Finding Aid for the Art Collecting Files of Henry Clay Frick, 1881-1925, undated ACF

Summary Information

Repository
The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives10 East 71st Street
New York, NY, 10021
archives@frick.org
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Creator
Frick, Henry Clay, 1849-1919.
Title
Art Collecting Files of Henry Clay Frick
ID
ACF
Date
1881-1925, undated
Extent
15.5 Linear feet  (20 boxes, 5 volumes, and 3 containers of oversize material)
Abstract
Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919), a Pittsburgh coke and steel industrialist, began forming his art collection in 1881, and continued to acquire works of art until his death in 1919. He bequeathed his New York City residence, furnishings, and art collection to be established as a public art gallery called The Frick Collection, which opened to the public in December 1935. This collection contains correspondence, invoices and financial records, catalogs, inventories, registers, notes, narrative descriptions, and printed material documenting the selection, purchase, exhibition, and disposition of art works in his collection from the years 1881 to 1925, with the bulk of the papers documenting purchases.

Preferred Citation

Art Collecting Files of Henry Clay Frick. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.

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Biographical Note

Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919) was a prominent industrialist and art collector who made his fortune in the coal, coke, steel, and railroad industries. Born into modest circumstances in West Overton, Pa., Frick ended his formal education in his late teens. In 1871, he borrowed money to purchase a share in a coking concern that would eventually become the H.C. Frick Coke Co. Over the next decade, he continued to expand his business through the acquisition of more coal lands and coke ovens, and became a partner of fellow industrialist Andrew Carnegie in 1882. Frick assumed the chairmanship of Carnegie Bros. & Co. (later Carnegie Steel Co.) in 1889, and served in that capacity until his resignation from the company in December 1899. During his tenure as chairman, differences between Frick and Carnegie emerged, most significantly in their approach to labor issues. The 1892 Homestead Strike further strained relations between the two men, and in 1899, Frick permanently severed his relationship with Carnegie.

In December 1881, Frick married Adelaide Howard Childs of Pittsburgh. The couple purchased a house (Clayton), and had four children: Childs Frick (1883-1965), Martha Howard Frick (1885-1891), Helen Clay Frick (1888-1984), and Henry Clay Frick, Jr. (born 1892, died in infancy). After his break with Carnegie, Frick began spending less time in Pittsburgh, and soon established additional residences in New York and Massachusetts. In 1905, he signed a ten-year lease on the Vanderbilt mansion at 640 Fifth Avenue in New York, and built an elaborate summer residence (Eagle Rock) on Boston's North Shore, which was completed in 1906. Though Frick maintained his status as a Pittsburgh resident for the remainder of his life, he and his family chiefly divided their time between Massachusetts and New York. In 1907, Frick purchased land at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 70th Street in New York. Construction on a new residence, designed by Thomas Hastings of the firm Carrère and Hastings, began in 1912, after the demolition of the Lenox Library formerly on the site. The family moved into the house at One East 70th Street in the fall of 1914, and Henry Clay Frick died there on 2 December 1919.

While there is evidence that Frick had an interest in art collecting as early as 1871, little is known about his early exposure to art, or his earliest acquisitions. His first recorded purchase occurred in 1881, when he acquired George Hetzel's Landscape with River. Frick purchased only a few paintings over the next decade, but by the mid-1890's, he was steadily acquiring new pictures at the rate of about one per month. His taste during this period ran toward contemporary French artists, such as Bouguereau and Cazin, and Barbizon School landscapes. After the turn of the century, however, Frick's taste shifted to eighteenth century English portraits and seventeenth century Dutch paintings, including works by Gainsborough, Lawrence, Vermeer, Cuyp, and Hobbema. He purchased his first Italian Renaissance painting, Titian's  Pietro Aretino, along with the first of his eight Van Dycks in 1905, the same year he and his family took up residence in the Vanderbilt mansion at 640 Fifth Avenue in New York. Major acquisitions during this period include Rembrandt's  Self-Portrait, El Greco's  Purification of the Temple, a second painting by Vermeer (  Officer and Laughing Girl), and Holbein's  Sir Thomas More. In 1914, the same year the Frick family moved into their newly constructed New York house at One East 70th Street, Frick's purchases included works by Gainsborough, Goya, Renoir, Turner and Whistler, among others. From 1915 until his death in 1919, Frick purchased fewer paintings overall, but added works by Bellini, Boucher, Bronzino, Hoppner, and Stuart, as well as additional works Titian, Holbein, and Vermeer.

Although Frick purchased from many dealers while building his collection, he heavily favored the firm of M. Knoedler & Co. Roland Knoedler, Charles Knoedler, and Charles Carstairs were considered friends as well as advisers on art, and Frick made more purchases through them than he did from any other source. One major exception to this, however, is Frick's association with Duveen Brothers. Although Frick's ties to this firm date back to 1906, when rugs, porcelains, and other objects were purchased for the Frick family's Massachusetts estate, it was not until after the death of J.P. Morgan in 1913 that Frick made his most important acquisitions from them. From 1915 through 1918, Frick purchased millions of dollars' worth of Renaissance bronzes, Chinese porcelains, Limoges enamels, and furniture from the Morgan estate through Joseph Duveen. In 1915, Frick also agreed to purchase the series of panels by Fragonard entitled The Progress of Love (also referred to as  The Romance of Love and Youth). The installation of these panels in the Frick residence necessitated a complete renovation of the drawing room in the newly completed house. In addition to Knoedler and Duveen, Frick acquired paintings through domestic and European galleries such as Arthur Tooth & Sons, L. Crist Delmonico, The Ehrich Galleries, and Durand-Ruel & Sons. Frick also occasionally acquired works through individuals, including Virginia P. Bacon, Alice Creelman, and Roger Fry.

Henry Clay Frick's acquisitions were carefully considered, and he often kept pictures on approval in his home for months before deciding whether to purchase or return them. In certain instances, though, works of art were bought sight unseen, or brought over from Europe at his expense but not purchased. As Frick's collection grew and his taste evolved, he sometimes returned works for credit towards another painting, and pictures were also sometimes acquired with the option to return them for full credit within a given period of time. In some cases, he actively sought the opinions of art experts such as Roger Fry, Carel F. de Wild, and Charles Henry Hart before consenting to an acquisition.

Although Frick continued to acquire works of art until his death in 1919 (his last purchase was Vermeer's Mistress and Maid), he quietly established plans to open his collection to the public after his death as early as 1915. In his will, dated 24 June 1915, Frick bequeathed his New York City residence, including furnishings, art, and decorative objects, as a museum "for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a gallery of art...and encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects." The museum was endowed with funds for maintenance, building alterations, and acquisitions of art. Henry Clay Frick's widow continued to live at the residence until her death in 1931. At that time, the building was extensively renovated, and opened to the public as The Frick Collection in December 1935.

Sources consulted:

Grier, H.D.M. "Henry Clay Frick, Art Collector," in The Frick Collection: An Illustrated Catalogue, Vol. 1, Paintings. New York: The Frick Collection; [Princeton, N.J.]: Distributed by Princeton University Press, 1968.

Grier, H.D.M. Introduction to Masterpieces of The Frick Collection, by Edgar Munhall. New York: Frick Collection, 1970.

Ryskamp, Charles, et al. Art in the Frick Collection: Paintings, Sculpture, Decorative Arts. New York: Harry N. Abrams in association with the Frick Collection, 1996.

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Scope and Content

The Art Collecting Files of Henry Clay Frick, 1881-1925 and undated, consist of correspondence, invoices and financial records, catalogs, inventories, registers, notes, narrative descriptions, and printed material documenting the selection, purchase, exhibition, and disposition of works of art in Frick's collection. A small number of items in the collection date from after Frick's death, including a catalog and documents regarding claims against the Frick Estate.

This is a digital collection that unites the collections formerly known as the Henry Clay Frick Art Collection Files and the Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series I: Art Files. These materials have been supplemented with scanned items from the Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series II: Correspondence, Series III: Voucher Files, Series V: Subject Files, the One East 70th Street Papers, and the Eagle Rock Papers. This digitized material is available by clicking the folder titles within the container list below or through Frick Digital Collections.

Materials are arranged in six series: I: Purchases, 1881-1921 and undated; II: Catalogs and Works Exhibited, 1906-[1925]; III: Inventories and Lists, 1903-circa 1925 and undated; IV: Correspondence, Correspondence, 1895-1921; V: Art Not Purchased, Art Not Purchased, 1897-1919; and VI: Printed Material and Miscellanea, 1897-1917 and undated.

The bulk of the collection is contained in Series I: Purchases, 1881-1921 and undated, which consists of bill books, registers, and purchase files. Documentation varies greatly from one painting to another, but may include correspondence with dealers, artists, financial institutions, and others connected with the transaction; invoices; canceled checks; vouchers; shipping and insurance documents; descriptions of art works; biographical information about artists or portrait subjects; and newspaper clippings. Many files contain red expanding wallet envelopes used by Frick's office staff to house documents pertaining to his acquisitions. These are referred to in the container list below as "red envelopes." In some cases, acquisition documentation may be limited to only a red envelope, or to purely transactional papers such as receipts and vouchers. Bound volumes are grouped first in this series, followed by acquisition files arranged chronologically.

Series II: Catalogs and Works Exhibited, 1906-[1925] contains information about paintings loaned for public exhibition, as well as published and unpublished descriptions of Frick's collection. Arranged chronologically, these files document loans to museums, galleries, societies, and for fundraising purposes during the first World War. Among the institutions to whom he lent paintings are the Metropolitan Museum of Art and M. Knoedler & Co., both in New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts and the Copley Society, both located in Boston. For more information about public access to Frick’s collection, see the requests to visit his galleries in Series IV: Correspondence. In addition to loan documentation, this series also contains published catalogs of Frick’s collection, issued in 1908, 1915, and [1925], as well two handwritten catalogs compiled by his daughter, Helen Clay Frick, circa 1910.

Series III: Inventories and Lists, 1903-circa 1925 and undated, contains accounting summaries, lists of paintings, and inventories of art objects and furniture at various Frick residences. A number of the inventories and lists contained here seem to have been prepared for bookkeeping or insurance purposes. Inventories and lists may document works by particular artists, paintings returned to the dealer, or works moved between Frick’s homes in Pittsburgh, New York, and Massachusetts. Files are arranged chronologically.

Series IV: Correspondence, 1895-1921, contains files of Frick’s correspondence with art dealers and publishers, along with numerous requests to visit his gallery. Topics discussed may include potential works for acquisition, the activities of other collectors and dealers, and the reproduction of works for publication. Requests to visit Frick’s gallery were made by individuals and groups who wished to see the collection while it was still housed in a private residence, and provide some insight into the extent to which Frick allowed the public to view his collection. This series also contains a letterpress copybook of Frick's replies on various matters related to art collecting and the administration of his collection. Correspondents in the letterbook include Charles Carstairs, Roland F. Knoedler, Alice Creelman, Roger Fry, and Joseph Duveen.

Series V: Works Not Purchased, 1897-1919, documents works of art that were offered, considered, or pursued, but ultimately not purchased by Frick. Arranged chronologically, these include works by Holbein, Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Houdon, Memling, and Titian. As with the acquisitions files in Series I: Purchases, the amount of documentation varies significantly from one file to another, but may contain correspondence, expense summaries, expert opinions, and clippings. Additionally, this series contains a list of articles on approval at One East 70th Street that were removed by Duveen Brothers shortly before Frick’s death.

Series VI: Printed Material and Miscellanea, 1897-1917 and undated, contains photographs of works purchased by Frick and later returned, catalogs from American and British galleries, notes, and a handful of articles about Frick’s collection published during his lifetime. The catalogs contained here largely concern the sale of works on paper, furniture, and decorative arts objects. While Frick did purchase selected items from George B. Warren's collection of porcelains, it has not been confirmed whether or not Frick acquired items from any of the other catalogs here.

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Arrangement

Materials are arranged in six series:

Series I. Purchases, 1881-1921, undated

Series II: Catalogs and Works Exhibited, 1906-[1925]

Series III. Inventories and Lists, 1903-circa 1925, undated

Series IV. Correspondence, 1895-1921

Series V. Art Not Purchased, 1897-1919

Series VI. Printed Material and Miscellanea, 1897-1917, undated

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

These records are open for research under the conditions of The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives Access Policy. To view materials in person, an appointment is required. For all inquiries or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Archives Department at archives@frick.org.

Custodial History

In the fall of 1953, Helen Clay Frick, Henry Clay Frick's daughter, split his art collection files, sending selected materials to The Frick Collection for curatorial use, while retaining approximately eight linear feet of files related to her father's art collecting activities. Those files became the property of the Helen Clay Frick Foundation upon the death of Miss Frick in 1984, and were gifted to The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives in 2015. The two collections were digitized and reunited online through a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York in 2015-2016.

Provenance

Gifts of Helen Clay Frick, 1953-1954, and the Helen Clay Frick Foundation, 2015. Digitized through a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2015-2016.

Processing Information

Arranged and described by Julie Ludwig, Susan Chore, and Katie Martinez, with additional assistance from Shannon Morelli.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • A. Decour & Co.
  • Arthur Tooth & Sons.
  • Duveen Brothers.
  • M. Knoedler & Co.
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
  • White, Allom & Co.

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence.
  • Estate inventories.
  • Financial records.
  • Invoices.
  • Newspaper clippings.
  • Photographs.

Personal Name(s)

  • Allom, Charles, Sir, 1865-1947.
  • Bacon, Virginia P.
  • Beruete y Moret, A. de (Aureliano), 1876-1922.
  • Brandus, Edward.
  • Bredius, Abraham, 1855-1946.
  • Breton, Jules, 1827-1906.
  • Carstairs, Charles, 1865-1928.
  • Cazin, Jean-Charles, 1841-1901.
  • Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925.
  • Creelman, Alice.
  • Dagnan-Bouveret, Pascal-Adolphe-Jean, 1852-1929.
  • De Wild, Carel F. L., 1870-1922.
  • Duveen, Joseph Duveen, Baron, 1869-1939.
  • Frick, Henry Clay, 1849-1919--Art Collections.
  • Fry, Roger Eliot, 1866-1934.
  • Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918.
  • Knoedler, Roland F., 1856-1932.
  • Lane, Gardiner Martin, 1859-1914.
  • Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912.
  • Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913--Art Collections.
  • Smith, Joseph Lindon, 1863-1950.
  • Tarbell, Edmund Charles, 1862-1938.
  • Thaulow, Fritz, 1847-1906.
  • Warren, Charlotte A.

Subject(s)

  • Art dealers.
  • Art--Private collections.
  • Artists--Correspondence.
  • Decorative arts--Collectors and collecting--New York (State)--New York.
  • Mansions--New York (State)--New York.

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Collection Inventory

 

Items in this series document Frick's art purchases, whether acquired through a dealer, an artist, or another source. For the most part, Frick acquired oil paintings, but he also purchased drawings, prints, sculpture, and decorative arts. Items in this series also reflect related expenses, such framing, shipping, insurance, and customs duties. While the majority of these acquisitions were for Frick's personal collection, a small number were intended as gifts for friends, associates, or organizations with which he was affiliated. The degree of documentation varies for each purchase, but can include correspondence, invoices, accounts payable vouchers, canceled checks, newspaper clippings, and descriptions of works. Among the topics discussed in the correspondence are purchase and price negotiations, attribution, provenance, payment schedules, conservation, transport, and insurance of the works. Correspondents include dealers, art experts, those acting as intermediaries in the purchase process, and artists. Most purchase files also contain the red envelopes in which the files were originally stored, indicated in the folder notes as "red envelope."

There are four bound volumes in the series: two bill books and two registers. Bill Book No. 1 (1881-1900) and Bill Book No. 2 (1897-1916) contain correspondence, invoices, and other purchase documents glued to each page, with handwritten notations. The bill books also contain correspondence concerning exhibitions, offers of works not purchased, and thank you letters for donations of art. Both volumes are indexed and contain numerous annotations. The two registers, List of Paintings owned by H.C. Frick (1881-1904) and Paintings and Other Works of Art Owned by Henry C. Frick (1881-1918), are commonly referred to here as the Black Book and the Red Book respectively. Each contains handwritten entries that record purchase data, provenance information, location and disposition of the art works, and information on the artists.

Materials are grouped by format (bound volumes, followed by purchase files), with the latter arranged chronologically by date of purchase (usually the date on which the charge was incurred on the invoice). When this date cannot be determined, the date of invoice or date of payment has been substituted. In most cases, the name of the dealer or individual from whom the work was acquired is noted, along with cross references to additional documentation. When applicable, data about the disposition of a work is also given.

Click folder titles within the container list below for access to digital content.

 

A register of Henry Clay Frick's art purchases, listing artists, biographical information, titles of works, date of purchase, dealer, price, provenance information, and the disposition of the paintings. Includes index.

1881-1904

 

A register of Henry Clay Frick's art purchases, listing titles of works, date of purchase, dealer, price, artists, biographical information, provenance information, and the disposition of the paintings. Includes index.

1881-1918

 

Invoices, correspondence, provenance information, telegrams and newspaper clippings glued into the volume. Contains an index. Works of art are cross-referenced to the page numbers of their entries in the Red Book (described above). Generally chronological, but with some documents out of date order. Bulk concerns purchases made from 1895-1898. Also documents purchases of 1881, 1887, and 1888, and includes one letter from 1900. Correspondents include Jules Breton, Charles Carstairs and Roland Knoedler of M. Knoedler & Co., Jean Charles Cazin, Francis Davis Millet, and Arthur Tooth of Arthur Tooth & Sons.

1881-1900

 

Invoices, correspondence, provenance information, telegrams and newspaper clippings glued into the volume. Contains an index. Works of art are cross-referenced to the page numbers of their entries in the Red Book (described above). Generally chronological, but with some documents out of date order. Documents purchases and other art-related matters from 1897-1916. Correspondents include Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret, William A. Coffin, Duveen Brothers, Ehrich Galleries, Roger Fry, Charles Knoedler and Roland Knoedler of M. Knoedler and Co., Joseph Lindon Smith, Edmund Tarbell, and Fritz Thaulow.

1897-1916

 

Purchased 24 March 1881 from William Schaus, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 1), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1881

 

Purchased 24 March 1881 from William Schaus, New York, N.Y.

Invoice also includes purchase of Une Revelation or [In the Louvre] by Jiménez. Includes item from Bill Book No. 1.

1881

 

Purchased 26 March 1881 from William Schaus, New York, N.Y.

Includes item from Bill Book No. 1.

1881

 

Purchased 26 October 1887 from Charles Sedelmeyer, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 2), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1887

 

Purchased 4 November 1887 from John Wanamaker, Philadelphia, Pa.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 3), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1887

 

Purchased 15 April 1893 from the artist.

