Schaeffer Galleries (New York, N.Y.),
Collection size: 1.6 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Correspondence with collector Arthur C. Tate and LeRoy Backus, financial records (1932-1963), notes (1938-1954), subject files (1935-1953), printed material (1937-1957), and photographs of works of art concern the exhibitions and business transactions of Schaeffer Galleries, New York City.
Forty-seven letters to collector Arthur C. Tate from the gallery and other dealers that discuss the purchase of art works (1933-1963). Correspondence between Hanns Schaeffer and Schaeffer Galleries' Pacific Coast director LeRoy Backus includes lists of paintings and some sales receipts (1938-1948). Financial records consist of receipts and invoices (1932-1963). Other materials include a guest book (1946-1954), a list of works of art, and notes on miscellaneous artists (1938).
Subject files for exhibitions of European art (1935-1953) contain letters, notes, printed material, guest books and photographs of works. Printed material includes clippings (1938, 1942-1955) and exhibition announcements and catalogs (1937-1957). Eighteen undated photographs show works of art. One photograph is of painter Ann Phillips.
Biographical/Historical Note: Art gallery; New York, N.Y. and Berlin, Germany. Owned by Hanns S. and Kate Schaeffer, the Galleries specialized in Old Masters paintings and drawings, originally concentrating on Flemish and Dutch masters. Operated in Berlin, 1925-1939, and New York from 1936 to the 1990s.
Donated 1982 by Kate Schaeffer.
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