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[Chesterwood]

Creator:
Lumiere & Jougla  Search this
Warner, Marshall  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Cresson, Margaret French, 1889-1973  Search this
French, Prentiss  Search this
French, Helen Douglass  Search this
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States  Search this
Architect:
Brewster, William  Search this
Bacon, Henry  Search this
Landscape architect:
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (glass lantern, col., 3 x 5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Chesterwood (Stockbridge, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Berkshire County -- Stockbridge
Date:
1931.
General:
Chesterwood is 120 acres of grounds that include an English style perennial garden, a woodland walk and a scenic view of the Berkshire Mountains. Louise Schoonmaker) & Margaret French Cresson (owner of Chesterwood (1931 - 1973).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Stairs, stone  Search this
Trees  Search this
Stairs, grass  Search this
Women  Search this
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Stockbridge  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MA137001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts / MA137: Stockbridge -- Chesterwood
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6777f4675-81ee-41aa-9d7f-ec38ab8131eb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18577

Chesterwood

Creator:
Weller, Eleanor C.  Search this
Warner, Marshall  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Cresson, Margaret French, 1889-1973  Search this
French, Prentiss  Search this
French, Helen Douglass  Search this
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States  Search this
Architect:
Brewster, William  Search this
Bacon, Henry  Search this
Landscape architect:
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Chesterwood (Stockbridge, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Berkshire County -- Stockbridge
Date:
01/08/1985
General:
Chesterwood is 120 acres of grounds that include an English style perennial garden, a woodland walk and a scenic view of the Berkshire Mountains. Daniel Chester French was a sculptor who did the statue of Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D. C. and The Minutemen in Concord.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Gates  Search this
Allées  Search this
Flowering trees  Search this
Studios (work spaces)  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Stockbridge  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MA137002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts / MA137: Stockbridge -- Chesterwood
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb63fe5eede-dd20-4413-a03a-bd4a7dbaf5fb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18578

Chesterwood

Creator:
Warner, Marshall  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Cresson, Margaret French, 1889-1973  Search this
French, Prentiss  Search this
French, Helen Douglass  Search this
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States  Search this
Architect:
Brewster, William  Search this
Bacon, Henry  Search this
Landscape architect:
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Chesterwood (Stockbridge, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Berkshire County -- Stockbridge
Date:
1920
General:
Chesterwood is 120 acres of grounds that include an English style perennial garden, a woodland walk and a scenic view of the Berkshire Mountains. Daniel Chester French was a sculptor who did the statue of Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D. C. and The Minutemen in Concord. Central fountain - cast in 1911 and designed by Henry Bacon.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Rose arbors  Search this
Peonies  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Relief  Search this
Men  Search this
Benches  Search this
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Stockbridge  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MA137004
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts / MA137: Stockbridge -- Chesterwood
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f7458f00-1064-42a4-9d41-3ea68c16adf8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18580

Chesterwood

Creator:
Warner, Marshall  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Cresson, Margaret French, 1889-1973  Search this
French, Prentiss  Search this
French, Helen Douglass  Search this
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States  Search this
Architect:
Brewster, William  Search this
Bacon, Henry  Search this
Landscape architect:
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Chesterwood (Stockbridge, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Berkshire County -- Stockbridge
Date:
1913
General:
Chesterwood is 120 acres of grounds that include an English style perennial garden, a woodland walk and a scenic view of the Berkshire Mountains. Daniel Chester French was a sculptor who did the statue of Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D. C. and The Minutemen in Concord, MA. North facade of studio, Mr. French seated on a bench. 1913 view of peonies in bloom.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Rose arbors  Search this
Peonies  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Men  Search this
Benches  Search this
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Stockbridge  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MA137005
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts / MA137: Stockbridge -- Chesterwood
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a5d5fa71-afe5-4bb0-923a-c87f53d45083
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18581

Chesterwood

Creator:
Warner, Marshall  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Cresson, Margaret French, 1889-1973  Search this
French, Prentiss  Search this
French, Helen Douglass  Search this
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States  Search this
Architect:
Brewster, William  Search this
Bacon, Henry  Search this
Landscape architect:
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Chesterwood (Stockbridge, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Berkshire County -- Stockbridge
Date:
1899
General:
Chesterwood is 120 acres of grounds that include an English style perennial garden, a woodland walk and a scenic view of the Berkshire Mountains. Daniel Chester French was a sculptor who did the statue of Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D. C. and The Minutemen in Concord, MA. Columns at far end of long garden, walkways mark entrances to nature trails.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Columns  Search this
Girls  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Containers  Search this
Exedrae (site elements)  Search this
Benches  Search this
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Stockbridge  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MA137006
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts / MA137: Stockbridge -- Chesterwood
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6abcb9ee3-9864-4c07-bb4e-55473073ab7f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18582

