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

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Series 4: Writings and Notes , 1814-1865, 1931-1983, bulk 1931-1983
8.3 Linear feet
Boxes 7-15

E.P. Richardson's prominence as an art historian, writer, and expert on collecting is well documented through his prolific writings. Materials include drafts, notes, typescripts, and outlines for articles, exhibition catalog essays, and lectures. Many of the files contain research materials and clippings, correspondence, and other materials related to the event or topic. Also found are research files and publishing documentation for Richardson's books, including
Washington Allston: A Study of the Romantic Artist in America
(1948),
Painting in America
(1956),
Charles Willson Peale and his World
(1983), and
American Romantic Painting
(1944). Also included are miscellaneous notes and four diaries.
Series is arranged as 8 subseries.
  • 4.1: Articles and Essays, 1932-1982
  • 4.2: Lectures and Talks, 1934-1982
  • 4.3: Charles Willson Peale files, 1951-1983
  • 4.4: Painting in America files, 1946-1982
  • 4.5: Washington Allston files, 1814-1865, 1940-1981
  • 4.6: Books, 1943-1982
  • 4.7: Notes, 1931-1982
  • 4.8: Diaries, 1938-1980
4.1: Articles and Essays, 1932-1982
1 Linear foot
Box 7
Drafts and typescripts of various writing projects for periodicals as well as exhibition catalogs. Materials include correspondence with galleries and publishers, research materials and clippings, as well as press releases, brochures, and notes.
Description Container
"The Adoration with Two Angels," The Detroit Institute of Arts, 1957
7
1
"Archives of American Art Records of Art Collectors and Dealers: I. Miner K. Kellogg,"
Art Quarterly
, Reprint, 1960
7
2
Articles, Various Typescripts and Drafts, 1932-1966
7
3-5
Baltimore Museum of Art, Comments on Copley and Stuart, 1968
7
6
Benjamin Franklin's Chessmen, circa 1930-1982
7
7
The Cassin Medal,
Winterthur Portfolio
, 1967
7
8
Catalog Essays, Typescripts and Drafts, 1962-1964
7
9
Copley's New York Portraits,
Winterthur Portfolio II
, 1964-1966
7
10
The Curse of Modern Art, circa 1930-1982
7
11
The Dance, A Study on Paintings of Dancing Children, 1963-1969
7
12
Day, Sherman, 1979
7
13
Dickson, Age of Dunlap, Review, 1968
7
14
Eichholtz, Jacob, 1939-1978
7
15-16
Fleischman Collection, 1958
7
17
Flemish Painting Catalog, Collecting Flemish Art in America, 1959-1960, 1977
7
18
Flemish Painting Catalog, Corpus, 1955-1962
7
19
Grigaut, Paul,
Art Quarterly
, 1969
7
20
Hals, Frans, An Important Showing of Hals, circa 1930-1982
7
21
Howald, The Ferdinand Howald Collection, 1969
7
22
"Painting in Philadelphia, 1750-1770", 1971
7
23
"Painting on the Eve of the Revolution", 1974
7
24
Reviews of Books and MSS, 1960-1969
7
25
Suhr, William, 1980
7
26
"Three Hundred Years of American Painting,"USIA Exhibition Catalog, 1957-1958
7
27-28
Trumbull's Portrait of Washington,
Winterthur Portfolio III
, 1965-1968
7
29
Watkins, Franklin, A Painter's Search for Meaning,
The Atlantic Monthly
, 1965-1966
7
30
Wyeth, Andrew, 1964-1969
7
31
4.2: Lectures and Talks, 1934-1982
1.7 Linear feet
Boxes 8-9
Documents the frequent lectures and gallery talks given by Richardson to museums, galleries, community centers, historical societies and committees, and universities. Many files also include administrative correspondence regarding compensation, schedules, and travel, as well as handwritten notes and outlines of individual lectures. A number of lectures were for the Detroit Art Market and Youth Art Month during the period Richardson was Education Secretary at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
