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Romaine Brooks papers

Creator:
Brooks, Romaine  Search this
Names:
Acten, Harold  Search this
Barney, Natalie Clifford  Search this
Bizardel, Yvon  Search this
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, 1896-1986  Search this
Brooks, Romaine  Search this
Castelnou, Jean-Pierre  Search this
Dreyfus-Barney, Laura  Search this
Gauthier-Villars, Louis  Search this
Lahovary, Janine  Search this
Mac'Avoy, Edouard, 1905-  Search this
Mariano, Nicky  Search this
McClelland, Donald  Search this
Noailles, Charles, vicomte de  Search this
Strozzi, Uberto  Search this
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964  Search this
Extent:
3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Poems
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Manuscripts
Sound recordings
Diaries
Notes
Interviews
Date:
1910-1973
Summary:
The papers of painter Romaine Brooks measure 3 linear feet and date from 1910 to 1973. Found are biographical sketches, correspondence, seven journals, writings and notes, printed materials, a scrapbook, and photographs. Most of the materials focus on Brooks' later life while living in Paris and Nice, France and Fiesole, Italy and make little reference to her paintings and portraits.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of painter Romaine Brooks measure 3 linear feet and date from 1910 to 1973. Found are biographical sketches, correspondence, seven journals, writings and notes, printed materials, a scrapbook, and photographs. Most of the materials focus on Brooks' later life while living in Paris and Nice, France and Fiesole, Italy and make little reference to her paintings and portraits.

Biographical information includes biographical sketches and a sound recording of an interview of Brooks.

Personal business records consists of one receipt, in French, for an item purchased by Brooks.

Correspondence is scattered and the bulk of it dates from 1950-1969. About half of the correspondence is in French and includes only a few of Romaine's replies. Notable correspondents include Harold Acten, Laura Barney, Yvon Bizardel, Adelyn Breeskin, Jean-Pierre Castelnau, Louis Gauthier-Villars, Janine Lahovary, Edouard MacAvoy, Nicky Mariano, Donald McClelland, Charles de Noailles, David Scott, Alan Searle, and Uberto Strozzi. Letters make little reference to Brooks's paintings, however some discuss her health and relationship with Natalie Barney. Also found is a small amount of Natalie Barney's personal correspondence dating from 1924-1968.

Writings and notes includes seven handwritten journal notebooks which contain Romaine's thoughts, quotes from poetry and literature, references to museums and works of art throughout Europe, and drafts of letters. Also found is a manuscript of No Pleasant Memories, Brooks's autobiography, and A War Interlude, a book she wrote describing her life in Italy during World War II.

Printed material includes a copy of Natalie Barney's poetry, a poem by Brooks, a large-format copy of Gabriele D'Anunzio's poem Sur Une Image de la France Croisse Piente Par Romaine Brooks; magazines and exhibition catalogs concerning Brooks' art; clippings; and a nameplate for Eyre de Lanux, one of Barney's lovers.

There is one scrapbook which includes newsclippings, the majority of which are in French, concerning Brooks and her artwork from 1910 to 1931.

Photographs are of Brooks, of Brooks in her studio surrounded by her art; prints of photos of Brooks's mother and family; photographs of works of art including a photo of Brooks's portrait on John Cocteau hanging in the Louvre. Notable photographers include Carl Van Vecten and Perou.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged as 7 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Information, circa 1967-1968 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 2: Personal Business Records, 1967 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 3: Correspondence, 1924-1969, bulk 1950-1969 (Boxes 1-3; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, circa 1930s-1959 (Boxes 3-4; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1910-1973 (Boxes 4-6; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 6: Scrapbook, 1910-1931 (Box 6; 1 folder)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1910-1970s (Box 5-6, OV7-8; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
Romaine Brooks (1874-1970) was a wealthy portrait painter who lived abroad for most of her life in Paris, and Nice, France, and Fiesole, Italy.

Beatrice Romaine Goddard was born in Rome, Italy on May 1, 1874 to Ella Waterman and Major Henry Goddard. Although born into wealth and privilage, Romaine did not have a happy childhood. Her mother was abusive to her, but doted on her mentally ill brother. Brooks' mother arranged for her to live with a poor family in a New York City tenement in exchange for meager payments, which were later stopped, while her brother and sister stayed with their mother. Later, she was sent to boarding school.

