Henry Plumer McIlhenny interview, 1974 Oct. 28.

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McIlhenny, Henry P. Henry Plumer McIlhenny interview, 1974 Oct. 28.

Henry Plumer McIlhenny interview, 1974 Oct. 28.

An interview of Henry Plumer McIlhenny conducted by Paul Cummings for the Archives of American Art. McIlhenny speaks about his parent's interest in collecting; his own collecting; studying with Paul Sachs at Harvard; his interest in 19th century art, travels to Europe, purchasing works by Seurat, Degas, Ingres and Chardin; dealers he worked with including Paul Rosenberg and Valentine Dudensing; his tenure as decorative arts curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, staff, and exhibitions; the completion of the museum building by the WPA; and commissioning paintings from Franklin Watkins.

1 sound tape reel ; 5 in. (56 p. transcript)

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