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Brooklyn Museum records

Creator:
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Names:
Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences  Search this
Federal Art Project  Search this
Albee, Grace  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Alps, Glen  Search this
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953  Search this
Ballinger, Maxil, 1914-  Search this
Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000  Search this
Beny, Roloff  Search this
Boyd, Fiske, 1895-1975  Search this
Broner, Robert, 1922-  Search this
Casarella, Edmond, 1920-1996  Search this
Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926  Search this
Citron, Minna Wright, 1896-1991  Search this
Conover, Robert F. (Robert Fremont), 1920-  Search this
Day, Worden, 1916-1986  Search this
Deshaies, Arthur  Search this
Drewes, Werner, 1899-1985  Search this
Fox, William Henry, 1858-1952  Search this
Frasconi, Antonio  Search this
Fuchs, Emil, 1866-1929  Search this
Goldin, Leon, 1923-  Search this
Gropper, William, 1897-1977  Search this
Hart, George Overbury, 1868-1933  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988  Search this
Heller, Helen West, d. 1955  Search this
Hoff, Margo  Search this
Jones, John Paul, 1924-  Search this
Kohn, Misch, 1916-  Search this
Lachaise, Isabelle Nagle, d. 1957  Search this
Lang, David, b. 1897  Search this
Martinelli, Ezio, 1913-1980  Search this
Moy, Seong  Search this
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Pierce, Danny, 1920-  Search this
Pozzatti, Rudy, 1925-  Search this
Sager, Peter  Search this
Schanker, Louis, 1903-1981  Search this
Schrag, Karl  Search this
Suba, Susanne, 1913-  Search this
Sykes, Maltby  Search this
Takal, Peter, 1905-  Search this
Von Wicht, John, 1888-1970  Search this
Wald, Sylvia, 1915-  Search this
Warsager, Hyman J., 1909-1974  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Yoshida, Tōshi, 1911-  Search this
Zoellner, Richard  Search this
Extent:
25 Items (reels of microfilm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1823-1963
Scope and Contents:
Included are extensive memoirs of William Henry Fox director of the museum for over 25 years; scattered records of the Brooklyn Institute, 1823-1873; catalogs for Brooklyn Museum exhibits (4 1/2 reels) and for exhibits held in various galleries and museums, primarily in N.Y. (14 reels); brief records of the Dept. of Painting and Sculpture primarily relating to Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington; records of the Dept. of Prints and Drawings, mainly regarding exhibitions, including correspondence, much of it with curator Una Johnson, correspondence with art dealers, files on artists, and statistics on exhibitions, 1936-1939; and records of the Registrar's office, 1933-1936, regarding the museum's involvement in the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration, mainly the Graphic Arts Division.
Dept. of Prints & Drawings artists files relate to: Grace Albee, Josef Albers, Glen Alps, Maxil Ballinger, Leonard Baskin, Wilfred Roloff Beny, Fiske Boyd, Robert Broner, Edmond Casarella, Minna Citron, Robert Conover, Worden Day, Arthur Deshaies, Werner Drewes, Antonio Frasconi, Leon Goldin, William Gropper, Stanley William Hayter, Helen West Heller, Margo Hoff, John Paul Jones, Misch Kohn, David Lang, Ezio Martinelli, Seong Moy, Danny Pierce, Rudolph Pozzatti, Peter Sager, Louis Schanker, Karl Schrag, Susanne Suba, Maltby Sykes, Peter Takal, John Von Wicht, Sylvia Wald, Hyman Warsager, Max Weber, Toshi Yoshida, Richard Zoellner, and others.
Other correspondents of note (reels BR21-22) include John Taylor Arms, Mary Cassatt (1 letter, 1903), George Overbury "Pop" Hart, Mrs. Gaston Lachaise, Joseph Pennell (re Whistler), and a group from art dealers.
Also included are papers of and related to Austrian artist Emil Fuchs, including letters regarding commissions, a list of books and prints, and miscellany.
Biographical / Historical:
The Brooklyn Museum had its roots in the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, founded 1823. The Museum was formed in 1889.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1964-1965 by Brooklyn Museum.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Museum administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Brooklyn  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Brooklyn  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- New York (State)
Identifier:
AAA.broomuse2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9257fe609-786c-4cd2-a001-0e559a2159a1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-broomuse2

