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Robert Frederick Blum, Tokyo, Japan letter to Otto H. (Otto Henry) Bacher

Creator:
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Bacher, Otto H. (Otto Henry), 1856-1909  Search this
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Subject:
Bacher, Otto H. (Otto Henry)  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1890 Aug. 22
Topic:
Children  Search this
Portrait drawing  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11765
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Otto Bacher papers, 1873-1938
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11765
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Sketch of Otto Bacher and Robert Blum on bicycles

Creator:
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Subject:
Bacher, Otto H. (Otto Henry)  Search this
Blum, Robert Frederick  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
between 1873 and 1903
Topic:
Bicycle travel  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11766
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Otto Bacher papers, 1873-1938
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Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11766
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Robert Frederick Blum letter to Otto H. (Otto Henry) Bacher

Creator:
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Bacher, Otto H. (Otto Henry), 1856-1909  Search this
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
between 1895 and 1903
Topic:
Bicycle travel  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11767
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Otto Bacher papers, 1873-1938
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11767
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Kenyon Cox letter to Robert Frederick Blum

Creator:
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919  Search this
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1876 Jul. 24
Topic:
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13021
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Kenyon and Louise Cox papers, 1876-1977
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13021
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Robert Frederick Blum to Minnie Gerson

Creator:
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Gerson, Minnie  Search this
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1883 December 6
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3194
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Robert Blum illustrated letters, [between 1875 and 1900?]
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_3194
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Robert Frederick Blum to Virginia Gerson

Creator:
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Gerson, Virginia  Search this
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Subject:
Blum, Robert Frederick  Search this
Gerson, Virginia  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1885 Sept. 22
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3337
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Robert Blum illustrated letters, [between 1875 and 1900?]
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_3337
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Robert Frederick Blum to Otto H. (Otto Henry) Bacher

Creator:
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Bacher, Otto H. (Otto Henry), 1856-1909  Search this
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1887 July 18-23
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5316
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Otto Bacher papers, 1873-1938
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5316
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Robert Frederick Blum to Otto H. (Otto Henry) Bacher

Creator:
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Bacher, Otto H. (Otto Henry), 1856-1909  Search this
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1890 November 20
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5716
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Otto Bacher papers, 1873-1938
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5716
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Robert Blum illustrated letters, [between 1875 and 1900?]

Creator:
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10192
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213253
AAA_collcode_blumrobe
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213253

Mariano Fortuny birthday dinner menu, 1882 June 9

Creator:
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Subject:
Fortuny, Mariano  Search this
Anderson, A. A. (Abraham Archibald)  Search this
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll)  Search this
Blum, Robert Frederick  Search this
Buel, Clarence Clough  Search this
Lungren, Fernand  Search this
Quartley, Arthur  Search this
Vinton, Frederick Porter  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21762
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216557
AAA_collcode_blumrobe1
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216557

Players Club letters

Creator:
Players (Club)  Search this
Names:
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915  Search this
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941  Search this
Brunner, Arnold W. (Arnold William), 1857-1925  Search this
Buel, Clarence Clough, 1850-1933  Search this
Burgess, Gelett, 1866-1951  Search this
Coleman, Charles Caryl, 1840-1928  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948  Search this
Geddes, Norman Bel, 1893-1958  Search this
Hutton, Lawrence  Search this
Mansfield, Richard, 1857-1907  Search this
Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902  Search this
Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966  Search this
Pyle, Howard, 1853-1911  Search this
Smith, Francis Hopkinson, 1838-1915  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919  Search this
White, Stanford, 1853-1906  Search this
Extent:
1 Reel (ca. 50 items (on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1848-1941
Scope and Contents:
Letters, mostly from distinguished club members in behalf of candidates for membership, and some membership forms.
Correspondents are: James C. Beckwith, Norman Bel Geddes, Karl Bitter, Robert Blum, Gutzon Borglum, Arnold W. Brunner, Clarence C. Buel, Gelett Burgess, Charles C. Coleman, Royal Cortissoz, Lawrence Hutton, Richard Mansfield, Thomas Nast, Maxfield Parrish, Howard Pyle, F. Hopkinson, J. Alden Weir, and Stanford White.
Biographical / Historical:
New York City. Founded by Edwin Booth in 1888, the club had among its members many prominent actors, artists and writers.
Provenance:
Microfilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.players
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-players

