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Walter Shirlaw watercolor of two turkeys

Creator:
Shirlaw, Walter, 1838-1909  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
ca. 1903-1919
Topic:
Animals  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10330
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Dorothea A. Dreier papers, 1881-1941, bulk 1887-1923
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10330

Sketchbook

Creator:
Shirlaw, Walter, 1838-1909  Search this
Subject:
Shirlaw, Walter  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
ca. 1859
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6083
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Dorothea A. Dreier papers, 1881-1941, bulk 1887-1923
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6083

Stuart P. Feld artist files

Creator:
Feld, Stuart P.  Search this
Names:
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Boggs, William Brenton, 1809-1975  Search this
Farrer, Henry, 1843-1903  Search this
Gignoux, Régis François, 1816-1882  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906  Search this
Kollner, Augustus, b. 1813  Search this
Long, Robert Carey, 1810-1849  Search this
Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933  Search this
Shirlaw, Walter, 1838-1909  Search this
Siroudy, A.  Search this
Sloan, Marianna, 1875-1954  Search this
Spencer, Lilly Martin, 1822-1902  Search this
Whitefield, Edwin, 1816-1892  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1835-1954
Scope and Contents:
Twelve artist files (1835-1954) containing materials by William Boggs, Henry Farrer, Regis Gignoux, Augustus Kollner, Robert Carey Long, George Luks, Walter Shirlaw, Marianna Sloan, Lilly Martin Spencer, Edwin Whitefield, Daniel Huntington, and Oscar Bluemner. Most files contain drawings or watercolors. The Boggs file also contains notes about pigments; the Sloan file also contains a letter (1952) thanking Mr. Stone for flowers and 2 copies of Sloan's obituary; the Spencer file also contains a diploma awarded by the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association to Spencer for a painting, "Power of Fashion," contributed to the exhibition of 1853, and a lithograph, "The Young Students," by A. Siroudy, 1858, after a painting by Spencer; and the Bluemner file contains primarily handwritten notes with only a few small sketches. Two photographs show Robert Henri's father, Robert Cozad, and his family, and Lyndhurst, Irvington-on-Hudson, New York.
Provenance:
Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Stuart P. Feld, 1975, 1981 and 1984.
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.
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
AAA.feldstua
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-feldstua

The Gate Slide, (painting)

Painter:
Shirlaw, Walter 1838-1909  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper mounted on paperboard
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 6th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1972.127
Topic:
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Architecture exterior--Detail--Fence  Search this
Architecture exterior--Detail--Gate  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08585679
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_476102

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston records

Creator:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Names:
Dougal, William H., 1822-1895  Search this
Falconer, John Mackie, 1820-1903  Search this
Farrer, Henry, 1843-1903  Search this
Koehler, S. R. (Sylvester Rosa), 1837-1900  Search this
Loring, Charles Greely, 1828-1902  Search this
Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926  Search this
Rowlands, Walter, b. 1855  Search this
Sewall, Henry F., 1816-1896  Search this
Shirlaw, Walter, 1838-1909  Search this
Smillie, James David, 1833-1909  Search this
Stuart, Frederick T., 1837-1913  Search this
Walker, Charles Alvah, 1848-1920  Search this
Extent:
79 microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1870-1973
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, minutes, accession records, building records, and records of the Department of Prints and Drawings.
REELS 536-565: Archives of the Museum, 1875-1954, including: correspondence of the President, Gardiner M. Lane, 1910-1914 (8 letterpress books and 1,256 items); correspondence of the Director, Charles Greely Loring, 1876-1901 (6 vols. and 11,355 items); correspondence of the Assistant Director, Benjamin Ives Gilman, 1894-1902 (6 vols. and 272 items); minutes of the Board of Trustees, 1870-1954 (17 vols.); minutes of the Committee on the Museum, 1875-1954 (25 vols.); minutes of the Executive Committee, 1876-1946 (5 vols.); and Visiting Committee records, 1906-1949 (1 loose leaf binder).
REELS 584-587: Records of the Department of Prints and Drawings, including 2 vols. of correspondence, 1904-1915, 14 accession books, 1872-1946, and 14 record books. Record books include the following: The Sylvester Rosa Koehler Collection, 1893 (3 vols.); the Harvey D. Parker-Henry F. Sewell Collection, 1897-1900 (4 vols.); Objects Entering the Department of Prints and Drawings, 1935-1947; Prices of Prints, 1877-1885; Engravings and Photographs Purchased in Europe, 1886-1887; Visitors to the Gray Collection, 1872-1889; Vistors Register, 1890-1915; and a register of books.
REEL 588 (SEALED): Accession records, 1967-1973.
REELS 589-590: Accession records, 1870-1951.
REELS 2436-2496: Directors' correspondence, 1901-1954.
REELS 2493-2497: Building records, including: records of the Copley Square Building with correspondence, 1870-1901, reports, minutes of the Executive Committee, financial records, and a prospectus and subscription list for the William Morris Hunt Memorial Exhibition, 1879; records of the Huntington Avenue Building, with reports, correspondence and financial records related to its personnel, departments, collections, and competitions; and clippings.
REEL 2715: Papers of the print department, ca. 1841-1901, including: letters from Sylvester R. Koehler, curator of the print department, to Charles G. Loring, director of the museum; letters to Koehler concerning printmaking techniques from W. H. Dougal, John M. Falconer, Henry Farrar, Thomas Moran, Walter Rowlands, Walter Shirlaw, James David Smillie, Frederick T. Stuart and Charles A. Walker; a report by Koehler on the print department, January 10, 1888; correspondence regarding the acquisition of the Henry F. Sewall print collection; a handwritten catalog of the Sewall collection, ca. 1880, including printmaker, title, catalog number, collector's mark and value, 463 p.; notes by Koehler; and printed material.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1973-1983 by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
REEL 588: SEALED; no access.
Occupation:
Museum curators -- Massachusetts  Search this
Museum directors -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Identifier:
AAA.musefabr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-musefabr

