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Carlen Galleries, Inc. records, 1775-1997, bulk 1940-1986

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into four parts, representing gift and loan accessions received and microfilmed at various times. The two loans for microfilming (Parts 2 and 4) overlap and partially duplicate one another-particularly records relating to Horace Pippin and Edward Hicks-but are far from identical. Some of the Pippin and Hicks material was significantly rearranged in the interim between the first loan (1988) and the second (2002).

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Series 1: Gift (1986) , 1906-1986
7 Linear feet
Boxes 1-7; Reels 4166-4175

Part 1 is arranged into 18 series:
  • 1.1: Finding Guide
  • 1.2: Correspondence, 1937-1986
  • 1.3: Artist Files: Edward Hicks, 1944-1975
  • 1.4: Artist Files: Albert Davies, 1960-1976
  • 1.5: Artist Files: Horace Pippin, 1940-1975
  • 1.6: Subject Files: Information on Black Artists, 1940-1945
  • 1.7: Subject Files: Correspondence Not to or From Carlen, 1933-1977
  • 1.8: Business Records: Loan Forms, 1959-1970
  • 1.9: Business Records: Carlen Gallery Exhibitions, 1938-1970
  • 1.10: Business Records: Miscellaneous Art Work Information, 1906-1977
  • 1.11: Business Records: Photographs, 1952
  • 1.12: Business Records: Miscellaneous Inventories, 1966-1976
  • 1.13: Business Records: Advertising, 1946-1959
  • 1.14: Business Records: Guest Book, 1938
  • 1.15: Business Records: Scrapbook, 1937-1938
  • 1.16: Business Records: Clippings (photocopies), 1950-1977
  • 1.17: Business Records: Conservation Reports, 1950-1979
  • 1.18: Business Records: Financial Records, 1938-1980
1.1: Finding Guide, undated
A target for a finding guide appears on the microfilm and the same information is on the microfilm box label, but there is no evidence that the Finding Guide was ever produced.
1.2: Correspondence, 1937-1986
Correspondence, arranged chronologically, consists mainly of letters from artists, dealers, curators, and collectors concerning the sale and purchase of works of art. Additional correspondence files concern sales of paintings by Maurice Prendergast, 1959-1975, and Käthe Kollwitz, 1938-1980.
Description Container
Correspondence, 1937-1953
Reel 4166
1
1-14
Correspondence, 1954-1955
Reel 4167
1
15-23
Correspondence, Jan.-Nov., 1956
Reel 4167
2
1-4
Correspondence, Nov., 1956-April, 1959
Reel 4168
2
5-17
Correspondence, April-Dec., 1959
Reel 4169
2
18-21
Correspondence, 1960-Dec., 1961
Reel 4169
3
1-8
Correspondence, Dec., 1961-1964
Reel 4170
3
9-17
Correspondence, 1965-Aug., 1966
Reel 4170
4
1-7
Correspondence, 1966-1971
Reel 4171
4
8-23
Correspondence, 1972
Reel 4171
5
1-3
Correspondence, 1973-1986, undated
Reel 4172
5
4-17
Maurice Prendergast (letters and sales receipts), 1959-1975, undated
5
18
Käthe Kollwitz (letters, sales receipts, and printed matter), 1938-1980, undated
5
19
1.3: Artist Files: Edward Hicks, 1944-1975
Description Container
Letters Regarding Edward Hicks Paintings, fragments, 1943-1948, undated
Reel 4172
5
20
Letters Regarding Edward Hicks Paintings, 1948-1976
Reel 4173
5
21-22
Receipts for Purchases of Edward Hicks Paintings, 1945-1974, undated
Reel 4173
5
23
Printed Matter, 1944-1975, undated
Reel 4173
5
24
1.4: Artist Files: Albert Davies, 1960-1976
Description Container
Letters from Albert Davies, 1962-1964, undated
Reel 4173
6
1
Letters Regarding Purchase/Sale of Albert Davies Works, 1960-1976, undated
Reel 4173
6
2
Commission Account and Consignment Receipts, Kennedy Galleries, undated
Reel 4173
6
3
Sales Receipts, Exhibition Catalog, 1960-1965, undated
Reel 4173
6
4
1.5: Artist Files: Horace Pippin, 1940-1970
Description Container
Letters from Horace Pippin, 1941-1946, undated
Reel 4173
6
5
Letters Relating to Horace Pippin, 1940-1946, undated
Reel 4173
6
6
Letters related to Horace Pippin, 1947-1979
6
7
Financial Material (receipts and sales reports), 1940-1970, undated
Reel 4173
6
8
Miscellaneous Lists and Inventories, undated
Reel 4173
6
9
Exhibition Announcements, Catalogs, Checklists, Photographs, 1937-1966, undated
Reel 4173
6
10
Clippings (photocopies), 1941-1944, undated
Reel 4173
6
11
1.6: Subject Files: Information on Black Artists, 1940-1945
Description Container
Speech by Unidentified Author on Negro Artists, circa 1945
Reel 4173
6
12
Letters to Madelin Blitzstein Relating to Black Artists, 1945
Reel 4173
6
13
Miscellaneous Information on Black Artists, 1940, 1945, undated
Reel 4173
6
14
1.7: Subject Files: Correspondence, Not Carlen, 1933-1977
Description Container
Letters Written and Received by Various Correspondents, 1933-1977
Reel 4173
6
15
Letters to Mrs. Almon Kidder Concerning Raphaelle Peale, 1942-1967
Reel 4173
6
16
Raymond Feuillatte (includes exhibition catalog), 1946
Reel 4173
6
17
French Moderns (photocopies of correspondence, receipts, printed matter), 1963-1966
Reel 4173
6
18
1.8: Business Records: Loan Forms, 1959-1975
These files include related correspondence and printed matter.
