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Lehman, Robert

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Container:
Box 57, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1924-1964
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The records of Jacques Seligmann & Co. are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jacqself-ref10360

Lehman, Robert

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Container:
Box 192, Folder 31
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957-1971
undated
1917
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The records of Jacques Seligmann & Co. are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jacqself-ref13529

Lehman, Robert

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer CL, Folder 264000-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Archives Reading Room at the Museum in Washington, DC. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Reference Desk.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-c-ref43288

Lehman, Robert

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer CL, Folder 264000-80
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Photos
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Archives Reading Room at the Museum in Washington, DC. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Reference Desk.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-c-ref43291

Lehman, Robert

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Archives Reading Room at the Museum in Washington, DC. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Reference Desk.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-c-ref43287

Isoetes valida (Engelm.) Clute

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
A. M. Harvill  Search this
Robert Lehman  Search this
Place:
Growing in a brook which runs through the swamp at Big Meadows. Page County., Virginia, United States, North America
Collection Date:
23 Oct 1966
Taxonomy:
Plantae Pteridophyte Isoetales Isoetaceae
Published Name:
Isoetes valida (Engelm.) Clute
Barcode:
01384825
USNM Number:
2421113
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Flowering plants and ferns
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_12161293

Folio from the Majma' al-tawarikh (Compendium of history) by Hafiz Abru (d.1430); recto: The Birth of Muhammad; verso: text, Wet nurse Halima and her husband, Harith, taking care of infant Muhammad

Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 42 x 32.5 cm (16 9/16 x 12 13/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Herat, Historic Iran, present-day Afghanistan
Date:
1426 (829 A.H.)
Period:
Timurid period
Topic:
Islam  Search this
Muhammad  Search this
birth  Search this
Timurid period (1378 - 1506)  Search this
child  Search this
woman  Search this
Afghanistan  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
prophet  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F2005.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F2005.5
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Robert Lehman letter to Peter M. Riccio

Creator:
Lehman, Robert, 1892-1969  Search this
Riccio, Peter M. (Peter Michael), 1898-1990  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1957 December 26
Topic:
Art, Italian  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17039
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American Federation of Arts records, 1895-1993, bulk 1909-1969
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17039

Victor D. Spark papers, circa 1830-1983, bulk 1930-1970

Creator:
Spark, Victor D. (Victor David), 1898-1991  Search this
Subject:
Moran, Thomas  Search this
Engelhard, Charles W.  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Medina, Leon  Search this
Hardy, Charlotte  Search this
Clonney, James Goodwyn  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil  Search this
Berliner, Jacob  Search this
Copley, John Singleton  Search this
Shinn, Everett  Search this
Lehman, Robert  Search this
Grigaut, Hubert L.  Search this
Hardy, Jeremiah Pearson  Search this
Heade, Martin Johnson  Search this
Frankenstein, Alfred Victor  Search this
Moran, Ruth B.  Search this
San Diego Arts Society  Search this
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art appraisers  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7451
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209609
AAA_collcode_sparvict
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209609
Additional Online Media:

Lehman, Robert D.

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History, Division of Lepidoptera  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 427, National Museum of Natural History, Division of Lepidoptera, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0427-refd1e2545

The Lehman collection at 7 West 54th Street

Author:
Lehman, Robert 1892-1969  Search this
Subject:
Lehman, Robert 1892-1969 Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
39 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1959
1969
Between 1959 and 1969]
Topic:
Art--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
N5220.L4 L44 1959
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_910742

Beyond the Zero, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Lehman, Robert  Search this
Medium:
Steel
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Connecticut Commission on the Arts Percent for Art Program 227 Lawrence Street Hartford Connecticut 06106 Accession Number: CCA83.6i/RS-65
Located at Southern Connecticut State University Engleman Hall, Room 142 New Haven Connecticut 06515
Date:
Installed 12-1-1983
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 65730042
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_295147

Z House for KML and HFL, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Lehman, Robert  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Type:
Sculptures
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of New Haven Department of Parks, Recreation, and Trees 720 Edgewood Avenue New Haven Connecticut 06515
Located West River Park New Haven Connecticut 06511
Date:
Ca. 1978
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 68120166
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_398723

The Lehman collection, New York. The Cincinnati Art Museum [exhibition] May 8 to July 5, 1959

