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William Anderson Coffin papers, 1886-1924

Creator:
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925  Search this
Subject:
Stella, Joseph  Search this
Warren, Whitney  Search this
Mauer, Alfred  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Gay, Walter  Search this
Gussow, Bernard  Search this
Bouché, Louis  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901: Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Société des artistes français  Search this
Exposition d'artistes de l'école Américaine (1919 : Paris, France)  Search this
American Rights Committee  Search this
American Artists' Committee of One Hundred  Search this
Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Musée d'histoire et d'art (Luxembourg)  Search this
Committee for the Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture (Paris, France)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Topic:
Harper's Weekly  Search this
New York Post  Search this
Art Exhibitions France Paris  Search this
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, American  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7476
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209634
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Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Cortissoz, Royal

Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1916-[1919]
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
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Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Charles Lang Freer Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Inventory of Charles Lang Freer's library

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (typed, with handwritten edits)
Type:
Archival materials
Inventories
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Comprehensive index of Charles Lang Freer's library, mostly relating to art and Asian culture. Headings include authors, countries, and topical subjects. Sections include locations in Freer's original Detroit home; an index of all books transferred to the Smithsonian; a list of collections and collectors catalogues of American and Near and Far Eastern art; sales catalogues, and books in Chinese language.
Arrangement:
Organized in the original manner by the creator.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 05.22
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Book collecting  Search this
Function:
Libraries
Genre/Form:
Inventories
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 05.22
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Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 5: Art Inventories / 5.22: Printed Books [Library]
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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William Anderson Coffin papers

Topic:
Harper's Weekly
New York Post
Creator:
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925  Search this
Names:
American Artists' Committee of One Hundred  Search this
American Rights Committee  Search this
Committee for the Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture (Paris, France)  Search this
Exposition d'artistes de l'école Américaine (1919 : Paris, France)  Search this
Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Musée d'histoire et d'art (Luxembourg)  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901: Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Société des artistes français  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston, 1862-1951  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936  Search this
Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948  Search this
Gay, Walter, 1856-1937  Search this
Gussow, Bernard, 1881-1957  Search this
Mauer, Alfred  Search this
Stella, Joseph, 1877-1946  Search this
Warren, Whitney, 1864-1943  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1886-1924
Summary:
The papers of New York painter and art critic William Anderson Coffin date from 1886-1924 and measure 1.6 linear feet. Found within the papers are scattered biographical materials and correspondence, project files for the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, the American Artist's Committee of One Hundred, and the exhibition of works by American Artists at the Luxembourg Museum in Paris, three additional scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of New York painter and art critic William Anderson Coffin date from 1886 to 1924 and measure 1.6 linear feet. Found within the papers are scattered biographical materials and correspondence; project files for the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, the American Artist's Committee of One Hundred, and the exhibition of works by American Artists at the Luxembourg Museum in Paris; three additional scrapbooks; printed material; and photographs.

Scattered biographical material includes membership cards and an autobiographical essay. Correspondence is with colleagues and related generally to receptions and events, including an invitation to the launch of the U. S. Battleship Arizona. There are one or two letters each from Frank W. Benson, Edwin Howland Blashfield, Royal Cortissoz, Walter Gay, and Whitney Warren.

Three series of project files document Coffin's work for the Fine Arts Division of the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, the American Artists' Committee of One Hundred that established a relief fund for families of French soldier-artists, and an exhibition of artwork by American Artists at the Luxembourg Museum in Paris. Files contain a variety of materials, such as letters, drafts of reports, meeting minutes, photographs, catalogs and brochures, and other materials. There are two oversized scrapbooks for the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition. The files for the Luxembourg Museum exhibition include a letter signed by Louis Bouché, Bernard Gussow, Alfred H. Maurer, Joseph Stella, and William Zorach protesting the exclusion of their work.

Three additional scrapbooks contain clippings of articles written by Coffin when he was employed as an art critic for The New York Evening Post, Harper's Weekly, and The New York Sun.

Printed material consists of miscellaneous clippings primarily about Coffin, programs from American Rights Committee exercises, a Dixie Club of New York concert, a Lotos Club concert, the Lafayette-Marne Anniversary exercises, and souvenir tickets to various art-related events including several Paris Salon Vernissage events sponsored by the Société des Artistes Francais.

Photographs include an album of photographs of Coffin, various family members, and residences; a photograph of Coffin posing with an unidentified group of his colleagues; and photographs of family friends. Project files also contain photographs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1916-1922 (2 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1915-1924 (8 folders; Box 1)

Series 3: Project File for the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, 1900-1901 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 4: Project File for the American Artists' Committee of One Hundred, 1914-1923 (14 folders; Box 1)

Series 5: Project File for the Exhibition of Works by American Artists at the Luxembourg Museum in Paris, 1919-1920 (11 folders; Box 1)

Series 6: Scrapbooks of Clippings of Articles Written by Coffin, 1886-1913 (0.3 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1912-1924 (6 folders; Box 1)

Series 8: Photographs, 1905-1923 (10 folders; Box 1)
Biographical Note:
William Anderson Coffin (1855-1925) of New York City was a landscape and figure painter and art critic. He organized several notable exhibitions and art-related charitable events for relief work in post-World War I France.

William Anderson Coffin was born near Pittsburgh in Allegheny, Pennsylvania on January 31, 1855, the son of Isabella C. Anderson and James Gardiner Coffin. Coffin studied art and graduated from Yale University in 1874. Three years later, he left for Paris and studied with academic artist Léon Bonnat. Coffin exhibited in the Paris Salons of 1879, 1880, and 1882.

In 1882, Coffin moved to New York City, participating in many exhibitions, including at the National Academy of Design. He also wrote as an art critic for Scribner's and Harper's Weekly, among other publications. From 1886 to 1891, he was art critic for The New York Evening Post, and was art editor at the New York Sun from 1896 to 1901.

