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Joseph F. McCrindle papers

Creator:
McCrindle, Joseph F.  Search this
Names:
Henfield Foundation  Search this
Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation  Search this
Benedict, Pinckney, 1964-  Search this
DuBourg, Antoine  Search this
Feder, Edith Mosler  Search this
Feder, Joseph Fuller  Search this
Levey, Michael  Search this
Lowe, John  Search this
Moffett, Odette Feder  Search this
Sewell, Brian  Search this
Extent:
5.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Blueprints
Photographs
Date:
1877-2013
Summary:
The papers of New York art collector and philanthropist, Joseph F. McCrindle, measure 5.3 linear feet and date from 1877-2013. The collection documents McCrindle's art collecting, art donations, philanthropy, family affairs, and personal estate. Found are extensive art inventories, sales receipts, gift and loan documentation, and photographs of artwork. The papers also include Joseph McCrindle's estate records and wills, family papers, records from the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, correspondence with museums and galleries, and photographs of McCrindle and family members.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York art collector and philanthropist, Joseph F. McCrindle, measure 5.3 linear feet and date from 1877-2013. The collection documents McCrindle's art collecting, art donations, philanthropy, family affairs, and personal estate. Found are extensive art inventories, sales receipts, gift and loan documentation, and photographs of artwork. The papers also include Joseph McCrindle's estate records and wills, family papers, records from the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, correspondence with museums and galleries, and photographs of McCrindle and family members.

Biographical and family materials include McCrindle's obituary, copies of printed programs from his memorial service, and legal documents dealing with his will. There are papers dealing with his grandparents, Joseph Fuller Feder and Edith Mosler Feder, his mother, Odette Feder Moffett, and blueprints and paperwork for his grandfather's yacht, the M.Y. Kihna.

Materials from the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation include the certificate of incorporation for the Henfield Foundation, change of name documentation to rename it the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, by-laws for the organization, waiver notices for special called meetings, minutes for annual and special meetings, financial statements, and gift lists. McCrindle corresponded heavily with various museums and galleries. Also found are letters from family, friends, and colleagues, such as Michael Levey, Brian Sewell, and Pinckney Benedict. Legal correspondence concerns McCrindle's estate. Sympathy and condolences are addressed to John Rowe on the occasion of Joseph McCrindle's death.

Personal business records concern McCrindle's art collection, sales, bequests, and his estate. The art collection is documented in extensive art inventories and lists, most of which is found in two large dismantled notebooks. Sales receipts are also found for McCrindles purchases as early as 1942. There are artwork appraisals, and documentation of McCrindle's gifts and loans of artwork to museums and galleries. There are early receipts and invoices for rare books, decorative items, antiques, and artwork purchases by Joseph and Edith Feder, McCrindle's grandparents.

Printed material includes a copy of the text, Old Master Drawings from the Collection of Joseph F. McCrindle, donor reports, exhibition catalogs, clippings, assorted bulletins and newsletters, and programs from live performances.

Loose photographs are of Joseph McCrindle, from early childhood through adulthood. There are also photographs of his family, including his grandparents, Joseph and Edith Feder, his mother, Odette Feder Moffett, and his half brother, Antoine DuBourg. There are photo albums containing images of McCrindle as a child; of his mother as a child; family and travel photographs; and photographs taken during cruises on the family yacht, M.Y. Kihna. Three of the albums are dedicated to Kihna travels.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into six series:

Series 1: Biographical and Family Material, 1913-2008 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1, OV 9)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1946-2012 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Personal Business Records, circa 1919-2010 (2.0 linear feet; Box 1-3)

Series 4: Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation Records, 1958-2012 (0.3 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1899-2013 (0.4 linear feet; Box 4)

Series 6: Photographic Material, 1877-2006 (1.8 linear feet; Box 4-6)
Biographical / Historical:
Lifelong resident of New York City, Joseph Feder McCrindle (1923-2008) was a collector, art patron, publisher, and philanthropist. He founded the Transatlantic Review and The Henfield Foundation.

