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Satin, embroidered. in the form of a large hanging

Medium:
Satin-weave silk with silk and gold threads
Dimensions:
H x W: 435.5 x 311.2 cm (171 7/16 x 122 1/2 in)
Type:
Costume and Textile
Origin:
China
Date:
1852
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1902.260
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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edanmdm:fsg_F1902.260

Noh robe fragment (karaori 唐織)

Medium:
Silk with gilt-paper thread
Dimensions:
H x W: 250 x 38.5 cm (98 7/16 x 15 3/16 in)
Type:
Costume and Textile
Origin:
Nishijin district, Kyoto, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
Date:
mid 18th century
Period:
Edo period
Topic:
flower  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
Noh  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1902.261
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CC0
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edanmdm:fsg_F1902.261

Satsuma ware sake bottle, Ryumonji kiln

Medium:
Stoneware with iron and ash glazes
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 18.2 × 12.3 cm (7 3/16 × 4 13/16 in)
Style:
Satsuma ware, Ryumonji kilns
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Ryumonji kilns, Kajiki, Kagoshima prefecture, Japan
Date:
19th century
Period:
Meiji era
Topic:
Ryumonji ware  Search this
Meiji era (1868 - 1912)  Search this
wine  Search this
sake  Search this
Japan  Search this
stoneware  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1902.65
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edanmdm:fsg_F1902.65
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Gourd-shaped vase

Medium:
Stoneware with blue glaze
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 23.6 × 19.2 cm (9 5/16 × 7 9/16 in)
Style:
Yixing ware
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Yixing, Jiangsu province, China
Date:
18th-19th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Yixing ware  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
China  Search this
stoneware  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1902.73
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye30ca61480-1212-4cc1-a587-4142996595db
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edanmdm:fsg_F1902.73
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Container in the shape of a snow goose

Medium:
Earthenware with white slip and colored pigments under clear lead glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 6.6 x 9.3 cm (2 5/8 x 3 11/16 in)
Style:
Ikaho ware
Type:
Container
Origin:
Ikaho, Gumma prefecture, Japan
Date:
late 19th century
Period:
Meiji era
Topic:
goose  Search this
Ikaho ware  Search this
Meiji era (1868 - 1912)  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1902.79a-b
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edanmdm:fsg_F1902.79a-b
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Six-sided ember pot with design of Tama River of Musashino

Artist:
Miyazaki Tominosuke (Edo Kenzan III) (fl. 1770s-1830s)  Search this
Medium:
Red clay with white slip, iron pigment, and enamels under transparent lead glaze
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 8.7 × 13.8 cm (3 7/16 × 5 7/16 in)
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Edo, Japan
Date:
early 19th century
Period:
Edo period
Topic:
landscape  Search this
autumn  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
water  Search this
river  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1902.82
Restrictions & Rights:
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edanmdm:fsg_F1902.82
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Sake bottle

Medium:
Stoneware with iron glaze
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 17.5 × 8.8 cm (6 7/8 × 3 7/16 in)
Style:
Probably Tamba ware
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Tachikui, Hyogo prefecture, Japan
Date:
18th-19th century
Period:
Edo period
Topic:
Tamba ware  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
wine  Search this
sake  Search this
Japan  Search this
stoneware  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1905.49
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Sake bottle

Medium:
Stoneware with iron glaze
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 18.3 × 12.8 cm (7 3/16 × 5 1/16 in)
Style:
Tamba ware
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Hyogo prefecture, Japan
Date:
late 18th-19th century
Period:
Edo period
Topic:
Tamba ware  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
sake  Search this
Japan  Search this
stoneware  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1905.52
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Sake bottle

