A Finding Aid to the Scott & Fowles Artists' Files, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.scotfowl
Creators:
Scott & Fowles (Firm)
Dates:
1904-1946
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2.5 Linear feet
Repository:
The artists' files of commercial New York art gallery Scott & Fowles measure 2.5 linear feet and date from 1904 to 1946. The majority of the collection contains photographs of artwork, biographical writings on the artists, and notes regarding sales transactions, artwork descriptions, and history of the ownership of artworks by artists such as Augustus John, Peter Lely, and Thomas Rowlandson. Also included in smaller amounts are letters, financial records, and clippings.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The artists' files of commercial New York art gallery Scott & Fowles measure 2.5 linear feet and date from 1904 to 1946. The majority of the collection contains photographs of artwork, biographical writings on the artists, and notes regarding sales transactions, artwork descriptions, and history of the ownership of artworks by artists such as Augustus John, Peter Lely, and Thomas Rowlandson. Also included in smaller amounts are letters, financial records, and clippings.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as one series.
  • Series 1: Scott & Fowles Artists' Files, 1904-1946 (2.5 linear feet; Boxes 1-4)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Scott & Fowles was a commercial art gallery in New York, N.Y. The gallery was in operation from approximately 1905 to 1943.

Administration
Author
Sarah Mundy
Sponsor
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Scott & Fowles artists' files were donated to the Cincinnati Art Museum in 1980 by Mathilda Boelscher, a former employee of Scott & Fowles. The Cincinnati Art Museum donated the files to the Archives of American Art in 1981, through Pat Rutledge, librarian at the museum. Some files were removed by a curator at the Taft Museum in Cincinnati before being received by AAA.
Existence and Location of Copies
A scrapbook of gallery literature and newspaper clippings relating to Scott & Fowles lent for microfilming is available on 35mm microfilm reel D8 at Archives of American Art offices.
Separated Materials
A scrapbook lent by Wildenstein & Co. in 1956 was microfilmed onto reel D8. The scrapbook was returned to the donor and is not described in the collection container inventory.
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Sarah Mundy in 2021.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Preferred Citation
Scott & Fowles artists' files, 1904-1946. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
Also found at the Archives of American Art are the Stevenson Scott papers relating to Augustus John, 1923-1949.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scott, Stevenson Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
John, Augustus, 1878-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lely, Peter, 1618-1680 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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