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Chapellier Galleries collection of artists' papers, 1816-1972

Chapellier Galleries collection of artists' papers, 1816-1972

Chapellier Galleries (New York, N.Y.)

Collection Information

Size: 300 items (on 1 microfilm reel).

Summary: Scrapbook of Irving Wiles containing many original letters and sketches glued in place; sketchbook of Robert Henri with loose sketches and one notebook containing some original sketches, also photocopies of sketches already removed, names of pupils, dates and amounts paid; letters, many illustrated, to William Merritt Chase from Robert Blum; a sketchbook of John F. Kensett; a copy of a book, RIP VAN WINKLE, illustrated by Everett Shinn.

Biographical/Historical Note

Galleries founded in 1916 in Brussels and London; in 1923 in New York City. Active as of 1983. Chapellier Galleries collected primarily important American paintings 1840-1940, and represented virtually all significant American painters of the period in their collections. The Chapellier Galleries sometimes acted as sole agents for the works in artists' estates; the Robert Henri estate, a notable example.


Lent for microfilming 1968 by the Chapellier Galleries.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lender after microfilming.

Microfilm reel N68-101 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.