Dorothea A. Dreier papers

Creator:
Dreier, Dorothea A., 1870-1923  Search this
Names:
Cooperative Mural Workshop  Search this
Women's Trade Union League of America  Search this
Bartlett, Agnes Willard  Search this
Bartlett, Mary F.  Search this
Bartlett, Maud W.  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1938  Search this
Dreier, Ethyl Eyre Valentine  Search this
Dreier, Katherine Sophie, 1877-1952  Search this
Dreier, Mary E. (Mary Elisabeth), 1875-1963  Search this
Forbes, Rebecca  Search this
Gogh, Elisabeth du Quesne van, 1859-1936  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Mahan, Ellen Kuhn  Search this
Robins, Margaret Dreier  Search this
Robins, Raymond, 1873-1954  Search this
Schetter, Charlotte  Search this
Shirlaw, Walter, 1838-1909  Search this
Extent:
2.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pamphlets
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Broadsides
Date:
1881-1941
bulk 1887-1923
Summary:
The papers of artist and art patron Dorothea A. Dreier measure 2.6 linear feet and date from 1881-1941, with the bulk of the material dating from 1887-1923. The papers document the life and work of Dorothea Dreier and also contain the papers of and about members of her immediate family, particularly her sisters, Mary and Katherine Dreier, and Margaret Dreier Robins. Found are correspondence, printed materials, legal and financial records, photographs, and one sketchbook by Dreier.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of the painter Dorothea A. Dreier measure 2.6 linear feet and date from 1881 to 1941, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1887-1923. These papers document not only her life and work as an artist, but also the activities of her distinguished family in the realms of social reform, women's suffrage, and politics, through correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, broadsides, exhibition catalogs, publications, photographs, ephemera, a sketchbook, and legal and financial records.

Biographical materials include official documents, childhood writings, notes, ephemera, membership cards, invitations, programs, notes, lists, and legal and financial records.

Measuring 1.2 linear feet, correspondence is the largest and most extensive series and consists of letters from family and close friends as well as business correspondence. Although the letters in this series span from 1881-1925, a large number stem from Dorothea's 1913-1916 stay at Saranac Lake for treatment of her tuberculosis.

Family correspondents consist of members of Dorothea's immediate family as well as more distant relations, including those who resided in her parent's native Germany. Letters from her sisters Mary E. Dreier, and Margaret (Gretchen) Dreier Robins, her sister-in-law Ethyl Eyre Valentine Dreier and brother-in-law Raymond Robins provide some insight into the varied social reform and political movements, such as women's suffrage and the Bull Moose Party, with which they were allied. Additionally both Mary and Margaret were active in the Women's Trade Union League, Margaret having served as the League's president from 1907-1922. Therefore their correspondence is a rich resource for scholars interested in women's history and the history of the Progressive Era in the United States.