Chapellier Galleries collection of artists' papers

Creator:
Chapellier Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick, 1816-1872  Search this
Shinn, Everett, 1876-1953  Search this
Wiles, Irving Ramsay, 1861-1948  Search this
Extent:
300 Items ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Date:
1816-1972
Scope and Contents:
Scrapbook of Irving Wiles containing many original letters and sketches glued in place; sketchbook of Robert Henri with loose sketches and one notebook containing some original sketches, also photocopies of sketches already removed, names of pupils, dates and amounts paid; letters, many illustrated, to William Merritt Chase from Robert Blum; a sketchbook of John F. Kensett; a copy of a book, RIP VAN WINKLE, illustrated by Everett Shinn.
Biographical / Historical:
Galleries founded in 1916 in Brussels and London; in 1923 in New York City. Active as of 1983. Chapellier Galleries collected primarily important American paintings 1840-1940, and represented virtually all significant American painters of the period in their collections. The Chapellier Galleries sometimes acted as sole agents for the works in artists' estates; the Robert Henri estate, a notable example.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1968 by the Chapellier Galleries.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Portrait painters  Search this
Engravers  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Landscape painters  Search this
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Muralists  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Chapellier Galleries collection of artists' papers. Owned by Chapellier Galleries. Microfilmed by the Archives of American Art.
Identifier:
AAA.chapgall
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chapgall

Robert Blum letters to Alexander Drake

Creator:
Drake, Alexander, 1843-1916  Search this
Names:
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Extent:
8 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1879-1890
Scope and Contents:
Eight letters from Robert Frederick Blum to Alexander Drake concerning Blum's travels in Venice, Madrid, Tokyo, and Alexandria, Virginia. Blum describes his surroundings and briefly mentions his art work, such as in a letter introducing "Mr. Hodges, a gentleman from St. Louis" for whom he plans to illustrate an article on Venetian life. Some of the letters have small illustrations.
Biographical / Historical:
Blum was a painter, illustrator, and muralist in New York City. He worked for SCRIBNER'S in 1879, and in 1890 he traveled to Japan. Alexander Drake was a wood engraver, art editor, and patron in New York City. From 1881-1912, he was director of the Art Department and art editor of CENTURY magazine.
Provenance:
Donated by Dr. Paul Hart, who had purchased them from Lewis A. Shepard. Shephard had purchased the letters from Drake's granddaughter, Hilah (?) Wheeler Remaily (?).
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:
Illustrators  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.drakalex
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-drakalex

Robert Blum illustrated letters

Creator:
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Extent:
3 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[between 1875 and 1900?]
Scope and Contents:
Three letters, all illustrated: one to Minnie; another to Virginia, apparently Minnie's sister; and an unaddressed letter, probably to Virginia, from Venice. Blum writes of various personal matters, and refers twice to "Chase," saying "He must be quite unbearable since Whistler painted his portrait.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, illustrator, muralist; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown.
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:
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.blumrobe
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-blumrobe

Otto Bacher papers

Creator:
Bacher, Otto H. (Otto Henry), 1856-1909  Search this
Names:
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Wendel, Theodore, 1859-1932  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet ((343 items on 3 reels of microfilm))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1873-1938
Scope and Contents:
Notebooks, correspondence, photographs, art works, printed materials, and miscellany.
REEL 1654: A notebook listing prices of printmaking supplies; 3 illustrated notebooks; a passport, 1878; letters to Bacher and his wife Mary from Robert Blum concerning his travels to Japan, from John M. Carrier and Gari Melchers; condolence letters to Mary; photographs of Bacher; a photograph album of an artists' party, including Bacher, John White Alexander, James Carroll Beckwith, Edwin Blashfield, Robert Blum, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, John LaFarge, Will Hicok Low, Frances Millet, John Singer Sargent, Jules Turcas, John Twatchmann, and J. Alden Weir; and photographs of tableaux at the American Art Club, Munich, 1878-1897, the Bronxville studio, and works of art; exhibition announcements and catalogs; clippings; reproductions; a Frank Duveneck exhibition catalogue, 1938; and miscellany.
REEL 1654, frames 327-371: Six drawings and 28 etchings including scenes of Venice and landscapes; two drawings "Caricatures of Some of the Venetian Group of 1886" by Robert Blum; an etching of Venice by Theodore M. Wendel; snapshots and a few photographs, including one of the interior of the Hotel Gramatan.
REEL 2786: An undated letter to Bacher from Robert Blum, discussing his mental and physical condition and thanking Bacher for his kindness.
REEL 3967: Three letters to the Bachers from their nephew, Lewis Archibald Blum; a photo of Bacher, 1887; a circular "Panama-Pacific International Exposition of San Francisco," 1915; and a pamphlet from the Metropolitan Museum, "Publications on Sale," 1938.
Biographical / Historical:
Impressionist painter and etcher; Cleveland, Ohio. Studied with Frank Duveneck in Cincinnati and Boulanger in Paris.
Provenance:
Papers originally lent for filming 1979 by Mr. and Mrs. Will Bacher, Bacher's son and son's wife. Will Bacher's grandchildren subsequently donated most of this material in 1985 and six other items. Art work and a few photographs (reel 1654, frames 327-371 and 417) previously lent were not donated with other materials in 1985.
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:
Painters  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Topic:
Impressionism (Art)  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 19th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
AAA.bachotto
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bachotto