Folder contains invoice only.

1893

 

Purchased 28 May 1894 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 572), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1894

 

Purchased 1895 or earlier from unidentified dealer.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 12), along with items from the Black Book and the Red Book.

undated

 

Purchased 1895 or earlier from unidentified dealer.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 13), along with items from the Black Book and the Red Book.

undated

 

Purchased 1895 or earlier from unidentified dealer.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 14), along with items from the Black Book and the Red Book.

undated

 

Purchased 1895 or earlier [from the artist?].

Folder contains red envelope (No. 15), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

undated

 

Purchased 1895 or earlier from unidentified source.

Painting presented to Joseph Woodwell. Folder contains red envelope (No. 16), along with items from the Black Book and the Red Book.

undated

 

Purchased 20 April 1895 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 4) and accounts payable voucher (No. 813), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1895

 

Purchased 24 April 1895 from J.J. Gillespie & Co., Pittsburgh, Pa.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 5), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1895

 

Purchased 4 June 1895 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 6), accounts payable voucher (No. 866), letter from Charles Knoedler, and canceled check, along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1895

 

Purchased 23 August 1895 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.; returned to M. Knoedler & Co., 31 December 1906.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 7), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1895

 

Purchased 30 August 1895 from J.W. Beck, London, England, through Obach & Co.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 1.

1895

 

Purchased August 1895 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 8), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1895

 

Purchased 1 November 1895 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 9), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1895

 

Purchased August 1895 from M. Knoedler & Co, New York, N.Y. Returned to M. Knoedler & Co. for credit, 31 December 1909.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 10), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1895

 

Purchased August 1895 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y. Returned for credit toward the purchase of Daubigny's The Ferry Boat, 1 November 1899.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1895

 

Purchased August 1895 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y. Returned for credit toward the purchase of Dupré's Road of Crotoy, 4 March 1896.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1895

 

Purchased August 1895 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y. Returned for credit toward the purchase of Lhermitte's La Fenaison, 1 September 1897.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1895

 

Purchased August 1895 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y. Returned for credit toward the purchase of Romney's Mary Finch Hatton, 9 February 1898.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1895

 

Purchased August 1895 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y. Returned for credit toward the purchase of Daubigny's Ducks, 8 November 1899.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1895

 

Purchased August 1895 from M. Knoedler & Co. Returned for credit toward the purchase of Troyon's Pasturage in Normandie 8 November 1899.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1895

 

Purchased August 1895 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y. Returned for credit toward the purchase of Dupré's Road of Crotoy, 4 March 1896.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1895

 

Purchased August 1895 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y. Returned for credit toward the purchase of Troyon's Pasturage en Normandie, 8 November 1899.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1895

 

Purchased August 1895 or later from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 11) and 1914 letter re moving the painting, along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1895, 1914

 

Purchased 12 September 1895 from J.J. Gillespie & Co., Pittsburgh, Pa.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 940), with attached invoice and canceled check.

1895

 

Purchased 18 September 1895 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y. Returned for credit toward the purchase of Lhermitte's Fenaison, 1 September 1897.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1895

 

Purchased 23 September 1895 from S. Collins, New York, N.Y. Exchanged for credit toward the purchase of Troyon's Pasturage en Normandie, 8 November 1899, M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1895

Purchased 23 September 1895 from S. Collins, New York, N.Y. Exchanged for credit toward the purchase of Mauve's Horse and Cart, 23 December 1901, M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1895

 

Purchased 25 September 1895 from the artist through John C. Van Dyke, New Brunswick, N.J.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 1.

1895

 

Purchased 2 October 1895 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 17), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1895

 

Purchased 5 October 1895 from S. Collins. Exchanged for credit toward the purchase of Troyon's Pasturage en Normandie, 8 November 1899, M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1895

 

Purchased 23 October 1895 from Thomas B. Clarke, New York, N.Y. Exchanged for credit toward the purchase of Troyon's Pasturage en Normandie, 8 November 1899, M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1895

 

Purchased 23 October 1895 from Thomas B. Clarke, New York, N.Y. Exchanged for credit toward the purchase of Corot's L'Etang or The Pond, 8 November 1899, M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book

1895

 

Purchased 24 October 1895 from Durand-Ruel & Sons, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 960), with attached invoice and canceled check.

1895

 

Purchased 30 October 1895 from the artist, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1895

 

Purchased 7 November 1895 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 976), receipt, canceled check, and letter from the Carnegie Library thanking Frick for the portrait. Also includes correspondence re reproduction of the portrait in the Illustrated American, along with items from Bill Book No. 1.

1895-1896

 

Purchased 12 November 1895 from L. Crist Delmonico, New York, N.Y.; credited by M. Knoedler & Co., 31 December 1909.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 19), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1895

 

Purchased 12 November 1895 from L. Crist Delmonico, New York, N.Y.; returned for credit on 30 December 1916.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 20), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1895

 

Purchased 1 December 1895 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 1 and the Red Book.

1896

 

Purchased 1 December 1895 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Includes an item from Bill Book No. 1.

1895

 

Purchased December 1895 from M. Knoedler & Co. Returned for credit toward the purchase of Daubigny's The Ferry Boat, 1 November 1899. Repurchased 22 July 1901 and given to Mrs. Lovejoy.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1896

 

Purchased 1895 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y. Returned for credit toward the purchase of Daubigny's The Ferry Boat, 1 November 1899.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1895

 

Purchased 11 January 1896 from S.P. Avery, Jr., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 21), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1896

 

Purchased 5 February 1896 from Gross & van Gigch, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 22), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book. Red Book notes that two paintings (Fruit by Hetzel and Fruit by Wall) were returned for credit toward this picture.

1896

 

Purchased 26 February 1896 from Gross & van Gigch, Pittsburgh, Pa. Exchanged for credit toward the purchase of Daubigny's The Ferry Boat, 1 November 1899, M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1896

 

Purchased 4 March 1896 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y. Acquired through return of Picking Poppies by Knight and The Hazebroock Canal by Cazin.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 1075) and canceled check, along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book. See also: Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series VIII: Letterpress Copybooks (Volume 11, page 338).

1896

 

Purchased 22 April 1896 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 23), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1896

 

Purchased 22 April 1896 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelopes (Nos. 24 and 25), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1896

 

Purchased 27 April 1896 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 26), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1896

 

Purchased 27 April 1896 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 27), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1896

 

Purchased 27 April 1896 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 28), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1896

 

Purchased 27 April 1896 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 29), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1896

 

Purchased 27 April 1896 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 30), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1896

 

Purchased 25 July 1896 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.; credited by M. Knoedler & Co. toward purchase of Ostade's Halt at the Inn, 1 June 1907.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 31), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1896

 

Purchased 25 July 1896 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.; credited by M. Knoedler & Co. toward purchase of Ostade's Halt at the Inn, 1 June 1907.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 32), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1896

 

Purchased 28 July 1896 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 1486), canceled check, and red envelope (No. 33), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1897

 

Purchased 28 July 1896 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 34), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1896

 

Purchased 28 July 1896 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 1487), canceled check, and red envelope (No. 35), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1897

 

Purchased 15 August 1896 from the artist through J.W. Beck. Returned to M. Knoedler & Co. for credit toward The Bridge by Jacob Maris, 12 October 1906.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 148 1/2), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1896

 

Purchased 20 August 1896 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 36), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1896

 

Purchased 20 August 1896 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 37), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1896

 

Purchased 29 September 1896 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence with M. Knoedler & Co. and red envelope (No. 38), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1896

 

Purchased from 29 September 1896 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y. Returned for credit 20 November 1897.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1896

 

Purchased 29 September 1896 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y. Returned for credit toward the purchase of Troyon's Pasturage en Normandie, 8 November 1899.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1896

 

Purchased 24 October 1896 from Julius Oehme, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 1477), canceled check, letter from Oehme, receipt handwritten by Frick with details of the terms of purchase, and red envelope (No. 39), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book. See also: Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series II: Correspondence for additional letters from Oehme.

1896-1897

 

Received at no cost 18 November 1896 from Julius Oehme, New York, N.Y., with the purchase of Rousseau's Dessous de Bois [also referred to as Edge of Woods, Landscape, and Paysage]. Exchanged for credit 20 November 1897, M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 1 and the Red Book.

1896

 

Purchased 26 January 1897 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 1493), canceled check, and red envelope (No. 40), along with items from the Black Book and the Red Book.

1897

 

Purchased 27 April 1897 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y. Returned to M. Knoedler and Co. for credit toward Daubigny's The Ferry Boat, October 1899.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 1613) and canceled check, along with items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill, Book No. 2, and the Red Book. Voucher also lists charges for a copper plate portrait and commission paid on Diaz's Figure Piece.

1897

 

Purchased 7 August 1897 from Martin & Martin, Philadelphia, Pa.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 1765), invoice, and canceled check.

1897

 

Purchased 24 July 1897 from Obach & Co., London, [England], via M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 42), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1897

 

Purchased 1 September 1897 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.; returned to Knoedler for credit 2 October 1917.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 1787), invoice, canceled check, and red envelope (No. 41), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book. Voucher reflects return of two paintings by Cazin: The Plain of Barbizon and Lever de Lune.

1897

 

Purchased 19 September 1897 from Arthur Tooth & Sons, New York, N.Y.; returned for credit per M. Knoedler & Co.'s statement of 9 January 1906.

Folder contains correspondence from the dealer, accounts payable voucher (No. 1776), canceled check, and red envelope (No. 43), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1897

 

Purchased 7 October 1897 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 1978), canceled check, and red envelope (No. 44), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book. Voucher also shows payment for Jean François Millet's The Gleaners, Jan Chelminski's The Escort and Despatch Bearer Attacked General Blücher’s Aide de Camp, and Linnell's Hampstead Heath, Evening, as well as credit for Jacob Maris's Amsterdam and The Fisherman.

1898

 

Purchased 18 November 1897 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 1883), canceled check, and red envelope (No. 45), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1897

 

Purchased 20 November 1897 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.; returned for credit, 31 December 1909.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 46), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1897

 

Purchased 21 January 1898 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y. Painting given to Mr. W.H. Joyce.

Includes an item from Bill Book No. 1.

1898

 

Purchased 3 February 1898 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Includes an item from Bill Book No. 1.

1898

 

Purchased 9 February 1898 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence from Roland Knoedler and M. Knoedler & Co., and red envelope (No. 47), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, and the Red Book.

1898

 

Purchased 31 March 1898 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 2145), canceled check, and red envelope (No. 48), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book. Voucher also shows payment for R.W. Van Boskerck's A Trout Stream, East Lyme, Conn., frame for Millet's The Gleaners, negatives and prints of J.C. Morse, and two watercolors by Louis Robert de Cuvillon.

1898

 

Purchased 31 May 1898 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y. Painting given to H.W. Oliver.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 1.

1898

 

Purchased 10 June 1898 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 2215), invoice, and canceled check. Autograph note by Henry Clay Frick indicates this work was given to the Duquesne Club.

1898

 

Purchased 29 July 1898 from Arthur Tooth & Sons, New York, N.Y., and Paris, France.

Folder contains correspondence from the dealer, accounts payable voucher (No. 2341), invoice, canceled check, and red envelope (No. 49). Also contains accounts payable voucher (No. 2767), invoice, and canceled check for duties paid on this painting, five colored engravings by the same artist, and a frame for the pastel Head of Christ by Dagnan-Bouveret, along with items from the Black Book and the Red Book.

1898-1899

 

Purchased 29 July 1898 from Arthur Tooth & Sons, New York, N.Y., and Paris, France. Acquired with provision that it could be returned at any time within three years for the purchase price. Returned for credit 12 April 1900.

Folder contains correspondence with Edmond Simon of Arthur Tooth & Sons; invoice containing charges for this painting, Raffaëlli's La Toilette, five color etchings, and miscellaneous expenses; accounts payable voucher (No. 2792 1/2); second invoice for this painting; and canceled check, along with items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, and the Red Book. Correspondence from Simon also mention works by Dagnan-Bouveret.

1898-1899

 

Purchased 12 August 1898 from Arthur Tooth & Sons, New York, N.Y., for presentation to the Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Folder contains translation of a letter from the artist, accounts payable vouchers (Nos. 2296 and 2308), invoice for freight and customs charges, canceled checks, correspondence with Arthur Tooth & Sons, and newspaper clippings, along with items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, and the Black Book.

1898

 

Purchased 27 August 1898 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 2324), canceled check, correspondence from M. Knoedler & Co., and red envelope (No. 50), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. Brief mention of this painting is also made in correspondence with M. Knoedler & Co. in the purchase file for Reynolds's Miss Puyeau in this series.

1898

 

Purchased 14 September 1898 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 2725), two invoices, canceled check, and red envelope (No. 51), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book. Invoices include charges for Swan's Tigers Drinking, Lotus Pool; Millet's The Knitting Lesson and Shepherd Minding His Sheep; Thaulow's Nuit a Falaise, Borders of the Argues Sunset, and Spring Afternoon; Chelminski's The Moonlight Drive; Cuvillon's Le Lever; a frame for a painting by Coffin; and two engravings entitled Ironworkers.

1899

 

Purchased 19 September 1898 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence from M. Knoedler & Co. and accounts payable voucher (No. 2338), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. See also: file for Corot's Ville d-Avray for additional Knoedler correspondence regarding this painting. The title of this painting is not clear. Documentation variously records it as Miss Puyeau, Miss Prujean, or Mrs. Prado.

1898

 

Purchased 2 October 1898 from Arthur Tooth & Sons, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 2394), invoice, canceled check, and red envelope (No. 56), along with items from the Black Book and the Red Book.

1898

 

Purchased 13 October 1898 from the artist through M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence from Roland F. Knoedler and M. Knoedler & Co., autograph letter from the artist, accounts payable voucher (No. 2567), canceled check for duties on this work and a painting by Thaulow [Hoar Frost?], and red envelope (No. 52), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1898-1899

 

Purchased 14 October 1898 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 53), along with items from the Black Book and the Red Book. See also: file for purchase of Troyon's Landscape for invoice.

1898

 

Purchased 15 October 1898 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 54), along with items from the Black Book and the Red Book. See also: file for purchase of Troyon's Landscape for invoice.

1898

 

Purchased 29 October 1898 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 55), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1898

 

Purchased 1 November 1898 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y. Returned to M. Knoedler & Co. for credit, 28 February 1903.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 57), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book. See also: file for purchase of Troyon's Landscape for invoice.

1898

 

Purchased 9 December 1898 from Arthur Tooth & Sons, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence from the dealer, accounts payable voucher (No. 2570), invoice, canceled check, and red envelope (No. 58), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1898-1899

 

Purchased 30 December 1898 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y. Returned for credit toward the purchase of Vollon's Still Life, 20 October 1901.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 2, and the Red Book.

1898

 

Purchased 30 December 1898 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y. Returned for credit 28 February 1903.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1898

 

Purchased 31 December 1898 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 59), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1898

 

Purchased 28 January 1899 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 60), along with items from the Black Book and the Red Book. See also: file for purchase of Troyon's Landscape for invoice.

1899

 

Purchased 14 February 1899 from I. Montaignac, Paris, [France].

Folder contains red envelope (No. 61), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1899

 

Purchased 8 March 1899 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 62), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1899

 

Purchased 11 March 1899 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence from M. Knoedler & Co. and red envelope (No. 63), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1899

 

Purchased 27 April 1899 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 64), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1899

 

Purchased 27 April 1899 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence from Roland Knoedler of M. Knoedler & Co. and red envelope (No. 65), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1898

Purchased 9 May 1899 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence with Charles and Roland Knoedler of M. Knoedler & Co. and red envelope (no. 66), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1899

Purchased 26 June 1899 from Arthur Tooth & Sons, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 67), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1899

Purchased 26 June 1899 from Arthur Tooth & Sons, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 3638), invoice, canceled check, and red envelope (No. 68), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book. Painting given to Chas. S. Phillips per autograph note by Frick on the invoice.

1900

Purchased 26 June 1899 from Arthur Tooth & Sons, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 69), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book. Note on envelope indicates this painting was given to [Charles] Schwab.

1899

Purchased 21 August 1899 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 70), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1899

 

Purchased 21 August 1899 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 71), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1899

Purchased 21 August 1899 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 72), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1899

Purchased 21 August 1899 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 73), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1899

Purchased 29 August 1899 from Arthur Tooth & Sons, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence from Arthur Tooth & Sons and P. & D. Colnaghi Co., accounts payable voucher (No. 3046), invoice, canceled check, and red envelope (No. 74), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1899

Purchased 30 August 1899 from Lawrie & Co., London, England.

Folder contains letter from Arthur J. Sulley of Lawrie & Co. re invoice, accounts payable voucher (No. 3409), canceled check, information transcribed from Frick's Red Book, and red envelope (No. 75), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1899-1900

Purchased 31 August 1899 from Arthur Tooth & Sons, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 2937) for customs duties, with invoice and canceled check, and red envelope (No. 76), along with items from the Black Book and the Red Book.

1899

Purchased circa September 1899 from the artist.

Folder contains receipt from Arthur Tooth & Sons for this portrait and "a head by Mr. Dagnan," accounts payable voucher (No. 2998) for customs duties with invoice and canceled check, and red envelope (No. 114), along with items from Bill Book No. 1, Bill Book No. 2, and the Red Book.

1899

Purchased 1 November 1899 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Returned for credit 28 February 1903. The following paintings were credited toward the purchase of The Ferry Boat: Knight's Coming From the Garden, Chevilliard's House of God or Maison du bon Dieu, Millet's How the Gossip Grew, Chialiva's Waiting, Cazin's The First Star, End of Day or First Star, and Henner's Penserosa. Includes items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1899

Purchased 8 November 1899 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 3064); canceled check for payment on Knoedler account, less a painting by Inness (Sundown in the Lane); and red envelope (No. 77); along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1899

Purchased 8 November 1899 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 78), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1899

Purchased 8 November 1899 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 79), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1899

Purchased 8 November 1899 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence with Charles S. Carstairs and M. Knoedler & Co., canceled check, and red envelope (No. 80), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1899

Purchased 8 November 1899 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Returned for credit 19 March 1903. Includes items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1899

Purchased 8 November 1899 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Returned for credit 28 February 1903. Domingo's Chanson d'Amour or The Charm of Music was credited on invoice toward the purchase of the painting. Includes items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1899

Purchased 8 November 1899 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Returned for credit 28 February 1903. Includes items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1899

Purchased 23 December 1899 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 3223), invoice, and canceled check.

1899-1900

Purchased 30 December 1899 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 3269), invoice, and canceled check. Painting was sent to Mrs. J.S. Braddock, Mt. Pleasant, Pa.