Coffin directed the Fine Arts Division of the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo from 1900 to 1901, and participated as a member of the New York Advisory Board of the Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1915. Coffin was also president of the American Artists' Committee of One Hundred that established a relief fund for families of French soldier-artists. For this charitable work, Coffin received the medal of the Legion of Honor from the French government in 1917.

Coffin was a member of various arts organizations including the Lotos Club, the Architectural League of New York, and the National Academy of Design. His artwork is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Municipal Gallery of Venice, Italy, the Albright Art Gallery, and the Brooklyn Museum.

William Anderson Coffin died on October 26, 1925 in New York City.
Provenance:
The William Anderson Coffin papers were donated in 1970 by Stewart Klonis to whom the papers were given by Mrs. DeWitt M. Lockman of Manorville, Long Island, New York.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters  Search this
Art critics -- France -- Paris  Search this
Topic:
Art Exhibitions France Paris  Search this
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, American  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
William Anderson Coffin papers, 1886-1924. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Vedder, Elihu, 1836-1923  Search this
Extent:
(Boxes 2-5; 3.6 linear feet)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1804-1951
Scope and Contents note:
Series consists of Vedder's personal, professional, and family correspondence, comprised mostly of incoming letters as well as some copies or drafts of outgoing letters. Correspondents include family, friends, artists, dealers, collectors, admirers, and publishers. The bulk of the business correspondence was written by Caroline R. Vedder on behalf of her husband, including correspondence with collectors, people who commissioned work, dealers, and publishers.

Earliest correspondence consists of letters sent and received by various members of Vedder's immediate and extended family, including his parents, Elizabeth and Elihu Vedder, Sr., his brother, Alexander V., his maternal grandparents, Alexander and Agnes Vedder, his maternal aunt, Eveline Caister, and his paternal uncles, Levi and John Vedder. Early letters document the time the family spent apart while Elihu, Sr., was living and working in Cuba and later while the boys were living with their grandparents for a time. Of particular note is an 1850 letter from Vedder to his mother expressing his interest in drawing.

Family correspondence consists primarily of letters between and amongst Vedder, his father, and his brother (Vedder's letters to his father detail his travels in Europe from 1857 to 1860 and his first attempts to earn a living by drawing); letters between Caroline R. Vedder, her mother, sisters, and nieces; letters between Vedder and his wife when either one of them was away from home, traveling or conducting business; and letters between Caroline R. Vedder and the children: Enoch, when he was away at a school and then living in the U.S. and Anita, when she was traveling and away from home.

Personal correspondence concerns matters such as Vedder's engagement and marriage to Caroline Rosekrans, the death and settling the estate of his brother, Alexander, his travels, including a trip up the Nile in 1889-1890, and his friendship with other artists. Professional correspondence concerns: his illustrations and engravings of his work for various books and poems, including Enoch Arden (1863) and The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (1884); the exhibiiton of his work (for instance, in the Paris International Exposition of 1878; in gallery shows in Boston and New York in 1880 and in London in 1899; and at the Architectural League of New York in 1895) as well as the unsuccessful attempt to show in the Royal Academy Exhibition of 1876; the sale of his work to private individuals and commissions for work; the reproduction and copyright of his work; Vedder's published protest in the December 1878 issue of L'Art; his award of first prize in the Competition of Christmas Cards at the American Art Gallery, and the subsequent reproduction and sale of his Christmas cards; a mural project for the Chicago World's Fair in 1892; a proposed mural project for the Boston Public Library; his book The Digressions of V (1910); and various other financial and business matters.

Also found is some posthumous correspondence sent and received by Anita Vedder, concerning gifts, sales, and exhibitions of Vedder's work.

See Appendix for a list of selected correspondents from Series 2.
Arrangement note:
Correspondence is arranged chronologically. Undated correspondence is arranged alphabetically at the end of the series.
Appendix: Selected Correspondents from Series 2:
This list does not include the names of family members. Unless otherwise noted, date entries refer to correspondence found on Reels 515-526. When correspondence can also be found on Reel 2323, it is noted with a "see" or "see also" reference after the appropriate date.

A

Abbott, Mrs.: 1895

Abbott, Sam A. B: 1894

Abbey, Edwin A.: undated (see also Reel 2323)

Adams, Elizabeth: undated (see Reel 2323)

Adsit, Mary J.: undated

Advisory Committee on Art of the Paris Exhibition: 1878

Agnew, Mary: undated

Ainger, Alfred: 1893 (see Reel 2323)

Aldrich, T. B.: 1875 (see Reel 2323), 1878, 1880 (see Reel 2323)

Aldrich, Lilian: undated

Allen, Earl Heron: 1885, 1896 (see Reel 2323)

Allen, Fanny B.: 1893, undated

Allen, Henry F.: undated (see Reel 2323)

American Academy of Arts and Letters: 1922, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1947, 1949

American Art Gallery: 1881

American Consul, Alexandria, Egypt: 1910

American Federation of Arts: 1930

American Library in Paris: 1934

Anderson, L---: 1894

Andrea (?), J. W.: 1876

Appleton, F. G.: 1880

Apolloni, A.: 1898 (see Reel 2323)

Archibald, J. W.: undated

Architectural League of New York: 1895

Armstrong, D. M.: 1872, 1873, 1878, 1879, undated

Armstrong, Helen M.: 1938

Armstrong, Helen N.: 1871, 1872, undated

Armstrong, T.: 1892 (see Reel 2323)

Arnold, Edwin: undated

Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society: 1890 (see Reel 2323)

Ashbarton, Lady: 1876

Ashley, M. Harry: 1872

Ashley, O. D.: 1866

Athenaeum Club: 1863

Atkinson, Agnes D.: undated

Augustine Heard and Co.: 1871

Ault, Charles H.: 1895, 1898 (see Reel 2323)

