Richard Murray research material regarding Abbott Handerson Thayer, 1948-2004, bulk 1994-2001

A Finding Aid to the Richard Murray Research Material Regarding Abbott Handerson Thayer, 1948-2004, bulk 1994-2001, in the Archives of American Art, by Erin Kinhart

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Biographical Information

Richard Murray (1942-2006) was a curator and art historian at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. Murray specialized in the works of Abbott Thayer and curated the 1999 exhibition, "Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art." Before his death Murray was researching to write a book on Thayer's paintings and his involvement with conservation projects.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The Richard Murray research material regarding Abbot Handerson Thayer measures 9.0 linear feet and dates from 1948 to 2004, with the bulk of the material dating from 1994 to 2001. Project files primarily document Murray's work on the 1999 exhibition "Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art" and subsequent Thayer book project. Also found are extensive research files on Abbott Handerson Thayer and his specific works of art as well as photographic materials depicting Thayer, his family, studio, house, and works of art.

Project files document Richard Murray's research projects regarding Abbott Handerson Thayer. Found here is Murray's correspondence with fellow Thayer scholars, collectors, art museums, and Thayer family members. Also included are planning documents, loan forms, press clippings, conservation requests, checklists and other materials for the exhibition "Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art" which Murray curated at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (formerly National Museum of American Art) in 1999. Additional project files are primarily for his proposed book on Abbott Thayer and include research grant applications, fundraising, photograph orders, and reviews of the initial manuscript.

Research files contain documentation on archival collections regarding Thayer, subject files on family members, models, and friends of Thayer, private and museum collections of his artwork, and other subject's relevant to Thayer's career as an artist. Files may include Murray's correspondence and notes. However, the bulk of the material consists of photocopies or microfilm print-outs of archival documents, newspaper clippings, and other printed material. Also found are files on specific works of art by Thayer. These files may contain catalog descriptions, provenance information, correspondence, and images of the work of art.

Photographs depict Thayer, his family, friends, studio, house, and his artwork. Also found are negatives, color transparencies, and slides of these photographs. Of note are photographs of x-rays of Thayer paintings. Researchers should note that all photographs of Thayer, his family, house, studio, and artwork are copy prints of original photographs which Richard Murray requested from the owners for his research.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged as 3 series:

Subjects and Names

This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following terms:

Subjects:

  • Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum

Subjects-Topical:

  • Painters--New Hampshire--Dublin
  • Artists' studios-Photographs

Types of Materials:

  • Photographs
  • Slides (photographs)

Provenance

The collection was donated in 2011 by the Smithsonian American Art Museum via George Gurney, curator.

Separated and Related Materials

The Archives of American Art holds several collections related to Abbott Handerson Thayer. These include the Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer family papers, 1851-1999; research material on Abbott Handerson Thayer and other artists, 1895-1990, donated by Thomas B. Brumbaugh; the Abbott Handerson Thayer letter and drawings to Caroline Peddle Ball, circa 1890-1893; "The Drawings of Abbott Thayer", by Elizabeth Robins Pennell, circa 1921; and the Nelson and Henry C. White research material, 1898-1978, which includes many letters, photographs, and other material originally belonging to the Thayer family.

How the Collection was Processed

The collection was processed in 2011-2012 by Erin Kinhart.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

Use of original papers requires an appointment.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Richard Murray research material regarding Abbott Handerson Thayer is owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

How to Cite this Collection

Richard Murray research material regarding Abbott Handerson Thayer, 1948-2004, bulk 1994-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Project Files, 1990-2004
(Box 1-2; 1.2 linear feet)

Project files document Richard Murray's various research projects regarding Abbott Handerson Thayer. Included are records regarding the exhibition "Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art" which he curated at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (formerly National Museum of American Art) in 1999. These files include planning documents, loan forms, press clippings, conservation requests, exhibition text, and exhibition checklists. Additional project files are primarily for his proposed book on Abbott Thayer and include research grant applications, fundraising, photograph orders, and reviews of the initial manuscript. Also found is Murray's correspondence regarding his Thayer projects. Correspondence is with fellow Thayer scholars, collectors, art museums, and Thayer family members.