Author:
Cincinnati Art Museum  Search this
Lehman, Robert 1892-1969  Search this
Physical description:
343 p. (p. [45]-[338] illus. (part col.)) 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1959
1959]
Topic:
Art--Private collections  Search this
Art  Search this
Call number:
N5225.L52 C5
N5220.L52 C5
N5225.L52C5 N5220.L52C5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_11803

Exposition de la collection Lehman de New York. [Rédigé sous la direction de Charles Sterling avec de concours de: Olga Raggio et Michel Laclotte et avec la collaboration de Sylvie Beguin

Author:
Musée de l'Orangerie  Search this
Lehman, Robert 1892-1969  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 175 p. 104 plates. 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1957
Topic:
Art--Private collections  Search this
Art  Search this
Call number:
N5220 .L4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_645453

Robert Lehman

Artist:
George Rufus Boynton, 1854 - 1945  Search this
Sitter:
Robert Lehman, 1875 - 1975?  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
112cm x 87cm (44 1/8" x 34 1/4"), Estimate
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1930
Topic:
Robert Lehman: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: New York State Historical Association
Object number:
N-10.76
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_N-10.76

Paintings and bronzes from the Collection of Mr. Robert Lehman. [Catalog of the exhibition] Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1951-52

Author:
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center  Search this
Subject:
Lehman, Robert 1892-1969 Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
[38] p. illus. 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1951
1951?]
Topic:
Painting  Search this
Bronzes--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
N5220.L39 C6 1951X
N5220.L39C6 1951X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_420456

The Robert Lehman Collection : a guide / by George Szabó

Author:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Szabó, George  Search this
Subject:
Lehman, Robert 1892-1969 Art collections  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
310 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1975
Call number:
N611.L43 N48 1975X
N611.L43N48 1975X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_51096

Victor D. Spark papers

Creator:
Spark, Victor D. (Victor David), 1898-1991  Search this
Names:
San Diego Arts Society  Search this
Berliner, Jacob, 1849-1918  Search this
Clonney, James Goodwyn, 1812-1867  Search this
Copley, John Singleton, 1738-1815  Search this
Engelhard, Charles W., Jr., 1917-1971  Search this
Frankenstein, Alfred V. (Alfred Victor), 1906-1981  Search this
Grigaut, Hubert L.  Search this
Hardy, Charlotte  Search this
Hardy, Jeremiah Pearson, 1800-1889  Search this
Heade, Martin Johnson, 1819-1904  Search this
Lehman, Robert, 1892-1969  Search this
Medina, Leon  Search this
Moran, Ruth B.  Search this
Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924  Search this
Shinn, Everett, 1876-1953  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Extent:
22.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
circa 1830-1983
bulk 1930-1970
Summary:
The Victor D. Spark papers measure 22.2 linear feet and date from circa 1830 to 1983, with the bulk of the material from 1930 to 1970. The papers document Spark's career as a New York City art dealer and appraiser who was most active from World War II through the 1970s, focusing on Old Masters paintings and 19th and early 20th century American art. Found within the papers are biographical materials, artist files, client files, financial records, legal records, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The Victor D. Spark papers measure 22.2 linear feet and date from circa 1830 to 1983, with the bulk of the material from 1930 to 1970. The papers document Spark's career as a New York City art dealer and appraiser who was most active during World War II up through the 1970s with a focus on Old Masters paintings as well as 19th and early 20th century American art. Found within the papers are biographical materials, artist files, client files, financial records, legal records, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical materials contain greeting cards and post cards, annotated appointment calendars, miscellaneous notes and lists, and an apartment lease.

Artists' files include photographs of artwork, artist biographies, printed materials, and some correspondence with and about the artist. Many of the photographs are annotated. Files are found for Old Masters and American artists, including James G. Clonney, Jon Singleton Copley, Jeremiah P. Hardy, Martin Johnson Heade, Rembrandt Peale, Maurice Prendergast, Everett Shinn, Thomas Sully, and many others. There is also a letter written in 1924 by Ruth Moran along with a photograph of a painting by the artist Thomas Moran, signed by him on the verso.

Extensive client files include notes, correspondence, bills, receipts, and clippings regarding sales and appraisals. Spark's clients included museums, collectors, art dealers, most of which are represented in the files. Notable clients and colleagues include Jacob S. Berliner, Charles W. Engelhard, Alfred V. Frankenstein, Hubert L. Grigaut, Charlotte W. Hardy, Robert Lehman, and Leon Medina. There are also files for many universities, businesses, museums, and galleries.

