Size: 1 Microfilm reel, 0.3 linear feet on partial microfilm reel
Summary: The microfilmed Henry Drinker research material on Cecilia Beaux contains papers Drinker collected for a catalogue raisonne of his aunt, the painter Cecilia Beaux. Included is a letter from Beaux regarding a painting; a transcript of a lecture Beaux gave on portraiture; and photographs of Beaux with paintings and drawings.
Henry Sandwith Drinker (1880-1965) was a lawyer and amateur musicologist in Pennsylvania. Cecilia Beaux was his mother's sister. Drinker worked on The Paintings and Drawings of Cecilia Beaux (Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1955), a catalogue raisonne of his aunt's work.
Microfilmed in 1989 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.
The Archives of American Art also holds the Cecilia Beaux papers, 1863-1968; the Dorothea Gilder papers regarding Cecilia Beaux, 1897-1920; and the microfilmed Cecilia Beaux photographs and newsclippings, circa 1890-1912.
Location of Originals
- Originals in: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.