Box Folder
1 1-2 Collections-Based Research Grant, 1999-2000
(2 folders)
1 3 Contacts, circa 1990s
1 4-8 Correspondence regarding Thayer Projects, 1990-2004
(5 folders)
1 9 Desk Calendars, 1998-2000
1 10 Financial Records, 1997-2001
1 11 Fundraising, 1997-1999
1 12 Impressionism Installation Draft Checklist, 1998
1 13 Monadnock Seminar, 2004
1 14 National Museum of American Art Graph Exhibition Schedule, 1997-2000
1 15 Outline for Abbott Thayer Book, 2000
1 16 Photograph Orders, 1994-2001
1 17 Photograph Orders, Frick Art Reference Library, 1998-2000
1 18 Reviews of Manuscript, 2001-2002
1 19 Thayer Book Possible Sponsors, circa 1998-2001
1 Exhibition, "Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art"
1 20 Bibliography, circa 1990s
1 21 Book Text, 1998
1 22 Brochure, 1999
1 23 Budget and Expenditures, 1996-2000
1 24 Conservation Requests and Reports, 1997-1999
1 25 Exhibition Approval, 1994-1997
1 26-27 Exhibition Planning Documents, 1994-1999
(2 folders)
1 28 Images Dropped from Book, 1997, 1998
1 29 Loans, 1995-1999
1 30 Opening Reception, 1999
1 31 Permissions to X-Ray, 1999
1 32 Press Clippings, 1999
1 33 Special Exhibition Fund Grant Application, 1995-1996
1 34 Special Exhibition Fund Grant Narrative, circa 1995
1 35 Wall Text, 1999
1 36-39 Working Exhibition Checklists, circa 1996-1999
(4 folders)
Box Folder
2 1-3 Working Exhibition Checklists, circa 1996-1999
(3 folders)

Series 2: Research Files, 1948-2004
(Box 2-8; 6.1 linear feet)

Research files contain documentation on archival collections regarding Thayer, subject files on family members, models, and friends of Thayer, private and museum collections of his artwork, and other subject's relevant to Thayer's career as an artist. Of note is a group of research files on concealing coloration, and files on the "Centennial Exhibition of Paintings by Abbott Handerson Thayer." Files may include Murray's correspondence and notes. However, the bulk of the material consists of photocopies or microfilm print-outs of archival documents, newspaper clippings, and other printed material.

Murray also maintained a set of research files on specific works of art by Thayer. Folder headings for these files he included the title of the work and in most cases the gallery, museum, or private owner of the work. Some files do not include owner information. The files may contain catalog descriptions, provenance information, correspondence, and images of the work of art.

Folders are arranged alphabetically. There is also a grouping of unsorted research material which may relate to or duplicate material in other files. General research files are followed by a separate arrangement of files on specific works of art which are arranged alphabetically by title. In most cases folder headings have been transcribed from Murray's original folder labels.

