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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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fca63882-21a5-4922-b9fc-5dfd78fc2ac2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-musefabr

Autumn Days, (painting)

Painter:
Walker, Charles Alvah 1848-1920  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Maurice Sternberg Galleries Chicago Illinois 60611
Date:
1889
Topic:
Landscape--Season--Autumn  Search this
Control number:
IAP 86260017
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_232958

New England Summer Landscape, (painting)

Painter:
Walker, Charles Alvah 1848-1920  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Landscape--Season--Summer  Search this
Landscape--United States--New England States  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62160012
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_104160

Rhododendrons in a Blue Vase, (painting)

Painter:
Walker, Charles Alvah 1848-1920  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Topic:
Still Life--Flower--Rhododendron  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62160424
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_104569

Old Saw Mill with Oxen Pulling Logs, (painting)

Painter:
Walker, Charles Alvah 1848-1920  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1884
Topic:
Occupation--Labor  Search this
Architecture--Industry--Mill  Search this
Control number:
IAP 62160504
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_104649

Pumpkin Patch, (painting)

Painter:
Walker, Charles Alvah 1848-1920  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sotheby Parke Bernet Los Angeles California
Date:
Ca. 1885-86
Topic:
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Control number:
IAP 63004723
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_122106

Catching the Thanksgiving Turkey, (painting)

Painter:
Walker, Charles Alvah 1848-1920  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sotheby Parke Bernet Los Angeles California
Date:
1885-86
Topic:
Genre  Search this
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61515705
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_97724

Shooting Dice, (painting)

Painter:
Walker, Charles Alvah 1848-1920  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sotheby Parke Bernet Los Angeles California
Topic:
Figure  Search this
Recreation--Sport & Play--Gambling  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61515832
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_97850

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