Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.petejane
Creators:
Peterson, Jane, 1876-1965
Dates:
1907-1981
Languages:
Multiple languages
The letter from G. Sorolla is in Spanish.
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical sketches, Peterson's will, five letters, writings on art-related subjects, drawings for her book, FLOWER PAINTING, scrapbook pages, clippings, an exhibition catalog, a copy of FLOWER PAINTING, a copy of J. Jonathan Joseph's book, JANE PETERSON and photographs of Peterson, her family and her homes.
Scope and Contents
In addition to six biographical accounts and Peterson's will with two codicils (dated 1960-1966), correspondence consists of a 1909 letter from G. Sorolla concerning travel details, 3 letters (1924-1959) to Peterson concerning the exhibition of her work; and an announcement for her 1939 wedding to James S. McCarthy. Thirteen brief essays (1917-1951) discuss Peterson, her travels, and her opinions of artists, including 2 essays about F. Hopkinson Smith, a poem "To Jane Peterson" by Hazel King Tillman and twenty-six of Peterson's drawings for FLOWER PAINTING.
Scope and Contents
Fragmented pages from 2 scrapbooks (1907-1910 and 1925-1928) contain clippings and six letters. Printed materials also include clippings (1909-1968), a 1925 exhibition catalog for Peterson's Constantinople paintings at the Ehrich Galleries, New York; a copy of FLOWER PAINTING (1946) and a copy of J. Jonathan Joseph's JANE PETERSON: AN AMERICAN ARTIST (1981). Photographs (1926-1950) depict Peterson, her family and homes, Peterson painting in her studio, her garden, and on the beach, as well as views of docked sailboats and the Canadian Rockies.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter. Studied with Frank Brangwyn and G. Sorolla. Married to M. Bernard Philipp, then to James S. McCarthy.

Administration
Reproduction Note
The will is a photocopy.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were collected by the donor, J. Jonathan Joseph, in the course of research on Peterson.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Flowers in art -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Istanbul (Turkey) -- Description and Travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smith, Francis Hopkinson, 1838-1915 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Joseph, J. Jonathan Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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