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Harriet Blackstone papers

Creator:
Blackstone, Harriet, 1864-1939  Search this
Names:
Anderson, Stell  Search this
Chase, Joseph Cummings, 1878-1965  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Dewing, M. O. (Maria Oakey), 1855-1927  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938  Search this
Hobart, Alice Tisdale, 1882-1967  Search this
Holbrook, Florence  Search this
Landis, Mary  Search this
Laurens, Jean-Paul, 1838-1921  Search this
McCullough, Esther Morgan  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915  Search this
Wunder, Richard P.  Search this
Extent:
5.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Date:
1870-1984
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter Harriet Blackstone date from 1870-1984 and measure 5.4 linear feet. The collection provides documentation of Harriet Blackstone's career through scattered biographical material; personal and professional correspondence, including letters from Maria Oakey Dewing, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Alice Tisdale Hobart, Joseph Cummings Chase, Stell Anderson, Mary Landis, Esther Morgan McCullough, and Booker T. Washington; writings by Blackstone, Esther Morgan McCullough, Richard P. Wunder, and Florence Holbrook; personal business records; clippings, exhbition material, and other printed material; one scrapbook; photographs of Blackstone, family, friends, and notable artists William Merrit Chase, Jean Paul Laurens, and John Singer Sargent; artwork; and four sketchbooks. Also found are a few artifacts found on Blackstone's easel.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1930-1973 (Box 1, 6; 7 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1883-1984 (Box 1; 0.4 Linear Feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1861-1979 (Boxes 1-2; 1.0 Linear Feet)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, circa 1906-late 1930s (Box 2; 0.2 Linear Feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1901-1984 (Boxes 2-3, 6; 0.8 Linear Feet)

Series 6: Scrapbook, circa early 1900s (Boxes 3, 6; 0.2 Linear Feet)

Series 7: Photographs, 1870-early 1900s (Boxes 3-4, 6, BV 7, 8-9; 1.7 Linear Feet)

Series 8: Artwork, 1870-1929 (Boxes 4-5; 0.2 Linear Feet)

Series 9: Artifacts, circa early 1900s-1939 (Box 5, Artifact; 0.4 Linear Feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Harriet Blackstone (1864-1939) was a painter in New York, New York. Blackstone was born on November 13th, 1864 in New Hartford, New York. In 1883, she moved to Illinois where she became a high school elocution teacher. She did not start her studies to be an artist until 1903 when she enrolled at the Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, New York. While there her art teacher was William Merritt Chase. Later, Blackstone went to the Academie Julian in Paris, France to gain more experience with Jean Paul Laurens as her instructor. Blackstone started to gain attention as a renowned artist in 1907 when her painting, Soldat de Crimée, was exhibited in The Salon, Paris. She moved back to Glencoe, Illinois and focused more on her artwork by painting commissions and joining different art organizations, such as the Chicago Society of Artists and the Arts Club. Blackstone travelled to different locations, including Taos, New Mexico and Bruges, Belgium, to help inspire her creativity. In 1920, Blackstone moved back to New York City where she would spend the remainder of her life; she never married or had children. She died on March 16, 1939 and was survived by her brother and friends. During her art career, Blackstone often painted portraits of well-known people and over time she developed her own style of work. Her artwork was displayed in several prominent cities in the United States: Washington, D.C., Chicago, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New York City. Some of Blackstone's artwork became part of permanent collections, such as Soldat de Crimée, which was acquired by the National Gallery of Art in 1921, now known as the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Related Materials:
Also at the Archives of American Art is the Richard Wunder research material on Harriet Blackstone.
Provenance:
Microfilmed material transferred in 1978 from the National Collection of Fine Arts, who had acquired it in 1967 along with Harriet Blackstone's paintings from Stell Anderson, Blackstone's friend and a collector of her work. Anderson had received the papers from Blackstone's brother, Edward, in 1939. Upon Anderson's death, additional material was turned over to her niece Pat Rauchenstein, who donated them in 1989. Prior to the donation, the papers were in possession of Esther McCullough, who annotated some items and added research material in preparation for her unpublished manuscript "Harriet Blackstone, 1864-1939."
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.
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
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Harriet Blackstone papers, 1870-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.blacharr
See more items in:
Harriet Blackstone papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-blacharr
Online Media:

The romance of an art career, by Joseph Cummings Chase

Author:
Chase, Joseph Cummings 1878-1965  Search this
Subject:
Chase, Joseph Cummings 1878-1965  Search this
Physical description:
238 p. col. front., illus., ports. (1 col.) 21 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1928
C1928
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Artists--Correspondence  Search this
Portrait painters  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.C479 A1r 1928
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_525512

Newton Diehl Baker (1871-1937), (painting)

Painter:
Chase, Joseph Cummings 1878-1965  Search this
Subject:
Baker, Newton Diehl  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery 8th & F Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 73.43
Date:
Ca. 1918
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Political--Statesman  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08650250
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_369234

Bernard Mannes Baruch (1870-1965), (painting)

Painter:
Chase, Joseph Cummings 1878-1965  Search this
Subject:
Baruch, Bernard Mannes  Search this
Medium:
Oil on academy board
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery 8th & F Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 72.86
Date:
1918
Topic:
Portrait male--Knee length  Search this
Occupation--Monetary--Financier  Search this
Architecture interior  Search this
Object--Written Matter--Book  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08650258
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_369250

William Edgar Borah (1865-1940), (painting)

Painter:
Chase, Joseph Cummings 1878-1965  Search this
Subject:
Borah, William Edgar  Search this
Medium:
Oil on artist board
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery 8th & F Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 78.38
Date:
1918
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Political--Statesman  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08650269
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_369427