Eventually, Brooks left for Europe and took voice lessons and studied art in France and Italy. Her brother died in 1901 and her mother became physically ill. Brooks returned to the United States to tend to her mother who died less than a year after her son's death. Upon her mother's death, Brooks and her sister became heiress' to their grandfather, Issac S. Waterman Jr's substantial fortune. Brooks then began to lead a life of wealth and travel.

In 1903, Brooks married a friend, John Ellingham Brooks who was a homosexual. Brooks was bisexual, although according to her biographer Meryl Secrest she may have just enjoyed the companionship of living with someone. They lived together for a year until she left when he disapproved of her public androgynous style of dress.

Romaine first traveled to London and then returned to Paris, where she lived in the 16th arrondissement. She engaged in an elite social life and painted many of the friends in her circle. Brooks chose to paint portraits in a gray color palette, depicting many women in male dress. The somber nearly colorless palette and cross-dress of the sitter gave the paintings an androgynous look. One of her most notable paintings was her own self-portrait that represented this style. Inspired by James McNeill Whistler, Romaine largely ignored the Cubist and Fauvist movements.

In 1909, she met Gabriele D'Annunzio and engaged in a love affair. Among her other lovers are Ida Rubinstein, the Princess de Polignac, and the American writer, Natalie Barney. Natalie and Romaine were involved for fifty years, despite Barney's various affairs and other lovers. They shared a home with two separate wings, which allowed Brooks to be by herslf while Barney entertained friends.

In the 1930s, Brooks abandoned painting and created line drawings, which were featured in Bizarre magazine. After 1935, however, Brooks largely stopped being an active artist. She wrote her autobiography in the 1930s, No Pleasant Memories, as well as an account of her time spent in Italy.

During World War II, Brooks and Barney fled to Italy, where Brooks remained after the war ended. Her later life was marked with self-imposed isolation, even refusing to see Barney during her visits. Romaine Brooks died in 1970 in Nice, France.

After her death, Adelyn Breeskin curated an exhibit of her works at the National Collection of Fine Arts (1971) in Washington, D.C., and at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1971).
Provenance:
The Romaine Brooks papers were donated by Meryle Secrest, Brooks's biographer, in 1999. Secrest received the letters and notebooks directly from Brooks's estate and compiled the remainder. Additional papers were transfered from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American Art via the Smithsonian Institution Archives in 1986.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Portrait painters -- France  Search this
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Portrait painting  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Poems
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Manuscripts
Sound recordings
Diaries
Notes
Interviews
Citation:
Romaine Brooks papers, 1910-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.brooroma
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Archives of American Art
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Eyre de Lanux papers

Creator:
Lanux, Eyre de  Search this
Names:
Aragon, Louis, 1897-1982  Search this
Barney, Natalie Clifford  Search this
Casagrande, Paolo  Search this
Eyre, Paul  Search this
Eyre, Wilson, 1858-1944  Search this
Fahlman, Betsy  Search this
Ford, Consuelo  Search this
Lanux, Pierre de Combret, 1887-1955  Search this
Lear, Tobias, 1762-1816  Search this
Lee, Ann  Search this
Lenard, Alexander  Search this
Strong, Anne  Search this
Wyld, Evelyn  Search this
Extent:
10.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Photographs
Diaries
Sketches
Sound recordings
Date:
1865-1995
Summary:
The papers of portrait painter, writer, and designer, Eyre de Lanux (1894-1996) measure 10.6 linear feet and date from 1865 to 1995. The papers include biographical materials, personal business records, sixty-four diaries dating from 1922 through 1988, writings and notes, research files, printed materials, artwork, and photographs of Eyre de Lanux, her family, and friends. There is extensive correspondence with her husband Pierre de Lanux and her long-time lover Paolo Casagrande, as well as with other friends and family.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of portrait painter, writer, and furnishings designer, Eyre de Lanux (1894-1996) measure 10.6 linear feet and date from 1865 to 1995. The papers reflect Eyre's personal life in Paris with her husband, Pierre de Lanux and her travels with longtime lover Paolo Casagrande. The bulk of the collection consists of diaries spanning 1922 to 1988 and correspondence. Also found are de Lanux's sketches and drawings, some of which depict Parisian scenes and portraits of her lovers and friends. Other materials found include biographical information, personal business records, writings and notes including short stories, research files on Tobias Lear and Wilson Eyre, printed materials, and scattered photographs.