Born to John Ronald McCrindle and Odette Feder McCrindle on March 27, 1923, Joseph McCrindle was exposed to art appreciation at an early age. After his parents were divorced in 1924 and his mother remarried in 1928, he was raised primarily by his grandparents, Joseph F. Feder and Edith Mosler Feder. Summers were spent abroad in Europe, courtesy of the family yacht, where he developed his knowledge of art history and studied foreign languages.

McCrindle attended the St. Paul's School in Manhattan, followed by Harvard University, graduating in 1944. During World War II, McCrindle served with the Office of Strategic Services in London, where he attained the rank of first lieutenant. He went on to receive a law degree from Yale University in 1948.

After working briefly in the publishing world, McCrindle became a literary agent. In 1959, he started the Transatlantic Review, a London-based literary journal. He remained in place as editor and publisher until the company closed in 1977.

The Henfield Foundation, now known as the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, was established by McCrindle in 1958 to provide grants to organizations focused on the development of art, music, and social justice.

Joseph McCrindle was a notable art collector and donated and loaned many works of art to museums and galleries. McCrindle amassed 2,500 old master drawings in his lifetime, in addition to Italian baroque paintings, 19th-century drawings, British artwork, and more . Some examples of gifts and loans documented in the McCrindle papers include an extended a loan of John Singer Sargent's Landscape With Two Women in Foreground to the Yale Center for British Art in 1982, Salvator Rosa's The Torment of Tityus to the Museum and Art Gallery of Stanford University in 1992, and Luca Giordano's Saint Barnabas to the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco in 2002.

Joseph McCrindle died on July 11, 2008. His collection was bequeathed to a number of institutions across the nation, such as the Brooklyn Museum, the National Gallery of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Related Materials:
The bulk of Joseph F. McCrindle's papers are housed at Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Provenance:
The Joseph F. McCrindle papers were donated in 2012-2013 by Joseph F. McCrindle via John Rowe, president and CEO of the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation.
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:
Philanthropists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Blueprints
Photographs
Citation:
Joseph F. McCrindle Papers, 1877-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mccrjose
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Joseph F. McCrindle papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mccrjose
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Joseph F. McCrindle papers, 1877-2013

Creator:
McCrindle, Joseph F., 1923-2008  Search this
Subject:
Sewell, Brian  Search this
Moffett, Odette Feder  Search this
Levey, Michael  Search this
Benedict, Pinckney  Search this
DuBourg, Antoine  Search this
Feder, Joseph Fuller  Search this
Lowe, John  Search this
Feder, Edith Mosler  Search this
Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation  Search this
Henfield Foundation  Search this
Type:
Blueprints
Photographs
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16085
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)361271
AAA_collcode_mccrjose
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_361271
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Levey - Levin

Collection Creator:
Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 37
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1949-1968
Scope and Contents note:
Levey, Michael

Levin, Harry T.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy. Use of the unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The donor has retained all intellectual property rights, including copyright, that they may own.
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:
Erwin Panofsky papers, 1904-1990 (bulk dates 1920-1968). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Erwin Panofsky papers
Erwin Panofsky papers / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.1: Colleagues, Scholars, Students and Other Individuals
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-panoerwi-ref404

The world of Ottoman art / Michael Levey

Author:
Levey, Michael  Search this
Physical description:
152 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1976
1976, c1975
Topic:
Art, Turkish  Search this
Architecture, Turkish  Search this
Call number:
709.56 .L39
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_862959

The Burlington magazine : a centenary anthology / selected and introduced by Michael Levey

Author:
Levey, Michael  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 256 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Art  Search this
Call number:
N7443.2 .L48 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_707918

A brief history of the National Gallery, with a representative selection of pictures

