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Archives related to: Gardner, Elizabeth Jane, 1837-1922

titleElizabeth Gardner Bouguereau papers, ca.[1856]-1977 (bulk 1864-1920)
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence, printed material, and photographs.

REEL 3135: 7 photographs, including Bouguereau and Imogene Robinson Morrell, ca. 1856 and ca. 1868; Bouguereau, 1862 and ca. 1865; of Adolphe William Bouguereau, 1875 and 1896; and Bouguereau's wedding photographs, 1896.

REEL 3464: Ca. 360 letters, 1864-1920, from Bouguereau to her mother, Jane Lowell Gardner, her sister, Maria (Ria) P. Gardner, her brother, John Edward Gardner, her sister-in-law, Miriam Gardner, and her nephews, Perley and John; writings; 4 photographs of Bouguereau, including one with her husband Adolphe William Bouguereau; and photocopies of an exhibition announcement, 1878 and clippings on Bouguereau and her husband, 1896-1977.

REEL 3967: A letter, 1890, to John Gardner, in which Bouguereau mentions the success of her painting in London and other matters; a postcard, 1910, to Miriam Gardner, describing the Paris floods; a postcard and 2 letters to Perley Gardner, 1914-1917, commenting on the war and the defense of Paris and family matters.

Bio / His Notes:
Painter; New Hampshire and Paris, France. Born Elizabeth Jane Gardner in Exeter, New Hampshire. She lived and painted in Paris, France, returning to the United States 1870-1871 and 1876-1877. She married French painter Adolphe William Bouguereau in 1896.
extent0.4 linear ft. (on 3 partial microfilm reels) reels 3135, 3464, and 3967
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence Printed Materials Ephemera Photographs
accessUse of unmicrofilmed materials requires an appointment and is limited to Washington, D.C. storage facility. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated 1983-1986 by Miriam Gardner Dunnan, grand niece of Bouguereau, except photographs which were lent for microfilming on reel 3135.
updated09/12/2019 15:29:37
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titleArtist file: Bouguereau, Elizabeth Gardner , 1851-1922
repositoryNational Portrait Gallery Library
collection titleFolder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
extent1+ folders (check with repository)
formatsEphemera
accessFolder(s) do not circulate. Folder(s) available for use only at the holding library
record sourcehttp://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/Art-Design/artandartistfiles/
updated11/12/2014 11:30:05
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