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Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain) [Folder]

Additional name:
London. Royal Academy of Arts  Search this
R.A. (Royal Academy)  Search this
RA  Search this
Royal Academy of Arts in London  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
London (England)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_106287

Benjamin West letter to Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey

Creator:
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820  Search this
Chantrey, Francis Legatt, Sir, 1782-1841-  Search this
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820  Search this
Subject:
Canova, Antonio  Search this
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1817 April 7
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13779
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Benjamin West letter to Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey, 1817 Apr 7
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13779
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Una Hanbury papers, 1910-1994

Creator:
Hanbury, Una, 1904-1990  Search this
Hanbury, Una, 1904-1990  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, Sidney Dillon  Search this
Segovia, Andrés  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Gilpin, Laura  Search this
Carson, Rachel  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster)  Search this
Oppenheimer, J. Robert  Search this
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)  Search this
Saunders Sculpture International  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Portrait sculpture, American  Search this
Animal sculpture  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6295
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)221286
AAA_collcode_hanbuna
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_221286
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James McNeill Whistler collection, 1863-1906

Creator:
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Subject:
Anderson, Christine  Search this
Boehm, Joseph Edgar, Sir  Search this
Beck, J. W.  Search this
Burnett, Frances Hodgson  Search this
Bronson, Katharine de Kay  Search this
Burnett, Swan M. (Swan Moses)  Search this
Lee, George Washington Custis  Search this
Ford, Sheridan  Search this
Leighton of Stretton, Frederic Leighton, Baron  Search this
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward)  Search this
Lucas, George A.  Search this
Pollitt, Herbert Charles Jerome  Search this
Wilde, Oscar  Search this
Company of the Butterfly  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)  Search this
Salon (Exhibition : Paris, France)  Search this
Salon des refusés  Search this
Type:
Postcards
Pamphlets
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Etchers  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9349
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211545
AAA_collcode_whisjame2
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211545
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Trafalgar Galleries at the Royal Academy III

Author:
Trafalgar Galleries  Search this
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)  Search this
Physical description:
106 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Europe
Date:
1983
C1983
Topic:
Painting, European  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Call number:
ND150 .T76 1983
ND150.T76 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_259232

Odilon Redon : prince of dreams, 1840-1916 / Douglas W. Druick ... [et al.]

Author:
Redon, Odilon 1840-1916  Search this
Druick, Douglas W  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh  Search this
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)  Search this
Subject:
Redon, Odilon 1840-1916  Search this
Physical description:
464 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1994
Call number:
N40.1.R31 D79 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_470781

Benjamin West letter to Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey, 1817 Apr 7

Creator:
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820  Search this
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820  Search this
Subject:
Chantrey, Francis Legatt, Sir  Search this
Canova, Antonio  Search this
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21769
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)287547
AAA_collcode_westbenj1
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_287547

The great age of British watercolours, 1750-1880 / Andrew Wilton, Anne Lyles

Author:
Wilton, Andrew  Search this
Lyles, Anne  Search this
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
339 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1992
C1993
18th century
19th century
Topic:
Watercolor painting, English  Search this
Watercolor painting  Search this
Call number:
ND1928 .W75 1993
ND1928.W75 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_440410

Wild thing : Epstein, Gaudier-Brzeska, Gill / Richard Cork

Author:
Cork, Richard  Search this
Epstein, Jacob 1880-1959  Search this
Gill, Eric 1882-1940  Search this
Gaudier-Brzeska, Henri 1891-1915  Search this
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)  Search this
Subject:
Epstein, Jacob 1880-1959  Search this
Gill, Eric 1882-1940  Search this
Gaudier-Brzeska, Henri 1891-1915  Search this
Physical description:
191 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2009
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, British  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_947514

The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts MDCCCCIII : the one hundred and thirty-fifth

