H. C. L. Merillat correspondence relating to Gaston Lachaise

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.merih
Creators:
Merillat, H. C. L. (Herbert Christian Laing), 1915-
Dates:
1973-1991
bulk 1973
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
9 Items
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Eight letters, 1973, concerning the sculpture of Gaston Lachaise, written in connection with Merillat's book, Modern Sculpture, the New Old Masters (1974). Included are carbons of letters from Merrillat to John Thacher, Gerald Nordland and Lincoln Kirstein, two from Kirstein to Merillat, and one from Nordland to Merillat. Merillat was interested in their opinions of whether Lachaise was aware of prehistoric fertility, figures, and what Mrs. Lachaise was like, in figure and personality.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Writer, Washington, D.C.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 5124 (fr. 1399-1409) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by H.C.L. Merillat, 1992.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lachaise, Gaston, 1882-1935 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nordland, Gerald Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thacher, John Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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