Chesterwood

Creator:
Warner, Marshall  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Cresson, Margaret French, 1889-1973  Search this
French, Prentiss  Search this
French, Helen Douglass  Search this
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States  Search this
Architect:
Brewster, William  Search this
Bacon, Henry  Search this
Landscape architect:
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Chesterwood (Stockbridge, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Berkshire County -- Stockbridge
Date:
1970
General:
Chesterwood is 120 acres of grounds that include an English style perennial garden, a woodland walk and a scenic view of the Berkshire Mountains. Daniel Chester French was a sculptor who did the statue of Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D. C. and The Minutemen in Concord, MA. Copyright.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Containers  Search this
Relief  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Flowering shrubs  Search this
Houses  Search this
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Stockbridge  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MA137008
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts / MA137: Stockbridge -- Chesterwood
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb65a7b6112-4095-4126-8052-edc6f428a0e8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18583

[Chesterwood]

Creator:
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States  Search this
Warner, Marshall  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Cresson, Margaret French, 1889-1973  Search this
French, Prentiss  Search this
French, Helen Douglass  Search this
Lenox Garden Club  Search this
Slide manufacturer:
Hawkes, Joseph  Search this
Architect:
Brewster, William  Search this
Bacon, Henry  Search this
Landscape architect:
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Massachusetts -- Stockbridge
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Berkshire County -- Stockbridge
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Chesterwood's 120 acres of grounds include an English style perennial garden, a woodland walk and a scenic view of the Berkshire Mountains.
Mount reads: "Joseph Hawkes."
Historic plate number: "438."
Historic plate caption: "Garden of Mrs. Daniel C. French, Chesterwood, Glendale, Mass."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Fountains  Search this
Relief  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Stairs, stone  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Benches  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Terraces (land forms)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MA137009
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts / MA137: Stockbridge -- Chesterwood
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb64c7df0b7-209f-4099-b0e5-cdc6f43052b1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18584

Dormouse

Creator:
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States  Search this
Cresson, William Penn  Search this
Photographer:
Hawkes, Joseph  Search this
Landscape architect:
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Massachusetts -- Stockbridge
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Berkshire County -- Stockbridge
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Mount reads: "Joseph Hawkes."
Historic plate caption: "Mrs. W. Penn Cressons Garden. Glendale, Mass."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Summer  Search this
Urns  Search this
Flowerpots  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Ivy  Search this
Stairs, stone  Search this
Fences -- wooden  Search this
Terraces (land forms)  Search this
Latticework  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MA139001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts / MA139: Stockbridge -- Dormouse
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb68a3fb080-97a9-4b33-8d69-14ded304675c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18616

Scarsdale -- Congress Park

Creator:
Hist Soc Of Saratoga Sp Museum  Search this
Walworth Memorial Museum  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Spirit Of Life  Search this
Provenance:
Branam, Alfred  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
New York (State) -- Scarsdale
United States of America -- New York -- Westchester County -- Scarsdale
General:
Unknown source of original publication. Sculpture called "Spirit of Life."
Related Materials:
Congress Park related holdings consist of 1 slide (col.)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Ponds  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY611
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb685ebc9e3-0b3f-452f-ac02-4cf3fb33e105
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref27091

John Quincy Adams Ward papers in the New York Historical Society, 1857-1915

Creator:
Ward, John Quincy Adams 1830-1910  Search this
Subject:
Dana, Paul  Search this
French, Daniel Chester 1850-1931  Search this
Herber, C. A  Search this
Johnson, Robert Underwood 1853-1937  Search this
Orr, Alexander Ector 1831-1914  Search this
Potter, Edward Clark 1857-1923  Search this
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison) 1820-1900  Search this
Ruckstull, F. W (Fred Wellington) 1853-1942  Search this
Thomas, Charles N  Search this
Adams, Herbert 1858-1945  Search this
Appleton, Thomas Gold 1812-1884  Search this
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis 1867-1915  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon 1867-1941  Search this
Chilton, R. S  Search this
Cushing, Robert  Search this
Library of Congress  Search this
South Carolina Interstate and West Indian Exposition  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Physical description:
2 microfilm reels
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1857
1857-1915
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Local number:
AAA 509-510
AAA
AAA wardjohn
Restrictions & Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy
See more items in:
John Quincy Adams Ward papers in the New York Historical Society, 1857-1915
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_209083

