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Artists' Correspondence Collection

Identifier: MS.022

Scope and Content Note

A collection of approximately 25 letters from various artists received by the Frick Art Reference Library as gifts. The letters were received from different donors over the course of 70 years, and were gathered into a single collection of artists' letters. The artists are mainly nineteenth and early twentieth century. Subjects discussed in the letters are both personal and professional, including some references to the artists' works. The content of the letter is noted when possible; some letters are in French or Italian. The collection also contains a bookplate, short autobiography, and remembrance.


  • 1596 - 1925
  • Majority of material found within 1851 - 1917

Access Restrictions

These records are open for research under the conditions of The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives access policy. Contact the Archives Department for further information at


0.25 Linear feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



Arranged alphabetically.


Correspondence received through various gifts to the library; each letter notes the provenance.

Related Materials

Other collections that contain artists' correspondence:

Frick Art Reference Library Central Correspondence - Artists, 1921-1972

Henry Clay Frick Art Collection Files, 1881-1920

Helen Clay Frick Artwork Files

Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century British Artists Collection

Processing Information

Arranged and described by Shannon Yule, 2010.

Finding Aid for the Artists' Correspondence Collection, 1596-1925
Shannon Yule
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Repository Details

Part of the Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives Repository

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