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L'Ile de la Cite--Paris

Artist:
Roi Partridge, born Centralia, WA 1888-died Walnut Creek, CA 1984  Search this
Medium:
etching on paper
Dimensions:
plate: 10 x 7 7/8 in. (25.3 x 20.0 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1913
Topic:
Cityscape\France\Paris  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chicago Society of Etchers
Object number:
1935.13.241
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Department:
Graphic Arts
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Willowland

Artist:
Roi Partridge, born Centralia, WA 1888-died Walnut Creek, CA 1984  Search this
Medium:
etching on paper
Dimensions:
plate: 10 7/8 x 13 7/8 in. (27.6 x 35.1 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Landscape\tree\willow tree  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chicago Society of Etchers
Object number:
1935.13.634
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Department:
Graphic Arts
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Tall Willows

Artist:
Roi Partridge, born Centralia, WA 1888-died Walnut Creek, CA 1984  Search this
Medium:
etching on paper
Dimensions:
plate: 7 3/8 x 8 in. (18.7 x 20.4 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Landscape\tree\willow tree  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chicago Society of Etchers
Object number:
1935.13.635
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Department:
Graphic Arts
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Avalanche Land

Artist:
Roi Partridge, born Centralia, WA 1888-died Walnut Creek, CA 1984  Search this
Medium:
etching on paper
Dimensions:
plate: 10 7/8 x 13 7/8 in. (27.7 x 35.4 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Landscape\mountain  Search this
Landscape\weather\snow  Search this
Disaster\avalanche  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chicago Society of Etchers
Object number:
1935.13.636
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Department:
Graphic Arts
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Sun Dance Canyon

Artist:
Roi Partridge, born Centralia, WA 1888-died Walnut Creek, CA 1984  Search this
Medium:
etching
Dimensions:
plate: 8 3/8 x 6 7/8 in. (21.3 x 17.5 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1929-1932
Topic:
Landscape\canyon\Sun Dance Canyon  Search this
Landscape\Alberta  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chicago Society of Etchers
Object number:
1935.13.637
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Department:
Graphic Arts
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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On the Carmel Coast

Artist:
Roi Partridge, born Centralia, WA 1888-died Walnut Creek, CA 1984  Search this
Medium:
etching
Dimensions:
plate: 10 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. (27.4 x 35.0 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1930-1931
Topic:
Animal\bird  Search this
Landscape\coast  Search this
Landscape\California\Carmel  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chicago Society of Etchers
Object number:
1935.13.638
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Department:
Graphic Arts
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:saam_1935.13.638

Self-Portrait

Artist:
Imogen Cunningham, born Portland, OR 1883-died San Francisco, CA 1976  Search this
Possibly by:
Roi Partridge, born Centralia, WA 1888-died Walnut Creek, CA 1984  Search this
Sitter:
Imogen Cunningham  Search this
Imogen Cunningham  Search this
Medium:
platinum print
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 3 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. (9.5 x 11.5 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1915
Topic:
Landscape\phenomenon\light  Search this
Occupation\art\photographer  Search this
Portrait female\self-portrait  Search this
Portrait female\waist length  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase from the Charles Isaacs Collection made possible in part by the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Object number:
1994.91.41
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Graphic Arts
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Partridge, Roi

Collection Creator:
Bulliet, C.J. (Clarence Joseph), 1883-1952  Search this
Container:
Box 18, Folder 120
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1888-1959
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The C. J. Bulliet 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.
Collection Citation:
The C. J. Bulliet papers, circa 1888-1959. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Partridge, Roi

Collection Creator:
Woodward, Sidney C., 1890-1963  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1920
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Sidney C. Woodward 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.
Collection Citation:
Sidney C. Woodward papers, 1823-1963, bulk 1915-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Roi Partridge; Roi Partridge and May Ellen Partridge

Collection Creator:
Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984  Search this
Extent:
(reel 5028)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 49
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy. Use of the unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Roi Partridge 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.
Collection Citation:
Roi Partridge papers, 1909-2003 (bulk 1909-1984). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Roi Partridge letter to May Hawthorne

