Charles E. Feinberg collection of artists letters

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.feinchar
Creators:
Feinberg, Charles E., 1899-1988
Dates:
1800-1930
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
300 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters from artists, including Kenyon Cox, Elihu Vedder, John Sartain, Rembrandt Peale, Joseph Pennell, Albert Bierstadt, Timothy Cole, and many others. Also included is an artist autograph collection collected by Ben Austin, Esq. Many of the letters are addressed to James D. Gill, a gallery owner whose gallery suffered a fire, regarding the status of paintings and offering condolences.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Businessman, and book and manuscript collector; Detroit, Mich. and Florida. Died in 1988.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel D316 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to Feinberg after microfilming. All subsequently sold at auction by Parke-Bernet, sale no. 2676, April 2-3, 1968; fifteen letters purchased by AAA at auction.
Existence and Location of Originals
Letters from Cox (1/2/19), Fielding (3/23/31-4/29/31), Johnson (5/10/46 and undated), Sargent (1/19/87, 3/13, 5/24, 7/25, and undated), and West (1812, and 4/15/15): Originals in Archives of American Art, Washington, D.C.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1968 by Charles Feinberg, an active donor and friend of AAA. Fifteen of the letters microfilmed were subsequently bought at auction by AAA in 1968, including one letter from Cox, three from Fielding, three from Johnson, five from Sargent, and two from West. All except for one (Johnson) have been remicrofilmed and cataloged individually. Feinberg also donated additional letters to AAA during the 1950s and 1960s; these have been cataloged separately.

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

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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Artists -- United States -- Autographs Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Autographs -- Collections Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Collectors and collecting Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gill, James Dwyer, 1849-1937 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Austin, Ben W. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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