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Series 6 | A Finding Aid to the Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968, bulk, 1892-1953 | Digitized Collection

Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968, bulk, 1892-1953

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Series 6: Reference Files, 1839-1959
0.6 linear feet
Boxes 131-132, 164

This series consists of reference and research files relating to American artists and containing material gathered over time by the Macbeths and Robert G. McIntyre. Several references are made in the gallery's outgoing correspondence to the fact that the gallery was compiling a summmary of ownership of paintings by the best known American artists. Documentation related to this endeavor can be found here in a folder of collection lists of artwork in private and public collections.
Named artist files contain important information regarding the provenance of paintings, including some by Gilbert Stuart and Winslow Homer. The Gilbert Stuart file includes detailed histories of some of Stuart's work as well as legal documentation relating to their sale. The Homer files include photographs of five Winslow Homer paintings with signed notations on the backs of the photographs by Charles L. Homer and Martha E. Homer testifying to the authenticity and provenance of the paintings. The Homer D. Martin file includes a copy of the book
Homer Martin: A Reminiscence
by Elizabeth Gilbert Martin, published by William Macbeth in 1904. There is also a print of the photograph used in the book, and a photograph of Homer Martin's gravestone.
Other material found here includes photographs of artwork, biographical information on the artists listed, scattered correspondence, clippings, notes, and copies of reference material from printed sources. Dates provided in the inventory of individual artist files apply only to original material, and do not include copies of documents found here from the early 1800s.
Files relating to various artists contain material similar to that found in the named artist files and also house a group of records, alphabetically arranged by artist, providing details of publications in which information about the artists listed can be found. Also found here is a 1916 compilation by William Macbeth of "Records of Portraits by Early American Artists" which contains notes on the provenance of various portraits. The last box in this series is housed in box 164 with other documents separated from the collection due to suspected mold problems.
DescriptionContainer
Collection Lists, 1916-1954, n.d.
131
1
Miscellaneous Lists and Notes, ca. 1893-1959, n.d.
131
2
Various Artist, ca. 1900s, 1913-1955
131
3-5
Records of Portraits by Early American Artists, 1916
131
6
Named Artists
Allston, Washington, 1839, n.d.
131
7
Badger, Joseph, n.d.
131
8
Bingham, George Caleb, n.d.
131
9
Blackburn, Joseph, n.d.
131
10
Blackman, Robert, n.d.
131
11
Chamberlain, Mason, n.d.
131
12
Church, F. E., n.d.
131
13
Connaway, Jay, n.d.
131
14
Copley, John Singleton, n.d.
131
15
Davies, Arthur B., n.d.
131
16
Deas, Charles, n.d.
131
17
Doughty, Thomas, 1940, n.d.
131
18
Dummer, Jeremiah, 1921-1923, n.d.
131
19
Duveneck, Frank, n.d.
131
20
Earle, Ralph, n.d.
131
21
Feke, Robert, n.d.
131
22
Fulton Robert, n.d.
131
23
Groll, Albert L., n.d.
131
24
Healy, P.A., n.d.
131
25
Homer, Winslow, 1933-1937, n.d.
131
26-27
Inman, Henry, n.d.
131
28
Inness, George, n.d.
131
29
Jarvis, John W., n.d.
131
30
Johnson, Eastman, n.d.
131
31
Malbone, Edward G., n.d.
131
32
Martin, Homer Dodge, 1895-1904, 1955, n.d.
131
33
Moran, Thomas, n.d.
131
34
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1900, 1920, n.d.
132
1
Peale Family, 1916-1918, 1940, n.d.
132
2
Remington, Frederic, n.d.
132
3
Ryder, Albert Pinkham, n.d.
132
4
Sharpless, James, n.d.
132
5
Stuart, Gilbert, 1916-1927, n.d.
132
6
Sully, Thomas, 1916, n.d.
132
7
Trumbull, John, 1916, n.d.
132
8
Ward, Charles C., n.d.
132
9
West, Benjamin, 1915
132
10
Whistler, James Abbott McNeill, 1931, n.d.
132
11
Woolaston, J., n.d.
132
12
Blakelock, Ralph A., 1923, n.d.
164
8
Cole, Thomas, n.d.
164
9
Harding, Chester, n.d.
164
10
Waldo, Samuel Lovett, n.d.
164
11

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