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Letter from W. Charles Thompson to Robert C. Vose

Creator:
Thompson, W. Charles  Search this
Vose, Robert Churchill, 1873-1964  Search this
Thompson, W. Charles  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1929 Nov. 30
Topic:
Art market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14025
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Vose Galleries of Boston records, circa 1876, bulk 1920-1940
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14025
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Exhibition of paintings by Barbizon Masters

Creator:
Vose Galleries of Boston  Search this
Vose Galleries of Boston  Search this
Subject:
Corot, Jean-Baptiste-Camille  Search this
Daubigny, Charles Francois  Search this
Jacque, Charles Emile  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1917
Topic:
Art, French  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14026
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Vose Galleries of Boston records, circa 1876, bulk 1920-1940
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14026
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Vose Galleries of Boston records, circa 1876, bulk 1920-1940

Creator:
Vose Galleries of Boston  Search this
Vose Galleries of Boston  Search this
Subject:
Vose, Robert Churchill  Search this
Hassam, Childe  Search this
Hoffman, Malvina  Search this
Jonniaux, Alfred  Search this
Ladd, Anna Coleman (sculptor)  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Norton, William E.  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Vose, Robert C. (Robert Churchill)  Search this
Arthur U. Newton Galleries  Search this
Ehrich Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Howard Young Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Jill Newhouse (Gallery)  Search this
M. Knoedler & Co.  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Milch Galleries  Search this
Norton Gallery and School of Art  Search this
R.C. & N.M. Vose (Firm)  Search this
Robert C. Vose Galleries  Search this
Centennial Exhibition  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Manuscript
Topic:
Artists -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Picture frame industry -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Picture frames and framing  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Theme:
The Art Market  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9272
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211467
AAA_collcode_vosegall
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211467
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Robert Strong Woodward letters and papers, 1890-1985

Creator:
Woodward, Robert Strong, 1885-1957  Search this
Woodward, Robert Strong, 1885-1957  Search this
Subject:
Woodward, Robert Strong  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9535
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211734
AAA_collcode_woodrobe
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211734

Robert C. Vose interview, 1961 Mar

Creator:
Vose, Robert Churchill, 1873-1964  Search this
Ley, Ruth  Search this
Vose, Robert Churchill, 1873-1964  Search this
Subject:
Vose Galleries of Boston  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10259
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213400
AAA_collcode_voserobc
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213400

Polly Thayer (Starr) papers, 1846-2008, bulk 1921-2008

Creator:
Thayer, Polly, 1904-2006  Search this
Thayer, Polly, 1904-2006  Search this
Subject:
Sarton, May  Search this
Koval, Dorothy  Search this
Yarnall, Agnes  Search this
Abramson, Doris E.  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal  Search this
Hofer, Philip  Search this
Thayer, Ethel Randolph  Search this
Thayer, Ezra Ripley  Search this
Tudor, Tasha  Search this
Wheelwright, John  Search this
Starr, Donald C.  Search this
Friends General Conference  Search this
Trustees of Reservations  Search this
Vose Galleries of Boston  Search this
Copley Society  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Nucleus Club  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Sketchbooks
Transcripts
Interviews
Sketches
Video recordings
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Kanto Earthquake, Japan, 1923  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6141
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216362
AAA_collcode_thaypoll
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216362
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Robert C. Vose lecture, 1987 May 14

Interviewee:
Vose, Robert C. (Robert Churchill), 1911-1998  Search this
Vose, Robert C. (Robert Churchill), 1911-1998  Search this
Subject:
Karolik, Maxim  Search this
Vose Galleries of Boston  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Theme:
The Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11980
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212499
AAA_collcode_vose87
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212499
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Oral history interview with Robert C. Vose, 1986 June 27-July 23

Interviewee:
Vose, Robert C. (Robert Churchill), 1911-1998  Search this
Vose, Robert C. (Robert Churchill), 1911-1998  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Topic:
Art dealers -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9948
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212500
AAA_collcode_vose86
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212500

Oral history interview with S. Morton Vose, 1986 July 24-1987 April 28

Interviewee:
Vose, S. Morton (Seth Morton), 1909-2007  Search this
Vose, S. Morton (Seth Morton), 1909-2007  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Karolik, Maxim  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold  Search this
Paxton, Elizabeth Okie  Search this
Robinson, Thomas V.  Search this
Homer, Winslow  Search this
Hunt, William Morris  Search this
Sample, Paul  Search this
Whorf, John  Search this
Murphy, Hermann Dudley  Search this
Seyffert, Leopold  Search this
Vose Galleries of Boston  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12367
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216517
AAA_collcode_voses86
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216517
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Ellerton Jetté notebook on Walter Griffin, [ca. 1970-1973]

