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Portrait Painters' Clearing House

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Container:
Box 78, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1941-1942
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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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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"18th Century English Portrait Painters"

Collection Creator:
Constable, W. G. (William George), 1887-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 38
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1945
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.
Collection Rights:
The W.G. Constable 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:
W.G. Constable papers, 1905-1983, bulk 1920-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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"Philadelphia Portraits and Portrait Painters"

Collection Creator:
Oakley, Violet, 1874-1961  Search this
Container:
Box 30, Folder 48
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1915-1955
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' research center in Washington, D.C.
Collection Rights:
The Violet Oakley 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:
Violet Oakley papers, 1941-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Gordon Kelly papers

Creator:
Kelly, Gordon Ray, 1924-2018  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes, 1876-1952  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1942-1988
Summary:
The papers of portrait painter and art teacher Gordon Kelly measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1942 to 1988. The collection primarily documents Kelly's brief tenure at the Art Students League and his extensive correspondence and collaboration with artist Kenneth Hayes Miller. The papers include correspondence, contracts, writings, artwork, printed material and four photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of portrait painter and art teacher Gordon Kelly measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1942 to 1988. The collection primarily documents Kelly's brief tenure at the Art Students League and his extensive correspondence and collaboration with artist Kenneth Hayes Miller. The papers include correspondence, contracts, writings, artwork, printed material and four photographs.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.

Series 1: Gordon Kelly papers, 1942-1988 (Box 1; 22 folders)
Biographical / Historical:
Gordon Kelly (1924-2018) was a painter born in Wells County, Indiana. While a student at the Art Students League of New York, Kelly was a promising portrait painter and a protege of Kenneth Hayes Miller. Kelly also studied with Reginald Marsh. Kelly helped Miller develop his (unpublished) manuscript "The Third Dimension in Painting" and Miller supported Kelly's teaching appointment at the League. Kelly taught at the Art Students League for one year before moving back to Indiana and finally settling in Maryland.
Provenance:
The Gordon Kelly papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1987 by Mark Kelly, the son of Gordon Kelly.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Art teachers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art teachers--Indiana  Search this
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painters--Indiana  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Gordon Kelly papers, 1942-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kellgord
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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"CHRISTIAN GULLAGER, PORTRAIT PAINTER TO FEDERAL AMERICA." Exhibition Dates: May 12 through September 5, 1976

Collection Creator:
National Portrait Gallery, Office of Exhibitions  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This exhibition illuminated the career of the Copenhagen native, Christian Gullager (1759-1826), who came to the United States in the mid-1780s, where he spent the rest of his life, recording many leaders of the United States, wealthy and distinguished United States citizens --clergymen, lawyers, military men, doctors, judges, merchants and statesmen. These exhibition records consist of photographs of thirty portraits shown in the exhibition. The portraits span Christian Gu!lager's career from 1782 to about 1808. There are also correspondence, memoranda, exhibition scripts, captioned labels, biographical profiles of the subjects painted by Christian Gullager, loan agreements and news releases. Marvin Sadik was curator of this exhibition.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 361, National Portrait Gallery, Office of Exhibitions, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 361, Series 13
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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"HENRY BENBRIDGE: AMERICAN PORTRAIT PAINTER." Exhibition Dates: April 2 through May 16, 1971

Collection Creator:
National Portrait Gallery, Office of Exhibitions  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This was the first major exhibition ever devoted to the portraits of Henry Benbridge (1743-1812), one of the comparatively little-known painters of the American Revolutionary period, whose major activity was in Charleston, South Carolina. Included in this series are National Portrait Gallery correspondence, exhibition notes, scripts, floor designs and plans, loan agreements and photographs of Henry Benbridge paintings. The exhibition was curated by Robert Stewart of the NPG staff.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 361, National Portrait Gallery, Office of Exhibitions, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 361, Series 7
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Leah Lipton research material on Chester Harding

Researcher:
Lipton, Leah  Search this
Artist:
Harding, Chester, 1792-1866  Search this
Extent:
2.7 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1980-2007
bulk 1980-1986
Summary:
Research material gathered by Leah Lipton regarding portrait painter Chester Harding (1792-1866), including correspondence with reference librarians, archivists, scholars, private collectors, Harding's descendants, and others; printed material, notes, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
These papers are the research materials of Leah Lipton on the subject of American portrait painter Chester Harding. The research material was compiled by Lipton for a biography and checklist of the work of Chester Harding, and for "A Truthful Likeness: Chester Harding and His Portraits," a catalogue and 1985 exhibition of his paintings for the National Portrait Gallery. The papers contain correspondence, biographical information on Harding, notes, writings, printed material, and photographs of artwork.

