Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
204 documents - page 1 of 11

Doll & Richards gallery records

Creator:
Doll & Richards (Gallery)  Search this
Names:
Azeez Khayat Gallery  Search this
Kleemann Galleries  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Chetcuti, John  Search this
Freiman, Robert  Search this
Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897-1987  Search this
Haseltine, William Stanley, 1835-1900  Search this
Homer, Winslow, 1836-1910  Search this
Lindenmuth, Tod  Search this
Meyerowitz, William, 1887-1981  Search this
Shepler, Dwight, 1905-  Search this
Verner, Elizabeth O'Neill, 1883-1979  Search this
Woodward, Stanley Wingate, 1890-1970  Search this
Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009  Search this
Zoehler, Wendell H., 1907-1989  Search this
Extent:
87.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Financial records
Date:
1863-1978
bulk 1902-1969
Summary:
The records of the Doll & Richards gallery of Boston measure 87.5 linear feet and date from 1863 to 1978, with the bulk of the material dating from 1902-1960s. Extensive financial and sales records, inventory records, and correspondence and letter books provide a detailed account of the business operations and sales of the gallery. Also found are notes and research files on artists and paintings, business and legal records, exhibition catalogs, six exhibition scrapbooks, printed materials, and photographs. Significant correspondents include John Chetcuti, Robert Freiman, Lloyd Goodrich, Tod Lindenmuth, Macbeth Galleries, William Meyerowitz, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Stanley Woodward, and Andrew Wyeth, among many others.
Scope and Content Note:
The records of the Doll & Richards gallery of Boston measure 87.5 linear feet and date from 1863 to 1978, with the bulk of the material dating from 1902-1960s. Extensive financial and sales records, inventory records, and correspondence and letter books provide a detailed account of the business operations and sales of the gallery. Also found are notes and research files on artists and paintings, business and legal records, exhibition catalogs, six exhibition scrapbooks, printed materials, and photographs. The bulk of the collection dates from 1902 when the gallery was incorporated and new books were begun. According to gallery employee Wendell Zoehler, many records from the 19th century were discarded and periodically, especially when the gallery moved, other records were discarded.

Incoming and outgoing correspondence documents sales, consignments, appraisals, exhibitions, and inquiries by artists and others to Doll & Richards for over a century. Significant correspondents include artists John Chetcuti, Robert Freiman, Tod Lindenmuth, William Meyerowitz, Dwight Shepler, Elizabeth O'Neill Verner, Stanley Woodward, Andrew Wyeth, and others. Additional correspondents include Lloyd Goodrich from Whitney Museum of American Art, Azeez Khayat Gallery, Macbeth Galleries, Kleemann Galleries, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. There is one letter from George Inness (1866). Outgoing correspondence is limited to 46 volumes of letterpress copybooks dating from 1930-1967.

Notes and research files primarily consist of compiled information about artists in which Doll & Richards dealt. These include card files related to the provenance of paintings by Winslow Homer and William Stanley Haseltine, and a book about Winslow Homer with notations by Zoehler about the sale of paintings .

Administrative and business records of general daily operations include an address book, meeting minutes, miscellaneous lists and notes, and a large card file of contacts with clients, consignors, artists, and businesses. A detailed description of the gallery's operations by Zoehler is also found here. Legal records include contracts, agreements, certificates of stock, certificates of copyrights, and photocopies of founding documents.

Although there are limited records prior to 1902, the financial records provide comprehensive detail of the gallery's financial transactions from the turn of the century through the early 1970s. Volumes of financial ledgers provide details of artwork bought, sold, and consigned; order forms for sales, framing, restoration, and shipping; gallery expenditures and salaries; records of client purchases; and other affairs. Many of the financial records are indexed and cross-referenced, offering researchers complex but rich documentation. The financial records should be consulted with the numerous inventory records that provide detailed information about the stock of art work held at the gallery. Inventory records also include documentation about the frames held by the gallery from the mid-1880s-1950. The gallery used sometimes complex codes to index and cross reference sales and stock. When known, these codes have been outlined in the more detailed series desciptions below, or filed within the appropriate boxes.

