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Richard York Gallery records

Creator:
Richard York Gallery  Search this
Names:
Art Dealers Association of America  Search this
De Forest, Lockwood, 1850-1932  Search this
Goldyne, Joseph R.  Search this
Hale, Ellen Day, 1855-1940  Search this
Hill, J. W. (John William), 1812-1879  Search this
Hill, John Henry, 1839-1922  Search this
Hornby, Lester George, 1882-1956  Search this
Lozowick, Louis, 1892-1973  Search this
Lucioni, Luigi, 1900-1988  Search this
MacRae, Emma Fordyce, 1887-1974  Search this
Mapplethorpe, Robert  Search this
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
Marin, John, Jr., 1915?-1988  Search this
Smith, Houghton Cranford, 1887-1983  Search this
Stella, Joseph, 1877-1946  Search this
Stevens, Will Henry, 1881-1949  Search this
Wheeler, Steve, 1912-1992  Search this
York, Richard  Search this
Extent:
89.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
circa 1865-2005
bulk 1981-2004
Summary:
The records of the Richard York Gallery, a New York gallery specializing in American art from early 1800s to 1950, measure 79.3 linear feet and date from circa 1865-2005, with the bulk of the material dating from 1981 to 2004. Three-fourths of the records are artists' artwork files, documenting the sale and consignment of nearly 6,500 works of art. The gallery's activities are also recorded through correspondence, client files, gallery invoices, inventories, business and financial records, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographic materials of artwork, and estate records for the John Marin estate and Sergio Stella estate (Joseph Stella). An addition of 10.2 linear feet, dated circa 1865 to 2005, includes artists' files arranged alphabetically containing printed material, clippings, exhibition announcements, and scattered correspondence and financial documents.
Scope and Content Note:
The records of the Richard York Gallery, a New York gallery specializing in American art from early 1800s to 1950, measure 79.3 linear feet and date from circa 1865-2005, with the bulk of the material dating from 1981 to 2004. Three-fourths of the records are artists' artwork files, documenting the sale and consignment of nearly 6,500 works of art. The gallery's activities are also recorded through correspondence, client files, gallery invoices, inventories, business and financial records, printed materials, scrapbooks, photographic materials of artwork, and estate records for the John Marin estate and Sergio Stella estate (Joseph Stella). An addition of 10.2 linear feet, dated circa 1865 to 2005, includes artists' files arranged alphabetically containing printed material, clippings, exhibition announcements, and scattered correspondence and financial documents.

Correspondence includes both incoming and outgoing correspondence with collectors, clients, galleries and museums, primarily regarding appraisals, consignments, exhibitions, general inquiries, loans, and sales. Also found are scattered transactional records, information sheets for artwork, and photographic materials. Correspondence from the mid-late 1980s is poorly represented.

The sale and consignment of nearly 6,500 pieces of artwork at the Richard York Gallery are documented through transactional records, photographic materials, correspondence, and scattered printed materials found in the Artists' Artwork Files. Artists for which there are significant quantities of materials (over 50 folders) include Joseph Goldyne, Ellen Day Hale, John Henry Hill, John William Hill, Lester George Hornby, Louis Lozowick, Luigi Lucioni, Emma Fordyce MacRae, John Marin, Joseph Stella, William Henry Stevens, and Steve Wheeler. Also included are the files of the Richard York photography collection, which contained works by Robert Mapplethorpe.

Similar to the Artists' Artwork Files, Client Files document the sale and consignment of artwork, but are arranged by artist's and client's name. Materials found are primarily from the early 1990s and include correspondence, notes, photographic materials, photocopied client information cards, and printed materials.

The Richard York Gallery represented the John Marin estate and the Sergio Stella estate (Joseph Stella). The records of the John Marin estate are primarily artwork in-take sheets from 1998 and inventory lists from 2001. The Sergio Stella Estate records include correspondence, inventories of artwork by Joseph Stella, and some photographic materials.

Sales and inventory records contain a nearly complete set of gallery invoices from 1995-2000, and 2004. Inventories includes gallery inventory lists, and inventory cards of sold artwork from 1981-1997 (bulk 1981-1991).

The business and financial records include accounting records, bank deposit records, corporate records, index cards for contacts, invoices for gallery expenses, materials related to Richard York's involvement in the ADAA, mailing lists, records of payments to consignors, receipts, shipping records, and tax records. The gallery migrated from paper records to Artbase, an artwork management system, around 2000-2002. Included are two CDs of database data and digital images from Artbase, as well as inventories of the digital file names.

