William Valentine Schevill papers

Collection ID:
Schevill, William Valentine, 1864-1951
[ca. 1880-1935]
Physical Description:
5.3 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; art work, consisting of sketches (including a pencil sketch of Ferdinand Schevill), sketchbooks, drawings, and oil sketches on board; lists of works kept by his wife, Elizabeth Meier Schevill; exhibition announcements; clippings; photographs of Schevill, his family, his work, and his studio/living quarters in Munich, Germany; reference photographs; and printed material. Included in the correspondence is a note from President Taft and a telegram from Princess Irene of Prussia.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Portrait painter; Cincinnati, Oh., St. Louis, Mo., New York, N.Y., and Munich, Germany. The original spelling of the family name was Schwill. Among Schevill's important sitters are Prince Henry of Prussia, Schevill's brother, the historian Ferdinand Schevill, and President William Howard Taft.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1996 by Barbara Lawrence (Mrs. William E.) Schevill, daughter-in-law of William V. Schevill and in 1998 by Peter Lawrence, a grandson.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Portrait painters -- Ohio -- Cincinnati Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portrait painters -- Germany -- Munich Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists' studios -- Germany Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schevill, Ferdinand, 1868-1954 -- Portraits Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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