James Britton papers, 1913-1984.


Britton, James, 1878-1936. James Britton papers, 1913-1984.

James Britton papers, 1913-1984.

Autobiographical and other writings, correspondence, diaries, works of art, printed material, photographs, and material about Britton compiled by the Britton family. Reel 3647: Autobiographical writings include 3 handwritten chapters (330 p.) and some typed excerpts. Correspondence, 1913-1945, includes letters to Britton's widow, 1936-1945 from Gertrude Fiske, Frank A. Giddings, Eugene Higgins, Kyohei Inukai, DeWitt McClellan Lockman, Duncan Phillips, Maurice Prendergast, and Robert William Vonnoh. Reels 3647-3650: Extensive diaries, 1918-1936 (49 v. and 2 indices, 1928-1934) contain illustrations, descriptions of paintings, and notes and writings on art, music, and literature; an additional ten notebooks contain diary excerpts. In the diaries, Britton writes of fellow artists in New York and Connecticut, including Robert Henri, Childe Hassam, George Bellows, John Sloan, George Luks, Maurice Prendergast and Jerome Myers. The indices (46 p.) provide cross-references to his own writings on these and other artists, galleries, art critics, etc. Among other writings are a handwritten manuscript on John Singleton Copley; a fictional work entitled "The Artists's Wife"; and drafts of plays. Reels 3650-3651: Also included are 2 illustrated indices of his landscape and portrait paintings; a 1933 inventory of paintings in storage; receipts and invoices; works of art, including sketches for a gallery installation, drawings, and a print, ca. 1925-1929; exhibition catalogs and announcements, magazine articles by Britton, newspaper clippings (mostly photocopies), and other printed material; photographs of Britton and of portraits by him; and a file compiled by the Britton family containing correspondence regarding Britton, descriptions and dates of articles by Britton published in American Art News, excerpts of exhibition and book reviews by Britton, and miscellany.

460 items (on 5 microfilm reels)

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