Austin, Alys: 1885, 1886, 1887

Avery, Sam P.: 1879, 1893

B

Babcock, Maltbie Davenport: undated (see Reel 2323)

Bale, Edwin: 1884, 1885, undated

Bale, Jake D.: undated

Ballard, Laura: 1869

Ballue, P. W.: 1878

Banks, Isabella: 1871

Barrett, S. E.: 1898, undated

Bartlett, [Truman H.?]: 1871

Beale, Jessie Fremont: 1898 (see Reel 2323)

Benedict, Bessy G.: 1889, 1890, 1891, 1894

Benedict, Frank Lee: 1882

Benson, Arthur: 1888 (see Reel 2323)

Benson, Eugene: 1878, 1881

Benson, H. M.: 1880

Bicknell, Albion H. (Bic): 1866

Bigelow, W. B.: 1878

Bishop, Hattie: 1893, 1894, 1895, 1898, 1905, undated

Black, F. C.: 1865

Blake, Franklin: 1871

Blythe, Isabella: 1889

Bode, William: 1912

Booth, George: 1884

Bossi, Enrico: 1898 (see Reel 2323)

Boughton, G. H.: 1878

Bourget, Mr. and Mrs. Paul: undated (see Reel 2323)

Bradbury, K.: undated

Braden, Robert: 1893, 1895, 1896

Breck, George W.: 1900, 1902, undated

Breck, Katherine: 1903

Bretschneider, Dora: 1905

Brewster, Anne Hampton: 1891 (see Reel 2323)

Briggs, Allan Lindsay: 1896

Brimmer, Martin: 1880, 1894

Brinkerhoff, E. A.: 1910

Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences: 1938

Brown, Alice E.: 1874

Brown, Florinda: 1889, 1891, 1893, undated

Bruce, W. J.: 1888, 1889

Burrows, Elizabeth M.: 1891

Burton, Grace Harvey: 1898 (see Reel 2323)

Butler, George: 1881, 1882

Butler, J. H.: 1877

Butler, Samuel: 1877 (see Reel 2323)

C

California State Library, Sutro Branch: 1919

Carnegie Institute: 1923

Carpenter, H. Bernard: undated

Carpenter, Horace T.: 1912

Carter, Jesse Benedict (American Academy in Rome): 1915

Carter, June Benedict: 1910

Cary, William M.: 1909

Cave, Daniel C. A.: 1893 (see Reel 2323)

Chanix, S. Whitney: 1865

Chanler, Amelie: 1891 (Reel 2323)

Chapin, H. A.: 1866

Chapin, Mrs.: 1895

Charles Scribner's Sons: 1887, 1888, 1892

Chase, William L.: undated

Churchill (?), S. H.: 1919

Clarke, S.: undated

Clemens, S. L.: 1883 (telegram)

Cleveland Art Association: 1895

Clute, Henry J.: 1887

Cochrane, Jessie: undated

Cole, J.: 1886

Cole, Timothy: 1914, 1915 (see Reel 2323)

Coleman, Caryl: 1871, 1878, 1885

Coleman, Charles: 1865, 1866, 1871, 1880, 1882, 1883, 1886, 1893, 1904, 1905, 1910, undated

Collins, Charles: 1885, 1886, undated

Colnaghi, Messrs.: 1876

Conti (?), Joan: 1886 (see Reel 2323)

Coolidge, J. Randolph: 1888, 1889

Corcoran Gallery of Art: 1949

Corliss, George F: 1889, 1891

Corell, W. S.: 1897 (see Reel 2323)

Cortissoz, Royal: 1937, 1938

Cromwell, Anna B.: 1894

Crook, John: 1870

Crowninshield, Frederic: 1910 (see Reel 2323)

Crowninshield, Helen: 1878

Curtis, Kate De F.: 1893

Curtis, Lois: 1894

D

Daly, Augustus: 1880 (see Reel 2323)

Daniel, P. A.: 1872

Daniels, Cora Louise: 1885

Davies, Robert: 1892

Davies, William: 1876, 1878

Day, Ben: 1866, 1882, 1892, 1900, 1910

Dean, Sarah Fairchild: 1872

Dickinson, Lavinia: 1892 (see Reel 2323)

Dielman, Frederick: 1898 (see Reel 2323)

Dixey, Ellen Sturgis: undated

Dodd, Mead and Company: 1906 (see Reel 2323)

Dodge, Anna Sheldon: undated

Doll and Richards: 1880, 1889, 1890, 1938

Donaldson, Andrew B.: 1870

Douglas, George William: 1888

Drake, A. W.: 1884, 1894

Draper, Ada A.: 1871, 1873

Drexel, Mrs. M.: 1940

Duckworth, H.T.F.: 1891 (see Reel 2323)

Dumaresq, J. S.: 1876-1878

Dunham, Charles A.: 1896

Dunthorne, Robert: 1897

Durand, Mr.: 1880

Dwight, Theodore F.: 1892 (see Reel 2323)

Dyer, Margaret: 1889

Dyer, Stella M.: undated (see Reel 2323)

D'Ysette, Contessa: 1912 (see Reel 2323)

E

Earle, Charles: 1872, 1878, undated

Edwards, Amelia B.: 1872, 1873, 1875-1880, 1882-1884, 1886-1891, 1909, undated

Ellsworth, James W.: 1892

Ellsworth, W. W.: 1884

Eustaphiere, Emiy: 1871

Ewer, F. C.: 1863

F

Fairbanks (?), A. A.: 1872

Fairchild, Charles: 1872, 1880

Fairchild, Lucius: 1875

Farr, Edward L.: 1911

Farrell, Eva Ingersoll: undated

Fawcett, Edgar: undated (see Reel 2323)