Correspondence includes letters to and from Leah Lipton with European and American museums, galleries, libraries, other cultural institutions, scholars, private collectors, and descendants of Chester Harding. The printed material in the collection includes brochures, publications, copies of correspondence and other documents relating to Harding, and scattered articles and essays on Harding. Comprising the majority of the collection are portrait files, which contain research material such as notes, correspondence, printed material and photographs related to Chester Harding's portraits. The collection also contains files containing information on biographical aspects of Harding's life, subjects related to Chester Harding, and collections with materials relating to Harding.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as six series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1980-1986, 2002, 2007, bulk 1981-1982

Series 2: Biographical Information about Chester Harding, 1981-1984, 1987, undated

Series 3: Subject Files, 1981-1984, 1986, undated

Series 4: Places, 1981-1984, 1992, undated

Series 5: Portrait Files, 1980-1987, 1991-1992, 1996-1997, 2001, undated

Series 6: Exhibition Materials, 1981-1982, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Leah Lipton is an art historian (1928-2015), who conducted significant research into the life and works of Chester Harding (1 Sept. 1792-10 Apr. 1866), American portrait painter.
Provenance:
Acquired from Leah Lipton.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Leah Lipton research material is owned by the Catalog of American Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, and is available for use by researchers. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portrait painters  Search this
Harding, Chester, 1792-1866  Search this
Citation:
Leah Lipton research material on Chester Harding, 1980-2007, bulk 1980-1986. Catalog of American Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NPG.CAP.00001
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Archival Repository:
National Portrait Gallery
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Robert G. Stewart research materials

Creator:
Stewart, Robert G. , 1931-2005  Search this
Artist:
Benbridge, Henry, 1743-1812  Search this
Earl, James, 1761-1796  Search this
Hervieu, Auguste, active 1819-1858  Search this
Pine, Robert Edge, 1730?-1788  Search this
Extent:
3 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1952-2004
bulk 1970-1990
Summary:
Research material gathered by Robert G. Stewart on Robert Edge Pine, Auguste Hervieu, Henry Benbridge, James Earl, and other artists, including correspondence, printed matter, notes, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
Art historian Robert G. Stewart's research material dates from 1952 to 2004 and measures 3 linear feet. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, slides, negatives, notes, drafts, manuscripts, and printed matter such as excerpts from auction catalogs, magazines and publications. The records document Robert G. Stewart's research for publications and exhibitions. The collection relates primarily to his research for his publications on these artists, such as Robert Edge Pine: A British Portrait Painter in America 1784-1788, and artist biographies for American National Biography and the Dictionary of Art.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged by artist, as five series.

Series 1: Henry Benbridge

Series 2: James Earl

Series 3: Auguste Hervieu

Series 4: Robert Edge Pine

Series 5: Various artists
Biographical / Historical:
Robert G. Stewart (March 5, 1931-November 17, 2005) served as Curator of Painting and Sculpture for the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution from 1964 to 1994, when he became senior curator emeritus. He is the author of many works, including Nucleus for a National Collection, 1965;A Nineteenth-Century Galley of Distinguished Americans, 1969;Henry Benbridge (1743-1812), American Portrait Painter, 1971; andRobert Edge Pine, A British Artist in America 1784-1788, 1979.
Provenance:
Acquired from Robert G. Stewart.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Robert G. Stewart research material is owned by the Catalog of American Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, and is available for use by researchers. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portrait painters  Search this
Citation:
Robert G. Stewart Research Material, 1952-2004, bulk 1970-1990. Catalog of American Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NPG.CAP.00002
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Archival Repository:
National Portrait Gallery
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ead_collection:sova-npg-cap-00002

Henry Kirke Brown papers

Creator:
Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886  Search this
Names:
United States.. Art Commission  Search this
Bush-Brown, Henry Kirke, 1857-1935  Search this
Catlin, George, 1796-1872  Search this
Fuller, George, 1822-1884  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson, 1823-1880  Search this
Lambdin, James Reid, 1807-1889  Search this
Lang, Louis, 1814-1893  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow, 1817-1904  Search this
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Stone, Horatio, 1808-1875  Search this
Udall, Lydia Louise  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Italy -- description and travel
Date:
1836-1893
Summary:
The papers of sculptor and portrait painter Henry Kirke Brown measure 1 linear feet and date from 1836 to 1893. The collection includes Brown's correspondence with his wife, Lydia Louise Udall, his nephew, Henry Kirke Bush-Brown, and other family members. Also included are letters from artists George Catlin, George Fuller, Sanford R. Gifford, James Reid Lambdin, Louis Lang, Erastus Dow Palmer, Hiram Powers, Horatio Stone, and others; five news clippings; and miscellaneous notes.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of sculptor and portrait painter Henry Kirke Brown measure 1 linear feet and date from 1836 to 1893. The collection includes Brown's correspondence with his wife, Lydia Louise Udall, his nephew, Henry Kirke Bush-Brown, and other family members. Also included are letters from artists George Catlin, George Fuller, Sanford R. Gifford, James Reid Lambdin, Louis Lang, Erastus Dow Palmer, Hiram Powers, Horatio Stone, and others; five news clippings; and miscellaneous notes.

