Robert Henri diary

Collection ID:
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929
Physical Description:
1 Volume

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Robert Henri diary, August 29 to September 27, 1891, about his travels in Europe. Henri writes about his visit to Venice and Chioggia, Italy, his train ride from Venice to Etaples, France, and his boat ride from Etaples en route to Boulogne-sur-Mer. Some entries include illustrations. Among other topics, Henri comments on sketches by [Italico] Brass, visiting artists in Etaples including American painters [Allen] Tucker, [Curtis] Williamson and [George Henry] Taggart, and British painter [Joseph Milner] Kite.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Robert Henri (1865-1929) was a painter and instructor in New York, N.Y.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
The diary was purchased in 1991 from Weschler's Auction House in Washington, D.C. with funds from the Joseph Coudon VII Memorial Fund, established by Katherine H. Coudon in memory of her son.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

Related Materials
The Robert Henri papers, 1857-1958, are at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Of the material at Yale, twenty-six diaries, dating from 1880 to 1928, as well as some writings, scrapbooks, printed material, and miscellany dating from 1880 to 1954, are available on microfilm reels 885-887 through the Archives of American Art. A Robert Henri diary, May to November 1880, is located at the Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and available on microfilm reel 1645 through the Archives of American Art.

Repository Contact
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