1899-1900

Purchased 1899 or earlier from the artist [?].

Returned for credit 28 February 1903. Includes items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

circa 1899

Purchased 28 March 1900 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 3367), invoice, and canceled check. Invoice also includes charges for 30 photographs and an engraving of Hoppner's Miss Byng.

1900

Purchased 12 April 1900 from Arthur Tooth & Sons, New York, N.Y., with provision that Greuze and Nattier paintings could be returned for purchase price within two years of 12 September 1899.

Folder contains correspondence from the dealer, accounts payable voucher (No. 3338), and canceled check, along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. Voucher reflects the return of Falls of Clyde by J.M.W. Turner. See also: file re Dagnan-Bouveret's Consolatrix Afflictorum in this series for voucher reflecting return of the Greuze and Nattier paintings. The title of the Nattier is sometimes recorded as Head among these documents.

1899-1900

Purchased 20 October 1900 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 3693), canceled check, and red envelope (No. 81), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book. Voucher reflects return of Thaulow's pastel Spring Afternoon.

1900

Purchased 26 December 1900 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Painting donated to Mrs. A.R. Whitney, Morristown, N.J. Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 3767), canceled check, and letter from the dealer, along with item from Bill Book No. 2.

1901

Purchased 8 February 1901 from the artist.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 3809), canceled check, and correspondence with M. Knoedler & Co. and Theodore Roosevelt, along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1901-1903, 1914

Purchased 2 March 1901 from Durand-Ruel & Sons, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 3936), invoice, canceled check, and red envelope (No. 82), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1901

Purchased 30 March 1901 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Painting donated to Mrs. J.S.R. Overholt, Wooster, Ohio. Folder contains red envelope (No. 83), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1901

Purchased 30 March 1901 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 3949), correspondence with Roland Knoedler, a handwritten account of the painting's connection to the Graham and Bicknell Collections, and red envelope (No. 84), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1900-1901

Purchased 30 March 1901 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Returned for credit 28 February 1903. Includes items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1901

Purchased 8 April 1901 from Arthur Tooth & Sons, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 3933); canceled check; one photograph; letters and invoices pertaining to shipping, duties, and frames; correspondence with the dealer; letters from Charles Carstairs and the artist concerning the interpretation of the work and recommendations on hanging the painting; and red envelope (No. 85); along with items from Bill Book No. 1, the Black Book, and the Red Book. See also: Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series III: Voucher Files (No. 3782) for charges in connection with making a new frame top.

1900-1903, 1933

Purchased 8 July 1901 from Thos. Agnew & Sons, London, England.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 4201), canceled check, and red envelope (No. 86), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1901

Purchased 25 July 1901 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 87), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1901

Purchased 25 July 1901 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.; returned to Knoedler for credit on 9 January 1906.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 88), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1901

Purchased 25 July 1901 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains letter from M. Knoedler & Co. and red envelope (No. 89), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1901

Purchased 25 July 1901 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 90), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book and the Red Book.

1901

Purchased 3 September 1901 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Painting given to Mr. D.T. Watson, Pittsburgh, Pa. Includes items from Bill Book No. 2.

1901

Purchased 18 September 1901 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 91), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1901

Purchased 18 September 1901 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 92), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1901

Purchased 18 September 1901 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.; returned to Knoedler for credit toward the purchase of Velázquez's Queen Marianna of Austria on 24 December 1908.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 93), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1901

Purchased 18 September 1901 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.; returned to Knoedler for credit toward the purchase of Maris's The Bridge on 12 October 1906.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 94), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1901

Purchased 18 September 1901 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Returned for credit 28 February 1903. Includes items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1901

Purchased 18 September 1901 (?) from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Returned for credit 26 November 1901. Includes items from Bill Book No. 2.

1901

Purchased 15 October 1901 from Wm. Ten Eyck Hardenbrook, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 4219), invoice, and canceled check.

1901

Purchased 13 December 1901 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains letter of thanks from H.C. McEldowney, to whom Frick presented the painting circa 20 March 1914, and red envelope (No. 95), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1901, 1914

Purchased 23 December 1901 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Returned for credit 28 February 1903. Includes items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1901

Purchased 2 January 1902 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 2.

1902

Purchased 1 February 1902 from M. Knoedler & Co. Painting given to Miss Martha H. Childs.

Includes item from Bill Book No. 2.

1902

Purchased 3 February 1902 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains letter from M. Knoedler & Co. and red envelope (No. 96), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1902

Purchased 15 March 1902 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains letter from Charles Carstairs and red envelope (No. 97), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1902

Purchased 9 December 1902 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains letter from M. Knoedler & Co. with accompanying descriptions and red envelope (No. 98), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1902

Purchased 9 December 1902 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 99), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1902

Purchased 9 December 1902 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 100), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1902

Purchased 9 December 1902 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains typed descriptions of this painting, Reynolds' Sir George Howland Beaumont, Cuyp's Herdsmen and Cows on a River Bank, and Rousseau's The Village of Becquigny, and red envelope (No. 101), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1902

Purchased 9 December 1902 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 102), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1902

Purchased 6 February 1903 from the artist.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 5325) and canceled check, along with item from Bill Book No. 2.

1903

Purchased 28 February 1903 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 103), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1903

Purchased 28 February 1903 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 104), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1903

Purchased 28 February 1903 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 105), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1903

Purchased 4 March 1903 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y. Given to Mrs. Overholt, Wooster, Ohio.

1903

Purchased 22 December 1903 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 6051) reflecting payment for this work, Constable's Agitated Sea, and Ruysdael's Landscape with River and Town in Background, letter from the dealer acknowledging payment, and red envelope (No. 106), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1904

Purchased 22 December 1903 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 107), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1903

Purchased 12 March 1904 from Joseph Jefferson, with commission paid to Cottier & Co.

Folder contains receipt from Joseph Jefferson and red envelope (No. 108), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1904

Purchased 25 April 1904 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 6231), invoice, and red envelope (No. 115), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1904

Purchased 12 September 1904 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 116), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1904

Purchased 12 September 1904 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 117), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1904

Purchased 12 September 1904 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 118), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1904

Purchased 12 September 1904 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Painting given to Mrs. S.L. Schoonmaker. Includes items from Bill Book No. 1.

1904

Purchased 12 September 1904 from the artist through M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 2.

1904

Purchased 12 September 1904 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y. Painting given to Mrs. J.S.R. Overholt.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 1.

1904

Purchased 4 October 1904 from Lawrie & Co., London, England.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 6517), two letters acknowledging payment, and red envelopes (Nos. 109 and 110), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1905

Purchased 28 November 1904 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence with M. Knoedler & Co. and Charles Carstairs regarding this painting and Romney's Lady Hamilton as 'Nature', and red envelope (No. 111), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1904

Purchased 28 November 1904 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 112), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book. See also: correspondence with M. Knoedler & Co. and Charles Carstairs in file regarding Lawrence's Julia, Lady Peel.

1904

Purchased 15 December 1904 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 113), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book.

1904

Purchased 15 December 1904 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 119), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1904

Purchased 15 December 1904 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 120), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1904

Purchased 15 December 1904 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 121), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1904

Purchased 15 December 1904 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 122), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1904

Purchased 15 December 1904 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 123), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1904

Purchased 15 December 1904 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 124), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1904

Purchased 15 December 1904 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 125), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1904

Purchased 15 December 1904 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 126), along with items from Bill Book No 2 and the Red Book.

1904

Purchased 13 January 1905 from the artist.

Folder contains memorandum voucher (No. 6545) and red envelope (No. 127), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1905

Purchased 13 January 1905 from the artist.

Folder contains memorandum voucher (No. 6546), letter from the artist, and red envelope (No. 128), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1905

Purchased 23 March 1905 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 129), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1905

Purchased 31 March 1905 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 130), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1905

Purchased 15 April 1905 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 131), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1905

Charges incurred 5 November 1905 through M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 6999) and seven sheets listing charges in connection with frames, insurance, etc. for works by Alma Tadema, ter Borch, Breton, Cazin, Chartran, Constable, Corot, Cuyp, Dagnan-Bouveret, Daubigny, Diaz, Dupré, Friant, Gainsborough, Harpignies, Hobbema, Hoppner, Israels, Jacque, Lawrence, Lhermitte, Linnell, Maris, Mauve, Millet, Monet, Murillo, Nattier, Rembrandt, Reynolds, Romney, Rousseau, Ruysdael [Ruisdael?], Troyon, Turner, Vermeer, Watts, and Wouwerman.

1905

Purchased 20 December 1905 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 7130), New York Herald newspaper clipping, correspondence from Roland Knoedler and M. Knoedler & Co. re relining of Raeburn painting and Jean-François Millet's Woman Sewing, and a Lamp, and red envelopes (Nos. 132 and 133), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1906-1910

Purchased December 30, 1905 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Returned to Knoedler for credit December 31, 1909. Folder contains red envelope (No. 138), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1905

Purchased 30 December 1905 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.; returned to Knoedler for credit toward Hals's Portrait of a Woman on 11 April 1910.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 140), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1905

Purchased 31 December 1903 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Returned for credit 5 January 1905. Repurchased 9 January 1906. Includes items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. See also: purchase file for ter Borch's Portrait of a Young Lady.

1906

Purchased 9 January 1906 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1906

Purchased 9 January 1906 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1906

Purchased 9 January 1906 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1906

Purchased 9 February 1906 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1906

Purchased 10 February 1906 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 7355) and red envelope (No. 142), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1906

Purchased 1 May 1906 from E.L. Knoedler, New York, N.Y. Invoice also includes charges for a frame for an unnamed watercolor by Huntington.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1906

Purchased 2 July 1906 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 7535) and correspondence with Charles Carstairs and Roland Knoedler, along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1906

Purchased 25 September 1906 from Cottier & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains note from Cottier & Co. and telegram from S. E. Valentine re purchase, accounts payable voucher (No. 7720), envelopes, and red envelope (No. 146), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1906

Purchased 11 October 1906 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains letters from Charles Carstairs of M. Knoedler & Co., accounts payable voucher (No. 7725), and red envelope (No. 147), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. Other works/collections mentioned in the correspondence include The Bridge by Maris, Portrait of Mrs. Harcourt by Reynolds, Selina, Lady Skipwith by Reynolds, Portrait of Mrs. Cruikshank by Raeburn, The Mill by Rembrandt, and the Alex Young Collection.

1906

Purchased 12 October 1906 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Returned to Knoedler for credit toward Romney's Lady Warwick and Her Children on 12 August 1908, and repurchased in December 1914. Folder contains correspondence with Charles Carstairs and M. Knoedler & Co., accounts payable voucher (No. 7736), and red envelope (No. 148), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book. Voucher reflects credit for Maris's Mussel Gatherers and Watts's Red Riding Hood. These works are also mentioned in the correspondence.

1906

Purchased 19 December 1906 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y. Portrait of Mrs. Harcourt was sold to J. Pierpont Morgan, 21 September 1909.

Folder contains correspondence with Charles Carstairs and M. Knoedler & Co., accounts payable voucher (No. 7879), notes, and red envelopes (Nos. 149 and 150), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. Contents include note in Frick's hand re deposit of check received from Morgan ("...balance 5000$ will be used by him to make me a life member Met Museum of Art, N.Y."), and letter from M. Knoedler & Co. confirming delivery of the painting to Morgan's Library. Other paintings/artists mentioned include Le Lac by Corot, The Bridge by Maris, and Gainsborough.

1906-1909

Purchased 31 December 1906 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains letters from Charles Carstairs and Roland Knoedler, handwritten note by Frick re Jules Breton painting The Last Gleanings (which was returned to Knoedler for credit toward the Rembrandt), accounts payable voucher (No. 7976), note regarding cleaning of painting in 1912, and red envelope (No. 151), along with items from Bill Book No. 2, the Black Book, and the Red Book. Other paintings mentioned include Le Lac by Corot, The Bridge by Maris, and Portrait of a Burgomaster Jan Six by Rembrandt.

1906-1912

Purchased 17 April 1907 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 8152), receipt, and note in Frick's hand to pay the account in full, along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. Voucher also reflects the purchase of unnamed prints.

1907

Purchased 1 June 1907 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 8207) and red envelope (No. 153), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. Voucher reflects credit for two paintings by Harpignies: Sunset Pool and Lake at Briare.

1907

Purchased 31 July 1907 from Shirleys, Ltd., Paris, France.

Folder contains letters from Roger Fry and Shirleys Ltd. re purchase, accounts payable voucher (No. 8341), receipt and letters related to loan to Metropolitan Museum of Art, newspaper clippings and pages from the "Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art," and red envelope (No. 154), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1907-1912

Purchased September 1907 from the artist, Dublin, N.H.

Given to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts under Joseph Lindon Smith's name. Includes items from Bill Book No. 2.

1907

Purchased 28 May 1908 from the artist.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 8815) and red envelope (No. 155), along with items from the Red Book. Red envelope contains note in Helen Clay Frick's hand: "Gave away. Do not know who owns it now."

1908

Purchased 20 June 1908 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 8874), invoice, and red envelope (No. 156), along with items from the Red Book.

1908

Purchased 20 June 1908 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 157), along with items from the Red Book. See also: file for Bartolozzi, Miss Elizabeth Farren, Countess of Derby [print after Thomas Lawrence] for invoice.

1908

Purchased 20 June 1908 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 158), along with items from the Red Book. See also: file for Bartolozzi, Miss Elizabeth Farren, Countess of Derby [print after Thomas Lawrence] for invoice.

1908

Purchased 27 July 1908 from Bradley W. Palmer, Boston, Mass. Engravings include:

Watson, Caroline, 1760 or 1761-1814, Lady Hamilton (head)

Wilson, Sidney Ernest, 1869-, Lady Hamilton as Nature [colored print]

Holl, Francis, 1815-1884, Lady Hamilton Reading Gazette

Keating, George, 1762-1842, Lady Hamilton as St. Cecilia

Knight, Charles, 1743-1827?, Lady Hamilton as Bacchante.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 2.

1908

Purchased 31 July 1908 from the artist.

Folder contains memorandum voucher (No. 8957).

1908

Purchased 12 August 1908 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence with M. Knoedler & Co., Charles Carstairs, E.L. Knoedler, and Joseph Duveen, accounts payable voucher (No. 8980), clipping announcing Frick's acquisition, and red envelope (No. 159), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. Voucher reflects credit for Maris's The Bridge. Other paintings mentioned include Hon. Mrs. Watson by Gainsborough, Portrait of Mr. Snyders and Portrait of Mrs. Snyders by Van Dyck, Mortlake Terrace by Turner, Christ Driving out the Merchants from the Temple by El Greco, and Salisbury Cathedral by Constable.

1908-1911

Purchased 22 August 1908 from Alice N. Lincoln, Manchester, Mass.

Folder contains correspondence with Mrs. Lincoln, memorandum voucher (No. 8994), and red envelope (No. 160), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1908

Purchased 21 September 1908 from the artist.

Folder contains memorandum voucher (No. 9039) and red envelope (No. 162), along with items from the Red Book.

1908

Purchased 30 September 1908 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence with Charles Carstairs of M. Knoedler & Co., copy of letter from Lockett Agnew to Carstairs re painting's provenance, accounts payable voucher (No. 9069), and red envelope (No. 161), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. Other paintings mentioned include The Cottage Girl by Gainsborough, Lady Warwick and Her Children by Romney, and Mortlake Terrace by Turner.

1908

Purchased 24 December 1908 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Returned to Knoedler for credit toward the purchase of Van Dyck's James, Seventh Earl of Derby, His Lady and Child on 17 February 1913. Folder contains correspondence with Charles Carstairs, accounts payable voucher (No. 9215), and red envelope (No. 163), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. Correspondence mentions The Cottage Girl [by Gainsborough], unnamed works by ter Borch, Hobbema, and Cuyp, praise for Velázquez's Queen Marianna of Austria, and commitment to Frick's collection ("...your collection must by the greatest achievement of my poor life.") Voucher reflects credit for return of Israels' Near the Cradle.

1908

Purchased 30 January 1909 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains memorandum voucher (No. 9334), receipt, and red envelope (No. 164), along with items from the Red Book.

1909

Purchased 12 March 1909 from A. de Beruete, Madrid, Spain, via M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains letters from A. de Beruete and M. Knoedler & Co. re purchase, memorandum voucher (No. 9387), and red envelope (No. 167), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1909

Purchased 21 May 1909 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Returned to Knoedler for credit toward the purchase of Van Dyck's Frans Snyders on 30 September 1909. Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 9457) and red envelope (No. 165), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1909

Purchased 29 May 1909 from Andrew W. Mellon, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Folder contains correspondence with M. Knoedler & Co. and Charles Carstairs, accounts payable voucher (No. 9488) with attached invoice, and red envelope (No. 166), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1909

Purchased 3 June 1909 from M. Knoedler & Co., London, England.

Folder contains memorandum voucher (No. 9495), correspondence with Charles Carstairs and M. Knoedler & Co., and red envelope (No. 168), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. Correspondence also mentions works by Turner, Constable, and Van Dyck.

1909

Purchased 10 June 1909 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 9511), correspondence with M. Knoedler & Co., a history of the portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Snyders, and red envelope (No. 169), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1909

Purchased 26 June 1909 from the artist.

Folder contains memorandum voucher (No. 9553), with attached note by Frick and letter from the artist. Mr. Lee is most likely J. Bowers Lee.

1909

Purchased 30 September 1909 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence with M. Knoedler & Co. and Charles Carstairs, accounts payable voucher (No. 9785), a history of the portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Snyders, and red envelope (No. 170), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. Other paintings mentioned in the correspondence include Hon. Mrs. Watson by Gainsborough and Portrait of Mrs. Snyders by Van Dyck. Voucher reflects credit for return of Gainsborough's Hon. Mrs. Watson.

1909

Purchased 14 October 1909 from the artist.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 9805), receipt, correspondence with the artist, and red envelope (No. 171), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1909-1910

Purchased 31 December 1909 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence with M. Knoedler & Co. and Charles Carstairs, accounts payable voucher (No. 41), and red envelope (No. 172), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. Voucher reflects credit for return of Teniers the Younger's Family Party, Linnell's Hampstead Heath, Evening, Jacque's Minding the Flock, and Monet's Argenteuil. Other paintings mentioned include Portrait of Frans Snyders by Van Dyck.

1910

Purchased 1 February 1910 from Duveen Brothers, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence with Duveen Brothers with provenance information about the painting from Algernon Graves, handwritten note by Frick, accounts payable voucher (No. 113), and red envelope (No. 174), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1909-1914

Purchased 28 February 1910 from Roger E. Fry, Guildford, England.