The history of Doll & Richards' exhibitions from the 1880s-1968 are documented in six disassembled bound volumes that contained exhibition catalogs and announcements. There are also additional loose catalogs and announcements. Additional printed materials include newspaper clippings related to exhibitions and the gallery and seven scrapbooks related to Doll & Richards' exhibitions from 1909-1943.

The bulk of the black and white photographs in the collection are of works of art by artists that Doll & Richards exhibited. There are only a handful of photographs of other subject matter, but include images of the gallery spaces at 2 Park Street, 71 Newbury, and 138 Newberry; and of artists.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as nine series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1863-1972, bulk 1930s-1972 (Boxes 1-14; 14 linear feet)

Series 2: Notes and Research Files, 1880s-1978, bulk 1930s-1960s (Boxes 15-16, 78; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Business Records, circa 1866-1978, bulk 1910s-1960s (Boxes 16-18; 1.9 linear feet)

Series 4: Legal Records, 1863-1906, 1941-1962 (Boxes 18, 78; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 5: Financial Records, 1871-1973, bulk 1902-1969 (Boxes 18-69, 79, BV81-112; 55 linear feet)

Series 6: Inventory Records, 1881-1969, bulk 1900s-1940s (Boxes 69-70, BV113-128; 2.3 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Materials, circa 1880s-1968, bulk 1890s-1960s (Boxes 70-75; 4.9 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1880s-1960s (Boxes 75-78; 2 linear feet)

Series 9: Scrapbooks, 1908-1968, bulk 1908-1943 (Boxes 77, 80; 1.1 linear feet)

The records have been arranged according to the original order maintained by the gallery. Bound volumes containing exhibition catalogs glued to the internal spines have been disbound for preservation and proper housing.
Historical Note:
The Doll & Richards gallery originated in Boston in 1866 as an art gallery and framing shop owned by Charles E. Hendrickson, E. Adam Doll, and Joseph Dudley Richards. The gallery was a well-known Boston establishment for over 100 years that represented William Stanley Haseltine, Winslow Homer, William Morris Hunt, and Andrew Wyeth, among many other notable American painters, sculptors, and printmakers.

In 1870 Hendrickson retired and the gallery became Doll & Richards. After the untimely death of Doll in 1880, Richards purchased Doll's interest in the firm, retaining the gallery's well-known name. Under Richards' direction, the gallery prospered. Richards promoted the works of painter Winslow Homer, developing a market for his watercolors in Boston. He incorporated the gallery in 1902 and served as the treasurer and financier until his death in 1922 at 80 years old. The gallery then reorganized; Arthur McKean, who joined in 1911, became manager, and J.L. (Joe) Richards became treasurer. Fergus Turner, who joined the firm as a salesman in 1885 and became president in 1902, retained his role as president until 1938.

Over the century the gallery showcased contempory American artists, including William Morris Hunt, Dodge McKnight, William Stanley Haseltine, Laura Coombs Hills, Eliot O'Hara, Joseph Lindon Smith, Stanley Woodward, and Andrew Wyeth. The gallery also consigned paintings, prints, and objects from other major art galleries including Azeez Khayat Gallery, Kennedy Galleries, M. Knoedler and Co., Macbeth Gallery, Victor D. Spark, and Victor Waddington Galleries (Dublin, Ireland). According to long-time employee Wendell Zoehler (employed from 1929-1966), Doll & Richards' primary clientele came from the Social Register. In the summer months when wealthy Bostonians typically vacationed outside of the city, Doll & Richards remained open for tourists, many of whom became regular seasonal customers of the gallery.

The gallery experienced financial difficulties in the 1930s, leading to bankruptcy. Doll & Richards was purchased by McKean and incorporated in Maine in 1941. McKean sold Doll & Richards in 1962 to Maurice Goldberg; at this time none of the remaining family or staff were connected with the gallery. In 1973, the gallery was sold to Jeanne and Paul Sylva and closed.

