Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera, 1807-1946

Duveen, Albert
Art critic, Collector, Dealer
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 1.1 linear ft.

Collection Summary: The Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera measures 1.1 linear feet and dates from 1807 to 1946. Unrelated letters written by over 170 mostly 19th and early 20th century American artists are found in this compiled collection of art critic, dealer, and collector Albert Duveen. Additional ephemera includes printed material and photographs of artwork.

Biographical/Historical Note: Albert Duveen was an art dealer and collector with offices in New York, N.Y., specializing in early American art. Duveen was a cousin to Joseph Duveen (1869-1939), 1st Baron Duveen, president of Duveen Brothers art dealers.

The Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera was purchased from Duveen by the Archives of American Art in February 1956.

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

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The Archives holds a microfilm copy of the Albert Duveen art reference files and a lecture, "An Art Dealer is Intrigued by American Folk Art," delivered by Albert Duveen, March 4, 1961.