Isidore Konti papers, 1879-1956

Creator:
Konti, Isidore 1862-1938  Search this
Subject:
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis 1867-1915  Search this
Daingerfield, Elliott 1859-1932  Search this
Eickemeyer, Rudolf 1862-1932  Search this
French, Daniel Chester 1850-1931  Search this
Keck, Charles 1875-1951  Search this
MacNeil, Hermon Atkins 1866-1947  Search this
Manship, Paul 1885-1966  Search this
Roth, Frederick George Richard 1872-1944  Search this
Weinman, Adolph A (Adolph Alexander) 1870-1952  Search this
Physical description:
1.8 linear ft. (on 3 microfilm reels)
Addition 1.3 linear ft
Type:
Drawings
Collection descriptions
Sketchbooks
Place:
United States
Date:
1879
1879-1956
20th century
Topic:
Decoration and ornament, Architectural  Search this
Eclecticism in architecture  Search this
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Local number:
AAA 1208
AAA 1210-1211
AAA
AAA kontisid
Restrictions & 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
See more items in:
Isidore Konti papers, 1879-1956
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_211354

French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931

Collection Creator:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
98 Photographs
Container:
Box 20-21
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Open to researchers by appointment. Contact Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum by email: sapa@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
The photographs are owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and requests for permission to reproduce photographs from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Photograph Archives. Certain works of art, as well as the photographs of those works of art, may be protected by copyright, trademark, privacy or publicity rights, or other interests not owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It is the applicant's responsibility to ascertain whether any such rights exist, and to obtain any other permission necessary to reproduce and publish the image.
Collection Citation:
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs, Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
See more items in:
Metropolitan Museum of Art study collection of American sculpture photographs
Metropolitan Museum of Art study collection of American sculpture photographs / Series 1: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ih7dcfc817b-374f-46fd-ac3f-3204e925c3a1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-saam-photo-met-ref364

John Quincy Adams Ward papers in the New York Historical Society

Creator:
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910  Search this
Names:
Library of Congress  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904: Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
South Carolina Interstate and West Indian Exposition  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Adams, Herbert, 1858-1945  Search this
Appleton, Thomas Gold, 1812-1884  Search this
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941  Search this
Chilton, R. S.  Search this
Cushing, Robert  Search this
Dana, Paul  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Herber, C. A.  Search this
Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937  Search this
Orr, Alexander Ector, 1831-1914  Search this
Potter, Edward Clark, 1857-1923  Search this
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison), 1820-1900  Search this
Ruckstull, F. W. (Fred Wellington), 1853-1942  Search this
Thomas, Charles N.  Search this
Extent:
2 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1857-1915
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence regarding the St. Louis Exposition, the World's Columbian Exposition, the South Carolina Interstate and West Indian Exposition, statuary in New York City and the Library of Congress, the Washington statue in Newburyport, Mass. Letters from Robert Cushing in Italy pertain to the supervision of the execution of Ward's marble statuary group in Carrara. Correspondents include Herbert Adams, Thomas Gold Appleton, Karl Bitter, Gutzon Borglum, Daniel Chester French, Robert Underwood Johnson, Thomas Addison Richards, Edward Clark Potter, Alexander E. Orr, R. S. Chilton, Paul Dana, F. Wellington Ruckstuhll, Charles N. Thomas, C. A. Herber and Ward's wife.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Lent 1973 by New York Historical Society.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.wardjohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94fd2a51f-eae8-4a1b-9165-67a73d9dac2e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wardjohn

F; Frazee, John 1790-1852; French, Daniel Chester 1850-1931; Frost, A.B.; Frothingham; Fuertes, Louis Agassiz

Collection Creator:
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985  Search this
Richardson, Constance, 1905-  Search this
Container:
Box 20, Folder 25
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1934-1978
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact References Services for more information.
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:
Edgar P. Richardson papers, 1814-1996, bulk 1921-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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E.P. (Edgar Preston) and Constance Richardson papers
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Archives of American Art
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Chester Beach papers