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Allentown Art Museum, Members' Lecture Series, 1968
8
1
American Philosophical Society, The Muses and the Museum, 1971
8
2
Ann Arbor, Subjective and Objective in American Painting, 1948
8
3
Arkansas Arts Center, What did George Washington Look Like?, 1970-1971
8
4
Art Gallery of Hamilton, "American Realists" Exhibition Talk, 1961
8
5
Atkins Museum of Fine Arts, George C. Bingham A Hundred Years After, 1961
8
6
Baltimore Museum of Art, The Flowering of a New Society, 1961
8
7
Blair County Historical Society Annual Meeting, 1968-1969
8
8
Brandeis University, The Sense of Time in 19th Century American Romanticism, 1961
8
9
Chicago Symposium, Pioneers of a New Consciousness, 1945
8
10
Cincinnati, Travellers in Arcadia, 1963
8
11
City Art Museum of St. Louis, 1969
8
12
Clearfield County Historical Society, 1969
8
13
College Art Association, Amateur and Professional in American Painting, 1952
8
14
College Art Association, Attraction of Dogma, Painting and Literature in the 20th Century, 1950
8
15
College Art Association, Collecting in America, 1961
8
16
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Antiques Forum, 1966-1967
8
17
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Antiques Forum, Session Two, 1974-1975
8
18
Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, American Romantic Painting, 1967
8
19
Corcoran, The Artist in American History, 1950
8
20
Delaware Art Museum, 1975
8
21
Detroit Art Market, 1938-1940
8
22
Detroit Art Market, Masterpieces of Art, 1941
8
23
Detroit Art Market, Standards of Art Criticism, 1940-1941
8
24
Detroit Art Market, Standards of Art Criticism Second Series, 1941-1942
8
25
Detroit Art Market, The Theory of Art Criticism, 1941
8
26
Detroit Institute of Arts, 1969
8
27
Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts Building Dedication, 1958
8
28
Franklin Inn, Works of Art, Too, Have Careers and Adventures, 1979
8
29
Friends of Independence National Park Art Symposium, 1974-1975
8
30
Guatemala, Diego Rivera, 1981
8
31
Henry Ford Museum, The American Spirit in Painting, 1953
8
32
Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1968
8
33
Indianapolis, American Romantic Painting, 1944
8
34
London, Ontario, Dutch Paintings in the Age of Rembrandt and Frans Hals, 1954
8
35
Metropolitan Museum of Art Lecture Series, 1966-1967
8
36
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union, 1967-1968
8
37
National Collection of Fine Arts Symposium, The Opportunities and Needs for Research in American Art, 1968
8
38
The National Gallery of Canada, The Southern Neighbor, 1966-1967
8
39
Northampton, American Romantic Landscape, 1950
8
40
Notes and Outlines, 1934-1975
8
41-45
Notes and Outlines, An Analysis of Modern Taste, 1937
9
1
Notes and Outlines, Art in the Modern World, 1936
9
2
Notes and Outlines, Baroque, Century of Genius, 1943-1949
9
3
Notes and Outlines, Copley and the Rise of American Spirit, circa 1940-1960
9
4
Notes and Outlines, The Dream of Antiquity, 1961
9
5
Notes and Outlines, George Caleb Bingham and the Frontier Experience, 1967
9
6
Notes and Outlines, Leonardo da Vinci as Artist, 1952
9
7
Notes and Outlines, Problems of Contemporary Art, 1942
9
8
Notes and Outlines, Realism in American Painting, 1961
9
9
Notes and Outlines, Scholarship in Museums, circa 1930-1982
