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William T. Evans letters, 1842-1969

Catalog Data

Creator:
Evans, William T., 1843-1918  Search this
Subject:
Brown, John George  Search this
Hassam, Childe  Search this
Pennell, Joseph  Search this
Ryder, Albert Pinkham  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Johnson, Eastman  Search this
Nichols, Hobart  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson)  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Homer, Winslow  Search this
Inness, George  Search this
Salmagundi Club  Search this
American Watercolor Society  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
ca. 900 items (on 3 micofilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Printed material and letters to Evans from collectors, dealers, and artists. Letters discuss business matters including the Munich International Art Exposition 1883, the American Watercolor Society, the Salmagundi Club, the Lotos Club, and Evans loaning work from his private collection for exhibitions, requests from artists wanting Evans to comment on and handle their work, thank you notes and invitations to openings and dinners. Significant correspondents include George Inness, Childe Hassam, Thomas W. Dewing, Worthington Whittredge, Albert Pinkham Ryder, Frederic Edwin Church, Joseph Pennell, Albert Bierstadt, Winslow Homer, Rembrandt Peale, Hobart Nichols, John George Brown, William A. Coffin and Eastman Johnson.
Citation:
William T. Evans letters, 1842-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 4054-4055 and 2804 (fr.14-19) available for use at Archives of American Art offices or through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reels 4054-4055: Originals in the possession of Robert Price.
Biography Note:
Art patron and collector. Born in Ireland, he came to the United States as a child. He gave collections of paintings to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. and the Montclair Museum.
Provenance:
Letters on reels 4054-4055 were lent to the Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture, National Collection of Fine Arts in 1970 by Robert Price who acquired them along with paintings from Evans' estate and elsewhere. They were photocopied and the copies were given to the NCFA-PG Librarian, who transferred them to the Archives of American Art in 1979. In 1988 the copies were microfilmed by the Archives and discarded. The original letter on reel 2804 was transfered from NMAA, 1981.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Art patrons  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8283
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210454
AAA_collcode_evanwill
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210454