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Corporate author Frick Art Reference Library.
Title Images of Artists Collection, circa 1800s-1900s.
Description 1 linear foot (2 boxes, oversize items).
Arrangement Arranged alphabetically by artist.
Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Archives  MS.013    AVAILABLE BY APPT
Access restrictions These records are open for research by appointment under the conditions of The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives Access Policy. For all inquiries or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Archives Department at
Summary The Images of Artists Collection contains cabinet cards, postcards, photographs, prints on paper (engraving, lithograph, photogravure), and some textual material. The bulk of the images are photographic. The images are of artists born in the 1800s and 1900s, with the exceptions of Correggio (b. circa 1489), Hendrik Goltzius (b. 1558), and Samuel Finley Breese Morse (b. 1791). The images include artists shown in formal portraits, at work in their studios, at ceremonies, posing with their artwork, and with colleagues, family and friends. Of particular interest are seven images that were signed by the artists, including a photograph of Aubrey Beardsley; cabinet card portraits of Jozef Israëls and Félix François Georges Philibert Ziem; and four cabinet card portraits signed and addressed to Mrs. Henry Clay Frick by artists B.J. Blommers, Jozef Israëls, Jacob Maris, and Willem Hendrik Mesdag. Also of interest is a signed pencil drawing of a male face by De Hirsh Margules (1964). This collection also includes thirteen photographs of artists of the Royal Academy, each accompanied by a biographical sketch of the featured artist.
Cite as Images of Artists Collection. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.
Source of acquisition The galleries, associations, and individuals who donated photographs to this series include the Art Students League of New York, Faber Birren, Durand-Ruel, Jean-Pierre Hoschede, M. Knoedler & Co., Newlin Price, Frank W. Stokes, Dr. John O'Brien, Milch Galleries, Henry W. Eliot Jr., Brenda Kuhn, H. Sterner, and Kraushaar Gallery. A number of the images were from unspecified donors. The images have primarily been donated to the Photoarchive with larger gifts of photographs of artwork and were later transferred to the Archives. The collection will continue to grow as new acquisitions are made.
Related collections Photographs of Artists in Their Studios, The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.
Finding aids Available online and in repository.
LC subject Painters.
Genre/Form Cabinet photographs.
WorldCat no. 608552434

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