Old Age Must Come / So Prepare for It by Investing in War Savings Certificates

Issuing body:
National War Savings Committee  Search this
Creator:
War Savings Certificates  Search this
Publisher:
National War Savings Committee. (Salisbury Square.)  Search this
Artist:
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Collection Creator:
Princeton University  Search this
Extent:
1 Poster (Full size; Multi-color, 100 x 62.5 cm)
Container:
Map-folder 348
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Place:
Great Britain
Image:
Main Image: [Whistler's Mother] Old woman wearing black dress and white bonnet seated in a chair
Local numbers:
Princeton Poster# 2803
General:
Issued by: National War Savings Committee

Issued for: War Savings Certificates

Artist(s): Anon
Series:
Poster No. 39
Locale:
Salisbury Square, E.C. 4
Printing Info:
Printer: E. & S. Ltd (E. 1878), 10/1917 Other Printing Info: Wt. 35427 /2198 100,000 (3653)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Copyright status of items varies. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Fund raising  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Posters -- Great Britain  Search this
Older people  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Posters -- World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain
Collection Citation:
Princeton University Posters Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Princeton University Poster Collection
Princeton University Poster Collection / Series 2: World War One / Great Britain
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f29051f8-1865-4abb-9356-2fef469cb882
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0433-ref6481

Joseph Pennell papers

Creator:
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Names:
Canfield, Richard A. (Richard Albert), 1855-1914  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948  Search this
Draper, John William, 1811-1882  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Haskell, Ernest, 1876-1925  Search this
Mansfield, Howard  Search this
Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, 1855-1936  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Extent:
22 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1908-1935
Scope and Contents:
Material relating to THE LIFE OF JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER by Elizabeth and Joseph Pennell; letters regarding the book from Howard Mansfield, Richard Canfield, Royal Cortissoz, Charles Freer, and Ernest Haskell; two photographs of a portrait of Whistler as a boy with his brother, John; and a photographic copy of the "first Daguerreotype of the human face... taken by J. W. Draper...in 1839."
Biographical / Historical:
Illustrator, etcher, and writer; New York, N.Y. Wrote and/or illustrated over 100 books.
Provenance:
The letter from Howard Mansfield to Mr. Carrington and the clipping of Bulliet's review were found by the donor, Orme Lewis, in a copy of the book A WHISTLER CENTENARY. The other materials were found in copies of the Pennells' volumes.
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:
Art historians  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.pennjose
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92a457ed3-408e-4b0f-becd-ace213b8fe40
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pennjose