Author:
Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts (135th : 1903 : London, England)  Search this
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)  Search this
Physical description:
160 p. : 1 plan ; 14 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Great Britain
London
Date:
1903
1903]
Topic:
Art  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Call number:
N5054 .E96 1903
N5054.E96 1903
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_386167
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200 years of Spode: [catalogue of an exhibition] 8 August - 4 October 1970

Author:
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)  Search this
Subject:
W.T. Copeland & Sons  Search this
Physical description:
91 p. illus. (incl. some col.), facsim., ports. 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1970
Topic:
Staffordshire pottery  Search this
Call number:
NK4087.S6 L84
NK4087.S6L84
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_6040

The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts MDCCCC : the one hundred and thirty-second

Author:
Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts (132th : 1900 : London, England)  Search this
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)  Search this
Physical description:
160 p. : 1 plan ; 14 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Great Britain
London
Date:
1900
1900]
Topic:
Art  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Call number:
N5054 .E96 1900
N5054.E96 1900
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_386166
Online Media:

The Palladian revival : Lord Burlington, his villa and garden at Chiswick / John Harris

Author:
Harris, John 1931-  Search this
Centre canadien d'architecture  Search this
Carnegie Museum of Art  Search this
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)  Search this
Subject:
Burlington, Richard Boyle Earl of 1694-1753 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Palladio, Andrea 1508-1580 Influence  Search this
Chiswick House (Hounslow, London, England)  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 280 p. : ill. (some col.), map, plans ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
England
London
Chiswick (London, England)
Chiswick House Garden (Hounslow, London, England)
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Classicism in architecture  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_473441

Kings & queens, A.D. 653-1953. [Exhibition of royal portraits]

Author:
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)  Search this
Physical description:
95 p. (chiefly ports.) 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Portraits
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1953
[1953]
Topic:
Portraits, British  Search this
Kings and rulers  Search this
Call number:
N7598 .L6X
N7598.L6X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_79305

Hittite art & the antiquities of Anatolia

Author:
Arts Council of Great Britain  Search this
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)  Search this
Physical description:
138 p. illus., map. 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Turkey
Phrygia
Date:
1964
1964]
Topic:
Art  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
709.56 .A8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_859194

Masters of seventeenth-century Dutch genre painting : Philadelphia Museum of Art, March 18 to May 13, 1984, Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin (West), June 8 to August 12, 1984, Royal Academy of Arts, London, September 7 to November 18, 1984 / [edited by Jane Iandola Watkins]

Author:
Watkins, Jane Iandola  Search this
Sutton, Peter C  Search this
Brown, Christopher 1948-  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Gemäldegalerie (Berlin, Germany : West)  Search this
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)  Search this
Physical description:
lxxxviii, 397 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Netherlands
Date:
1984
17th century
Topic:
Genre painting, Dutch  Search this
Genre painting  Search this
Call number:
ND1452.N43M37 1984X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_207244

Félix Vallotton / Royal Academy of Arts

Author:
Vallotton, Félix 1865-1925 Works Selections  Search this
Writer of introduction:
Amory, Dita 1954-  Search this
Dumas, Ann  Search this
Host institution:
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Vallotton, Félix 1865-1925  Search this
Vallotton, Félix 1865-1925  Search this
Vallotton, Félix 1865-1925  Search this
Physical description:
182 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2019
Topic:
ART / General  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1117456