Financial records comprise the largest series in the collection and include ledgers, stock books, consignment records, scattered banking records, bills, tax documents, auction price lists, check stubs, and cancelled checks.

A small amount of legal records document two legal cases: Rauch v. IRS and Kaufman v. Phoenix (Travelers) Insurance Company for which Spark provided testimony.

Printed materials include clippings, exhibition and auction catalogs, newsletters, bulletins, a membership roster for the San Diego Arts Society, and several 19th century printed items.

Two black and white photographs are of a steam locomotive and an unidentified portraitist in his studio.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1906, 1948-1981 (1.7 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 2: Artist Files, 1905-1983 (4 linear feet; Box 2-6, 22)

Series 3: Client Files, 1904, 1927-1981 (7.1 linear feet; Box 6-13)

Series 4: Financial Records, 1930-1981 (8.7 linear feet; Box 13-20, 22-29)

Series 5: Legal Records, 1970-1972 (0.2 linear feet; Box 20)

Series 6: Printed Materials, circa 1830-1872, 1948-1982 (0.2 linear feet; Box 20-22)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1898-circa 1940 (0.1 linear feet; Box 21)
Biographical / Historical:
Victor D. Spark (1898-1991) was a prominent New York City appraiser and art dealer who specialized in Old Masters paintings as well as 19th and early 20th century art.

Spark was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1898. When he was two years old, the Spark family moved to Harlem. His father worked in the hotel business and owned hotels in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Europe. Spark briefly attended the City College of New York before transferring to New York University, where he studied for half a year, then enlisted in the Marines Corps during World War I and served overseas for 2 years. After his discharge, Spark returned to NYU where he majored in French, an interest he acquired during his military service. After graduation, Spark married Nina and went to Europe to help his father manage a summer hotel. There, he became interested in art.

Spark returned to the U.S., continuing to work for his father until 1929. Spark was involved with decorating and furnishing the hotels and often purchased antiques, artwork, and furniture, furthering his arts interests and knowledge. He began working in a gallery, acquiring works of art and dividing the sales profits with the gallery owners. Spark had no formal art education and his taste and eye for art was gained primarily through his travels in Europe. He also had a good business sense about what might sell for profit in the U.S.

Spark made frequent art buying trips across the United States to cities such as Boston and Philadelphia and returned to New York with paintings that he sold. Spark never owned a gallery, but he occasionally held exhibits, such as one titled "101 American Painters," inside the apartment. Although Spark specialized in 19th to early 20th century American art, he also sold European art work acquired during trips to Europe following World War II.

Spark continued his work selling paintings to museums, collectors, and other art dealers, until the 1970s. He was most active from the 1930s through World War II. As a prominent dealer for over four decades, Spark came to know many luminaries of the New York art scene, such as art dealer and gallery owner Edith Halpert. Spark died in 1991.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds an oral history interview of Victor D. Spark conducted August 5, 1975 by Paul Cummings.

The National Gallery of Art maintains 12,000 photographs and negatives of artwork in their Victor D. Spark photograph collection.
Provenance:
The Victor D. Spark papers were acquired between 1954 and 1996. The first accession of 19th century printed materials and a letter by Ruth Moran was donated by Spark in 1954. The bulk of the collection was purchased jointly by the Archives of American Art and the National Gallery of Art at auction in July 1987. Subsequently, photographs of works of art documenting the collections of the National Gallery of Art were separated and retained by the National Gallery of Art. The papers remained at the Archives of American Art; three letters were later transferred to the Archives from the National Gallery of Art in 1996.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Victor D. Spark papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Art appraisers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Victor D. Spark papers, circa 1830-1983, bulk 1930-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sparvict
See more items in:
Victor D. Spark papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sparvict
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Eighteenth century Italian drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art / introduction by Agnes Mongan, catalogue by George Szábo

Author:
Lehman, Robert 1892-1969  Search this
Szabó, George  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
International Exhibitions Foundation  Search this
Subject:
Lehman, Robert 1892-1969 Art collections Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 135 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Italy
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1983
18th century
Topic:
Drawing, Italian  Search this
Drawing--Exhibitions  Search this
Drawing  Search this
Call number:
NC255 .E34 1983e
NC255.E34 1983e
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_252822

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