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Creator:
Sweet, Frederick A. (Frederick Arnold), 1903-1984  Search this
Subject:
Cassatt, Mary  Search this
James McNeill Whistler  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot (on 5 microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Research material compiled by Art Institute of Chicago curator and art historian Frederick A. Sweet in preparation for exhibitions and a biography of Mary Cassatt. Included are research notes and manuscripts; Cassatt family biography and tree; Sweet's correspondence and copies and transcripts of letters written by Cassatt; drafts of "Miss Mary Cassatt--Impressionist from Pennsylvania" (Chapters I-XII) and other drafts; exhibition catalogs; clippings and copies of clippings; announcements; and photographic prints of Cassatt, her family, and home (location of originals unknown) and of works of art by Cassatt and Whistler.
Citation:
Frederick A. Sweet research material on Mary Cassatt and James A. McNeill Whistler, 1872-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
35mm microfilm reels 2054-2056 and 2082-2083 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Related Materials:
Microfilm of additional Mary Cassatt letters (originals), compiled by Frederick A. Sweet in the course of his research, some in his temporary custody, is available at the Archives of American Art (reel C1); originals of some of those letters were subsequently donated to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and to the Archives of American Art.
Biography Note:
Frederick A. Sweet (b. 1903) was an art historian and museum administrator; Chicago, Illinois. Sweet curated the exhibition and wrote the catalog Sargent, Whistler and Mary Cassatt, held at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1954; James McNeill Whistler : paintings, pastels, watercolors, drawings, etchings, lithographs held at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, 1968; and wrote the Cassatt biography, Miss Mary Cassatt, impressionist from Pennsylvania (1966).
Provenance:
Donated 1975 by Frederick Sweet.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Impressionism (Art) -- United States  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9505
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211703
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Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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