Printed materials contain advertising tear sheets from 1998-2002, exhibition catalogs, magazine and newspaper clippings of reviews and announcements, and other miscellaneous printed materials. Printed materials are also found in eight scrapbooks which document the activities of the Richard York Gallery, Richard York, and the gallery's exhibitions from 1981-2002. Materials in the scrapbooks include clippings, correspondence, photographs, exhibition catalogs, announcements, and invitations.

Photographic materials includes color photographs, transparencies, digital prints, and scattered printed materials, as well as over 600 slides of artwork, primarily works of art which were sold or consigned by the gallery. Artists for which there is significant volume of transparencies include Houghton Cranford Smith and Lockwood de Forest, Sr.

Materials with dates prior to 1981 in this collection are primarily research materials for works of art, such as printed materials, correspondence, and transparencies, as well as some artwork artifacts, such as back labels.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1975-2005 (Boxes 1-7; 6.4 linear feet)

Series 2: Artists' Artwork Files, circa 1865-2004 (Boxes 7-64; 56.85 linear feet)

Series 3: Client Files, 1965, circa 1981-circa 2004 (Box 64; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Estate Records, 1983-circa 2004 (Boxes 64-65; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 5: Sales and Inventory Records, 1977-2004 (Boxes 65-70; 5.0 linear feet)

Series 6: Business and Financial Records, 1974-2005 (Boxes 70-77; 6.25 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Materials, 1980-2004 (Boxes 77-78; 1.1 linear feet)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1981-2002 (Boxes 78, 80; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 9: Photographic Materials, 1977-2004 (Boxes 78-79; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 10: Unprocessed Addition, circa 1865-2005 (Boxes 81-91; 10.2 linear feet)
Historical Note:
Richard T. York (circa 1950-2003) opened his eponymous gallery in the spring of 1981 on East 65th Street in New York City. Specializing in American painting and sculpture from early 1800s to 1950, the Richard York Gallery dealt in the artwork of hundreds of artists including Albert Bierstadt, Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Lockwood de Forest, John Graham, Georgia O'Keeffe, John Singer Sargent, Charles Sheeler, and Steve Wheeler. It also represented the estates of artists John Marin and Joseph Stella.

Richard York passed away in April 2003, and the gallery closed in May 2004.
Provenance:
The Richard York Gallery records were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2006 by Kevin Scott, the executor of Richard York's estate; and in 2015 by Lisa Bush Hankin, former gallery director.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Richard York Gallery records 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, American  Search this
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Richard York Gallery records, circa 1865-2005, bulk 1981-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.richyorg
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Richard York Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-richyorg
Additional Online Media:

Shoshone Falls, (painting)

Painter:
Hill, John Henry 1839-1922  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on gray paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1871
Topic:
Landscape--Waterfall--Shoshone Falls  Search this
Landscape--River--Snake River  Search this
Landscape--Idaho--Twin Falls  Search this
Control number:
IAP 98780006
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_244409

Study for "View of New York City from New Jersey," (painting)

Painter:
Hill, John Henry 1839-1922  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Princeton University Art Museum Princeton New Jersey 08544 Accession Number: 1995.63
Date:
Ca. 1857
Topic:
Landscape--New York--New York City  Search this
Landscape--New Jersey  Search this
Study  Search this
Control number:
IAP 32040909
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_420537

Waterfalls and Two Fishermen, (painting)

Painter:
Hill, John Henry 1839-1922  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and pencil on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1830
Topic:
Landscape--Waterfall  Search this
Recreation--Sport & Play--Fishing  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Control number:
IAP 9D690016
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_348839

From Glen Island, (painting)

Painter:
Hill, John Henry 1839-1922  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and pencil on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1840
Topic:
Landscape--Lake  Search this
Landscape--Mountain  Search this
Landscape--New York--Glen Island  Search this
Control number:
IAP 9D690017
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_348840

Hudson River Landscape, (painting)

Painter:
Hill, John Henry 1839-1922  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Kennedy Galleries New York New York
Date:
1884
Topic:
Landscape--River--Hudson River  Search this
Waterscape--Boat  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--House  Search this
Control number:
IAP 63200015
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_353059

A View of Irvington-on-Hudson, (painting)

Painter:
Hill, John Henry 1839-1922  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Richard York Gallery 21 East 65th Street New York New York 10021
Date:
1893
Topic:
Landscape--New York--Irvington-on-Hudson  Search this
Control number:
IAP 88900018
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_368109

