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Chronological Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Doll & Richards (Gallery)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1863-1972
Scope and Contents note:
Significant correspondents include artists John Chetcuti, Robert Freiman, Tod Lindenmuth, William Meyerowitz, Dwight Shepler, Elizabeth O'Neill Verner, Stanley Woodward, Andrew Wyeth, and others; 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). Also found among the correspondence is scattered artwork lists, exhibition price lists, and photographs. Items are arranged in chronological order within each folder.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Doll & Richards gallery, 1863-1978, bulk 1902-1960s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.dollrich, Subseries 1.1
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Doll & Richards gallery records
Doll & Richards gallery records / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw933144d3a-de91-4d65-a3f0-cc355925b7a7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-dollrich-ref17

Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hauke, Cesar M. de (Cesar Mange)  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc.  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co.  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938 -- Art collections  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Art collections  Search this
Arenberg, duc d' -- Art collections  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of -- Art collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de, 1885-1925  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Will Henry Stevens papers, 1907-1950

Creator:
Stevens, Will Henry, 1881-1949  Search this
Subject:
Valentin, Curt  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Perrine, Van Dearing  Search this
Feild, Robert Durant  Search this
Newcomb College. Art Dept  Search this
Kleemann Galleries  Search this
Newcomb College. School of Art  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Will Henry Stevens papers, 1907-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9744
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212093
AAA_collcode_stevwill
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212093

Kleemann Galleries

Collection Creator:
Perls Galleries  Search this
Container:
Box 22, Folder 42
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1938-1948
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Perls Galleries records, 1937-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Perls Galleries records
Perls Galleries records / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9af41d60d-c4c3-4525-8fb2-69c74f167d3f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-perlgall-ref1098

Kleemann Galleries

Collection Creator:
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 51, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1932-1944, 1951
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968, bulk 1892 to 1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Macbeth Gallery records
Macbeth Gallery records / Series 1: Correspondence Files / 1.1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d0f7939e-e6a4-4017-b0e5-b1739c42fed0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-macbgall-ref8881

Johnson, William H.

Collection Creator:
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Extent:
(partially scanned)
Container:
Box 8, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1943-1944, 1973
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, 1916-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers
Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers / Series 1: Artists Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99e3c12f1-69df-4e58-b5b5-5fc99c995f13
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-parsbett-ref240
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Composition

Artist:
Nicolas De Staël, French, 1914–1955  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor, ink, and gouache on paper
Dimensions:
15 1/8 X 11 1/8 IN. (IRREG.) (38.4 X 28.3 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(n.d.)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4749
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Postwar European
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2e849b438-82b3-4a5c-bef1-7c481473f3ec
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.4749

Fear

Artist:
Julio González, Spanish, b. Barcelona, 1876–1942  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 12 1/2 x 9 5/16 in. (31.6 x 23.9 cm) image: 8 7/8 x 7 1/4 in. (22.7 x 18.5 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1940
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2096
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Spanish Modernism
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py29bd52a1f-f7b7-4c25-9651-e5a92baead3b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.2096

Personage with Veil

Artist:
Julio González, Spanish, b. Barcelona, 1876–1942  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
15 1/8 X 11 1/16 in. (38.5 X 28.1 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1941
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2097
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Spanish Modernism
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py23fa85fe4-1dbd-4ea6-88ed-627de5b5436b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.2097

Personage(s) with a Knife: Study for Sculpture

Artist:
Julio González, Spanish, b. Barcelona, 1876–1942  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
12 3/8 X 9 3/8 in. (31.5 X 23.8 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1940
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2098
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Spanish Modernism
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py203cfbf3c-86aa-449e-947f-3f02aaab0dd8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.2098

Study for "Cactus Man I" /Verso: (Untitled)