Creator:
Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984  Search this
Hawthorne, May  Search this
Subject:
Hawthorne, Charles Webster  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1941 Apr. 29
Topic:
Artists' models  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9171
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Roi Partridge papers, 1909-2003, bulk 1909-1984
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Archives of American Art
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Roi Partridge

Subject:
Partridge, Roi  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
197-?
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9141
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Roi Partridge papers, 1909-2003, bulk 1909-1984
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Archives of American Art
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Roi Partridge, 1888-1984 [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_34116

Roi Partridge papers, 1909-2003, bulk 1909-1984

Creator:
Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Ansel Easton  Search this
Hunter, Dard  Search this
Partridge, Roi  Search this
Neuhaus, Eugen  Search this
Arms, John Taylor  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen  Search this
Anderson, Sherwood  Search this
Jacques, Bertha  Search this
Linsky, Elizabeth  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Topic:
Travelogs  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Christmas cards  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Etchers  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10831
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214574
AAA_collcode_partroi
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214574
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Oral history interview with Imogen Cunningham, 1975 June 9

Interviewee:
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Interviewer:
Kurabi, Louise Katzman, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
White, Minor  Search this
Curtis, Edward S.  Search this
Van Dyke, Willard  Search this
Adams, Ansel Easton  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
Dixon, Maynard  Search this
Partridge, Roi  Search this
Group f.64  Search this
Topic:
Interviews  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12850
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216482
AAA_collcode_cunnin75
Theme:
Photography
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216482
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Roi Partridge papers

Creator:
Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984  Search this
Names:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941  Search this
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Hunter, Dard, 1883-1966  Search this
Jacques, Bertha  Search this
Linsky, Elizabeth  Search this
Neuhaus, Eugen, 1879-1963  Search this
Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Travelogs
Scrapbooks
Christmas cards
Drafts (documents)
Photographs
Notes
Date:
1909-2003
bulk 1909-1984
Summary:
The papers of California printmaker and educator Roi Partridge measure 1.0 linear foot and date from 1909-2003, with the bulk of the material dated 1909-1984. Found here are scattered correspondence, notes and writings, a scrapbook, printed material, and photographs. Several of the documents date from the time Partridge was married to photographer Imogen Cunningham, particularly family correspondence and a travel log of family car camping trips to the west. The same travel log documents one sketching trip Partridge made with Eugen Neuhaus.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of California printmaker and educator Roi Partridge measure 1.0 linear foot and date from 1909-2003, with the bulk of the material dated 1909-1984. Found here are scattered correspondence, notes and writings, a scrapbook, printed material, and photographs. Several of the documents date from the time Partridge was married to photographer Imogen Cunningham, particularly family correspondence and a travel log of family car camping trips to the west. The same travel log documents one sketching trip Partridge made with Eugen Neuhaus.

General and family correspondence consists largely of incoming letters with some copies and drafts of outgoing letters. General correspondence is mainly professional in nature and documents exhibitions, commissions, teaching, memberships in artists' organizations, and participation in the WPA Public Works of Art Project. A small number of letters from friends concerning personal and social matters are scattered throughout. Among the correspondents are Ansel Adams, Sherwood Anderson, John Taylor Arms, Hollywood Riviera Galleries, Dard Hunter, the Estate of Bertha Jacques [Elizabeth Linsky, executor], National Academy of Design, and Print Makers Society of California. Family correspondence includes letters to Roi Partridge from family members. Letters to Gryffyd's family are from Imogen Cunningham and Roi Partridge; letters from others about family members are also included.

Among the notes and writings are a travel log that documents car camping trips through California and New Mexico taken by Roi Partridge, Imogen Cunningham, and their three sons between 1924 and 1926. The volume also includes Roi's account of a 1926 sketching trip taken with Eugen Neuhaus along the California coast.

A scrapbook contains clippings and feature articles about Roi Partridge, along with exhibition announcements and reproductions. Additional printed material is about or mentions Roi Partridge and his family, Ansel Adams, and Imogen Cunningham. There are also family Christmas cards with reproductions of etchings and drawings by Roi Partridge.