Folder contains correspondence with Roger Fry, memoranda, and red envelope (No. 173), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. Letter from Fry encourages Frick to purchase Landscape and describes Fry's relationships with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Morgan, and art dealers, and his opinions on Frick's collecting. Other artists mentioned include Van Dyck and Vermeer. See also: Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series III: Voucher Files (No. 161) for accounts payable voucher.

1910

Purchased 11 April 1910 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence with M. Knoedler & Co. and Edward Brandus, handwritten note by Frick, accounts payable voucher (No. 299), newspaper clipping, and red envelope (No. 176), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. Voucher reflects credit for return of Vlieger's Seashore with Figures and Shipping. Other paintings mentioned include Portrait of his Mother by Rembrandt.

1910

Purchased 11 April 1910 from Duveen Brothers, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 621) and red envelopes (Nos. 180 and 181), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. Voucher reflects purchase and return of Aelbert Cuyp's Horsemen in a Hilly Landscape.

1910

Purchased 20 April 1910 from Count Tarnowski through Roger E. Fry, Guildford, England.

Folder contains extensive correspondence between Roger Fry and Frick, handwritten notes of Frick, copy letter from Count Tarnowski providing the history of the painting, accounts payable vouchers (Nos. 276, 391, and 533), and red envelope (No. 175), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. Includes poem "Mr. Frick's Rembrandt" by F. Warre Cornish. Other works/artists mentioned include Lionello d'Este, Prince of Ferrara by Roger Van Der Weyden, Catherine Howard and Sir Thomas More by Holbein, and Portrait of Philip IV by Velázquez, as well as Romney, Turner, Titian, Ghirlandaio, Rubens, and Metsu.

1910-1913

Purchased 31 May 1910 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains memorandum voucher (No. 381) with attached note by Henry Clay Frick, receipt, letter from Roland Knoedler, and red envelope (No. 177-178), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1910

Purchased 6 July 1910 from Roger E. Fry, Guildford, England.

Folder contains correspondence with Fry re works by Vermeer and Metsu, accounts payable voucher (No. 479), correspondence with M. Knoedler & Co. re disposition of this work, and red envelope (No. 179), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1910-1911

Purchased 29 December 1910 from Roger E. Fry, Guildford, England.

Folder contains correspondence between Frick and Fry re works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Holbein, Veronese, and Velázquez, memorandum voucher (No. 849), duplicate bank draft, shipping receipt, and red envelope (No. 182), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1910-1911

Purchased 31 December 1910 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence with Charles Carstairs and M. Knoedler & Co. and red envelopes (Nos. 183 and 184), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. Both paintings returned on 13 November 1911 for credit toward the purchase of Vermeer's Officer and Laughing Girl.

1911

Purchased 11 March 1911 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence with A. de Beruete, Charles Carstairs, Charles Romer Williams of Scott & Fowles Co., M. Knoedler & Co., and Cyrus E. Woods; accounts payable vouchers (Nos. 1076 and 1150); newspaper clipping; and red envelope (No. 186), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. Red envelope mentions Roger Fry cable that is not in file. Correspondence also mentions Goya.

1910-1913

Attempted to purchase on 2 March 1911 from Ricardo Madrazo, Madrid, Spain.

Folder contains correspondence with Madrazo and letters between Frick and Louisine W. Havemeyer (Mrs. H.O. Havemeyer), memorandum voucher (No. 1037), and red envelope (No. 185), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. The offer to sell the painting was unexpectedly withdrawn by the Marquise de Valdestmos, and Frick's money was refunded.

1911

Purchased 24 April 1911 from De W.C. Ward.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 1173) with attached invoice.

1911

Purchased 3 May 1911 from Duveen Brothers, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains handwritten agreement, correspondence with W. Roberts and Joseph Duveen, accounts payable vouchers (Nos. 2201 and 2294), oversize volume with reproduction and description of The Hon. Frances Duncombe, correspondence re loan of these works to Duveen Brothers, and red envelopes (Nos. 196 and 197), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. Other paintings/artists mentioned include Lawrence Washington of Garsden and Margaret Georgiana Countess of Spencer by Joshua Reynolds, Portrait of a Burgomaster by Frans Hals, and Lancret. See also: Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series III: Voucher Files (Nos. 2356, 2441, 2569, and 2688) for payments on Duveen account.

1911-1914

Purchased 11 May 1911 from the artist.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 1216) with attached letter from Harvey re Goya painting at the Ehrich Galleries.

1911

Purchased 13 November 1911 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence with M. Knoedler & Co. and red envelope (No. 187), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. Rembrandt's Portrait of a Man and Portrait of a Woman were returned to Knoedler for credit in this transaction.

1911

Purchased 22 November 1911 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains letter from M. Knoedler & Co., handwritten note by Frick, and red envelope (No. 188), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1911

Purchased 30 December 1911 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 1777) with attached invoice for miscellaneous expenses (including shipping, insurance, duties, and relining an unnamed Turner painting) and red envelope (No. 113), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. Materials added to this file after Henry Clay Frick's death include correspondence from/to Cruikshank family members, Joseph Gordon Stuart, and others, checklist from a 1902 exhibition of Raeburn portraits, and newspaper clipping from a 1913 exhibition at M. Knoedler & Co.

1898-1913

Purchased 9 January 1912 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence with Roger Fry, Charles Carstairs, Henry B. Culver, and M. Knoedler & Co.; memorandum voucher (No. 1813); descriptions of the painting; agreement re payment of commission to Culver; and red envelope (No. 190), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. The Polish Rider by Rembrandt is also mentioned in the correspondence. See also: Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series III: Voucher Files (Nos. 2160, 2279, and 2386) for expenses in connection with the claim of Henry B. Culver, and charges for commission and insurance.

1910-1912

One of a group of five watercolors purchased circa January 1912 from Louisa L.A. Bacon in Cairo, Egypt. Other titles include: Wedding Party Crossing the Desert, Backsheesh [sic?], Desert Guards, and Caravan between Fayanne and Giseh.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 195), along with items from the Red Book. See also: Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series III: Voucher Files (No. 2118) for documentation re payment.

circa 1912

Purchased 28 December 1912 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence with Roger Fry and M. Knoedler & Co., description of the painting, newspaper clipping, and red envelope (No. 199), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. Contains documentation for purchase of both Between Virtue and Vice and Allegory of Wisdom and Strength. Holbein is also mentioned in correspondence.

1911-1912

Purchased 28 December 1912 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains copy of Knoedler invoice and red envelope (No. 198), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. Additional documentation is included in file for Veronese's Between Virtue and Vice.

1912

Purchased 17 February 1913 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence with Roger Fry, Charles Carstairs, and M. Knoedler & Co., information on the child in portrait, accounts payable voucher (No. 2968), miscellaneous notes and envelopes, and two red envelopes (No. 200 and unnumbered), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. Voucher reflects the return of Velázquez's Queen Mariana of Austria. One envelope mentions additional correspondence between Fry and Frick that is not in the file re this painting and a work by Brouwer.

1909-1913

Purchased 11 October 1913 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y. Invoice reflects charge for this painting, along with Guardi's Canal Scene, Venice.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 203), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1913

Purchased 11 October 1913 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y. Folder contains typescript of M. Knoedler & Co. invoice for the following works:

Gainsborough's Study of a Lady Seated (crayon and pencil)

Gainsborough's Study of a Lady Seated (crayon and pencil lithographed by R. Lane)

Gainsborough's Landscape (varnished oil sketch)

Rembrandt's Landscape with Cottage (pen and wash drawing)

Rembrandt's Houses around Courtyard with a Tree in the Foreground (pen and wash drawing)

Rembrandt's Isaac blessing Jacob (wash drawing)

Folder also contains accounts payable voucher (No. 3703) and red envelopes (Nos. 204-208), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1913

 

Purchased 29 October 1913 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 3472) and red envelope (No. 201), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1913

 

Purchased 3 February 1914 from the Duke of Abercorn, London, England.

Folder contains accounts payable vouchers (Nos. 3689, 3692, and 3708), correspondence with E.R. Bacon and the Duke of Abercorn, receipts for shipping and insurance, newspaper clippings, and red envelope (No. 210), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. File also concerns an unnamed painting by Velázquez not purchased by Frick.

1914

Purchased 28 February 1914 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains memorandum voucher (No. 3738), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1914

Purchased 18 March 1914 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains typed transcription of Knoedler invoice, accounts payable voucher (No. 3777), letter requesting these three works for exhibition at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915, letter from Wm. F. Peters to Frick, and red envelopes (Nos. 213 and 214), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. Invoice also mentions a small unidentified oil by Whistler.

1914-1915

Purchased 31 March 1914 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains letter from Thomas Gerrity of M. Knoedler & Co. to F.W. McElroy confirming the date of purchase and provenance, and follow-up letter to Frick asking why the Renoir is not on the books; Frick's handwritten note states, "I expect to return it." Folder also contains items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1914

Purchased 8 June 1914 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence with M. Knoedler & Co., Roland F. Knoedler, Charles Carstairs, and J. H. Bridge, and red envelope (No. 217), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book. Other paintings/artists mentioned include Harbor of Dieppe and The Guardship on the Nore by Turner, Portrait of Lady Essex by Sargent, the Holbein panel, and Bronzino.

1914

Purchased 31 July 1914 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.; given to Miss Hilda Rice, Ipswich, Mass.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 4044), with attached invoice.

1914

Purchased 4 December 1914 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y. Works include Goya' s The Forge and A Woman's Portrait [Portrait of a Lady (María Martínez de Puga?)], Maris's The Bridge, Turner's A View of Dieppe, Manet's The Bullfight, and Degas's The Dancers [The Rehearsal].

Folder contains correspondence with James H. Dunn, who offered the works to Frick in July 1914, but Frick declined them. Folder also includes correspondence with Charles S. Carstairs, M. Knoedler & Co., and F.W. McElroy, two receipts, and an envelope summarizing the transaction, along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1914

Purchased 14 December 1914 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1914

Purchased 16 December 1914 from The Ehrich Galleries, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains memorandum voucher (No. 4285), correspondence from the dealer discussing this painting and works by ter Borch and Guardi, and red envelope (no number), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1914

Purchased 31 December 1914 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Given to Bryce J. Allan, Beverly, Mass. Includes items from Bill Book No. 2.

1914

Purchased 16 February 1915 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 4563) with attached correspondence regarding payment, along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1915

Purchased 5 February 1915 through R.H. Lorenz of the American Art Association, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence with Lorenz, newspaper clipping, and red envelope (no number), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1915

Purchased 22 February 1915 from Duveen Brothers, New York, N.Y. From the Morgan Collection.

Folder contains correspondence with Joseph Duveen, including agreement and receipt; Charles Allom, including mentions of his shell factory and labor troubles; J. P. Morgan, Jr.; Hon. E. H. Gary; and A. Decour & Company concerning the decoration of the Fragonard Room. Includes letter from Joseph Duveen to Mrs. Frick regarding the Fragonards and porcelains. Folder also contains red envelopes, accounts payable vouchers (Nos. 4846 and 5605), correspondence with White, Allom and Co., invoice for furniture and alterations to existing Drawing Room, and summary of costs associated with the Fragonard Room at One East 70th Street, along with items from the Red Book.

1915-1919

Purchased 12 March 1915 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y. Etchings include Little Venice, Nocturne, The Little Mast, The Little Lagoon, The Palaces, The Doorway, The Piazetta, The Fraghetto No. 2, The Riva No. 1, Two Doorways, The Beggars, and The Mast.

Folder contains typescript of M. Knoedler & Co. invoice, along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1915

Folder contains invoice and related documents re purchase of porcelains, sculpture, and furniture, including items from the Morgan Collection. Also contains correspondence with Duveen Brothers and Theodore Y. Hobby, lists of items under consideration, and documents regarding payment via stock in the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Items include:

L-14, 15 Two ovoid jars with bell covers and retreating bases, Ch'ien Lung

963, 964 Two ovoid jars with bell covers, Ch'ien Lung

1265, 1266 Two ovoid jars in pale rose with bell covers, Ch'ien Lung

1014, 1015 Two ovoid jars with bell covers and retreating bases, Ch'ien Lung

1002 Bowl, Ch'ien Lung

1278 Bowl, Ch'ien Lung

1000, 1001 Two ovoid jars with bell covers, Ch'ien Lung

B-5, 6, 7, 8 Four cobalt hawthorn vases or ginger jars, K'ang Hsi

732 Cylindrical vase with metallic lip, K'ang Hsi

784 Black hawthorn beaker vase, K'ang Hsi

1224 Tall black enamel beaker, K'ang Hsi

1231 Quadrilateral black hawthorn vase, K'ang Hsi

1228 Oviform hawthorn vase, with spreading lip in black enamel, K'ang Hsi

764, 765 Two black hawthorn beaker vases, K'ang Hsi

786 Quadrilateral black hawthorn vase, K'ang Hsi

782 Quadrilateral black hawthorn vase, K'ang Hsi

770 Black hawthorn beaker vase on carved ebony stand, K'ang Hsi

1218 Tall necked beaker in black enamel, K'ang Hsi

731 Quadrilateral black hawthorn vase, K'ang Hsi

733 Quadrilateral black hawthorn vase, K'ang Hsi

1216 Black enameled bowl lined with pale green, K'ang Hsi

J-2 Black bowl decorated with flowers

913, 914 Two ovoid jars with lion covers, Ch'ien Lung

H-15, 16 Two dogs Fu, K'ang Hsi

581, 582, 583, 584, 585 Garniture of five pieces: three ovoid vases with bell-shaped covers and two bulbous vases, K'ang Hsi

1053, 1054, 1055, 1056, 1057 Garniture of pear-shaped vases and cylindrical vases, Ch'ien Lung

687, 688, 689, 690, 691 Garniture of five octagonal pieces: three ovoid jars with bell lids and two bulbous vases, K'ang Hsi

Coysevox, Antoine, 1640-1720, Pair of 18th century bronze busts: Louis XIV and Marie Therese

Pajou, Augustin, 1730-1809, Terra cotta bust portrait of Mme. Hall

Pajou, Augustin, 1730-1809, Terra cotta bust portrait of Monsieur Hall

Giambologna, 1529-1608, Bronze group: Hercules Slaying the Hydra-Headed Monster

Riccio, 1470-1532, Bronze inkstand: Atlas Supporting the Globe

Large Louis XV commode, stamped Carel, M.E.

Pair of Mazarin blue bowls with covers and Louis XV Ormolu mounts

Vries, Adriaen de, approximately 1560-1626, Bronze group: The Abduction of Dejanira by the Centaur Nessus

Pair of Mazarin blue vases, with Louis XV Cafferieri ormolu mounts

Sofa and four fauteuils, covered in petit point tapestry, Louis XIV period

Regence commode with ormolu mounts

Large commode with six drawers

Large Louis XVI centre table

Large Louis XVI commode, signed R.V.L.C. (Robt. Victor La Croix, Maitre Ebeniste)

Small Louis XVI oval occasional table

1915-1916

Purchased 13 April 1915 from the collection of Sir Hugh Lane through Alice B. Creelman.

Folder contains correspondence with Charles Carstairs, Alice B. Creelman, Arthur M. Grenfell, and a 1918 letter from Joseph Duveen with accompanying extract of a letter from Bernard Berenson. Creelman's letters include references to works by Gainsborough, Goya, and Uccelli, as well as Titian and Holbein. The painting referred to by Duveen and Berenson is Portrait of a Man, variously attributed to either Titian or Giorgione, and is not the Portrait of a Man in a Red Cap acquired by Frick. In addition to correspondence, folder also contains memorandum vouchers (Nos. 4593 and 4595), newspaper clippings, and red envelopes, along with items from the Red Book. Red envelope lists painter as Giorgione; the name Titian is written first, but crossed out.

See also: Letter from Charles Allom to Frick (22 April 1914) in the One East 70th Street Papers, and letters from Frick to C.F.L. de Wild regarding attribution of the painting to Giorgione in the Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series VIII: Letterpress Copybooks (volume 40, pages 332 and 344).

1914-1918

Purchased 30 April 1915 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1915

Purchased 10 May 1915 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains invoice with provenance information from M. Knoedler & Co., letter from Duveen Brothers with enclosed clipping, cablegram from Bernard Berenson to Duveen Brothers congratulating Frick on purchase, and red envelope (unnumbered), along with items from the Red Book.

1915

Statement of account as of 4 June 1915. Folder contains typed copy of a list of items from the Morgan Collection, with annotations in pencil denoting the price asked versus the price paid. Objects include:

29. Clodion, 1738-1814, Terracotta group representing Cupid and Psyche

47. Gouthière, Pierre, 1732-1813, Small Louis XVI circular table with lapis lazuli top

14. Riesener, Jean-Henri, 1734-1806, Louis XVI marqueterie commode

41. Carlin, Martin, -1785, Small Louis XVI table with Rose du Barri Sevres plaques

48. Pair of early Louis XVI commodes

39. Three-fold screen with painted panels by Lancret [Lancret, Nicolas, 1690-1743]

13. Unique pair of Louis XV upright secretaries by Joseph

18. Berthoud, Ferdinand, 1727-1807 (movement); Caffieri, Philippe, 1714-1774 (case), Louis XVI regulator clock

7. Riesener, Jean-Henri, 1734-1806, Louis XVI upright secretaire

46. Gouthière, Pierre, 1732-1813, Pair of candelabra for seven lights

27. Gouthière, Pierre, 1732-1813, Large Louis XVI grey marble console

63. Falconet, Etienne, 1716-1791, White marble group representing Venus and Adonis

66. Louis XV savonnerie banquette or bench

54. Pajou, Augustin, 1730-1809, Marble bust of Madame Roland

[unnumbered] Four-fold screen with painted panels by Lancret [Lancret, Nicolas, 1690-1743]

28. Pair of vase-shaped candelabras

21. Coysevox, Antoine, 1640-1720, Two bronze busts representing a girl and a youth

1915-1917

Purchased 14 June 1915 from the artist.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 4646) with attached invoice. Given to Helen Clay Frick.

1915

Purchased 14 June 1915 from Mrs. S. Sturgis Stewart, Philadelphia, Pa.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 4652) and attached correspondence with Mrs. Stewart.

1915

Statement of account as of 6 July 1915. Folder contains lists of items purchased from the Morgan Furniture Collection and Morgan Porcelain Collection, as well as furniture and porcelains from other unidentified collections. Also includes a list of credits for objets d'art purchased from Frick by Duveen.