Box Folder
2 4 Abbott Handerson Thayer Papers, Sketches, circa 1990s
2 5 Abbott Handerson Thayer Papers, Sketchbooks, circa 1990s
2 6 Abbott Thayer Death Mask/Life Mask, 1997
2 7 Addison Gallery of American Art, 1997, 1999
2 8 American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1996-1997
2 9 Audubon Society, circa 1999
2 10 Background on Abbott Thayer, circa 1990s
2 11 Bartlett Family Collection, 1998
2 12-13 Bloede Family, circa 1996-2004
(2 folders)
2 14 Bolle Collection, circa 1997
2 15 Braun Collection, circa 1997
2 16 Brooklyn Art Association, circa 1990s
2 17 Brooklyn Museum, 1997
2 18 Carnegie Institute Records, circa 1990s
2 19 Castano Gallery Records, 1997
2 20-21 Centennial Exhibition of Paintings by Abbott Handerson Thayer, 1949-1951
(2 folders)
2 22-24 Charles Lang Freer Papers, circa 1990s
(3 folders)
2 25 Chesterwood Collection, 1997-2000
2 26 Chronologies, circa 1990s
2 27 Clemens, Samuel (Mark Twain), circa 1990s
2 Concealing Coloration
2 28 Excerpts from Book Concealing-Coloration in the Animal Kingdom, circa 1990s
2 29 Exhibitions, circa 1990s, 2000
2 30 Franklin Roosevelt, circa 1990s
2 31-34 General, circa 1990s, 2000
(4 folders)
2 35 Icebergs, circa 1990s
2 36 Military Camo (Other than Roosevelt), circa 1990s
2 37 Ship Camouflage, 2001
2 38 Theodore Roosevelt, circa 1990s
2 39 Corot, J. B. C., circa 1990s
2 40 Decorative Angels, circa 1997
Box Folder
3 1 Documentation regarding Photographs of Abbott Thayer and Thayer Family, circa 1990s
3 2 Dow, Thomas Millie, circa 1990s-2000
3 3 Dublin, New Hampshire, 1997-1999
3 4 Emerson, Ralph Waldo, circa 1990s
3 5 Exhibition Loan List, "Abbott H. Thayer Retrospective" at Everson Museum of Art, 1997
3 6-7 Exhibition Records, circa 1990s, 2000
(2 folders)
3 8 Fashion (Hats and Birds), 2002
3 9 Faulkner, Barry, 1997
3 10 Fisher, Ellen Thayer, 2000
3 11 Freer Gallery of Art Collection, 1997-2001
3 12-13 Frames, circa 1990s, 2000
(2 folders)
3 14 Fuller, Elizabeth, circa 1999
3 15-17 Gellatly, John, circa 1990s
(3 folders)
3 18 General Theories, Statements, Opinions on Art, circa 1990s
3 19 Gerome, Jean Leon, circa 1990s
3 20 Gladys Thayer Reasoner on Abbott Thayer's Death, 1999
3 21 Helena DeKay Gilder Diary, 1999
3 22 Henry Allison Photographs and Related Correspondence, 1997
3 23 Inventory of American Paintings, Artist Index, 1992
3 24 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 1994
3 25 James, William, 1990s-2000
3 26-29 Journal and Magazine Articles, Book Excerpts, circa 1990s
(4 folders)
3 30 Juley Photograph Collection, circa 1990s
3 31 Kent, Rockwell, circa 1999
3 32 La Farge, John, 1997
3 33-35 Letters, Abbott Thayer and Thayer Family, circa 1990s
(3 folders)
3 36 Letters, Abbott Thayer to Clara May, circa 1990s
3 37 Letters from Artists to Abbott Thayer, circa 1990s
3 38 Location Lists for Thayer Paintings, circa 1997
3 39 Macbeth Gallery Records, circa 1990s
3 40 McIlhenny, Charles Morgan, circa 1990s
3 41 Meryman Collection, circa 1990s
3 42 Meryman, Richard, circa 2000
3 43 Milch Gallery Records, circa 1990s
3 44 Missing Memorial Exhibition Paintings, 1997-2000
Box Folder
4 1 Morse, Henry Dutton, 2000
4 2 Mystery of "Gladys" Painting, circa 1990s
4 3 National Museum of American Art, List of Works by Thayer, 1997
4 4 Nelson White Collection, 1998
4 5-6 Nelson White Papers, Letters, circa 1990s
(2 folders)
4 7 Nelson White Papers, Mrs. Thayer's Scrapbook, circa 1990s
4 8 Nelson White Papers, Reminiscences of Gladys Thayer, circa 1990s
4 9 Nelson White Papers, Thayer Writings, circa 1990s
4 10 New Hampshire State House, circa 1990s
4 11-16 Newspaper Articles, circa 1990s
(6 folders)
4 17 Notes from Susan Hobbs's Trip to New Hampshire, 1997
4 18 Obituaries and Tributes, circa 1990s
4 19 Other Angels, circa 1997-1998
4 20-21 Paris, circa 1990s, 2000
(2 folders)
4 22 Perception, circa 1990s
4 23-25 Plunket Collection, circa 1998-1999
(3 folders)
4 26 Property Documents and Thayer Estate, 1976, circa 1990s
4 27 Pumpelly, Raphael, circa 2000
4 28 Quotes by and about Abbott Thayer, circa 1990s
4 29 Renaissance Typologies, circa 1990s