James McNeill Whistler collection

Creator:
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Names:
Company of the Butterfly  Search this
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)  Search this
Salon (Exhibition : Paris, France)  Search this
Salon des refusés  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Anderson, Christine  Search this
Beck, J. W.  Search this
Boehm, Joseph Edgar, Sir, 1834-1890  Search this
Bronson, Katharine de Kay, 1834-1901  Search this
Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924  Search this
Burnett, Swan M. (Swan Moses), 1847-1906  Search this
Ford, Sheridan, d. 1922  Search this
Lee, George Washington Custis, 1832-1913  Search this
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870  Search this
Leighton of Stretton, Frederic Leighton, Baron, 1830-1896  Search this
Lucas, George A., 1824-1909  Search this
Pollitt, Herbert Charles Jerome, 1871-1942  Search this
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Postcards
Pamphlets
Date:
1863-1906, circa 1940
Summary:
The collection measures 0.2 linear feet and provides scattered documentation of the career of American-born British-based painter and etcher James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) through 39 items from Whistler to various recipients, including 25 letters, 9 telegraphs, 3 invitations, one thank you card and a postcard. The collection also contains 4 letters from others, 7 catalogs of Whistler exhibitions, a note from the back of Whistler's painting The Beach at Selsey Bill, and a 1906 copy of Wilde v. Whistler: being an acromonious correspondence on art between Oscar Wilde and James A. McNeill Whistler, a pamphlet containing letters originally published in London newspapers between 1885 and 1890.
Scope and Content Note:
The collection measures 0.2 linear feet and provides scattered documentation of the career of American-born British-based painter and etcher James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) through 39 items from Whistler to various recipients, including 25 letters, 9 telegraphs, 3 invitations, one thank you card and a postcard. The collection also contains 4 letters from others, 7 catalogs of Whistler exhibitions, a note from the back of Whistler's painting The Beach at Selsey Bill, and a 1906 copy of Wilde v. Whistler: being an acromonious correspondence on art between Oscar Wilde and James A. McNeill Whistler, a pamphlet containing letters originally published in London newspapers between 1885 and 1890.

The Whistler letters found here touch on some important events in Whistler's career. One letter to George Lucas, an American art dealer in Paris, discusses his plans to send Symphony in White, No. 1: The White Girl to the Paris Salon of 1863. Rejected by the Royal Academy of Arts in London in 1862, the painting was also refused by the Paris Salon but shown ultimately in the landmark exhibition at the Salon des Refusés.

Also found are a circa 1879 letter to the eldest son of Robert E. Lee, General George Washington Custis Lee, with whom Whistler had been a cadet at West Point, recommending sculptor Joseph Boehm for an equestrian statue for memorializing Lee and expressing Whistler's veneration for the Confederate general; a circa 1880 letter from Whistler, written during his 14 months in Venice, to Katharine de Kay Bronson, who presided over the expatriate community there; 2 circa 1892-1893 letters documenting Whistler's determination to pursue Sheridan Ford through the courts in response to Ford's publication of a contraband version of Whistler's book The Gentle Art of Making Enemies; and a circa 1897 letter to J. W. Beck, sent in response to Beck's request on behalf of the Royal Academy that he exhibit with the British contingent at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. In the letter Whistler insults Sir Frederic Leighton, the Royal Academy's president, retaliating against previous slights including having his paintings hung well above eye-level, or "skied".

Although few, if any, records survive about the creation of The Company of the Butterfly, a syndicate established in 1897 for selling Whistler's work, the collection contains one letter from Christine Anderson, the secretary of the Company, to one of it's first clients, Herbert Charles Pollitt.

The collection also contains an 1883 invitation from Whistler to Dr. Swan Burnett and his wife, children's author Frances Hodgson Burnett, to view etchings and drypoints and a note written by Whistler and signed with the butterfly, taken from the back of the painting Beach at Selsey Bill (1865).

Seven catalogs dating from 1892-1910 and circa 1940 document Whistler exhibitions in London and the United States.

Seven of the Whistler items are signed with his butterfly signature and all letters sent after his wife's death in May 1896 are on mourning stationary.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 1 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: James McNeill Whistler Collection, 1863-1906, circa 1940 (Box 1; 0.2 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
London-based painter and etcher, James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) was born in Lowell, Massachusetts and lived in St. Petersburg and London as a child before returning to the United States on the death of his father in 1849. After a failed attempt at a military career at West Point from 1851-1853, he worked as a draftsman for the Coast Survey from 1854-1855 where he received technical instruction in etching. Whistler then left for Paris and remained an expatriot for the rest of his life, living alternately in Paris and London. He studied briefly in Paris at the Ecole Impériale, but was influenced more heavily by his own studies of the great masters and his contemporaries, including Henri Fantin-Latour, Charles Baudelaire, Gustave Courbet, and Edouard Manet.