Creator:
Jetté, Ellerton Marcel, 1899-1986  Search this
Jetté, Ellerton Marcel, 1899-1986  Search this
Subject:
Griffin, Walter  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6881
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209009
AAA_collcode_jettelwg
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209009

Carrig-Rohane Shop records, 1903-1962

Creator:
Carrig-Rohane Shop  Search this
Carrig-Rohane Shop  Search this
Subject:
Vose, Robert Churchill  Search this
Murphy, Hermann Dudley  Search this
Thulin, Walfred  Search this
Vose Galleries of Boston  Search this
Thulin-Murphy (Firm : Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Carrig-Rohane Shop (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Picture frames and framing  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Picture frame industry -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7204
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209341
AAA_collcode_carrshop
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209341
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Hermann Dudley Murphy papers, circa 1878-1982

Creator:
Murphy, Hermann Dudley, 1867-1945  Search this
Murphy, Hermann Dudley, 1867-1945  Search this
Subject:
Abbott, Mary Ogden  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil  Search this
Barrie, Erwin S.  Search this
Ryder, Chauncey F.  Search this
Sizer, Theodore  Search this
Trowbridge, Alexander Buell  Search this
Tarbell, Edmund Charles  Search this
Vose Galleries of Boston  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Prints
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Place:
Mexico -- description and travel
Topic:
Picture frames and framing -- Massachusetts  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7311
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209464
AAA_collcode_murpherm
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209464
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Sanford B. D. Low papers, 1931-1975

Creator:
Low, Sanford B. D. (Sanford Ballard Dole), 1905-1964  Search this
Low, Sanford B. D. (Sanford Ballard Dole), 1905-1964  Search this
Subject:
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Vose, Robert Churchill  Search this
Vose, Robert C. (Robert Churchill)  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
New Britain Museum of American Art  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7916
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210084
AAA_collcode_lowsanbd
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210084

Frank Swift Chase papers, 1907-1965

Creator:
Chase, Frank Swift, 1886-1958  Search this
Chase, Frank Swift, 1886-1958  Search this
Topic:
Landscape painting, American -- New England  Search this
Landscape painting, American -- New York (State)  Search this
Commercial art -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8139
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210310
AAA_collcode_chasfran
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210310

Elliot Orr papers, 1910-1984

Creator:
Orr, Elliot, 1904-1997  Search this
Orr, Elliot, 1904-1997  Search this
Subject:
Sherman, Frederic Fairchild  Search this
Bridaham, Lester Burbank  Search this
Landgren, Marchal E.  Search this
Federal art project (Mass.)  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Vose Galleries of Boston  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Wildenstein Galleries  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9227
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211422
AAA_collcode_orrellip
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211422

Alfred Jonniaux papers, 1893-1969

Creator:
Jonniaux, Alfred, 1882-  Search this
Jonniaux, Alfred, 1882-  Search this
Subject:
Vose Galleries of Boston  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
American Art and Artists in a Global Context  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10031
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212853
AAA_collcode_jonnalfr
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212853

William Edward Norton glass plate negatives, circa 1880

Creator:
Norton, William Edward, 1843-1916  Search this
Norton, William Edward, 1843-1916  Search this
Theme:
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10233
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213315
AAA_collcode_nortwill
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213315

Robert C. Vose lecture

Interviewee:
Vose, Robert C. (Robert Churchill), 1911-1998  Search this
Names:
Vose Galleries of Boston  Search this
Karolik, Maxim  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (Sound recording)
13 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Date:
1987 May 14
Scope and Contents:
A lecture delivered 1987 May 14, by Robert C. Vose, at the Somerset Club, Boston, Massachusetts.
Vose recalls some of the major American paintings sold by the Vose Galleries. He speaks of the thirty to forty year cycles in popularity and prices of American paintings, and of leading collectors, particularly Maxim Karolik.
Biographical / Historical:
Robert C. Vose (1911-1998) was an art dealer from Boston, Massachusetts.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 50 min..
Provenance:
The lecture was given at the Somerset Club for members of the Archives of American Art. Vose agreed to its being recorded and included in the Archives' collection.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.vose87
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vose87