Description Container
Loans from Carlen Gallery, 1959-1975, undated
Reel 4173-4174
6
19
1.9: Business Records: Carlen Galleries Exhibitions, 1938-1970
Description Container
Exhibition Price Lists, 1938-1970, undated
Reel 4174
6
20
Photographs, Invoices, Invitation copy, 1949-1950, undated
Reel 4174
6
21
Printed Matter, 1948-1957, undated
Reel 4174
6
22
1.10: Business Records: Miscellaneous Art Work Information, 1906-1977
These two files include a statement of authenticity from the Lotos Club, 1906; two pamphlets written and published by Albert C. Barnes, undated; draft of talk about Carlen's experiences as an art appraiser, undated; includes descriptions of paintings, biographical notes on artists, and provenance of Alexander Calder work owned by Cleve Gray, 1979.
Description Container
Miscellaneous, 1906-1971, undated
Reel 4174
6
23
Miscellaneous Art Work Information, 1977-1979, undated
Reel 4174
6
24
1.11: Business Records: Photographs, 1952
This file includes 7 views of display windows, Blum Store, Philadelphia, featuring women's suits and weathervanes and a passport portrait of Robert Carlen.
Description Container
Weathervane Photographs, Robert Carlen, 1952, undated
Reel 4174
6
25
1.12: Business Records: Miscellaneous Inventories, 1966-1976
Some of these inventories include value/price and numbers that may indicate stock number or location.
Description Container
Miscellaneous Carlen Galleries Inventories, 1966-1976
Reel 4174
6
26
1.13: Business Records: Advertising, 1946-1959
Description Container
Advertising, 1946-1959, undated
Reel 4174
6
27
1.14: Business Records: Guest Book, 1938
One volume, with cover lacking, noting artist and exhibition dates; also includes "A. A. List" of names in alphabetical order [mailing list?]; and an undated price list for antiques.
Description Container
Guest Book, 1938
Reel 4174
6
28
1.15: Business Records: Scrapbook, 1937-1938
One volume spiral notebook titled Carlen Galleries containing clippings, mainly exhibition notices and reviews, feature stories on artists shown by Carlen Galleries; also includes handwritten list of "Local Negro Art".
Description Container
Scrapbook, 1937-1938
Reel 4174
6
29
1.16: Business Records: Clippings, 1950-1977
Clippings about folk art, art sales, artists, and Carlen Galleries exhibitions.
Description Container
Clippings, 1950-1977, undated
Reel 4174
6
30
1.17: Business Records: Conservation Reports, 1950-1979
Conservation reports and invoices with descriptions of conservation work performed on items belonging to Carlen Galleries, Inc.
Description Container
Conservation Reports, 1950-1979
Reel 4174
6
31-33
1.18: Business Records: Financial Records, 1938-1980
Description Container
Account with Lee Gainsborough, 1945
Reel 4174
6
34
Audit Records, 1970
Reel 4174
6
35
Receipts for Works Sold , 1938-1980, undated
7
1-26
Purchases, 1942-1980, undated
7
27-46

Series 2: Loan (1988) , 1937-1986
(Reel 4175)

Part 2 is arranged into five subseries:
  • 2.1: Letters, 1941-1986
  • 2.2: Business Records, 1937-1946
  • 2.3: Printed Matter, 1937-1947
  • 2.4: Scrapbook, 1937-1947
  • 2.5: Photographs, 1944
2.1: Letters, 1941-1986
Some of the Horace Pippin and Edward Hicks material microfilmed with part 2 is partially duplicated in Part 4, but was significantly rearranged in the interim.
Description Container
Relating to Horace Pippin, 1942-1947, undated
NA
4175
From Horace Pippin, 1941-1945, undated
NA
4175
Relating to Edward Hicks, 1946-1947, undated
NA
4175
General, 1946-1986, undated
NA
4175
2.2: Business Records, 1937-1946
Description Container
Account Book, 1937-1938
NA
4175
Receipts, 1940-1947, undated
NA
4175
2.3: Printed Matter, 1937-1947
Includes exhibition announcements, catalogs, and clippings.
Description Container
Printed Matter, 1937-1947
NA
4175
2.4: Scrapbook, 1937-1947
Description Container
Horace Pippin Scrapbook, 1937-1947
NA
4175
2.5: Photographs, 1944
Includes photographs of undated works of art, and a 1944 portrait of Allan Freelon.
Description Container
Photographs, 1944, undated
NA
4175

Series 3: Gift (2002) , 1835-1992
3.4 Linear feet
Boxes 8-12; Reel 5745

This series includes previously sealed letters and appraisals.
Part 3 is arranged into four subseries:
  • 3.1: Letters, 1962-circa 1980
  • 3.2: Business Records, 1904-1979
  • 3.3: Photographs, circa 1940, circa 1950
  • 3.4: Selections from Library of Carlen Galleries, Inc., 1835-1992(unfilmed)
3.1: Letters, 1962- circa 1980
This subseries includes previously sealed letters from Charles M. Mount received with Part 1, but not available for research until 2002.
