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Edmund Charles Tarbell papers, 1885-1977

Edmund Charles Tarbell papers, 1885-1977

Tarbell, Edmund Charles, 1862-1938

Painter, Teacher

Collection Information

Size: 1.3 linear ft. (on 3 microfilm reels)

Summary: Photographs, correspondence, scrapbooks, printed material; and papers of Josephine Tarbell Ferrell regarding her father.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, teacher; Boston, Mass. and New Hampshire. Born West Groton, Mass. Studied at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston School, and the Academie Julian. Taught at MFA, Boston School from 1889-1913. Member of the group, Ten American Painters. Considered leader of the Boston Impressionists.


Material on reel N68-103 was lent for microfilming 1968 by Mrs. John Schaffer (Mary Tarbell), daughter of Edmund Tarbell. Material on reels 4701-4702 was donated 1989 by his granddaughter, Mary Josephine Ferrell Cannon.

Location of Originals

  • Reel N68-103: Originals returned to the lender, Mary Tarbell Schaffer, after microfilming.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels N68-103 & 4701-4702 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

Edmund Charles Tarbell papers, 1885-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.