Oral history interview with S. Morton Vose

Interviewee:
Vose, S. Morton (Seth Morton), 1909-2007  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Vose Galleries of Boston  Search this
Homer, Winslow, 1836-1910  Search this
Hunt, William Morris, 1824-1879  Search this
Karolik, Maxim  Search this
Murphy, Hermann Dudley, 1867-1945  Search this
Paxton, Elizabeth Okie  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985  Search this
Robinson, Thomas V., 1938-  Search this
Sample, Paul, 1896-1974  Search this
Seyffert, Leopold  Search this
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958  Search this
Whorf, John, 1903-1959  Search this
Extent:
87 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1986 July 24-1987 April 28
Scope and Contents:
An interview of S. Morton Vose conducted 1986 July 24-1987 April 28, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Vose speaks of the pervasive effect of his family's art gallery upon his life; studying languages at Harvard College; his affiliation with the gallery from 1927 on; the increasing emphasis on American painting during his career at the Vose Gallery, and the gradual de-emphasis on European work. He reminisces about some Vose Gallery clients, especially Maxim Karolik, and some art dealers; he discusses a traveling exhibition he was involved in; he speaks of the gallery's relations with prominent museum personnel, such as William Reinhold Valentiner and E.P. Richardson. Vose also discusses the pitfalls of appraising art collections, his father's last years, and the firm's move, and his recent work on a dictionary of American painters. He recalls William Morris Hunt, Thomas Robinson, Leopold Seyffert, Catherine Morris Wright, Maxim Karolik, Elizabeth Paxton, Paul Sample, John Whorf, Hermann Dudley Murphy, Winslow Homer, James Fitzgerald, Arthur Healey, and many others.
Biographical / Historical:
Seth Morton Vose (1909-2007) was an art dealer and art historian from Brookline, Massachusetts.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 25 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Massachusetts -- Brookline  Search this
Art dealers -- Massachusetts -- Brookline  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.voses86
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-voses86

Vose Galleries of Boston records

Creator:
Vose Galleries of Boston  Search this
Names:
Arthur U. Newton Galleries  Search this
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Ehrich Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Howard Young Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Jill Newhouse (Gallery)  Search this
M. Knoedler & Co.  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Milch Galleries  Search this
Norton Gallery and School of Art  Search this
R.C. & N.M. Vose (Firm)  Search this
Robert C. Vose Galleries  Search this
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935  Search this
Hoffman, Malvina, 1887-1966  Search this
Jonniaux, Alfred, b. 1882  Search this
Ladd, Anna Coleman, 1878-1939 (sculptor)  Search this
Norton, William E., 1843-1916  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Vose, Robert C. (Robert Churchill), 1911-1998  Search this
Vose, Robert Churchill, 1873-  Search this
Extent:
25.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Manuscript
Date:
circa 1876
1890s-1996
bulk 1920-1940
Summary:
The records of Vose Galleries of Boston measure 25.6 linear feet and date from circa 1876, 1890s-1996 with the bulk of materials dating from 1920s-1930s. Nearly 90 percent of the collection documents the gallery's handling of American paintings and portraits through incoming and outgoing business correspondence with artists, clients, galleries, and museums, including considerable correspondence with portrait artist Alfred Jonniaux and clients regarding commissioned portraits. Other materials include client files; artists' biographies; records of sales, consignments, framing, restoration, and banking, mostly from the 1940s-1960s; and scattered exhibition catalogs, newspaper clippings, and postcards. Also found is a handwritten manuscript regarding the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, PA and a 1991 videotape about the Vose Galleries and its founding family.
Scope and Contents note:
The records of Vose Galleries of Boston measure 25.6 linear feet and date from circa 1876, 1890s-1996 with the bulk of materials dating from 1920s-1930s. Nearly 90 percent of the collection documents the gallery's handling of American paintings and portraits through incoming and outgoing business correspondence with artists, clients, galleries, and museums, including considerable correspondence with portrait artist Alfred Jonniaux and clients regarding commissioned portraits. Other materials include client files; artists' biographies; records of sales, consignments, framing, restoration, and banking, mostly from the 1940s-1960s; and scattered exhibition catalogs, newspaper clippings, and postcards. Also found is a handwritten manuscript regarding the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, PA and a 1991 videotape about the Vose Galleries and its founding family.

Correspondence of note is with artists Childe Hassam, Malvina Hoffman, Alfred Jonniaux, and John Singer Sargent; galleries Ehrich Galleries, Clapp & Graham Co., M. Knoedler & Co., Macbeth Galleries, Milch Galleries, Newhouse Galleries, Arthur U. Newton Galleries, Norton Galleries, and Howard Young Galleries; the estates of Anna Coleman Ladd and William E. Norton; and the family of Abbott H. Thayer.

Researchers should note that the records do not comprehensively span the gallery's history or operations. The bulk of the collection is correspondence from Robert C. Vose's era running the Robert C. Vose Galleries in the 1920s-1930s and, lesser so, under Robert C. Vose, Jr.'s direction in the 1970s. There is little material in the collection which dates before the 1910s or the 1950s-1960s, other than correspondence regarding Alfred Jonniaux and some financial records. There is a handful of correspondence which covers the period of R.C. & N.M. Vose Gallery. Records loaned for microfilming should be consulted for materials outside of the bulk dates of this collection, especially for materials from the late 1800s-early 1900s.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged as 5 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1895-1996 (Boxes 1-23; 22.6 linear feet)

Series 2: Customer Files, 1912-1946 (Boxes 23-24; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Art-Related Files, circa 1876, 1890s-1947 (Box 24; 7 folders)

Series 4: Financial Records, 1911-1962, 1991 (Boxes 24-25; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Materials, circa 1904-1990 (Boxes 25-26; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
Vose Galleries is a long time family run art gallery based in the Boston, Mass. area.