Brown's lengthy letters to his wife reveal his devotion to her and the conflict he felt between his art and his personal life. He discusses his work, including progress on his statue of George Washington, located in Union Square, New York City. Letters to his family from Rome and Florence allude to his awe of Italy's monuments. Also included are letters from Washington, D.C. during Brown's tenure as a member of the U.S. Art Commission in the 1860s.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Henry Kirke Brown (1814-1886) was an American sculptor and portrait painter born in Leyden, Massachusetts and died in Newburgh, New York.
Provenance:
The Henry Kirke Brown papers were donated to the Archives of American in 1981 by Dorothy Young, who acquired the papers from her husband, an art dealer.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Portrait painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors--Massachusetts  Search this
Sculpture, Modern--19th century  Search this
Citation:
Henry Kirke Brown papers, 1836-1893. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.browhenr
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Frederick S. Voss research material on George Peter Alexander Healy

Researcher:
Voss, Frederick S.  Search this
Artist:
Healy, G.P.A. (George Peter Alexander), 1813-1894  Search this
Extent:
5 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Healy, G.P.A (George Peter Alexander), 1813-1894
Date:
1980-2007
bulk 1998-2003
Summary:
Research material gathered by Frederick S. Voss regarding portrait painter G. P. A. (George Peter Alexander) Healy (1813-1894), including correspondence with museums, historical soceities, and librarys, articles about Healy and his sitters, as well as photocopied correspondence and manuscripts written by Healy.
Scope and Contents:
These papers are the research materials of Frederick Voss on the subject of American portrait painter G. P. A. (George Peter Alexander) Healy. The research material was compiled by Voss for a possible exhibition, and the article "Webster Replying to Hayne: George Healy and the Economics of History Painting" featured in American Art, 2001. The research material contains correspondence, biographical information on Healy, notes, writings, printed material, and photographs of artwork. Correspondence contains information on the current locations of Healy's portraits. Printed material includes articles written about Healy, sitters in Healy's portraits, as well as contemporary painters of Healy's time. There is much biographical information about Healy, files are arranged based on Healy's residences, throughout American and England, shown through timelines created by Voss. The collection also includes a full listing of Healy's portraits throughout his lifetime.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as two series:

Series 1: Files

Series 2: Binders

The files are arranged according to the creator's, Frederick Voss, organization.
Biographical / Historical:
Frederick s. Voss was the senior historian and curator of the Time Magazine covers collection at the National Portrait Gallery from 1971 - 2004. He is the author of several books: Majestic Wrath: A Pictorial life of Frederick Douglas, 1995; Hemingway: A write in His time, 1999; and Portraits of the Presidents: The National Portrait Gallery, 2000. Voss conducted significant research into the life and works of G. P. A. (George Peter Alexander) Healy (July 15, 1813 - June 24, 1894), American portrait painter.
Provenance:
Acquired from Frederick S. Voss.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Frederick S. Voss research material is owned by the Catalog of American Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, and is available for use by researchers. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portrait painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Healy, G.P.A (George Peter Alexander), 1813-1894
Citation:
Frederick S. Voss research material on G.P.A. Healy, 1980-2007, bulk 1998-2003. Catalog of American Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NPG.CAP.00003
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Archival Repository:
National Portrait Gallery
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Folder 2 National Association of Portrait Painters, 1915, 1975. Includes exhibition photographs and catalogues of the exhibition, March 6-31, 1915.

Collection Creator::
National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 29 of 44
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 311, National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director, Records
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 22 Catalogue of an Exhibition of Portraits from the National Association of Portrait Painters ... (booklet published by the National Gallery of Art for an exhibition of 1914)

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American Art and Portrait Gallery. Library  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 21
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 333, National Museum of American Art and Portrait Gallery. Library, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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SPA-231 Daniel Huntington (1816-1906), American Portrait Painter

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 19 of 48
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 155, National Museum of Natural History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Contracts and Permissions

