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Augustus Saint-Gaudens letters, 1905-1906

Augustus Saint-Gaudens letters, 1905-1906

Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907

Sculptor

Collection Information

Size: 9 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Correspondence and letters from Saint-Gaudens.

REEL 3621: aFive letters and a receipt from Mr. and Mrs. Saint-Gaudens in Windsor, Vt. to Mrs. Frederick Ferris Thompson in Canandaigua, N.Y, discussing employing Saint-Gaudens's student, John Flanagan, to obtain for Mrs. Thompson a copy of the "Discobolus" in the Louvre and the bust Saint-Gaudens is making of Mr. Thompson. The receipt is for the final payment for the bust. One letter is from Mrs. Saint Gaudens explaining that they will be unable to visit the Thompsons since Mr. Saint-Gaudens is unable to travel.

REEL D10: Three letters from Saint-Gaudens to Mr. Keep, June 6, 1891, asking him to visit the studio; to Florence Levy, June 29, 1901 and April 30, 1906, concerning photographs she requested of a portrait of Saint-Gaudens's son by John Singer Sargent; and to an unidentified individual, November 20, 1891.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor; Windsor, Vt. Mrs. Frederick Thompson, the recipient of these letters, employed Saint-Gaudens to make a portrait medallion of her husband. The work is now in St. Anthony Hall, a fraternity house at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. Saint-Gaudens died a year after completing this.

Provenance

Material on reel 3621 lent for microfilming by S. Lane Faison, Director of the Williams College Museum of Art. Levy letters on reel D10 purchased with funds given by Charles Hamilton 1956. Other letters on reel D10 donated by Charles E. Feinberg, an active donor and friend of AAA.

Location of Originals

  • Reel 3621: Originals are in the possession of the Williams College Museum of Art.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels D10 and 3621 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

Augustus Saint-Gaudens letters, 1905-1906. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.