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Inventory to the Samuel Murray and Thomas Eakins papers at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Inventory to the Samuel Murray and Thomas Eakins papers at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Overview

Collection Information

Size: 78 p. (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Inventory briefly describes the Murray-Eakins collection held by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Biographical/Historical Note

Eakins and Murray were Philadelphia artists and close friends. Eakins, a painter, sculptor, and photographer, founded the Art Students League of Philadelphia, where Murray (1870-1941), a sculptor, studied.

Provenance

Inventory copied for the Archives 1974 and discarded after microfilming. The actual collection includes over 100 letters to Murray; 4 Eakins letters regarding his commission to paint Robert Ogden's portrait; Eakins exhibition catalogs and miscellany; photographs by Eakins, of Eakins, of Murray, of their painting and sculpture, of their studio, and of others; and sketches, clippings, letters, and miscellany.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 3161 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Inventory to the Samuel Murray and Thomas Eakins papers at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, . Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.