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titleArtist file: Gay, Walter, 1856-1937
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/
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titleRené Gimpel papers, 1897-1957.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence, photographs, diaries, printed material, and writings. Correspondence, including letters from Gimpel to his parents, 1903-1904, clients, business associates and collectors.

Correspondents include Samuel H. Kress, Florence Libby, William Gosline, Joseph Duveen, Blake-More Godwin, Jules S. Bache, Silva White, Helen Frick, Russell Spaulding and David Pell Secor. Also, 6 photographs of Rene and Ernest Gimpel and the Duveen family; accounts and lists; and typescripts of 2 plays written by Gimpel.

One photograph of Gimple, previously microfilmed under Photos of Artists II and subsequently scanned and returned to the Gimpel papers. Diaries, 1918-1945, 22 volumes; ca. 750 letters, 1908-1945, including correspondence with Bernard Berenson, Mary Cassatt, Walter Gay, Malvina Hoffman, Arthur Lee, the Rockefeller family, Marcel Proust, and others; writings; a stockbook and price lists; and exhibition catalogs.

Typed translations of letters and postcards to Gimpel from Bernard Berenson, Mary Cassatt, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir and Paul Verlaine; 3 exhibition catalogs; a copy of Gimpel's play NOTRE DAME DE LA BELLE VERRIERE and writings on art; photographs of Gimpel (including one of him holding a tennis racket, ca. 1910, also microfilmed on reel 1817, fr. 533-534), his father, 1897, Renoir, 1921, Rose Adler, and of art work by Edgar Degas, Derain, Marie Laurencin and Claude Monet; and an essay on Gimpel's imprisonment at Montluc in Lyons, written by Victor Dechelette, a fellow prisoner.

REEL 1817 AND SCANNED One photograph of Gimple, previously microfilmed under Photos of Artists II and subsequently scanned and returned to the Gimpel papers.

REELS 415-419: Diaries, 1918-1945, 22 volumes; ca. 750 letters, 1908-1945, including correspondence with Bernard Berenson, Mary Cassatt, Walter Gay, Malvina Hoffman, Arthur Lee, the Rockefeller family, Marcel Proust, and others; writings; a stockbook and price lists; and exhibition catalogs.

REEL 918: Typed translations of letters and postcards to Gimpel from Bernard Berenson, Mary Cassatt, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir and Paul Verlaine; 3 exhibition catalogs; a copy of Gimpel's play NOTRE DAME DE LA BELLE VERRIERE and writings on art; photographs of Gimpel (including one of him holding a tennis racket, ca. 1910,

also microfilmed on reel 1817, fr. 533-534), his father, 1897, Renoir, 1921, Rose Adler, and of art work by Edgar Degas, Derain, Marie Laurencin and Claude Monet; and an essay on Gimpel's imprisonment at Montluc in Lyons, written by Victor Dechelette, a fellow prisoner.

Co-Creator: Monet, Claude, 1840-1926
Verlaine, Paul, 1844-1896
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959
Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926.
Duveen, Joseph Duveen, Baron, 1869-1939
Frick, Helen Clay, 1888-1984
Gay, Walter, 1856-1937
Godwin, Blake-More, 1894-
Hoffman, Malvina, 1887-1966
Deste Photography (London, England)
extentCa. 1925 items (on 7 microfilm reels) reels 270, 415-419 and 918
formatsCorrespondence Business Records Photographs Financial Records
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
bibliographyPhoto of Gimpel w/tennis racket: Archives of American Art Journal, v. 12, no. 4, p. 26.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationMaterial on reel 270 donated 1971 by Lawrence S. Jeppson, who received it from Jean Gimpel as research material for his book on art dealers. Material on reel 918 donated by Jean Gimpel, Rene's son, 1972. Material on reels 415-419 microfilmed in London through Jean Gimpel, 1972.
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titleA. E. (Albert Eugene) Gallatin papers, 1898-1951.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleLetters from curators and dealers of antiquities, including Bernard V. Bothmer, and Henry George Fischer; and fourteen object cards for works in Gallatin's collection. Several of the letters received from Bothmer respond to an interest Gallatin expresses in an Egyptian statuette of King Piankh (made ca. dynasty XXV) that has been made available to Gallatin for purchase. Bothmer conveys his findings on its provenance, and, via a photograph sent, makes a detailed analysis of the iconography of the statuette.