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery, Office of Publications  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Date:
1972-2005
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of contracts and permissions administered by the Office of Publications for various publications, including gallery guides, exhibition catalogs, and brochures. Publications covered include "Abroad in America: Visitors to the New Nation, 1776-1914;" "American Portrait Drawings;" "American Portrait Prints: Proceedings of the Tenth Annual American Print Conference;" "Cecilia Beaux and the Art of Portraiture;" "Portraits by George Bellows;" "Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution;" "Champions of American Sport;" "National Portrait Gallery: Permanent Illustrated Checklist;" "Adventurous Pursuits: Americans and the China Trade, 1784-1844;" "Baseball Immortals: The Photographs of Charles Martin Conlon, 1905-1935;" "Robert Cornelius: Portraits from the Dawn of Photography;" "Miguel Covarrubias Caricatures;" "Facing the Light: Historic American Daguerreotypes;" "Fifty American Faces from the Collection of the National Portrait Gallery;" "The National Portrait Gallery: Permanent Collection of Notable Americans;" "A Gallery of Presidents: The Hall of Presidents in the National Portrait Gallery;" "U. S. Grant: The Man and the Image;" "A Truthful Likeness: Chester Harding and His Portraits;" "In the Minds and Hearts of the People: Five American Patriots and the Road to Revolution;" "Robert Edge Pine: A British Portrait Painter in America, 1784-1788;" "Portraits from The American: The Democratic Experience;" "Return to Albion: Americans in England, 1760-1940;" "Mr. Sully, Portrait Painter: The Works of Thomas Sully (1783-1872);" "Masterpieces from Versailles: Three Centuries of French Portraiture;" "Benjamin West and His American Students;" "William Edward West, 1788-1857: Kentucky Painter;" and "Joseph Wright, American Artist, 1756-1793." Materials include correspondence, memoranda, contracts, permissions, purchase orders, brochures, and clippings.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2021; Transferring office; 03/27/2007 memorandum, Toda to Dowdy; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
A Gallery of Presidents: The Hall of Presidents in the National Portrait Gallery (Monograph) 1979.  Search this
A Truthful Likeness: Chester Harding and His Portraits (Monograph) 1985.  Search this
Abroad in America: Visitors to the New Nation, 1776-1914 (Monograph) 1976.  Search this
Adventurous Pursuits: Americans and the China Trade, 1784- 1844 (Monograph) 1984.  Search this
American Portrait Drawings (Monograph) 1980.  Search this
American Portrait Prints: Proceedings of the Tenth Annual American Print Conference (Monograph) 1984.  Search this
Baseball Immortals: The Photographs of Charles Martin Conlon, 1905-1935 (Monograph)  Search this
Benjamin West and His American Students (Monograph) 1980.  Search this
Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution (Monograph) 1989.  Search this
Cecilia Beaux and the Art of Portraiture (Monograph) 1995.  Search this
Champions of American Sport (Monograph) 1981.  Search this
Facing the Light: Historic American Daguerreotypes (Monograph) 1978.  Search this
Fifty American Faces from the Collection of the National Portrait Gallery (Monograph) 1978.  Search this
In the Minds and Hearts of the People: Five American Patriots and the Road to Revolution (Monograph) 1974.  Search this
Joseph Wright, American Artist, 1756-1793 (Monograph) 1985.  Search this
Masterpieces from Versailles: Three Centuries of French Portraiture (Monograph) 1983.  Search this
Miguel Covarrubias Caricatures (Monograph) 1985.  Search this
Mr. Sully, Portrait Painter: The Works of Thomas Sully (1783- 1872) (Monograph) 1983.  Search this
National Portrait Gallery: Permanent Illustrated Checklist (Monograph) 1978.  Search this
National Portrait Gallery: Permanent Illustrated Checklist (Monograph) 1982.  Search this
National Portrait Gallery: Permanent Illustrated Checklist (Monograph) 1987.  Search this
Portraits by George Bellows (Monograph) 1981.  Search this
Portraits from The American: The Democratic Experience (Monograph) 1975.  Search this
Return to Albion: Americans in England, 1760-1940 (Monograph) 1979.  Search this
Robert Cornelius: Portraits from the Dawn of Photography (Monograph) 1983.  Search this
Robert Edge Pine: A British Portrait Painter in America, 1784- 1788 (Monograph) 1979.  Search this
The National Portrait Gallery: Permanent Collection of Notable Americans (CD-ROM) c. 1990.  Search this
U. S. Grant: The Man and the Image (Monograph) 1985.  Search this
William Edward West, 1788-1857: Kentucky Painter (Monograph) 1985.  Search this
Art museums.  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Intellectual property  Search this
Museum publications.  Search this
Portraits, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-103, National Portrait Gallery, Office of Publications, Contracts and Permissions
Identifier:
Accession 07-103
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Contracts and Permissions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Rose Lamb papers