Mariano Fortuny birthday dinner menu

Creator:
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Names:
Anderson, A. A. (Abraham Archibald), 1847-1940  Search this
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Buel, Clarence Clough, 1850-1933  Search this
Fortuny, Mariano, 1838-1874  Search this
Lungren, Fernand, 1857-1932  Search this
Quartley, Arthur, 1839-1886  Search this
Vinton, Frederick Porter, 1846-1911  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (24 x 18 cm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1882 June 9
Scope and Contents:
A handwritten and illustrated menu for a dinner held by a group of traveling American artists in honor of what would have been the 44th birthday of Spanish painter Mariano Fortuny (Fortuny died 8 years prior).
Biographical / Historical:
Mariano Fortuny was a prominent 19th century painter and influenced the work of many younger artists of the late 19th century studying in Europe.
General:
Note in purple ink on top left of cover reads "June 9th 1838" (Fortuny's birthday as according to Robert Blum, one of the organizers of the event). A drawing of a sailor is underneath.
The remainder of the cover reads "Menu of ye 7 painter fellers & one literary cuss on ye good ship Pennland, June 9th, 1882."
Back of menu has a row of signatures in pencil: F.H. Lungren; Robt. Blum; A.A. Anderson; [illegible, possibly Mr. Sevy?]; Carroll Beckwith; Fred P. Vinton; C.C. Buel; Arthur Quartley. Beneath signatures is a drawing of a palette with the word "Fortuny" on it.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown, possibly from the papers of Robert Blum.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Identifier:
AAA.blumrobe1
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-blumrobe1

Flora de Stephano papers relating to Robert Frederick Blum

Creator:
De Stephano, Flora  Search this
Names:
Bacher, Otto H. (Otto Henry), 1856-1909  Search this
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Twachtman, John Henry, 1853-1902  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on a partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1889-1932
Scope and Contents:
Letters, photographs and clippings about Blum collected by De Stephano. Correspondence includes 2 letters from Robert Blum (1889, 1900), a letter to Blum from De Stephano (1893), several cables and a letter about Blum's death (1903), letters and 2 legal documents relating to de Stephano's claims against Blum's estate (1903-1932), and letters pertaining to De Stephano's loan of works by Blum to the Carnegie Institute exhibition (1923). Photographs show Blum; groups including Blum, De Stephano, Otto Bacher, William Merritt Chase, John Twachtman, and J. Alden Weir; and paintings by Blum (1889-1911). Printed material consists of a Carnegie Institute exhibition catalog (1923) and 20 clippings (1901-1932).
Biographical / Historical:
After Robert Blum's death, Flora de Stephano claimed to be his widow. She eventually received a small sum of money, some personal possessions, and three paintings by Blum from his executors.
Provenance:
The papers were given to the donor, Alan Pensler, by Webster de Stephano Smith, a descendant of Flora de Stephano.
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:
Painters  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.destflor
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-destflor

The Blue Obi, (painting)

Painter:
Blum, Robert Frederick 1857-1903  Search this
Medium:
Pastel on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1890-1893
Topic:
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Hat  Search this
Dress--Ethnic--Asian Dress  Search this
Control number:
IAP 9C730007
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_312140

Flower Market, Tokyo, (painting)

Painter:
Blum, Robert Frederick 1857-1903  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1891-1892
Topic:
Cityscape--Japan--Tokyo  Search this
Architecture exterior--Commercial--Market  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Occupation--Vendor--Florist  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Control number:
IAP 88740047
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_363675

Canal in Venice, San Trovaso Quarter, (painting)

Painter:
Blum, Robert Frederick 1857-1903  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1909.7.7
Date:
Ca. 1885
Topic:
Cityscape--Italy--Venice  Search this
Waterscape--Canal  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08580190
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_248926

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