Marie Danforth Page papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.pagemari
Creators:
Page, Marie Danforth, 1869-1940
Dates:
1893-1983
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3.1 Linear feet
(on 3 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Reels 4071-4072 Biographical information; a diploma; correpondence; handwritten notes; personal and other writings; photographs; exhibition materials; clippings; business receipts and lists of paintings; and subject files.
Scope and Contents
Biographical information includes: an invitation to join the Union International des Beaux-Arts des Lettres; diploma indicating her election as associate of the National Academy of Design; and names and addresses. Correspondence includes letters from Abbott H. Thayer, Elizabeth Bartol, George Bellows, Frank W. Benson, Aldro T. Hibbard, Jonas Lie (includes radio interview), and Cecilia Beaux. Miscellaneous writings include an essay suggesting a possible subject for her to paint; a poem dedicated to Page; two printed sheets on "Theory of Tone-Relations" by Denman Ross; and posthumous correspondence of Page's husband on her work.
Scope and Contents
Photographs are of Page, her husband, and her works; exhibition photographs; and 6 photograph albums of works. Subject files included: The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (including correspondence with William James); the Hazeltine Portrait Committee; memorial exhibitions and the posthumous disposal of Pages' works; lists of works and loan receipts; insurance policies for paintings; and unidentified tintype.
Scope and Contents
Reel 4404 Notebooks, cardfiles, lists from receipt books; and printed material.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Portrait painter; Boston, Mass. Member of the conservative Boston School of Painting. Studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with Frank W. Benson and Edmund Tarbell, 1890-1895. In 1904, she took a summer course at Harvard with Denman Ross, and she also studied informally with Abbott H. Thayer. She married Dr. Calvin Gates Page in 1896. Was charter member of the Guild of Boston Artists, active in the Copley Society, and on the Board of Visitors of the Museum of Fine Arts School.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 4071-4072, 4404 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Page's grandsons, Danforth H. and H. Gordon Fales, sons of her adopted daughter Margaret and Herbert Gordon Fales. Margaret Fales added what she believed to be the title, or name of subject, and dates on numerous photographs of works.

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
Boston school of painting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Lie, Jonas, 1880-1940 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Page, Calvin Gates Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ross, Denman Waldo, 1853-1935 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bartol, Elizabeth Howard, 1842-1927 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bellows, George, 1882-1925 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Benson, Frank Weston, 1862-1951 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hazeltine, Mary Emogene, 1868-1949 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hibbard, A. T. (Aldro Thompson), 1886-1972 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
James, William, 1882-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. School Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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