9
10
Notes and Outlines, What is Painting?, 1957-1958
9
11
The Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia Annual Meeting, 1969
9
12
Oakland Museum, 1969
9
13
Parke-Bernet Galleries, The Eclectic Collector Series, What Did Washington Look Like, 1966-1967
9
14
Penn State University, Philadelphia, Artistic Capital of the Nation, 1955
9
15
Pennsbury Manor, Philadelphia Landscape Painting, 1966
9
16
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Consultants' Remarks, 1972
9
17
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Gilbert Stuart Exhibition Talk, 1967
9
18
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1966-1967
9
19
Philadelphia Sunday Breakfast Club, "Art and Money, An Irrelevant Connection", 1973-1974
9
20
Princeton, An Endowed Professorship in American Art, circa 1930-1982
9
21
Santa Barbara, Can History and Art be Combined?, 1954
9
22
Smithsonian Institution Conference on Museums and Education, The Museum and Education, 1966
9
23
Syracuse University, 1974-1975
9
24
Talk on George Washington, Given to a Small Private Audience, circa 1930-1982
Includes 1 sound tape reel
9
25
University Center in Virginia, Visiting Scholars Program, 1965-1967
9
26
University of Delaware, "American Painting 1857-1869" Exhibition Talk, 1962
9
27
University of Rochester, Memorial Art Gallery, 1969
9
28
Virginia, Still Life: The Poetry of Objects, 1966
9
29
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Treasures of American Museums, 1959-1961
9
30
The Voice of America Forum Lectures, The Dual Heritage: Old World and New, circa 1930-1982
9
31
Walters Art Gallery, The European World around 1400, 1962
9
32
Washington, Winslow Homer's Contemporaries, 1958
9
33
Washington University, Research Opportunities in American Cultural History: Art History, 1959
9
34
Wayne University Scholarship Honor Society, The Difference Between Training and Education, 1942
9
35
Wilmington Society of Colonial Wars, What did Washington Look Like, 1980-1981
9
36
Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts, 1968
9
37
Winterthur Museum Lecture Series, 1966-1967
9
38
Youth Art Month, 1937
9
39
Youth Art Month, Art as an Interpretation of Modern Life, 1934-1935
9
40
Youth Art Month, Development of Modern Art, circa 1930-1950
9
41
Youth Art Month, Museum Taste and its Sources, 1935-1936
9
42
Youth Art Month, Quality of Imagination in Art, 1936-1938
9
43
4.3: Charles Willson Peale files, 1951-1983
1.5 Linear feet
Boxes 9-11
Subseries includes correspondence and drafts of various writing projects about Charles Willson Peale, most prominently Richardson's book titled
Charles Willson Peale and his World
(1983). Files include research materials on Peale and the Peale family, including the Peale Museum, as well as drafts, typescripts, notes, and clippings.
Description Container
Article,
Winterthur Portfolio
, 1963-1964
9
44
The Barra Foundation, Inc., Grant, 1979
9
45
Catalog Duplicates, circa 1979-1981
9
46
Catalog Entries, circa 1979-1981
9
47
Catalog Essay, 1979
9
48
Catalog Essay,
Charles Willson Peale and His World
, 1981-1982
9
49
Catalog Notes, 1975-1979
9
50
Consultants, 1981
9
51
Correspondence, 1980-1983
9
52
Correspondence, Copeland, Lammot du Pont, 1964-1968
9
53
Correspondence, Pfister, Harold, 1981
9
54
Cox, Beverly Jones, 1981-1982
9
55
Details of the Goldsborough Family, Photographs, 1964-1967
9
56
Drafts, circa 1974
9
57
Exhibitions, 1977-1980
10
1
Exhibitions, Photographs, 1977-1980
10
2
Gallery Proofs, 1982
10
3