Late Summer in the Catskills, (painting)

Painter:
Hill, John Henry 1839-1922  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1857
Topic:
Landscape--Season--Summer  Search this
Landscape--Mountain--Catskill Mountains  Search this
Landscape--River  Search this
Control number:
IAP 89410029
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_378879

Lake Scenery (Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire), (painting)

Title:
Lake Scenery (Lake Winnepesaukee (sic), New Hampshire), (painting)
Painter:
Hill, John Henry 1839-1922  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Dartmouth College Hood Museum of Art Hanover New Hampshire 03755 Accession Number: 957.1
Date:
1866
Topic:
Landscape--Lake--Lake Winnipesaukee  Search this
Landscape--Mountain  Search this
Landscape--New Hampshire  Search this
Control number:
IAP 30660433
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_381390

Fishing in the Rapids, (painting)

Painter:
Hill, John Henry 1839-1922  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Dartmouth College Hood Museum of Art Hanover New Hampshire 03755 Accession Number: 958.356
Date:
1873
Topic:
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Landscape--River  Search this
Recreation--Sport & Play--Fishing  Search this
Control number:
IAP 30660550
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_381556

On the Hudson (River Scene), (painting)

Painter:
Hill, John Henry 1839-1922 (attributed to)  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Dartmouth College Hood Museum of Art Hanover New Hampshire 03755 Accession Number: 948.89
Date:
1896
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Landscape--River--Hudson River  Search this
Recreation--Sport & Play--Boating  Search this
Control number:
IAP 30660551
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_381557

Untitled: Campsite: (painting)

Title:
Campsite, (painting)
Painter:
Hill, John Henry 1839-1922  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Adirondack Museum Blue Mountain Lake New York 12812 Accession Number: 57.132.01
Date:
1867
Topic:
Architecture--Other--Campsite  Search this
Recreation--Camping  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 33560112
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_384790

The Island Pines, Lake George, (painting)

Painter:
Hill, John Henry 1839-1922  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Adirondack Museum Blue Mountain Lake New York 12812 Accession Number: 57.132.04
Date:
1871
Topic:
Landscape--Island  Search this
Landscape--Tree--Pine Tree  Search this
Landscape--New York--Lake George  Search this
Landscape--Lake--Lake George  Search this
Control number:
IAP 33560113
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_384791

Long Lake, (painting)

Painter:
Hill, John Henry 1839-1922  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Adirondack Museum Blue Mountain Lake New York 12812 Accession Number: 58.304.02
Date:
1867
Topic:
Landscape--New York--Long Lake  Search this
Landscape--Lake--Long Lake  Search this
Landscape--Mountain--Adirondack Mountains  Search this
Control number:
IAP 33560114
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_384792

Untitled: Landscape, (painting)

Title:
Landscape, (painting)
Painter:
Hill, John Henry 1839-1922  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Adirondack Museum Blue Mountain Lake New York 12812 Accession Number: 85.035.01
Date:
1909
Topic:
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAP 33560115
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_384793

Tuppers (sic) Lake, (painting)

Title:
Tupper Lake, (painting)
Painter:
Hill, John Henry 1839-1922 (attributed to)  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Adirondack Museum Blue Mountain Lake New York 12812 Accession Number: 58.304.01
Date:
Ca. 1867
Topic:
Landscape--Lake--Tupper Lakes  Search this
Landscape--New York--Tupper Lake  Search this
Landscape--Mountain--Adirondack Mountains  Search this
Control number:
IAP 33560116
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_384794

Mountain Lake, (painting)

Painter:
Hill, John Henry 1839-1922  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1870
Topic:
Landscape--Lake  Search this
Landscape--Mountain  Search this
Control number:
IAP 89680011
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_385116

Sea Coast, Maine, (painting)

Painter:
Hill, John Henry 1839-1922  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1857
Topic:
Landscape--Maine  Search this
Waterscape--Coast  Search this
Control number:
IAP 83330026
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_204763

Bob White Chicks, Pair, (painting)

Painter:
Hill, John Henry 1839-1922  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Animal--Bird--Bobwhite  Search this
Control number:
IAP 98940028
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_244561

Garrison Beach on the Hudson, (painting)

Painter:
Hill, John Henry 1839-1922  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1870
Topic:
Landscape--River--Hudson River  Search this
Landscape--Beach  Search this
Control number:
IAP 99330040
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_244877

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