Creator:
Lamb, Rose  Search this
Names:
Deland, Margaret Wade Campbell, 1857-1945  Search this
Fiske, John  Search this
Hart, Albert Bushnell, 1854-1943  Search this
Hunt, William Morris, 1824-1879  Search this
Lamb, Aimée, 1893-1989  Search this
Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958  Search this
Pyle, Howard, 1853-1911  Search this
Ritchie, Anne Thackeray, 1837-1919  Search this
Sterner, Albert, 1863-1946  Search this
Turner, Ross, 1847-1915  Search this
Woodbury, Charles H. (Charles Herbert), 1864-1940  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Oil paintings
Sketchbooks
Watercolor paintings
Photographs
Charcoal drawings
Date:
circa 1870-1961
bulk 1870-1900
Summary:
The papers of Boston area portrait painter Rose Lamb date from circa 1870 to 1961, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1870 to 1900, and measure 0.8 linear feet. The collection contains a diploma; letters from artists, writers, historians, and others, including nine letters from former teacher and friend William Morris Hunt; photographs of unidentified people and artwork by Lamb; and original artwork, including a sketchbook, charcoal drawings, watercolors, and two oil paintings.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Boston area portrait painter and drawing instructor Rose Lamb date from circa 1870 to 1961, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1870 to 1900, and measure 0.8 linear feet. The collection contains a diploma; letters from artists, writers, historians, and others, including nine letters from former teacher and friend William Morris Hunt; photographs of unidentified people and artwork by Lamb; and original artwork, including a sketchbook from circa 1870, charcoal drawings, two watercolors, and two oil paintings. Artwork depicts landscapes, children, and other figure studies.

Correspondence within the the collection includes 19 letters from artists, such as Albert Sterner, Ross Turner, Howard Pyle, and Charles H. Woodbury; writers Anne Thackeray Ritchie, Margaret Deland, and Alfred Noyes; and historians John Fiske and Albert Bushnell Hart. Also found are nine letters from former teacher and friend William Morris Hunt. Eight of his letters describe in detail his work on the painting of murals in the Capitol building in Albany, New York, and one letter discusses his painting of portraits in North Easton, Massachusetts. Also among the correspondence are four letters to Aimée Lamb, Rose's niece.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 4 series:

Series 1: Diploma, 1881 (Box 1, OV 3; 1 folder)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1878-1914, 1952-1961 (Box 1; 5 folders)

Series 3: Photographs, circa late 1800s (Boxes 1-2; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 4: Artwork, circa 1870-late 1800s (Box 1-2, OV 3; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Rose Lamb (1843-1927) was a portrait painter and drawing instructor of Boston, Massachusetts. Lamb was born in Boston to a prominent family and was a student of William Morris Hunt and Helen Knowlton during the 1870s. Though she did not exhibit often during her lifetime, she was a successful portraitist specializing in portraits of children. Lamb was an active member of Boston society, befriending many artists, writers, and other cultural figures, and her portraits were in great demand among prominent Boston families. She traveled to Europe in 1881, 1890, and 1914, perhaps taking art classes while there in 1881. In 1884, and possibly later, she assisted George Bartlett as a drawing instructor at the South Boston School of Art. In 1900 she suffered a severe illness and stopped painting. For the remainder of her life she instead pursued travel and social activities. Rose Lamb died in 1927.
Related Material:
Also available at the Archives of American Art are the Aimée Lamb (niece of Rose Lamb) papers, 1888-1991. Original letters to Rose Lamb from Mary Cassatt and Childe Hassam are available at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Aimée and Rosamond Lamb, nieces of Rose Lamb in installments, primarily from 1980 to 1985. They donated the nine letters to Lamb from William Morris Hunt in 1976.
Restrictions:
Use of the original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Rose Lamb 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:
Portrait painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art teachers -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oil paintings
Sketchbooks
Watercolor paintings
Photographs
Charcoal drawings
Citation:
Rose Lamb papers, circa 1870-1961, bulk circa 1870-1900. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.lambrose
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John Goffe Rand papers

Creator:
Rand, John Goffe, 1801-1873  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
circa 1832-1960
bulk 1832-1873
Summary:
The scattered papers of inventor and portrait painter John Goffe Rand measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1832-1960, bulk 1832-1873. Included are biographical sketches, a will, lists of portraits by Rand, a small amount of correspondence, files regarding Rand's invention of the collapsible artists' paint tube, clippings, a photo, and an example of one of the first paint tubes made in a factory.
Scope and Content Note:
The scattered papers of inventor and portrait painter John Goffe Rand measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1832-1960, bulk 1832-1873. Included are biographical sketches, a will, lists of portraits by Rand, a small amount of correspondence, United States patents for the collapsible paint tube invented by Rand and later improvements, printed materials, a photo, and an example of one of the first paint tubes made in a factory.