Fennel, A. J.: 1875

Ferguson, Henry A.: 1878

Field, Kate: 1863, 1865, 1867, 1869, 1871, 1878, 1879, 1887, undated

Filmer, John: undated

Finney, J. N.: 1909

Fiske, Fannie L.: 1872, undated

Fiske, J. N.: 1876, 1877

Fiske, Maria: 1874, 1875

Ford, Paul Leceister: undated

Frampton, George: 1913 (see Reel 2323)

Francis, Fanny Long: undated

Frank A. Munsey and Co. (Munsey's Magazine): 1894

Frisell, A. S.: 1897

Frisell, S. S.: 1922 (see Reel 2323)

Frothingham, Ellen: 1871

Fuller, James: 1866

G

Galton, Mary: 1886, 1889, 1890, undated

Garrett, Mary: 1892

Gautier, Florence: undated (see Reel 2323)

Gifford, R. Swain (?): 1880 (see Reel 2323)

Gilbert, Alfred: 1898 (see Reel 2323)

Gilder, Helena de Kay: undated

Gilder, R. W.: 1883

Glackmore, Mary: 1871

Glackmore, William: 1871

Goodman, Walter: 1876

Gottschalk, Felix: 1887, 1888, 1891, 1892

Graham, Louise: 1867, 1871

Graham, William: 1878, 1881-1883, 1889-1892, 1900, 1903, 1904, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1911, undated

Grant, ----: 1877

Gray, David: 1870, 1878, 1879 (see Reel 2323)

Green, Josiah: 1866, undated

Greenwood, Grace (Mrs. S. J. Lippincott): 1876

Griswold, Casimir Clayton (Cass.): 1866, 1871, 1872, 1892-1894

Grover, Frances: undated

Guckin, William G. M.: 1912

Guerry, Prosper (Prosper Guerry Studios): 1945, 1946

Gurnee, William B.: 1872, 1878

Gutman, Joseph: 1866, 1867, 1870, 1871, 1874, 1880, 1885, 1887-1889, undated

H

Haggin, Ali Ben: 1910

Haggin, B. B.: undated

Hall, George Henry: 1887

Hall, J. Frederick: 1875, 1879, 1889, undated

Hallock, Mary: 1869

Hallowell, Anna: undated

Hare, Augustus: undated (see Reel 2323)

Harper and Brothers: 1882, 1885, 1886, 1888, 1890, 1896, 1907

Harper, J. Abner: undated

Harvey, James Clarence: 1895

Haskell, Celia: 1878, 1883, 1885, 1886, 1889, 1892, 1894, undated

Haskell, E. B.: 1878, 1880-1885, 1887, 1890-1894, 1902

Hathaway, M. J.: 1878

Hawthorne, Julian: 1892, undated (see Reel 2323)

Head, Barclay R.: 1883

Hearn, George: 1909

Heath, L. B.: undated

Helbig, Nadine: undated (see Reel 2323)

Henderson, Isaac: 1886

Henderson, J. W.: 1888, 1889, 1891, 1893, 1895-1901, undated

Hendrickson, Doll and Richards: 1866

Herkomer, Herbert: 1898 (see Reel 2323)

Herriman, Elizabeth (Lizzie): 1862, 1872, 1873-1875, 1878-1880, 1882, 1884, 1889, 1890, undated

Herriman, William H.: 1879, 1880, 1892, 1910

Hess, Selmar: 1890

Hitchcock, DeWitt C.: 1865, 1866, undated

Hitchcock, Linda: 1865

Holland, Alex: 1867

Home, D. D.: 1881 (see Reel 2323)

Hooker, J. C.: 1876

Hooper, C.----: 1866

Hooper, Mary: 1874

Houghton Mifflin Company: 1890 (see Reel 2323), 1935

How, Charles: 1871, 1872, 1874, 1875

Howe, Mrs.: 1874

Howells, William Dean: 1908

Hulton, Lawrence: undated

Hunt, Richard H.: 1892

Hutchins, Mary Hurd: undated

I

Ives, E. H.: 1889

Ives, H. Davis: 1898

J

J. B. Lippincott Company: 1886

Jackson, Helen Hunt: 1880 (see Reel 2323)

James, Olive B.: 1936

Jarves, James J.: 1878, 1891

Jarves, Mrs. James J.: undated

Johnson, Laura Winthrop: 1880, 1884

Johnson, R. N.: 1886, 1915

Johnson, Virginia H.: 1888, undated

K

Kale, ----: 1878

Keed, Caroline G.: 1895

Keen, Ida E.: 1889

Keene, Francis B.: 1921

Kellogg, Mrs. Frank: 1891

Kelly, Eugene: undated (see Reel 2323)

Kelly, Sarita: undated (see Reel 2323)

Kennedy, E. G. (?) (H. Wunderlich and Co.): 1886, 1892, undated

Kingsley, Rose: 1896 (see Reel 2323)

Kingston, William Beatty: 1883-1885, 1888 (see also Reel 2323)

Kinnicutt, Lincoln N.: 1897 (see Reel 2323)

Klapp, Laura E.: 1898, undated

Knowlton, D. R.: 1874, 1876

Koehler, S. R.: 1880, 1886

Kollops (?), T. E.: 1884

L

L. Prang and Co.: 1881

LaFarge, John: 1884, 1894, undated (see Reel 2323)

Lagata, Emma: undated

Laffan, William: 1884, 1885, 1891

Langley, S. P.: 1894 (see Reel 2323)

Lasell, Mary K.: undated

Lathrop, Kate S.: 1898 (see Reel 2323)

