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Henry and Rose Pearlman papers, 1893-1995, bulk 1950-1980

Henry and Rose Pearlman papers, 1893-1995, bulk 1950-1980

Pearlman, Henry, 1895-1974

Collector

The papers of Henry and Rose Pearlman in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2011. The bulk of the papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 5,446 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Princeton Art Museum.

Collection Information

Size: 4.3 linear feet

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry Pearlman (1895-1974) was an art collector in New York, N.Y. Pearlman and his wife Rose were collectors of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings of Cezanne, Kokoschka, Soutine, and Van Gogh, among others.

Provenance

The Henry and Rose Pearlman papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2004 by Dorothy Edelman and Marge Scheuer, daughters of Henry and Rose Pearlman, care of the Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation.

Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Princeton Art Museum.

Scope and Contents

The Henry and Rose Pearlman papers measure 4.3 linear feet and document the activities of art collectors Henry and Rose Pearlman through correspondence, research materials, exhibition catalogs, photographs of artwork and exhibitions, and clippings ranging from 1909 to 1995 (bulk 1950-1980). Most of the materials relate to artists and pieces represented in the Pearlmans' collection, although a small amount of material concerns works considered or researched by Pearlman, but not purchased.

The bulk of the collection concerns the lending, reproduction, and exhibition of works of art owned by the Pearlmans and their foundation. Supplemental research material such as exhibition catalogs, photographs of artworks, and articles and clippings on artists, artworks or other private collections, make up most of the remainder. Oversized materials include a catalogue of the Pearlman Collection, a portfolio of reproductions of the Cezanne watercolors belonging to the Pearlmans, and photographs comparing Toulouse-Lautrec's, "Parody of the Bois Sacre aux Arts et Muses" to the original.

The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2011 and is available via the Archives of American Art's website. Blank pages, blank versos of photographs, photographs of artwork, duplicates, and medical, legal, and personal financial documents have not been scanned. In most cases, only the cover, title page, and individual relevant pages have been scanned from published materials. A few documents were not scanned at the request of the Princeton Art Museum because they contained sensitive information.

The papers of Henry and Rose Pearlman in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2011. The bulk of the papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 5,446 images.

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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