Purchases from the Morgan Furniture Collection:

M20 Commode with two drawers below

M11 Louis XV commode in marqueterie

M40 Small pedestal table of two tiers on three legs

M69 Louis XV desk

M62 Louis XVI two-tier console table

M71 Louis XVI writing bureau

M73 Pair of powder blue vases

M57 Small rectangular parqueterie Louis XVI table

M68 Small round ormolu mounted table with three legs

M52 Pair of Louis XVI upright cabinets

M77 Pair of ormolu ewers

M22 Gilt bronze clock

M59 Louis XVI rosewood table

Purchases from the Morgan Porcelain Collection:

A3, 19 Two powder blue flask-shaped vases, K'ang Hsi

53, 54 Two powder blue bottles, K'ang Hsi

546, 547 Two cylindrical vases, K'ang Hsi

70, 71 Two powder blue jars and covers, K'ang Hsi

H18, 19 Two plumed pheasants, Ch'ien Lung

1187 Tall cornet-shaped vase, Ming

912 Ovoid jar with lion cover, Ch'ien, Lung

F8, 9 Two globular bottles, K'ang Hsi

2, 4 Two powder blue club-shaped vases

44, 45 Two powder blue club-shaped vases, K'ang Hsi

G17 Black hawthorn vase with cap, K'ang Hsi

I17 Green hawthorn beaker, K'ang Hsi

791, 792 Two black hawthorn baluster vases, K'ang Hsi

Purchases from other collections:

25882 Large black hawthorn beaker-shaped vase, K'ang Hsi

25983 Large black hawthorn beaker-shaped vase, K'ang Hsi

26057 Chinese porcelain black vase, K'ang Hsi

23717 Two arm chairs

26040 One tapestry banquette

25871 Upright ormolu mounted Louis XVI secretaire

25869 Louis XV commode, signed Rene Victor La Croix

25809 Louis XVI ormolu mounted marqueterie commode

25509 Aubusson tapestry suite of one sofa and six fauteuils

25430 Pair of tall porcelain jars and covers, Ch'ien Lung

24845 Louis XVI ormolu clock

1915

Typed list of works acquired between July 1914 and August 1915, with corresponding payment information, and attached transcriptions of Knoedler's invoices for each acquisition. Folder also contains items from Bill Book No. 2.

Works referred to include:

Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903, The Garden [etching] (sent to Miss Hilda Rice, Ipswich, Mass.)

Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851, Harbor of Dieppe

Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828, The Forge and Portrait of a Lady (María Martínez de Puga?)

Maris, Jacob, 1837-1899, The Bridge

Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917, The Rehearsal

Manet, Edouard, 1832-1883, The Bullfight

Green, Valentine, 1739-1813, Duchess of Rutland and The Ladies Waldegrave [both mezzotint engravings after Joshua Reynolds]

Smith, John Raphael, 1752-1812, Lady Louisa Stormont [mezzotint engraving after George Romney]

Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903, The Golf Links, Dublin [watercolor] (sent to Bryce J. Allan, Beverly, Mass.)

Hoppner, John, 1758-1810, The Ladies Sarah and Catherine Bligh

Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903, First Venice Set of Etchings

Renoir, Auguste, 1841-1919, Jeune Mère et Infants [La Promenade]

Bellini, Giovanni, d. 1516, St. Francis of Assisi [St. Francis in the Desert]

Cotes, Francis, 1726-1770, Portrait of Sir Griffith Boynton and Portrait of Lady Boynton

1914-1915

Purchased 27 November 1915 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1915

Purchased 27 November 1915 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1915

Purchased 31 December 1915 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1915

Purchased 31 December 1915 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Includes items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1915

Purchased 25 February 1916 from Duveen Brothers, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 5462), correspondence with Joseph Duveen, Charles Carstairs, and Lockett Agnew, newspaper clippings, 1919 letter from W. Roberts re provenance, and red envelope (no number), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1916, 1919

Purchased 29 February 1916 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains letter from Wilhelm Bode with his opinion on the painting and accounts payable voucher (No. 5300), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1916

Purchased 29 February 1916 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 5363), along with items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1916

Purchased 16 March 1916 from E. Gimpel & Wildenstein, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 5981), correspondence with Edward Brandus and E. Gimpel & Wildenstein regarding price negotiations and payment, and undated oversize prospectus of the bust published by Frazier-Soye, along with items from the Red Book.

1916-1917

Purchased 16 May 1916 from Jules Porgès, Paris, [France], via Edward Brandus.

Folder contains correspondence with Edward Brandus and Jules Porgès regarding the purchase, memorandum voucher (No. 5422), descriptions of the painting, and red envelope, along with an item from the Red Book. File also contains correspondence of Abraham Bredius, Henry Clay Frick, Carel F. L. de Wild, and John E. Stillwell concerning disagreement over the attribution of the painting.

1915-1917

Purchased 29 May 1916 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains letter from Carstairs to Frick offering six Boucher works, of which Frick purchased only three. See also: file containing M. Knoedler & Co. statement of account rendered 30 April 1918 for invoice.

1915

Typescripts of invoices and other documents, including bills in connection with the Fragonard Room, a list of bronzes on approval in Mr. Frick's office at One East 70th Street (M.B. 23, M.B. 24, M.B. 84, M.B. 69, and M.B. 114), and information about Anglo-French bonds.

1916

Folder contains summary of Frick's various accounts with Duveen Brothers, including Morgan Limoges, Morgan Bronzes, Chabrières Arles Collection articles, Sundry art goods, and Sundry art goods at Prides Crossing. Also contains correspondence with Duveen Brothers re selection of bronzes and payment. Bronzes referred to include:

M.B.125 Pope Gregory

M.B.232 Cellini, Benvenuto, 1500-1571, Virtue Triumphing Over Vice

M.B.236 Vischer, Peter, 1487-1528, Upright Figure of Venus

M.B.237 Two bronze firedogs

M.B.84 [Verrocchio, Andrea del, 1435?-1488], The Resurrection

M.B.24 Bellano, Bartolomeo, 1434-1497, Queen Tomyris with the Head of Cyrus

M.B.23 [Bellano, Bartolomeo, 1434-1497], Venus

1916

Folder contains Duveen Brothers invoice dated 21 June 1916 for 40 Limoges enamels, all but two of which were from the Morgan Collection. Items are listed by location in Mr. Frick's Small Gallery (the Enamels Room), and include the following objects:

M.M.144 Oblong plaque: Seven Dolours of the Virgin

M.M.145 Limosin, Léonard, approximately 1505-approximately 1575, Plaque: male portrait bust

M.M.150 Limosin, Léonard, approximately 1505-approximately 1575, Plaque: male portrait bust

M.M.174 Courteys, Pierre, active 1545-1568, Casket: Story of Joseph

M.M.175 Pénicaud, Jean, active 1584-1613 (Jean III Pénicaud), Ewer: History of Troy

M.M.180 Nouailher, Colin, -1574 (also known as Couly Noylier), Casket painted with love scenes

M.M.198 Reymond, Martial, -1599, Oval Dish: Apollo and the Muses

M.M.206 Pénicaud, Nardon, approximately 1470-1542 or 1543, Oblong Plaque: Adoration of the Magi

M.M.212 Court, Jean de, active approximately 1555-approximately 1585, Triptych of Enamel: Lineage of St. Anna

M.M.214 Limosin, Jean, active 1615-1630, Ewer: Destruction of the Egyptians in the Red Sea

M.M.215 Casket, Old Testament Subjects

M.M.221 Court, Jean de, active approximately 1555-approximately 1585, Tall Saltcellar in form of a goblet

M.M.224 Court, Jean de, active approximately 1555-approximately 1585, Saltcellar in the form of a goblet

M.M.256 Court, Jean de, active approximately 1555-approximately 1585, Tazza: Moses Striking the Rock

25861 Courtois, Jean [Court, Jean de, active approximately 1555-approximately 1585?], Limoges Polychrome Coupe: Lot Fleeing from Sodom (not from the Morgan Collection)

C.A.10 Pénicaud, Jean, approximately 1480-, Limoges Enamel Triptych: Christ Crowned with Thorns, Kiss of Judas, and Flagellation of Christ (not from the Morgan Collection)

M.M.163 Circular Dish: Story of Moses and the Children of Israel

M.M.164 Court, Suzanne de, active 1575-1625, Saltcellar: Head of Venus and the Story of Orpheus

M.M.165 Court, Suzanne de, active 1575-1625, Saltcellar: Head of Mars and the Story of Orpheus

M.M.173 Courtois, P. [Courteys, Pierre, active 1545-1568?], Casket: Story of the Jews

M.M.181 Pénicaud, Nardon, approximately 1470-1542 or 1543, Plaque enameled in frame representing a martyrdom or execution

M.M.182 Casket: Cherubs holding wreaths around heads of Roman Emperors

M.M.201 Pénicaud, Nardon, approximately 1470-1542 or 1543, Large Enamel Triptych: The Crucifixion, The Road to Calvary, The Deposition

M.M.203 Reymond, Martial, -1599, Large Oval Dish: Ceres and Minerva

M.M.217 Court, Jean de, active approximately 1555-approximately 1585, Ewer of Enamel: Bacchus and Diana

M.M.226 Limosin, Jean, active 1615-1630, Saltcellar: Classical Deities

M.M.227 Court, Jean de, active approximately 1555-approximately 1585, Two Large Saltcellars: Sciences and Virtues

M.M.233 Pénicaud, Nardon, approximately 1470-1542 or 1543, Enamelled Triptych: Death, Assumption, and Coronation of the Virgin

M.M.237 Pénicaud, Nardon, approximately 1470-1542 or 1543, Large Triptych: Savior Carrying the Cross, Calvary, The Deposition

M.M.245 Limosin, Léonard, approximately 1505-approximately 1575, Large Oval Dish: The Last Supper

M.M.247 Limosin, Léonard, approximately 1505-approximately 1575, Oval Plaque: Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on Horseback

M.M.263 Limosin, Léonard, approximately 1505-approximately 1575, Oblong Plaque: Chariot of Religion Crushing Heretics

M.M.196 Court, Jean de, active approximately 1555-approximately 1585, Plaque: The Adoration of the Shepherds

M.M.197 Limosin, Léonard, approximately 1505-approximately 1575, Oblong Plaque: Francois ler

M.M.199 Limosin, Léonard, approximately 1505-approximately 1575, Oblong Plaque: Queen Lemunsie

M.M.260 Limosin, Léonard, approximately 1505-approximately 1575, Enamel Portrait: Cardinal Odet de Coligny

M.M.261 Signed L.L. 1546 [Limosin, Léonard, approximately 1505-approximately 1575?], Oblong Plaque: Portrait of a Man

M.M.213 Pénicaud, Jean, approximately 1480-, Large Oblong Plaque: Agony in the Garden

M.M.239 Pénicaud, Nardon, approximately 1470-1542 or 1543, Triptych: Road to Calvary, Crucifixion, Descent into Hell, Descent from the Cross, Entombment, and Resurrection

Folder also contains additional copies of the list with various annotations.

1916

 

Folder contains Duveen Brothers invoice dated 21 June 1916 for bronzes from the Morgan Collection, and a list of Morgan bronzes on approval in Mr. Frick's office, both with prices and descriptions. Also contains four other copies of the lists, one with annotations and location of the works by room. Correspondence includes letters from Joseph Duveen to Mr. Frick describing highlights of the collection and listing the prices Morgan paid for some of the objects, letter from Ruth E. Williams to Mr. Frick referring to Belle da Costa Greene's recommended purchases from Duveen's list, a letter from Duveen Brothers re the return of Houdon's La Clairon and settlement of the account, and a copy letter from Bode to Duveen. Also contains additional information on the bronzes Incense Burner attributed to Riccio, Sappho, Marsyas, and A River God. Other artists/works/collectors mentioned include: Benedetto da Maiano, Lorenzo di Cridi, Giovanni Mirelli, Laurana, Matteo Civitati, The Assumption, John Paul Jones by Houdon, and Isabella Stewart Gardner.

Bronzes from the Morgan Collection:

M.B.9 Bertoldo, di Giovanni, approximately 1420-1491, Heraldic Figure

M.B.10 Bertoldo, di Giovanni, approximately 1420-1491, Hercules

M.B.14 Pollaiolo, Antonio, 1426?-1498, Paris

M.B.15 Pollaiolo, Antonio, 1426?-1498, Marsyas

M.B.18 Bellano, Bartolomeo, 1434-1497, David

M.B.17 Verrocchio, Andrea del, 1435?-1488 (?), Hercules

M.B.29 Riccio, 1470-1532, Susanna

M.B.32 Riccio, 1470-1532, Triton and Nereid

M.B.37 Riccio, 1470-1532, Handbell

M.B.38 Riccio, 1470-1532, Inkstand with Satyr

M.B.39 Riccio, 1470-1532, Lamp in Form of an Ancient Galley

M.B.81 Francesco da Sant'Agata, active 15th century, Satyr

M.B.82 Francesco da Sant'Agata, active 15th century, Nude Youth

M.B.88 Paduan, beginning of 16th century, Youth (drawing a thorn from his foot)

M.B.95 Paduan, beginning of 16th century, Equestrian Figure of a Warrior

M.B.117 Venetian, late 15th or early 16th century, Figure of an Infant

M.B.120 Cellini, Benvenuto, 1500-1571 (after), Ganymede

M.B.147 Giambologna, 1529-1608, Virtue Overcoming Vice

M.B.151 Giambologna, 1529-1608, Lamp

M.B.152 Giambologna, 1529-1608, Lamp

M.B.174 Italian, end of 16th century, Adonis Sleeping

M.B.232 Cellini, Benvenuto, 1500-1571, Group representing Virtue triumphing over Vice

M.B.19 Bellano, Bartolomeo, 1434-1497, Neptune and Sea-Monster

M.B.22 Bellano, Bartolomeo, 1434-1497, Marsyas

M.B.33 Riccio, 1470-1532, Satyr with Inkstand and Candle Socket

M.B.35 Riccio, 1470-1532, Female Satyr and Young Faun

M.B.97 Paduan, 16th century, Study of a Horse

M.B.143 Venetian, late 16th century, Abundance

M.B.144 Venetian, late 16th century, Abundance

M.B.201 North Italian, 16th century, Figure of a Gazelle

M.B.40 Riccio, 1470-1532 (school of), Pair of Candlesticks

M.B.121 Cellini, Benvenuto, 1500-1571, Triton supported on Three Dolphins

M.B.236 Vischer, Peter, 1487-1528, Upright Figure of Venus

M.B.13 Pollaiolo, Antonio, 1426?-1498, Hercules

M.B.16 Verrocchio, Andrea del, 1435?-1488 (?), David with the Head of Goliath

M.B.34 Riccio, 1470-1532, Satyr with Inkstand and Candle Socket

M.B.72 Italian, 15th century, She-Wolf

M.B.73 School of Siena (?), Italian, 15th century, She-Wolf

M.B.105 Italian, early 16th century, Bust of a Faun

M.B.108 Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564, Samson Slaying the Philistines

M.B.109 Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564, Pieta

M.B.116 Paduan, early 16th century, Infant Satyr

M.B.118 Sangallo, Francesco da, 1494-1576, St. John the Baptist

M.B.140 Italian, late 16th century, Mars

M.B.165 Vries, Adriaen de, approximately 1560-1626, Triton and Naiad

M.B.203 Vischer, Hans, Eve

M.B.206 Stoss, Veit, -1533, Bust of a Female Saint

M.B.273 Italian, 17th century, Two Bronze Firedogs

List of Bronzes from the J.P. Morgan Collection on Approval in Mr. H.C. Frick's Office:

M.B.23 Bellano, Bartolomeo, 1434-1497, Venus

M.B.24 Bellano, Bartolomeo, 1434-1497, Queen Tomyris with the Head of Cyrus

M.B.84 Verrocchio, Andrea del, 1435?-1488, The Resurrection

M.B.69 Donatello, 1386?-1466, Casket as an Inkstand

M.B.114 Riccio, 1470-1532 (probably), Portrait of Marcantonio Passeri

1916

Folder contains Duveen Brothers invoice dated 21 June 1916, with prices and descriptions. Also contains two typescripts of invoice, and another copy handwritten by Helen Clay Frick. Items on invoice include:

18 Carved Renaissance chair with high back, walnut, French, 16th century

19a Small armchair or coquetoire, walnut, French, 16th century

19c Small armchair or coquetoire, walnut, French, 16th century

34b Pair of armchairs, walnut covered in velvet, French, 18th century

34a Dresser or credence, walnut, French, 16th century

32b Small armchair or coquetoire, walnut, French, 17th century

32c Small armchair or coquetoire, walnut, French, 16th century

26 Large dresser or credence, French, 16th century

27 Dress or credence, walnut, French, 16th century

28a Large wardrobe or armoire, walnut, French, 16th century

29a Small wardrobe or armoire, walnut, French, 16th century

33a Dresser or credence, walnut, French, 17th century

21 Carved Renaissance table, walnut, French, 16th century

22b Carved Renaissance table, walnut, French, 16th century

22a Carved Renaissance table, walnut, French, 16th century

1916

Folder contains Duveen Brothers invoice dated 21 June 1916. Items listed include short description and price:

24914 Coysevox, Antoine, 1640-1720, Large white marble bust of Louis XIV

25257 Small Persian rug

C235 Boulle table and two Boulle pedestals

26006 Pair of Boulle commodes

26080 Pair of Louis XVI Boulle Cabinets

26358 Giambologna, 1529-1608, Bronze figure of the Sea Nymph Galatea

26096 Pair of Chinese square black vases and covers

25834 Gouthière, Pierre, 1732-1813, Pair of Louis XVI fire dogs

26379 Pair of Louis XVI console tables (one signed J.H. Riesener)

26374 Clodion, 1738-1814, Terra Cotta Group of a Bacchanalian subject of three figures

26376 Garniture of three Sevres vases

25836 Louis XVI clock

25255 16th century Persian rug

25522 Pair of 16th century cassoni

26397 Sansovino, Iacopo, 1486-1570, Life size bronze bust of Antonio Gallo

26392 Sansovino, Iacopo, 1486-1570, Life size bronze bust of Titian (?)

C336 Two carved Italian cassones, 16th century

26553 Jonghelinck, Jacques, 1530-1606, Life size bronze bust of the Duke of Alva [Alba]

Only item on the list not purchased was:

26396 Life-size marble bust of La Clairon (Mademoiselle Claire Josèphe Legris de la Tude of the Comédie-Française) by Jean Antoine Houdon.

Includes copy letter from Duveen Brothers regarding the Houdon, and noting that Duveen was turning over to Mr. Frick five bronzes from the J. Pierpont Morgan Collection "in consideration of the settlement made with you today." Also includes list of items dated 2 February 1916, which lists items by room, with short descriptions and prices, as well as two oversize prospectuses for sculpture - one for Venus Rising from the Sea by Giovanni Bologna, and another for a terracotta group depicting a Bacchanalian scene by Clodion.