Hindle, Brooke, Manuscript, 1981
10
4
Josiah, James, 1980
10
5
Landscapes, Photographs, circa 1970-1982
10
6
The Last Phase, 1963
10
7
Lecture, Charles Willson Peale Society, 1979
10
8
Lecture, Cosmopolitan Club, 1965
10
9
Lecture, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1966
10
10
Lecture, Washington College, 1971
10
11
Lectures, 1966, 1979
10
12
List of Artworks, 1980-1981
10
13
Maryland Historical Society Exhibition, 1973-1975
10
14
Maryland to 1776, 1963-1981
10
15
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Correspondence, 1975-1981
10
16
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Essay, circa 1970-1982
10
17
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Exhibition, 1974-1982
10
18
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lists, 1977
10
19
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Promotion, 1980
10
20
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sellers, Charles, circa 1970-1982
10
21
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Supplementary Objects, 1979
10
22
Miller, Lilian, 1981-1982
10
23
Miniatures, Photographs, circa 1979-1981
10
24
Peale, Anna Claypoole, 1977
10
25
Peale, Franklin, circa 1979-1981
10
26
Peale, James, 1969-1979
10
27
Peale, James, Landscapes, 1966-1975
10
28
Peale, James, Miniatures, circa 1979-1981
10
29
Peale, James, Washington Miniature, 1962-1963
10
30
Peale, Mary Jane, 1977
10
31
Peale, Raphaelle, 1957, 1977-1979
10
32
Peale, Rembrandt, 1966-1980
10
33
Peale, Rembrandt, Mr. William Short, 1966
10
34
Peale, Rembrandt, Washington, 1973-1981
10
35
Peale, Rubens, 1977
10
36
Peale, Sarah M., 1977
10
37
Peale, Titian R., 1977, 1981
10
38
Peale Family, 1966
10
39
Peale Family, Attributions of Portrait, 1967-1978
10
40
Peale Girls, 1975
10
41
Peale Museum Project, 1974
10
42
Peale Museum Sale, circa 1854
10
43
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Keglan's Committee, 1979
10
44
Photograph Orders, 1979-1980
10
45
Porter, Charlotte, 1981
10
46
Reference Materials, 1960-1981
10
47
Research Notebook, circa 1979-1981
11
1
Ryan, Regina, 1981
11
2
Sellers, Charles, 1981-1982
11
3
Status Report and Drafts, 1982
11
4
Still Life Notes, 1979
11
5
Washington, George, Portrait, 1951, 1974, 1980
11
6
4.4: Painting in America files, 1946-1982
0.9 Linear feet
Boxes 11-12
Includes publishing and printing documentation for Richardson's 1956 book,
Painting in America
. Materials are comprised of correspondence, publishing agreements, image permissions, and clippings of reviews.
Description Container
Comments, 1956-1958
11
7
Correspondence, 1962-1966
11
8
Illustrations, Permissions and Correspondence, 1954-1956
11
9
New Book, Revised Version, 1966-1981
11
10
New Last Chapter, 1964-1965
11
11
Permissions, 1954-1956
11
12-13
Reissue, 1960-1962
11
14
Reviews, 1956-1958
11
15
Short History of Painting in America, 1962-1964
11
16
Third Edition, 1982
11
17
Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1946-1957
11
18-19
Thomas Y. Crowell Company, Miscellaneous, 1962-1972
12
1
Thomas Y. Crowell Company, Reprinting, 1957-1960
12
2
4.5: Washington Allston files, 1814-1865, 1940-1981, bulk 1940-1981
1.9 Linear feet
Boxes 12-13
Includes publishing and printing documentation for various writing projects about Washington Allston, most prominently Richardson's 1948 book,
Washington Allston: A Study of the Romantic Artist in America
. Materials include correspondence, notes, printed material, research material, clippings, and photographs of Allston's artworks.
