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Ferargil Galleries records, circa 1900-1963

Creator:
Ferargil Galleries  Search this
Subject:
Miller, Barse  Search this
Lucioni, Luigi  Search this
Parsons, Lloyd  Search this
Parrish, Maxfield  Search this
Platt, Dan Fellows  Search this
Pike, John  Search this
Sample, Paul  Search this
Price, F. Newlin (Frederic Newlin)  Search this
Van Soelen, Theodore  Search this
Sawyer, Wells  Search this
Willams, Lois  Search this
Van Vleck, Natalie  Search this
Bliss, Lizzie P. (Lizzie Plummer)  Search this
Käsebier, Gertrude  Search this
Carlsen, Emil  Search this
Arkell, Bartlett  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)  Search this
Diedrich, Hunt  Search this
Dabo, Leon  Search this
Davey, Randall  Search this
Lawson, Ernest  Search this
Lowrie, Agnes Potter  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Prints
Drafts (documents)
Gallery records
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Topic:
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Gallery owners  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8905
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211090
AAA_collcode_feragall
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211090
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Ferargil Galleries records

Creator:
Ferargil Galleries  Search this
Names:
Arkell, Bartlett  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Bliss, Lizzie P. (Lizzie Plummer), 1864-1931  Search this
Carlsen, Emil, 1853-1932  Search this
Dabo, Leon, 1868-1960  Search this
Davey, Randall, 1887-1964  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Diedrich, Hunt  Search this
Lawson, Ernest, 1873-1939  Search this
Lowrie, Agnes Potter  Search this
Lucioni, Luigi, 1900-1988  Search this
Miller, Barse, 1904-1973  Search this
Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966  Search this
Parsons, Lloyd  Search this
Pike, John, 1911-1979  Search this
Platt, Dan Fellows, 1873-1938  Search this
Price, F. Newlin (Frederic Newlin)  Search this
Sample, Paul, 1896-1974  Search this
Sawyer, Wells, 1863-1960  Search this
Van Soelen, Theodore  Search this
Van Vleck, Natalie, 1901-1974  Search this
Willams, Lois  Search this
Photographer:
Käsebier, Gertrude, 1852-1934  Search this
Extent:
18.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Prints
Drafts (documents)
Gallery records
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Date:
circa 1900-1963
Summary:
The Ferargil Galleries records date from circa 1900-1963 and document the activities of this New York gallery that dealt primarily in American contemporary art from shortly after its 1915 founding by Frederic Newlin Price (1884-1963) to it's closure in 1955. 18.7 linear feet of records include incoming and outgoing correspondence with artists, dealers, schools and colleges, and museums and other art institutions; artist files; estate and legal records including papers relating to the Arthur B. Davies estate; gallery business and financial records; printed material; scrapbooks; scattered personal papers of Price; artwork; and photographs of artists, exhibitions and artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The Ferargil Galleries records date from circa 1900-1963 and document the activities of this New York gallery that dealt primarily in American contemporary art from shortly after its 1915 founding by Frederic Newlin Price (1884-1963) to it's closure in 1955. 18.7 linear feet of records include incoming and outgoing correspondence with artists, dealers, schools and colleges, and museums and other art institutions; artist files; estate and legal records including papers relating to the Arthur B. Davies estate; gallery business and financial records; printed material; scrapbooks; scattered personal papers of Price; artwork; and photographs of artists, exhibitions and artwork.

Correspondence is both incoming and outgoing and documents the day-to-day activities of the galleries, primarily from the 1920s to the 1950s. Significant correspondence with, or relating to, many of the artists represented by Ferargil Galleries can be found here including correspondence with Bartlett Arkell, Thomas Hart Benton, Randall Davey, Hunt Diedrich, Ernest Lawson, Agnes Potter Lowrie, Luigi Lucioni, Barse Miller, Maxfield Parrish, John Pike, Paul Sample, Wells M. Sawyer, Theodore van Soelen and many others.

Artist files consist primarily of material compiled about artists represented by Ferargil Galleries, including biographical information, press releases for exhibitions, and scattered price lists and information about individual works of art.