Charles Lang Freer selected papers

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
M. Knoedler & Co.  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Yamanaka & Company  Search this
Bacher, Otto H. (Otto Henry), 1856-1909  Search this
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959  Search this
Bing, Siegfried, 1838-1905  Search this
Binyon, Laurence, 1869-1943  Search this
Bixby, William K. (William Keeney), 1857-1931  Search this
Bosch-Reitz, Sigisbert Chrétien, 1860-  Search this
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918  Search this
Campbell, Colin, Lady, 1857-1911  Search this
Campbell, Colin, Lord, 1853-1895  Search this
Canfield, Richard A. (Richard Albert), 1855-1914  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart), 1842-1924  Search this
Churchill, Alfred Vance, 1864-1949  Search this
Coburn, Alvin Langdon, 1882-1966  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938  Search this
Dow, Arthur W. (Arthur Wesley), 1857-1922  Search this
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco, 1853-1908  Search this
Gallatin, A. E. (Albert Eugene), 1881-1952  Search this
Gellatly, John, 1853-1931  Search this
Gookin, Frederick William  Search this
Hartmann, Sadakichi, 1867-1944  Search this
Hecker, Frank J. (Frank Joseph), 1846-1927  Search this
Kelekian, Dikran, 1868-1951  Search this
Laufer, Berthold, 1874-1934  Search this
Matsuki, Bunkio, 1867-1940  Search this
McCormick, Frederick, 1870-  Search this
Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932  Search this
Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst, 1887-1970  Search this
Meyer, Eugene, 1875-1959  Search this
Moore, Charles, 1855-1942  Search this
Nomura, Yozo  Search this
Philip, Rosalind Birnie, 1873-1958  Search this
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Reid, Alexander  Search this
Rhoades, Katharine N., 1885-1965  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925  Search this
Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927  Search this
Warring, Joseph Stephens, 1863?-1944  Search this
Way, Thomas R. (Thomas Robert), 1861-1913  Search this
Whistler, Beatrix Philip Godwin, d. 1896  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Wong, K. T.  Search this
Yue, Seaouke  Search this
Extent:
34 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1876-1931
Scope and Contents:
Papers concerning Freer's art collecting activities, including correspondence, diaries, art inventories, scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeil Whistler and other press clippings, and photographs. In addition to Freer's own correspondence, the papers include correspondence collected by Freer of James McNeill Whistler and of Whistler collector Richard A. Canfield, correspondence of Freer's assistant Katharine Nash Rhoades, and correspondence regarding Freer's bequest to the Smithsonian Institution.
Correspondence, ca. 1860-1921, includes Freer's correspondence, 1876-1920, with artists, dealers, collectors, museums, and public figures; 30 v. of letterpress books containing copies of letters sent, 1892-1910; correspondence collected by Freer of James McNeill Whistler, and his wife Beatrix, 186?-1909, with Lady Colin Campbell, Thomas R. Way, Alexander Reid, Whistler' mother, Mrs. George W. Whistler, and others; correspondence of Whistler collector Richard A. Canfield, 1904-1913, regarding works in Canfield's collection; and correspondence of Freer's assistant, Katharine Nash Rhoades, 1920-1921, soliciting Freer letters and regarding the settlement of his estate.
Also included are twenty-nine pocket diaries, 1889-1890, 1892-1898, 1900-1919, recording daily activities, people and places visited, observations, and comments; a diary kept by Freer's caretaker, Joseph Stephens Warring, recording daily activities at Freer's Detroit home, 1907-1910;
Inventories, n.d. and 1901-1921, of American, European, and Asian art in Freer's collection, often including provenance information; vouchers, 1884-1919, documenting his purchases; five volumes of scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeill Whistler, 1888-1931, labeled "Various," "Peacock Room," "Death, etc.," "Paris, etc.," and "Boston...London" ; three volumes of newsclippings, 1900-1930, concerning Freer and the opening of the Freer Gallery of Art;
correspondence regarding Freer's gift and bequest to the Smithsonian Institution, 1902-1916; and photographs, ca. 1880-1930, of Freer, including portraits by Alvin Langdon Coburn and Edward Steichen, Freer with others, Freer in Cairo, China and Japan, Freer's death mask, and his memorial service, Kyoto, 1930; photographs of artists and others, including Thomas Dewing, Ernest Fenellosa, Katharine Rhoades taken by Alfred Stieglitz, Rosalind B. Philip, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Abbott H. Thayer, Dwight Tryon, and Whistler; and photographs relating to Whistler, including art works depicting him, grave and memorial monuments, works of art, the Peacock Room, and Whistler's memorial exhibition at the Copley Society.
Among Freer's correspondents are: Otto Bacher, Bernard Berenson, Siegfried Bing, Laurence Binyon, W.K. Bixby, Sigisbert Chretien Bosch-Reitz, Charles H. Caffin, Colin Campbell, Richard Canfield, William Merritt Chase, Frederick Stuart Church, Alfred Vance Churchill, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Arthur Wesley Dow, Ernest Fenollosa, Albert Gallatin, John Gellatly, Frederick W. Gookin, Sadakichi Hartmann, Frank J. Hecker, Dikran Kelekian, M. Knoedler & Co., Berthold Laufer, Lien Hui Ching Collection, W.A. Livingstone, Frederick McCormick, Bunkio Matsuki, Gari Melchers, Agnes Meyer, Eugene Meyer, Charles Moore, Yozo Nomura, Rosalind Birnie Philip, Charles A. Platt, Theodore Roosevelt, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the Smithsonian Institution, Joseph Stephens Warring, Thomas Way, Abbott Handerson Thayer, Dwight W. Tryon, Charles Walcott of the Smithsonian Institution, Beatrix Whistler, James McNeill Whistler, K.T. Wong, Yamanaka & Co., and Seaouke Yue.
Arrangement:
All correspondence except letterpress books: arranged alphabetically by correspondent; letterpress books are chonological.
Biographical / Historical:
Art collector; Detroit, Michigan. Collected Asian, American, and European art, including a large collection of works by James McNeill Whistler. Founded the Freer Gallery of Art, which is now part of the Smithsonian Institution.
Provenance:
Selected for microfilming from the Charles Lang Freer papers at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Microfilmed 1992 by the Archives of American Art with funding provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Office of Fellowships and Grants Research Resources Program. Portions of the correspondence and the letterpress books were previously filmed by the Freer in the 1970 (AAA reels 77, 453-456, and 1217-1232); those reels have been replaced by this microfilming project. See Finding Aid for information on papers not selected for microfilming.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.freechar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw975f501e2-91f7-48f7-82dc-03482afd00c1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-freechar