Although the gallery always remained in the vicinity of Boston Common, it relocated numerous times over the years. In 1871 the gallery moved from 28 Summer Street to 145 Tremont Street. In 1878, the gallery remodeled and occupied the entire two-story building at 2 Park Street, renting out the second floor, known as the Hawthorne Room, for lectures. After thirty years on Park Street, Doll & Richards relocated to Newbury Street in 1908, beginning a succession of moves down Newbury Street approximately every twenty years, finally to 172 Newbury Street in 1962.
Related Material:
Among the other resources relating to the Doll & Richards gallery in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Wendell Zoehler conducted by Robert Brown on April 14 and April 27, 1978.
Separated Material:
A daguerroteype of Gaetano Cardinal Bedini received with the records was transferred to the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery on May 24, 2004.
Provenance:
The Doll & Richards records were donated to the Archives of American Art in numerous accessions between 1973 and 1979 by Jeanne and Paul Sylva, who purchased the gallery in 1973, and by former employee Wendell Zoehler.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Doll & Richards gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art dealers -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Financial records
Citation:
Doll & Richards gallery, 1863-1978, bulk 1902-1960s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.dollrich
See more items in:
Doll & Richards gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dollrich

William Stanley Haseltine papers, 1876-1900

Creator:
Haseltine, William Stanley, 1835-1900  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7675
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209838
AAA_collcode_hasewill
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209838

William Stanley Haseltine papers

Creator:
Haseltine, William Stanley, 1835-1900  Search this
Extent:
30 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1876-1900
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, lists, copies of clippings, and an art catalog.
Biographical / Historical:
Marine and landscape painter. Haseltine was the brother of James and Charles Haseltine, both painters, and the father of sculptor Herbert Haseltine.
Provenance:
The donor, Helen Haseltine Plowden, is Haseltine's daughter, and author of his biography WILLIAM STANLEY HASELTINE (1947).
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Rights:
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from Mrs. Helen Haseltine Plowden.
Occupation:
Marine painters  Search this
Landscape painters  Search this
Painters  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.hasewill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hasewill

Mont Saint Michel, (painting)

Title:
View of St. Michel, (painting)
Painter:
Haseltine, William Stanley 1835-1900  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco M. H. de Young Memorial Museum Golden Gate Park San Francisco California 94118 Accession Number: 1964.1
Date:
1868
Topic:
Landscape--France  Search this
Architecture exterior--Religious--Church  Search this
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Control number:
IAP 71068714
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_145210

Summer Afternoon, Nahant, Massachusetts, (painting)

Painter:
Haseltine, William Stanley 1835-1900  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1864
Topic:
Landscape--Massachusetts--Nahant  Search this
Landscape--Season--Summer  Search this
Landscape--Time--Afternoon  Search this
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Landscape--Rocks  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Sailing Ship  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F750010
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_470251

(Fishing Boats on the Venice Lagoon), (painting)

Painter:
Haseltine, William Stanley 1835-1900  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1872
Topic:
Landscape--Italy--Venice  Search this
Waterscape--Bay  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Sailboat  Search this
Occupation--Industry--Fishing  Search this
Control number:
IAP 73262559
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_443855

William Stanley Haseltine: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Haseltine, William Stanley 1835-1900  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF001361
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_139804

William Stanley Haseltine, 1835-1900 : Herbert Haseltine, 1877-1962 / essays by Meredith E. Ward

Author:
Ward, Meredith  Search this
Haseltine, William Stanley 1835-1900  Search this
Haseltine, Herbert 1877-1962  Search this
Hirschl & Adler Galleries  Search this
Subject:
Haseltine, William Stanley 1835-1900  Search this
Haseltine, Herbert 1877-1962  Search this
Physical description:
43 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1992
C1992
Call number:
N40.1.H3375 W2 1992
N6537.H356 W26 1992
N40.1.H3375W2 1992
N6537.H356W26 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_424231

Expressions of place : the art of William Stanley Haseltine / Marc Simpson, Andrea Henderson, Sally Mills

Author:
Simpson, Marc  Search this
Haseltine, William Stanley 1835-1900  Search this
Henderson, Andrea  Search this
Mills, Sally  Search this
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco  Search this
Brandywine River Museum  Search this
Subject:
Haseltine, William Stanley 1835-1900 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
223 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Landscapes in art  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.H3375 S6 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_427535