Biographical Information includes an unpublished biography about Rand, typescripts of an obituary, short biographical sketches, lists of portraits painted by Rand, and a copy of his will. A small amount of correspondence consists of one letter written by Rand in 1864 addressed to his neice and typescripts of letters written by members of Rand's extended family concerning the artist and his works.

Subject files document Rand's invention of the collapsible tin artists' paint tube and include two patents from the United States Patent Office dated 1841 and 1844. The 1844 patent was for improvements to the tube. The patent applications contain diagrams and written descriptions of the tube. There are also clippings about the anniversaries of the invention.

Additional clippings are about members of the Rand family and a painting by Rand. One photograph depicts Rand's gravesite circa 1930. Artifacts include an example of one of the first collapsible paint tubes made in a factory.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 6 series:

Series 1: Biographical Information, 1873-1941, circa 1960 (Box 1; 5 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1864, 1906-1960 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 3: Subject Files, 1841-1844, 1941-1956(Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 4: Printed Material, circa 1900 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 5: Photographs, circa 1930 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 6: Artifact, circa 1832 (Box 1; 1 folder)
Biographical Note:
John Goffe Rand (1801-1873) lived and worked in Boston, London, and New York as a portrait painter and inventor. Rand invented and patented the first collapsible artist's paint tube.

Rand was born in 1801 in Bedford, New Hampshire. As a young man, he worked as an apprentice to a cabinet maker. Although he showed talent, Rand chose to paint houses and signs and found that he excelled at portraiture. Discovered and encouraged by Samuel F. B. Morse, he moved to Boston and by 1828 established his own studio. While temporarly in Charleston, South Carolina, Rand met Miss Lavinia Brainerd whom he later married.

Shortly after their wedding, Lavinia and John Rand travelled to London where John continued to paint portraits. Among those whom he painted were members of the royal family and other figures in the English nobility including Lord Bexley, the Duke and Duchess of Inverness, and the Duke of Sussex.

While in London, Rand invented a collapsible paint tube made of tin for storing artists' mixed oil paints. Prior to this advancement, painters generally mixed pigments with oil in small amounts and stored the extra paint in animal bladders. The tin tube allowed unused paint to be stored and used later without drying out. In 1841, Rand patented the invention with the United States Patent Office. He went on to patent several later improvements. Other later inventions, however, were not as widely received, and most of his ideas were not financially successful.

Upon returning to the United States, John Rand and his wife settled on Long Island where he continued his career in painting portraits. The artist died in 1873.
Provenance:
The John Goffe Rand papers were donated by Rand's great-grandnieces Mary and Katherine Anglemyer in 1981 and 1985.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The John Goffe Rand 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:
Inventors -- England  Search this
Portrait painters -- England -- London  Search this
Painting -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
John Goffe Rand papers, circa 1832-1960, bulk 1832-1873. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.randjohn
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Percy Ives papers

Creator:
Ives, Percy L. (Percival L.), 1864-1928  Search this
Names:
Detroit Museum of Art. School  Search this
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Glass negatives
Photographs
Sketches
Date:
circa 1890-1994
bulk circa 1890-circa 1930
Summary:
The papers of Detroit portrait painter Percy Ives (1864-1928), measure 1.4 linear feet and date from circa 1890-1994, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1890-circa 1930. Two hundred and fifty-eight glass plate negatives of sitters, models, and artwork by Ives form the bulk of the collection. Additional papers include two 1923 letters, a folder of notes, news clippings, sketches, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Detroit portrait painter Percy Ives (1864-1928), measure 1.4 linear feet and date from circa 1890-1994, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1890-circa 1930. Two hundred and fifty-eight glass plate negatives of sitters, models, and artwork by Ives form the bulk of the collection. Additional papers include two 1923 letters, a folder of notes, news clippings, sketches, and photographs.

Letters include one to "The Oil and Colour Man" from "The Dweller in the Cave of Winds," and an IOU from A. W. "Gus" Ives to Percy Ives.

Notes include seven index cards with notes on "nibbles" and sales of paintings; and notes about Ives made in 1936 by James Parker's father. News clippings include four 1940 issues of a newspaper column, "We Old Timers," about Ives and his family.

Artwork consists of fifty-eight pencil sketches which have been mounted on the pages of a photograph album.

Thirty-seven photographs, most of them mounted on paper, include two which appear to be of Ives in his studio. The other photographs are of the interior and exterior of a house, an unidentified woman, farm scenes, and other outdoor scenes. There are also two photographs of paintings by Ives, including a self portrait.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of the collection, the papers are arranged as one series.

Series 1: Percy Ives Papers, (1.4 linear feet; Boxes 1-4)
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait painter and dean of the Detroit Museum of Art School, Percy Ives (1864-1928), was the son of artist Lewis Thomas Ives; father and son were considered to be among the most notable Detroit artists of the latter part of the nineteenth century.