Biographical records include various membership certificates, medical records, travel papers and tickets, and a transcript of a psychic reading. Also found is a sound recording concerning Pierre de Lanux.

Personal business records consist of addresses, a personal calendar, consignment and loan agreements concerning the sale of Eyre's art collection, miscellaneous receipts, rental and lodging forms, stocks, and a copy of a will.

Correspondence spans the years 1922 until 1995 and includes an extensive exchange between Eyre and her husband Pierre, her lover Paolo Casagrande, and her daughter Anne Strong (Bikou.) Other notable correspondents include Louis Aragon, Natalie Barney, Betsy Fahlman, Consuelo Ford, Alexander Lenard, and Evelyn Wyld. Much of the correspondence is personal in nature, however a folder of correspondence between Eyre and her literary editors is found at the end of the series.

The papers include sixty-four diaries dating from 1922 through 1988; there are no diaries for the period 1927 to 1947 with the exception of two small notebooks dated 1938 and 1945. The diaries resume in 1948, with Eyre's arrival in Rome, and continue, with multiple volumes for most years, until the late 1980s when her eyes failed. The handwriting is difficult to read, and moves from one language to another within entries, employing English, French, and Italian. Eyre de Lanux used her diaries to record her impressions of the world rather than to enumerate daily activities.

Writings include drafts, copies, and notes for de Lanux's short stories from the 1920s until the 1980s. There are also annotated entries and drafts of her magazine column, "Letters to Elizabeth", poems, a note written to Paris, and notes concerning interior decoration. Writings by others include poems by Ann Lee, travel journals by Paolo Casagrande and Paul Eyre, and a draft of Pierre de Lanux's "Memoires-Jours de Notre Vivre."

Research files consist of Eyre de Lanux's notes, drafts, photographs, published works, and research correspondence relating to her biography on Tobias Lear, the personal secretary of George Washington and a proposal for a work entitled Illusions of Identity. Other materials include copies of Betsy Fahlman's research on architect Wilson Eyre, de Lanux's uncle.

Printed material is scattered and includes periodicals with copies of writings by Pierre and Eyre de Lanux, one exibition announcement, printed reproductions of works of art, blank postcards, and souvenirs gathered from de Lanux's many trips abroad.

Photographs are of Eyre in her studio and of her family and friends including Louis Aragon, Natalie Barney, Paolo Casagrande and family, Alice Delmar, Paul Eyre, Consuelo Ford, Pierre de Lanux, Anne Strong, and Evelyn Wyld. There is a photo of Natalie Barney's 20 Rue Jacob Temple d'Amitie. Other photos are of buildings, travel, interiors, and works of art. Among the photographs of works of art include two portraits, one of Eyre de Lanux by Romaine Brooks and one of Romaine Brooks by Eyre de Lanux.

Artwork include sketches, drawings, prints, and paintings by Eyre de Lanux probably dating from the 1920s to the 1940s. There is a painted sketch of interior decoration from circa 1949. Sketches are of Parisian street scenes, portraits of friends, a design for a perfume advertisement for the fashion house Lucien Lelong, illustrated notes for Consuelo Ford, and miscellaneous subjects.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Information, 1965-1966 (Box 1; 10 folders)

Series 2: Personal Business Records , 1933-1989 (Box 1; 10 folders)

Series 3: Correspondence, 1924-1992 (Boxes 1-4; 3.0 linear feet)

Series 4: Diaries, 1922-1988 (Boxes 4-7; 3.5 linear feet)

Series 5: Writings and Notes, 1917-1995 (Boxes 7-8; 1.3 linear feet)

Series 6: Research Files, circa 1900-1980s (Boxes 8-9; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, circa 1910-1987 (Boxes 9, 11; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1870-1973 (Box 10, OVs 18-20; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 9: Artwork, circa 1920-circa 1949 (Boxes 10-11, OVs 12-17; 0.8 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Eyre de Lanux (1894-1996) spent much of her life traveling between Paris, Italy, and New York. In addition to portrait and frescoe painting, de Lanux designed furnishings and was a prolific writer.

Elizabeth Eyre de Lanux was born on March 20, 1894, the eldest daughter of Richard Derby Eyre (1869-1955) and Elizabeth Krieger Eyre (d. 1938). As Elizabeth's mother suffered from depression, the responsibilities of parenthood fell largely to Richard Eyre, a successful patent lawyer.

