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Robert K. Fitzgerel collection of papers on Louis M. Eilshemius, 1869-1940

Catalog Data

Fitzgerel, Robert K.  Search this
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel)  Search this
Schack, William  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.6 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.
Correspondence, writings, printed material, small paintings, drawings, and photographs of Louis Eilshemius collected by Robert K. Fitzgerel. consisting largely of material of the previous collector/owner, William Schack.
Included are letters to William Schack relating to Shack's publication of his biography on Eilshemius, including references to the individual owners and institutions holding Eilshemius's artwork; other correspondents are Robert Tannahill and George L.K. Morris; writings, including self-published material by Eilshemius; promotional cards; and a handwritten play script, The Course of Love. The printed material consists of newspaper clippings about Eilshemius and an extensive group of Eilshemius' letters to the editors of New York dailies. Photographs include nineteenth century images of Eilshemius as a child and his family members and photographs of artists model nudes.
Robert K. Fitzgerel collection of papers on Louis M. Eilshemius, 1869-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Robert Fitzgerel is a collector; Newcastle, Maine. William Schack was Louis Eilshemius's first biographer. Louis Eilshemius (1869-1941) was a painter, writer, and composer.
Language Note:
English .
Donated 2001 by Robert K. Fitzgerel. The letters and epherema in the Fitzgerel collection were loaned to Steven Harvey, director of contemporary exhibitions at Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, who organized an exhibition on Eilshemius at the National Academy of Design (Sept.-Dec. 2001).
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art