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Allan D. and Kate S. Emil papers, 1967-1977

Allan D. and Kate S. Emil papers, 1967-1977

Emil, Allan D., 1898-1976

Art patron

Collection Information

Size: 22 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Summary: The papers of Allan D. and Kate S. Emil relate primarily to their gift to New York University of Pablo Picasso's "Bust of Sylvette," executed in concrete by Carl Nesjar. There is also an unrelated letter from Henry Moore.

Four photographs of the construction of the sculpture, clippings, press releases, eight letters commenting on the sculpture, and a booklet about it. In addition there is a letter dated October 21, 1966, from Henry Moore who writes about his sculpture, "King and Queen," done in 1952-1953.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art patrons (New York, N.Y.)

Provenance

Donated 1977 by Mrs. Allan D. Emil.

Location of Originals

  • Originals retained by donor, Kate S. Emil.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reel 2803 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Allan D. and Kate S. Emil papers, 1967-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.