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Winslow Homer letters to M. Knoedler & Company, 1900-1904

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Series 1: Correspondence, 1900-1904
9 folders
Box 1

These letters by Winslow Homer concern the construction of frames, pricing of artworks, potential sales, and shipping and receipt of his paintings. They also refer to Homer's Chicago agent, private collectors, and several institutions where his work was being exhibited, including the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, and the Union League Club and the Century Association in New York. There is a telegram from M. O'Brien and Son, Chicago, Ill. to Homer regarding a lost sale and 3 letters that include a sketch illustration of the painting Homer references within the letter.
Correspondence is arranged in chronological order.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Letter to M. Knoedler, 1900 March
Regarding the pricing and and shipping of two watercolors, "Boat Landing, Bermuda" and "North Road, Bermuda."
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Letter to M. Knoedler, 1900 May
Clarification of J.A. Spoor as the purchaser of "Lost on the Grand Banks."
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Letter to M. Knoedler, 1900 June
Returning a letter to M. Knoedler and Company.
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Letter to M. Knoedler, 1900 July
Constructing a frame in the same style as the one for "Hound and Hunter."
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Letters to M. Knoedler, 1900 September
Following up on a frame order.
Shipping two works to the Carnegie Institute for an exhibition.
Sending new work to M. Knoedler for framing.
Offering to display "Gulf Stream" at M. Knoedler's after the Carnegie exhibition.
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Letters to M. Knoedler, 1900 October
Regarding delivery of two watercolors to the Century Association for their monthly meeting.
Pricing "Gulf Stream."
Commissioning two frames for new works.
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Telegram from M. O'Brien and Son and letters to M. Knoedler, 1900 November
Telegram from M. O'Brien and Son on the falling through of a sale.
Regarding shipping a new canvas and checking another canvas for damages.
Following up on a painting sale, frame orders, and the completion of two new "wonderful paintings."
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Letters to M. Knoedler, 1900 December
Regarding shipping "Fog" with a pricing rationale.
Sending new paintings to be framed (including "Breaking the Bar, Cannon Rock"), checking on Century Association watercolors, and an update on new works.
Final pricing for "Fog" and "Breaking the Bar," finding the market value of his works, and offering M. Knoedler publication rights to "Fog."
Acknowledgement and decline of offer to ship work to France.
Sending work to the Union League, update on works and "Gulf Stream."
Framing and shipping instructions for work sent to the Union League.
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Letter to M. Knoedler, 1904 August
Regarding a circular on "Early Morning."
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