Elizabeth attended Miss Hazen's School in Pelham Manor, Westchester County, New York and enrolled in classes at the Art Students League in 1912 and during 1914-15. Her teachers were George Bridgman and John C. Johansen. At this time, she resided at 47 Washington Square but soon moved to 15 W. 67th Street. She exhibited two paintings, "L'Arlesienne," and "Allegro," in the first annual exhibition of the Society of Independent Artists in 1917.

In early 1918, while working for the Foreign Press Bureau of the Committee on Public Information, Elizabeth met writer Pierre Combret de Lanux (1887-1955.) They married in New York in a civil ceremony on October 9, 1918. Immediately after the Armistice, they sailed for Paris, settling at Number 19 Rue Jacob. Their daughter, Anne-Françoise, nicknamed "Bikou," was born December 19, 1925.

Possibly from the beginning of their marriage, but certainly from the early 1920s, Eyre and Pierre accorded one another the freedom to take other lovers. From 1923 to 1933, Pierre de Lanux was based mainly in Geneva, where he worked for the League of Nations as director of the Paris Office. The marriage endured until Pierre's death in March 1955.

In Paris, from 1919-20, Elizabeth continued her painting and drawing studies. At this time, she began signing her sketches "Eyre de Lanux." Café society at Le Boeuf sur le Toit was an inexhaustible source for portrait subjects, as were socialite Natalie Clifford Barney's Friday salons. A series of "Outlines of Women," line drawings touched with wash, were exhibited in May 1921 at New York's Kingore Galleries. On view was Eyre's portrait of Barney, identified as "Amazone" in the exhibit leaflet, and those of various high-society figures, including Marion Tiffany, actress Eva Le Gallienne, and tennis champion Julie Lentilhon.

Eyre and Pierre resided in the United States from September 1920 to April 1922, and lived at the Chelsea Hotel during the spring of 1921. While Pierre traveled, Eyre completed work on a pair of oak doors painted in tempera, vermillion, and gold with the 13th century legend of Sainte Marie l'Égyptienne. The doors went on exhibit in March 1922 at Knoedler Galleries and received a favorable review in The Sun. Eyre would not exhibit again in New York until 1943, when her fresco, "Persiennes, Persiennes" was included in "The Art of 31 Women Show" at Art of This Century Gallery.

Eyre began the study of frescoe painting in the late 1920s with Constantin Brancusi. Exhibits of her later frescoes were held in 1952 at Alexander Iolas in New York and in Paris at Le Sillon in 1960.

During her years in Paris, Eyre was associated with members of the Parisian arts and literary circles. Ezra Pound made corrections to her 1923 poem "Rue Montorgueil." Eyre met Surrealist poet Louis Aragon, who may have fell in love with her. Aragon's 1919 poem, "Isabelle," dedicated cryptically to one "Madame I.R." on its 1926 publication, tells of his love for "une herbe blanche." Their one-year liaison began in earnest in March 1925, soon after Eyre's relationship with Natalie Barney had ended. An affair with political writer Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, initiated in early 1923 and carried on intermittently, also ended at this time.

In 1933 Eyre and Pierre purchased a number of works of contemporary art. These included a Picasso watercolor and drawing from his Cubist period, a Braque, a Berman, two Picabia drawings, an Yves Tanguy, a large Mirà, and two paintings by de Chirico. In future years, gallery-owner Betty Parsons 1900-82), whom Eyre doubtless knew in Paris, would assist her in selling paintings from her collection. Many would be sold at a great loss to meet expenses.

From 1927 to 1933, Eyre collaborated with British carpet designer Evelyn Wyld (1882-1973), creating modernist furniture in glass, cowhide, wood, and lacquer for private clients. Eyre met Wyld while interviewing her for her monthly column, "Letters of Elizabeth," which ran for two years in Town and Country magazine. Eyre and Wyld exhibited their interiors in the 1928 and 1929 annual showings of the Artistes-Décorateurs and in 1930 at the first exhibit of the Société Union des Artistes Modernes. In 1932, the two women opened Décor, a furniture gallery in Cannes. The business, hurt by a decline in demand following the 1929 stock market crash, closed in 1933.