Estate and legal records include estate inventories for the estates of Lizzie P. Bliss, Arthur B. Davies, and Dan Fellows Platt, and document several legal actions involving Ferargil Galleries. Of particular significance are the records documenting Price's involvement with the estate of Arthur B. Davies, including correspondence with Davies's wife, Virginia, and sales and inventory records for Davies's artwork at Ferargil Galleries and elsewhere.

Business and financial records date primarily from the 1920s and document inventories, sales, insurance, shipping, and taxes for the bulk of the gallery's operating years.

Printed material contains Ferargail Galleries exhibition catalogs and announcements from 1918 to the 1950s in addition to scattered printed material from other galleries and one folder relating to Arthur B. Davies.

Scrapbooks provide a more comprehensive and detailed history of the gallery's exhibitions, through multiple news clippings of press coverage, in addition to catalogs, announcements, and photographs. Of particular note is a circa 1908 photograph of Arthur B. Davies taken by Gertrude Kasëbier.

Scattered personal records of Frederic Newlin Price document Price's work with the Benjamin West Society at Swarthmore College and further reveal Price's interests through an inventory of his art collection and drafts and copies of his writings on artists such as Arthur B. Davies, and on changing trends and tastes in the art world.

A small series of artwork includes 6 pencil sketches, a print, 3 plans, and an Arthur B. Davies exhibition catalog mock-up with pencil sketches, all by unidentified artists.

Gallery photograph files include some photos of artists such as Emil Carlsen, Leon Dabo, Lloyd Parsons, Natalie Van Vleck and Lois Williams, in addition to 13 folders of photos relating to collections and exhibitions, and photographs of artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1920s-1963 (Boxes 1-15; 6.0 linear ft.)

Series 2: Artist Files, circa 1920s-1950s (Boxes 16-17; 0.7 linear ft.)

Series 3: Estate and Legal Records, circa 1925-circa 1939 (Boxes 17-18; 0.3 linear ft.)

Series 4: Business and Financial Records, 1919-1956 (Boxes 18-21; 1.2 linear ft.)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1900-1956 (Boxes 21-22; 0.7 linear ft.)

Series 6: Scrapbooks, circa 1920s-1950s (Boxes 23-34, 40, OV 41; 5.4 linear ft.)

Series 7: Frederic Newlin Price Records, 1920s-1950s (Box 34; 6 folders)

Series 8: Artwork, circa 1920s-circa 1950s (Box 34, OV 41; 2 folders)

Series 9: Photographs, circa 1920-1950s (Boxes 35-39, OV 40; 4.4. linear ft.)
Historical Note:
Frederic Newlin Price (1884-1963) opened Ferargil Galleries in 1915 at 24 East 49th Street and 607 Fifth Avenue in New York City. Art critic W. Frank Purdy (1865-1943)was the President of the Art Alliance of America in 1918 and director of the School of American Sculpture worked at the galleries as director of sculpture.

Named from a combination of "fer" (ferrous-iron) and "argil" (clay), Ferargil Galleries dealt in wrought iron, sculpture, paintings and prints, and focused on exhibitions of work by American artists such as George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, Emil Carlsen, John Steuart Curry, Arthur B. Davies, W. Hunt Diederich, Thomas Eakins, Edward Hicks, Ernest Lawson, Albert P. Ryder and Grant Wood. Ferargil was also known for its representation of a group of contemporary watercolorists including Charles Dickinson, Phil Dike, Hardie Gramatky, Barse Miller, and Paul Sample.

In 1927 the business moved to 37 East 57th Street (later 63 East 57th Street) and housed a print room, a sculpture gallery with a fountain, and the main painting galleries.

In 1931 Price became the Director of the newly-formed Benjamin West Society at his alma mater, Swarthmore College. There, he promoted the arts at Swarthmore through annual lectures and exhibitions by contemporary artists and also acquired artwork for the college, primarily by Benjamin West. Price served as President of the American Art Dealers Association in the early 1930s and published a number of books and articles on artists including Arthur B. Davies, Walter Griffin, Eric Hudson, Ernest Lawson, Arthur P. Ryder and Horatio Walker.