Description Container
Mount, Charles M. (previously sealed), 1962-1964
8
1
Mount, Charles M., 1968
8
2
Mount, Charles M. (previously sealed), 1968-1975, undated
8
3
Baez, Joan, circa 1980
8
4
3.2: Business Records, 1979
This subseries ncludes previously sealed appraisals received with Part 1.
Description Container
Sales Receipt (for The Crucifixion by Pippin, 1943, sold to Menil Foundation), 1979
8
5
List of Paintings for Appraisal, undated
8
6
Appraisals (previously sealed)
Acton - Bergman, 1964-1977
11
1
Bernstein, Benjamin, 1957-1971
11
2
Bernstein, Edward, 1959-1970
11
3
Bernstein, Stanley, 1970-1978
11
4
Bethlehem Steel - Borowsky, 1949-1977
11
5
Bortin, David, 1962-1972
11
6
Bortin, George, 1961-1964
11
7
Bostwick - Brinley, 1968-1976
11
8
Briskin, Edward B., 1977
11
9
Brooke - Claxton, 1957-1979
11
10
Cole - Davis, 1961-1975
11
11
Dechert, Price & Rhoads, 1968-1973
11
12
Decker - Drinker, 1962-1975
11
13
Duane, Morris, 1904-1977
11
14
Dubin - Fineberg, 1962-1979
11
15
First City Troop - Free Library of Philadelphia, 1960-1975
11
16
Fried, Herbert, 1964-1977
11
17
Friedland - Gardner, 1959-1977
11
18
Gardner, Robert T., 1967-1968
11
19
Gates - Golden, 1962-1977
11
20
Goldman, William, 1957-1975
11
21
Goldsmith - Grant, 1959-1975
11
22
Greenberg, Jennye, 1963-1970
11
23
Greenfield, Albert M., 1967
11
24
Greenhouse - Griscom, 1960-1973
11
25
Grossman, David J., 1968-1979
11
26
Gutman, Jacob C., 1960-1967
11
27
Haas, John C., 1966-1968
11
28
Hahn, Maruice and Roslyn, 1959-1966
11
29
Hallowell - Hellenbranth, 1964-1977
11
30
Henderson, J. Welles, 1961-1978
11
31
Hendrix - Jaffe, 1962-1978
11
32
Jaffee, Wilton, 1961-1976
11
33
James - Kvaines, 1961-1977
11
34
Laessle - Levin, G., 1957-1976
11
35
Levin, Mrs. Lionel, 1973
11
36
Levy - Mann, 1959-1979
11
37
Markowitz - Mitchell, 1953-1977
11
38
Moore, Matthew T., 1965-1973
11
39
Morris - Pesin, 1958-1979
11
40
Philadelphia Bar Association, 1966, undated
11
41
Philadelphia Saving Fund Society - Phillips, 1961-1973
11
42
Pleet, Mrs. Gilbert, 1959-1975
11
43
Potamkin, Mr. and Mrs. Meyer P., 1956-1973
11
44
Potamkin, S. - Potamkin, V., 1964-1969
11
45
Pratt, Elmer, 1968-1973
11
46
Presby - Robertson, 1963-1976
11
47
Robinson, Ira Earl, 1958-1977
11
48
Rock - Rosenberg, 1967-1975
11
49
Rosenfeld, Mrs. A. J., 1975
11
50
Rosich - Schroeder, 1957-1979
11
51
Carl Schurz Association, Inc., 1977
11
52
Scott - Shapiro, M., 1968-1977
11
53
Shapiro, Sam, 1973-1974
11
54
Sharpe - Sheetz, 1969-1974
11
55
Shein, Joseph D., 1970-1979
11
56
Shenkin - Shinners, 1957-1972
11
57
Silverman, Robert L. and Marilyn, 1959-1966
11
58
Silverman, Samuel S. and Norma B., 1959-1971
11
59
Simon - Smith, 1964-1978
11
60
Snellenberg, Stanley S., 1957-1974
11
61
Snitzer, Edward, 1965-1979
11
62
Soffian - Sulkowski, 1958-1976
11
63
Sullivan, Robert J., 1969-1978
12
1
Sundheim - Wheelock, 1957-1976
12
2
Wheelwright, Ellen duPont, 1969
12
3
Wherry, Frank G., 1975
12
4
Williams - Winters, 1968-1977
12
5
Wistar Institute, 1970-1977
12
6
Wolf - York, 1961-1977
12
7
Zeidman, Elizabeth G., 1967-1974
12
8
Zinman - Zobian, 1971-1974
12
9
Zvegintzov, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander A., 1966
12
10
3.3: Photographs, circa 1940, circa 1950
Description Container
Robert Carlen (one by Adiran Siegel, photographer), circa 1950, undated
8
7
Robert Carlen with Mrs. Jennie Ora Pippin and Horace Pippin (Arnold Newman, photographer), circa 1940
8
8
3.4: Selections from Library of Carlen Galleries, Inc., 1835-1992
The filing order and subject designations of these catalogs, pamphlets, and periodicals, were supplied by the donor. A small number of folders include notes, photographs, and photocopies of archival material.
