Collection ID:
Beal, Reynolds, 1866-1951
Physical Description:
195 Items
(on 6 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Sketchbooks; art works; diaries; notes; photographs; and printed material. Much of the material relates to William Merritt Chase.
Scope and Contents
REELS 278-282 & 286 (fr.1-85): A biographical sketch; 169 sketchbooks, 1974-1938; a folder of 32 "Japanese Prints," mostly watercolors; a letter to Beal from his father, 1896; 3 clippings; a book, Song of the Sea (1891), illustrated by Beal; a diary kept while cruising around Long Island and Martha's Vineyard with his brother, Albert, 1896;
Scope and Contents
REEL 286(ff. 1-60): Material relating to William Merritt Chase's classes at Shinnecock Hills, including Beal's notes on Chase's critical comments while a student of Chase; comments from Chase on museums in Holland; photographs of Chase's 10th Street studio and Shinnecock Hills studios; a catalog of the Chase retrospective, National Arts Club, 1910; clippings and miscellaneous printed material; a diary kept by Beal, 1891, "Trip to Newfoundland with Albert [Beal]," describing fishing and his sketching activity; and a notebook with expense accounts and pencil sketches, 1899.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, printmaker; Rockport, Mass. Brother of artist Gifford Beal.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 278-282 and 286 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 278-282 & 286 (fr.1-85): Originals returned to Shore Galleries, Boston, Mass., after microfilming.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 286 (fr. 1-60): Originals returned to Chapellier Galleries after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Materials on reels 278-282 and frames labeled as 1-85 on reel 286 lent for microfilming 1972 by Robert Campbell, Shore Galleries, Boston, Mass. Reel 286, frames labeled as 1-60 were lent by Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Morrell through Chapellier Galleries.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, American -- Massachusetts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Rockport Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- Massachusetts -- Rockport Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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