Price closed Ferargil Galleries in 1955.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reels D321-D322, and N68-14-N68-15) including personal and business correspondence with artists and other records. Lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
In 1958, Frederic Newlin Price donated circa 70 letters to the Archives of American Art and loaned material for microfilming on reels D321-D322. The remaining records were donated anonymously in 1968.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Ferargil Galleries 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 dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Gallery owners  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Prints
Drafts (documents)
Gallery records
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Citation:
Ferargil Galleries records, 1900-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.feragall
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Ferargil Galleries records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-feragall
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General

Collection Creator:
Tokita, Kamekichi  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6-7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1937
Scope and Contents:
Roy Boynton

Mrs. Reginald Parsons

Lloyd La Page Rollins

California Palace of the Legion of Honor

Walter Iteil

Burt Brown Barker

William J. Klam, Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters

John Davis Hatch, Jr.

Penthouse Gallery

Kenneth Callahan

Mallet's Library of Reproductions

Ambrose Patterson, University of Washington

Carolyn A. Schneider

San Francisco Art Association

City of New York Municipal Art Committee

American Federation of Artists

Seattle Art Museum, Art Institute of Seattle
Collection 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. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Kamekichi Tokita papers 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.
Collection Citation:
Kamekichi Tokita papers, circa 1900-circa 2010, bulk circa 1910-1948. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Kamekichi Tokita Papers
Kamekichi Tokita Papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-tokikame-ref17

Parsons, Lloyd

Collection Creator:
Midtown Galleries  Search this
Container:
Reel 5418, Frame 371-382
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
The Midtown Galleries records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. 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.
Collection Citation:
Midtown Galleries records, 1904-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
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Midtown Galleries records
Midtown Galleries records / Series 6: Photographs / 6.2: Works of Art, A-Z
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-midtgall-ref4793

Parsons, Lloyd

Collection Creator:
Ferargil Galleries  Search this
Container:
Box 32, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1920s-1950s
Scope and Contents note:
(includes photo of Parsons)
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Ferargil Galleries 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.
Collection Citation:
Ferargil Galleries records, 1900-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ferargil Galleries records
Ferargil Galleries records / Series 6: Scrapbooks / Photographs from scrapbooks for
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-feragall-ref262

Parsons, Lloyd

Collection Creator:
Ferargil Galleries  Search this
Container:
Box 35, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1940s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Ferargil Galleries 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.
Collection Citation:
Ferargil Galleries records, 1900-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ferargil Galleries records
Ferargil Galleries records / Series 9: Photographs / Photographs of Artists
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-feragall-ref368

P: Parsons, Lloyd

Collection Creator:
Ferargil Galleries  Search this
Extent:
(2 folders)
Container:
Box 37, Folder 21-22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1920s-1950s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Ferargil Galleries 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.
Collection Citation:
Ferargil Galleries records, 1900-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Ferargil Galleries records
Ferargil Galleries records / Series 9: Photographs / Photographs of Artwork, By Artist
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-feragall-ref436

Marco [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Parsons, Lloyd Holman  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0039986
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_39987

Brevoort Cafe [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Parsons, Lloyd Holman  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1935*
Image number:
JUL J0039987
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_39988

Near Pawling [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Parsons, Lloyd Holman  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0039988
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_39989

Pines [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Parsons, Lloyd Holman  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0039989
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_39990

Ducks and Decoys [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Parsons, Lloyd Holman  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0039990
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_39991

Walker, Daughter of Mrs. Joseph [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Parsons, Lloyd Holman  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1948
Image number:
JUL J0039991
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_39992

Havens, Mrs. [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Parsons, Lloyd Holman  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0039992
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_39993

Barbara [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Parsons, Lloyd Holman  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1948
Image number:
JUL J0039993
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_39994

Bettle, Mrs. [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Parsons, Lloyd Holman  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0039994
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_39995

Hoffenreefer, Mrs. [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Parsons, Lloyd Holman  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0039995
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_39996

Brownell, Herbert [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Parsons, Lloyd Holman  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0039996
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_39997

Decoys [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Parsons, Lloyd Holman  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1945
Image number:
JUL J0039997
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_39998

Anne [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Parsons, Lloyd Holman  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1948
Image number:
JUL J0039998
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_39999

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