Archives of American Art

Stevenson Scott papers relating to Augustus John

Collection ID:
Scott, Stevenson
Physical Description:
9 Items

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters from British artist Augustus John to his dealer, Stevenson Scott of Scott & Fowles, and related clippings. Included are three letters, 1929, discussing John's painting, "Chrysanthemum," which Scott had to send back to John before it could be included in his show in New York; one letter, 1942, referring to his portrait of Trelawney Dayrell-Reed, a British archaeologist, and a neighbor, and mentioning that his London studio was hit by a German land-mine; and a letter, 15 June 1943, describing having to interrupt work on the portrait of Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother), consort of King George VI, due to the blitzing of Buckingham Palace. Clippings include two reviews of a 1949 retrospective of Augustus John at Scott & Fowles; one review is by Henry McBride, writing for the New York Sun.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Stevenson Scott, of Scott & Fowles, was a dealer for British painter Augustus John.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1999 by Stevenson Scott Kaminer of Washington, D.C., grandson of Stevenson Scott, through Elizabeth Oustinoff of Adelson Galleries, New York.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
John, Augustus, 1878-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scott & Fowles (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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