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Archives related to: M. Knoedler & Co.

titleM. Knoedler & Co. letters received, 1890-1920.
locationThe Getty Research Institute
collection titleCollection consists of letters addressed primarily to Roland Knoedler and to the director of his gallery in Paris, Hamman. The letters are from artists and concern business matters, studio visits, rights of reproduction, as well as work in progress.

Correspondents include Lawrence Alma Tadema (1895-1901); Etienne Prosper Berne-Bellecour (1901-1906); Albert Besnard (1900); Jules Breton (1902); Jean Charles Cazin (1896-1907); Theobald Chartran (1907); Edouard Detaille (1900-1904); Firmin Girard (1890-1911); Francois Flameng (1891-1909); Emile Friant (n.d.); Francois Grison (n.d.); Georges Haquette (1896-97); Jules Lefebvre (1892-95); Madeleine Lemaire (1892-1913); Leon Lhermitte (1900-1912); Jean-Ferdinand Monchablon (1897-98); and Fritz Thaulow (1900-1905). The collection also includes one letter from the writer Theodore Duret (1917). In alphabetical order by correspondent.

Biographical or Historical Notes:
Art dealer.
extentca. 200 items. 7 microfiche use copy. 7 microfiche master copy.
formatsCorrespondence
accessOpen for use by qualified researchers.
record linkhttp://hdl.handle.net/10020/cat76417
record sourcehttp://library.getty.edu/vwebv/searchBasic
updated03/13/2017 16:17:34
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titleKnoedler & Company Records
locationThe Getty Research Institute
collection titleThe gallery maintained the records until they closed in 2011. The collection was purchased by the Getty Research Institute in 2012 and is being processed.

Some of the material included are annotated sales and stock books, dating from the mid-19th century.

Clients of Knoedler & Company have included, among others, the Vanderbilt family, the Astors, Henry M. Flagler, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, H.O. and Louisine Havemeyer, the Rockefeller family, Andrew and Paul Mellon, Robert Sterling Clark and Stephen Clark, Henry Clay Frick, Walter and Louise Arensberg, Albert C. Barnes, Lilli P Bliss, Katherine Dreier, Charles Freer Lang, Herbert Greer French, A. Augustus Healy, George A. Hearn, James J. Hill, Samuel Kress, Adolph Lewisohn, Henry P McIhenny, Bertha Honoré and Potter Palmer, Marjorie and Duncan Phillips, Martin A. Ryerson, Anna and Charles Taft, Robert H Tannahill, and Joseph and George Widener.
extentUnprocessed
formatsAuction Catalogs Business Records Correspondence Financial Records Ephemera
accessClosed: archives are being processed
record sourcehttp://www.getty.edu/research/special_collections/notable/knoedler.html
contact informationContact gallery's archivist
updated11/12/2014 11:29:48
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titleJames Oliver Account Books, 1865-1868, 1872-1890.
locationThe New-York Historical Society
collection titleAccount books, 1865-1868 and 1872-1890, address book, ca. 1965, and a notebook of copied signatures of prominent painters, undated, of New York City painting restorer James Oliver. Account books record charges and payments for restoration work on individual paintings, frequently identified by painter or title. Oliver's clients included Samuel Putnam Avery, M. Knoedler & Co., restaurateur Lorenzo Delmonico, Blakeslee & Co., and New York art dealer Samuel L. Lowenherz. Address book contains names and addresses of Oliver's clients in the New York area and abroad. Also present is a volume containing the signatures of prominant painters of the day copied in pencil.
Subjects:
Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904.
Delmonico, Lorenzo C., 1813-1881.
Lowenherz, Samuel L.
Blakeslee & Co.
M. Knoedler & Co.

Biographical and Historical Notes
Painting restorer of New York City.