Josephus Daniels (1862-1948), (painting)

Painter:
Chase, Joseph Cummings 1878-1965  Search this
Subject:
Daniels, Josephus  Search this
Medium:
Oil on academy board
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery 8th & F Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 73.44
Date:
Ca. 1918
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Editor  Search this
Occupation--Political--Statesman  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08650310
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_370235

Herbert Clark Hoover (1874-1964), (painting)

Painter:
Chase, Joseph Cummings 1878-1965  Search this
Medium:
Oil on academy board
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery 8th & F Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 72.121
Date:
1917
Topic:
Portrait male--Hoover, Herbert--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Object--Written Matter--Paper  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08650370
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_370530

Edward Nash Hurley (1864-1933), (painting)

Painter:
Chase, Joseph Cummings 1878-1965  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery 8th & F Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 72.93
Date:
1917-1918
Topic:
Portrait male--Hurley, Edward Nash--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Industry  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08650381
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_370626

Henry Morgenthau (1891-1967), (painting)

Painter:
Chase, Joseph Cummings 1878-1965  Search this
Subject:
Morgenthau, Henry  Search this
Medium:
Oil on academy board
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery 8th & F Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 73.45
Date:
Ca. 1918
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Monetary--Financier  Search this
Occupation--Political--Diplomat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08650433
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_370759

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945), (painting)

Painter:
Chase, Joseph Cummings 1878-1965  Search this
Subject:
Roosevelt, Franklin D  Search this
Medium:
Oil on board
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery 8th & F Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 72.122
Date:
1945
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Portrait male--Profile  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08650472
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_370909

Charles Michael Schwab (1862-1939), (painting)

Painter:
Chase, Joseph Cummings 1878-1965  Search this
Subject:
Schwab, Charles Michael  Search this
Medium:
Oil on board
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery 8th & F Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 72.98
Date:
1918
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Other--Businessman  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08650483
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_370978

Leonard Wood (1860-1927), (painting)

Painter:
Chase, Joseph Cummings 1878-1965  Search this
Subject:
Wood, Leonard  Search this
Medium:
Oil on academy board
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery 8th & F Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 72.102
Date:
Ca. 1918
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08650560
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_371526

Minnie Maddern Fiske (1865-1932) in The Rivals, (painting)

Painter:
Chase, Joseph Cummings 1878-1965  Search this
Subject:
Fiske, Minnie Maddern  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue New York New York 10029 Accession Number: 42.439.4
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Performing Arts--Theater--Performer  Search this
Literature--Sheridan--Rivals  Search this
Control number:
IAP 36180271
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_43251

Charles D. Coburn as Orlando in "As You Like It," (painting)

Painter:
Chase, Joseph Cummings 1878-1965  Search this
Subject:
Coburn, Charles D  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
New York Public Library Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street New York New York 10018
Topic:
Literature--Shakespeare--As You Like It  Search this
Literature--Character--Orlando  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Performing Arts--Theater--Performer  Search this
Control number:
IAP 36370053
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_47935

Portraits by Joseph Cummings Chase : personages of the stage of today and yesterday, American soldiers, and certain others

Author:
Chase, Joseph Cummings 1878-1965  Search this
J.W. Robinson Co  Search this
Subject:
Chase, Joseph Cummings 1878-1965  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
194u
[194-?]
20th century
Topic:
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Actors in art  Search this
Soldiers in art  Search this
Call number:
ND237.C467 A4 1940z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_829369

Soldiers all; portraits and sketches of the men of the A.E.F. By Joseph Cummings Chase

Author:
Chase, Joseph Cummings 1878-1965  Search this
Subject:
United States Army Medals, badges, decorations, etc  Search this
Physical description:
xxvi p., 2 l., 15-475, [4] p. incl. col. front., ports. (part col.) 26 cm
Type:
Books
Biography
Portraits
Place:
United States
Date:
1920
[c1920]
Topic:
World War, 1914-1918--Portraits  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Call number:
D609.U6 C5
D609.U6C5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_312753

My friends look better than ever

Author:
Chase, Joseph Cummings 1878-1965  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 300 p. ports. 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
1950
[1950]
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Artists--Correspondence  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.C479 A1m
N40.1.C479A1m
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_269236

The Joseph Cummings Chase collection of fine arts and literary properties : the representative creative life output of the artist, and associated objects of historical and artistical connotation : public auction sale ... May on the 23rd ... 1965 : exhibition at the [Milwaukee Auction] Galleries ... 16th of May through ... the 21st, 1965

Author:
Schrager, A. J  Search this
Milwaukee Auction Galleries  Search this
Subject:
Chase, Joseph Cummings 1878-1965  Search this
Chase, Joseph Cummings 1878-1965 Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
80 p. : ill., ports. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1965
[1965?]
Call number:
N40.1.C479 M6
N40.1.C479M6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_142178

Decorative design; a text-book of practical methods, by Joseph Cummings Chase ..

Author:
Chase, Joseph Cummings 1878-1965  Search this
Physical description:
3 p. l., v-vi, 73 p. illus. 21 x 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1915
Topic:
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Call number:
NK1510.C45X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_178700

Speaking of heroes; portraits of the men of the A.E.F. from generals to privates both World Wars and Korea, the collection in the Smithsonian Institution painted by Joseph Cummings Chase

Author:
Chase, Joseph Cummings 1878-1965  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
173 p. ports. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Biography
Portraits
Place:
United States
Date:
1972
C1972]
Topic:
Armed Forces  Search this
Call number:
U52 .C47 1972X
N40.1.C479 A1s
U52.C47 1972X N40.1.C479A1s
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_31061

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