William Henry Holmes artists' files, 1879-1932.


Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933. William Henry Holmes artists' files, 1879-1932.

William Henry Holmes artists' files, 1879-1932.

Artists' files, 1879-1932, accumulated by Holmes while director of the National Collection of Fine Art (later the National Museum of American Art), Washington D.C. The files contain correspondence between Holmes and the following artists: James Earle Fraser, Vinnie Ream Hoxie, John LaFarge, Gari Melchers, Thomas Moran, Violet Oakley, Joseph Pennell, Max Weyl, Mary Vaux Walcott, Irving R. Wiles and George Julian Zolnay; a photo of Weyl, a photo of a painting of Weyl by Holmes, a sketch of Pennell, and a note are also included. Files on R.N. Brooke, Thomas Moran, Henry Moser, Hobart Nichols, and Carl F. Weller. The Brooke file contains 3 photographs of Brooke: one a portrait annotated by Holmes, another of Brooke with his Corcoran School of Art class, ca. 1906 (accompanied by a key identifying a few students), and one, ca. 1900, of Brooke, E.H. Miller, Max Weyl, and E.C. Messer, autographed by each. Glued to the back of the latter is a typescript of an exchange of letters between Holmes and the donor of the photo, Emma North Messer. The Nichols file consists of 5 letters from Nichols to Holmes, undated and 1932, regarding information on his work and other artists and paintings. The two Moran items include a note from Moran to Holmes, 1883, congratulating Holmes on his wedding, and a telegram from Ruth Moran regarding her father's death, 1926. Carl Weller's file contains a watercolor painting of the French countryside, and a brief bio on Weller. The Moser file contains a letter from Moser to Holmes, undated, encouraging him in painting and exhibiting, a photograph of Moser, ca. 1845, and correspondence with Moser's widow concerning the purchase of Moser's painting, "Evening in the Berkshires" by the Cosmos Club.

36 items (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

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