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Grace Schirmer letters, 1899-1936

Schirmer, Grace

Artists' model


Collection Information

Size: 8 Items, (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence with Augustus Tack and Frank W. Benson.
REEL 2786: Four letters to Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Schirmer; three from Benson regarding the portrait of their daughter, Gertrude Schirmer, painted by Benson in 1899; and one from Grace Schirmer to her husband Gustave.[microfilm title: Frank W. Benson]
REEL 3471: Four letters: three from Schirmer to her sister, Evelyn Benedict, relating personal matters and thoughts about her portrait by Augustus Vincent Tack; and a fourth letter from Tack to Schirmer on her 80th birthday recalling the portrait and reminiscing about Schirmer's husband, Gustave.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sitter for portrait by Augustus V. Tack; Brooklyn, New York.


Donated by Gertrude Helen Fay, Schirmer's daughter, 1974.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 2786 and 3471 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Grace Schirmer letters, 1899-1936. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.