A Finding Aid to the H. Wunderlich & Company and Kennedy & Company Stock Books, 1879-1915, in the Archives of American Art
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.hwundcom
Creators:
H. Wunderlich & Company
Dates:
1879-1915
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Linear feet
Repository:
The H. Wunderlich & Company and Kennedy & Company stock books measure 2.0 linear feet and date from 1879-1915. The collection consists of twenty-two stock inventory books providing information on the types and sales of art handled by H. Wunderlich & Company, and one volume, 1915, of its successor, Kennedy & Company. Also included is a consignment book recording transactions with Gustav Lauser, C.W. Kraushaar, Francis Seymour Hayden, Albert Rosenthal, and others.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The H. Wunderlich & Company and Kennedy & Company stock books measure 2.0 linear feet and date from 1879-1915. The collection consists of twenty-two stock inventory books providing information on the types and sales of art handled by H. Wunderlich & Company, and one volume, 1915, of its successor, Kennedy & Company. Also included is a consignment book recording transactions with Gustav Lauser, C.W. Kraushaar, Francis Seymour Hayden, Albert Rosenthal, and others.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
  • Series 1: Stock Books, 1879-1915

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
H. Wunderlich & Company was a print gallery based in New York, N.Y., founded in 1874 by Hermann Wunderlich. After his death in 1892, his partner, Edward Kennedy took over, and in 1912 the name changed to Kennedy & Company (and in 1952 to Kennedy Galleries). H. Wunderlich & Company handled primarily fashionable prints, Old Master prints and a few of prints of contemporary artists, such as James McNeil Whistler, David Cameron, and Francis Seymour Hayden.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
The collection was digitized in 2020 and is available on the Archives of American Art website.
Processing Information
The collection was processed and described in a finding aid by Rihoko Ueno in 2021 with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Author
Rihoko Ueno
Sponsor
The conservation and digitization of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The H. Wunderlich & Company and Kennedy & Company stock books were donated in 1989 by Gerold M. Wunderlich, great-grandson of the gallery's founder Hermann Wunderlich, founder of H. Wunderlich and Kennedy & Company, and Kennedy Galleries, Inc.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Preferred Citation
H. Wunderlich & Company and Kennedy & Company stock books, 1879-1915. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Prints, American Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prints -- 19th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prints -- 20th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wunderlich, Hermann, d. 1892 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kennedy & Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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