Location
New-York Historical Society

Collection
Mss Collection

Call Number
BV Oliver, James
extent5 v. Microfilm copy available, see Miscellaneous Microfilm reel #46.
formatsAccount Books Microfilm
accessopen to qualified researchers at The New-York Historical Society; patrons must use microfilm.
record sourcehttp://www.bobcat.nyu.edu
acquisition informationGift of Wendell Davis, Sep. 7, 1954.
updated11/12/2014 11:29:56
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titleM. Knoedler & Co. exhibition catalogs, [undated] and 1912-1922.
locationArchives of American Art
collection title"Imaginative Paintings," undated, of thirty young artists of New York city, enclosed is a typewritten note regarding an error in the catalog; "Exhibition of American Painters," undated, 58 works by 48 artists; "Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture Pertaining to the War," ca. 1918, 44 works by 41 artists; "Catalogue of Water Colors by John S. Sargent and Edward D. Boit," 1912; "Ninth Annual Summer Exhibition of Paintings by American Artists," 1916; "Eleventh Annual Summer Exhibition of Paintings by American Artists," 1918; "Catalogue of an Exhibition of Recent Work by A Group of American Artists," 1919, with a forward by Frederick James Gregg; and catalogs of one person exhibitions of Gladys Thayer, E. O. Hoppe, Albert Sterner, Abbott H. Thayer, George O. Hart, Mrs. Clare Sheridan, and [Leon] Bakst.

Bio / His Notes:
Art gallery at 556-558 5th Ave., New York, N.Y.
extent14 items, reel 4859 (fr. 338-401)
formatsExhibition Catalogs
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationContained in: Miscellaneous art exhibition catalog collection, 1887-1934 (bulk 1915-1925)
updated11/12/2014 11:29:56
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titleRoland Balay interviews, 1981 Nov. 19-Dec. 7.
locationArchives of American Art
collection titleAn interview of Roland Balay conducted by Nancy C. Little for the Archives of American Art. Balay speaks of his grandfather's founding of M. Knoedler and Company, the gallery's history, his dealings with artists exhibited by the gallery, and his opinions of various collectors.
extent2 sound cassettes (24 p. transcript on 1 microfilm reel) reel 3196
formatsSound Recording Transcript Microfilm
accessTranscript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationPart of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958.
updated11/12/2014 11:29:56
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titleCorrespondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1947.
locationUniversity of Pennsylvania
collection titleLetter concerns the restoration of a portrait of Mitchell Clark Brooks, Van Wyck's grandfather. The letter's writer, Harry A. Brooks, both worked for Knoedler and was a relation to Van Wyck Brooks.

Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1947.

Other Contributors: Brooks, Harry A.

Contained in:
Van Wyck Brooks Papers. Folder 1914

Location: Rare Book & Ms Library Manuscripts
Call Number: Ms. Coll. 650
extent1 item (1 leaf)
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.franklin.library.upenn.edu
acquisition informationFound In: Van Wyck Brooks Papers. Folder 1914
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titleCorrespondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1917-1953, n.d.
locationUniversity of Pennsylvania
collection titleThe correspondence reflects the business and personal relationship between Zigrosser and Carrington. Letters record purchases from Weyhe by the Museum of Fine Arts, Carrington’s efforts to make Weyhe Gallery the American associate of Campbell Dodgson and the Print Collectors’ Quarterly, and his interest in Zigrosser’s work on The Modern School. Carrington writes about his interest in art education and his work at the Children’s Art Center in Boston, and his favorable impression of Zigrosser’s daughter Carola. Carrington sent Zigrosser letters about business, research projects, lectures and sales, comments on Zigrosser’s publications (particularly The Artist in America), and exhibitions. There is a detailed letter on Whistler’s prints written a year before Carrington died.

Biography/History:
Fitz Roy Carrington first met Carl Zigrosser when the latter was hired by Frederick Keppel & Co. Their correspondence began when Carrington became curator of prints at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Zigrosser went to Weyhe Gallery. Their friendship continued after Carrington went back to a commercial print dealer, M. Knoedler & Co., and on into Carrington’s retirement.

Other Contributors: M. Knoedler & Co.

