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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.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lender after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel N68-101 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Some of the sketches from the Henri notebook are photocopies.

Restrictions on Access

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

How to Cite This Collection

Chapellier Galleries collection of artists' papers, 1816-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.