary salons, artists, art patrons, and collectors in publications such as Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (Berlin Photographic Co., 1911), Oscar Wilde: Fragments and Memories (J.F. Drake, Incorporated, 1914) , Vanishing Eden:Wanderings in the Tropics (New York: William E. Rudge's Sons, 1942), Angkor and the Mandarin Road (Vantage Press, 1952), and The Last Romantic (Twayne Publishers, 1961). He died in 1970 at the age of 92.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reels N698, N698A-N698B) including correspondence, bookplates, sketches, newspaper clippings, and a list of books containing ornamental drawings and illustrations. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Material on reels N698, N698A-N698B were lent for microfilming by Martin Birnbaum in 1967. The rest of the collection was donated in an anonymous gift in 1970 and by Martin Birnbaum's great-nephew, Jerome Ziegler, in 1975.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Martin Birnbaum 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.
Topic:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Etchings
Photographs
Citation:
Martin Birnbaum papers, 1962-1967, bulk 1920-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.birnmart
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Archives of American Art
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L'Assiette au beurre

Illustrator:
Delannoy, Aristide 1874-1911  Search this
Dongen, Kees van 1877-1968  Search this
Goussé, Henri  Search this
Grandjouan, Jules 1875-1968  Search this
Hermann-Paul 1864-  Search this
Jeanniot, Pierre-Georges 1848-1934  Search this
Jossot, Gustave Henri 1866-1951  Search this
Kupka, František 1871-1957  Search this
Naudin, Bernard 1876-1946  Search this
Rabier, Benjamin 1864-1939  Search this
Steinlen, Théophile Alexandre 1859-1923  Search this
Vallotton, Félix 1865-1925  Search this
Villon, Jacques 1875-1963  Search this
Willette, Adolphe  Search this
Donor:
Chanler, Robert Winthrop 1872-1930 DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Landauer, Bella Clara 1874-1960,- DSI  Search this
Bookseller:
Brentano's (Firm) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
volumes : illustrations ; 35 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
France
Date:
1901
1912
1901-1912
20th century
Topic:
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
French wit and humor  Search this
Political satire  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Call number:
AP103 .A848
AP103.A848
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_62615

Monographie du Château d'Anet, construit par Philibert de l'Orme en MDXLVIII, dessinée, gravée et accompagnée d'un texte historique & descriptif, par Rodolphe Pfnor..

Title:
Château d'Anet
Chateau de Pierrefonds DSI
Author:
Pfnor, Rodolphe 1824-1909  Search this
Du Cleuziou, Henri 1833-  Search this
Donor:
Chanler, Robert Winthrop 1872-1930 DSI  Search this
Former owner:
L. Marcotte & Co. DSI  Search this
Subject:
L'Orme, Philibert de 1515?-1570  Search this
Château d'Anet (France)  Search this
Physical description:
[4], 44, [10] pages, 58 leaves of plates. illustrations (some color), plans. 60 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Anet
Date:
1867
Topic:
Castles  Search this
Call number:
NA7736.P7 P54 1875
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_759865

Études de décorations des XVIe, XVIIe, XVIIIe & XIXe siècles ..

Title:
Chateau de Pierrefonds DSI
Author:
Pfnor, Rodolphe 1824-1909  Search this
Donor:
Chanler, Robert Winthrop 1872-1930 DSI  Search this
Former owner:
L. Marcotte & Co. DSI  Search this
Printer of plates:
Imprimerie Lemercier et cie  Search this
Physical description:
20 leaves of plates. all illustrations. 60 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
France
Date:
1872
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Call number:
NA7736.P7 P54 1875
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_759866

Pierrefonds après la restauration de m. Viollet-le-Duc. Photographié par Mieusement