Description Container
African, 1940-1968
9
1
Almanac, 1835
9
2
American Colonial, 1954
9
3
American Journal of Numismatics and Bulletin of American Numismatic and Archaeological Societies, Boston, July 1885
9
4
American Painting, City Art Museum of St. Louis (American Painting, 39th Annual Exhibition Vol. XXXI, No. 1 of the Bulletin), 1946
9
5
American West (The West in Bronze, Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York), 1968
9
6
Americana, 1949
9
7
Americana, 1978
9
8
Associated American Artists, New York (Patron's Supplement No. 35, 36, 1946
9
9
Baltimore Museum of Art (Two Hundred and Fifty Years of Painting in Maryland, 1945
9
10
Barlach, Ernst, 1956, 1984
9
11
Barnes Foundation, Merion Station, Pa. ("Prometheus' Unwittingly Solicited Encore" by Violette de Mazia, Da Capo), Winter 1978-1979
9
12
Bertoni, Wander (Wander Bertoni, Plastiken 1945-1959), 1959
9
13
Bingham, George Caleb, undated
9
14
Black Women Artists, 1988
9
15
Book Catalogs, 1968-1972, undated
9
16
Burchfield, Charles, 1975
9
17
Calyo (later owned by R. C.; reproductions in Douglas Curry ad, Pictures on Exhibit, photocopy), Nov., 1945
9
18
Carlbach Gallery, New York (Masterworks of African Art, J. C. Gallery, New York), 1947
9
19
Carles, Arthur B. (Arthur B. Carles, Philadelphia Museum of Art), 1970
9
20
Ceramics, Japanese, undated
9
21
Chagall, Marc, 1959, 1962
9
22
Civil War, 1982
9
23
Cole, Thomas (Thomas Cole N.A. (1801-1848) (2 copies), Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York), 1964
9
24
Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C. ( 25th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Oil Paintings), 1957
9
25
Corot, Jean Baptiste (Corot, Lefevre Gallery, Alex Reid & Lefevre, Ltd., London), 1989
9
26
Creative Art: A Magazine of Fine & Applied Art, Volume 3, Number 2, August, 1928
9
27
Damitz, Ernst (Ernst Damitz, 1805-1883, Art Institute of Chicago), 1977
9
28
Daumier, Honoré (Honoré Daumier: Anniversary Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), 1958
9
29
Davies, Albert Webster (American Primitives by Albert Webster Davies (2 copies), Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection, Williamsburg, Va.), 1965
9
30
Degas, Edgar, 1958
9
31
Downtown Gallery (Edith Halpert), 1946, undated
9
32
Duchamps, Marcel, 1969
9
33
Dufy, Raoul (book prospectus, La belle histoire de la fée électricité de Raoul Dufy by Bernard Dorival, Paris), 1953
9
34
Eakins, Susan Macdowell (Susan Macdowell Eakins 1851-1938, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia), 1973
9
35
Edouart, August, undated
9
36
Eichholz, Jacob (Jacob Eichholz, 1776-1842, Pennsylvania Painter, A Retrospective Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia), 1969
9
37
Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn. (The Fisk Library), [1945]
9
38
Frick Collection, New York, 1935
9
39
Folinsbee, John N. (An Exhibition of Paintings by John Folinsbee, Newman Galleries, Philadelphia), 1977
9
40
Formes, English Edition XXIII, March, 1932
9
41
Garbisch Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1954, 1957
9
42
German Religious Sculpture, 1923-1924
9
43
Mayerson-Gilbert, Ruth, 1978-1984
9
44
Goya, Francisco (exhibition announcement, Goya gravures, caprices tauromachie proverbes, Le Nouvel Essor, Paris), 1969
9
45
Greenwood, Laura M., 1987
9
46
Gris, Juan (Juan Gris 1887-1927, Buchholz Gallery, New York), 1944
9
47
Haidt, John Valentine (John Valentine Haidt, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection, Williamsburg, Va.), 1966
9
48
Halpert, Edith Gregor (Downtown Gallery (Edith Halpert); "The Village/Past" by Edith Gregor Halpert, the ARTgallery), Jan., 1965
9
49
Harnett, William M. ("Harnett: One Century" by Alfred V. Frankenstein, ART News), Sept., 1948
9
50
Henri, Robert ( Robert Henri 1865-1929, Fifty Paintings, Hirschl & Adler Galleries Inc., New York), 1950
9
51
Homer, Winslow, 1938, undated
9
52
Hopper, Edward (Edward Hopper: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art), 1989
9
53
Ingersoll (Philadelphia family) (Sketch of the Ingersoll Family of Philadelphia by R. Sturgis Ingersoll), 1966
9
54
Johns, Jasper (Jasper Johns Lithographs 1973-1975. Gemini G. E. L., Los Angeles, Calif.), 1975
9
55
Kogan, Moissej (Ausstellung Moissej Kogan, Galerie Alex Vömel, Düsseldorf), 1964
9
56
Kolle, Helmut (Kolle, Galerie Vömel, Düsseldort), 1988
9
57
Kollwitz, Kaethe, 1959, 1976, undated
9
58
Kühn, Justus Engelhardt, 1937
9
59
Lachaise, Gaston, 1964, 1973
