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Author/Artist Suhr, William, 1896-1984.
Title William Suhr Conservation Ledgers, 1938-1957.
Description 0.25 Linear feet (2 volumes).
Arrangement Arranged chronologically.
Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Archives  MS.018    AVAILABLE BY APPT
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Summary Two ledgers succinctly record the conservation work William Suhr completed from 1938 to 1957. Each entry consists of the date the artwork was received, owner of artwork, the artist and title, conservation treatment performed, the amount charged, and the date completed. In addition to his work for the Frick, Suhr's clientele included prominent collectors, dealers, and museums. Volume one dates from 1938 to 1945 and volume two dates from 1945-1957. The first entry for a Frick work is on December 19, 1938 for Frans Hals' "Portrait of a Woman" and the latest entry for a Frick work is October 1957 for a Pietà attributed to the School of Avignon.
Biographical/historical note William Suhr (1896-1984) worked as a restorer in Berlin, Detroit, and San Francisco before establishing his studio in New York in 1933. In 1935, Frederick Mortimer Clapp, Director of The Frick Collection, asked Suhr to become the permanent paintings conservator for The Frick Collection. In addition to his work for the Frick, Suhr continued to restore paintings for art institutions across the United States, private collectors, and the art trade.
Cite as William Suhr Conservation Ledgers, The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.
LC subject Suhr, William, 1896-1984.
Frick Collection.
Painting -- Conservation and restoration -- New York (State) -- New York.
Genre/Form Ledgers.
WorldCat no. 605926711

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