Co-Creator: Bothmer, Bernard V., 1912-
Fischer, Henry George
extent31 items (on partial microfilm reel). reel 2812
formatsCorrespondence
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationThe donor, Alice Gallatin Gault, is the daughter of Albert Gallatin.
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titleWalter Gay papers, 1870-1980 (bulk 1889-1930).
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleScrapbooks; letters; sketches and sketchbooks; photographs and printed material.

REELS 2137-2139: Three scrapbooks, assembled by Matilda Gay, wife of Walter, containing correspondence, 1889-1930, with Sarah Cooper-Hewitt, Royal Cortissoz, Ralph W. Curtis, Elsie De Wolfe, Henry James, Val Prinsep, Auguste Rodin, Edith Wharton, Walter Gay's wife, Matilda, and others; letters Gay wrote to his mother, 1868; a pencil sketch, 1867; photographs, including Gay's Paris studio and apartment, Gay's 1908 exhibition at the George Petit Gallery in Paris, and of family, friends, and pets; exhibition catalogs; price lists for art works; and clippings. Photographers include E. Benard, and Henri Nanuel. Typescripts of the letters (3 v.) accompany the scrapbooks.

REEL 2802: Two letters from Walter Gay to "Willie," 1929; four sketchbooks containing pencil sketches done in Boston, 1870 and 1873, Nebraska, 1872, and Europe, 1882; a scrapbook of clippings, 1874-1882; and a photograph, 1980, of an oil painting by Gay.

Bio / His Notes:
Painter; Paris and Seine-et-Marne, France. Best known for studies of French interiors.

extent1.2 linear ft. (on 4 microfilm reels)
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence Scrapbooks Sketchbooks Photographs
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationThe donors, Mrs. Sophie Griscom (nee Gay), and John Gay, are niece and nephew of Walter Gay. Reel 2802, letters and scrapbook: Originals retained by donor John Gay. Reel 2139, fr. 339-348, three photographs of Gay in Paris studio, in an exhibition hall, and a photographic portrait of Gay: Originals returned to donor, Mrs. Bronson Griscom, after microfilming.
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titleGary A. Reynolds papers, 1973-1990.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleResearch material for exhibitions curated by Reynolds at the Grey Art Gallery, for articles, essays, and his graduate studies; and miscellaneous correspondence and subject files.

Files on exhibitions curated by Reynolds at the Grey Art Gallery, including Louis Comfort Tiffany: The Paintings (1979), John James Audubon and His Sons (1982), Samuel F.B. Morse and the Grand Style (1983), Giovannie Boldini and Society Portraiture (1984), and Walter Gay, 1856-1937 (1984), containing correspondence with owners of works of art, galleries, auction houses and museums; issues of the Grey Art Gallery Bulletin containing writings by Reynolds;

files relating to published and unpublished writings, including Reynolds' master's thesis on A.D.O. Browere and other writings done as a graduate student at Brooklyn College, articles, essays, and other writings on Theodore Wores, Irving Wiles, Leopold Seyffert, John Singer Sargent, the architecture of the Brooklyn Museum, and other subjects.

Also included are writings by others; miscellaneous correspondence; printed material; photographs of works of art; and files regarding Reynolds' participation in New York State funded art projects, including New York: The State of Art (1977), Metropolitan Transportation Authority,

Arts For Transit (1981-1985), and the New York State Council on the Arts' Museum Aid panel (1983-1986). Some of the Grey Art Gallery exhibition files contain related correspondence added by Reynolds after the exhibition.