9
60
Lafayette, 1957
9
61
Lam, Wilfredo (Wilfredo Lam, Gimpel Gallery, New York), 1970-1971
9
62
Léger, Fernand (brochure: Musée Fernand Léger, Biot, France), undated
9
63
Lewis, Martin (Martin Lewis, The Graphic Work, Kennedy Galleries, New York), 1973
9
64
Luks, George (An Exhibition of Watercolors, Drawings and Oil Paintings by George Benjamin Luks, 1867-1933, Childs Gallery, Boston), 1974
9
65
Matta, Roberto Matta by William Rubin, Museum of Modern Art), 1957
9
66
Michonze, Gregoire (Paintings by Michonze, Adams Gallery, London), 1959
9
67
Ming Dynasty Porcelain, Autumn, 1949
9
68
Modigliani, Amedeo, 1955
10
1
Monet, Claude, 1960
10
2
Moore, Henry (Art & Idea: Henry Moore essay by Herbert Read, Philadelphia College of Art), 1966
10
3
Mucha, Alphonse (Alphonse Mucha, Art Nouveau 1890-1913, Grosvenor Gallery and Arthur Jefress Gallery, London), 1963
10
4
Munch, Edvard, 1968
10
5
Museum of Modern Art, New York (Painting and Sculpture Acquisitions), 1958, 1959
10
6
Myers, Myer, undated
10
7
National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D. C., 1966
10
8
Neagle, John, 1925, 1989
10
9
The Negro Artist Comes of Age: A National Survey of Contemporary American Artists, Albany Institute of History and Art, 1945
10
10
19th Century, 1955, 1958
10
11
Norton Gallery and School of Art, West Palm Beach, Fla., 1957, 1968
10
12
Osborne, Elizabeth (Elizabeth Osborne by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia), 1992
10
13
Pascin, Jules (Jules Pascin, 1885-1930, Watercolors and Drawings, Perls Galleries, New York), 1967
10
14
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1946-1964
10
15
Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Painters, 1951, undated
10
16
Picasso, Pablo, 1950, 1967
10
17
Pollock, Jackson, 1956-1957
10
18
Porcelain Veilleuses (Rare Porcelain Veilleuses Collection presented by Doctor Frederick C. Freed to the City of Trenton, Tennessee), 1958
10
19
Potamkin Collection, Philadelphia, 1970-1973
10
20
Potter, Beatrix, 1966
10
21
Pre-Columbian, 1950, 1961
10
22
Rasmusson (Rasmusson Drawings, 2 copies, M. Knoedler & Company, Inc., New York), 1946
10
23
Rattner, Abraham, circa 1937
10
24
Reading Museum, Reading, Pa., 1953, 1967
10
25
Redfield, Edward W., 1968
10
26
Redon, Odilon (Odilon Redon, The New Gallery, New York), 1958
10
27
Rivera, Diego, 1959
10
28
Rodin, Auguste (Catalogue du Musée Rodin, Paris), 1929
10
29
Saint Memin, undated
10
30
Salemme, Attilio (Attilio Salemme, 1911-1955, Duveen-Graham, New York), 1955
10
31
Sargent, John Singer, undated
10
32
Schneider, Herbert, 1978-1982
10
33
Scottish Painters, 1970-1972
10
34
Second Bank of the United States, Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia ( Portrait Gallery Guidebook: Faces of Independence by John C. Milley), 1974
10
35
de Segonzac, André Dunoyer (Hommage á André Dunoyer de Segonzac (1884-1974), La Galerie Paul Vallotton), 1981
10
36
Serber, Frances (announcement: Frances Serber, Ceramist, announces the opening of a new studio workshop, Serber-Mesibov, Newark, N.J.), undated
10
37
Shahn, Ben (exhibition announcement: Exhibition of Twentieth Century Paintings, Kennedy Galleries, Inc.), 1968
10
38
Shapinsky, Harold, 1987
10
39
Smith, Jessie Willcox, 1936
10
40
de Staël, Nicolas (book prospectus: Libres illustrés par Nicolas de Staël, Pierre Berés, Paris), circa 1955
10
41
Steuben Glass (Frederick Carder and his Steuben Glass 1903-1933, Dexter Press, Inc., West Nyack, N.Y.), 1966
10
42
Stuart, Gilbert, Jan.-March, 1963
10
43
Tiffany, Louis Comfort, May, 1974
10
44
Tobey, Mark (Mark Tobey, 1890-1976, Galerie Vömel, Düsseldorf), 1983
10
45
Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri, 1951, 1976
10
46
Tourte, Suzanne, 1957
10
47
Union League, Philadelphia, 1940
10
48
Van Gogh, Vincent, 1953-1982
10
49
Vuillard, Edouard (Vuillard et son Kodak, Lefevre Gallery, London), undated
10
50
Valadon, Suzanne, 1956, undated
10
51
Galerie Vömel, Düsseldorf, 1965-1986
10
52
Galerie Paul Vallotton, Lausanne, 1966-1987
10
53
Max Weber, Paul Klee, Aristide Maillol, Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Museum of Modern Art, New York, circa 1930
10
54
Weir, Robert W., 1976-1977
10
55
Williamson, Ada C. (1880-1958)
10
56
Zigrosser, Carl, 1964
10
57
Zuloaga, Ignacio (brochure: "Zuloaga in the Collection of The Hispanic Society of America with Comparative Material"), 1931
10
58

Series 4: Loan (2002) , 1775-1997
(Reels 5746-5748)

Part 4 is arranged into seven subseries.
