Perry, Lilla Cabot, 1848-1933

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Painter.

Born in 1848 in Boston, Mass., Perry studied at Cowles Art School under D.M. Bunker and R.W. Vonnoh in Boston. She also studied at the Julian and Colarossi academies and at Alfred Stevens' studio in Paris. She died in 1933 in Hancock, N.H.

From the description of Lilla Cabot Perry photographs, [ca. 1889-1909]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79870424

Painter.

Born in 1848 in Boston, Mass., Perry studied at Cowles Art School under D.M. Bunker and R.W. Vonnoh in Boston. She also studied at the Julian and Colarossi academies and at Alfred Stevens' studio in Paris. She died in 1933 in Hancock, N.H.

From the description of Lilla Cabot Perry sketchbook, 1871-1885. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82601176

Impressionist painter and author; Boston, Mass., Giverny, France, and Hancock, N.H.; b. 1848; d. 1933. Thomas Sergeant Perry, author, educator; Boston, Mass., Giverny, France, and Hancock, N.H.

Lilla Cabot Perry studied painting at Cowles Art School in Boston with Dennis Miller Bunker and Robert Vonnoh, and in Paris at the Julian and Colarossi academies, and at Alfred Stevens' studio. She had a house in Giverny, France and introduced numerous American artists, who came to Giverny to paint, to her neighbor, Claude Monet. She wrote several books of poetry including FROM THE GARDEN OF HELLAS, THE HEART OF THE WEED and THE JAR OF DREAMS. In 1874, she married Thomas Sergeant Perry, a tutor in French and German at Harvard University and later an instructor in English. He was also the author of several books. The Perrys had three daughters, Margaret, Alice, and Edith. Alice married Joseph Clark Grew, a diplomat who was United States ambassador to Turkey and Japan, and undersecretary of state.

From the description of Lilla Cabot Perry and Perry family papers, 1861-[ca. 1943]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83551849

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referencedIn Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. Isabella Stewart Gardner papers, 1760-1956. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Perry, Lilla Cabot : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Perry, Lilla Cabot. Lilla Cabot Perry : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1930?-1990 [graphic] [compiled by staff of The Museum of Modern Art, New York]. Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection
referencedIn Correspondence, 1864-1906. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Additional papers, 1832-1984 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. Love's creed / Edward Ballantine ; [words by] Lilla Cabot Perry. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn Amy Lowell autograph collection, 1523-1930. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. Heliodora / Edward Ballantine ; translated from the Greek by Lilla Cabot Perry. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
creatorOf Perry, Lilla Cabot. Lilla Cabot Perry sketchbook, 1871-1885. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Hercules Warren Fay letters from various persons, 1862-1898. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Papers, 1897-1930. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. The shepherd's elegy : song for high voice / Edward Ballantine ; translated from the Greek by Lilla Cabot Perry. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
creatorOf Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. The oak-tree / Edward Ballantine ; translated from the Greek by Lilla Cabot Perry. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
creatorOf Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. To Kalé / Edward Ballantine ; translated from the Greek by Lilla Cabot Perry. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
creatorOf Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. Unloose your cables! / Edward Ballantine ; translated from the Greek by Lilla Cabot Perry. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. The little farm of Cliton / Edward Ballantine ; translated from the Greek by Lilla Cabot Perry. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, L-Q. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn James Russell Lowell papers, 1835-1919. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Perry, Lilla Cabot. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Thomas Sergeant Perry letters to Hercules Warren Fay, 1891-1896. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Additional papers, ca. 1870-1922. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Perry, Lilla Cabot. Lilla Cabot Perry photographs, [ca. 1889-1909]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. The cicada / Edward Ballantine ; translated from the Greek by Lilla Cabot Perry. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
creatorOf Perry, Lilla Cabot. Lilla Cabot Perry and Perry family papers, 1861-[ca. 1943]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. The tomb of Sophocles / Edward Ballantine ; translated from the Greek by Lilla Cabot Parry [i.e. Perry]. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
creatorOf Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. Heraclitus / Edward Ballantine ; from the Greek by L.C. Perry. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. Bird, messenger of Zeus : song for high voice / Edward Ballantine ; translated from the Greek by Lilla Cabot Perry. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
creatorOf James, Henry, 1843-1916. Henry James letters (transcripts) to various persons, 1881-1915. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. To Calliope / Edward Ballantine ; translated from the Greek by Lilla Cabot Perry. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
creatorOf Perry, Lilla Cabot. "Edits a war book" : newspaper clipping from the New York sun, Dec. 19, 1915, concerning publication of The book of the homeless (Le livre de sans-foyer), edited by Edith Wharton. Hologaph list of prices realized at a charity auction in New York, of literary manuscripts published in The book of the homeless / compiled by Lilla Cabot Perry. Colby College, Miller Library
creatorOf Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. To a wood-bird / Edward Ballantine ; translated from the Greek by Lilla Cabot Perry. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn Rosalind Richards collection on Edward Arlington Robinson, [ca.1897-1944]. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
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alumnusOrAlumnaOf Académie Julian corporateBody
associatedWith Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888 person
associatedWith ALMY FAMILY family
associatedWith Ballantine, Edward, 1886-1971. person
associatedWith Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959. person
associatedWith Bonnat, Léon Joseph Florentin, 1833-1922 person
correspondedWith Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962 person
associatedWith Butler, Theodore Earl, 1861-1936 person
sibling of Cabot, Godfrey L. (Godfrey Lowell), 1861-1962 person
childOf Cabot, Samuel, 1815-1885. person
associatedWith Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926 person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Cowles Art School corporateBody
associatedWith Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933. person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 person
correspondedWith Fay, Hercules Warren, 1841-1899 person
associatedWith Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. person
associatedWith Houghton Library. person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith James, Henry, 1843-1916. person
associatedWith James, Henry, 1843-1916. person
correspondedWith Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925 person
correspondedWith Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891 person
associatedWith Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. person
associatedWith Monet, Claude, 1840-1926. person
associatedWith Monet, Claude, 1840-1926. person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Peabody, Josephine Preston, 1874-1922 person
associatedWith Perry, Margaret. person
spouseOf Perry, Thomas Sergeant, 1845-1928 person
spouseOf Perry, Thomas Sergeant, 1845-1928. person
associatedWith Pisarro, Camille, 1831-1903 person
associatedWith Richards, Rosalind, 1874- person
associatedWith Robert-Fleury, Tony 1837-1912 person
associatedWith Robinson, Edwin Arlington, 1869-1935. person
associatedWith Robinson, Theodore, 1852-1896 person
associatedWith Scudder, Horace Elisha, 1838-1902 person
associatedWith Stevens, Alfred, 1823-1906 person
associatedWith Tarbell, Edmund Charles, 1862-1938. person
associatedWith Uhde, Fritz ˜vonœ 1848-1911 person
associatedWith Vinton, Frederick Porter, 1846-1911 person
associatedWith Vonnoh, Robert William, 1858-1933 person
associatedWith Watson, Dawson Dawson, 1864-1939 person
associatedWith Wendel, Theodore, 1859-1932 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Boston MA US
Hancock NH US
Subject
Art, American
Women artists
Art--American (?)--Reproductions
Painters
Painting, Modern--20th century
Women painters
Impressionism (Art)
Occupation
Painter
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Birth 1848-01-13

Death 1933-02-28

Americans

English

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