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Chester Dale papers, circa 1883-2003, bulk 1920-1970

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Series 5: Printed Material , 1925-circa 1972
1.2 Linear feet
Boxes 3-4, 8, OV 9

Catalogs are of exhibitions and of auction sales, many of which are annotated; check marks in some of the auction catalogs may indicate items bought by Dale. Several exhibition catalogs include essays and introductions by Maud Dale, including a 1929 essay on Modigliani and a 1929 essay on the Chester Dale collection, "Before Manet to Modigliani from the Chester Dale Collection."
Many of the Parrish Art Museum catalogs and announcements are for exhibitions arranged by Mary Dale in her capacity as exhibition chairman, as documented in the Parrish Art Museum correspondence in Series 2.
One 1953 folder of catalogs includes notations on "artists seen by Dale on his first visit to Spain that he found good." The series also includes bound catalogs of the Chester Dale collection in Washington, Chicago, and Philadelphia, one of which is inscribed to Mary Bullard.
New clippings consist of articles, primarily about Chester Dale, including obituaries from 1962. They include bound editions of Life Magazine articles about Dale, and a bound volume of Esquire featuring an article about Dale by Murdock Pemberton entitled "Ambassador to Art." Clippings also document people and subjects of interest to Dale.
Of note is a poster for the exhibition Douze Décors de Théâtre par Maud Dale, 1925, at Galerie J. Allard which can be seen in photographs of Dale's country residence in Series 7: Photographs.
The bulk of this series has been digitized. For some catalogs, only the covers, title pages, and relevant pages have been digitized.
Description Container Select
Catalogs, 1928-1929
3
18
Catalogs, 1929
3
19
Catalogs, 1929-1930
3
20
Catalogs, 1930-1933
3
21
Catalogs, 1933-1937
3
22
Catalogs, 1944-1946
3
23
Catalogs, 1946
3
24
Catalogs, 1953
3
25
Catalogs, 1964-1966
3
26
Catalogs and Announcements, Parrish Art Museum, circa 1960s
3
27
Catalogs and Announcements, Parrish Art Museum, 1966-1967
3
28
Catalogs and Announcements, Parrish Art Museum, 1968-1971
3
29
Catalogs of Chester Dale Collection, Bound, 1941-1943
3
30
Catalogs of Chester Dale Collection, Bound, 1942-1943
4
1
Catalogs of Chester Dale Collection at National Gallery of Art, 1965
4
2
Esquire Article "Ambassador to Art" by Murdock Pemberton, 1938
Oversized material housed in Box 8, Folder 3
4
3
Life Magazine Articles, 1946-1962
Oversized material housed in Box 8, Folder 4
4
4
News Clippings, circa 1924-circa 1932
Oversized material housed in Box 8, Folder 5
4
5
News Clippings, 1942-1949
Oversized material housed in Box 8, Folder 5
4
6
News Clippings, 1950-1951
Oversized material housed in Box 8, Folder 5
4
7
News Clippings, 1952-1954
4
8
News Clippings, 1955-1956
4
9
News Clippings, 1957-1959
4
10
News Clippings, 1960-1962
Overized material housed in Box 8, Folder 6
4
11
News Clippings, 1963-1964
Oversized material housed in Box 8, Folder 6
4
12
News Clippings, 1965
Oversized material housed in Box 8, Folder 6
4
13
News Clippings, 1966
Oversized material housed in Box 8, Folder 6
4
14
News Clippings, 1967
4
15
News Clippings, 1968-1971
4
16
Poster for Exhibition Douze Décors de Théâtre par Maud Dale, Galerie J. Allard, 1925
Oversized material housed in OV 9
4
17
Miscellaneous Printed Material, circa 1930s-circa 1970s
4
18
Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1936-1972
4
19
Miscellaneous Printed Material, News Clippings, circa 1960s-circa 1972
4
20
Oversized Esquire Article "Ambassador to Art" by Murdock Pemberton digitized with Box 4, Folder 3
8
3
Oversized Life Magazine Articles digitized with Box 4, Folder 4
8
4
Oversized News Clippings digitized with Box 4, Folders 5-7
8
5
Oversized News Clippings digitized with Box 4, Folders 11-14
8
6
Oversized Poster for Exhibition Douze Décors de Théâtre par Maud Dale, Galerie J. Allard digitized with Box 4, Folder 17
OV 9

Make a Request

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