Portraits of Others

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938  Search this
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco, 1853-1908  Search this
Philip, Rosalind Birnie, 1873-1958  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
White, Clarence H., 1871-1925  Search this
White, Stanford, 1853-1906  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (linear foot)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Photographs of artists and others, including Thomas Dewing, Ernest Fenollosa, Rosalind Birnie Philip, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Abbott Handerson Thayer, Dwight Tryon,Shugio Hiromichi, Stanford White, and Michael Tomkinson.
Series 12.3: Portraits of artists and colleagues
Arrangement:
Organized by country.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 12.03
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
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. FSA.A.01. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Subseries 12.3
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 12: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3fdbd779c-6834-4ca9-bb10-29c05e53f660
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref2309

Photographs of the Peacock Room at 49 Prince's Gate, London, 1892, (7)

Collector:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Creator:
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Goupil & Cie  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:
7 Albumen prints (each mounted on board)
Container:
Box 264
Type:
Archival materials
Albumen prints
Photographs
Place:
London (England)
Date:
1892
Scope and Contents:
Seven albumen prints prints taken in 1892 by commission of Goupil Gallery director D.C. Thomson. The photographs were taken prior to the sale of 49 Prince's Gate, so furniture and porcelains have been removed. The prints were sent to Charles Freer by Goupil Gallery staff in 1902.
Photographs of the Peacock Room at 49 Prince's Gate, London
Arrangement:
Organized in 1 box.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 12.02.3.1
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
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. FSA.A.01. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 12.02.3.1
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 12: Photographs / 12.2: Whistler / 12.2.4: Peacock Room
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3a104ffe0-efe9-45be-9a41-72cfeb0bfb2a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref2316
Online Media:

Photographs of the Peacock Room at 49 Prince's Gate, London, Obach & Co., 1904, (7)

Collector:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Creator:
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  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:
7 Prints (Collodion, each mounted on board)
Container:
Box 265
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Place:
London (England)
Date:
1904
Scope and Contents:
Seven collodion prints prints taken by S.B. Bolon & Co. in 1904 by commission of Obach & Co., London. The photographs were taken as the present owner of 49 Prince's Gate sought to sell the room.
Photographs of the Peacock Room at 49 Prince's Gate, London
Arrangement:
Organized in 1 box.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 12.02.3.2
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
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. FSA.A.01. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 12.02.3.2
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 12: Photographs / 12.2: Whistler / 12.2.4: Peacock Room
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3055c4eb5-b394-4c47-be2b-bb4e2c6705df
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref2318
Online Media:

Julie Margaret Cameron photographs of Christina Spartali, ca. 1865-1870

Creator:
Cameron, Julia Margaret, 1815-1879  Search this
Names:
Spartali, Christina  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
2 Prints (albumen and photogravure, image 13 x 9.8 cm mounted on board 16.4 x 10.6 cm.; second image is 7 3/4 x 5 in. on a sheet approx. 14 x 11in.)
Container:
Box 275
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Portraits
Place:
England -- London -- London
Date:
ca. 1865-1870
Scope and Contents:
Head and shoulders portraits of Christina Spartali, taken by Julia Margaret Cameron circa 1865-1870. One albumen print, mounted on gold cardboard. The line "From life copyright Julia Margaret Cameron" is printed on the board below the photo, followed by a second and third line, written in ink, which read "Christina Spartali" and "now Countess Cahen D'Anvers" respectively. A second portrait is a photogravure printed from an original Cameron negative in 1891 for the publication "Sun & Shade" by the publisher New York Photo-Gravure Co.
Julia Margaret Cameron photographs of Christina Spartali
Arrangement:
Organized in one flat box.
Biographical / Historical:
Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) was a British photographer noted for her portraits of celebrities of the day.
Christina Spartali, second daughter of Michael Spartali and Euphrosyne Varsini Spartali, was born in Middlesex, England, in the mid to late 1840s. Her father, a prosperous cotton merchant who resided in London, became Consul-General for Greece in 1866. From 1864, the family lived in London at "The Shrubbery" in Clapham Common, and through their relatives the Ionides, prominent patrons of the arts, became acquainted with members of the contemporary art world, including James McNeill Whistler. Julia Margaret Cameron was the Spartalis' neighbor at Sandford, the family's estate on the Isle of Wight. Christina and her sister Marie were extraordinarily well-educated for women of their generation, but they were equally well-known for their beauty. Marie Spartali was an artist who publicly exhibited her work until the end of her life, but she remains better known as a model for Dante Gabriel Rossetti and other Victorian artists. Christina, who pursued no profession, is remembered for only one work, Whistler's "La Princesse du pays de la porcelaine", for which she posed in 1864-1865. Although "La Princesse" was not intended as a portrait, Whistler exhibited it in 1892 as "Portrait of Miss S.---," confident that his contemporaries would recognize the reference.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 12.02.6
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Portraits
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. FSA.A.01. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 12.02.6
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 12: Photographs / 12.3: Portraits of Others
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc338ff3099-8522-480b-9094-847c8f543625
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref2516
Online Media:

Portraits of Whistler

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Names:
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Portraits
Place:
Paris
Scope and Contents:
Photographs depicting the artist James McNeill Whistler in his studio in Paris, studio portraits of Whistler, and other artists' portraits of Whistler.
Portraits of James McNeill Whistler
Arrangement:
Organized by subject.
Local Numbers:
FSA.A.01 12.02.1
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art, American -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Portraits
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. FSA.A.01. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Subseries 12.2.1
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 12: Photographs / 12.2: Whistler
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc39f69fcea-8f9a-4b70-a76f-e5ee2d554e66
EDAN-URL:
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Photographs of the Peacock Room in Charles Lang Freer's house in Detroit

Collector:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Creator:
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  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:
1.5 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Detroit (Mich.)
Date:
1908
Scope and Contents:
Twenty one photographic images depicting the Peacock Room in Freer's home in Detroit, take by George R. Swain in Spring of 1908. The collection contains 10 standard size prints; 4 mammoth plate prints; 7 original glass plate negatives. The photographs also display selections from Freer's own extensive ceramics collection.
Arrangement:
Organized in two boxes, for prints and negatives, and one folder for large format prints.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 12.02.3.3
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
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. FSA.A.01. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, File FSA A.01 12.02.3.3
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 12: Photographs / 12.2: Whistler / 12.2.4: Peacock Room
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
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Photographs of the James McNeill Whister Memorial Exhibition, Copley Society

