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Richard Wunder research material on Harriet Blackstone, 1940-1986

Wunder, Richard P.

Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 2 Linear feet

Summary: Papers assembled by art historian and museum director, Richard Wunder, relating to the painter, Harriet Blackstone (1864-1939). Included are: research correspondence (1972-1986); mss. drafts of paintings inventories; biographical material on Blackstone; a chronological index of Blackstone's works, with an alphabetical listing of sitters; an extensive photograph file of Blackstone's paintings and drawings: a drawings file, consisting of photocopies of drawings with attached registration sheets; writings on Blackstone by Wunder, Stell Andersen, and Esther Morgan McCullough (unpublished); and a catalog for a 1984 Blackstone exhibition at Bennington College.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art historian; New York. Blackstone was a painter as well as a friend and colleague of William Merritt Chase and Thomas Wilmer Dewing.


Donated 1998 by Richard P. Wunder.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Richard Wunder research material on Harriet Blackstone, 1940-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.