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Gabrielle de Veaux Clements papers, 1860-1948

Gabrielle de Veaux Clements papers, 1860-1948

Clements, Gabrielle de Veaux, 1858-1948

Muralist, Art teacher, Painter, Printmaker, Etcher

Collection Information

Size: 1.0 linear foot

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, printer, and art teacher Gabrielle de Veaux Clements (1858-1948) lived and worked in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Maryland, and Folly Cove near Gloucester, Massachusetts. She was known for her etchings and her commissioned murals for the cities of Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Provenance

The Gabrielle de Veaux Clements papers were donated by Mrs. Harlan Starr, Jr. in 1983.

Funding

Processing of this collection was funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Scope and Contents

The papers of painter, etcher, printer, muralist, and art teacher Gabrielle de Veaux Clements measure 1 linear foot and date from 1860 to 1948. Found within the papers are biographical material; personal and professional correspondence, including extensive correspondence from Clements to her mother; writings, including notes and essays on art history and etching techniques; printed material; artwork; 8 sketchbooks; and photographs of Clements, her family and friends, and her work.

Biographical material consists of an address book, artwork sales and price lists, and autobiographical notes.

Correspondence is primarily with Clements' family, friends, and business associates. The series includes significant correspondence from Clements to her mother during her college years at Cornell University.

Writings include notes and essays on art history and etching techniques, 2 notebooks of poetry, and a travel diary chronicling a trip to Egypt with Ellen Day Hale.

Printed material includes clippings, exhibition catalogs, a map of the artists' colony at Rockport, Folly Cove in Massachusetts, and a copy of the book "Suggestions for Illuminating" by W. Randle Harrison.

Artwork consists of sketches and original etchings by Clements and artwork by others.

There are 8 sketchbooks consisting primarily of cityscapes, landscapes, and figure and portrait studies.

Photographs are of Clements, her family and friends, artists models, and work by Clements and others.

Portions of this collection are available on 35 mm microfilm reels 4212-4213 at the Archives of American Art offices, and through interlibrary loan. The arrangement of the papers as described in this finding aid does not reflect the order of the collection on microfilm due to reprocessing.

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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