The collection is arranged as one series. Series 1: Scott & Fowles Artists' Files, 1904-1946 (2.5 linear feet; Boxes 1-4)
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
The artists' files of commercial New York art gallery Scott & Fowles measure 2.5 linear feet and date from 1904 to 1946. The majority of the collection contains photographs of artwork, biographical writings on the artists, and notes regarding sales transactions, artwork descriptions, and history of the ownership of artworks by artists such as Augustus John, Peter Lely, and Thomas Rowlandson. Also included in smaller amounts are letters, financial records, and clippings.
Scott & Fowles artists' files, 1904-1946. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
A scrapbook of gallery literature and newspaper clippings relating to Scott & Fowles lent for microfilming is available on 35mm microfilm reel D8 at Archives of American Art offices.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.
Also found at the Archives of American Art are the Stevenson Scott papers relating to Augustus John, 1923-1949. A scrapbook lent by Wildenstein & Co. in 1956 was microfilmed onto reel D8. The scrapbook was returned to the donor and is not described in the collection container inventory.
Scott & Fowles was a commercial art gallery in New York, N.Y. The gallery was in operation from approximately 1905 to 1943.
The Scott & Fowles artists' files were donated to the Cincinnati Art Museum in 1980 by Mathilda Boelscher, a former employee of Scott & Fowles. The Cincinnati Art Museum donated the files to the Archives of American Art in 1981, through Pat Rutledge, librarian at the museum. Some files were removed by a curator at the Taft Museum in Cincinnati before being received by AAA.
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