4 30 Research Paper, Elizabeth Lee, "Painting Against the Modern: Beauty, Filth and Disease in the Art of Abbott Thayer", circa 1997
4 31 Research Paper, Karen Phillips, "Abbott Handerson Thayer and the Development of His Winged Figures", 1986
4 32 Research Paper, Elizabeth Walmsley, "A Preliminary Investigation into the Painting Techniques of Abbott Handerson Thayer", 1989
4 33 Research Trip, London and Glasgow, 2000
4 34 Research Trip, Mid-West, 1997
4 35 Research Trips, New England, 1997
4 36 Research Trip, New Hampshire, 1996
4 37 Research Trip, New York City, circa 1992
4 38 Self-Portraits, circa 1990s
4 39 Society of American Artists, circa 1985
4 40-41 Stevenson, Robert Louis (Stevenson Memorial), circa 1997-1999
(2 folders)
Box Folder
5 1-3 Stevenson, Robert Louis (Stevenson Memorial), circa 1997-1999
(3 folders)
5 4 Stillman Collection, 1998
5 5 St. Ives, Cornwall, circa 1990-1996
5 6 Student Records, circa 2000
5 7 Summer Teaching, circa 1990s
5 8 Taber, Edward Martin, circa 1990s
5 9 Teaching, circa 1990s
5 10 Thesis, Virginia Lee Pledger, "Abbott H. Thayer's Mural Florence Protecting the Arts", 1976
5 11 Thayer, Emma, 2000
5 12 Thayer, Gerald, circa 1990s
5 13 Thayer, Gladys, circa 1995
5 14 Thayer's Models, circa 1990s
5 15 Thayer on Restoration, circa 1990s
5 16 Thayer on Women, circa 1990s
5 17 Thayer Reviews, circa 1990s
5 18-19 Thayer Students, 1948-1950
(2 folders)
5 20 Thayer, William H., circa 1993
5 21-23 Thomas Brumbaugh Papers, circa 1990s
(3 folders)
5 24 Vose Gallery Records, circa 1990s
5 25 Weir, Julian Alden, 1997
5 26 White, Stanford, circa 1990s-2000
5 27 Whitney Museum of American Art, 1997
5 28 Whittaker, John Bernard, 2000
5 29-38 Research Material, Miscellaneous Unsorted, circa 1990s
(10 folders)
5 39 Research To Do, circa 1996-2000
Box Folder
6 1-2 Research Not Using, circa 1990s
(2 folders)
6 3 To Be Filed, circa 2001
6 Research on Specific Works of Art
6 4 General Research on Works of Art by Thayer, circa 1997-2000
(4 folders)
6 8 Questionable Works, 1998-1999
6 9 Alma Wollerman, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, 1997
6 10 An Angel, Milwaukee Art Museum, 1997
6 11 Angel, National Museum of American Art, circa 1990s
6 12 The Angel, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1994-1998
6 13 Angel of Dawn, St. Anselm's Abbey School, circa 1996-1998
6 14 Anne Mumford Palmer, Memorial Art Gallery, 2000
6 15 Azores, National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
6 16 Below Mount Monadnock, Hood Museum of Art, 1997
6 17 Berkshire Wood, Curtis Cheney, 1997-2000
6 18 Blue Jays in Winter, National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
6 19 Blue Ribbon, circa 1997
6 20 Boy and Angel, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1997-2000
6 21 A Bride, National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
6 22 Brother and Sister, National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
6 23 Capri, Freer Gallery of Art, circa 1994-1997
6 24 Caritas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, circa 1997-1998
6 25 Cattle, circa 1997
6 26 Cattle by a Stream, 1995, 1998
6 27 Child With Kittens, 1997-1999
6 28 Clearing, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 1997-1998
6 29 Concord River from French's Landing, Chesterwood, circa 1997
6 30 Copperhead Snake on Dead Leaves, National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
6 31 Cornish Headlands, Freer Gallery of Art, circa 1992-1997
6 32 Cornish Headlands, National Museum of American Art, circa 1999
6 33 The Cotton-Tail Rabbit Among Dry Grasses and Leaves, Brooklyn Museum, 1997-1998
6 34 Diana, Freer Gallery of Art, circa 1995-1997
6 35 The Donkey, 2000
6 36 Drawing, Neuberger Museum of Art, 1997
6 37 Dublin Pond, New Hampshire, National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
6 38 Fall Landscape, Weschler's, 1972, circa 1997
6 39 Flower Studies, National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
6 40 Forest Interior, circa 1997
6 41 Frog, National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
