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Elizabeth Cady Stanton Blake papers, 1921-1940

Blake, Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Portrait painter


Collection Information

Size: 0.6 linear ft.

Summary: Sixty-four letters, postcards, and notes from Cecilia Beaux; letters about Beaux from James B. Drinker, Cecil Drinker, Anna Murphy, Ernesta Drinker Barlow, Lucy Taggart, Rosamond Gilder, and Kingdon Gould, Jr.; a scrapbook/notebook from a portrait class taught by Beaux and F. Luis Mora containing clippings, catalogs, photographs, and Blake's notes from lectures by artists in New York, 1916-1918; clippings about Beaux; a receipt book and list of students registered for Beaux's class; a list of models; mailing lists for catalogs; and a typescript of an interview with Blake conducted by Columbia University Oral History Research office, 1965, including Blake's handwritten corrections.

Biographical/Historical Note

Portrait painter; New York, N.Y. Studied with Cecilia Beaux and F. Luis Mora. Blake formed the classes taught by Beaux and Mora from 1918-1927 and developed a close relationship with Beaux.


Donated 1987 by Blake's daughter, Elizabeth S. Blake.

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How to Cite This Collection

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Blake papers, 1921-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.