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E.P. (Edgar Preston) and Constance Richardson papers, 1814-1996, bulk 1921-1996

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Series 3: Correspondence , 1926-1988
4.6 Linear feet
Boxes 2-6

Correspondence is with art dealers, collectors, museum curators, museums, artists, art critics, art historians, publishers, editors, librarians, foreign scholars, organizations, friends, and family. Topics regard purchasing art for various collections, consultations about art and collecting including authentications and attributions, publishing, general art history, lectures, and personal matters, among other topics.
Series is arranged as 4 subseries based on type of correspondent.
  • 3.1: General, 1926-1988
  • 3.2: With Artists, 1942-1985
  • 3.3: With Foreign Scholars, 1945-1964
  • 3.4: Personal, 1930-1986
3.1: General, 1926-1988
3.3 Linear feet
Boxes 2-5
General correspondence is with colleagues, professional acquaintances, art critics and historians, galleries and dealers, museums, and other organizations regarding purchasing art for collections, authentications and attributions, publishing, news about friends and acquaintances, and general consultations. There is correspondence with Wayne Andrews, Archives of American Art, Castano Galleries, Lawrence Fleischman, James Thomas Flexner, Alfred V. Frankenstein, George Croce, Walter Heil, Earl Krentzin, Wilmarth Lewis, Russel Lynes, John Francis McDermott, Philadelphia Museum of Art, J. Hall Pleasants, Anna Rutledge, Charles Sellers, Smithsonian Institution, Regina Soria, Victor Spark, William Stevens, Robert Vose, William Woolfenden, and many others.
Description Container
A, 1966-1982
2
40
Agnew, Geoffrey, 1967-1968
2
41
American Art Journal, 1975-1981
2
42
Andrews, Wayne, 1966-1980
2
43
Archives of American Art, 1959-1985
2
44
Athenaeum of Philadelphia, 1969-1971
2
45
B, 1934-1981
2
46-47
Barbeau, Dr. Marius, National Museum of Canada, 1947-1954
2
48
Bell, Whitfield J., 1966-1982
2
49
Boyd, Julian P., 1966-1978
2
50-51
Bowen, Catherine Drinker, 1967-1973
2
52
Buck, C. Douglass Jr., 1966
2
53
Burton, Irving, 1967-1971
2
54
C, 1947-1982
3
1
Canaday, John, 1962-1978
3
2
Castano Galleries, 1960-1978
3
3
Childs Gallery, 1975-1976
3
4
Coe Kerr Gallery, 1970-1972
3
5
Coleman, Mrs. Bertram D., 1968
3
6
Colnaghi, P.D. & Co. Ltd, 1968
3
7
Cramer, Hans H., 1967-1977
3
8
Crawford, Ralston, 1930
3
9
D, 1926-1979
3
10
De Young Museum, 1978-1983
3
11
Dwight, Edward H., 1965-1980
3
12
duPont, Edmund, 1968-1969
3
13
E, 1968-1981
3
14
F, 1943-1981
3
15
Fleischman, Lawrence, 1953-1961
3
16
Flexner, James Thomas, 1947-1962
3
17
Folie, Jacqueline, 1972-1977
3
18
Frankenstein, Alfred V., San Francisco Chronicle, 1947-1979
3
19
G, 1966-1983
3
20
Groce, George C., 1946-1955
3
21
H, 1930-1978
3
22
Harris, Paul S., 1967-1972
3
23
Heil, Dr. Walter, 1953-1988
3
24
Hendricks, Gordon, 1967-1978
3
25
Hirschl and Adler Galleries, 1967-1978
3
26
Hitchings, Sinclair, 1970-1983
3
27
Hubbard, Dr. Robert H., 1953-1968
3
28
I, 1968-1981
3
29
J, 1965-1975
3
30
K, 1942-1982
3
31
Kennedy Galleries, 1966-1969
3
32
Kerslake, John, 1967-1971
3
33
Knoedler Gallery, 1968-1969
3
34
L, 1960-1980
3
35