  • 4.1: Correspondence, 1943-1997
  • 4.2: Business Records, 1941-1989
  • 4.3: Subject Files, 1937-1997
  • 4.4: Notebooks, 1928-1994
  • 4.5: Printed Matter, 1944-1989
  • 4.6: Miscellaneous, 1775-1991
  • 4.7: Photographs, 1970
4.1: Correspondence, 1943-1997
Business correspondence is filed as letters sent and received and mainly concerns the purchase and sale of art and antiques, exhibitions at Carlen Galleries, loans to exhibitions held elsewhere, and reference queries. A small number of files labeled with the name of the correspondent have been integrated into the chronological sequence in the appropriate places. A small amount of additional correspondence, 1943-1996 and undated, is designated personal. It includes thank you notes and letters from the Carlens' daughters and friends, correspondence about Social Security benefits, taxes and the care of Carlen's father, Morris Cohen. A few letters post-dating Robert Carlen's death and the closing of his gallery concern paintings.
Description Container
Letters Sent, 1944
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1946
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1947
NA
5746
Letters Sent, 1949
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1953
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1955
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1956
NA
5746
Letters Sent, 1957
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1957
NA
5746
Letters Sent, 1960
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1960
NA
5746
Letters Sent, 1961
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1961
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1963
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1964
NA
5746
Letters Sent, 1965
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1965
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1966
NA
5746
Letters Sent (empty folder), 1968
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1968
NA
5746
Letters Sent, 1969
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1969
(2 folders)
NA
5746
Letters Sent, 1970
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1970
NA
5746
Letters Sent, 1971
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1971
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1972
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1973
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1974
NA
5746
Letters Sent, 1975
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1975
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1976
NA
5746
Rockefeller Purchase, 1976, and Catalog, San Francisco Museum, 1993
NA
5746
Letters Sent, 1976
NA
5746
Letters Sent, 1977
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1977
NA
5746
Letters Sent, 1978
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1978
NA
5746
Letters Sent, 1979
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1979
NA
5746
Letters Sent, 1980
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1980
NA
5746
Letters Sent, 1981
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1981
NA
5746
Letters Sent, 1982
NA
5746
Received, 1982
NA
5746
Letters Sent, 1983
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1983
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1984
NA
5746
Letters Sent, 1985
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1985
NA
5746
Letters Sent, 1986
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1986
NA
5746
Letters Sent, 1987
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1987
NA
5746
Letters Sent, 1988
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1988
NA
5746
Harvey, Steve, 1988-1990
NA
5746
Letters Sent, 1989
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1989
NA
5746
Christie's, 1989
NA
5746
Letters Received, 1990
NA
5746
Levitt, Dr. Irving, 1990
NA
5746
Letters Sent, undated
NA
5746
Letters Received, undated
NA
5747
Personal Correspondence
Albert C. Barnes Letter (letter recommending the Carlens' daughter to Friends' Central School), 1943
NA
5747
To Robert Carlen, and Robert and Alice Carlen, 1945-1982, undated
NA
5747
To Alice Carlen, and Alice and Nancy Carlen, 1955-1997, undated
NA
5747
Nancy of Philadelphia Painting (Sotheby's invoice for purchase by Nancy Carlen), 1997
NA
5747
Other Correspondence (not Carlen), 1949
NA
5747
4.2: Business Records, 1941-1989
Business records include appraisals and receipts. Appraisal reports prepared by Robert Carlen, 1968-1986, include a small amount of related correspondence; however, most folders contain only one item. Items dated prior to 1968 are appraisals conducted by others submitted to Carlen for review. Receipts issued to and by Robert Carlen are for purchases, sales, consignments, and loans. Other receipts and invoices are for business related services such as framing, refinishing, shipping, advertising, etc.
