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Robert C. Graham collection of artists' letters, 1783-1935, bulk 1804-1877

Graham, Robert Claverhouse, 1913-1994

Dealer, Collector

The Robert Claverhouse Graham collection of artists' letters in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2007. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 100 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet

Summary: The Robert C. Graham collection of artists' letters measure 0.2 linear feet and dates from 1783 to 1935, with the bulk of the letters dating from 1804 to 1877. Graham, an art dealer and collector, compiled the unrelated letters of several late eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century painters such as Thomas Biddle, Thomas Doughty, G. P. A. Healy, Daniel Huntington, Henry Inman, Emanuel Leutze, Samuel F. B. Morse, Rembrandt Peale, John Singer Sargent, Thomas Sully, John Trumbull, Benjamin West, and others.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Claverhouse Graham (1913-1994) was the director of the Graham Gallery in New York City. He and his brother James were fourth generation owners of the gallery which specialized in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art.

Provenance

The collection was donated in 1961 by Robert C. Graham.

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Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.