Lathrop, S. P.: 1883

Lay, Oliver J.: 1866

Lewis, Ethel Black: 1913

Library of Congress: 1915

Lieber, Henrietta: 1893

Linton, W. J.: 1880, 1884, 1887

Lloyd, David D.: 1885

Lloyd, H. D.: 1887, undated

Lloyd, Jessie B.: 1885-1887, 1889, 1890, 1893, undated

Loder, John: 1884

Long, G. W.: 1866

Long, George A.: 1892, 1894

Long, Mary E.: 1867, undated

Lord, Austin W.: 1896, 1898

Low, John J.: 1885

Lowell, Georgina: 1869

Lowell, J. R.: 1875 (see Reel 2323)

Lubin, David: 1908

Ludlow, Anna D.: 1894 (see Reel 2323)

M

Macantrey, C.H.H.: undated

Macbeth, Wiliam: 1910

MacMillan, Amy B.: 1896

MacMillan, George C.: 1894

MacNeil, H. A.: 1900

Madonough, A. R.: undated

Malloy, Edward C.: 1951

Matterson, T. H.: 1879, 1880

Matthew, Frank: 1897 (see Reel 2323)

Matthew, Leah: 1897 (see Reel 2323)

Matthews, Brandon: 1904 (see Reel 2323)

Marburg, Theodore: 1877

Marks, H. Stacy: 1876

Marrs, Kingsmill: undated

Marshal, J. B.: 1863

Mauley, F.: undated

Maynard, George W.: 1910

McClurg, Mary Virginia: 1889, undated

McGraw, Jennie: undated

McKim, Charles F.: 1894, 1895, undated (see Reel 2323)

McLeish, Fannie: 1872

Mead, Olga: 1893

Melville, E. S. (Mrs. Herman Melville): 1896 (see Reel 2323)

Merriman, Daniel: 1892

Merriman, Helen B.: 1892, 1893, undated

Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1883, 1912, 1938

Meyer, Rose: 1890 (see also Reel 2323), 1891, undated

Miller, (Hepburn), Edith: 1891, undated

Millet, Emily: undated

Millet, Francis D.: 1878, 1891, 1894, 1896, 1897, 1899, 1907, 1910, undated (see also Reel 2323)

Millet, Geraldine: undated (see Reel 2323)

Millet, J. B. (Houghton Mifflin and Co.): 1882, 1888, 1889, 1891, 1895

Millet, Lily M.: undated

Moen, H.A.R.: 1880, 1881

Morgan, George O.: 1901

Morgan, Harriet M.: undated

Monks, George H.: 1887

Moore, Mr.: 1881

Morgan, E. D.: 1874

Morgan, J. Pierpont: 1875-1877

Moulton, Louise Chandler: undated (see also Reel 2323)

Munroe (?), John: 1878

Mural Painters Society: 1895

Murrar, W.H.H.: 1889

Musgrave, George: undated

N

Nardi, Gunhild: 1947

Nevin (?), B. J.: 1882

New England Magazine -- : 1895

New York Times -- : 1900

Noyes, Emily M.: 1886-1891, undated

Noyes, Walter B.: 1884

O

Osgood, J. R.: 1865, 1883

Otis, F. N.: 1875

P

Paige, J. W.: 1876-1878, undated

Parkesmith, Mina: 1890 (see Reel 2323)

Parsons, Alfred: 1889, undated (see Reel 2323)

Parsons, Anna: undated

Partridge, Augusta: 1889

Partridge, William Ordway: undated

Patterson, Emily: 1892 (see Reel 2323)

Paul, Daniel: 1880

Peard, F. M.: undated (see Reel 2323)

Pearson, John C.: 1911

Peck, Tracy: 1915

Penfield, Mr.: 1896

Pennington (?), Harper: 1911 (see Reel 2323)

Perkins, Clara Crawford: 1895 (see Reel 2323)

Phillips, C. H.: 1891

Pittsburgh Dispatch -- : 1894

Powers, Mrs: 1910

Putnam, Elizabeth Munroe: undated (see Reel 2323)

Q

Quaritch, Bernard: 1886, 1907

Quartley, Arthur: 1882

R

Reinhardt (?), Charles S.: undated (see Reel 2323)

Rhead, Louis: undated (see Reel 2323)

Richmond, Clara: 1880, 1881, 1894, undated

Richmond, N. B.: 1897, undated

Rinehart, William H.: undated

Rives, G. L. (The Century Club): 1892, 1893

Robinson, Frank J.: 1883, 1884, 1888

Rodin, A.: 1909 (see Reel 2323)

Rogers, Elizabeth B.: 1877-1879, 1885, undated

Rogers, P. V.: 1877, 1878, 1884

Rogers, Sherman (?) S.: 1892

Rollins, Alice H.: undated

Rollins, D. M.: 1898 (see Reel 2323)

Ruggles, H. M.: 1881, undated

S

St. Augustine Historical Society: 1930

Saint-Gaudens, August: 1878, undated

Sampson, Henry: 1875, 1876, undated

Sargent, Amy (Mrs. John): undated

Sargent, John: undated

Sartorio, G. A.: undated (see Reel 2323)

Schoff, ----: 1880

Schuyler, Eugene: 1880 (see Reel 2323)

Scott, Charles E.: 1910

Scott, V. C.: 1909

Scribner and Co.: 1881

Scudder, Winthrop: undated (see Reel 2323)

Sellstadt, Lars: 1884

Sharp, William: undated

Shaw, Louisa: 1872

Sheldon, George William: 1889

Sherman, Florence Bagley: 1895, undated

Shillaber, Cynthia H.: 1877, 1878, 1879, undated

Simmons, Franklin: 1876

Simonds, George: 1869, 1871, 1877, 1884

Simonds, Gertrude: 1893, undated

Skillman, Jenny: undated (see Reel 2323)

Skinner, Charles M.: 1880

Smith, Anna Leigh: 1889, undated

Smith, Robert M.: 1914

South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition: 1901, 1902

Special Committee on Casts, Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1895