Creator:
Beach, Chester, 1881-1956  Search this
Names:
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France)  Search this
Frontier Art Colony  Search this
Mark Hopkins Institute of Art  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
National Sculpture Society (U.S.)  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915: San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Salmagundi Club  Search this
Salon d'automne  Search this
Allen, Mary Jester  Search this
Beach, Eleanor Murdock  Search this
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard, 1874-1960  Search this
Carrington, Fitz Roy, 1869-1954  Search this
Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Fitchen, Eleanor Beach  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Greacen, Edmund W., 1876-1949  Search this
Hancock, Walker Kirtland, 1901-1998  Search this
Jackson, Hazel Brill  Search this
Jennewein, Carl Paul, 1890-  Search this
Kuhn, Brenda, 1911-  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Käsebier, Gertrude, 1852-1934  Search this
Leibig, Bonnie  Search this
MacMonnies, Frederick William, 1863-1937  Search this
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis), 1874-1940  Search this
Nelson, Laurence, 1887-1978  Search this
Nisbet, Robert H., 1879-1961  Search this
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Piexotto, Jessica B.  Search this
Winter, Ezra, 1886-1949  Search this
Extent:
7.32 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Christmas cards
Drawings
Photographs
Prints
Sketchbooks
Date:
1846-1999
bulk 1895-1999
Summary:
The Chester Beach papers measure 7.32 linear feet and date from 1846 to 1999, with the bulk ot the material dating from circa 1900 to 1999. The work and professional activities of Beaux Arts sculptor Chester Beach (1881-1956) and his family's efforts to exhibit and sell work from the estate are documented by project files, business records, correspondence, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs. The papers also include many artist-designed Christmas cards sent and received by the Beach family, and artwork by Chester Beach and others.
Scope and Contents:
The Chester Beach papers measure 7.32 linear feet and date from 1846 to 1999, with the bulk ot the material dating from circa 1900 to 1999. The work and professional activities of Beaux Arts sculptor Chester Beach (1881-1956) and his family's efforts to exhibit and sell work from the estate are documented by project files, business records, correspondence, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs. The papers also include many artist-designed Christmas cards sent and received by the Beach family, and artwork by Chester Beach and others.

Biographical material consists of biographical notes, identification cards, and a membership certificate.

Project files contain correspondence, financial records, notes, drawings and plans, research materials, printed matter, and photographs that document commissions for sculpture, medals and coins, monuments, and Beach's own projects. Among the most thoroughly documented projects are a fountain sculpture for the grounds of the Cleveland Museum of Art (Sun, Earth, Fountain of the Waters, and Zodiac) and the Edward W. Bok Memorial in Mountain Lake, Florida; both commissions were executed in conjunction with the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted.

Business records include Chester Beach's general business correspondence and correspondence concerning consignments. An address book records names, addresses, and occasionally indicates prices of services and supplies used by the sculptor. Other record books detail expenses and income of the studio building Beach owned, with a list of the effects of the former owner, sculptor William Couper; bronzes cast; sales, with titles, prices, and buyers; names and addresses of clients, dealers, and suppliers; and instructions for cleaning and bronzing plaster.

Family correspondence consists mainly of letters, many mentioning Chester Beach, and addressed to Mrs. Chester Beach and daughter Eleanor Beach Fitchen. Estate correspondence and related documents concern efforts to exhibit, sell, and research Beach's remaining work. These records, for the most part, were created by Mrs. Fitchen who acted as sales agent, ran the Chester Beach Memorial Studio, and maintained the Beach archive. Of particular interest is a series of letters from Brenda Kuhn that relate what she learned from handling the estate of her father, Walt Kuhn; in addition, she offered ideas and advice about exhibitions, the Memorial Studio, and the Beach Centennial.

Beach designed his family's annual Christmas cards, most of which incorporate images of their three daughters. A complete set, preserved in an album, includes a few later cards that reproduce artwork by his widow. Many of the cards received - some with original artwork - are from artist friends, among them: Ernest Blumenschein, Edward W. Greacen, Hazel Brill Jackson, Paul Jennewein, Bonnie Leibig, F. Luis Mora, Robert Nisbet, and Ezra Winter. Also of note are a card from Walker Hancock bearing a photograph of his studio; a painting of Beach's Sylvan at Brookgreen Gardens, reproduced on Anna Hyatt Huntington's card; and a card from Beach patron Mary Jester Allen containing a brief note about the Frontier Art Colony she had established near Cody, Wyoming.