Bio / His Notes:
Art historian; New York, N.Y. and Newark, N.J. Born 1949. Died 1990. Curator of painting and sculpture at the Newark Museum, N.J., 1983-1990; the Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, 1977-1983, a

nd curatorial assistant at the Brooklyn Museum, 1972-1977. Specialized in 19th and 20th century American painting. Wrote numerous articles on art.
extent3.0 linear ft.
formatsResearch Files Subject Files Exhibition Files Correspondence Photographs
accessUnmicrofilmed; use requires an appointment and is limited to Washington, D.C. storage facility.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated 1991 by the Gary Reynolds estate, via Paul Himmelstein, executor.
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title[Artists in their Paris studios,] 1880-1890. [graphic]
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection title47 photographs of 43 artists in their Paris studios. Artists include: Louise Abbema, Albert Aublet, Riene Bellcourt, Jean Beraud, Paul Albert Besnard, Maurice Bompard, Leon Joseph Florentin Bonnat, Gustave Rodolphe Clarence Boulanger, William Adolphe Bouguereau, Frederick Arthur Bridgman, Alexandre Cabanel,

Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Georges Jules Victor Clairin, Louis Joseph Rapheal Collin, Jean-Joseph Benjamin Constant, Fernand Cormon, Gustave Courtois, Pascal Adolphe Jean Dagnan, Jean Baptiste Edouard Detaille, Ernest Ange Duez, Carolus Duran, Jean Alexandre Joseph Falguiere, T. R. Fleury, J. Frappa, Walter Gay, Jean Leon Gerome, Henri Gervex, George Peter Alexander Healy, Antoine Auguste Ernest Hebert,

Jean Jacques Henner, Charles Jacques, Jean Paul Laurens, Jules Lefebvre, Albert Maignan, Luc Olivier Merson, Aime Nicolas Morot, Mihaly Munkacsy, Alphonse Wane de Neuville, Georges Rochegrosse, Alfred Philippe Roll, John Singer Sargent, Alfred Stevens, and George Adolphus Storey.

The studios show mainly a strong Moorish influence
extent47 items (on partial microfilm reel)
formatsPhotographs Electronic Resource
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record linkhttp://sirismm.si.edu/siris/SelectedImages.gif
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidDigital Reference: http://sirismm.si.edu/siris/SelectedImages.gif
acquisition informationDonated by the George Walter Vincent Smith Museum, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1971, which had received them from a Mrs. Kirkham?, a painter who probably purchased them while studying in Paris.
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titleWalter Gay : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation [graphic].
repositoryThe Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library
collection titleAssembled file includes b&w photographs, reproductions from books and auction catalogs, and in some cases, negatives. Items may include full views, details, before-and-after restoration views, etc. Documentation may include artist name, title of work, medium, dimensions, provenance, exhibition history, related works, previous attributions, and bibliography.

Location
Frick Photoarchive Stacks

Call Number
100 Gay
extent2 boxes [as of 1999] : ill. (some col.) ; 34 cm.
formatsPhotographs Artist Files
accessFrick: Photocopies of items and accompanying documentation are available upon request, subject to fees and other current guidelines for reproduction. Photographic prints from the Library's negatives may be ordered subject to copyright requirements.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org:80/record=b194512~S6
finding aidItem-level control. Local database may provide access to selected items in the file.
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titleArtist file. Gay, Walter, 1856-1937.
repositoryThe Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives
collection titleThe file may include any of the following materials: announcements, clippings, photographs, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, small exhibition catalogs, resumés, other ephemeral material.

Cite as Brooklyn Museum of Art Library Collections. Schweitzer Gallery files.

Found In
Schweitzer Gallery files
extent1 folder
formatsArtist Files
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org:80/record=b772736~S1
acquisition informationGift; M.R. Schweitzer; 1990.
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titleArtist file. Gay, Walter, 1856-1937.
repositoryThe Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives
collection titleThe file may include any of the following materials: announcements, clippings, photographs, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, small exhibition catalogs, resumés, other ephemeral material.

Found In
BMA artist files

Cite as
Brooklyn Museum of Art Library Collections. BMA artist files.

Location
Brooklyn Artist Files

Call Number
AF BMA G
extent1 folder.
formatsArtist Files
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org:80/record=b782363~S1
acquisition informationFiles compiled by BMA library staff from 1917 to the present.
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