This collection is arranged as 2 series. Series 1: Artists Files, circa 1890-1960 (Box 1, 3; 1.3 linear feet) Series 2: Scrapbook, 1925-1936 (Box 2, 4; 0.5 linear feet)
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Use of original papers requires an appointment.
The records of the New York City based Valentine Gallery measure 1.8 linear feet and date from circa 1890 to 1960. The bulk of the material documents the gallery's dealings with artists Louis Eilshemius, John Kane, Henri Matisse, and C.S. Price. Additionally, there is one scrapbook which contains printed materials regarding Valentine Gallery exhibitions from 1925-1936.
Valentine Gallery records, circa 1890-circa 1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Portions of the collection and material lent for microfilming are available on 35mm microfilm reels D22, D193, NY59-5, 911, 3829-3830 and 4781 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the collection as described in this finding aid does not reflect the order of the collection on microfilm.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel NY59-5) including gallery index cards. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
The Valentine Gallery was founded by F. Valentine Dudensing in 1926 and operated in New York City until 1947. The gallery hosted many exhibitions of Modern European art and specialized in School of Paris paintings.
The collection is in English and French.
The Valentine Gallery records were donated by gallery founder, Valentine Dudensing in 1958. Dudensing also lent the Archives of American Art gallery index cards for microfilming in 1959. Roy R. Neuberger donated materials regarding Louis Eilshemius in 1959 who received the material from Valentine Dudensing.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001