Speed, Hattina: 1938

Stearns, J.: undated

Stetson, Grace Elly Chaning: 1907, 1934

Stewardson, T.: 1881

Stillman, H. J.: 1878

Stillman, W.: undated

Stimson, D. M.: undated

Stimson, Edith: undated

Stoddard, Charles Warren: 1877 (see Reel 2323)

Stoddard, R. H.: 1882

Stokes, Whitley: 1905 (see Reel 2323)

Stone, M. A.: 1880

Story, Evelyn: undated

Story, W. W.: 1877 (see Reel 2323)

Srokosch, Clara Louise Kellog: 1913 (see Reel 2323)

Strong, Alonzo P.: 1887

T

Tappan, Caroline: 1896, undated

Tarkington, Louise (Mrs. Booth): 1905

Thaxter, Celia: 1880 (see Reel 2323)

Thaxter, L. L.: undated

Thomas, Mary: undated

Thompson, E.A.M.: undated

Thompson, Eden Frances: 1887, 1889

Thompson, Launt: 1878

Thorndike, Mary and Henry A.: 1902, undated

Ticknor and Fields: 1863

Tildes, L----: 1878

Tracy (Roudebush), Agnes: 1879, 1886-1888, 1891-1893, 1899, undated

Tracy, Francis W.: 1879

Turner, Russ: 1888, 1889

Tuthill, William H.: 1914

Tuttle, Mrs. B. B.: 1905

U

Underwood, M. Flora: 1898 (see Reel 2323)

University Prints: 1938

V

Vanderbilt, Edith Stuyvesant: 1890 (see Reel 2323)

Vaughan, Virginia: 1894, undated

Vertunni, A.: 1878

Volpi, E.: 1923

W

W. H. Smith: 1876, 1877

Wagstaff, Ede: 1880

Walters, W. J. (?): 1882

Wakeman, Stephen H.: 1906 (see Reel 2323)

Walthius, H. G.: undated (see Reel 2323)

Ward, Edmund A.: 1871

Warner, Charles Dudley: 1871

Watrous, Harry W. (National Academy of Design): 1915

Webb, Annie Bertram: undated (see Reel 2323)

Welling, Genevieve: undated

Wells, Clara L.: 1875, 1876

Weston, Karl E.: 1938

Wheatland, Maria: 1898, undated

White, Bessie S. (Mrs. Stanford): 1937, undated

White, Stanford: 1891 (see Reel 2323), undated

Whiteford, Sidney J.: 1907

Whitehouse, Remsen: undated (see Reel 2323)

Whiting, Lilian: 1914

Whittier, Charles A.: 1884, 1885, undated

Willart, Laura: undated

Williams, Henry D. (Williams and Everett): 1880, 1881

Williams and Everett: 1891

Wilmarth, Anna H.: undated

Wilmarth, Mary H.: 1897

Wilson, Anna: undated

Wilson, M. B.: undated

Winter, William: 1880 (see Reel 2323)

Wood, Miles: 1880

Woodhouse, Emma: 1878, 1879, undated

Woodruff, Edith: undated (see Reel 2323)

World's Fair, St. Louis: 1904

Wright, Helen Keeps (Mrs. Orville B. Wright): 1938

Wright, Mary Francis: 1890

Y

Yale University: 1930

Yewell, George: 1870, 1871, 1872, 1872 (illustrated), 1881

Yewell, Mollie: 1872, 1879

Young, Mrs. Edward: 1938
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Collection Citation:
Elihu Vedder papers, 1804-1969 (bulk 1840-1923). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
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Cortissoz, Royal

Collection Creator:
Birnbaum, Martin, 1878-1970  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 34
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1935-1943
Collection Restrictions:
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Martin Birnbaum papers, 1962-1967, bulk 1920-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Coppi, Signor - Coudert, Frederic R.

Collection Creator:
Jaccaci, Augusto Floriano, 1857-1930  Search this
Extent:
(D118; fr. 1886-1925)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 42
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1904-1926
Scope and Contents note:
Coppi, Signor

Cordier, Oscar

Cortissoz, Royal

Cossio, Manuel B.

Costantini, Prof.

Coudert, Frederic R.
Collection Restrictions:
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August Jaccaci papers, 1889-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Polly Thayer (Starr) papers

Creator:
Thayer, Polly, 1904-2006  Search this
Names:
Copley Society (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Friends General Conference (U.S.)  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Nucleus Club (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Trustees of Reservations (Mass.)  Search this
Vose Galleries of Boston  Search this
Abramson, Doris E.  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948  Search this
Hofer, Philip, 1898-1984  Search this
Koval, Dorothy  Search this
Sarton, May, 1912-  Search this
Starr, Donald C.  Search this
Thayer, Ethel Randolph, 1870-1953  Search this
Thayer, Ezra Ripley, 1866-1915  Search this
Tudor, Tasha  Search this
Wheelwright, John, 1897-1940  Search this
Yarnall, Agnes  Search this
Extent:
21.6 Linear feet
0.807 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Sound recordings
Sketchbooks
Transcripts
Interviews
Sketches
Video recordings
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Date:
1846-2008
bulk 1921-2008
Summary:
The papers of Boston portraitist and painter Polly Thayer (Starr) (1904-2006) measure 21.6 linear feet and 0.807 GB and date from 1846 to 2008, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1921-2008. The papers document Thayer's personal life and career as a painter, portraitist, and pastel artist. Found within the papers are biographical materials, extensive family papers, correspondence with artists and art venues, interviews, writings, subject files, organization files, exhibition files, art inventory records, printed and digital materials, five sketchbooks, artwork, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Boston portraitist and painter Polly Thayer (Starr) (1904-2006) measure 21.6 linear feet and 0.807 GB and date from 1846 to 2008, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1921-2008. The papers document Thayer's personal life and career as a painter, portraitist, and pastel artist. Found within the papers are biographical materials, extensive family papers, correspondence with artists and art venues, interviews, writings, subject files, organization files, exhibition files, art inventory records, printed and digital materials, five sketchbooks, artwork, and photographs.