Eyre returned to Paris in 1945 There she met a young Italian writer, Paolo Casagrande. Eyre was 54 years old and he roughly half her age. With his encouragement, she rented a studio at 53 Via Margutta and beganworking on large frescoes and fresco portraits. One of her sitters was Tennessee Williams.

The relationship with Casagrande endured until the end of Eyre's life. Although Casagrande married in 1950 and eventually had children, he and Eyre maintained an almost continuous, passionate correspondence. They traveled for long periods in southern Italy, Sicily, Greece, and Morocco. During their Moroccan sojourn in 1951 and 1952, Eyre began making notes for short stories. "La Place de La Destruction" was published in 1955 in La Nouvelle Revue Française, and "The House in the Medina" appeared in Harper's Bazaar in November 1963. Her sketchbooks, watercolors, and frescoes from this period reveal her fascination with the North African landscape.

In March, 1961, possibly in order to pull away from Casagrande, Eyre left Paris and returned to New York permanently, taking a studio apartment at The Picasso on East 58th Street. In a diary entry made shortly before moving day, she wrote, "Write to Paolo every day, and mail it only occasionally." Her last visit to Paris occurred in 1978. Until legal blindness overtook her, Eyre pursued various research and writing projects.

She began work on a biography of Tobias Lear, a secretary to George Washington and a distant maternal ancestor. She also gathered photographs for "Illusions of Identity," a book of associations between the physical and metaphysical worlds with a preface by Ray Bradbury; the book was never published. In 1980, she supplied paintings to illustrate Overheard in a Bubble Chamber (1981), a book of science poems for children written by her close friend Lillian Morrison. The New Yorker magazine published three of her short stories: "Montegufoni" (1966), "Cot Number Eleven" (1968), and "Putu" (1972). Plans to bring together twelve stories in one volume were never realized.

Eyre de Lanux died in August 1996 at the age of 102.
Provenance:
The Eyre de Lanux papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by de Lanux's daughter Anne de Lanux Strong and grandson Paul Eyre in 1996.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Authors -- France -- Paris  Search this
Furniture designers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women designers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Photographs
Diaries
Sketches
Sound recordings
Citation:
Eyre de Lanux papers, 1865-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.lanueyre
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Natalie Clifford Barney letter to Eyre de Lanux

Creator:
Barney, Natalie Clifford  Search this
Lanux, Eyre de, 1894-1996  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1923 Aug.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12102
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Archives of American Art
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Eyre de Lanux papers, 1865-1995

Creator:
Lanux, Eyre de, 1894-1996  Search this
Subject:
Wyld, Evelyn  Search this
Eyre, Paul  Search this
Fahlman, Betsy  Search this
Aragon, Louis  Search this
Ford, Consuelo  Search this
Eyre, Wilson  Search this
Lanux, Pierre de Combret  Search this
Lee, Ann  Search this
Lear, Tobias  Search this
Barney, Natalie Clifford  Search this
Lenard, Alexander  Search this
Casagrande, Paolo  Search this
Strong, Anne  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Photographs
Diaries
Sketches
Sound recordings
Topic:
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women designers  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6668
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215985
AAA_collcode_lanueyre
Theme:
Women
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215985
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Romaine Brooks papers, 1910-1973

Creator:
Brooks, Romaine, 1874-1970  Search this
Subject:
Van Vechten, Carl  Search this
Gauthier-Villars, Louis  Search this
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme  Search this
Dreyfus-Barney, Laura  Search this
Castelnou, Jean-Pierre  Search this
Mac'Avoy, Edouard  Search this
Brooks, Romaine  Search this
Lahovary, Janine  Search this
McClelland, Donald  Search this
Acten, Harold  Search this
Mariano, Nicky  Search this
Strozzi, Uberto  Search this
Bizardel, Yvon  Search this
Noailles, Charles, vicomte de  Search this
Barney, Natalie Clifford  Search this
Type:
Poems
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Manuscripts
Sound recordings
Diaries
Notes
Interviews
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Portrait painting  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6290
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)220274
AAA_collcode_brooroma
Theme:
Women
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_220274
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Amazon: Portrait of Natalie Clifford Barney (1876-1972), Woman of Letters