Photographer:
Marr, T. E.  Search this
Creator:
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Names:
Copley Society (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Boston (Mass.)
Detroit (Mich.)
Date:
1904
Scope and Contents:
14 Photographic prints depicting the Copley Society's Loan collection in Copley Hall, Boston, 1904.
Arrangement:
Organized by wall in exhibition room.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 12.02.2
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
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. FSA.A.01. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Series FSA A.01 12.02.2
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Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 12: Photographs / 12.2: Whistler / 12.2.2: Whistler Biographical Material and Memorial
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
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Charles Lang Freer's letters to Frank Hecker during foreign travels

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
60 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Letters (correspondence)
Place:
Japan
Sri Lanka
Paris (France)
Date:
1894-1895
Scope and Contents:
Letter written by Charles Lang Freer to his friend and business associate Frank Hecker (1846-1927) while Freer was traveling in Europe and Asia between September 1894 and August 1895. This was Freer's first travel in Asia, and while he was not purchasing works of fine art in large numbers, the cultural encounters he made during this trip deepened his interest in Asia's artistic heritage. Freer's stops included Sri Lanka, India, Singapore, China and Japan. Freer also stayed in Italy and France, spending time with James McNeill Whistler in Paris.
Arrangement:
Organized chronologically.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 02.1Hecker.travel2
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence)
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. FSA.A.01. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, File FSA A.01 02.1Hecker.travel2
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Charles Lang Freer Correspondence / Hecker, Frank J., Col.
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3b5d0690b-de1a-4052-b9a6-ad113b594dbd
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Charles Lang Freer's letters to Frank Hecker during foreign travels

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Brooks, Romaine  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
219 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Letters (correspondence)
Place:
Paris (France)
Naples (Italy)
London (England)
Date:
1899-1903
Scope and Contents:
Letters written by Charles Lang Freer to his friend and business associate Frank Hecker (1846-1927) while Freer during multiple trips to Europe between June of 1899 and July of 1903. Freer stayed for long periods of time in London, meeting with the painter James McNeill Whister. He also stayed for long periods in Paris, and at a villa that he co-owned on the Mediterranean island of Capri with his friend Thomas S. Jerome (1864-1914). The final letters describe Whistler's death on July 17th, 1903.
Arrangement:
Organized chronologically.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 02.1Hecker.travel3
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence)
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. FSA.A.01. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, File FSA A.01 02.1Hecker.travel3
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Charles Lang Freer Correspondence / Hecker, Frank J., Col.
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc38d1891c6-9c31-4035-adea-f4a122d7df21
EDAN-URL:
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Record of Charles Lang Freer's purchase of Whistler's Peacock Room from Obach & Co. in London

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
1 Sheet
Culture:
Peacock Room  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sheets
Vouchers
Place:
London (England)
Date:
May 16, 1904
Scope and Contents:
The purchase invoice of James McNeill Whistler's "Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room" (F1904.61). The purchase also included a self-portrait of Whistler in oil (F1904.62a-b)
Freer collection numbers: F1904.61; F1904.62a-b
Arrangement:
Freer's purchase vouchers are generally organized by date of purchase.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 06.5.2.1904.05.05
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vouchers
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. FSA.A.01. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 06.5.2.1904.05.05
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Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 6: Financial Materials / 6.5: Vouchers / 6.5.2: Financial materials - Vouchers - Art vouchers / 1904
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc32bb98758-ba38-4d25-8172-86844da73042
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Letter from Gustav Mayer of Obach and Co., London, to Charles Lang Freer

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
4 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Letters (correspondence)
Date:
February 6, 1904
Scope and Contents:
Letter dated February 6th, 1904, in which Gustav Mayer updates Freer on the status of the Peacock Room and likelihood of its availability. Mayer also informs Freer of the availability of 3 additional Whistler etchings.
Freer collection numbers: F1904.61
Arrangement:
Organized chronologically under correspondent.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 02.1Obach08
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Peacock Room  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence)
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. FSA.A.01. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 02.1Obach08
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Charles Lang Freer Correspondence / Obach and Company
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc39d932193-e321-4933-819a-fb26977f92ab
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Letter from Gustav Mayer of Obach and Co., London, to Charles Lang Freer