Biographical material includes a marriage certificate, school records, inventories of possessions, passports, files about the 1923 Great Kanto earthquake in Japan, and a few personal and scattered financial documents such as invoices and receipts for various art related expenses.

Extensive family papers on many of Polly Thayer's immediate and extended family members include obituaries, condolence letters, writings, and printed materials. The most voluminous files are about Polly Thayer's husband Donald Carter Starr, her mother Ethel Randolph Thayer, and her father Ezra Ripley Thayer.

There is limited correspondence with friends and and colleagues, including Royal Cortissoz, Philip Hofer, Tasha Tudor (photocopies), Dorothy Koval, the curator who wrote about Thayer for her first show at Vose Galleries in 2001, as well as two art consultants who helped Thayer inventory her artwork. The bulk of the correspondence is with museums, galleries, and other venues such as the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Copley Society of Boston, and Vose Galleries.

Interviews with Polly Thayer include transcripts as well as sound and video recordings. There is also a sound recording of poet and professor Doris Abramson discussing Catherine Sargent Huntington.

Writings include typescript and handwritten drafts of essays, notebooks, and notes on assorted topics. The bulk of the material was written by Thayer, with a few writings by others.

Subject files are found for people and general interests. The "People" files are collected documents about Thayer's friends, colleagues, artists, and portrait subjects. The files include short biographies, articles, obituaries, a few photographs, two videocassettes and one sound recording. The most voluminous files are on Francis DeLancey Cunningham, the Howe family, Rose Nichols, May Sarton, John Brooks Wheelwright, and Agnes Yarnall. Thayer's "Interests" files consist of articles and clippings on various topics such as animals, humor, and pacifism.

Organization files contain materials related to Polly Thayer's charitable contributions, club memberships and affiliations, including The Chilton Club, Nucleus Club, Religious Society of Friends, and Trustees of Reservations, among others. These files contain seven sound recordings.

Exhibition files contain exhibition catalogs, reviews, clippings, notes, inventory price lists, and other materials about Thayer's solo and group shows.

Art inventory records consist of dismantled binders of inventories that also include photographs of artwork and descriptive information such as the title, medium, and dimensions. There are also photographic inventories of works of art arranged by subject, and several partial art inventories.

Printed materials include two scrapbooks compiled by Polly Thayer's mother containing articles about Thayer, magazines, journals, exhibition catalogs, brochures, exhibition invitations, postcards, clippings, and miscellaneous materials. Digital materials consist of inventories and digitized audio interviews.

Five sketchbooks include figure drawings, portrait sketches, and landscape sketches. Also found are loose drawings of animals, landscapes, and people.

Disbound binders of photographs contain images of works of art that are grouped by subject, including portraits, landscapes, and "mystical/flowers/animals," as well as personal photographs of Polly Thayer and family members, houses, social events, pets, and friends. There is one small disbound photograph album of houses and properties.
Arrangement:
The Polly Thayer papers were organized and inventoried by curator Dorothy Koval and other art consultants prior to arriving at the Archives of American Art, and most likely do not reflect the original order by Polly Thayer. The Archives has maintained the arrangement imposed by Koval for the bulk of the papers. This collection is arranged as 13 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1921-2007 (0.8 linear feet; Box 1, 22, 0.582 GB; ER01-ER02)

Series 2: Family Files, 1846-2006 (2 linear feet; Box 1-3, 22)

Series 3: Correspondence, 1929-2008 (1.3 linear feet; Box 3-5)

Series 4: Interviews, 1995-2004 (0.2 linear feet; Box 5, 0.196 GB; ER03)

Series 5: Writings, 1922-2006 (1.7 linear feet; Box 5-6)

Series 6: Subject Files, circa 1900-2008 (3.3 linear feet; Box 7-10)

Series 7: Organization Files, 1931-2008 (1 linear feet; Box 10-11, 0.029 GB; ER04)

Series 8: Exhibition Files, 1928-2006 (1.9 linear feet; Box 11-13)

Series 9: Art Inventory, circa 1940-1999 (4.6 linear feet; Box 13-17)

Series 10: Printed Material, 1900-2006 (1.8 linear feet; Box 17-19, 22)

Series 11: Sketchbooks, 1930-circa 1970 (0.3 linear feet; Box 19, 23)

Series 12: Artwork, 1927-circa 1990 (0.4 linear feet; Box 19, 23, OV 25)

Series 13: Photographs, 1898-2006 (2.1 linear feet; Box 19-21, 24)
Biographical / Historical:
Polly Thayer (Starr) (1904-2006) was a Boston painter of portraits, landscapes, and still lifes.

Ethel Randolph Thayer, known as Polly, was born in Boston in 1904, the daughter of Professor Ezra Ripley Thayer, also Dean of the Harvard Law School, and Ethel Randolph Thayer, née Clark. Thayer began her drawing lessons at an early age and later attended the Westover Boarding School in Middlebury, Connecticut. Although she signed some of her early paintings Ethel Thayer, by the end of the 1920s she generally signed her work Polly Thayer. She continued to use Polly Thayer as her brush name after she married, although in 1967 she changed her name legally from Ethel Randolph Starr to Polly Thayer Starr.

After graduating from Westover School, Thayer traveled to China, Korea, and Japan with her brother and mother. While in Japan, the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 struck just as their ship was about to leave Yokohama. In the devastation that followed, their ship was used as a hospital and Polly Thayer assisted with nursing the injured.