6 42 Girl Arranging Her Hair, Canajoharie Library and Art Gallery, 1997-1998
6 43 Girl Arranging Her Hair, National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
6 44 Girl in Fur Hood, Brooklyn Museum, 1997
6 45 Girl in White, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1997-1998
6 46 Girl in White, St. Bonaventure University, circa 1997
6 47 Girl Reading, Hirshhorn Museum (Deaccessioned), circa 1997
6 48 Gladys, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1997-1998
6 49 Half-Draped Figure, National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
6 50 Head, Freer Gallery of Art, circa 1992-1997
6 51 Head of a Dog, Worcester Art Museum, 1997
6 52 Head of a Girl, Brooklyn Museum, 1997
6 53 Head of a Young Woman, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 2000
6 54 Hebe, Cleveland Museum of Art, circa 1997
6 55 Helen Sears, Toledo Museum of Art, 1992, 1997
6 56 Heterocampa biundata (Walker), National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
6 57 Hooded Warblers, National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
6 58 Jessie Jay Burge, Brooklyn Museum, 1997
6 59 Josephine Balestier, 1998
6 60 Landscape, University of Maine, 1997
6 61 Landscape at Fountainbleu, 2001
6 62 Light of the Smudge and the After Sunset Glow, Harvard University, circa 1997
6 63 Little Girl With Flowers, Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, 2000
6 64 Lunar Caterpillar, National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
6 65 Maids in the Meadow, Colby College Museum of Art, 2000
Box Folder
7 1 Male Ruffled Grouse in the Forest, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997-1998
7 2 Male Wood Duck, National Museum of American Art, 1997
7 3 Male Wood Duck in a Forest Pool, National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
7 4 Margaret MacKittrick, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1997
7 5 Meditation, Butler Institute, 1999
7 6 Minerva in a Chariot, National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
7 7 Monadnock, Jean Plunket, 1997-1999
7 8 Monadnock Angel, Addison Gallery, 1997
7 9 Monadnock in Winter, Freer Gallery of Art, 1995-1999
7 10 Monadnock Mountain, Freer Gallery of Art, circa 1992-1997
7 11 Monadnock No. 2, Freer Gallery of Art, circa 1995-1997
7 12 Mother and Child, RISD Museum, circa 1990s
7 13 Mount Monadnock (1897), 1999-2000
7 14 Mount Monadnock, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1997
7 15 Mount Monadnock, Joan and Byron Lapham, 1997-2000
7 16 Mount Monadnock, Paul Kossey, 2001
7 17 Mount Monadnock, University of New Hampshire, 1997
7 18 Mrs. William F. Milton, Metropolitan Museum of Art, circa 1997
7 19 My Children, Brooklyn Museum, 1997
7 20 My Children, National Museum of American Art, circa 1992-1997
7 21 My Daughter Mary, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1997
7 22 Mystic, Connecticut, 1997
7 23 Noon, 1997-1998
7 24 The Old Sailmaker, Chesterwood, circa 1997
7 25 Peacock in the Woods, National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
7 26 Pensive Model, circa 1997
7 27 Portrait of Alexina Mease White, 1999
7 28 Portrait of Alice Rich, circa 1997
7 29 Portrait of the Artist's Eldest Daughter, Freer Gallery of Art, 1995-1999
7 30 Portrait of the Artist's Son, Freer Gallery of Art, 1992-1999
7 31 Portrait of Beatrice, Everson Museum of Art, 1997
7 32 Portrait of Beatrice Holden, Addison Gallery, 1997-1998
7 33 Portriat of Bessie Price, Willard G. Clark, 1993-1998
7 34 Portrait of Elise Dufour, circa 1990s
7 35 Portriat of Jennie Remington, 1998
7 36 Portrait of Joe Evans, circa 1997
7 37 Portrait of Kate Bloede Thayer, Sewell C. Biggs Museum of American Art, 1997
7 38 Portrait of a Lady, Cincinnati Art Museum (Deaccessioned), 1997
7 39 Portrait of a Lady, Freer Gallery of Art, circa 1992-1997
7 40 Portrait of a Lady (Miss Bessie Stillman), 1998
7 41 Portrait of a Lady (Mrs. William B. Cabot), National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
7 42 Portrait of Raphael Welles Pumpelly, circa 1997
7 43 Portrait of Richard T. Fisher, 2000