Description Container
Appraisals, Alexander, Scholley Pace, 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, American Red Cross, 1979
NA
5747
Appraisals, Aslin, Al, 1975-1979
NA
5747
Appraisals, Baer, Sydney, 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, Barnes, J. Hampton, 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, Berger, Moses H., 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, Bergnes, Samuel A., 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, Biddle, Mrs. A. Mercer, 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, Biddle, Alec, 1968
NA
5747
Appraisals, Bortin, David, 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, Boucher, Jack E., 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, Brown, John M. G., 1968
NA
5747
Appraisals, Clark, Jefferson (empty folder), 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, Clark, Mrs. Margaret M., 1965-1970
NA
5747
Appraisals, Claxton, Edmund, 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, Cotton, Charles A., 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, DeCosta, Edward, 1986
NA
5747
Appraisals, Feldman, Mrs. Anne, 1981
NA
5747
Appraisals, Fisher, Mrs. Phillip, 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, Garrett, John R., 1976
NA
5747
Appraisals, Gilbard, Burton B., 1975-1976
NA
5747
Appraisals, Grossman, Mrs. David J., 1979
NA
5747
Appraisals, Gutman, Jacob C.; Estate of Jacob C. Gutman, Haverford College, 1982, 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, Horner, Caleb and Peter, 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, Israel, Dr. Harold, 1979
NA
5747
Appraisals, Jaffe, Josef, 1970
NA
5747
Appraisals, Laughlin, Dr. Thomas L., 1970
NA
5747
Appraisals, Levy, Mrs. Margaret Wasserman, 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene John, 1967-1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, Lister, Peter, 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, Mansell, T. Norman, 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, Maxwell, Mrs. Drusilla T., 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, McCall, Mrs. Joseph Benton, Jr., 1968-1981
NA
5747
Appraisals, McKean, Thomas Radford and Nancy B., 1953-1964
NA
5747
Appraisals, Merrill, Charles, 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, Mitchell, John Hanson, 1960
NA
5747
Appraisals, Newbold, Theodore, 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, Philadelphia Saving Fund Society, 1986
NA
5747
Appraisals, Pierpont, Thomas, 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, Potamkin, M. P., 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, Pratt, Elmer, 1969-1970
NA
5747
Appraisals, Reynolda House, 1973
NA
5747
Appraisals, Robbins, Mrs. George, 1973-1977
NA
5747
Appraisals, Rosenberg, Dr. Phillip, 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, Scott, Edgar, 1970
NA
5747
Appraisals, Sellers, Mrs. J. Townsend, 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, Shein, Joseph, 1979
NA
5747
Appraisals, Stokes, John, 1987
NA
5747
Appraisals, Spangler, John L., Jr., 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, Sullivan, Caroline H. (for Freeman), 1968
NA
5747
Appraisals, Sullivan, Caroline H., Estate, 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, Tucker, Stephen L., 1979
NA
5747
Appraisals, Webb, H. M., Jr. (Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.), 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, West, Gordon S., 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, West Chester State College, 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, Willing, E. Shippen, Jr., 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles, 1979
NA
5747
Appraisals, Winnet, Nochem S., 1979
NA
5747
Appraisals, Zantzinger, Mary Golden Geist, Estate of, 1969
NA
5747
Appraisals, Zobian, Stewart P., 1979
NA
5747
Appraisals, Unidentified, 1979, undated
NA
5747
Appraisals, Notes, undated
NA
5747
Receipts, Purchases, Sales, Consignments, Loans, 1941-1988
(6 folders)
NA
5747
Receipts, Miscellaneous, 1946-1989, undated
(3 folders)
NA
5747
Receipts, Railway Express and U. S. Mail, 1953-1987, undated
NA
5747
University Hospital Antiques Show, Contract and Program, 1963-1964
NA
5747
4.3: Subject Files, 1937-1997
Subject files may contain correspondence, appraisals receipts, printed matter, and photographs. The files on Edward Hicks include correspondence with Hirschl & Adler Galleries and Terry Dintenfass, notes, photographs, and printed material. Also found are files concerning Carlen's loan of two Hicks' paintings to the U.S. State Department. The files include information about Anatol Jal, the purchase of the Captain James Lawrence Goblet, Horace Pippin, and Antoine Roux. Found in the Horace Pippin files are an appraisal; correspondence about exhibitions, Selden Rodman's book, Pippin's paintings; lists of Pippin's work; loans; exhbitions; and printed material.
Some of the Horace Pippin and Edward Hicks material microfilmed with the subject files in Part 4 is partially duplicated in Part 2, but was significantly rearranged in the interim.
Description Container
Hicks, Edward
Carlen Hicks Sale, 1980-1997, undated
NA
5747
Letters Regarding Hicks Paintings, 1946-1947, undated
NA
5747
Penn's Treaty with the Indians, Cancelled Checks, 1954
NA
5747
State Department Hicks Paintings, 1980-1994
NA
5747
State Department Guide to Diplomatic Reception Rooms, 1978
NA
5747
State Department, Hicks Copyright, 1990
NA
5747
Jal, Anatol, 1988-1989
NA
5747
Lawrence Goblet
Glass, "Capt'n Jas. Lawrence" Goblet, 1972-1989, undated
NA
5747
Lawrence Goblet, undated
NA
5747
Pippin, Horace
Appraisal, 1992
NA
5747
Correspondence, General, 1942-1990, undated
NA
5747
Lists of Pippin's Works, circa 1977 and 1990
NA
5747
Loan, Chester County Historical Society, 1988
NA
5747
Loans, Terry Dintenfass Gallery (includes photocopies of Pippin letters, 1941-1945), 1989, 1996
NA
5747
Miscellaneous (receipts, notes, program for dedication of historical marker at the home of Horace Pippin), 1972, 1979, undated
NA
5747
Painting, Christ Before Pilate (letters to Francois de Menil), 1981
NA
5747
Paper by Gylbert Garvin Coker (with related correspondence), 1981-1982
NA
5747
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Pippin Exhibition, 1992-1994
NA
5747
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Pippin Exhibition, 1992-1994
NA
5747
Printed Matter, 1937-1992
NA
5747
Roux, Antoine
Roux, Antoine, Painting, Roux, Antoine, Fr. (1765-1835), 1979-1982
NA
5747
Roux, Antoine, Roux Catalogue ( A Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition of Ship Portraits by the Roux Family of Marseilles, The Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, Maine), 1939
NA
5747
4.4: Notebooks, 1928-1994
Five volumes of notebooks concerning Horace Pippin, Edward Hicks, and Robert Carlen. Three Horace Pippin notebooks contain correspondence with and about Pippin, photographs of Pippin and his works of art, exhibition catalogs and brochures, printed material, receipts, and cancelled checks. One notebook concerns Edward Hicks and contains correspondence about Hicks' paintings, photographs of his work, and printed matter. One notebook concerns Robert Carlen and contains photographs of Carlen, newsclippings, a small number of letters to Carlen, and a photocopy of Carlen's student record from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Some of the Horace Pippin and Edward Hicks material in vols. 1-4 was microfilmed with Part 4 is partially duplicated in Part 2, but was significantly rearranged in the interim.