After returning home, Thayer began her formal studies at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts from 1923 to 1925 where she took painting classes taught by Philip Hale. She eventually left the Boston Museum and began private painting lessons with Hale. While working under Hale, she painted a large nude, Circles, which was awarded the National Academy of Design's coveted Julius Hallgarten Prize in 1929. She also spent the summer of 1924 in Provincetown studying with Charles Hawthorne and traveled to Europe where she studied at the Académie Colarossi in Paris. She later studied in Madrid and, from 1930-1933, at the Art Students League in New York City.

Thayer's first solo exhibition was held on New Year's Eve, 1930 at the Doll & Richards gallery in Boston. The Globe reviewer declared it "surely settles her status as one of the foremost painters in the country." The success of the exhibition led to numerous portrait commissions --any of them exhibited at Wildenstein gallery in New York City --and launched Thayer's career as a portrait artist. Her portrait subjects include Judith Anderson, Jacques Barzun, Maurice Evans, Lewis Galantiere, Robert Hale, May Sarton, John Wheelwright, and Agnes Yarnall, among others. Additional galleries that subsequently gave Thayer solo shows were the Sessler Gallery in Philadelphia; Contemporary Arts and Pietrantonio Galleries in New York; and in Boston the Guild of Boston Artists, Grace Horne Galleries, Child's Gallery, The Copley Society, the St. Botolph Club and the Boston Public Library.

In 1933, Polly Thayer married Donald Starr, a Boston lawyer and avid sailor. They married in Italy and honeymooned in Paris while he took a break from a sailing trip around the world on his schooner "Pilgrim." They had two daughters, Victoria and Dinah. In 1942 Thayer joined the Society of Friends (Quakers) which became an important part of her life and identity. She was active in many educational, charitable and cultural institutions and local clubs. Thayer had long been fascinated by the dynamics, meaning and variety of visual experience. In 1981 the Friends Journal published her essay "On Seeing," a paper she continued to refine until she was ninety-seven.

In the 1950s and 1960s, Polly Thayer began focusing more on landscapes and still lifes and continued to be prolific artist, exhibiting in numerous solo and group exhibits in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia. In her later years she renewed an early affiliation with Vose Galleries which she maintained for the rest of her life. In 2001, she was the only living artist whose work was included in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts exhibition "A Studio of Her Own" and a banner of her portrait of May Sarton hung over the entrance to the Museum.

Polly Thayer (Starr) died on August 30, 2006.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds an oral history interview of Polly Thayer conducted May 12, 1995-February 1, 1996, by Robert F. Brown.

The Polly Thayer Starr Charitable Trust holds archival materials and artwork by Polly Thayer.
Provenance:
The Polly Thayer (Starr) papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Polly Thayer in 1998 and again in 2008 by Thayer via Stephanie S. Wright, executor. A notebook was donated in 2016 by Dinah Starr, daughter of Polly Thayer (Starr) and merged with the rest of the collection.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Portrait painters  Search this
Topic:
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Kanto Earthquake, Japan, 1923  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Sketchbooks
Transcripts
Interviews
Sketches
Video recordings
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Polly Thayer (Starr) papers, 1846-2008, bulk 1921-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.thaypoll
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Cortissoz, Royal

Collection Creator:
Thayer, Polly, 1904-2006  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 41
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1929
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Polly Thayer (Starr) papers, 1846-2008, bulk 1921-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Royal Cortissoz

Artist:
Clara Sipprell, 31 Oct 1885 - 27 Dec 1975  Search this
Sitter:
Royal Cortissoz, 10 Feb 1869 - 17 Oct 1948  Search this
Medium:
Gevalux print
Dimensions:
Image: 24.5 × 19.5 cm (9 5/8 × 7 11/16")
Sheet: 25.4 × 20.3 cm (10 × 8")
Mat: 55.9 × 40.6 cm (22 × 16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1940
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Goatee  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Royal Cortissoz: Male  Search this
Royal Cortissoz: Humanities and Social Sciences\Critic\Art  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; bequest of Phyllis Fenner
Object number:
NPG.82.198
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
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Cortissoz, Royal

Collection Creator:
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1925-1929
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Fragile original scrapbooks are closed to researchers.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968, bulk 1892 to 1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Cortissoz, Royal

Collection Creator:
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1932-1933
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Fragile original scrapbooks are closed to researchers.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968, bulk 1892 to 1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Cortissoz, Royal

Collection Creator:
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1937
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Fragile original scrapbooks are closed to researchers.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968, bulk 1892 to 1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Cortissoz, Royal

Collection Creator:
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1908-circa 1924
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Fragile original scrapbooks are closed to researchers.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968, bulk 1892 to 1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Macbeth Gallery records
Macbeth Gallery records / Series 1: Correspondence Files / 1.1: Correspondence
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Mail List

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Container:
Box 63, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1936-1939
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.3: General Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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Cortissoz, Royal

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Container:
Box 24, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1924-1935
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.3: General Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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Royal Cortissoz

Subject:
Cortissoz, Royal  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1920
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2036
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Charles Scribner's Sons Art Reference Department records, 1839-1962
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Archives of American Art
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Royal Cortissoz

Subject:
Cortissoz, Royal  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1920
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3097
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Charles Scribner's Sons Art Reference Department records, 1839-1962
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Archives of American Art
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Royal Cortissoz

Photographer:
Zerbe, William H.  Search this
Zerbe, William H.  Search this
Subject:
Cortissoz, Royal  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1920
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3098
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Charles Scribner's Sons Art Reference Department records, 1839-1962
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Royal Cortissoz

Photographer:
Zerbe, William H.  Search this
Zerbe, William H.  Search this
Subject:
Cortissoz, Royal  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1920
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3099
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Charles Scribner's Sons Art Reference Department records, 1839-1962
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_3099
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