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
4 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Letters (correspondence)
Date:
February 14, 1904
Scope and Contents:
Letter dated February 14th, 1904, in which Gustav Mayer describes his extended and frustrating negotiations with the owner of the Peacock Room.
Freer collection numbers: F1904.61
Arrangement:
Organized chronologically under correspondent.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 02.1Obach09
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Peacock Room  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence)
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. FSA.A.01. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 02.1Obach09
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Charles Lang Freer Correspondence / Obach and Company
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3b85a88d4-96ad-4000-95cb-cc171b0aca41
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Record of Charles Lang Freer's loan of American paintings to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
7 Documents (includes 1 typed list)
Type:
Archival materials
Documents
Exhibition records
Expositions
Place:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Date:
1915
Scope and Contents:
Lists of Freer's loan of 28 American paintings to be shown at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, February 20 to December 4, 1915. These included paintings by James McNeill Whistler, Dwight WIlliam Tryon and Willard Metcalf.
Freer collection numbers: F1903.175; F1914.1; F1914.2; F1902.147; F1912.154; F1912.165; F1903.174; F1903.179; F1903177; F1903.178; F1902.138; F1894.25; F1899.25; F1889.3; F1901.108; F1913.48; F1912.10; F1914.11; F1906.265; F1906.93; F1912.15; F1913.7; F1906.264; F1910.4; F1912.7; F1910.11; F1915.28; F1915.27
Arrangement:
Freer's exhibition loan records are generally organized by date of loan.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 07.19
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Exhibition records
Expositions
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. FSA.A.01. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 07.19
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 7: Exhibition Loan Files / Pan-Pacific Exposition
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc385b0d74a-4e3e-49d9-971b-3e3e1dc76366
EDAN-URL:
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Record of Charles Lang Freer's loan of art to the Word's Columbian Exposition in Chicago

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
16 Items (pages of notes and lists)
Type:
Archival materials
Exhibition records
Expositions
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
Date:
1893
Scope and Contents:
Object lists Freer's loan of American paintings and etchings to be shown at the World's Columbian Exposition. Thise included paintings by James McNeill Whistler, Dwight WIlliam Tryon and Thomas Dewing.
Freer collection numbers:
Arrangement:
Freer's exhibition loan records are generally organized by date of loan.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 07.21
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Exhibition records
Expositions
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. FSA.A.01. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 07.21
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 7: Exhibition Loan Files / World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893 [World's Fair, St. Louis, 1904]
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc397bcb131-c872-4028-aedd-b81aa8a56fbb
EDAN-URL:
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Record of Charles Lang Freer's purchase of a painting by James McNeill Whistler from Percy Moore Turner of Norfolk England

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
3 Sheets
Type:
Archival materials
Sheets
Vouchers
Place:
Norfolk (England)
Date:
August, 1919
Scope and Contents:
Freer's purchase of an oil painting by Whistler titled, Nocturne: Cremorne Gardens, No. 3.
Freer collection numbers: F1919.12a-b
Arrangement:
Freer's purchase vouchers are generally organized by date of purchase.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 06.5.2.1919.08.6
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vouchers
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. FSA.A.01. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 06.5.2.1919.08.6
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 6: Financial Materials / 6.5: Vouchers / 6.5.2: Financial materials - Vouchers - Art vouchers / 1918-1919
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc30cfba009-0963-49f9-9951-5c4ea8097e4d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref3328
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The stinging butterfly : Whistler and his time / essay by Catherine Carter Goebel ; catalogue list by Catherine Carter Goebel, Sherry Case Maurer

Author:
Goebel, Catherine Carter 1955-  Search this
Goebel, Catherine Carter  Search this
Maurer, Sherry Case  Search this
Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.)  Search this
Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.) Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
C1993
19th century
Topic:
Etching  Search this
Etching, American  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.W57y A92 1993
NE2012.W45 G63 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_476207

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