Artist:
Masamoto Naosaku  Search this
Medium:
Stoneware with iron glaze
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 18.3 × 7.9 cm (7 3/16 × 3 1/8 in)
Style:
Tamba ware
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Tachikui, Hyogo prefecture, Japan
Date:
early 19th century
Period:
Edo period
Topic:
Tamba ware  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
wine  Search this
sake  Search this
gourd  Search this
Japan  Search this
stoneware  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1905.53
Restrictions & Rights:
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Bottle

Medium:
Stoneware with iron glaze applied in three layers
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 19.1 × 10.8 cm (7 1/2 × 4 1/4 in)
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1644
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Tamba ware  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
China  Search this
stoneware  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1905.55
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Dorothy Varian papers

Creator:
Varian, Dorothy, 1895-1985  Search this
Names:
Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987  Search this
Brook, Alexander, 1898-1980  Search this
Karfiol, Bernard, 1886-1952  Search this
Klienert, Herminie  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Marshall, Lenore, 1897-1971  Search this
Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970  Search this
Schmidt, Katherine, 1898-1978  Search this
Schulte, Antoinette E., 1897-1981  Search this
Extent:
2.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketches
Date:
circa 1902-1984
Summary:
The papers of painter Dorothy Varian date from circa 1902 to 1984 and measure 2.3 linear feet. This collection documents Varian's life primarily through scattered biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, artists and art galleries; personal business records; a few writings; exhibition catalogs, news clippings, and other printed material; photographs of Varian, her friends, and artwork; and original sketches by Varian and fellow artist Peggy Bacon.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter Dorothy Varian date from circa 1902 to 1984 and measure 2.3 linear feet. This collection documents Varian's life primarily through scattered biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, artists and art galleries; personal business records; a few writings; exhibition catalogs, news clippings, and other printed material; photographs of Varian, her friends, including Peggy Bacon, Alex Brook, Bernard Karfiol, and Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and artwork; and original sketches by Varian and fellow artist Peggy Bacon.

Varian's earliest correspondence is with her mother and her cousin Jessie, detailing her life as an artist in Paris. Also found is extensive correspondence with with Peggy Bacon, Hermine Kleinert, Lenore G. Marshall, Waldo Pierce, Katherine Schmidt, Antoinette Schulte, and the Renoir family.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1920-1980 (5 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1917-1981 (0.8 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Writings, 1940s-1960s (3 folders; Box 1)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1931-1984 (9 folders; Box 1)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1916-1981 (0.5 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1902-1961 (13 folders; Boxes 2-3)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1912-1924 (11 folders; Boxes 2-3)
Biographical / Historical:
Dorothy Varian (1895-1985) was a painter in New York City, and Woodstock, NY. Varian was born in New York City on April 26, 1895; daughter of Eugene W. and Helen Estelle Varian. She dropped out of high school at 15 and entered Cooper Union where she graduated with honors. After Cooper Union she attended the Art Students League. While a student she inadvertently won first and second prize in a local art contest sponsored by movie producer, William Fox. She used the prize money to rent her first studio in Woodstock.

In 1920, her cousins Jessie and C. Vanderbilt Barton provided her the means to study in Paris. Varian's first one-man show was held in 1922 at the Durand-Ruel Galleries in Paris. A close friend of Varian's during this time was Jean Renior, son of Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Within the first year after she returned permanently to the United States, Varian had exhibitions at the Whitney Club, Whitney Galleries, and the Downtown Galleries. Edith Halpert, director of the Downtown Galleries became Varian's art dealer. Varian used the money from her work to buy a home in Woodstock which became her primary painting studio. The majority of her circle was formed during her time at the Art Students League and during her years in Paris. Varian also met many artists who were living and working alongside her in Woodstock. Throughout her life, she stayed in contact with many of these friends including Peggy Bacon, Alex Brook, Georgina Klitgaard, Frederick Dana Marsh, Lenore G. Marshall, and Waldo Pierce.

