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Author/Artist Stokes, Frank Wilbert, 1858-1955.
Title Photographs of Artists in Their Studios Collection, circa 1885-1890.
Description 1.0 linear feet (2 boxes, 4 oversize folders)
Arrangement Arranged alphabetically by artist.
Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Archives  MS.014    AVAILABLE BY APPT
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Summary This collection contains seventy-four albumen prints mounted on cardboard. The photographs are images of artists in their Paris studios taken circa 1885-1890. The photographer is unknown. They were most likely purchased by the donor, artist Frank W. Stokes, when he lived and studied in France from 1887-1892. Some of the artists appear to have been fellow students, friends, and instructors of Mr. Stokes. He provided annotations and opinions on roughly one-third of the photos, describing personal anecdotes and opinions regarding the artists.
Biographical/historical note Frank W. Stokes (1858-1955) was a New York artist known for his paintings of the polar regions, which he called "icescapes." He was born in Nashville, Tennessee, studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and spent five years in France from 1887-1892, studying in Paris. Upon returning to America, Stokes served as staff artist for three Robert Edwin Peary expeditions to Greenland and the Arctic Regions from 1892-1894. He also joined Otto Nordenskjold in a 1901 expedition to Antarctica.
Source of acquisition Gift of Frank W. Stokes, 1940.
Finding aids Available online and in repository.
Cite as Photographs of Artists in Their Studios Collection. Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.
Related collections Artists in their Paris studios, 1880-1890. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
LC subject Stokes, Frank Wilbert, 1858-1955.
Artists' studios -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century -- Pictorial works.
Genre/Form Albumen prints.
Photographs -- 19th century.
WorldCat no. 328465003

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