1916, undated

Folder contains copies of Duveen Brothers invoice dated 21 June 1916, with prices, descriptions, and notes. Items listed on invoice include:

M.31 Circular table (in the style of Berain)

M.77 Pair of gilt bronze ewers

25890 Set of three celadon fleuri vases

25870 Regence commode

25392 Louis XVI mahogany console table (stamped Saunier)

25880 Houdon, Jean Antoine, 1741-1828, Marble bust of Marie Antoinette

26115 Suite of one sofa and four armchairs

M. 68 Small round table with three feet (with Sevres porcelain plaques)

D7 Large beaker (from the Morgan Collection)

Additional goods sent to Frick at Prides Crossing include the following:

24851 One Louis XV parqueterie commode [not purchased?]

25870 One Regence commode

25546 One small Louis XV writing table

25392 One mahogany Louis XVI console table

C 140 One Louis XVI inlaid table [not purchased?]

25529 One Louis XVI bonheur du jour [not purchased?]

25265 Vittoria, Alessandro, 1525-1608, Pair of bronze figures, War and Peace

25691 Pair of 17th century Italian bronze figures of cupids [not purchased?]

Morgan Porcelains:

M.P. 28 and M.P. 29 Two powder blue ovoid vases with mandarin caps

Morgan Furniture:

M. 64 Lyre shaped table of amboyna wood [not purchased?]

M. 74 Pair of small bronze candlesticks [not purchased?]

1916

Folder contains list of credits for goods sold at auction through the American Art Association on 4 December 1915, correspondence with Duveen Brothers, accounts payable voucher #5548 with list of expenses not invoiced to Frick and invoice for porcelains from the Morgan Collection sent as a wedding present to Miss Norman[?], and list of furniture taken from Frick's residence at Prides Crossing.

1916

Folder contains correspondence, notes, and related documents regarding payments to Duveen Brothers

1916-1917

Folder contains invoice for objects at One East 70th Street and Prides Crossing, including a silver gilt ecuelle, bronzes from the Morgan Collection, and enameled plaques. Items on invoice include:

25964 Lamerie, Paul de, 1688-1751, Silver gilt ecuelle

M.B.49 Riccio, 1470-1532 (workshop of), Lamp (figure of a boy)

M.B.92 Antico, approximately 1460-1528, Hercules

M.B.100 Paduan, end of the 16th century, Equestrian Figure

M.B.102 Paduan, late 16th or early 17th century, Meleager

M.B.138 Italian, late 16th century, Mars

M.B.156 Giambologna, 1529-1608 (school of)?, St. John the Baptist

M.B.164 Algardi, Alessandro, 1598-1654 (possibly), Portrait of Pope Innocent X

M.B.166 Flemish, circa 1650, Diana

M.B.178 Italian, 16th century, Cupid

M.B.183 Italian, end of 16th century, Boy Balancing Himself on a Ball

M.B.204 German, 16th century, Aristophanes

M.B.207 Venetian, 16th century, Figure of a Man with Vulture and Serpents

M.B.208 Venetian, 16th century, Figure of a Boy with Vulture and Serpents

M.B.216 Flemish, 17th century, Hunter with Hound

M.B.217 Flemish, 17th century, Figure of a Bull

M.B.218 Flemish, 17th century, A Hound

M.B.228 Italian, 16th century, Figure of a Lioness

M.B.238 Nouailher, Colin, -1574 (also known as Couly Noylier), Plaque: Visit of the Virgin to St. Elizabeth

M.B.240 Nouailher, Colin, -1574 (also known as Couly Noylier), Oblong plaque: Adoration of the Magi

1916

Folder contains correspondence with Duveen Brothers and invoices for objects at Prides Crossing, including bronzes and enamels from the Morgan Collection.

Bronzes from the J.P. Morgan Collection:

M.B.160 Italian, late 16th century, Juno

M.B.234 Italian, 15th century, Figure of Silenus Carrying the Young Bacchus

M.B.56 Riccio, 1470-1532 (style of), Lamp Formed as a Chimera

M.B. 154 Giambologna, 1529-1608 (after), Mercury

M.B.8 North Italian, circa 1450, Equestrian Figure of Alberico Suardi

M.B.64 Paduan School, late 15th century, Inkstand with Classic Subject

M.B.122 Cellini, Benvenuto, 1500-1571, Figure of a Griffin

M.B.58 Riccio, 1470-1532 (workshop of), Lamp Formed as a Satyr's Head

M.B.66 Riccio, 1470-1532 (workshop of), Fantastic Composition

M.B.45 Riccio, 1470-1532 (workshop of), Boy Supporting a Lamp

M.B.184 Italian, beginning of 16th century, Cupid Seated

M.B.42 Paduan, end of 15th century, Inkstand

M.B.205 Vischer, Peter, 1487-1528 (Peter Vischer the Younger), Figure of a Man as Candelabrum Bearer

M.B.93 North Italian, 16th century, Boy Carrying Cupid

M.B.20 Bellano, Bartolomeo, 1434-1497 (copy after), Neptune and Sea-Monster

M.B.199 Venetian, first half of 16th century, Pair of Candlesticks

M.B.71 Riccio, 1470-1532 (workshop of), A Goat

M.B.233 Italian, end of 15th century, Small Statuette of St. Michael

M.B.74 Italian, 16th century, A Bull

M.B.196 Vittoria, Alessandro, 1525-1608 (school of), Inkstand

M.B.21 Bellano, Bartolomeo, 1434-1497 (copy after), Neptune and Sea-Monster

M.B.139 Italian, 16th century, Satyr Standing by a Tree

Majolica from the J.P. Morgan Collection:

M.M.234 Plaque in Gilt Frame: Scenes in the Life of Our Lord: Garden of Gethesmane

M.M.236 Gilt Frame Containing Enamelled Plaques: Scenes in the Life of Our Lord: Mocking of Our Lord

M.M.225 Limosin, Léonard, approximately 1505-approximately 1575, Square Plaque: Sybila Aspocia

M.M.208 Small Enameled Saucer

M.M.124 Nouailher, Colin, -1574 (also known as Couly I. Noylier), Hexagonal Saltcellar: Busts and Figures of Children

M.M.143 Hexagonal Saltcellar of Enamel: Male and Female Bust, and Figures of Children

Listed on invoice of 6 September 1916:

M.B.157 Tacca, Pietro, 1577-1640, Old Man Riding a Goat (from Morgan Collection)

1916

Purchased 18 October 1916 from Virginia P. Bacon, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains memorandum voucher (No. 5727), correspondence with Mrs. Bacon and Duveen Brothers, and red envelope (no number), along with items from the Red Book. Letters dating from 1920 pertain to requests for documentation in connection with a dispute over Mrs. Bacon's Estate.

1916, 1920

Purchased 28 October 1916 from Virginia P. Bacon, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence with Virginia P. Bacon, memorandum voucher (No. 5748), letter from E. Gimpel & Wildenstein, and red envelope, along with an item from the Red Book.

1916-1917

Purchased 30 October 1916 from Wallis & Son, London, England.

Folder contains invoices, correspondence with Wallis & Son, shipping and insurance documents, memorandum voucher (No. 5751), letter from Carel F. L. de Wild offering his opinion on the painting, and a telegram from Duveen, along with item from the Red Book.

1916

Purchased 13 November 1916 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y. Mezzotint engravings listed on invoice are:

Turner, Charles, 1774-1857, Lord Newton [after Raeburn]

Smith, John Raphael, 1752-1812, Master Crewe as Henry VIII [after Reynolds]

Dickinson, William, 1746 or 1747-1823, Jane, Duchess of Gordon [after Reynolds]

Green, Valentine, 1739-1813, Lady Caroline Isabella Howard [after Reynolds]

Smith, John Raphael, 1752-1812, Lady Henrietta, Countess of Warwick [after Romney]

Spilsbury, Jonathan, 1737? - 1812, Miss Jacob [after Romney]

Green, Valentine, 1739-1813, Lady Charlotte Talbot [after Reynolds]

Green, Valentine, 1739-1813, Lady Henriette Herbert [after Reynolds]

Young, John, 1755-1825, Mrs. Orby Hunter [after Hoppner]

Green, Valentine, 1739-1813, Countess of Harrington [after Reynolds]

Barney, William Whiston, Duchess of Devonshire [after Gainsborough]

Jones, J. (John), approximately 1745-1797, Duchess of Marlborough [after Romney]

Smith, John Raphael, 1752-1812, Lady Catherine Pelham Clinton [after Reynolds]

Watson, James, approximately 1740-1790, Miss Greenway [or Miss Greenaway] [after Reynolds]

Jones, J. (John), approximately 1745-1797, Mrs. Davenport [after Romney]

Smith, John Raphael, 1752-1812, Mrs. Stables and Her Daughters [after Romney]

Dean, John, approximately 1750-1798, Lady Elizabeth Herbert and Son [after Reynolds]

Smith, John Raphael, 1752-1812, Promenade at Carlisle House [original]

Pichler, Johann Peter, 1765-1807, Sons of Rubens [after Van Dyck]

Includes items from Bill Book No. 2 and the Red Book.

1916

Purchased 17 November 1916 from Lewis & Simmons, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence with A.E. Stanley Clarke offering Frick the painting, invoice with cover letter from the dealer, letters from Carel F.L. de Wild re attribution and condition, certificate of sale, accounts payable voucher (No. 6061), prospectus, and pedigree of painting subject, along with items from the Red Book.

1916-1917, undated

Purchased 31 December 1916 from Duveen Brothers, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence with Duveen Brothers, Carrère & Hastings, and Cauldwell-Wingate Co. re purchase of eight Boucher panels, alterations made to Mrs. Frick's Boudoir at One East 70th Street, and calculations of total costs, along with item from the Red Book. Duveen invoice includes details of all items installed in the decoration of the room, including a marble bust of a young girl by Marest and Sèvres vases and a tray.

1916-1918

Purchased 17 February 1917 from Alice B. Creelman, [New York, N.Y.]

Folder contains memorandum voucher (No. 6046), with attached agreement between Frick and Mrs. Creelman, and letter from Charles Freer to Roland Knoedler, along with item from the Red Book.

1917

Purchased 8 March 1917 from M. Knoedler & Co.

Folder contains list of etchings, with prices. Also includes a page of handwritten financial calculations. Etchings include the following: Le Stryge, Le Petit Pont, La Galerie Notre-Dame, La Rue des Mauvais Garcons, La Tour de L'Horloge, Tourelle de la Rue de la Tixéranderie, Saint-Etienne-du-Mont, La Pompe Notre-Dame, Le Pont-Neuf, La Morgue, L'Abside de Notre-Dame de Paris, and Rue des Toiles a Bourges.

1917

Purchased 20 March 1917 from Stanley H. Fitch, Essex, England.

Folder contains correspondence with Fitch, who offers additional prints to Frick, and red envelope (no number), along with item from the Red Book.

1916-1917

Purchased 18 June 1917 from Pach Brothers Photographers, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 6487) with attached invoice and receipt. Invoice indicates a photograph of Geo. F. Baker was made and sent to the sculptor J. Massey Rhind.

1917-1918

Folder contains documentation showing activity from 30 April 1915 to 31 December 1917. Consists of invoices, letters, notes, and accounts payable voucher (No. 7168) for charges due on the account. Purchases and credits derived from this documentation are listed chronologically below.

1916 April 5:

Carved frames for paintings by Corot, Troyon, Dupré, and Gainsborough's .

1916 April 12:

Light reflector for Gainsborough's The Mall.

1915 April 30:

Three pastels by Whistler: Nocturne: Venice, The Ferry: Venice [Venetian Canal?], The Cemetery: Venice; engraving by Dürer: Fall of Man (Adam and Eve); and two Rembrandt etchings: The Three Trees [Landscape with Three Trees] and The Goldweigher's Field.

1916 May 1:

Charges for repair to the frame of Turner's Mortlake Terrace; carved frames for paintings by Rousseau and Daubigny; metal frames and monogrammed case for miniature portraits of Mrs. and [Miss] Frick; frames for photos of miniatures by Alyn Williams.

1916 May 29:

[Workshop of] Boucher: Bust of a Young Girl Holding Flowers [Girl with Roses]; two works attributed to Boucher: La Musique [Poetry] and Le Dessin [Drawing]; Tiepolo's Perseus Delivering Andromeda; Sargent's The Sheepfold and Corner of the Church of St. Stae, Venice; and Maris' Cattle at Pasture. Sargent paintings given to Lewis Cass Ledyard, New York, N.Y., 15 October 1917. Folder contains invoices and correspondence between Frick, Carstairs, and Ledyard. Maris painting returned for credit 30 December 1916.

1916 May 31:

Two etchings by Van Dyck: Peter Brueghel the Younger and Franciscus Snyders; two engravings by Dürer: Knight, Death and the Devil and Coat of Arms with a Skull; six Rembrandt etchings: Cottage with a White Paling, Landscape with a Hay Barn and Flock of Sheep, Landscape with Three Gabled Cottages, Clement de Jonghe, Jan Lutma the Elder, Goldsmith and Sculptor, and St. Francis Praying Beneath a Tree; and two Méryon etchings: The Pont-au-Change and The Arch of the Pont Notre-Dame.

1916 June 30:

Photo of miniature sent to Capt. Marshall Child[s], Honolulu, Hawaii; carved wood frames for paintings by Cazin and Monet; carved frame and tablet for Rembrandt's Woman with Bible [now attributed to Pluym]; oval inside for Van Dyck's Ottaviano Canevari.

1916 December 23:

Two colored engravings by R. Havell: The Reading Telegraph Coaches (sent to Dr. R.V. Grace, New York, N.Y.), and Royal Telegraph Manchester Day Coach (sent to Dr. Fordyce B. St. John, New York, N.Y.)

1916 December 30:

Raeburn's Portrait of Professor Andrew Dalzel, Portrait of John Campbell, Senior of Possil, and Portrait of Mrs. John Campbell, Senior of Possil; and Reynolds's Portrait of the Rev. Laurence Sterne.

Raeburn paintings credited by Knoedler on 2 October 1917. Invoice reflects credit for Maris's Cattle at Pasture. Separate invoice of the same date shows credit for return of Thaulow's Village Night Scene.

1917 January 10:

Carved Louis XV wood frames for two Reynolds paintings.

1917 January 16:

Colored engraving by Chalon (after Turner): The Bibury Club and etching by Waltner (after Millet): The Angelus (sent to Alice F. Cable, Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y.) Also charge for framing portrait of H.C.F. [Henry Clay Frick?]

1917 February 21:

Gold frames for prints of a letter by Abraham Lincoln and his Gettysburg Address (sent to Myopia Hunt Club, Hamilton, Mass.) Also framing of photograph of Mrs. Frick (sent to Miss Frick c/o Mrs. Childs Frick, Redlands, Cal.)

1917 March 8:

Twelve etchings by Méryon: Le Stryge [The Vampire] de Notre-Dame, Le Petit Pont, [The Gallery] of Notre-Dame, La Rue des Mauvais Garçons, La Tour de l'Horloge, [Turret on the] Rue de la Tixéranderie, St. Étienne-du-Mont, The Notre-Dame [Pump], The Pont-Neuf, Paris, The Morgue, Paris, [The Apse of] Notre-Dame de Paris, and The Rue des Toiles [at Bourges].

1917 March 26:

Mezzotint engraving by Watson (after Reynolds): Lady Bampfylde (sent to Jean Morris, New York, N.Y.) Also charge for framing Maris painting.

1917 October 2:

Credit for return of the following: Raeburn's John Campbell, Senior of Possil; Mrs. John Campbell, Senior of Possil; and Professor Andrew Dalzel; Reynolds's Rev. Laurence Sterne; and Lhermitte's Haymaking Time.

1915-1918

Purchased 26 November 1917 from Virginia P. Bacon, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains memorandum voucher (No. 6659), correspondence with the dealer, and summary of charges relating to the painting.

1917-1918

Purchased 4 March 1918 from the artist.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 6881) with attached correspondence regarding the commission. Includes letters from Emma T. (Mrs. Elbert H.) Gary and George F. Baker.

1917-1918

Purchased 18 April 1918 from the estate of Colonel E. D. Lee through Alice B. Creelman.

Folder contains correspondence with Cravath & Henderson re payment and Davies, Turner & Company re shipping, along with memorandum voucher (No. 6968) to Davies, Turner & Co. for shipping the painting. Also contains a purchase agreement signed by Henry Clay Frick, Alice B. Creelman and Henriette Hind; a list of the total costs associated with the purchase; and descriptive information on the painting and its subject.

1918-1919, undated

Purchased 1 July 1918 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 7182) with attached invoice, receipt, and 1920 letter from J. Howard Bridge.

1918, 1920

Purchased 30 January 1919 from Pach Brothers Photographers, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 7640) with attached receipt.

1919

Purchased 21 February 1919 from Duveen Brothers, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence between Duveen and Frick (with an enclosed letter from D. Croal-Thomson), a copy of the invoice, and a transcription of Frick's diary entry of 6 February 1919, copied on the verso of a circa 1920's letter from Helen Clay Frick.

1919-circa 1920s

Folder contains list of items on approbation at One East 70th Street from Duveen Brothers, listed by room location, correspondence from Mr. Frick regarding the items selected for purchase, and payment schedules. Also contains correspondence with James Marwick re an offer from Earl Spencer to sell Hals' Portrait of Admiral de Ruyter and Licinio's Portrait of Cornaro the Younger, and correspondence with Duveen about whether items added to the Mrs. Frick's Boudoir (Boucher Room) were included in the original cost. Also includes letters from Allan Marquand and W. Bode re the provenance of Laurana's Bust of a Neapolitan Princess and a four-page description of the 16th century Persian Rug from the Ardebil mosque. Letter agreeing to the purchases is dated May 21, 1918, the first payment on the items was on May 1, 1919, and the last payment was made on April 1, 1921.