Photographs are of people and art work, including photographs of Roi and May Ellen Partridge, and Donald Bear, the first Director of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (Janet Lineberger - later Mrs. Gryffyd Partridge - served as his assistant in the early 1940s). There are numerous photographs and negatives of art work by Roi Partridge (with appraisal and catalog information), and a photograph of Peter Blos' portrait of Partridge.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 5 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, circa 1909-1993 (Box 1; 0.3 linear ft.; reel 5028)

Series 2: Notes and Writings, 1924-1964 (Box 1; 5 folders.; reel 5028)

Series 3: Scrapbook, 1922-1977 (Box 1; 0.1 linear ft.)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1913-2003 (Box 1; 0.25 linear ft.; reel 5028)

Series 5: Photographs, 1940-1987 (Box 1; 0.3 linear ft.; reel 5028)
Biographical Note:
Roy George Partridge (later known as Roi) was born in Centralia, Washington, in 1888, the son of a newspaper publisher and a pianist mother who accompanied silent films in Seattle movie houses. His mother enrolled him in a drawing and painting course at age 10. By 1907, the family had moved to Kansas where Partridge enrolled in studio courses at the newly established Fine Arts Institute of Kansas City. From there he then went to New York City to study at the school of the National Academy of Design during 1909 and 1910.

In 1910, with an art student friend from Seattle and enough cash to last a month, Partridge traveled to Europe and through a severe economy and by selling his etchings, managed to stay for four years. Between 1910 and 1914, he studied etching with Brockhoff in Munich, and rented a studio in Paris from 1911-1914. Once he had produced a sufficient number of prints, his friends John Butler and Clare Shepard arranged for an exhibition of his work in Seattle. They were assisted by Imogen Cunningham who sent her photo to Partridge and began corresponding with him.

The outbreak of World War I forced Partridge's return to Seattle where he and Imogen Cunningham finally met face to face. They were married within a matter of months. In their early years together, Roi managed to earn a living selling his prints and Imogen worked for Edward S. Curtis, whose photographs of American Indians had not yet achieved recognition. The couple soon produced three sons, Gryffyd and twins Padraic and Rondal. The family soon moved to San Francisco where Partridge worked as an artist in an advertising agency that also employed Maynard Dixon. During this time, he became friendly with the young Dorothea Lange who worked at the shop where Partridge had his film developed. After their marriage, Dixon and Lange established a close, long term friendship with the Partridge family.

In 1920, Partridge joined the faculty of Mills College as an art instructor, teaching design, painting, printmaking, lettering, and photography for 26 years. Partridge was such a popular teacher that the number of art students rose sharply and, for a time, art became the institution's most popular major. He was named chairman of the Art Department in 1923, and served as the first director of the college's art gallery from 1925 through 1935.

While teaching, Partridge remained an active artist and participated in exhibitions throughout the country at venues such as the Honolulu Art Academy, de Young Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Toronto Art Gallery, and the Museum of Modern Art. Among the prizes and medals awarded him were: Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle (1909), National Academy of Design (1910), Panama Pacific Exposition (1915), Art Institute of Chicago (191), Brooklyn Museum (1921), San Francisco Museum (1921), Los Angeles Museum of Art (1922, 1925, 1929), California Society of Print Makers (1929), and Library of Congress (1943). Partridge is represented in the permanent collections of many museums, colleges, and libraries, among them: Walker Art Gallery, Honolulu Academy of Art, San Diego Fine Arts Society, Milwaukee Art Gallery, Mills College, Scripps College, New York Public Library, and Library of Congress. Partridge also illustrated several books, and The Graphic Art of Roi Partridge: a Catalogue Raisonné by Anthony R. White was published in 1988.

Imogen Cunningham and Roi Partridge, both strong-willed and not given to compromise, divorced in 1934. They reconciled in the 1960s and remained on friendly terms until her death in 1976. Partridge's second wife, Marian Lyman, died in 1940. The following year, he married May Ellen Fisher, a teacher, who survived him.

