Inventory to the Samuel Murray and Thomas Eakins papers at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden., est. 1974
Museum
Washington, D.C.

Collection size: 78 p. (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Inventory briefly describes the Murray-Eakins collection held by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Biographical/Historical Note: Eakins and Murray were Philadelphia artists and close friends. Eakins, a painter, sculptor, and photographer, founded the Art Students League of Philadelphia, where Murray (1870-1941), a sculptor, studied.

Inventory copied for the Archives 1974 and discarded after microfilming. The actual collection includes over 100 letters to Murray; 4 Eakins letters regarding his commission to paint Robert Ogden's portrait; Eakins exhibition catalogs and miscellany; photographs by Eakins, of Eakins, of Murray, of their painting and sculpture, of their studio, and of others; and sketches, clippings, letters, and miscellany.

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  • Microfilm reel 3161 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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