Varian worked primarily with watercolor and oil painting. Varian's work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Corcoran Galleries, Carnegie International, Whitney Museum of American Art, Association of American Artists Gallery, Brooklyn Museum, and several universities across the country. Over the course of her career, Varian held fifteen solo exhibitions and received many awards including the Kuniyoshi Award in 1975. Varian died in 1985 at the age of 90.
Related Materials:
Also found in this repository is an interview of Dorothy Varian conducted 1980 Dec. 6-7, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art in installments by Dorothy Varian in 1972, 1978, and 1981. An additonal installment was donated in 1986 by the Dorothy Varian estate, via Robert Plate.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Citation:
Dorothy Varian papers, circa 1902-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.varidoro
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw973ab1ef8-e370-4886-9860-76f592d50236
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-varidoro

Japanese paintings and modern wood prints made in Japan for J.B. Millet

Author:
American Art Association  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Subject:
Millet, J. B Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
39 pages 19 centimeters
Type:
Exhibitions
Expositions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Japan
Date:
1899
19th century
19e siècle
Topic:
Watercolor painting, Japanese  Search this
Wood-engraving  Search this
Aquarelle japonaise  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1159050

Bottle

Medium:
Stone-paste painted under glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 15 x 12 cm (5 7/8 x 4 3/4 in)
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
18th-19th century
Period:
Qajar period
Topic:
Qajar period (1779 - 1925)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1903.3
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Bottle

Medium:
Stone-paste painted under glaze
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 10.8 × 11.6 cm (4 1/4 × 4 9/16 in)
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Iran
Date:
17th century
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1903.4
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CC0
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Lili Réthi Papers

Artist:
Rethi, Lili, 1894-1969  Search this
Extent:
8 Cubic feet (21 boxes, 8 map folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Bookplates
Books
Christmas cards
Drawings
Newspaper clippings
Photographs
Transcripts
Watercolor drawings
Date:
1918-1969
Summary:
Papers document artist and illustrator Lili Réthi who was best known for her drawings of industrial subjects such as bridges, construction scenes and mines.
Scope and Contents:
Drawings, sketches, watercolors, biographical material, photographs, printed material, correspondence and books relating to the career of artist and illustrator Lili Réthi. The bulk of the collection consists of originals and copies of Réthi's drawings and sketches for various projects in Europe and the United States.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into five series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1928-1968

Series 2: Projects, 1918-1969

Series 3: Exhibits, 1940-1943, 1965

Series 4: Portraits, 1919-1965

Series 5: Illustrated Books, 1916-1969
Biographical / Historical:
Lilly (Lili) Maria Réthi (1894-1969) was born in Vienna, Austria to Leopold Réthi (1857-1924), a professor of medicine and Marie née Mauther (1863-1955). Réthi had one sister, Elizabeth "Elsie" (1889-1970). Lili attended the Viennese Kunstschule für Frauen und Mädchen (The Art School for Women and Girls), established in 1897. The school existed until 1945, but it closed to Jewish women artists in 1938, when the school was subordinated to the municipality of Vienna and used to inculcate Nazi ideology. (Ben-Eli, 1999). Réthi learned to sketch the human form at the Vienna Anatomical Institute—training, no doubt, that her physician father encouraged. This training, which sharpened her sense of form and function, helped her later when drawing complicated machinery and illustrating Victor Hecht's book, Leitfaden der Physikalisch-Therapeutischen, (Guide to Physical Therapy, 1916). Réthi became fascinated with construction at a young age. "When I was a little girl in Vienna, I used to take walks and watch men building houses. I was fascinated by the men working as well as the excitement of watching the building grow." (Constructor, December 1967, page 25) Her burgeoning interest would grow, and she became one of the best-known illustrators of engineering, construction, and industrial sites. She was named a Royal Society of Art Fellow in 1961.

During the inter-war years (1918-1939) Réthi interrupted her academic studies to work across Europe, illustrating sites in Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. The bulk of her work captured coal mines, coal yards, factories, chemical plants, blast furnaces, iron foundries, shipyards, steel production, buildings, aircraft, and bridges.

