A Finding Aid to the Robert G. Stewart research material
NPG.CAP.00002

Summary
Collection ID:
NPG.CAP.00002
Creators:
Stewart, Robert G. , 1931-2005
Dates:
1952-2004
bulk 1970-1990
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
3 linear feet
Repository:
National Portrait Gallery
Research material gathered by Robert G. Stewart on Robert Edge Pine, Auguste Hervieu, Henry Benbridge, James Earl, and other artists, including correspondence, printed matter, notes, and photographs.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Art historian Robert G. Stewart's research material dates from 1952 to 2004 and measures 3 linear feet. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, slides, negatives, notes, drafts, manuscripts, and printed matter such as excerpts from auction catalogs, magazines and publications. The records document Robert G. Stewart's research for publications and exhibitions. The collection relates primarily to his research for his publications on these artists, such as
Robert Edge Pine: A British Portrait Painter in America 1784-1788
, and artist biographies for American National Biography and the Dictionary of Art.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
The collection is arranged by artist, as five series.
Series 1: Henry Benbridge
Series 2: James Earl
Series 3: Auguste Hervieu
Series 4: Robert Edge Pine
Series 5: Various artists

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Robert G. Stewart (March 5, 1931-November 17, 2005) served as Curator of Painting and Sculpture for the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution from 1964 to 1994, when he became senior curator emeritus. He is the author of many works, including
Nucleus for a National Collection
, 1965;
A Nineteenth-Century Galley of Distinguished Americans
, 1969;
Henry Benbridge (1743-1812), American Portrait Painter
, 1971; and
Robert Edge Pine, A British Artist in America 1784-1788
, 1979.

Administration
Processing Information note
The Robert G. Stewart research materials were processed by Molly McGuire in December 2012.
Author
Finding aid prepared by Molly McGuire
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Acquired from Robert G. Stewart.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
The Robert G. Stewart research material is owned by the Catalog of American Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, and is available for use by researchers. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation note
Robert G. Stewart Research Material, 1952-2004, bulk 1970-1990. Catalog of American Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Benbridge, Henry, 1743-1812 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Earl, James, 1761-1796 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hervieu, Auguste, active 1819-1858 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pine, Robert Edge, 1730?-1788 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portrait painters Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Portrait Gallery
Victor Building, Suite 410
750 Ninth Street NW
MRC 973, PO Box 37012
Washington, DC, MRC 973
202-633-8260
NPGResearch@si.edu