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Thornton Oakley papers

Oakley, Thornton, 1881-1953  Search this
Artists' War Relief Committee of Philadelphia  Search this
Century Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Council of Art Organizations of Philadelphia  Search this
Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts, inc.  Search this
Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Philadelphia Art Alliance  Search this
Philadelphia Water Color Club  Search this
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942  Search this
Brinton, Christian, 1870-1942  Search this
Este, Florence, 1860-1926  Search this
Hamilton, John McLure, 1853-1936  Search this
Harkrider, John, 1900-  Search this
Mechlin, Leila, 1874-1949  Search this
Morrow, George, 1869-1955  Search this
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Robinson, Alexander, 1867-1952  Search this
3 Linear feet ((on 4 microfilm reels))
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Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, artist files and subject files relate to Oakley's activities as an artist and illustrator, and his involvement with numerous art organizations, including the Philadelphia Art Alliance, the Philadelphia Water Color Club, the Artists' War Relief Committee of Philadelphia, and the Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts. Artist files on Cecilia Beaux, Florence Este, John Taylor Arms, John McLure Hamilton, Christian Brinton, George Morrow, Leila Mechlin, John Harkrider, Alexander Robinson, and Joseph Pennell, among others, primarily contain letters. Some also include photographs and printed matter. Four inches of letters from Beaux discuss working habits, portrait commissions, life in Paris, and personal matters. Letters from Este discuss life in France during the war, French artists, exhibitions at the Philadelphia Water Color Club, and Cecilia Beaux. Other material relates to Oakley's mural for the Franklin Institute.
I.Finding aid. II.Cecilia Beaux correspondence, 1907-1942. III.Research materials for Oakley's biography of Beaux. IV.Florence Este correspondence, 1914-1925. V.Subject files, 1918-1952. VI.Artist files, 1906-1953.
Biographical / Historical:
Watercolorist and illustrator; Philadephia, Pa.
Microfilmed in 1990 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. The papers were donated to the Brandywine River Museum by Oakley's daughter, Lansdale Oakley Humphreys. Unfilmed portions of the papers relate to publications, the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, the National Geographic Society, French and Scandinavian organizations, and war relief efforts, among other topics.
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Painters -- United States  Search this
Illustrators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Watercolorists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Expatriate painters -- France  Search this
Arts organizations -- Pennsylvania
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Archives of American Art

Letters to Albert Rosenthal

Rosenthal, Albert, 1863-1939  Search this
New York Etching Club  Search this
Balfour, F. R. S.  Search this
Bilotti, Salvatore F., 1879-1953  Search this
Blenner, Carle Joan, 1864-1952  Search this
Borie, Adolphe, 1877-1934  Search this
Bosley, Frederick A., 1881-1942  Search this
Brandeis, Lewis D.  Search this
Breckenridge, Hugh H. (Hugh Henry), 1870-1937  Search this
Cardozo, Benjamin N. (Benjamin Nathan), 1870-1938  Search this
Clark, Walter, 1848-1917  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925  Search this
Cole, Timothy, 1852-1931  Search this
Colt, Morgan, 1876-1926  Search this
Dunsmore, John Ward, 1856-1945  Search this
Esmonds, Thomas H. Grattan  Search this
Faxon, William Bailey, 1849-1941  Search this
Fell, D. Newlin  Search this
Fogg, John S. H.  Search this
Ford, Paul Leicester, 1865-1902  Search this
Grafly, Charles, 1862-1929  Search this
Gratz, Simon  Search this
Hartmann, Sadakichi, 1867-1944  Search this
Jusserand, J. J. (Jean Jules), 1855-1932  Search this
Konkle, Burton Alva, 1861-1944  Search this
Lowrie, S. T.  Search this
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806  Search this
Murphy, Hermann Dudley, 1867-1945  Search this
Partridge, William Ordway, 1861-1930  Search this
Paxton, William McGregor, 1869-1941  Search this
Pennypacker, Samuel W. (Samuel Whitaker), 1843-1916  Search this
Price, M. Elizabeth (Mary Elizabeth), 1875-1960  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis, 1869-1965  Search this
Richards, Fred T.  Search this
Rittenberg, Henry R., b. 1879  Search this
Robinson, Alexander, 1867-1952  Search this
Rosenbach, A. S. W. (Abraham Simon Wolf), 1876-1952  Search this
Ryder, Chauncey F., 1868-1949  Search this
Seyffert, Leopold  Search this
Snell, Henry B. (Henry Bayley), 1858-1943  Search this
Staake, William H.  Search this
Stevens, Abby Weld  Search this
Sulzberger, Mayer, 1843-1923  Search this
Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1859-1937  Search this
Uhle, Bernhard  Search this
Welsh, Devitt, 1888-1942  Search this
Wharton, Anne Hollingsworth, 1845-1928  Search this
Williams, Frederick Ballard, 1871-1956  Search this
1 Item (partial microfilm reel)
Collection descriptions
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Scope and Contents:
Letters received, mainly from artists, Sept. 27, 1885-June 3, 1936, and undated, about works of art, invitations, exhibitions, art, travels and other art related subjects.
The letters are from: F.R.S. Balfour, Belfer?, Salvatore F. Bilotti, Carle Joan Blenner, Adolphe Borie, Frederick Andrew Bosley, Lewis D. Brandeis, Hugh Henry Breckenridge, Benjamin Nathan Cardozo, Walter Clark, William Anderson Coffin, Timothy Cole, Morgan Colt, Thomas H. Grattan Esmonds, William Bailey Faxon, D. Newlin Fell, John S.H. Fogg, Paul Leicester Ford, Charles Allan Grafly, Simon Gratz (13 letters), Sadakichi Hartmann, Jean A.A.J. Jusserand, Burton Alva Konkle, Hermann Dudley Murphy, New York Etching Club, William Ordway Partidge, William McGregor Paxton, Samuel Pennypacker (22 letters), M. Elizabeth Price, Edward Willis Redfield, Fred T. Richards, Henry R. Rittenberg, Alexander Charles Robinson, S. M. Rosenbach,
Chauncey Foster Ryder, Leopold G. Seyffert, John Simon, William H. Staake, Abby Weld Stevens, Mayer Sulzberger (14 letters), Henry Ossawa Tanner, Bernhard Uhle, Devitt Welsh, Anne Hollingsworth Wharton, and Frederick Ballard Williams. Also included are a letter from Rosenthal to S.T. Lowrie, a letter from J.W. Dunsmore to H.B. Snell, regarding hanging Rosenthal's portrait of Snell at the Salmagundi Club, and a notice of a sale of etchings by Robert Morris, 1899.
Arranged chronologically.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, portrait painter, lithographer, art collector; New Hope, Pa.
Microfilmed by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the Archives of American Art, 1955.
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Artists -- United States  Search this
Portrait painters -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art

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