In 1841, Joseph Vose purchased Westminster Art Gallery, a small Providence, Rhode Island art gallery founded by Ransom Hicks. At the age of 19 in 1850, Joseph's son Seth Morton Vose joined the gallery and five years later became director. The gallery's primary business until the late 1860s was frame making, gilding and art supplies. Seth Morton Vose had a passion for art, especially the French painters of the Barbizon School and he slowly began buying and exhibiting artwork. By 1882, the gallery regularly exhibited in Boston.

Seth's son Robert C. Vose joined the business in 1896, and managed the gallery's Boston office from 1897. Robert broadened the gallery's horizons by showing his fine stock of Barbizon, Dutch, English and American artists throughout America, while his younger brother, Nathaniel, and his cousin, Charles Thompson, handled the Boston gallery. During the next sixty-seven years, Robert C. Vose moved the gallery into a position of national prominence.

In 1924, Nathaniel left the gallery and established his own gallery in Providence. The Boston gallery's name changed to Robert C. Vose Galleries, and around the same time, took over the Carrig-Rohane framing company. In 1931-1932, Robert's three sons, Robert C. Vose, Jr., Seth Morton Vose II, and Herbert Vose, joined the firm. The gallery continued to show exhibitions in Boston, and the sons took turns joining their father on the road. The gallery's name was changed to Vose Galleries of Boston, Inc. in 1952. In 1963, Vose Galleries moved to their current location at 238 Newbury Street in Boston. Robert C. Vose passed away in 1964.

Robert C. Vose, Jr.'s sons, Abbot W. Vose and Robert C. Vose III, joined the gallery in 1968 and 1970, respectively. Robert C. Vose, Jr. passed away in 1998. The Vose Galleries of Boston continues to operate at Newbury Street under the direction of the sixth generation of the Vose family.
Related Archival Materials note:
The Archives of American Art holds several separately cataloged collections related to Vose Galleries of Boston, including the Carrig-Rohane Shop records (1903-1962); oral history interviews with Seth Morton Vose (July 24, 1986 - April 28, 1987) and Robert C. Vose, Jr. (June 27 - July 23, 1986); a sound recording and videotape of a Robert C. Vose, Jr. lecture at the Somerset Club (May 14, 1987); a sound recording of an interview with Robert C. Vose (March 1961); the Miscellaneous Art Exhibition Catalog collection containing Vose Galleries exhibition catalogs, circa 1900-1941; and, Robert C. Vose, Jr. typescripts and clippings, 1961, on microfilm reels 3480 and 4314.
Separated Materials note:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming.

Reel B1 contains a scrapbook compiled by Seth Vose and annotated by Robert Vose that contains clippings, 1886-1900, and an 1889 letter from author and critic Alfred Trumble; and a scrapbook compiled and annotated by Robert C. Vose spanning the years 1920-1940, 1897, and 1905, containing clippings and handwritten lists.

Reel 2380 includes numerous photographs, circa 1890-1964, of Seth Morton Vose, Robert C. Vose, Sr., artists, collectors, and dealers associated with Vose Galleries; a Macbeth Gallery "smoker" in honor of Emil Carlsen; a drawing of Charles Emil Heil by George F. Wing, and a charcoal drawing after Monticelli by Albion Harris Bicknell. Many of the photographs are annotated by Robert C. Vose.

Reels 3936-3940 are comprised of account books, 1871-1887; a journal, 1889-1903, a ledger, 1889-1901; invoice books, 1896-circa 1954, inventories of paintings and drawings in stock, 1884, 1892 and 1906; exhibition records, 1911-1982?; traveling exhibition records, 1915-1949; and a record of paintings sold, 1876-1894. Written permission is required to access these reels.

Reels 4593-4594 contain clippings, undated and 1891-1989, chiefly about purchases, sales and exhibitions, but also pertaining to art dealers, museums, artists, and art events.

Reel 4909 contains a scrapbook of clippings, announcements, programs, and other printed materials, 1882-1993.

Lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
From 1965-1994, Vose Galleries of Boston loaned materials to the Archives of American Art for microfilming. Robert C. Vose, Jr. also donated records in several installments from 1974 to 1997.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Reels 3936-3940: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from an officer of the Vose Galleries. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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 -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- United States -- Photographs  Search this
Picture frame industry -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Picture frames and framing  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Massachusetts
Art galleries, Commercial -- Rhode Island
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Manuscript
Citation:
Vose Galleries of Boston records, circa 1876, 1890s-1996, bulk 1920s-1930s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.vosegall
See more items in:
Vose Galleries of Boston records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vosegall
Online Media:

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