Alternate Title:
L'Amazone. Portrait de Natalie Clifford Barney (1876-1972), femme de lettres
Artist:
Romaine Brooks, 1 May 1874 - 7 Dec 1970  Search this
Sitter:
Natalie Clifford Barney, 1876 - 1972  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher (estimate): 86.5 x 65.5cm (34 1/16 x 25 13/16")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1920
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace  Search this
Exterior\Landscape  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree  Search this
Interior\Interior with Exterior View  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Printed Material\Papers  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Horse  Search this
Natalie Clifford Barney: Female  Search this
Natalie Clifford Barney: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Natalie Clifford Barney: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Natalie Clifford Barney: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Musée Carnavalet
Object number:
P2302 MC
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
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Catalog of American Portraits
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Portrait of Natalie Clifford Barney

Alternate Title:
Portrait de Natalie Clifford Barney
Artist:
Alice Pike Barney, 1857 - 1931  Search this
Sitter:
Natalie Clifford Barney, 1876 - 1972  Search this
Medium:
Pastel on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher (estimate): 233.7 x 165.1cm (92 x 65")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1911
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture  Search this
Natalie Clifford Barney: Female  Search this
Natalie Clifford Barney: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Natalie Clifford Barney: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Natalie Clifford Barney: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Musée National de la Cooperation Franco-Américain du Château de Blérancourt
Object number:
FNAC 4455 MNCFA
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
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edanmdm:npg_FNAC_4455_MNCFA

Natalie Clifford Barney

Artist:
Olga Boznanska, 1865 - 1945  Search this
Sitter:
Natalie Clifford Barney, 1876 - 1972  Search this
Medium:
Oil on fiberboard
Dimensions:
77.8 x 49.8 cm (30 5/8 x 19 5/8" ), Estimate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1900
Topic:
Natalie Clifford Barney: Female  Search this
Natalie Clifford Barney: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Natalie Clifford Barney: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Natalie Clifford Barney: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Object number:
1976.153.26 NMAA
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
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edanmdm:npg_1976.153.26_NMAA

Natalie Clifford Barney

Artist:
Charles-Émile-Auguste Carolus-Duran, 1838 - 1917  Search this
Sitter:
Natalie Clifford Barney, 1876 - 1972  Search this
Medium:
Oil and ink on paper
Dimensions:
23.8 x 19.7 cm (9 3/8 x 7 3/4" ), Estimate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1900
Topic:
Natalie Clifford Barney: Female  Search this
Natalie Clifford Barney: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Natalie Clifford Barney: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Natalie Clifford Barney: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Object number:
1972.180.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm498a3f4b5-f49c-4147-82cb-51b043c51fbf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1972.180.3

Head of Natalie Clifford Barney

Artist:
Laura Dreyfus Barney, born Cincinnati, OH 1879-died Paris, France 1974  Search this
Sitter:
Natalie Clifford Barney  Search this
Medium:
cast and patinated plaster
Dimensions:
20 1/4 x 9 x 8 7/8 in. (51.5 x 23.0 x 22.5 cm.)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1910
Topic:
Portrait female\head  Search this
Occupation\art\sculptor  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mme. Yvonne Guehennec and Mr. William E. Huntington
Object number:
1976.153.18
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk762b8bb34-25d0-480f-8c67-497473664636
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1976.153.18

Natalie Barney

Artist:
Olga Boznanska, Polish, born Krakow, Poland 1865-died Paris, France 1940  Search this
Sitter:
Natalie Clifford Barney  Search this
Medium:
oil on fiberboard
Dimensions:
30 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. (77.8 x 49.8 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1900
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mme. Yvonne Guehennec and Mr. William E. Huntington
Object number:
1976.153.26
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7e693bd19-518a-4fa1-b314-eb7c49402aed
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1976.153.26

Natalie with Necklace

Artist:
Alice Pike Barney, born Cincinnati, OH 1857-died Los Angeles, CA 1931  Search this
Sitter:
Natalie Clifford Barney  Search this
Medium:
oil on fiberboard
Dimensions:
24 3/4 x 16 in. (62.9 x 40.6 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1900
Topic:
Dress\accessory\jewelry  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mme. Yvonne Guehennec and Mr. William E. Huntington
Object number:
1976.153.29A
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk722b8463d-7d61-4b23-a18d-4fc1ca9b6f83
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1976.153.29A

