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Valentine Gallery records, circa 1890-1960

Contents and Arrangement

This collection is arranged as 2 series.

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Series 1: Artists Files , circa 1890-1960
1.3 Linear feet
Box 1, 3

Found are scattered biographical materials, correspondence, printed materials, financial records, and photographs for artists Louis Eilshemius, John Kane, Henri Matisse, and C.S. Price.
This series is arranged as 4 subseries.
  • 1.1. Louis Eilshemius, circa 1890-1960
  • 1.2. John Kane, 1930-1942
  • 1.3. Henri Matisse, 1927-1930
  • 1.4. C.S. Price, 1940-1948
1.1: Louis Eilshemius, circa 1890-1960
This subseries consists of materials relating to Louis Eilshemius's career, his relationship with Valentine Dudensing, and his affiliation with the Valentine Gallery. Found are biographical sketches, correspondence, writings, contracts, price lists and lists of works of art, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, music written by Eilshemius, published works by Eilshemius, photographs of the artist, installations, and works of art, and a scrapbook. Some of the Eilshemius letters are illustrated. A scrabook contains clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs.
Description Container
Biographical Sketches and Essays, 1917-circa 1940
1
1
Correspondence, 1931
1
2
Correspondence, 1932
1
3
Correspondence, 1933
1
4
Correspondence, 1934
1
5
Correspondence, 1935
1
6
Correspondence, 1936
1
7
Correspondence, 1938
1
8
Correspondence, 1939
1
9
Correspondence, circa 1930s
1
10
"Ode to Valentine Dudensing," by Louis Eilshemius, 1932
1
11
Poetry, by Louis Eilshemius, circa 1890
1
12
Essay on Eilshemius by Charles Norman, 1937-1960
Includes correspondence regarding the article
1
13
Notecards of Exhibitions, circa 1957
1
14
Critical Reviews, circa 1950
1
15
Contracts, 1931-1932
1
16
Price Lists, 1932-1934
1
17
List of Paintings at Valentine Gallery, 1942
1
18
List of Paintings Stolen, circa 1930
1
19
List of Books by Eilshemius, circa 1932
1
20
Loan Receipt, 1934
1
21
Clippings, 1934-1946
Oversized material housed in Box 3
1
22-23
Exhibition Announcements, circa 1930-circa 1940
1
24
Exhibition Catalogs, 1897-1942
1
25-26
Exhibition Notecards, 1932-1957
1
27
Advertisements for Framing Services, circa 1895
Eilshemius promotional material
1
28
Self-Promotion Pamphlets, 1932
Entitled "Some Discoveries in Science and Art," by Dr. Louis Eilshemius, M.A., Etc.
1
29
Music, To My Mother--Six Musical Moods, composition by Louis Eilshemius, 1897
1
30
Music, Zapparella, by Louis Eilshemius, 1900
Oversized material housed in Box 3
1
31
Music, Oenone--And Eight Other Tone-Pictures, by Louis Eilshemius, 1911
1
32
Mystery and Truth: A Sonnet Sequence, by Louis Eilshemius, 1907
1
33
Companionship, by Louis Eilshemius, 1909
1
34
Song of Spring and Blossoms of Unrequited Love, with art by Louis Eilshemius, circa 1960
1
35
Photographs
Portraits of Louis Eilshemius by Carl Van Vecten, circa 1930
1
36
Portraits of Louis Eilshemius, circa 1890-circa 1940
1
37
Installations, circa 1932
1
38
Works of Art, Landscapes and Marine Scenes, circa 1940
1
39-41
Works of Art, Nudes, Nymphs, and Samoa, circa 1940
1
42-43
Works of Art, Africa, Italy, Spain, New York City, circa 1940
1
44
Works of Art, Figures, circa 1940
1
45
Works of Art, circa 1940
1
46-47
Scrapbook, 1925-1940
Oversized material housed in Box 3
1
48
Oversized Clippings, circa 1930
Material from Box 1, F22
3
Oversized Music by Louis Eilshemius, 1900
Material from Box 1, F31
3
Oversized Scrapbook, 1925-1936
Material from Box 1, F48
3
1.2: John Kane, 1930-1942
This subseries consists of materials relating to John Kane and his affiliation with the Valentine Gallery. Materials include correspondence, pricelists and lists of works of art, loan records, and an exhibition catalog. Letters are from Kane's business manager, the executor of his estate, and from individuals and institutions that owned works of art by Kane.
Description Container
Correspondence, 1930
1
49
Correspondence, 1931
1
50
Correspondence, 1934
1
51
Correspondence, 1935
1
52
Correspondence, 1936
1
53
Correspondence, 1937
1
54
Correspondence, 1938
1
55
Correspondence, 1939
1
56
Correspondence, 1940
1
57
Correspondence, 1941
1
58
Correspondence, 1946
1
59
Correspondence, 1948
1
60
Lists of Works of Art, 1939
1
61
Addresses and Lists of Contacts, circa 1940
1
62
Price Lists, 1934-1942
1
63
Loan Records, 1934-1935
1
64
Exhibition Catalog, 1935
Annotated with prices
1
65
1.3: Henri Matisse
There are two letters from Henri Matisse to Valentine Dudensing written in French from Nice, France. In the first letter, Matisse thanks Dudensing for the presentation of the exhibition, and expresses his gratitude to Mrs. Dudensing. In the second, he announces his return from a long trip to Tahiti, Panama, Martinique, Guadaloupe and the U.S.. He discusses plans to return to Paris at the end of the month and hopes he has a chance to meet up with Dudensing.
Description Container
Correspondence, 1927-1930
1
66
1.4: C.S. Price, 1940-1948
This subseries consists of materials relating to C.S. Price's affiliation with the Valentine Gallery. Found is correspondence, price lists, and scattered financial notes. The bulk of the correspondence is from C.S. Price to Valentine Dudensing, but there are some letters between Dudensing and musuems regarding works by Price.
Description Container
Correspondence, 1940
1
67
Correspondence, 1942
1
68
Correspondence, 1943
1
69
Correspondence, 1944
1
70
Correspondence, 1945
1
71
Correspondence, 1946
1
72
Correspondence, 1947
1
73
Correspondence, 1948
1
74
Correspondence, circa 1940
1
75
Price Lists, circa 1940
1
76
Financial Notes, 1948
1
77

Series 2: Scrapbook , 1925-1936
0.5 Linear feet
Box 2, 4

Found is a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and scattered photographs of works of art relating to exhibitions held at the Valentine Gallery. Clippings include artists: Peter Amo, Alexander Brook, Giorgio de Chirico, Glenn Colleman, Miguel Covarrubias, Stuard Davis, Andre Derain, Robert Laurent, Jean Lucrat, Henri Matisse, Carlos Mérida, Emile Payot, Andre Dunoyer de Segonzac, and Joseph Stella.
Description Container Select
Scrapbook, 1925-1936
Oversized material housed in Box 4
2
1
Loose Clippings , 1925-1936
Oversized material housed in Box 4
2
2
Loose Photos of Works of Art, circa 1930s
2
3
Oversized Scrapbook, 1925-1936
Material from Box 2, F1-2
4

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