Among the drawings and sketches by Chester Beach are student work, designs for some of his Christmas cards, and a sketchbook containing drawings of sculpture. Work by other artists consists of prints, including one by Ezra Winter.

Three scrapbooks, largely comprised of newspaper clippings and other printed material, contain a variety of other items, including: letters from the American Academy in Rome, Architectural League of New York, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Daniel Chester French, Hazel Brill Jackson, Frederick MacMonnies, National Academy of Design, National Sculpture Society, Jessica B. Piexotto, and Salon d'Autome. There are also awards and certificates from the National Academy of Design, Panama-Pacific International Exposition; bookplates and a place card Beach etched for Mr. and Mrs. George Davison; and an unfinished poem by FitzRoy Carrington. Photographs within the scrapbooks are of a night school class Beach attended at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute in San Francisco, Beach at work in his studio, and a portrait of him painted by G. Laurance Nelson.

Printed material includes Panama-Pacific International Exposition guide books, brochures about the Chester Beach Memorial Studio in Brewster, New York, and catalogs for solo and group exhibitions.

Photographs and glass plate negatives of artwork are mainly of Chester Beach's sculpture and include views of work in progress. Also found are photographs of drawings and sculpture from his student years in California and Paris. Pictures of work by other artists are portraits of Chester Beach painted by G. Laurance Nelson and by his daughter, Natalie Beach McLaury. Among the photographs of Chester Beach are several by Gertrude Kasebier, circa 1910. Other pictures show Beach in his studio, Beach with family and friends, and a "Dinner tendered to Edmund W. Greacen by Samuel T. Shaw, Salmagundi Club, March 2, 1922." Places documented are Beach's boyhood home in San Francisco, the interiors of his studios, and Brookgreen Gardens. Miscellaneous subjects are nude models.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1910-1947 (4 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Project Files, 1846-1999 (1.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, 11, OV 12-13)

Series 3: Business Records, circa 1900-1958 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 2-3)

Series 4: Writings, 1913-1935 (2 folders; Box 3)

Series 5: Correspondence, 1875, 1933-1996 (0.5 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 6: Christmas Cards, 1909-1961 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1900-1955 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 4, 11)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1903-1972 (0.3 linear feet; Box 10)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1910-1997 (0.4 linear feet; Box 4)

Series 10: Photographs, circa 1885-circa 1960s (3.1 linear feet; Boxes 4-9, 11, 14)
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor Chester Beach (1881-1956) was known for portrait busts, allegorical and mythological figures, coins and medallic art in the Beaux-Arts tradition. He lived and worked in New York City and Brewster, New York.

Chester Beach, son of Chilion Beach and Elizabeth Ferris Beach, was born in San Francisco on May 23, 1881. Beach initially studied at the California School of Mechanical Arts in 1899. He remained in San Francisco and between 1900 and 1902 continued his art training at the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art while working as a jewelry designer. To further his career and exposure to artistic trends, Beach moved to New York City in 1903. The following year, he went to Paris, enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and also studied with Raoul Verlet at the Académie Julian.

Upon his return to New York in 1907, Beach established a studio on Tenth Street. He won the National Academy of Design's Barnett Prize for sculpture in 1907 and the Academy elected him an Associate Artist the following year. His increased stature resulted in numerous portrait commissions and eventually led to commissions for monuments and architectural sculpture. In 1910, Chester Beach married Eleanor Hollis Murdock, a painter he met when both were art students in Paris. The couple spent the next two years in Rome; for several years after returning, Beach continued to spend time in Italy and maintained a studio in Rome.

Solo exhibitions of Beach's work were presented at Macbeth Gallery (1912), Pratt Institute (1913), Cincinnati Art Museum (1916), John Herron Art Institute (1916), and Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester (1917). In addition to frequent participation in annual exhibitions at the National Academy of Design and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Beach was represented in the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915), and in group shows at venues including: Art Institute of Chicago, Boston Art Club, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, and National Arts Club.