Natalie with Mandolin

Artist:
Alice Pike Barney, born Cincinnati, OH 1857-died Los Angeles, CA 1931  Search this
Sitter:
Natalie Clifford Barney  Search this
Medium:
pastel on fiberboard
Dimensions:
28 x 22 in. (71.0 x 55.8 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
ca. 1900
Topic:
Performing arts\music\mandolin  Search this
Portrait female\waist length  Search this
Object\musical instrument\mandolin  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Laura Dreyfus Barney and Natalie Clifford Barney in memory of their mother, Alice Pike Barney
Object number:
1971.456.6
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk726ed2608-7593-490d-ba4e-931be5974a30
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1971.456.6

Natalie at Ten

Artist:
Emile Auguste Carolus-Duran, French, born Lille, France 1838-died Paris, France 1917  Search this
Sitter:
Natalie Clifford Barney  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
31 3/8 x 23 1/2 in. (79.7 x 59.7 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1887
Topic:
Portrait female\child  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Laura Dreyfus Barney and Natalie Clifford Barney in memory of their mother, Alice Pike Barney
Object number:
1972.181.2
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 9A
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk706571f75-0319-4406-86ca-6aca42db6359
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1972.181.2

Natalie Barney

Artist:
Emile Auguste Carolus-Duran, French, born Lille, France 1838-died Paris, France 1917  Search this
Sitter:
Natalie Clifford Barney  Search this
Medium:
oil and ink on paper
Dimensions:
9 3/8 x 7 3/4 in. (23.8 x 19.7 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1900
Topic:
Portrait female\bust  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Laura Dreyfus Barney and Natalie Clifford Barney in memory of their mother, Alice Pike Barney
Object number:
1972.181.3
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk75dc480ae-4d29-4c47-9eca-aff75c670f47
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1972.181.3

Natalie Clifford Barney

Artist:
Eyre de Lanux, born Johnstown, PA 1894-died New York City 1996  Search this
Sitter:
Natalie Clifford Barney  Search this
Medium:
pencil and watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 24 5/8 x 18 3/4 in. (62.7 x 47.6 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
ca. 1921
Topic:
Portrait female\bust  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Laura Dreyfus Barney in memory of her mother, Alice Pike Barney
Object number:
1972.182.17
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7c77d704d-c2b3-49d3-b3be-0903b6957be1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1972.182.17

Sylvan Background

Artist:
Alice Pike Barney, born Cincinnati, OH 1857-died Los Angeles, CA 1931  Search this
Sitter:
Natalie Clifford Barney  Search this
Medium:
pastel on canvas
Dimensions:
24 5/8 x 33 1/4 in. (62.6 x 84.5 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Laura Dreyfus Barney and Natalie Clifford Barney in memory of their mother, Alice Pike Barney
Object number:
1951.14.105
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7d0d90ea1-81fe-4b5e-9a0b-307602fad079
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1951.14.105

Impression of Natalie

Artist:
Alice Pike Barney, born Cincinnati, OH 1857-died Los Angeles, CA 1931  Search this
Sitter:
Natalie Clifford Barney  Search this
Medium:
pastel on paper
Dimensions:
24 1/4 x 18 in. (61.6 x 45.7 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1902
Topic:
Portrait female\head  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Laura Dreyfus Barney and Natalie Clifford Barney in memory of their mother, Alice Pike Barney
Object number:
1951.14.39
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7b0b9d957-f85f-4bf4-873a-2b956b9a2ab6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1951.14.39

Lucifer (Natalie Clifford Barney)

Artist:
Alice Pike Barney, born Cincinnati, OH 1857-died Los Angeles, CA 1931  Search this
Sitter:
Natalie Clifford Barney  Search this
Medium:
pastel on canvas
Dimensions:
30 x 25 in. (76.3 x 63.5 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1902
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Religion\Satan  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Laura Dreyfus Barney and Natalie Clifford Barney in memory of their mother, Alice Pike Barney
Object number:
1951.14.57
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7bc1d0790-884f-4cfc-aae7-073eab56db34
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1951.14.57

Natalie and Missal

Artist:
Alice Pike Barney, born Cincinnati, OH 1857-died Los Angeles, CA 1931  Search this
Sitter:
Natalie Clifford Barney  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
22 1/2 x 27 1/2 in. (57.2 x 69.9 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1890
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Religion\Christianity  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Laura Dreyfus Barney and Natalie Clifford Barney in memory of their mother, Alice Pike Barney
Object number:
1951.14.72
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7feb02d90-53ee-4008-b190-b41d5a830ace
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1951.14.72

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