William Stanley Haseltine (1835-1900) : drawings of a painter : [exhibition] March 5 - April 2, 1983

Author:
Haseltine, William Stanley 1835-1900  Search this
Wilmerding, John  Search this
Davis & Langdale Company  Search this
Subject:
Haseltine, William Stanley 1835-1900 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[23] p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1983
[1983?]
Call number:
N40.1.H3375 D2 1983
N40.1.H3375D2 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_434380

William Stanley Haseltine

Author:
Haseltine, William Stanley 1835-1900  Search this
Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration  Search this
Subject:
Haseltine, William Stanley 1835-1900 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[4] leaves ; 24 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1958
1958]
Topic:
Painters--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
ND237.H37 H34 1958
ND237.H37H34 1958
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_439018

The Italian landscapes of William Stanley Haseltine / by Judith Ann Berzinsky

Author:
Berzinsky, Judith Ann  Search this
Subject:
Haseltine, William Stanley 1835-1900  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 115 leaves : ill., map ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
In art
Place:
Italy
Date:
1991
Topic:
Landscape painting, American  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.H3375 B5 1991a
N40.1.H3375B5 1991a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_440715

William Stanley Haseltine, sea and landscape painter (1835-1900) Notes and recollections from his life, collected by his daughter, Helen Haseltine Plowden. Illustrated with 31 plates in photogravure

Author:
Plowden, Helen Haseltine  Search this
Subject:
Haseltine, William Stanley 1835-1900  Search this
Physical description:
210 p. incl. front. plates, ports., facsim. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1947
[1947]
Call number:
ND237.H344P5x
N40.1.H3375P7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_183972

Cannes, (painting)

Painter:
Haseltine, William Stanley 1835-1900  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Indiana University Indiana University Art Museum Bloomington Indiana 47405 Accession Number: 91.406
Date:
Ca. 1868
Topic:
Landscape--Tree  Search this
Landscape--Town  Search this
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Control number:
IAP 13340048
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_401091

Blankenbergh, (painting)

Painter:
Haseltine, William Stanley 1835-1900  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and gouache on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Indiana University Indiana University Art Museum Bloomington Indiana 47405 Accession Number: 91.271
Date:
1876
Topic:
Landscape--Beach  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Sailboat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 13340049
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_401092

Fishing Boats on the Beach, (painting)

Painter:
Haseltine, William Stanley 1835-1900  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Harvard University Fogg Museum 32 Quincy Street Cambridge Massachusetts 02138 Accession Number: 1936.144
Date:
Ca. 1858
Topic:
Landscape--Beach  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Rowboat  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Sailboat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 20781912
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_414671

Laguna, Venice, (painting)

Painter:
Haseltine, William Stanley 1835-1900  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Wesleyan College 4760 Forsyth Road Macon Georgia 31210
Topic:
Cityscape--Italy--Venice  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Sailboat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 73390188
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_415146

Olive Trees Near Tivoli, (painting)

Painter:
Haseltine, William Stanley 1835-1900  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Speed Art Museum 2035 South Third Street, P. O. Box 8345 Louisville Kentucky 40208 Accession Number: 52.9
Topic:
Landscape--Italy--Tivoli  Search this
Landscape--Tree--Olive Tree  Search this
Control number:
IAP 17040277
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_417141

Vahrn (Tyrol, near Brixen) by Road to Schalters, (painting)

Painter:
Haseltine, William Stanley 1835-1900  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Oberlin College Allen Memorial Art Museum Oberlin Ohio 44074 Accession Number: 61.59
Topic:
Landscape--Austria  Search this
Landscape--Road  Search this
Landscape--Forest  Search this
Landscape--Rocks  Search this
Control number:
IAP 42190124
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_445775

New England Coast, Nahant, (painting)

Painter:
Haseltine, William Stanley 1835-1900  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Oberlin College Allen Memorial Art Museum Oberlin Ohio 44074 Accession Number: 61.60
Topic:
Landscape--Massachusetts--Nahant  Search this
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Control number:
IAP 42190125
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_445776

Modify Your Search







or


Narrow By