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Archives related to: Gimpel, René

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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