Grace Schirmer letters, 1899-1936

Schirmer, Grace
Artists' model
Active in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Collection size: 8 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence with Augustus Tack and Frank W. Benson.

REEL 2786: Four letters to Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Schirmer; three from Benson regarding the portrait of their daughter, Gertrude Schirmer, painted by Benson in 1899; and one from Grace Schirmer to her husband Gustave.[microfilm title: Frank W. Benson]

REEL 3471: Four letters: three from Schirmer to her sister, Evelyn Benedict, relating personal matters and thoughts about her portrait by Augustus Vincent Tack; and a fourth letter from Tack to Schirmer on her 80th birthday recalling the portrait and reminiscing about Schirmer's husband, Gustave.

Biographical/Historical Note: Sitter for portrait by Augustus V. Tack; Brooklyn, New York.

Donated by Gertrude Helen Fay, Schirmer's daughter, 1974.

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