Lincoln Kirstein and Richard Sherman Nutt research material on William Rimmer, 1849-1971.


Lincoln Kirstein and Richard Sherman Nutt research material on William Rimmer, 1849-1971.

Research material on William Rimmer compiled by Lincoln Kirstein, 1944-1955, and added to from 1958 on by Richard Sherman Nutt. Included are correspondence, notes and writings, scrapbooks, photographs, and printed materials. Included are Rimmer family documents and genealogy; Kirstein's (1944-1955) and Nutt's (1958-1971) correspondence regarding Rimmer, mainly responses to Kirstein's requests for information from libraries, museums, relatives, and owners of Rimmer's work; subject files containing correspondence, photographs, writings, notes and printed material on people, places and topics relating to Rimmer, among them the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Whitney Museum, Margaret French Cresson, Henry W. Kent, Cooper Union, Marion MacLean, and others. Writings and notes by Kirstein on Rimmer, including a typescript of his catalog essay for the 1946 exhibition at the Whitney and notes on other artists; a typescript of a poem by Rimmer "The Love Chant"; Rimmer's annotated diagram of a wheel in motion, 1860; a book by Rimmer's daughter, ANIMAL DRAWING: A SERIES OF THIRTEEN PLATES WITH DESCRIPTIVE TEXT DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF STUDENTS BY CAROLINE HUNT RIMMER (Houghton, Mifflin, 1895), and ART ANATOMY (Houghton, Mifflin, 1884, c1887?) by William Rimmer, containing eighty one plates from the original drawings; a scrapbook compiled by Kirstein containing reproductions of catalogs, clippings, printed material, and photographs; photographs of Rimmer's family, including 2 on glass and a tintype; cartes de visites of French royalty; and printed material, 1864-1945, including material kept by Rimmer, articles and booklets about him, 2 clippings, 1898 and 1900 on Rimmer's daughter Caroline, a booklet "Rapport sur une Mission dans l'Amerique du Nord by M. Armand Dumaresq" reporting. On American drawing instruction and including a section on Rimmer and his work at the Cooper Institute and inscribed by Rimmer to his daughter Caroline, 1972; and other printed material compiled by Kirstein.

1.6 linear ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 8342582

Archives of American Art

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Rimmer, William, 1816-1879 (person)

Rimmer was a sculptor, portrait and figure painter, teacher, and writer on art. He taught art, especially art anatomy, at Cooper Union in New York and the Museum School in Boston. He was also a doctor, largely self-educated, and he practiced from 1855 to 1863 in Chelsea and East Milton, Mass. He lectured often from the 1860s until 1879 and published works on the aesthetics of anatomy. From the description of Papers of William Rimmer, 1860-1892 (inclusive), 1860-1868 (bulk). (Harvard ...

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Kirstein, Lincoln (person)

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