Title:
Chateau de Pierrefonds DSI
Author:
Viollet-le-Duc, Eugène-Emmanuel 1814-1879  Search this
Mieusement, Séraphin Médéric 1840-1905  Search this
Donor:
Chanler, Robert Winthrop 1872-1930 DSI  Search this
Printer of plates:
Eugène Heutte et Cie.  Search this
Former owner:
L. Marcotte & Co. DSI  Search this
Subject:
Château de Pierrefonds (Pierrefonds, France)  Search this
Physical description:
[4] pages, 12 leaves of plates. all illustrations, photographs. 60 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
France
Pierrefonds
Date:
1875
Topic:
Castles  Search this
Call number:
NA7736.P7 P54 1875
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_759863

American ornithology, or, The natural history of the birds of the United States. By Alexander Wilson; with a continuation by Charles Lucian Bonaparte, prince of Musignano. The illustrative notes, and life of Wilson, by Sir William Jardine, Bart. F.R.S.E. F.L.S. ... In three volumes

Title:
Wilson's American ornithology DSI
Wilson and Bonaparte's American ornithology DSI
Author:
Wilson, Alexander 1766-1813  Search this
Illustrator:
Gordon, John Watson- Sir 1788-1864  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay 1799-1885  Search this
Rider, A.  Search this
Author:
Bonaparte, Charles Lucian 1803-1857  Search this
Jardine, William 1800-1874  Search this
Ord, George 1781-1866  Search this
Engraver:
Lizars, W. H (William Home) 1788-1859  Search this
Former owner:
Chanler, Robert Winthrop 1872-1930 DSI  Search this
Tucker, Marcia Brady DSI  Search this
Subject:
Wilson, Alexander 1766-1813  Search this
Physical description:
3 volumes, 98 leaves of plates in various foliations. frontispiece (engraved portrait) color illustrations. 23 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
United States
Date:
1832
Topic:
Birds  Search this
Call number:
QL681 .W74 1832
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_443066

Vingt mille lieues sous les mers / Jules Verne ; illustré de 111 dessins par De Neuville et Riou ; gravés par Hildibrand

Author:
Verne, Jules 1828-1905  Search this
Illustrator:
Neuville, Alphonse Marie de 1835-1885  Search this
Riou, Edouard 1833-1900  Search this
Engraver:
Hildibrand, Henri Théophile  Search this
Former owner:
Chanler, Robert Winthrop 1872-1930 DSI  Search this
Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[4], 434, [10] pages, [6] leaves of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
189u
[189-]
Topic:
Adventure stories, French  Search this
Sea stories  Search this
Call number:
PQ2469 .V4 1890z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_743693

Portrait of a Woman, possibly Dorothy Edinger [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Chanler, Robert Winthrop 1872-1930  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1927
Topic:
Portrait female--Bust  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0032667
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_32668

Fighting Zebras [decorative arts] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Chanler, Robert Winthrop 1872-1930  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Animal--Zebra  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0045802
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_45803

Jellyfish and Fish [decorative arts] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Chanler, Robert Winthrop 1872-1930  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1924
Topic:
Object--Furniture--Screen  Search this
Animal--Fish  Search this
Animal--Fish--Jellyfish  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0045803
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_45804

Fish and Plants [decorative arts] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Chanler, Robert Winthrop 1872-1930  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1924
Topic:
Object--Furniture--Screen  Search this
Animal--Fish  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0045804
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_45805

Group of Portraits [photograph] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Chanler, Robert Winthrop 1872-1930  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Object--Art Object--Painting  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Portrait Female  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0045805
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_45806

Fighting Zebras [decorative arts] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Chanler, Robert Winthrop 1872-1930  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1926
Topic:
Animal--Zebra  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0045806
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_45807

Figures and Sun [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Chanler, Robert Winthrop 1872-1930  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Landscape--Celestial--Sun  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Object--Foliage  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0045807
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_45808

Fish Screen [decorative arts] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Chanler, Robert Winthrop 1872-1930  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Object--Furniture--Screen  Search this
Animal--Fish  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0045808
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_45809

Mural [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Chanler, Robert Winthrop 1872-1930  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Fantasy--Animal--Bird  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0045809
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_45810

Peacock Screen [decorative arts] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Chanler, Robert Winthrop 1872-1930  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1925
Topic:
Object--Furniture--Screen  Search this
Animal--Bird--Peacock  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0045810
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_45811

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