Large, James M., 1968-1969
3
36
Levitt, Dr. Irving, 1964
3
37
Lewis, Percy Wyndham, 1944-1948
3
38
Lewis, Wilmarth S., 1966-1980
3
39
Lewis, Wilmarth S., 1966-1980
4
1
Longhi, Prof. Roberto, 1956-1957
4
2
Lynes, Russell, 1966-1982
4
3
M, 1934-1982
4
4-5
McDermott, John Francis, 1953-1961
4
6
McNeil, Henry S., 1968-1969
4
7
Maiullo, Anthony, 1949-1954
4
8
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1969-1972
4
9
Middeldorf, Ulrich, 1947-1957
4
10
Morse, John D., 1948-1960
4
11
Mount, Charles M., 1967-1980
4
12
N, 1959-1972
4
13
O, 1966-1980
4
14
Oliver, Andrew, 1967-1981
4
15
P-Q, 1944-1979
4
16
Peat, Wilbur D., 1966-1967
4
17
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Commissioners of Fairmount Park, 1950-1962
4
18-19
Pierrot, George, 1969-1980
4
20
Pleasants, Dr. J. Hall, 1947-1956
4
21
Portraits, Inc., 1966-1969
4
22
R, 1959-1982
4
23
Representatives - U.S., 1979
4
24
Rutledge, Anna, 1941-1971
4
25
S, 1941-1982
4
26
Schweitzer, M. R., 1970-1976
4
27
Scott Foundation, 1976
4
28
Sellers, Charles C., 1954-1980
4
29
Sellers, Charles C., 1954-1980
5
1
Sizer, Theodore, 1956-1966
5
2
Smithsonian, Ripley, S. Dillon, 1968-1974
5
3
Smithsonian Art Commission, 1969-1971
5
4
Smithsonian Journal of History, 1965-1969
5
5
Soria, Mrs. Dino, 1962-1982
5
6
Spark, Victor D., 1961-1979
5
7
Speck, Adm. Robert, 1969
5
8
Speight, Francis, 1968-1984
5
9
Stevens, William B., Jr., 1967-1971
5
10
Stone, James, 1968-1969
5
11
Stovell, Thomas P., 1968-1969
5
12
T, 1940-1976
5
13
Taylor, George W., 1973
5
14
Taylor, Newbold, 1972
5
15
U-V, 1967-1983
5
16
Viteles, Morris S., 1974
5
17
Vose, Robert C., 1961-1981
5
18
W-Z, 1945-1983
5
19-20
Wells, William H.S., 1968-1969
5
28
Wittmann, Otto, 1966-1982
5
29
Woolfenden, William E., 1966-1974
5
30
Wright, Louis B., 1967-1980
5
31
3.2: With Artists, 1942-1985
0.5 Linear feet
Boxes 5-6
Generally scattered correspondence is with various artists concerning their artwork and exhibitions, interested collectors, advice, return of paintings, fellowships, and other topics. Most files contain only one or two letters. Among the numerous correspondents are Isabel Bishop, Louis Bouche, William Bostick, Eve Garrison, Edward Hopper, Irene Jungwirth, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Hughie Lee-Smith, Reginald Marsh, Gerald Mast, Georgia O'Keefe, Charles Sheeler, Walt Speck, and John Wedda. The greatest extent of correspondence is with Andrew Wyeth, Harold Cohn, and Frederick Simper. There is also one letter from Winston Churchill about a traveling Smithsonian exhibition of his paintings in Detroit.
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A-C, 1945-1975
Correspondents include: Ivan Albright, Clarence Carter, Harry Bertoia, Isabel Bishop, Aaron Bohrod, William Bostick, Louis Bouche, Evalyn Brackett, Robert Broner, Charles Burchfield, James Calder, Frank Cassara, Ada G. Chaffee, Winston Churchill, and John Cornish.
5
32
Cohn, Harold, 1942-1949
5
33
D-G, 1950-1961
Correspondents include: Lindsey Decker, Juliette de Lavage, Hugo de Soto, Mojmir Frinta, Eve Garrison, Sid Gotcliffee, and Agnes Gough.
5
34
H-K, 1946-1978
Correspondents include: Robert Herzberg, Theo Hios, Edward Hopper, Zubel Kachadoorian, Kelly, and Yasuo Kuniyoshi.
