Grace Schirmer letters

Collection ID:
Schirmer, Grace
Physical Description:
8 Items
(on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence with Augustus Tack and Frank W. Benson.
Scope and Contents
REEL 2786: Four letters to Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Schirmer; three from Benson regarding the portrait of their daughter, Gertrude Schirmer, painted by Benson in 1899; and one from Grace Schirmer to her husband Gustave.[microfilm title: Frank W. Benson]
Scope and Contents
REEL 3471: Four letters: three from Schirmer to her sister, Evelyn Benedict, relating personal matters and thoughts about her portrait by Augustus Vincent Tack; and a fourth letter from Tack to Schirmer on her 80th birthday recalling the portrait and reminiscing about Schirmer's husband, Gustave.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sitter for portrait by Augustus V. Tack; Brooklyn, New York.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 2786 and 3471 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Gertrude Helen Fay, Schirmer's daughter, 1974.

Other Title
Other Title
Frank W. Benson papers [microfilm title, reel 2786]

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 table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Portrait painting -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portrait painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tack, Augustus Vincent, 1870-1949 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Benson, Frank Weston, 1862-1951 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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