Author:
Levey, Michael  Search this
Subject:
National Gallery (Great Britain) History  Search this
National Gallery (Great Britain)  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. ill. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Guidebooks
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1963
C1963
Topic:
Art museums--History  Search this
Call number:
N1070 .L48 1963
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_679289

The later Italian pictures in the collection of Her Majesty the Queen

Author:
Levey, Michael  Search this
Physical description:
282p. illus.(part mounted col.) 31cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1964
[1964]
Topic:
Painting, Italian--Great Britain  Search this
Painting  Search this
Kings and rulers  Search this
Call number:
ND616 .L4 1964X
ND616.L4 1964X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_407684

Painting and sculpture in France, 1700-1789 / Michael Levey

Author:
Levey, Michael  Search this
Physical description:
318 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1993
C1993
18th century
Topic:
Art, French  Search this
Call number:
N6846 .L46 1993X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_461238

Giambattista Tiepolo : his life and art / Michael Levey

Author:
Levey, Michael  Search this
Subject:
Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista 1696-1770  Search this
Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista 1696-1770 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
302 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Italy
Date:
1994
1984
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.T494 L6g 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_475747

The seventeenth and eighteenth century Italian schools, by Michael Levey

Author:
National Gallery (Great Britain)  Search this
Levey, Michael  Search this
Physical description:
264 p. 25 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1971
17th century
18th century
Topic:
Painting, Italian  Search this
Call number:
ND616.L58X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_370479

Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1769-1830 / Michael Levey

Author:
Levey, Michael  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)  Search this
Subject:
Lawrence, Thomas Sir 1769-1830 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
116 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1979
Topic:
Portraits, British  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.L423 L6
N40.1.L423L6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_127705

The painter depicted : painters as a subject in painting / Michael Levey

Author:
Levey, Michael  Search this
Physical description:
72 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Portraits
Date:
1982
C1982
Topic:
Conversation piece (Portrait painting)  Search this
Artists  Search this
Self-portraits  Search this
Painters in art  Search this
Call number:
ND1304 .L4 1982X
ND1304.L4 1982X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_150783

A room-to-room guide to the National Gallery

Author:
Levey, Michael  Search this
National Gallery (Great Britain)  Search this
Physical description:
[8], 121 p. 16 col. plates, plans. 19 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
England
London
Date:
1966
Topic:
Painting  Search this
Call number:
N1070 .L4 1966X
N1070.L4 1966X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_155219

Rococo to Revolution; major trends in eighteenth-century painting

Author:
Levey, Michael  Search this
Physical description:
252 p. illus. (part col.) ports. (part col.) 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1966
[1966]
18th century
Topic:
Painting, Modern  Search this
Call number:
ND180.L4X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_194491

Painting at court

Author:
Levey, Michael  Search this
Physical description:
228 p. 177 illus., 7 col. plates. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
[1971]
Topic:
Kings and rulers in art  Search this
Painting--Psychological aspects  Search this
Call number:
ND1140 .L66
ND1140.L66
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_11496

Painting in XVIII century Venice

Author:
Levey, Michael  Search this
Physical description:
225 p. 107 ill., 8 col. plates 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1959
[1959]
Topic:
Painting, Venetian  Search this
Call number:
ND621.V5 L4X
ND621.V5L4X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_26104

Art and architecture of the eighteenth century in France [by] Wend Graf Kalnein and Michael Levey. Translation of pt. 2 by J.R. Foster

Author:
Kalnein, Wend von 1914-  Search this
Levey, Michael  Search this
Physical description:
xxv, 443 p. illus. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Date:
1972
[1972]
18th century
Topic:
Art, French  Search this
Architecture--History  Search this
Call number:
N6846 .K2613X
N6846.K2613X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_32957

Painting in eighteenth-century Venice / Michael Levey

Author:
Levey, Michael  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 267 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Italy
Venice
Date:
1994
18th century
Topic:
Painting, Italian  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_929166

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