The gold medal presented by Académie Julian (1905), Beach's first award, was followed by many other prizes, among them: American Numismatic Society prize for a medal commemorating the Peace of Versailles (1919) and its Saltus Medal for distinguished medallic art (1946); Architectural League of New York gold medal (1924); National Academy of Design Barnett Prize (1907) and Watrous gold medal (1926); National Arts Club medal and prizes (1923, 1926, 1932); and the Panama-Pacific International Exposition silver medal (1915).

Beach was an Academician of the National Academy of Design, a member of the American Numismatic Society, Architectural League of New York, National Arts Club, National Institute of Arts and Letters, and the National Sculpture Society (President, 1927-1928).

For more than 40 years, Beach lived and worked at 207 East 17th Street. The brownstone, purchased in 1913, was large enough for the family's home, his studio, and additional studios that were rented to other artists. Through barter, Beach acquired land in Brewster, New York, and in 1917 hired Italian stonemasons to build a studio. Later, they erected a summer house for the family. Many old stone walls on the site provided material for both buildings and Beach named the property Oldwalls.

After a long illness, Chester Beach died at Oldwalls on August 6, 1956. The funeral service was held at his Brewster, New York, studio and he is buried in Cold Spring Cemetery, Cold Spring, New York.
Separated Materials:
Also in the Archives of American Art is microfilm of papers lent for microfilming (reels N727-N729 and N68-11) including passports, genealogical materials, photograph albums, travel sketches, travel diaries of Mrs. Beach, and business and family correspondence. While the obituary letters on reel N68-11 are referenced in a scrapbook in Series 8, all other loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Chester Beach's daughter, Eleanor Beach Fitchen, lent materials for microfilming in 1967 and 1967. Subsequent papers were donated in 2009 by the estate of Eleanor Beach Fitchen, through her grandson and executor, John Fitchen.
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. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and not served to researchers.
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.
Topic:
Sculptors, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Eclecticism in architecture  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculpture -- Technique  Search this
Sculpture -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Sculpture -- Economic aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Christmas cards
Drawings
Photographs
Prints
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Chester Beach papers, 1846-1999, bulk circa 1900-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.beacches
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93fbc1322-a3ff-4570-b08a-68b84efe296b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-beacches
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Karl Theodore Francis Bitter papers

Creator:
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915  Search this
Names:
Bitter, Francis, 1902-1967  Search this
Bitter, Marie  Search this
Bitter, Marietta  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Stollson, Blanche  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Medals
Diaries
Prints
Photographs
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Place:
Austria -- description and travel
Italy -- description and travel
France -- description and travel
Date:
1887-circa 1977
Summary:
The papers of sculptor Karl Bitter date from 1887 to 1977 and measure 2.5 linear feet. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs of works of art and commemorative medals from expositions. Also found are scattered biographical information, family correspondence, two diaries, printed materials, sketchbooks, and sketches.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of sculptor Karl Bitter date from 1887 to 1977 and measure 2.5 linear feet. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs of works of art and commemorative medals from expositions. Also found are scattered biographical information, family correspondence, two diaries, printed materials, sketches, and sketchbooks.

Biographical material consists of one short biography of Karl Bitter. The bulk of the correspondence is to Bitter's children, Marietta (Mrs. Walter Abel) and Francis Bitter, and relates to the relocation of Bitter's caryatid sculptures on the St. Paul Building in New York City. There are typescripts of letters from Karl Bitter to sculptor Daniel C. French and from Marie Bitter to her children.

Two diaries from 1901 and 1909 kept by Bitter describe his trips abroad. The 1901 diary is similar to a scrapbook and was kept during his honeymoon with Marie Schevill. Their travels through France and Italy are vividly described through prose, sketches, maps, postcards, and a photo of Bitter and Marie. A 1909 diary is from Bitter's first trip back to Austria since he left for the United States. Written in the form of letters to his wife, he describes his reactions to being back in Europe, seeing his family, and sightseeing.

Scattered printed material includes a clipping, an exhibition announcement, a postcard, and reproductions of works of art by Bitter.

Photographs are of Bitter, his family and friends, studios, and sculpture. Also found are two photo albums containing many images of Bitter's sculptures throughout the country.

