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Robert Henri diary, 1891

Henri, Robert, 1865-1929

Painter, Educator, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 1 Volume

Summary: Robert Henri diary, August 29 to September 27, 1891, about his travels in Europe. Henri writes about his visit to Venice and Chioggia, Italy, his train ride from Venice to Etaples, France, and his boat ride from Etaples en route to Boulogne-sur-Mer. Some entries include illustrations. Among other topics, Henri comments on sketches by [Italico] Brass, visiting artists in Etaples including American painters [Allen] Tucker, [Curtis] Williamson and [George Henry] Taggart, and British painter [Joseph Milner] Kite.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Henri (1865-1929) was a painter and instructor in New York, N.Y.


The diary was purchased in 1991 from Weschler's Auction House in Washington, D.C. with funds from the Joseph Coudon VII Memorial Fund, established by Katherine H. Coudon in memory of her son.

Related Materials

The Robert Henri papers, 1857-1958, are at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Of the material at Yale, twenty-six diaries, dating from 1880 to 1928, as well as some writings, scrapbooks, printed material, and miscellany dating from 1880 to 1954, are available on microfilm reels 885-887 through the Archives of American Art. A Robert Henri diary, May to November 1880, is located at the Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and available on microfilm reel 1645 through the Archives of American Art.

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.

How to Cite This Collection

Robert Henri diary, 1891. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.