Due to their shared interest in the arts, her sister Katherine S. Dreier's letters provide information about her own work as an artist, particularly when she was studying abroad, exhibitions in which she participated or visited, and the Cooperative Mural Workshop, a combination art school and workshop that she ran from 1914-1917 with Walt Kuhn, with substantial financial help from Dorothea.

Additionally through her Brooklyn neighborhood, art classes, and support of numerous social causes, Dorothea had a large circle of friends. Frequent correspondents include the Bartlett sisters, Agnes, Mary, and Maud, Rebecca Forbes, Ellen Kuhn Mahan, and Charlotte Schetter. Notable art world correspondents include Vincent van Gogh's sister Elisabeth du Quesne van Gogh, the American Tonalist landscape painter Charles Harold Davis and Dreier's painting instructor and close friend, the painter Walter Shirlaw.

Printed materials reflect the varied interests and activities of Dorothea Dreier and select members of her immediate family through exhibition announcements, catalogs, including a numbered copy of the The Dorothea A. Dreier Exhibition from the memorial exhibition of her work at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in 1925, newspaper clippings relating to her career, the activities of other members of the Dreier family, art and politics; as well as pamphlets, broadsides, brochures and blank postcards.

Photographs include both studio portraits and informal snapshots of Dorothea and Katherine Dreier; group photographs including Dorothea; travel photographs, many of which appear to have been taken in the Netherlands; and photographs of Teddy Roosevelt giving a speech at a railway station. Artworks include a sketchbook by Dreier, five sketchbooks by friend and teacher, Walter Shirlaw, and an unidentified artist, a pencil drawing by Shirlaw, an engraving by Huquier and an etching by Ernest D. Roth.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 5 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1884-1923 (Box 1; 0.75 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1881-1925 (Boxes 1-2; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1883-1916 (Boxes 2-3; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Photographs, circa 1900-1923 (Box 3; 7 folders)

Series 5: Artwork, circa 1885-1941 (Boxes 3-4; 9 folders)
Biographical Note:
Dorothea A. Dreier was born on December 8, 1870, in Brooklyn, New York to German immigrant parents. The second of five children in a close knit, socially progressive family, her siblings include the social reformers and suffragettes Mary E. Dreier and Margaret Dreier Robins. However she was closest to her youngest sister, Katherine S. Dreier, fellow artist, patron of modern art and cofounder of the Société Anonyme, an organization dedicated to the promotion of modern art in the United States. Her sole brother, H. Edward Dreier, followed his father into business and managed the family investments.

Of all the Dreier sisters, Dorothea is the least well-known and there is scant information about her artistic career. It appears that she began her formal art training with John Twachtman and William Merritt Chase, although accounts disagree as to whether it took place at the Art Students League or the National Academy of Design. In 1904 Dorothea and her sister Katherine began studying with the painter Walter Shirlaw, with whom they developed a close friendship. Both sisters also traveled abroad frequently as the family maintained close ties with their German relatives and they combined these visits with trips to museums and galleries throughout Europe where they studied the works of the Old Masters as well as more contemporary artists. As evidenced by her series of oil paintings of Dutch weavers of 1908, Dorothea was greatly influenced by Van Gogh's early paintings of rural Dutch peasant life and she spent long periods abroad living and painting in Laren, The Netherlands. Her later paintings depicted landscapes, both in The Netherlands and the Adirondacks, as well as a series of New York street scenes.

Unfortunately, during a 1913 sojourn in Laren, Dorothea contracted tuberculosis. She remained at Saranac Lake, a renowned treatment center in the Adirondacks from late December 1913 to sometime in 1916. During her convalescence, Dorothea remained actively involved in the arts as she continued to paint and draw and supported her sister Katherine's work at the Cooperative Mural Workshop, a short-lived combination art school and workshop that focused on the decorative arts.

In 1920, Dorothea supported Katherine's decision to champion modern art and made generous financial contributions toward the establishment of the Société Anonyme, where Dorothea's first solo exhibition took place in 1921. This was her only solo exhibition prior to her untimely death in 1923. In the spring of 1925, Christian Brinton of the Brooklyn Museum of Art organized a memorial exhibition for which Katherine Dreier privately published a limited edition catalogue.
Related Material:
The papers of Katherine S. Dreier related to the Société Anonyme Archives are located at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.

The Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute of Harvard University holds the papers of Mary E. Dreier
Provenance:
The bulk of the collection was donated to the Archives of American Art in 1959 by Mrs. Peter Voorhees, Dorothea A. Dreier's neice. Additional materials were donated in 2007 by Theodore and Barbara Dreier, Dreier's great-nephew and great-neice.
Restrictions:
The bulk of this collection has been digitized and is available online via the Archives of American Art's website.
Rights:
The Dorothea A. Dreier 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.
Topic:
Women -- Suffrage  Search this
Suffragists  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Pamphlets
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Broadsides
Citation:
Dorothea A. Dreier papers, 1881-1941, bulk 1887-1923. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.dreidoro
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Dorothea A. Dreier papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dreidoro
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Walter Shirlaw, New York, N.Y. letter to Charles Henry Hart, New York, N.Y.

Creator:
Shirlaw, Walter, 1838-1909  Search this
Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
between 1877 and 1918
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6999
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Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1918
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6999
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Landscape Sketch, (painting)

Painter:
Shirlaw, Walter 1838-1909  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and pencil on paper mounted on paperboard
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1930.12.46
Topic:
Landscape--Tree  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08585505
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_475243

Figure Study for Decorative Panel, (painting)

Painter:
Shirlaw, Walter 1838-1909  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and pencil on paper mounted on paperboard
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1930.12.47
Topic:
Landscape--Tree  Search this
Figure female--Nude  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08585506
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_475244

Easter Greetings, (painting)

Painter:
Shirlaw, Walter 1838-1909  Search this
Medium:
Pastel
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1913.11.4
Date:
Ca. 1895
Topic:
Ceremony--Holiday--Easter  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08585476
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_475213

A memorial collection of works by Walter Shirlaw, N. A. The Art institute of Chicago, January 3 to 22, 1911

Author:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Subject:
Shirlaw, Walter 1838-1909  Search this
Physical description:
[19] p. front., illus. (incl. port.) 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1911
1911]
Topic:
Art  Search this
Call number:
ND237.S5 C5X
N40.1.S5775A7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_124864

Shirlaw, Walter, 1838-1909

Collection Creator:
Library of Congress  Search this
Extent:
9 Items
Container:
Box 47
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Researchers may use prints on file in the Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Advance appointments are required.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions may apply.
Collection Citation:
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection, Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
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Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection of photomechanical prints of American art works
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection of photomechanical prints of American art works / Series 1: Photomechanical prints
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-saam-photo-loc-ref1351

Good Morning [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Shirlaw, Walter 1838-1909  Search this
Photographic firm:
Detroit Publishing Co.  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1910
Topic:
Figure group--Female & Child  Search this
Animal--Bird--Duck  Search this
Architecture exterior--Farm--Barn  Search this
Occupation--Farm--Animal Husbandry  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001910
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_141484

In Church [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Shirlaw, Walter 1838-1909  Search this
Photographic firm:
Curtis & Cameron  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1899
Topic:
Figure female--Knee length  Search this
Recreation--Church  Search this
Object--Written Matter--Bible  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001911
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_141486

Mother and Child [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Shirlaw, Walter 1838-1909  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1898
Topic:
Figure group--Family--Mother & Child  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001912
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_141489

Preempted (Toad Stool) [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Shirlaw, Walter 1838-1909  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1898
Topic:
Figure female  Search this
Landscape--Garden  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001913
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_141691

Contemplative Woman [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Shirlaw, Walter 1838-1909  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1898
Topic:
Figure female  Search this
State of Being--Mood--Meditation  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001914
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_141692

Spirit of the Woods [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Shirlaw, Walter 1838-1909  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Topic:
Figure female--Nude  Search this
Landscape--Forest  Search this
Allegory--Other--Nature  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001915
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_141694

St. Jerome [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Shirlaw, Walter 1838-1909  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1898
Topic:
Religion--Saint--St. Jerome  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001916
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_141695

Sunflower [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Shirlaw, Walter 1838-1909  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1898
Topic:
Figure--Child  Search this
Object--Flower--Sunflower  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001917
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_141696

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