Whistler's reputation as an etcher was firmly established with the 1858 publication of his group of "French Set" etchings. Shortly thereafter he settled in London and began work on his first major painting At the Piano (1859). His paintings, such as Symphony in White No. 1 The White Girl, (1862; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.) and later portraits such as Arrangement in Black and Grey No. 1: The Artist's Mother (1871; Musée d'Orsay, Paris), won him international acclaim. His style was not easily defined although he was influenced by Realism and Impressionism and by Japanese art styles, which can be seen in his "Nocturne" landscapes, exhibited in 1877 at the Grovesnor Gallery in London, and influenced the development of his "butterfly signature" in the 1860s.

When art critic John Ruskin wrote a scathing review of the "Nocturnes" exhibition, Whistler sued for libel and won, although the resulting legal fees drove him into bankruptcy. He spent 14 months in Venice on a commission for the Fine Art Society and produced a succession of etchings and pastels that were subsequently exhibited in 1883 and helped to stabilize his financial situation.

In 1885 Whistler, famous for his witty and flamboyant personality, published his Ten O'Clock Lecture which espoused his belief in "art for arts sake," and asserted his refusal to ascribe narratives or morality to his art. Whistler's "Ten O'Clock" drew a response from Oscar Wilde and a public discourse between the two men followed in the London newspapers. It was later published in the pamphlet Wilde v. Whistler: being an acrimonious correspondence on art between Oscar Wilde and James A. McNeill Whistler.

In 1890 Whistler published The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, a collection of his best letters and witticisms. The book had originally been the idea of American journalist Sheridan Ford, to whom Whistler had advanced money which he then withdrew with the intent of completing the project alone. When Ford retaliated with a contraband edition of the book, Whistler pursued him through the courts and Ford was tried in Belgium in 1891.

Toward the end of his life Whistler focused increasingly on etching, drypoint and lithography, in addition to interior decoration such as the Peacock Room for Frederick Leyland's London residence begun in 1876. A happy marriage to Beatrix Godwin in 1888 ended in her death in May 1896. By the time of his death in London in 1903, Whistler was regarded as major artist of international renown.
Related Material:
The Archives holds several collections relating to James McNeill Whistler including the Katherine Prince collection relating to James McNeill Whistler, 1835- 1892; Edward Guthrie Kennedy papers concerning James McNeill Whistler in the New York Public Library, 1850-1902 and Selected papers concerning James McNeill Whistler in the New York Public Library, 1830-1950 (available on microfilm only, reel N25; originals reside at the New York Public Library); and James McNeill Whistler collection in the University of Glasgow, Special Collections, circa 1830-1963 (available on microfilm only, reels 4600-4611 and 4683-4699; originals reside in the Glasgow University Library, Dept. of Special Collections).
Provenance:
The collection was compiled from a series of accessions donated between 1959 and 2003. Most of the items in the collection were given to the Archives of American Art by Charles Feinberg in 1959. The pamphlet Wilde v. Whistler was donated by Mrs. Lois Field in 1964 and an invitation to Dr. and Mrs. Burnett was donated by Martha Fleischman in 2003.
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:
Art dealers -- France -- Paris  Search this
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Etchers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Pamphlets
Citation:
James McNeill Whistler collection, 1863-1906, circa 1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.whisjame2
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw928311e59-846a-4af4-9d7d-74c442d7440c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-whisjame2
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Benjamin West letter to Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey

Creator:
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820  Search this
Names:
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)  Search this
Canova, Antonio, 1757-1822  Search this
Chantrey, Francis Legatt, Sir, 1782-1841  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1817 Apr 7
Scope and Contents:
One page handwritten letter dated April 7, 1817 from Benjamin West to sculptor Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey (West gives his name as "Mr. Chantery"). West requests figures by Antonio Canova (1757-1822) for a Royal Academy exhibition. He also refers to works by Chantrey entered into the exhibition.
Biographical / Historical:
Benjamin West (1738-1820) was a portrait and history painter, London, England. Born in Pennsylvania. In 1763, he moved to London and opened his own studio. In 1772 he was appointed the court historical painter to King George III. Served as president of the Royal Academy, 1792-1815.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Sculptors  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.westbenj1
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b3bd5955-84bb-4f05-a73a-bcfaedcfbe64
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-westbenj1

Una Hanbury papers

Creator:
Hanbury, Una, 1904-1990  Search this
Names:
Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)  Search this
Saunders Sculpture International  Search this
Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-  Search this
Gilpin, Laura  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia , 1887-1986  Search this
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967  Search this
Ripley, Sidney Dillon, 1913-2001  Search this
Segovia, Andrés, 1893-  Search this
Extent:
5.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1910-1994
Summary:
The papers of Una Hanbury measure 5.3 linear feet and date from 1910 to 1994, with the bulk of the material from 1966 to 1990. The collection documents the sculptor's career and the dispersal of her estate through business records, project files, subject files, printed material, and photographs. There is also a small amount of material relating to her personal life including correspondence with friends and family and photographs from various stages of her life.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Una Hanbury measure 5.3 linear feet and date from 1910 to 1994, with the bulk of the material from 1966 to 1990. The collection documents the sculptor's career and the dispersal of her estate through business records, project files, subject files, printed material, and photographs. There is also a small amount of material relating to her personal life including correspondence with friends and family and photographs from various stages of her life.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into seven series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Personal Papers, 1926-1983 (Box 1; 4 folders)

Series 2: Business Records, 1965-1991 (Boxes 1-2; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Project Files, 1961-1992 (Boxes 2-3; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 4: Subject Files, circa 1924-1985 (Box 4, OV 7; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 5: Estate of Una Hanbury, 1990-1994 (Boxes 4-5; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1926-1990 (Box 5; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographs, 1910-1991 (Boxes 5-6, 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Una Hanbury (1904-1990) was a sculptor in Washington, D.C. and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Hanbury was born in Middlesex, England, in 1904; the incorrect birth date of 1909 that she submitted to Who's Who and other biographical reference sources is cited in numerous published articles. Hanbury [née Rawnsley] exhibited artistic talent as a young child and received instruction from animal artist Frank Calderon. After graduation from London's Polytechnic School of Art, she studied for three years at the Royal Academy. Jacob Epstein was her most influential teacher.

Soon after completing her formal education, Una Rawnsley became Una Hanbury and devoted herself full-time to being a wife and mother. During World War II she left England for Bermuda and brought her family to the United States once the war was over. Hanbury settled in Washington, D.C., where she resumed her sculpting career, completing many large scale commissions for public buildings such as the Medical Examiners Building, Baltimore, and St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Springfield, Virginia, among others. She developed a fine reputation as a portrait sculptor, and commissions included busts of Rachel Carson, Enrico Fermi, Buckminster Fuller, Laura Gilpin, Richard Neutra, Georgia O'Keeffe, Robert Oppenheimer, S. Dillon Ripley, and Andrés Segovia. In addition, animals--particularly horses--were a favorite subject since childhood; sculptures were commissioned by several zoos, and horse portraits often were commissioned by owners.

In 1970, Una Hanbury relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she continued working well into old age and became a significant force in the art life of that region.
Provenance:
The Una Hanbury papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by the artist's daughter, Jillian Poole, in 1999 and 2006.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. 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.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Sculptors -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Animal sculptors -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Animal sculptors -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Portrait sculpture, American  Search this
Animal sculpture  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Una Hanbury papers, 1910-1994, bulk 1966-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hanbuna
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Una Hanbury papers
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Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-hanbuna
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