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Garvan, Francis P. (Francis Patrick), 1875-1937  Search this
Ensko, Robert  Search this
Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines),  Search this
Keough, Andrew  Search this
Jones, E. Alfred (Edward Alfred),  Search this
Kimball, Fiske  Search this
Phillips, John Marshall  Search this
Bigelow, Francis Hill  Search this
Garvan, Mabel Brady  Search this
Day, George Parmly  Search this
Nutting, Wallace  Search this
Parke-Bernet Galleries  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Garvan Collection (Yale University)  Search this
Yale University  Search this
American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (Firm)  Search this
O'Reilly's Plaza Art Galleries  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
44.9 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The papers of art collector Francis Patrick Garvan measure 44.9 linear feet and date from 1912 to 1953, with one document from 1867. The papers provide extensive documentation on the Garvan collection which included rare books, ceramics, glass, paintings, prints, and furniture. The majority of the collection consists of inventory records that give descriptive information regarding each piece in the collection; in many cases the files also include a photograph of the object. Also found are correspondence and subject files; auction records for sales at the American Art Association, Parke-Bernet Galleries, and Plaza Art Galleries; loan records; estate records; and a small amount of printed material, writings, and photographs. Approximately half of the Garvan papers were created posthumously by Mabel Brady Garvan and the managers of Garvan's estate.
Francis Patrick Garvan papers, 1867, 1912-1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Francis Patrick Garvan (1875-1937) and his wife Mabel Brady Garvan were art collectors in the 1920s and 1930s, specializing in decorative arts and furniture.
Donated 1981 by Anthony N. B. Garvan and Phil Hoyt for the estate of Mabel Brady Garvan.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Record number:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art