Wunder, Richard P.,
New York, N.Y.
Collection size: 2.0 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Papers assembled by art historian and museum director, Richard Wunder, relating to the painter, Harriet Blackstone (1864-1939). Included are: research correspondence (1972-1986); mss. drafts of paintings inventories; biographical material on Blackstone; a chronological index of Blackstone's works, with an alphabetical listing of sitters; an extensive photograph file of Blackstone's paintings and drawings: a drawings file, consisting of photocopies of drawings with attached registration sheets; writings on Blackstone by Wunder, Stell Andersen, and Esther Morgan McCullough (unpublished); and a catalog for a 1984 Blackstone exhibition at Bennington College.
Biographical/Historical Note: Art historian; New York. Blackstone was a painter as well as a friend and colleague of William Merritt Chase and Thomas Wilmer Dewing.
Donated 1998 by Richard P. Wunder.