7 44 Portrait of a Woman (Miss Gertrude Bloede), National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
7 45 Portrait of a Young Girl, Rhode Island School of Design, 1997
7 46 Prize Bull, Freer Gallery of Art, 1996
7 47 Red Flamingoes, National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
7 48 Roseate Spoonbill/Roseate Spoonbills, National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
7 49 Roses, National Museum of American Art, circa 1997-2000
7 50 Roses, Vance Jordan Fine Arts, 1997, 1999
7 51 Seascape, Vanderbilt University, 1997
7 52 Seated Angel, Wadsworth Atheneum, 1997
7 53 Self-Portrait, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1997
7 54 Self-Portrait, Hirshhorn Museum, 1997
7 55 Self-Portrait, Charles M. Plunket, 1997
7 56 Self-Portrait, Metcalf/Mauran, 1998
7 57 Self-Portrait, Allen Blagden, circa 1997
7 58 Self-Portrait, Cleveland Museum of Art, 1993, 1997
7 59 Self-Portrait, National Academy of Design, 1997
7 60 Self-Portrait, Snite Museum of Art, 1997-1998
7 61 Self-Portrait, National Portrait Gallery, 1997
7 62 Self-Portrait, Babcock Galleries, 1993-2000
7 63 Self-Portrait, Chesterwood, circa 1997
7 64 Self-Portrait (Drawing), Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997
7 65 The Sisters, Brooklyn Museum, 1997-1999
7 66 The Sky Simulated by Red Flamingoes/White Flamingoes, National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
7 67 Sleep, 1997-1999
7 68 Sparrow Perched Among Clover and Daisies, 2000
7 69 Sphinx Caterpillar, National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
7 70 Spring Hillside, Thomas Rosse, 1997-1999
7 71 Standing Woman, National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
7 72 Stevenson Memorial, National Museum of American Art, 1997-1999
(2 folders)
7 74 Still Life, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1997-1998
7 75 Still Life - Game, 1999
7 76 Still Life with Bowl of Roses, 1997
7 77 Study for Boy and Angel, Dayton Art Institute, 1997
7 78 Study for Caritas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1997
7 79 Study for Seated Angel, Hirshhorn Museum, 1997
7 80 Study of Old Woman, Brigham Young University, 1997-1998
7 81 Sunrise on Mt. Monadnock, New Hampshire, Princeton University, 1997
7 82 Sunrise, San Remo, Charles M. Plunket, 1997
7 83 The Three Graces, circa 1998
7 84 Townsend Bradley Martin, circa 1997
7 85 Unidentified Portrait, 1995
7 86 View of Dublin Pond, New Hampshire, National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
7 87 Village Street, Dominica, National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
7 88 The Virgin, Freer Gallery of Art, circa 1995-1997
7 89 Virgin Enthroned, National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
(2 folders)
7 91 Waterlilies, Dicke Collection, 1997
7 92 West Indies, National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
7 93 White Flamingoes, National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
7 94 William M. S. Stillman, Brooklyn Museum, 1997
7 95 Winged Figure, Art Institute of Chicago, 1997-2001
7 96 Winged Figure (Angel), Fogg Art Museum, circa 1997-1998
Box Folder
8 1 Winged Figure, Freer Gallery of Art (1911), circa 1995-1997
8 2 Winged Figure, Freer Gallery of Art (1918), circa 1995-1997
8 3 Winged Figure Seated Upon a Rock, Freer Gallery of Art, 1995
8 4 Winter Dawn on Monadnock, Freer Gallery of Art, 1995-1997
8 5 Winter, Monadnock, National Museum of American Art, circa 1997
8 6 Winter Landscape, National Academy of Design, 1997
8 7 Winter Scene, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1997-1998
8 8 Winter Sunrise, Monadnock, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997-1998
8 9 Winter Through the Window, Addison Gallery, 1998
8 10 Woman in Grecian Gown, Addison Gallery, 1997
8 11 Woman in Green Velvet, Addison Gallery, circa 1997-1998
8 12 Woman in White Dress (Alma Wollerman), 1997
8 13 Young Girl, Chesterwood, circa 1997
8 14 Young Woman, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997-2003
8 15 Young Woman in White, Addison Gallery, 1998

