04. Manuscript Collections
Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:
Papers and research files of art historian and collector Alfred Moir (1924-2010), containing photographs, research notes, correspondence, writings, and documents relating to his personal art collection. Art collecting content emphasizes Old Master drawings, while research content focuses on Italian baroque art, particularly the work of Caravaggio and his followers.
The American Art Association, a New York art gallery and auction house, was founded in 1883 by James F. Sutton, R. Austin Robertson, and Thomas E. Kirby. The records date from 1877-1924, but the bulk of the material documents a selection of auction sales run by the gallery from 1910 through 1923. The collection contains correspondence, approximately 1,000 photographs, handwritten and typed notes, fragments of a typed manuscript on the American Art Association, and printed material.
Typescript photocopies of the English translations of the correspondence and diary of Rosalba Carriera (1675-1757), prominent Italian portrait artist. Originally in French and Italian, the documents were translated by Anna Kleinman. Collection also includes explanatory footnotes, biographical sketches of correspondents, and microfilm of the original documents.
Small sketchbook (7.5 in. x 4.5 in) containing approximately 40 sketches, mainly executed in charcoal, of landscapes, figures, and animals. Handwritten letter attached to the inside cover from A. Preyer, dated April 9, 1921, addressed to Helen Clay Frick, regarding his gift of the sketchbook to her.
Photographs and reproductions of examples of American architecture, including residences, public buildings, and religious buildings. Also includes photographs of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition held in San Francisco, California in 1915 and photographs of the interior of the Players Club in New York City.
Albums containing photographs and descriptions of artwork that passed through the hands of the Bignou Gallery (New York) during the 1930s and 1940s.
Catalog of the art collection of George Jay Gould, railroad executive, containing photographs and accompanying typed information for 37 paintings.
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and research material regarding the work of American painter and founder of the Cape Cod School of Art, Charles W. Hawthorne.