Description Container
Apollo, Illustrations, 1947-1967
12
3
Apollo, Text, 1966
12
4
Artworks, Boston 1808-1811, 1973
12
5
Artworks, Boston and Cambridge, 1963
12
6
Artworks, Drawings, 1943, 1974
12
7
Artworks, Engravings, 1946
12
8
Artworks, Juvenilia and London, 1962-1974
12
9
Artworks, London 1811-1818, 1973
12
10
Artworks, Paris and Rome 1802-1808, 1958-1966
12
11
Artworks, Photographs and Correspondence, 1952-1978
12
12
Artworks, Reproductions for Book, 1967, 1981
12
13
Artworks, Wrongly Attributed to Allston, 1947-1976
12
14-15
Baltimore Museum of Art, 1958-1962
12
16
Book Reissue, 1964-1967
12
17
Catalogs, 1814-1947
12
18
Charleston, S.C., Newspaper Material, 1947, 1961
12
19
Correspondence, General, 1940-1977
12
20-21
Correspondence, H.W.L. Dana, 1942-1948
12
22
Correspondence, H.W.L. Dana, 1942-1948
13
1
Correspondence, Research, 1946-1971
13
2
Correspondence Since Publication of Book, 1948-1966
13
3
Lecture, Allston Symposium at Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 1979-1980
13
4
Notes, circa 1944-1974
13
5
Portraits of Allston, 1928-1961
13
6
Printed Material,
The Atlantic Monthly
, 1865
13
7
Printed Material,
Lectures on Art and Poems
by Washington Allston, 1850
13
8
Printed Material,
Lectures on the Works and Genius of Washington Allston
by William Ware, 1852
13
9
Printed Material,
Monaldi: A Tale
by Washington Allston, 1856
13
10
Printed Material, Publications, 1947-1959
13
11
Research Material, Allston's Documents, 1946-1975
13
12
Research Material, Leonard Janis' and R.H. Dana's Notes on Allston, 1972-1975
13
13-14
Research Material, Miscellaneous, 1841, 1946-1954
13
15
Thesis, "Washington Allston: Biography of an Aesthetic Experience" by Perry F. Hoberg, 1965
13
16-18
Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1966-1967
13
19
4.6: Books, 1943-1982
0.7 Linear feet
Box 14
Includes correspondence, permissions, and drafts of Richardson's less prominent books and contributions to books including
American Romantic Painting
, the History of Philadelphia Project,
Museums and Education
,
Sculpture of Marshall Maynard Fredericks
, as well as drafts and notes of an untitled manuscript.
Description Container
American Romantic Painting
, Correspondence and Permissions, 1943-1944
14
1-3
History of Philadelphia Project, The Athens of America, 1979
14
4
History of Philadelphia Project, Editorial Committee, 1967-1982
14
5-6
Museums and Education
Chapter, 1962-1968
14
7
Sculpture of Marshall Maynard Fredericks
, Notes and Correspondence, 1975-1981
14
8
Sculpture of Marshall Maynard Fredericks
, Photocopied Images, 1959-1981
14
9-11
Untitled Manuscript, I. Introduction, circa 1970
14
12
Untitled Manuscript, II. Elegance, Rank and Status, circa 1970
14
13
Untitled Manuscript, III. The Loyalists, circa 1970
14
14
Untitled Manuscript, IV. The Transformation of Man, circa 1970
14
15
Untitled Manuscript, V. The Ocean Highroad, circa 1970
14
16
Untitled Manuscript, VI. The Ocean Highroad II, circa 1970
14
17
Untitled Manuscript, VI. The Ocean Highroad II, William Williams and Benjamin West, circa 1970
14
18
Untitled Manuscript, VII. The Ocean Highroad, Painting in General, circa 1970
14
19
Untitled Manuscript, VIII, 1970
14
20
Untitled Manuscript, VIII. The Birth of Political Caricature, circa 1970
14
21
Untitled Manuscript, IX. The Great Bay of Chesapeake, circa 1970
14
22
Untitled Manuscript, X. The Unquestioning Whig, circa 1970
14
23
Untitled Manuscript, XII. The Dream of Antiquity, circa 1970
14
24
4.7: Notes, 1931-1982
0.2 Linear feet
Box 14
These files are miscellaneous handwritten notes and research materials for writing projects. Materials include handwritten notes, pamphlets, and clippings.
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Architecture, Renaissance and Baroque, circa 1930-1982
14
25
Artists' Market, 1931-1940
14
26
Dutch Guide, 1938
14
27
Opus 2, circa 1930-1982
14
28
Study Group, circa 1954-1955
14
29
Various Writings, circa 1930-1982
14
30-31
4.8: Diaries, 1938-1980
0.4 Linear feet
Boxes 14-15
Included are annotated appointment books and two personal handwritten diaries. The diaries comment on the social and cultural life of Detroit; the authenticity of paintings; Richardson's reflections on contemporary American painting, thoughts about museums, dealers, artists, and art historians (especially Wilhelm R. Valentiner); and travel.
Description Container
Appointment Diaries, 1938-1976
14
32
Appointment Diaries, 1938-1976
15
1-2
E.P. Richardson's Diary, 1942-1952
15
3
E.P. Richardson's Diary, 1952-1980
15
4

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