Series 3: Photographic Materials, 1961, circa 1990s-2001
(Box 8-9; 1.7 linear feet)

Found here are photographs of Thayer, his family, friends, studio, house, as well as photographs of his artwork. Also found are negatives, color transparencies, and slides of these photographs. Of note are photographs of a Thayer exhibition at the Lyman Allyn Museum and photographs of x-rays of Thayer paintings.

Researchers should note that all photographs of Thayer, his family, house, studio, and artwork are copy prints of original photographs which Richard Murray requested from the owners for his research. Most of the original photographs of Thayer and his family can be found in archival collections at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Photographs are arranged by subject. Negatives and transparencies are also arranged by subject, but slides are arranged in no particular order.

Box Folder
8 16-18 Photographs of Abbott Thayer, Family, Friends, circa 1990s
(3 folders)
8 19 Photographs of Thayer Studio, circa 1990s
8 20 Photographs of Thayer House, circa 1990s
8 21-24 Photographs of New Hampshire Landscapes, circa 1990s
(4 folders)
8 25 Photographs of the J. L. Smith House, circa 2000
8 26 Exhibition Photographs, Lyman Allyn Museum, 1961
8 27 Photographs of Archival Documents, circa 1990s
8 28 Photographs of Painting X-Rays, circa 1990s
8 Photographs of Artwork
8 29-30 Drawings, circa 1990s
(2 folders)
8 31-36 Ideal Figures, circa 1990s
(6 folders)
8 37-38 Landscapes, circa 1990s
(2 folders)
8 39-41 Nature, circa 1990s
(3 folders)
Box Folder
9 1-3 Portraits, circa 1990s
(3 folders)
9 4 Self-Portraits, circa 1990s
9 5 At Addison Gallery, circa 1990s
9 6 At Freer Gallery of Art, circa 1990s
9 7 Comparisons (Artwork by Others), circa 2001
9 8 Miscellaneous, circa 1990s
9 Negatives and Transparencies
9 9 Abbott Thayer, Family, Friends, circa 1990s
9 10 Archival Documents, circa 1990s
9 11 Drawings, circa 1990s
9 12-13 Ideal Figures, circa 1990s
(2 folders)
9 14 Landscapes, circa 1990s
9 15 Nature, circa 1990s
9 16 Portraits, circa 1990s
9 17 Self-Portraits, circa 1990s
9 18 Miscellaneous, circa 1990s
9 19-23 Slides, circa 1990s
(5 folders)