5
35
Jungwirth, Mrs. Leonard, 1950-1959
5
36
Krentzin, Earl, 1961-1980
5
37
L-O, 1942-1956
Correspondents include: Elemer A. Lakatos, Matthew Lasinski, Carlos Lopez, Reginald Marsh, Gerald Mast, Walter Midener, Sam Nitro, and Georgia O'Keefe.
5
38
Lee-Smith, Hughie, 1953-1981
5
39
Moser, Liselotte, 1963-1969
5
40
P-S, 1944-1977
Correspondents include: Hobson Pittman, Ogden Pleissner, Arthur Price, Renee Radell, Ruth Reeves, Rossi Reynolds, Ben Rowland, Carl Ruggles, Alfred russell, Walter Sanford, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Henry Schnakenberg, Charles Sheeler, Doris Ann Smith, Walt Speck and S.E. Streeter.
5
41
Simper, Frederick Jr., 1942-1944
5
42
T-W, 1945-1959
Correspondents include: Donald S. Thrall, George Van Saake, John A. Wedda, Richard Wilt, and Eva Worcester.
5
43
Watkins, Franklin C., 1964-1974
5
44-45
Watkins, Franklin C., 1964-1974
6
1
Wyeth, Andrew, 1963-1985
6
2
3.3: With Foreign Scholars, 1945-1964
0.4 Linear feet
Box 6
Includes correspondence with foreign acquaintances and experts on art and art history including Ludwig Baldass, Paul Coremans, Leo van Puyveld, Martin Davies, Therese Bertin-Mourot, Fritz Heinemann, Luigi Coletti, A.B. deVries, and John Steegman.
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Austria, 1947-1955
Correspondents include: Dr. Eckhart Knab, Fritz Novotny, Otto Benesch, and Dr. Karl M. Swoboda
6
3
Austria, Baldass, Dr. Ludwig, 1948-1957
6
4
Belgium, 1947-1963
Correspondents include: F.J. deWaele, Jean Squilbeck, Jacqueline Folie, A. Janssens de Bisthoven, Paul Coremans, F. Baudouin, Paul Fierens, Dr. J.L. Broeckx, Korneel Goossens, J. Gilissen, and G. Theunis.
6
5
Belgium, d'Hulst, R.A., 1952-1957
6
6
Belgium, van Puyvelde, Leo, 1947-1956
6
7
Denmark, Olsen, Harald, 1952
6
8
England, 1949-1961
Correspondents include: R.B. Beckett, Peter Bird, L. Burchard, Trenchard Cox, Sir Kenneth McKenzie Clark, C. C. Cunningham, R.H. Dolley, Dennis L.A. Farr, Ralph Fastnedge, Dr. F.M. Godfrey, Geoffrey Grigson, Francis W. Hawcroft, H.D.M. Grier, G. Bernard Hughes, Edward Hutton, Denys Sutton, H.B. Trevor-Cox, E.I. Musgrave, W.G. Constable, R.H. Wilenski, R. Wittkower, Mary Woodall, and Harold Wright.
6
9
England, Davies, Martin, 1948-1956
6
10
England, Edwards, Ralph, 1948-1950
6
11
England, Garlick, Kenneth, 1949-1952
6
12
England, Pope-Hennessy, John, 1952-1961
6
13
England, Watson, Francis, 1953-1959
6
14
France, 1946-1955
Correspondents include: I. Pougheol, Madelaine Hours, Renan de LaGodelinais, Marcel Aubert, J.K. van der Haagen, Jacque Dupont, Edouard Michel, Francois Boucher, M.A. Boinet, and Mlle. Chabrier.
6
15
France, Bertin-Mourot, Therese, 1945-1949
6
16
Germany, 1949-1957
Correspondents include: Dr. Konrad Kaiser, Dr. Ernst Zinner, Walter Kuhn, Ilse R. Manke, Dr. O. Bock von Wulfingen, Charles Ruegg, Dr. Theodor Muller, Katherine von Kallevitz, Dr. A. Hoff, and Dr. Wolfgang Lots.