Artist:
Julio González, Spanish, b. Barcelona, 1876–1942  Search this
Medium:
Pencil, China ink, and pastel on paper / verso: pencil on paper
Dimensions:
10 5/16 X 7 1/4 in. (26.5 X 18.5 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1939
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2100.A-B
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Spanish Modernism
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py26d3b7070-be48-48da-b032-cdded15a05c9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.2100.A-B

Head of a Proud Girl

Artist:
Julio González, Spanish, b. Barcelona, 1876–1942  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
14 3/8 X 7 3/4 X 10 5/8 in. (36.3 X 19.7 X 27.0 cm) on stone base: 6 1/4 X 6 7/8 X 7 5/8 in. (15.9 X 17.4 X 19.3 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
(1936/cast 1950)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2107
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Spanish Modernism
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2786c3551-58bd-4177-9536-f0ac6087266e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.2107

Mask of Montserrat Screaming

Artist:
Julio González, Spanish, b. Barcelona, 1876–1942  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
19 1/8 x 5 7/8 x 6 1/4 in. (48.6 x 14.8 x 15.9 cm) incl. base, height 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
(c. 1938-1939/cast by 1955)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2108
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Spanish Modernism
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py23a633f1d-ea73-416f-a6af-4e3d99885c97
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.2108

Recumbent Mask Called "Religious"

Artist:
Julio González, Spanish, b. Barcelona, 1876–1942  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
6 7/8 X 4 1/2 X 2 1/8 in. (17.5 X 11.3 X 5.4 cm) on wood base: 11 1/2 X 5 1/2 X 4 in. (29.2 X 13.8 X 10.1 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
(1941-1942/cast 1961)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2109
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Spanish Modernism
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2422227c8-6cb0-4e0c-b1f3-15547cc686f1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.2109

Mountain Stream (Three Nudes At A Mountain Creek)

Artist:
Louis Eilshemius, American, b. Arlington, New Jersey, 1864–1941  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
28 1/8 X 20 1/8 IN. (71.4 X 51.1 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1900
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1712
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py20d8f0810-b5bf-4665-b998-29721ddfaa7f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.1712

Two Girls on a Log Bridge

Artist:
Louis Eilshemius, American, b. Arlington, New Jersey, 1864–1941  Search this
Medium:
Oil on paperboard mounted on wood and aluminum honeycomb panel
Dimensions:
26 1/2 X 22 5/8 IN. (67.2 X 57.2 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1907
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1713
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py268dd5aa1-21a5-4fd2-9745-2c4915dfb0c2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.1713

Joseph Stapleton papers, 1942-1998

Creator:
Stapleton, Joseph, 1921-1994  Search this
Citation:
Joseph Stapleton papers, 1942-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6276
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216621
AAA_collcode_stapjose
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216621

Doll & Richards gallery records, 1863-1978, bulk 1902-1969

Creator:
Doll & Richards (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Meyerowitz, William  Search this
Shepler, Dwight  Search this
Verner, Elizabeth O'Neill  Search this
Homer, Winslow  Search this
Lindenmuth, Tod  Search this
Woodward, Stanley Wingate  Search this
Wyeth, Andrew  Search this
Zoehler, Wendell H.  Search this
Haseltine, William Stanley  Search this
Goodrich, Lloyd  Search this
Freiman, Robert  Search this
Chetcuti, John  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Kleemann Galleries  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Azeez Khayat Gallery  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Financial records
Citation:
Doll & Richards gallery records, 1863-1978, bulk 1902-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9315
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211510
AAA_collcode_dollrich
Theme:
Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211510
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Louis M. Eilshemius printed material, 1897-1941

Creator:
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel), 1864-1941,  Search this
Subject:
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel)  Search this
Citation:
Louis M. Eilshemius printed material, 1897-1941. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Three arts' friend  Search this
Art -- Periodicals  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9679
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211887
AAA_collcode_eilsloup
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211887

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:

Missing Title

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 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:
Art, American  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Massachusetts
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b774b9ae-a4eb-4849-9652-6be121c5142f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dollrich

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