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Marie Danforth Page papers, 1893-1983

Catalog Data

Creator:
Page, Marie Danforth, 1869-1940  Search this
Subject:
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia  Search this
Hibbard, Aldro T.  Search this
Lie, Jonas  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston  Search this
Page, Calvin Gates  Search this
Hazeltine, Mary Emogene  Search this
James, William  Search this
Ross, Denman Waldo  Search this
Bellows, George  Search this
Bartol, Elizabeth Howard  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. School  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
3.1 linear ft. (on 3 microfilm 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:
Reels 4071-4072 Biographical information; a diploma; correpondence; handwritten notes; personal and other writings; photographs; exhibition materials; clippings; business receipts and lists of paintings; and subject files.
Biographical information includes: an invitation to join the Union International des Beaux-Arts des Lettres; diploma indicating her election as associate of the National Academy of Design; and names and addresses. Correspondence includes letters from Abbott H. Thayer, Elizabeth Bartol, George Bellows, Frank W. Benson, Aldro T. Hibbard, Jonas Lie (includes radio interview), and Cecilia Beaux. Miscellaneous writings include an essay suggesting a possible subject for her to paint; a poem dedicated to Page; two printed sheets on "Theory of Tone-Relations" by Denman Ross; and posthumous correspondence of Page's husband on her work.
Photographs are of Page, her husband, and her works; exhibition photographs; and 6 photograph albums of works. Subject files included: The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (including correspondence with William James); the Hazeltine Portrait Committee; memorial exhibitions and the posthumous disposal of Pages' works; lists of works and loan receipts; insurance policies for paintings; and unidentified tintype.
Reel 4404 Notebooks, cardfiles, lists from receipt books; and printed material.
Citation:
Marie Danforth Page papers, 1893-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 4071-4072, 4404 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Portrait painter; Boston, Mass. Member of the conservative Boston School of Painting. Studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with Frank W. Benson and Edmund Tarbell, 1890-1895. In 1904, she took a summer course at Harvard with Denman Ross, and she also studied informally with Abbott H. Thayer. She married Dr. Calvin Gates Page in 1896. Was charter member of the Guild of Boston Artists, active in the Copley Society, and on the Board of Visitors of the Museum of Fine Arts School.
Provenance:
Donated by Page's grandsons, Danforth H. and H. Gordon Fales, sons of her adopted daughter Margaret and Herbert Gordon Fales. Margaret Fales added what she believed to be the title, or name of subject, and dates on numerous photographs of works.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Boston school of painting  Search this
Tintypes  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Photograph albums  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Portrait painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8891
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211076
AAA_collcode_pagemari
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211076