There are two sketchbooks and a print by Blanche Stollson. Also found are Bitter's commemorative medals from various international expositions.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 6 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1927 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 2: Family Correspondence, 1915-1958 (Box 1, 3 folders)

Series 3: Diaries, 1901-1909 (Box 1, 3; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1912-circa 1977 (Box 1, OV 7; 4 folders)

Series 5: Photographic Materials, 1887-circa 1960s (Box 1-5, OV 7; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 6: Artwork and Artifacts, circa 1890-1915 (Box 1, 3, 6; 1 linear foot)
Biographical / Historical:
Austrian-born sculptor Karl Bitter (1867-1915) was active in New York City, New York. He exhibited his works at worldwide expositions and examples of his sculpture and memorials can be found throughout the United States.

Karl Theodore Francis Bitter was born in Vienna, Austria, where he trained as a sculptor. While serving in the Austrian military in 1889, Bitter immigrated to the United States and applied for citizenship. Ultimately, Bitter settled in New York City and worked as an assistant in a home decorating firm while establishing his reputation as a sculptor. After winning a 1930 competition to design the Astor memorial bronze gates at Trinity Church, he used the funds to establish a small studio on 13th Street, which he shared with fellow sculptor Giuseppe Moretti. Bitter quickly established himself as a world-famous scuptor who also specialized in private memorials and works for public buildings.

After working as a sculptor at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 and as director at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York in 1901, Bitter was named head of the sculpture programs at both the 1904 St. Louis Exposition and the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition held in San Francisco, California.

Bitter was awarded the silver medal of the Paris Exposition, 1900; the gold medal of the Pan-American Exposition, 1901; and the gold medal at the St. Louis Exposition, 1904. He was a member of the National Institute of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Design, American Academy of Arts and Letters, Players' Club, Century Club, and the Architectural League.

Karl Bitter married Marie Schevill with whom he had three children. He died suddenly in 1915 after being struck by a car.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reels N70-8 and N70-35) including biographical material, correspondence, and photographs. While most of these materials were later donated, the photographs remain with the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Portions of the Karl Theodore Francis Bitter papers were lent for microfilming by Bitter's daughter, Marietta Bitter Abel, in 1969. Marietta Bitter Abel, Mr. Michael Abel, and Lt. Col. Jonathon F. Abel donated most of the loaned material excluding the photographs along with additional items in several increments from 1970-2010. The commemorative medals were gifted in 1975 by Walter Hancock, a friend of Bitter's son Francis.
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.
Topic:
Sculptors -- Austria -- Vienna  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Sculptors -- United States  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Medals
Diaries
Prints
Photographs
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Karl Theodore Francis Bitter papers, 1887-circa 1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bittkarl
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Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-bittkarl
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Isidore Konti papers

Creator:
Konti, Isidore, 1862-1938  Search this
Names:
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915  Search this
Daingerfield, Elliott, 1859-1932  Search this
Eickemeyer, Rudolf, 1862-1932  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Keck, Charles, 1875-1951  Search this
MacNeil, Hermon Atkins, 1866-1947  Search this
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966  Search this
Roth, Frederick George Richard, 1872-1944  Search this
Weinman, Adolph A. (Adolph Alexander), 1870-1952  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Linear feet ((on 3 microfilm reels))
1.3 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1879-1956
Scope and Contents:
Letters, award certificates, contracts, drawings, clippings, printed material, 2 scrapbooks, and photographs document Konti's sculpture projects.
Reel 1208: Photographs (1904-1936) show Konti, his family and his works of art. A scrapbook (1908-1928) contains photographs of works of art, clippings, and a letter to Konti's niece, Malvina Kaeyer, from Thomas Green requesting information about a Konti bronze he owns. Another scrapbook (1908-1956) contains a 1929 blueprint of Memorial Park, clippings, photographs of the Kelahan Memorial and the Spanish-American War Monument, and 2 exhibition catalogs (1938-1947).
Reels 1210-1211: Letters (1894-1949) concern sculpture projects and were written primarily by Konti's colleagues, including Karl Bitter, Elliott Daingerfield, Rudolf Eickemeyer, Daniel Chester French, Charles Keck, Hermon MacNeil, Paul Manship, Frederick G. R. Roth, and Adolph Weinman. Business materials include award certificates (1879-1956), contracts (1900-1929), copyright cards (1907-1911), receipts (1905-1926) from the Roman Bronze Works and records of sales (1913-1926). Art works consist of 92 drawings and a sketchbook. Printed materials include clippings (1928-1946), brochures on the Yonkers Art Association (1940) and exhibition and auction catalogs (1898-1940).
Unmicrofilmed: A 1902 letter from Karl Bitter concerns the fall exhibition. Other materials include account statements and receipts from the Gorham Company (1921-1937), the constitution and by-laws (1951) and a bulletin (1954) from the Hudson River Museum, a 1926 catalog on "Small Bronzes by Great Sculptors as Prizes" and six negatives of the Estelle Weaks Reilly Memorial.
Addition Unmicrofilmed Correspondence, certificates, photographs of works of art and people, newspaper clippings, three-dimensional sculpture of a profile 2" X 2", works of art on canvas board and photo albums, letters of condolence, biographical material [c. 1901- 1974].
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor. Born July 9, 1862 in Vienna, Austria, emigrated to New York City in 1892, eventually settling in Yonkers, N.Y., where he lived the rest of his life. Konti had studied in Vienna, under Edmund Von Hellmer and Karl Kundmann, and in Rome. Konti worked in the Beaux Arts tradition. In New York, he became an associate of Philip Martiny, a former student of Saint-Gaudens, who sent him to work on decorative models at the World's Columbia Exposition in Chicago. In 1904, Konti created the fountains of the Atlantic and Pacific for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis. During the following decades, he established his reputation, befriending many of the significant sculptors of the early 20th century. Died Jan. 11, 1938, Etaples, France.
Provenance:
The papers, originally lent for filming by the Hudson River Museum, were subsequently given by Konti's grandnephew, Richard E. Kaeyer. Loan material which was not part of the gift includes 2 oversize award certificates (Reel 1208:692 and Reel 1210:1351) and a biographical account (Reel 1211:570).
Restrictions:
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.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Decoration and ornament, Architectural -- United States  Search this
Eclecticism in architecture -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.kontisid
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9da24fe98-b9c9-4cb5-9683-76417444182d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kontisid

