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H. Wunderlich & Company and Kennedy & Company stock books, 1879-1915

H. Wunderlich & Company

This site provides access to the papers of H. Wunderlich & Company in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2020, and total 4,312 images.

The conservation and digitization of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.

Collection Information

Size: 2 Linear feet

Summary: The H. Wunderlich & Company and Kennedy & Company stock books measure 2.0 linear feet and date from 1879-1915. The collection consists of twenty-two stock inventory books providing information on the types and sales of art handled by H. Wunderlich & Company, and one volume, 1915, of its successor, Kennedy & Company. Also included is a consignment book recording transactions with Gustav Lauser, C.W. Kraushaar, Francis Seymour Hayden, Albert Rosenthal, and others.

Biographical/Historical Note

H. Wunderlich & Company was a print gallery based in New York, N.Y., founded in 1874 by Hermann Wunderlich. After his death in 1892, his partner, Edward Kennedy took over, and in 1912 the name changed to Kennedy & Company (and in 1952 to Kennedy Galleries). H. Wunderlich & Company handled primarily fashionable prints, Old Master prints and a few of prints of contemporary artists, such as James McNeil Whistler, David Cameron, and Francis Seymour Hayden.

Provenance

The H. Wunderlich & Company and Kennedy & Company stock books were donated in 1989 by Gerold M. Wunderlich, great-grandson of the gallery's founder Hermann Wunderlich, founder of H. Wunderlich and Kennedy & Company, and Kennedy Galleries, Inc.

Language Note

English .

Funding

The conservation and digitization of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.