In 1929, Réthi moved to Berlin where she worked recording engineering projects and was an illustrator for the magazine "Der Bücherkreis" (Book Circle). She illustrated many of the "Dortmunder Union" activities during this period. The Union, a vertically integrated mining group (mining and iron and steel production), was founded in 1872 and was located in the Ruhr area of Germany. This work for the Union resulted in an exhibition in Berlin at the Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (1931) and "Wien- Berlin: Das Gesicht zwei Städte" (Vienna and Berlin: The Face of Two Cities") (1932); at the World Power Conference in Stockholm (1933); and the Technical Museum of Vienna (1934). While in the Ruhr, Rethi documented workers, elevating their significance as subjects in their own right. She recorded the working conditions, many of which depicted harsh and dangerous physical labor. Her published work Germinal (1924) highlighted, through seven lithographs, the terrible conditions in French mines. Her work with the Union provided exposure and elevated her growing artistic status, especially with the Third Reich. With war imminent in Europe, the erosion of her personal rights as a Jewish woman, and a commission invitation by Hermann Göring to create propaganda images for the Nazi Regime, she left for England, never to return to her homeland in Austria.

Her portfolio of work is immense and while she primarily focused on engineering, industrial and construction sites, trade publications, industry magazines and newspapers, she branched into other areas. She illustrated the German version of Upton Sinclair´s Letters to Judd, an American Workingman (Briefe an einen Arbeiter, Leipzig- Wien, 1932) and was widely published in Austrian, Danish and German newspapers such as Aften-Avisen, Bergland Wien, Børsen, Der Welt Spiegel, Beitbilder, and VDI Nachrichten. Later projects included books, primarily for children, commissions to sketch churches, portraits of individuals, illustrated book plates, pamphlets, and Christmas cards. Catholic entities such as St. John the Divine and the Capuchin Friars in New York, also sought her services to sketch church interiors and illustrate brochures. And, in 1950, Réthi sketched the interior renovation (1948-1952) of the White House during the Truman Administration.

The Illustrated London News hired Réthi in 1937 to sketch the coronation of King George. While in England, she also created sketches for a booklet issued by the London, North Eastern Railway (L.N.E.R.) posters for the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (L.M.S.) and the General Post Office (GPO): Post Office Motor Transport Depot (1937); the Post Office Underground Mail Train (1935); and LMS Crewe Works, Building Coronation Class Engine (1937). The Illustrated London News sent her to the 1939 New York World's Fair where her introduction and love of New York City was launched. Réthi arrived in the United States on March 23, 1939, and became a citizen in 1944.

In the United States, Réthi continued illustrating engineering and construction activities, many of which were major post war projects. Réthi was attracted to the great industrial scene of 1940s America, and New York City provided a fertile location for most of her projects. The first public showing of her work in the United States was at the Architectural League of New York (1940) and her "American Industry at War" exhibit was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1943). She documented some of the most significant projects in North America such as the New York City Pavilion at the World's Fair (1964), the United Nations Building (1949), the Pan Am Building (1962), Pennsylvania Station (1965), and the World Trade Center (1967-1968).

She had commissions from Surveyer, Nenniger & Chênevert (an engineering and construction firm that used her images on company Christmas cards), Sperry Gyroscope Company, U.S. Tobacco Company, Turner Construction, Walsh Construction, Atlas Steel Plant, Bliss Manufacturing, George A. Fuller Company, Standard Chemicals, and the United States Pipe and Foundry Company, to name a few.