Karl Theodore Francis Bitter papers, 1887-circa 1977

Creator:
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis 1867-1915  Search this
Subject:
Bitter, Francis 1902-1967  Search this
Bitter, Marie  Search this
Bitter, Marietta  Search this
French, Daniel Chester 1850-1931  Search this
Stollson, Blanche  Search this
Physical description:
2.5 linear feet
Type:
Scrapbooks
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Place:
Austria
France
Italy
Date:
1887
1977
1887-circa 1977
Topic:
Artists' studios  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Local number:
AAA
AAA bittkarl
Restrictions & 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
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Chester Beach papers, 1846-1999, bulk circa 1900-1999

Creator:
Beach, Chester 1881-1956  Search this
Subject:
Couper, William 1853-1942  Search this
Kuhn, Walt 1877-1949  Search this
Olmsted, Frederick Law 1822-1903  Search this
Allen, Mary Jester  Search this
Beach, Eleanor Murdock  Search this
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard 1874-1960  Search this
Carrington, Fitz Roy 1869-1954  Search this
Fitchen, Eleanor Beach  Search this
French, Daniel Chester 1850-1931  Search this
Greacen, Edmund W. 1876-1949  Search this
Hancock, Walker Kirtland 1901-1998  Search this
Huntington, Anna Hyatt 1876-1973  Search this
Jackson, Hazel Brill  Search this
Jennewein, Carl Paul 1890-  Search this
Käsebier, Gertrude 1852-1934  Search this
Kuhn, Brenda 1911-  Search this
Leibig, Bonnie  Search this
MacMonnies, Frederick William 1863-1937  Search this
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis) 1874-1940  Search this
Nelson, Laurence 1887-1978  Search this
Nisbet, Robert H. 1879-1961  Search this
Piexotto, Jessica B  Search this
Winter, Ezra 1886-1949  Search this
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Mark Hopkins Institute of Art  Search this
Salmagundi Club  Search this
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
National Sculpture Society (U.S.)  Search this
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Salon d'automne  Search this
Physical description:
7.32 linear feet
Type:
Drawings
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1846
1846-1999
bulk circa 1900-1999
Topic:
Eclecticism in architecture  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculpture--Economic aspects  Search this
Sculpture--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Sculpture--Technique  Search this
Local number:
AAA N727-N729
AAA N/68-11
AAA beacches
Restrictions & 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
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Daniel Chester French letters, 1908-1921

Creator:
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Subject:
Kunz, George Frederick  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10299
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213501
AAA_collcode_frendani
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213501

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