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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
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bed34e06-6d84-4d8b-ae87-c4a67459ffcb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hanbuna
Online Media:

Estate of Una Hanbury

Collection Creator:
Hanbury, Una, 1904-1990  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet (Boxes 4-5)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990-1994
Scope and Contents note:
Estate records document the dispersal--mainly through sale--of sculpture that remained unsold at the time of the artist's death. Saunders Sculpture International and its subsidiary, Perry House Galleries, represented the Estate of Una Hanbury.
Arrangement note:
The series is arranged alphabetically by folder title, and material within each folder is arranged chronologically.
Collection 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.
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:
Una Hanbury papers, 1910-1994, bulk 1966-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hanbuna, Series 5
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Una Hanbury papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ea041dce-f3c8-4365-b70d-95b5bfeea818
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-hanbuna-ref349

Saunders Sculpture International (SSI) Contract

Collection Creator:
Hanbury, Una, 1904-1990  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990
Collection 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.
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:
Una Hanbury papers, 1910-1994, bulk 1966-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Una Hanbury papers
Una Hanbury papers / Series 5: Estate of Una Hanbury
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93c7db8db-baa4-47bc-88ca-f1cd7df18a76
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-hanbuna-ref375

Una Hanbury papers, 1910-1994

Creator:
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
Citation:
Una Hanbury papers, 1910-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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
Online Media:

Richard Joseph Neutra

Artist:
Una Hanbury, 1904 - 9 Feb 1990  Search this
Sitter:
Richard Joseph Neutra, 8 Apr 1892 - 15 Apr 1970  Search this
Medium:
Bronze with marble support
Dimensions:
With Base: 49.5 x 26.7 x 26.7cm (19 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 10 1/2")
Base: 16.2 x 16.2cm (6 3/8 x 6 3/8")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1970
Topic:
Richard Joseph Neutra: Male  Search this
Richard Joseph Neutra: Literature\Writer  Search this
Richard Joseph Neutra: Visual Arts\Architect  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.91.44
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm45cfed3d4-d2d6-4b6d-81d0-9c5fabf0f5d7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.91.44

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