Réthi also worked with several book publishers, especially, McGraw-Hill and Harcourt Brace. She illustrated over 40 books, many for children. Her work also appeared on the covers of many trade publications and magazines such as Pencil Points, Service, Factory, Product Engineering, and the Journal of the American Society of Automotive Engineers. Réthi was one of a few, if not the only female artist who devoted her career to portraying engineering works.
Related Materials:
Materials at the Smithsonian Institution

Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering Bridges Reference Collection, NMAH.AC.1577

Contains negatives and prints of drawings for the Verranzo-Narrows Bridge, New York, New York

Smithsonian Instituton Archives

Records, circa 1948-1988

Contains documentation about a Lili Réthi exhibit, 1964-1965, curated by the then Museum of the History of Technology.

Archives of American Art

Associated American Artists Records, circa 1934-1983

Includes three file folders in the Series: Artists Files about Lili Réthi.

Materials at Other Organizations

Hagley Museum and Library

Sperry Gyroscope Company Division photographs and films (1986-273)

Contains Lili Réthi graphic arts, 1943, consisting of 24 reproductions.
Provenance:
The collection was bequeathed by Lili Réthi to the United States National Museum (now known as the National Museum of American History) through Herbert G. Fenison in 1971.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
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.
Occupation:
Artists  Search this
Book illustrators  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Topic:
Bridges  Search this
Buildings  Search this
Construction  Search this
Construction and civil engineering  Search this
Engineering -- 20th century  Search this
Illustrated books, Children's  Search this
Women artists -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Bookplates
Books -- 20th century
Christmas cards
Drawings -- 20th century
Newspaper clippings
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 19th-20th century
Transcripts -- 20th century
Watercolor drawings
Citation:
Lili Réthi Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0749
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Jefferson David Chalfant papers, 1885-1976

Creator:
Chalfant, Jefferson David, 1856-1931  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Subject:
Ainslie, George H.  Search this
Folsom, George C.  Search this
Morris, Lawrence Johnson  Search this
Robbins, Richard  Search this
Sullivan, H. Wood  Search this
Craig and Evans (Firm)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Society of American Artists  Search this
American Art Association (Society)  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Jefferson David Chalfant papers, 1885-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7364
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209519
AAA_collcode_chaljeff
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209519

Published Biographical Summaries

Collection Creator:
Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1859-1937  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1905, 1925, 1937
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
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:
Henry Ossawa Tanner papers, 1860s-1978 (bulk 1890-1937). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Henry Ossawa Tanner papers
Henry Ossawa Tanner papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-tannhenr-ref16

Henry Ossawa Tanner, Writings & Notes

Collection Creator:
Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1859-1937  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1900-1930s
Scope and Contents:
(see also OV 5)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
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:
Henry Ossawa Tanner papers, 1860s-1978 (bulk 1890-1937). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Henry Ossawa Tanner papers
Henry Ossawa Tanner papers / Series 3: Writings and Notes
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw923d6313c-8135-484e-9f2d-25410c1e5198
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-tannhenr-ref647
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American Art Association Records, circa 1853-1929, bulk 1885-1922

Creator:
American Art Association  Search this
Subject:
Parsons, Alfred  Search this
Carnegie, Andrew  Search this
Crocker, William H.  Search this
Kirby, Thomas Ellis  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis  Search this
American Watercolor Society  Search this
Blakeslee Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sales records
Photographs
Drawings
Prints
Sketches
Citation:
American Art Association Records, circa 1853-1929, bulk 1885-1922. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- Economic aspects  Search this
Art, French  Search this
Art auctions  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Artists -- France -- Photographs  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6973
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209102
AAA_collcode_amerarta
Theme:
Art Gallery Records
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209102
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Amory C. Simons papers, [ca. 1890]-1934

Creator:
Simons, Amory C. (Amory Coffin), 1869-1959  Search this
American Art Association of Paris  Search this
Subject:
Flannagan, John Bernard  Search this
Bartlett, Paul Wayland  Search this
Du Pont, A. Felix (Alexis Felix)  Search this
Académie Julian  Search this
Citation:
Amory C. Simons papers, [ca. 1890]-1934. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Equestrian statues -- Photographs  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7458
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209616
AAA_collcode_simoamor
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209616

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