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Enid Yandell papers, circa 1890-circa 1901, 1986

Yandell, Enid Bland, 1870-1934

Sculptor

Representative image for Enid Yandell papers, circa 1890-circa 1901, 1986

This site provides access to the papers of Enid Bland Yandell in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2019, and total 48 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art and The Walton Family Foundation. Glass plate negatives in this collection were digitized in 2019 with funding provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.

Collection Information

Size: 1.5 linear ft.

Summary: The papers of New York sculptor Enid Yandell, measure 1.5 linear feet and date from circa 1890-circa 1901, with photographic prints from 1986. The collection is comprised of glass plate negatives including ten images of Yandell in the studio, thirty-five images of her artwork, including Pallas Athena and the Carrie Brown Memorial Fountain in Providence, Rhode Island, and one image of Daniel Chester French, Elihu Vedder and possibly Lorado Taft. Photographic prints of the negatives, created in 1986, are also found in the collection.

Biographical/Historical Note

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, sculptor Enid Yandell (1896-1934) attended the Cincinnati Art Academy in the 1880s, then studied in Paris with Auguste Rodin and Frederick William MacMonnies. Yandell became a leading turn-of-the-century sculptor in New York City, and was one of the first women to join the National Sculpture Society.

Provenance

The Tennessee Centennial International Exposition advertisement was given to the Archives of American Art in 1976 by an unknown donor. Glass plate negatives were donated by Yandell's niece, Mrs. John J. Trask, in 1986. Trask lent the material on reels 2767-2768 in 1983.

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Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art and The Walton Family Foundation. Glass plate negatives in this collection were digitized in 2019 with funding provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.