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R. Sturgis Ingersoll selected correspondence with Jacques Lipchitz, 1959-1962

Ingersoll, R. Sturgis (Robert Sturgis), 1891-

Collector, Lawyer


Collection Information

Size: 1 Item partial microfilm reel

Summary: 6 letters from Jacques Lipchitz to Ingersoll, and 17 letters from Ingersoll to Lipchitz regarding Lipchitz's "Prometheus" sculpture and a portrait bust of Ingersoll.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ingersoll was a lawyer and President of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Lipchitz a sculptor.


Lent for microfilming 1991 by the Philadelphia Museum of Art as part as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. These letters were selected from Ingersoll's records. Additional Lipchitz-Ingersoll correspondence regarding "Prometheus" was microfilmed from the Philadelphia Archives of American Art collection, reel 4547.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in: Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives, Robert Sturgis Ingersoll records.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 4547 available for use at Archives of American Art offices, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 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.

Restrictions on Use

Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives.

How to Cite This Collection

R. Sturgis Ingersoll selected correspondence with Jacques Lipchitz, 1959-1962. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.