Ives studied initially with his father, and subsequently attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in the early-1880s, and the Academié Julian and École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1884 to 1890. He exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1887 and 1893, and at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.

After returning to the United States, Ives settled in Detroit where his father had a studio, and painted portraits, often of prominent men of Michigan, as well as a number of people outside the state including Grover Cleveland and Walt Whitman. Notable examples of his portraiture hang in many of the county and state buildings of Michigan.

Ives was a member of several Detroit artist associations, such as the Scarab Club, served as incorporator, trustee, and treasurer of the Detroit Museum of Art before it became the Detroit Institute of Arts, was appointed dean of the museum school in 1896, and designed the seal of the institute.

Ives died suddenly in 1928 at the age of 63.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel 593) including two diaries, 1885-1887 and 1903-1907, three albums containing photographs of family and friends, a book of illustrations of commercial signs painted by Ives, and fifteen loose sketches. Lent materials were returned to the Burton Historical Collection of the Detroit Public Library in Detroit, Michigan and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Burton Historical Collection of the Detroit Public Library gave the Archives of American Art Percy Ives' sketches and glass plate negatives in 1956-1957 and lent material for microfilming in 1973. James B. Parker, whose father, Dr. Albert Russell Parker, purchased Ives's desk with the items intact, donated additional material in 1994.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Rights:
The Percy Ives 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:
Art--Study and teaching--Michigan--Detroit  Search this
Art teachers--Michigan--Detroit  Search this
Artists' studios--Photographs  Search this
Arts administrators--Michigan--Detroit  Search this
Portrait painters--Michigan--Detroit  Search this
Portrait painting--United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Photographs
Sketches
Citation:
Percy Ives papers, circa 1890-1994, bulk circa 1890-circa 1930. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.ivesperc
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Portraits; painters singers mothers daughters writers workers feminists (October - November 1991)

Collection Creator:
Susanne Hilberry Gallery  Search this
Hilberry, Susanne, 1943-2015  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 41
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1991
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Susanne Hilberry Gallery records 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:
Susanne Hilberry Gallery records, 1964-2017, bulk 1976-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Folder 11 National Association of Portrait Painters Exhibitions, 1914-1915, 1975. Includes catalogues of two exhibitions, March 21-April 21, 1914 and March 6-March 31, 1915, and extensive correspondence documenting the loaned portraits.

Collection Creator::
National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 28 of 44
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 311, National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of the Director, Records
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Carl Bohnen papers

Creator:
Bohnen, Carl A., 1872-1951  Search this
Names:
Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923  Search this
Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925  Search this
Caruso, Enrico, 1873-1921  Search this
Collier, Constance, 1878-1955  Search this
DuBois, Paul  Search this
Erskine, John, 1879-1951  Search this
Feld, Fritz, 1900-1993  Search this
Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968  Search this
Garden, Mary, 1874-1967  Search this
Hayes, Helen, 1900-1993  Search this
Kellogg, Frank B. (Frank Billings), 1856-1937  Search this
Marr, Carl von, 1858-1936  Search this
Neal, Grace, 1917-  Search this
Extent:
3.7 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Etchings
Sketches
Writings
Sketchbooks
Date:
1888-1977
Summary:
The papers of portrait painter Carl Bohnen date from 1888-1977, and measure 3.7 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical materials; correspondence among family, clients, and colleagues; scattered business records; a sketchbook and loose sketches; miscellaneous notes and writings; three scrapbooks of clippings and additional printed materials. Photographs are of Bohnen, family members, colleagues, views of Paris in the late 1920s, Native American models, portrait clients, and artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of portrait painter Carl Bohnen date from 1888-1977, and measure 3.7 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical materials; correspondence among family, clients, and colleagues; scattered business records; a sketchbook and loose sketches; miscellaneous notes and writings; three scrapbooks of clippings and additional printed materials. Photographs are of Bohnen, family members, colleagues, views of Paris in the late 1920s, Native American models, portrait clients, and artwork.

Biographical material includes miscellaneous Bohnen family histories and chronologies of Bohnen's career, Bohnen's marriage certificate, school transcripts, and copies of his burial certificate.

Family correspondence consists of letters exchanged between Bohnen, his wife, siblings, and children. General correspondence is with colleagues including Carl Von Marr, and portrait clients including Constance Collier, John Erskine, Edna Ferber, and Frank B. Kellogg. The letters are often emotional and illustrate occasionally volatile relationships between Bohnen, his clients, and his children. Also included are condolence letters received by the family following Bohnen's death.