Works purchased are:

27059 Mahogany commode, French, 18th century

27041 Pater, Jean-Baptiste Joseph, 1695-1736, The Village Orchestra and A Comic Procession [Procession of Italian Comedians]

25785 Pair of Cylindrical Shaped Vases and Covers, Louis XVI period

26809 Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788, Mrs. Baker [Mrs. Peter William Baker]

27001 Beauvais Tapestry Suite, French, 18th century, Louis XV Period (after cartoons by Boucher)

26758 Gueridon Table, French, 18th century, Louis XVI Period

K1 and K2 Two Chinese Porcelain Female Figures, K'ang Hsi, from the Morgan Collection

C-236 Boulle table

27061 Pair of Lacquer Entredeux, French, 18th century, Louis XVI Period

26951 Persian Rug, 16th century

26566 Coysevox, Antoine, 1640-1720, Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne [Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Maréchal Turenne], bronze bust

Eight Walnut Savonarola Chairs, Italian, 16th century

26806 Pair of Carved Walnut Cassoni, Italian, 15th century

26619 Two Walnut Cassoni, Italian

26997 Hals, Frans, 1584-1666, Oil painting of a man said to be Admiral de Ruyter [Portrait of a Man]

C-516 and C725 Two Renaissance-style Banquettes

25860 Courtois, Jean [Court, Jean de, active approximately 1555-approximately 1585?], Tall Limoges Enamel Candlestick: Labors of Hercules

M.M.183 Limoges Enamel Plaque: Adoration of the Magi from the Morgan Collection

25855 Pénicaud, Nardon, approximately 1470-1542 or 1543, Limoges Enamel Triptych: Crucifixion and Saints

26901 Pénicaud, Nardon, approximately 1470-1542 or 1543, Triptych: St. Barbara, Crucifixion, and St. Catherine

C530 Renaissance Armchair

25853 Laurana, Francesco, ca. 1420-1502, Neapolitan Princess, marble bust

25770 Silk Carpet from the Ardebil Mosque

27063 Henri II or Saint Porchaire Faience Ewer

25831 El Candido, Mercury with the Head of Argus, bronze

M.B.4 A Rearing Horse, bronze gilt, from the Morgan Collection

M.B.36 A Goat, bronze, from the Morgan Collection

26932 Ormolu Writing Table, French, 18th century, Louis XVI Period

26664 Ormolu Mounted Small Occasional Table, French, 18th century, Louis XVI period

M.74 Gouthière, Pierre, 1732?-1813 or 14, Pair of Ormolu Candlesticks, French, 18th century, Louis XVI period, from the Morgan Collection

26931 Ormolu Mounted Commode, French, 18th century, Louis XVI period

M.64 Small Ormolu Mounted Lyre-shaped Table, from the Morgan Collection

16892 Set of three Sevres Porcelain Vases, French, 18th century

26173 Sevres Porcelain Diamond-shaped Tray, French, 18th century

26172 Sevres Porcelain Service, French, 18th century

25888 Pair of Sevres Porcelain Vases, French, 18th century

26185 and K-111 Eight Sevres Porcelain Dishes, French, 18th century

27040 Sevres Porcelain Inkstand, French, 18th century, Louis XVI Period

25806 Tapestry-covered Banquette

25594 Writing Table, Louis XVI Period

C.A.111 Two Medals from the Chabrières Arles Collection given to Mr. Govett

26922 Four Engravings by Daulle after Boucher, French, 18th century: Amusements d'hiver, Charmes de printemps, Delices de l'Automne, and Plaisirs de l'ete

Included on the "On Approbation" list, but not purchased:

26515 Van Dyck, Anthony, 1599-1641, Portrait of Lords John and Bernard Stuart

25845 Courtois, Jean [Court, Jean de, active approximately 1555-approximately 1585?], Large Decorative Shield in Limoges Enamel: Allegorical Representation of Gramatique

26396 Houdon, Jean Antoine, 1741-1828, Bust of a Woman

1916-1920, undated

Purchased 12 March 1919 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence with Roland Knoedler of M. Knoedler & Co., letters from Carel F. L. de Wild and to Archibald Barklie, accounts payable voucher (No. 7782), and red envelope. Carel F. L de Wild letter also discusses his acquisition of an original etching of Jacob Maris' The Bridge for Mr. Frick.

1918-1919

Purchased 20 May 1919 from E. Gimpel & Wildenstein, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 7844) with invoice, and correspondence between the dealer and Henry Clay Frick. Note in Frick's hand indicates this painting was purchased for Eagle Rock by Helen Clay Frick.

1919

Purchased 24 May 1919 from the estate of Virginia P. Bacon, New York, N.Y. Paintings include:

Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828, Portrait of a Man

Raeburn, Henry, Sir, 1756-1823, Portrait of a Man

Hoppner, John, 1758-1810, The Princess Sophia

Ruisdael, Jacob van, 1628 or 1629-1682, Waterfall

Romney, George, 1734-1802, Portrait Group

Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, Portrait of a Man

Hals, Dirck, 1591-1656, Dutch Interior with Figures

Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1732-1792, Portrait of a Woman

Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788, Portrait of Sheridan

Guardi, Francesco, 1712-1793, Venetian Scene

Folder contains accounts payable vouchers (Nos. 7917 and 7997), receipt, and correspondence with Louis D. Sellman, Carel F. de Wild, and J.H. Bridge. See also: Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series II: Correspondence for additional correspondence with L.D. Sellman.

1919

Purchased 2 June 1919 from the artist.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 7885) with attached invoice. Copies sent to Mr[s?] Childs Frick, H.C. McEldowney, and Eagle Rock (Frick's country house in Prides Crossing, Mass.)

1919

Purchased 9 June 1919 from the Permanent Blind Relief War Fund for Soldiers and Sailors of the Allies, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 7899) with attached receipt and invoice.

1919

Purchased 23 August 1919 from A. Preyer, The Hague, Holland.

Folder contains correspondence with Duveen Brothers and Guaranty Trust Co., memorandum voucher (No. 8038), notes, two copies of the War Trade Board's application to trade with the enemy, and accounts payable voucher (No. 8206), with attached check request and receipt, to Carel F. de Wild for his work in connection with this acquisition. Also contains letter from Albert Eugene Gallatin re monograph on Vermeer, and correspondence concerning Preyer's claim of 17,875 Gulden against the Frick Estate.

1919-1920

Purchased 3 November 1919 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (Estate, #349), invoice, and correspondence concerning settlement of the account, which was paid after Henry Clay Frick's death. Includes letter from William M. Ivins, Jr., and deposition of Charles S. Carstairs.

1920

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 984), with invoice, correspondence, and memoranda re settlement.

Also includes invoice for Whistler's Lady Meux, and three-page bill showing expenditures for lamps, shades, bronze tablets, frames, lighting, upholstery and slipcovers, and various repairs, as well as charges in connection with the purchase of Vermeer's Mistress and Maid.

1919-1921

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This series contains information about paintings loaned for public exhibition, as well as published and unpublished descriptions of Frick's collection. Arranged chronologically, these files document works of art loaned to museums, galleries, societies, and for fundraising purposes during the first World War. Among the institutions to whom he lent paintings are the Metropolitan Museum of Art and M. Knoedler & Co., both in New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts and the Copley Society, both located in Boston. For more information about public access to Frick’s collection, see the requests to visit his galleries in Series IV: Correspondence. In addition to loan documentation, this series also contains published catalogs of Frick’s collection, issued in 1908, 1915, and [1925], as well two handwritten catalogs compiled by his daughter, Helen Clay Frick, circa 1910. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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Exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y. Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 7354) for insurance premium, and letter from M. Knoedler & Co.

1906

Exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y. Folder contains letters from Robert W. de Forest, insurance brokers Farjeon, Bagot & Co., and Edward Robinson, and loan receipt.

1907

Unillustrated catalog containing descriptions of 49 works. Published by The Gilliss Press. See: Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series III: Voucher Files (No. 8786) for documentation re the production of the catalog.

1908

First of two handwritten catalogs prepared by Helen Clay Frick of her father's collection. Includes a photograph of each painting, along with biographical information about the artist, a description of the work, and provenance and exhibition information.

1909

Second of two handwritten catalogs prepared by Helen Clay Frick of her father's collection. Includes a photograph of each painting, along with biographical information about the artist, a description of the work, and provenance and exhibition information.

1910

The following works were exhibited as part of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y.: Cuyp's Sunrise on the Maas, Hals's Portrait of an Artist, Hobbema's View of a Woody Country, Rembrandt's Self-Portrait, A Young Painter by a follower of Rembrandt, Ruisdael's A Waterfall, ter Borch's Portrait of a Young Lady, and Vermeer' s Girl Interrupted at Her Music. Folder contains list of correspondence concerning the loan, receipt showing removal of paintings from 640 Fifth Ave. to the museum, and letters from Bryson Burroughs of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commission, M. Knoedler & Co., and Elizabeth R. Meigs.

1909-1910

Exhibited at The Art Society, Pittsburgh, Pa. Folder contains letter from Beatty to Frick, envelope with notes regarding the loan, and newspaper clipping.

1910, [1911]

Correspondence with Gardiner Martin Lane, Arthur Fairbanks, and Benjamin I. Gilman of the Museum of Fine Arts; Thomas Gerrity of M. Knoedler & Co. regarding transit of the works; T. Jefferson Coolidge, Jr.; Herbert C. Leeds; and William Howe Downes of the Boston Evening Transcript. Also includes printed checklist of 52 paintings, clipping from the Boston Post, pencil sketch of the exhibition space at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and red envelope.

1910-1911

Correspondence and list of 13 paintings loaned. In addition to exhibition, letter from Charles Carstairs to F. W. McElroy notes that Mr. Frick "has been thinking for some time of utilizing the Marble-Room back of the Dining-Room, and to the left of the Gallery, to hang his Barbizon pictures, which he thinks will look better apart from his other pictures" and discusses steps to take. Also mentions Copley Society exhibit; a Greco, "which has been shipped to the Exhibition at Toledo"; a Murillo painting; and the restoration of a Rembrandt painting.

1912

Letters from Edmund C. Tarbell and Holker Abbott, and circular regarding loans to the exhibition. Mr. Frick loaned paintings by Greco and Murillo. Notes also mention Holbein, and restoration of Rembrandt's self-portrait.

1911-1912

Clipping from the New York Herald, entitled: "Seventeen Pictures Worth $10,000,000 on View in the Galleries of Messrs. Duveen Brothers." Frick lent three paintings to the exhibition: Hon. Anne Duncombe by Thomas Gainsborough, Lady Elizabeth Taylor by Joshua Reynolds, and Lady Milnes by George Romney.

1914

Letter from Charlotte A. Warren (Mrs. Whitney Warren) thanking Mr. Frick for the loan of four paintings for her Committee's exhibition, and letter sent on Mr. Frick's behalf listing paintings and inquiring about their return. Mr. Frick loaned Romney's Lady Hamilton as Nature, Turner's The Harbor of Dieppe, and Goya's An Officer (Conde de Teba?) and Portrait of a Lady (María Martínez de Puga?).

1915

Illustrated catalog containing descriptive entries for 75 paintings on view at Frick's New York residence. In addition to descriptions, entries may include measurements, exhibition and provenance information, and a two-letter code indicating the location of the painting in the house. Also contains a supplemental list of paintings "in other parts of the house, which owing to their location, are not usually shown to visitors." Catalog was expanded and reissued circa 1925. See: Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series: Voucher Files (Nos. 5053, 5204, 5221, and 7835) for printing and binding charges in connection with the 1915 catalog.

[1915]

Expanded version of the 1915 catalog. Contains descriptive entries for 89 paintings on view at Frick's New York residence, with illustrations for most of the works. In addition to descriptions, entries may include measurements, exhibition and provenance information, and a two-letter code indicating the location of the painting in the house. Also contains a supplemental list of paintings "in other parts of the house, which owing to their location, are not usually shown to visitors."

[1925]

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This series contains accounting summaries, lists of paintings, and inventories of art objects and furniture at various Frick residences. A number of the inventories and lists contained here seem to have been prepared for bookkeeping or insurance purposes. Inventories and lists may document works by particular artists, paintings returned to the dealer, or works moved between Frick’s homes in Pittsburgh, New York, and Massachusetts. Files are arranged chronologically.

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Contains 1903 list prepared by M. Knoedler & Co. of paintings returned since January 1901, along with a second undated sheet.

1903, undated

Contains handwritten and typewritten lists of works moved in August 1906.

1906

Lists and miscelleaneous notes in connection with an inventory of paintings at Prides Crossing in August 1907.

1904-1907

Lists of works by Anton Mauve, Jean François Millet, and Fritz Thaulow acquired by Frick in the late 1890s and early 1900s.

1907

File contains lists of paintings acquired by Frick between 1895 and 1910. Some lists include the price and source of acquisition for each painting.

1910

Typed list of 25 works purchased from August 1895 to September 1897 listing date of purchase, artist and title of work. Some entries include date of return to dealer or other disposition, and occasionally the name of the present owner.

circa 1910

Handwritten list dated 17 February 1912, of items taken by M. Knoedler & Co. Rembrandt's Self-Portrait was removed for restoration; a work by El Greco was removed for exhibition first in Toledo [Ohio?] then at the Copley Society in Boston; and a work by Murillo was removed and sent to the Copley Society. Note at bottom in another hand reads: "New Holbein at Knoedlers."

1912

List dated 16 May 1912, of paintings shipped to Frick's Prides Crossing, Mass. home. Also mentions that Velázquez's Portrait of Philip IV was shipped to Knoedler's office, and El Greco's Portrait of Cardinal Quiroga [St. Jerome] is "at our store awaiting your instructions."

1912

List dated 29 June 1914, includes date purchased, Red Book index number, title, artist and dealer name. Does not include prices.

1914

Lists of furniture and other objects purchased for Frick's New York apartment at Sherry's and the New York house at 640 Fifth Avenue, as well as his residences in Prides Crossing, Mass., and Pittsburgh, Pa.

1904-1914

Items are listed by room, and chiefly include furniture, decorative objects, and household items.

circa 1905-1914

Includes correspondence with Thomas Gerrity of M. Knoedler & Co.

1914

List is summarized in a letter from Thomas Gerrity of M. Knoedler & Co. dated 17 June 1914.

1914

Includes title, artist, size and location of painting by room. There are some handwritten notes on the list by Frick Art Reference Library staff from research conducted on the paintings in 1921.

1916

Shows date acquired, voucher number, title, artist, dealer name, and price. Ledger pages also include listings for frames, expert opinions, donations of paintings, cleaning and restoration work, insurance, etc.

1917

Includes date acquired, title, and price.

1919

Two-page list of paintings in "Gallery" and "Limoges Gallery." Information includes artist, title, date, source of acquisition, previous collection, price, and date acquired.

undated

Lists include title, artist, date purchased, and dealer; one list is arranged by room at One East 70th Street.

circa 1920

Inventory dated 19 October 1920, with items listed by location in the house.

1920

Listed by room with value. Includes rugs, furniture, hangings, art objects (bronzes, enamels, etc.), paintings, etchings, sculpture, porcelains, and books (by quantity and value only).

1920

Lists include artist, title, and price paid. File also contains sketches showing placement of paintings in the Music Room, Breakfast Room, and Library.

1903-1921

Contains ledger sheets and notes detailing acquisitions and related expenses.

circa 1905-1925

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This series contains Frick’s correspondence with art dealers and publishers, along with numerous requests to visit his gallery. Topics discussed may include potential works for acquisition, the activities of other collectors and dealers, and the reproduction of works for publication. Requests to visit Frick’s gallery were made by individuals and groups who wished to see the collection while it was still housed in a private residence, and provide some insight into the extent to which Frick allowed the public to view his collection. Copies of Frick’s replies, either confirming or denying the request, are sometimes included. At other times, a penciled note designating the day of the visit appears on the request. This series also contains a letterpress copybook of Frick's replies on various matters related to art collecting and the administration of his collection. The letterpress copybook appears first in this series, followed by files arranged alphabetically by correspondent or topic.

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Contains outgoing letters regarding art purchases, works exhibited, paintings not purchased, and other topics. Includes list of paintings loaned for exhibition to the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh, and lists of paintings at Frick's Pittsburgh residence. Indexed alphabetically by correspondent at the front of the volume.

1895-1918

Mentions works by Corot, Alma Tadema, Dagnan-Bouveret, and Turner.

1897-1900

Mentions works by Whistler, Bastien Lepage, Millet, Mauve, Troyon, Van Marcke, Reynolds, Lawrence, Rembrandt, Ostade, Van Dyck, Gainsborough, and Hoppner. Collectors, dealers, and others mentioned include [James Staats?] Forbes, Alfred Rothschild, [Herbert L.] Terrell, Lord Lansdowne, Sir Charles Holroyd, J.P. Heseltine, Lord Carlisle, Roger Fry, and [Andrew W. Mellon].

1897-1907

Mentions works by Van Dyck, Constable, Turner, Gainsborough, Hobbema, Terburg, Goya, Velázquez, Titian, Murillo, Cuyp, Nattier, Lancret, Romney, Rembrandt, Lawrence, Reynolds, Cappelle, Hals, Van Ostade, Vermeer, Corot, Holbein, and Dürer. Collectors, dealers, and others mentioned include Mrs. Huntington, Morgan, Widener, Stephen G. Holland, Stotesbury, Sedelmeyer, Otto Beit, Asher Wertheimer, Stillman, Agnew, Sulley, Ashburton, Sir George Donaldson, Andrew W. Mellon, Holroyd, Lord Lansdowne, Duveen, [J.H.] Dunn, and the Heseltine Collection.

1908-1912

Mentions works by Ridgway Knight, Chelminski, Holbein, Raphael, El Greco, Gainsborough, Turner, Whistler, Millet, Ziem, Cotes, Veronese, Reynolds, Hoppner, and Gilbert Stuart. Collectors, dealers and others mentioned include [?] Pearson, Bryce Allan, J.H. Dunn, Allom, Childs Frick, Haseltine Carstairs, Roland Knoedler, Radnor Collection, C.T. Taylor, [?] Howard, Duveen, Altman, Aynard Collection, George Davey, [?] Roche, Lily [Carstairs], Lord Kitchener, Colnaghi, Harry Wilson, [Theodore Roosevelt], [John P.] Grier, Charles Macdonald, and Lieut. Commander Towers.

1913-1919

Offering works from his family's collection. Artists mentioned include Hoppner, Romney, Reynolds, and Greuze. With Frick's reply.

1916

Mentions works by Roselius, Donatello, Fragonard, Giorgione, Lotto, Fappa, Rubens, Tiepolo, Whistler, Romney, Reynolds, and Vigée-Lebrun. Collectors, dealers and others mentioned include Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hind, Mrs. Chauncey J. Blair, Friedlander, [Wilhelm] Bode, Arden Gallery, Morgan Collection, Henry Dearth, Sir Hugh [Lane], J.H. Dunn, Sir Martin Conway, Altman, Count and Lady Plunkett, Duke de Lerma[?], Constance Creelman, and Tankerville Chamberlayne.

1915-1919

Mentions works by Fromentin, Detaille, and Dupré. Collections mentioned include George d'Ay, Fop-Smith Collection, and Marquise de Carcano.

1897-1898, 1912

Mentions works by Raeburn, Gainsborough, Boucher, Van Dyck, Reynolds, and Pieter de Hoogh [Hooch], along with a group of Chinese porcelains. Collectors, dealers, and others mentioned include Christie's, Thomas B. Clarke, John Getz, Sir George and Lady Cooper, and Charles Wertheimer.