Description Container
Vol. 1, Horace Pippin, 1940-1994
NA
5748
Vol. 2, Horace Pippin, 1942-1981
NA
5748
Vol. 3, Horace Pippin, 1994, n.d
NA
5748
Vol. 4, Edward Hicks, 1944-1991
NA
5748
Vol. 5, Robert Carlen, 1975-1990
NA
5748
4.5: Printed Matter, 1944-1989
Newsclippings and miscellaneous printed material concerning various topics arranged in alphabetical order. The Artists, A-Z, File contains clippings and miscellaneous items about Anonymous, Joseph Boggs Beale, John George Brown, Thomas Eakins, Adolphus Ealey, Edward Hicks, Elizabeth Osborne, Horace Pippin, John Rodgers, Saint-Mémin, Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones, and Grant Wood. The file on Collectors includes clippings about R. S. Ingersoll, Allen Funt, and Steven Straw.
Description Container
Antiques, 1967-1989, undated
NA
5748
Art, Miscellaneous, 1974, 1989
NA
5748
Art Market, 1975-1981
NA
5748
Artists, A-Z, 1944-1989, undated
NA
5748
Big Sur Folk Festival (Nancy Carlen, Promoter), circa 1970s
NA
5748
Carlen, Robert, 1941, 1964-1971
NA
5748
Carlen Galleries at Provident National Bank (exhibition checklists), 1973, 1976
NA
5748
Collectors, 1973-1980
NA
5748
Miscellaneous (not art related), undated
NA
5748
State Department, Diplomatic Reception Rooms, 1978-1978/79, 1980/81, undated
NA
5748
4.6: Miscellaneous, 1775-1991
Prints found here include: Pickets by Lynd Ward; 3 Hand-Colored Prints in poor condition, including Currier and Ives George Washington's Reception by the Ladies on Passing on his Way to New York to be Inaugurated..., and 2 unidentified images.
Description Container
Biographical, Health Insurance Card, 1954
NA
5748
Biographical, Medicare Card, Social Security Card, 1971, undated
NA
5748
Biographical, Inventory of Household Furnishings, 1980
NA
5748
Biographical, Inventory and Appraisal of the Estate of Robert Carlen, 1990-1991
NA
5748
Financial, Banking (deposit slips), 1958-1978
NA
5748
Financial, Taxes (tax returns), 1969
NA
5748
Notes, Business Notes, Lists, 1956, undated
NA
5748
Notes, Names, Addresses, Telephone Numbers, undated
NA
5748
Notes, Research Notes, 1775-1948, undated
NA
5748
Prints, undated
NA
5748
4.7: Photographs, 1970
Photographs of antiques and artwork consist mainly of Carlen Galleries' stock and images retained for reference or comparative purposes. These undated photographs are categorized by medium and subject. Also included are photographs of people, and places. Photographs of miscellaneous subjects include photographs of a cover of an auction catalog for the sale of Peale's Museum Gallery of Oil Paintings, M. Thomas & Sons, Philadelphia, 1854; photograph of an inscription on the back of canvas, Bath Houses-Atlantic City Jas. Hamilton. 1868; and a model of a carriage. Also found is a folder of photographs of Wanamaker's Department Store in Philadelphia with a window display featuring selections from Carlen Galleries to advertise University Hospital Antiques Show; Carlen Galleries.
Description Container
Antiques, Furniture, undated
NA
5748
Antiques, Metal Work, undated
NA
5748
Antiques, Miscellaneous, undated
NA
5748
Antiques, Porcelains, undated
NA
5748
Antiques, Rifle, undated
NA
5748
Artwork, Drawings, undated
NA
5748
Artwork, Needlework, undated
NA
5748
Artwork, Paintings, Biblical ( Peaceable Kingdom), undated
NA
5748
Artwork, Paintings, Figures, undated
NA
5748
Artwork, Paintings, Genre, undated
NA
5748
Artwork, Paintings, History, undated
NA
5748
Artwork, Paintings, Landscape, undated
NA
5748
Artwork, Paintings, Marine, undated
NA
5748
Artwork, Paintings, Miscellaneous Subjects (animals, allegory), undated
NA
5748
Artwork, Paintings, Native American, undated
NA
5748
Artwork, Paintings by Horace Pippin, undated
NA
5748
Artwork, Paintings, Portraits, undated
NA
5748
Artwork, Paintings, Still Life, undated
NA
5748
Artwork, Print, undated
NA
5748
Artwork, Sculpture, undated
NA
5748
Artwork, Wood Carvings, undated
NA
5748
People, Robert Carlen and David Cohen (brother); Mrs. Jessie I. Bell (painter), 1970, undated
NA
5748
Places, Carlen Galleries (interior and exterior), undated
NA
5748
Miscellaneous, Cover of Auction Catalog; Canvas Inscription; Model of Carriage, undated
NA
5748
Miscellaneous, Wanamaker's Department Store, Philadelphia, undated
NA
5748

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