Business records include a contract for financial backing of artistic activities, insurance records, miscellaneous receipts, and a file concerning the elderly Bohnen's injuries on an American Airlines flight bringing him from California to live with his son in Chicago.

Artwork found within the papers consists of a sketchbook, miscellaneous sketches, hand-lettered signs for Bohnen's portrait business, etchings by Bohnen and others, a bronze plaque displaying a self-portrait of Bohnen, and etching plates. Scattered notes and writings include typescripts of speeches, plays, and poems.

Three scrapbooks of clippings and additional printed material consisting of loose clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and reproductions of artwork offer a good overview of Bohnen's career.

Photographs are primarily of Bohnen's artwork and protrait clients. Two photograph albums contain scattered photographs of Bohnen, family members, colleagues, and artwork. Other photographs are of Bohnen at his easel, family members, colleagues including sculptor Paul Dubois working in his studio, artist Grace Neal, and views of Paris. There are also photographs of Native American models in ceremonial headdresses. Photographs of clients include Sarah Bernhardt, William Jennings Bryan, Enrico Caruso, Fritz Feld, Mary Garden, and Helen Hayes, among others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series. Each series is arranged chronologically, with the exception of Series 8: Photographs. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1898-1952 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1892-1977 (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Business Records, 1914-1952 (Box 1; 10 folders)

Series 4: Artwork, 1900-1935 (Box 1; 8 folders)

Series 5: Notes and Writings, 1917-1974 (Box 1; 8 folders)

Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1904-1962 (Boxes 1-2, OV 5; 15 folders)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1907-1977 (Boxes 2, 4; 19 folders)

Series 8: Photographs, 1888-1951 (Boxes 2-4, 6; 1.5 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Charles "Carl" Bohnen was born in October 1872 (according to the U.S. Census) in Erie, Pennsylvania, to Nicholas and Marie Jochin Bohnen, who had emigrated from Germany. The family moved to Meyer's Grove, Minnesota in the following year.

Carl Bohnen graduated from St. John's University at Collegeville, Minnesota in 1892, earning a diploma in "Bookkeeping and Penmanship." Soon afterwards, he met Jake Hohman who employed him in a business involving drawing portraits from photographs. In 1896, Bohnen established a studio in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he continued creating portraits from photographs. During this time, he met Charlotte Johnson, whom he married in 1898.

Bohnen moved his studio in 1902 and began painting portraits from life. Paul Manship's family were neighbors of the Bohnens at Bald Eagle Lake near St. Paul, Minnesota. Bohnen studied at the Minnesota School of Fine Arts in exchange for cleaning up the classrooms. He later made space available to Manship in his studio.

In 1904, Bohnen completed studies at the St. Paul Art Institute. He also did commercial work, including doing portraits of sports figures for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch. Through his newspaper connections, he did portraits of many other celebrities, later selling reproductions of these artworks. Eventually, he was hired as a portrait painter by a variety of prominent sitters, including R. A. Jackson, a railroad executive in St. Paul. An exhibition of Bohnen's portraits organized by Jackson resulted in additional commissions.

Through R. A. Jackson, several lumber millionaires helped finance a European trip for the Bohnen family in 1914. Bohnen studied at the Koenigliche Kunst Academie in Munich under Carl Von Marr and Angelo Jank, and established a studio in that city. Travel constraints resulting from the onset of World War I caused the family to remain in Munich for three years. During this time, Bohnen was a member of the American Artist Club that included E. Martin Hennings, Louis Grell, and Emil Frei.

Bohnen and his family returned to St. Paul, Minnesota in May 1918, where he established a studio. He moved to Chicago in the following year, opening a studio in the Fine Arts building where he remained until the 1930s. Bohnen created thousands of portraits primarily of notable people including Edward the Prince of Wales, Ethel Barrymore, Enrico Caruso, Helen Hayes, Charles Lindbergh, Douglas MacArthur, John McCormack, Cardinal Mundelein, and Lawrence Tibbett.

In 1928, Bohnen established a studio in Paris and worked there sporadically through 1933. In 1933, he returned to St. Paul, Minnesota, setting up his studio in the Ryan Hotel. In 1944, he retired to live in Los Angeles, California, with his son, actor Roman Bohnen. After his son's sudden death in 1949, Bohnen lived with his other son, Arthur, in Chicago.

Carl Bohnen died on December 31, 1951 in Willmette, Illinois.
Provenance:
The Carl Bohnen papers were donated in 1978 by the artist's daughter-in-law, Dorothy Clark Bohnen, and his granddaughter, Blythe Bohnen.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.
Rights:
The Carl Bohnen 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:
Portrait painters -- Minnesota  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Etchings
Sketches
Writings
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Carl Bohnen papers, 1888-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bohncarl
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