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R. Sturgis Ingersoll selected correspondence with Jacques Lipchitz, 1959-1962

Ingersoll, R. Sturgis (Robert Sturgis), b. 1891
Collector, Lawyer
Active in Philadelphia, Pa.

Lipchitz, Jacques, b. 1891 d. 1973
Painter, Sculptor
Active in Hastings-on-Hudson,N.Y.

Collection size: 1 partial microfilm reel.

Collection Summary: 6 letters from Jacques Lipchitz to Ingersoll, and 17 letters from Ingersoll to Lipchitz regarding Lipchitz's "Prometheus" sculpture and a portrait bust of Ingersoll.

Biographical/Historical Note: Ingersoll was a lawyer and President of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Lipchitz a sculptor.

Lent for microfilming 1991 by the Philadelphia Museum of Art as part as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. These letters were selected from Ingersoll's records. Additional Lipchitz-Ingersoll correspondence regarding "Prometheus" was microfilmed from the Philadelphia Archives of American Art collection, reel 4547.

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