Contained in:
Carl Zigrosser Papers, ca. 1891-1971. Folder 263.

Location: Rare Book & Ms Library Manuscripts
Call Number: Ms. Coll. 6

LC Subject(s):
Dodgson, Campbell, 1867-1948.
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903.
Children’s Art Center (Boston, Ma.)
Frederick Keppel & Co.
Print Collector’s Quarterly.
The Modern School.
The Artist in America, 1942.
extent52 items (79 leaves).
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.franklin.library.upenn.edu
updated11/12/2014 11:30:03
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titleCorrespondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1950-1969.
locationUniversity of Pennsylvania
collection titleContained in:
Carl Zigrosser Papers, ca. 1891-1971. Folder 1027.

Location: Rare Book & Ms Library Manuscripts
Call Number: Ms. Coll. 6
extent3 items (3 leaves).
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.franklin.library.upenn.edu
updated11/12/2014 11:30:03
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titleM. Knoedler & Co. Exhibition catalogs and miscellaneous material, 1913-1955 (bulk 1949)
locationThe New-York Historical Society
collection titleCatalogs, leaflets, brochures, announcements, invitations and miscellaneous ephemera of exhibitions held at the galleries of M. Knoedler & Co.

Includes, material of exhibitions of works by the following artists (in alphabetical order): Jankel Adler, Gilbert Adrian, François Barraud, Mrs. Irving T. Bush, Teng Chiu, Jean de Botton, Max Ernst, Lillian Freiman, Thomas Gainsborough, Kahlil Gibran, Pierre Grimm, Maurice Grosser, Xavier Guerrero, James McBey, Henry McBride, Ethel Frances Mundy, Elie Nadelman, William Orpen, Serge Poliakoff, Sir Henry Raeburn, José María Sert, Georges Seurat, William Henry Singer, Edmund Charles Tarbell, J.M.W. Turner, and Stanley Wilson.

Also includes, material of the following group shows: old and modern drawings (1924), naval and military portraits (1932), views of London and the English country-side (1944), and the Far West (1949).

Also includes, material of the following art collections: Sporting painting from the collection of Charles H. Thieriot (1940), exhibition of the collection of Erich Maria Remarque (1943), Impressionist and Post-impressionist master pieces from the collections of members of the Advisory Committee of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University (1949).

New-York Historical Society
Archives N620 .K7

extent34 items
formatsCatalogs Ephemera
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.bobcat.nyu.edu
finding aidIndexes: Checklist available in the Library; item level control. Arranged chronologically
updated11/12/2014 11:30:07
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titleRecords of the Director's Office: Frederic Allen Whiting, 1913-1930
locationThe Cleveland Museum of Art
collection titleThe records of the Director's Office are the primary source for understanding the decisions made and actions taken at the highest level of the museum's administration.

In addition, the records constitute one of the most valuable, unified resources for researching the early history of the museum and its art collection; initial construction and expansion of the museum building;

changes in the museum's administrative hierarchy; personalities and activities of individual staff members; artistic and social movements of the first half of the twentieth century; and the museum's relationship with civic, cultural, and educational institutions throughout the country and the world.

The records from Frederic Allen Whiting's tenure as director are divided into four main series: I. Numbered Administrative Correspondence, II. Unnumbered Administrative Correspondence, III. Biographical Materials, and IV. Index to Numbered Administrative Correspondence.

Citation:
The Cleveland Museum of Art Archives, Records of the Director's Office: Frederic Allen Whiting, date and short description of document [e.g., letter from Whiting to Kent, 6 June 1916].
extent22.6 cubic feet, 72 boxes
formatsAdministrative Records Writings Correspondence Notes
accessAt the end of the restricted period, the records will still be subject to the review of the archivist before access is granted.
record linkhttp://library.clevelandart.org/museum_archives/finding_aids/whiting/index.php
record sourcehttp://library.clevelandart.org/museum_archives/finding_aids/
updated11/12/2014 11:30:11
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