6
17
Germany, Heinemann, Dr. Fritz D., 1956
6
18
Germany, Maedebach, Dr., 1949-1950
6
19
Germany, Vollmer, Dr. Hans, 1947-1950
6
20
Italy, 1946-1957
Correspondents include: Dr. Umbro Apollonio, Edoardo Arslan, Dr. Wart Arslan, Dr. Giacomo Bargellesi, Dr. Ugo Baroncelli, Dino Del Bo, Ferdinando Bologna, Stefano Bottari, Giuliano Briganti, Dr. Fiammetta Gamba, Dr. Nolfo di Carpegna, Dr. Angela Ottino Della Chiesa, Dr. Oreste Ferrari, Lelia Fraccaro, Luciano Gallina, Benno Geiger, Carla Guglielmi, Dr. W. Kronig, Dr. Caterina Marcenaro, Giovanni Mariacher, Paola Michelini, Lino Moretti, Dr. Onello Onelli, Terisio Pignatti, Sergio Ortolani, Annamaria Paris, Dr. Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti, Emilio Tolaini, Giuseppe Tucci, Lionello Venturi, Dr. Carlo Volpe, and Pietro Zampetti
6
21
Italy, Berenson, Bernard, 1946-1957
6
22
Italy, Coletti, Luigi, 1947-1953
6
23
Italy, Morassi, Dr. Antonio, 1949-1953
6
24
Italy, Pallucchini, Rodolfo, 1947-1952
6
25
Japan, 1951-1956
Correspondents include: Yoshinobu Masuda and Jiro Arimitsu
6
26
Miscellaneous Countries, 1953-1959
Correspondents and subjects include: Dr. and Mrs. Bertel Hintze (Finland), Colin McCahon (New Zealand), H. Goetz (India), Necati Dolunay (Turkey), Robert Campbell (Australia), Abbas Katoozian (Iran), and Mohamad Saidi (Iran).
6
27
Netherlands, 1947-1961
Correspondents include: F. Lugt, Gustav Herkner, Jan H.M. van der Marck, M.A.H. van Es, Dr. S.J. Gudlaugsson, N. Deurvorst, L.J. Bol, G.B. Herkner, Ida Swellengrebel, Dr. J.G. Van Gelder, James J. Post, N. Beets, J. van der Werff, Dr. A. Staring, and K.G. Boon.
6
28
Netherlands, Gerson, Dr. H., 1950-1960
6
29
Netherlands, de Vries, Dr. A.B., 1955-1958
6
30
Norway, 1948, 1957
Correspondents and subjects include: Dr. Sigurd Willoch.
6
31
Scotland, 1949-1952
Correspondents include: David Baxandall, and E.K. Waterhouse.
6
32
Sottish National Portrait Gallery, 1964
Correspondents include: R.E. Hutchison and Charles Coleman Sellers.
6
33
Spain and Portugal, 1949-1955
Correspondents include: Dr. Diego Angulo Iniquez, Pablo d'Almeida, Louis Reis-Santos, Dr. F.J. Sanchez Canton, and Fernando Alvarez de Sotomayor.
6
34
Switzerland, 1950-1956
Correspondents include: Dr. Paul Ganz and Dr. G.H.A. Clowes
6
35
Wales, Steegman, John, 1950-1951
6
36
3.4: Personal, 1930-1986
0.4 Linear feet
Box 6
IPersonal correspondence is with family and friends, and between E.P. and Constance (note that Mrs. Richardson has annotated some envelopes with information about the contents). There are also condolence letters sent to Constance upon E.P.'s death. Correspondents include Siegfried Aram, Charles Culver, and Carl Ruggles.
Description Container
1930s-1940s, 1930-1949
6
37
1950s, 1950-1959
6
38
1960s, 1960-1969
6
39
1970s, 1970-1979
6
40
Aram, Siegfried, 1950-1959
6
41
Condolence Letters to Constance Richardson, 1985-1986
6
42
Constance to E.P. Richardson, 1957
6
43
Culver, Charles, 1940-1982
6
44-47
E.P. to Constance Richardson, 1937-1960
6
48-49
Family, 1964
6
50
Ruggles, Carl, 1941-1952
6
51

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