In addition to his professional activities, Partridge pursued a wide variety of other interests. During the 1920s, he, Imogen, and their boys took numerous camping trips throughout California and New Mexico. With his third wife, May Ellen, he became an avid folk dancer and enthusiastic gardener, raised chickens and chinchillas, and kept bees. They had the opportunity to travel to Hawaii and Japan. In Japan, Partridge expanded his Japanese print collection which was eventually donated to the Mills College Art Gallery.

Roi Partridge died in Walnut Creek, California, on January 25, 1984.
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art holds the papers of Imogen Cunningham, Partridge's first wife, which contain additional Partridge family correspondence and photographs. An untranscribed oral history interview of Roi Partridge conducted by Steve Steinberg in 1980 is also available.
Separated Material:
A portion of the gifts received from Gryffyd Partridge were separated and filed with the Imogen Cunningham papers, some of which had been earlier donated by Gryffyd.
Provenance:
Gryffyd Partridge donated his father's papers to the Archives of American art in 1992 and 1995. A final gift was received from Janet [Mrs. Gryffyd] Partridge in 2003.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy. Use of the unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Roi Partridge 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.
Topic:
Printmakers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Etchers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Genre/Form:
Travelogs
Scrapbooks
Christmas cards
Drafts (documents)
Photographs
Notes
Citation:
Roi Partridge papers, 1909-2003 (bulk 1909-1984). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.partroi
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The graphic art of Roi Partridge : a catalogue raisonné / Anthony R. White ; foreword by Sinclair Hitchings ; critical essay: The etchings of Roi Partridge by Jennifer Kate Ward

Author:
White, Anthony R. 1939-  Search this
Partridge, Roi 1888-1984  Search this
Subject:
Partridge, Roi 1888-1984 Catalogues raisonnés  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 434 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1988
Topic:
In art  Search this
Catalogues raisonnés  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.P261y W5
N40.1.P261yW5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_360039

Imogen Cunningham papers, 1903-1991

Creator:
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Subject:
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
White, Minor  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Mann, Margery  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László  Search this
Bristol, Horace  Search this
Noskowiak, Sonya  Search this
Coburn, Alvin Langdon  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
Van Dyke, Willard  Search this
Adams, Ansel Easton  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Kanaga, Consuelo  Search this
Andreson, Laura F.  Search this
Schoener, Allon  Search this
Witkin, Lee D.  Search this
Steinert, Otto  Search this
Partridge, Roi  Search this
Newhall, Beaumont  Search this
Bullock, Wynn  Search this
Butler, John Davidson  Search this
Steichen, Edward  Search this
Toklas, Alice B.  Search this
Newman, Arnold  Search this
Hellman, Lillian Florence  Search this
Aalto, Alvar  Search this
Bourke-White, Margaret  Search this
Bissantz, Edgar  Search this
Sheeler, Charles  Search this
Graves, Morris  Search this
Struss, Karl  Search this
Strand, Paul  Search this
George Eastman House  Search this
Group f.64  Search this
Henry Art Gallery  Search this
Witkin Gallery  Search this
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Illustrated letters  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9453
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211651
AAA_collcode_cunnimog
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211651
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Roi Partridge

Artist:
Peter W. Blos, 1903 - 1986  Search this
Sitter:
Roi Partridge, 1888 - 1984  Search this
Medium:
Oil on panel
Dimensions:
75.8cm x 63cm (29 13/16" x 24 13/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1940
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Costume\Apron  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Artist's Effects\Drawing paper  Search this
Artist's Effects\Printing press  Search this
Roi Partridge: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Academy of Design
Website: www.nationalacademy.org/
Object number:
106-P-122
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
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The Troubadour

Title:
Roi George Partridge
Artist:
William Auerbach-Levy, 1889 - 1964  Search this
Sitter:
Roi Partridge, 1888 - 1984  Search this
Medium:
Etching on paper
Dimensions:
22.5 × 14.9cm (8 7/8 × 5 7/8")
Type:
Print
Date:
1913
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Cap  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Mandolin  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Roi Partridge: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Private Collection
Object number:
PC992244
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_PC992244

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