H. Wunderlich & Company and Kennedy & Company stock books, 1879-1915
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Scope and Contents
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.
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.
The collection was processed and described in a finding aid by Rihoko Ueno in 2021 with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.