1906-1912

Mentions works by Boucher. Collectors, dealers, and others mentioned include Morgan, Decour & Co., Sir Charles Allom, Lord Esher, the Hope-Dene Collection, and Alfred de Rothschild.

1913-1918

Chiefly concerns payments to Duveen. Mentions work by Gainsborough and the Morgan Collection.

1919

Chiefly concerns payments to Duveen by Frick's estate; brief mention of claims by Preyer and Scott [in connection with Vermeer's Mistress and Maid.]

1920-1921

Mentions furnishings, porcelains, and works by Houdon, Reisner, Pollajuolo [Pollaiolo], and Fra Fillippo Lippi. Collectors, dealers and others mentioned include Dr. Bode, Oscar Hainauer, George B. Warren, Louis Huth, Odiot Collection, Charles Butler Collection, and Kann Collection.

1906-1911

Mentions works by Veneto and Tintoretto; with reply from Frick.

1915

Artists mentioned include Titian, Francesco Marcolino, Tiepolo, Holbein, Rembrandt, Rubens, Cima da Conegliano[?], Vermeer, Paolo Ucello, Tintoretto, Van Dyck, and Velázquez. Collectors, dealers, and others mentioned include Jacaci, Burlington Magazine, G.W. Brothers, Earl of Warwick, Charles Butler, John Emmett, Lucas Moreno, Spinola family, Lord Denbeigh, John G. Johnson, Grafton Gallery, and Knoedler.

1906-1912

Correspondence between Mr. Frick and Edward Bok and John E. Parker of The Ladies Home Journal regarding Frick paintings reproduced (including two Fragonards and two Whistlers) in the magazine. Paintings from Morgan and Freer collections were also reproduced.

1916-1917

Mentions works by Chartran, William Sartain (after Chartran), Cazin, Corot, Rousseau, Daubigny, Diaz, Mauve, Turner, Troyon, Bouguereau, and Reynolds. Collectors, dealers, and others mentioned include Mrs. B.F. Jones, William McKinley, [Henry W.?] Oliver, [Jay C.?] Morse, Mrs. C.H. Buhl, Mrs. [Robert] Pitcairn, James McCrea, Vever collection, Helen Clay Frick, Mr. and Mrs. [Charles?] Lockhart, Pender collection, and Johnson, Widener, and Elkins collections in Philadelphia.

1895-1897

Mentions works by Chartran, Linnell, Maris, Chelminski, Cazin, Meissonier, Alma Tadema, Corot, Teniers, Thaulow, Turner, and Millet, along with several engravings: Solomon's Temple, The Ironworker, and King Solomon. Collectors, dealers, and others mentioned include Charles Carstairs, [Jay C.] Morse, Col. Gates, Stewart collection, W.H. Fuller sale, William Rockefeller collection, Samuel Mather, S.V. and L.V. Harkness, Dana-Fuller pictures, unnamed collector in Antwerp, Victor Capoul, the "American Rousseau," Blakeslee, C. Lambert, Durand-Ruel, and [Philip] Hiss.

1898

Mentions works by Thaulow, Inness, Albert P. Ryder, Wyant, Winslow Homer, Homer Martin, Troyon, Rousseau, Chartran, [Turner], LeRoy; Corot, Daubigny, Israels, Cazin, Vibert, Chevillard, Gerome, Chialiva, Mesdag, Millet, Domingo, Henner, Jacquet, Knight, Dagnan-Bouveret, Rico, and Ziem. Collectors, dealers, and others mentioned include J.W. Ellsworth, [?] Hooper, H. Sampson, William Randolph Hearst, [Thomas B.] Clarke, [Eugène] Secrétan, Numa-Blanc [photographer], and Helen Clay Frick.

1899

Mentions works by Thaulow, Angelica Kauffmann, Jacque, and Dagnan-Bouveret. Collectors, dealers, and others mentioned include R.W. van Boskerck, Robert P. Linderman, Lazare Weiller, Mr. Thoener [artist/restorer?], and French delegates Lazare Weiller and M. de la Gotellerie, and A.J. Cassatt.

1900-1902

Mentions works by Chartran, Hamman, A. Guillaume, Israels, Troyon, Breton, Detaille, and Titian. Collectors, dealers, and others mentioned include [Theodore] Roosevelt; [Elihu] Root; Marika Ogiz; Jules Huret; Charles Carstairs; Farjeon, Bagot & Co.; Helen Clay Frick; Childs Frick; Adelaide H.C. Frick; James Stillman; and the Balay and Chelminski families.

1903-1907

Mentions works by Rembrandt, Hals, Ruysdael, Hobbema, Terburg, Cuyp, Vermeer, and Velázquez. Collectors, dealers, and others mentioned include Farjeon, Ballin & Co.; J. Horace Harding, D.T. Watson; Charles Carstairs; Hofstede de Groot; Beruete; Scott & Fowles; Taft; and Altman.

1908-1909

Mentions works by Hoppner, Cuyp, El Greco, Troyon, Rembrandt, Hals, Turner, Murillo, Velázquez, and Gainsborough. Collectors, dealers, and others mentioned include P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., Charles Carstairs, Helen Clay Frick, William A. Coffin, Doria Collection, and Charlie Phillips.

1910-1914

Mentions works by El Greco, Holbein, Renoir, Millet, [Émile] Derré, and Whistler. Collectors, dealers, and others mentioned include Mrs. J.B. Trevor, Archer Huntington, Frederic Fairchild Sherman, Robert Barrie, Charles Carstairs, Jack Morgan, Chauncey Depew, Maus [furniture restorer], Dr. Oscar Kniffler, Fred Sterry, Charles B. Macdonald, Abraham Lincoln, and Adelaide H.C. Frick.

1915-1919

Undated request from J. Coleman Drayton.

circa 1905-1912

Includes requests from Randolph-Macon Women's College, the Art-In-Trades Club of New York, H.M. Bernelot Moens, Lucy C. Driscoll, Paul M. Ripley, Allan Marquand, and the Walpole Society.

1914-1916

Includes requests from the Association of Women Painters and Sculptors of New York, The Rembrandt Club of Brooklyn, the New York Browning Society, the College Art Association, the American Association of Mining Engineers, the Society of Pennsylvania Women in New York, and the United Club (New York Association of Women Workers).

1917

Includes requests from Philip J. Mosenthal, Mabelle Corey, Clara T. MacChesney, the Rainy Day Club of America, G. Frank Muller, Joseph A. Mosher, and the Browning Society and Sorosis.

1918

Includes requests from Helen Therese Damrosch, the Hamilton Institute for Girls, Agnes Adams, Emily Vanderbilt Hammond, The Presbytery of New York, George S. Garritt, Jerome Alexander, John C. Tappin, Annie Gifford Downs, William A. Boring, Emily Palmer Cape, Elsa D. Holliday, J. Earl Schrock, John Grier Hibben, M. Alfredo Sides, Janet Orem Van Buskirk, E. Govett, Josephine DuBois, Henry S. Schley, Ruth and Grace Martin, and Joseph Earl.

1918

Includes requests from Florence Van Cortlandt Parsons, Allan Marquand, the Ely School, Mrs. George D. Pratt, Emile Rey, The Art Alliance of America, Norrie Sellar for Mrs. L.B. Sanderson and Lieut. Lycett Green, F. Kleinberger, Clara Crawford Perkins, W. deB. Whyte for Frederick T. Vaux, John E. Stillwell, Cornelia J. Chadwick, Caroline Hecht, Rose Cardwell Hughes, William J. McGuire, The National Arts Club, Lloyd Warren, Alphonse Jongers for Mrs. George M. Landers, Robert Grier Cooke, A. Benziger, Herbert DuPuy, the Art Ramblers Club, the New York Browning Society, the Archaeological Institute and the American Philological Association, Clara T. MacChesney, Robert W. De Forest for Mrs. Henry Parkman, John W. Beatty, American Institute of Mining Engineers, Alice V. Morris for Lieut. Emile Schloesing, Edward Robinson for Sally Cross, and George Kriehn.

1918

Includes requests from Allen Curtis, William Welles Bosworth and Dr. Clara Webster, Katharine M. Barker, Rachel Haines Bacon, Slason Thompson, Dr. & Mrs. H.S. Pritchett, Robert W. De Forest on behalf of the American Federation of Arts, Mrs. Samuel J. Rose, Robert Grier Cooke, The Architectural League of New York, Ethel Ewen Smith, Louis A. Lehmaier, Louis Duveen, Mrs. Grenville L. Smith, Stephen S. Wise on behalf of Capt. Leon T. Herrmann, G.M. Whicher for Ernest Gardner. Mary Gibson, Dr. Theodore Diller, Esther Keagy, Edward Clayton, John C. Bowker, Thomas Hastings on behalf of the American Institute of Architects, Ada Thurston, Charles Carstairs on behalf of Clyde M. Carr, John Clark Wilson, Jonce I. McGurk on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cross Johnson, J. Massey Rhind on behalf of James I Barr, Charles R. Henschel on behalf of Mrs. Chauncey F. Kerr, Mrs. Oren Taft, and Frank D. MCauley, the Sorosis Art Committee, John Du Fais, William A. Rogers, H.E. Field, Mrs. William E. Gibbs, Mrs. Robert Underwood Johnson, and John S. Phipps for Mrs. Frank Griswold and Jim Barney.

1919

Correspondence chiefly concerning pictures loaned to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and requests to visit Frick's collection.

1906-1914

Correspondence of Mr. Frick and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. re Mr. Banks, who is making stands for Frick porcelains at Prides Crossing. Frick thanks Rockefeller for recommending him, notes that "he has put life into the porcelains in New York," and that "we have a hall clock, here [Prides Crossing], purchased about the time we were married, that was made by his father."

1917

Mentions bust by Houdon, a suite of tapestry furniture, firedogs, Limoges enamels, and a bronze by Leoni Leone. Collectors, dealers, and others mentioned include George Blumenthal, Mrs. Huntington, Edouard [Edward] Brandus, Richard Wallace, J.P. Morgan, Duke d'Aumale, the Comte and Comtesse Blanc, the Kennedy Collection, Eugene Glaenzer, Duveen, and Giocometti's book on Houdon.

1916-1919

Mentions artists Van Marcke, Dagnan-Bouveret, Friant, Bastien Lepage, Mauve, Corot, Rousseau, and Thaulow. Collectors, dealers, and others mentioned include Mr. Watson, Mr. MacCulloch, and [Andrew] Carnegie.

1898-1901

Mentions artists Vermeer, Van Dyck, and Hals; also mentions collector Dr. James Simon.

1914-1915

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This series documents works of art that were offered, considered, or pursued, but ultimately not purchased by Frick. These include works by Holbein, Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Houdon, Memling, and Titian. As with the acquisitions files in Series I: Purchases, the amount of documentation varies significantly from one file to another, but may contain correspondence, lists, notes, descriptions of works, expert opinions, clippings, vouchers, invoices, and customs forms. Additionally, this series contains a list of articles on approval at One East 70th Street that were removed by Duveen Brothers shortly before Frick’s death. Frick’s reasons for rejecting a work are not always given. Occasionally it is due to the high cost of the work being offered, but may also relate to questions of authenticity, or a lack of willingness on the part of the owner to sell. This is not a complete list of works offered to Frick. Other examples can be found in the Correspondence series of the Henry Clay Frick Papers. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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Offered by B. De Joinville, New York, N.Y. Folder contains letter from Joinville in French, with notes in Frick's hand.

1897

Appears on a 25 July 1901 Knoedler list of paintings selected for purchase by Mr. Frick in M. Knoedler & Co.'s Paris office, but there is no record of payment. [Returned to dealer in 1901.] Includes item from Bill Book No. 2.

1901

Appears on a 25 July 1901 Knoedler list of paintings selected for purchase by Mr. Frick in M. Knoedler & Co.'s Paris office, but there is no record of payment. Includes items from Bill Book No. 2. See also: Series III: Inventories and Lists, Mauve, Millet, and Thaulow purchases.

1901

Bronze bust of Voltaire offered by Duveen Brothers for Frick's house at Prides Crossing, Mass.

1906

On approval from Duveen Brothers, New York, 1906; formerly in the collections of Charles Butler, London; and Oscar Hainauer, Berlin (#81 in Bode's catalog of the Hainauer Collection). For more information, see: FARL Photoarchive #707-8e.

1906

On approval from Duveen Brothers, New York, 1906; formerly in the collections of M. Odiot, Paris; and Oscar Hainauer, Berlin. For more information see: FARL Photoarchive #722-12c.

1906

Correspondence with Charles Carstairs of M. Knoedler & Co. and copy letter from P. & D. Colnaghi. Other paintings/artists mentioned include Mortlake Terrace by Turner, La Galère by Ziem, Portrait of Mrs. Snyders [Margareta Snyders] and Portrait of Frans Snyders by Van Dyck, and Gainsborough.

1909

Offered for sale by Luigi Ricci, London, England. Folder contains correspondence between Frick, Ricci, and Roger Fry, who examined the work on Frick's behalf and offered his opinion.

1909

File contains correspondence with E. Hodgkins offering painting to Mr. Frick, telegrams from J. G. A. Leishman, and red envelope.

1910

Contains correspondence regarding a double portrait of Frick and his daughter, which was commissioned but ultimately not purchased from Tarbell. File also contains later correspondence with Tarbell not connected with the commission, including a letter from Frick about the loan of Velázquez and Greco paintings to the Copley Society. In 1934, the double portrait was offered to Helen Clay Frick by Tarbell's daughter, Mary Schaffer Tarbell, but again, the portrait was declined. For more information about this, see Helen Clay Frick Papers, Series: Art Files in this repository.

1910-1914

Offered for purchase through M. Meyer de Stadelhofen, Geneva, [Switzerland], via Marika Ogiz, former governess to Helen Clay Frick. Folder contains correspondence with Roger Fry, M. Meyer de Stadelhofen, and Marika Ogiz.

1911

Contains letter from Roger Fry describing painting and recommending purchase. Other paintings mentioned include Italian Prince in Armour by Rubens and a Cima landscape.

1911

From the Lord Feversham collection. Letters from H. Silva White, Roger Fry, and Charles Carstairs of M. Knoedler & Co., and clippings re supposed purchase by Mr. Frick. H. Silva White letters extend offers of painting and invitations from Lord Feversham; Roger Fry letter offers his opinion on the painting. Other works/artists mentioned include Philip IV by Velázquez, Self-Portrait and The Mill by Rembrandt, Hobbema, Holbein, and an unnamed painting referred to only as the Primitive. Also includes reference to Thomas Hastings's work on Mr. Frick's New York residence.

1911-1912

Description of painting with provenance. Comte Edmond de Pourtales Collection, Paris.

1912

Offered by J.H. Dunn and H. Silva White, London, England. Folder contains red envelope (no number), correspondence with White and Dunn, and a description of the painting. Other paintings mentioned include Sir Thomas More by Holbein and a portrait of the Town Clerk of Antwerp by Metsys.

1912

Folder contains list of 65 works, as well as letters from Grenfell and Robert Fleming. Artists represented include the following: Lawrence, Gainsborough, Van Dyck, Titian, Reynolds, Maes, and Cuyp.

1914

Letters from John Eyre and Hugh Blaker, the owner of the paintings. Holbein portrait is of an ancestor of Viscount Sidney. Both paintings were brought to America for Mr. Frick's inspection. Other paintings/collectors mentioned include the Chigi Madonna by Botticelli and Isabella Stewart Gardner.

1915

Copy letter from Mr. Frick to Alfred Anson re interest in purchasing Memling owned by the Duke of Devonshire.

1915

Letter from Charles Carstairs of M. Knoedler & Co., with description of painting. Other artists/collections mentioned include Millet and the Wallace Collection.

1915-1916

Correspondence from Alfred Anson, Lady Violet Ellsmere, Lockett Agnew, Joseph Duveen, H.G. Haines, and Edward Brandus. Anson wrote on behalf of his cousin and the owner of the Bridgewater Titians, Lady Ellesmere. While only Venus was offered initially, negotiations later included the additional Titians. Also mentioned in the correspondence is Joseph E. Widener, Charles Carstairs, Arthur Sulley, and P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.

1916-1918

List of articles at One East 70th Street on approval, removed by Duveen Brothers, June 3, 1916. Includes memorandum approving the return of the items to Duveen, signed by Frick and Duveen. Items include:

C94 Pair of richly carved bellows of the Renaissance period

[unnumbered] Louis XIV Pedestal

941, 942 Two Ovoid Jars, Ch'ien Lung [from the Morgan Collection]

26401 Two modern armchairs, grey velvet

C456 Three modern single chairs, grey velvet

24940 Giambologna, 1529-1608, Bronze statuette, Venus After the Bath

25830 Bellano, Bartolomeo, 1434-1497, Bronze statuette, David with the Head of Goliath

25832 Riccio, 1470-1532, Bronze group: Female satyr seated holding cornucopia, with infant satyr

25833 Poggini, Domenico, 1550-1589 (school of), Statuette, Man Carrying a Child

25775 Sansovino, Iacopo, 1486-1570 (school of), Bronze andirons

25961 Sansovino, Iacopo, 1486-1570, Bronze figures of boys as pricket candlesticks

25643 Pair of bronze candlesticks on tripod feet, Venetian, 16th century

25831 Candido, Elia, Bronze statuette, Mercury with the Head of Argus

25689 Sansovino, Iacopo, 1486-1570, Pair of bronze candlesticks

24911 Open cabinet of chestnut wood, French, 16th century (School of Lyons, style of Ducereau)

25780 Renaissance armchair, carved in walnut wood

24465 Italian, 16th century, Bronze statuette, Antinous

24033 Italian, 16th century, Bronze statuette, Christ

23067 Walnut wood table with extending top, French, 16th century

25598 Renaissance Fauteuil covered in purple velvet

25861 Courtois, Jean [Court, Jean de, active approximately 1555-approximately 1585?], Limoges polychrome coupe: Lot Fleeing from Sodom

25855 Pénicaud, Nardon, approximately 1470-1542 or 1543, Limoges polychrome triptych: Crucifixion and Saints

C329 Modern Renaissance cabinet

1916

Offered for sale by Duveen Bros. in 1916, but authenticity was questioned by Charles Henry Hart, and the bust was returned to Duveen in 1919. Folder contains correspondence with Duveen Bros., Charles Henry Hart, Jacques Seligmann, and copy letters from Allan Marquand. Includes envelope addressed to Helen Clay Frick postmarked in 1929 from Pittsburgh, Pa., probably used to forward these documents to Miss Frick. Other works mentioned include The Comtesse du Cayla and Mme. Serilly by Houdon and the terra cotta bust, Mme. Hall, by Pajou.

1916-1919

Offered by Stanley Fitch, Romford, England. Folder contains cable from Fitch and customs documents.

1917

Letter of 26 March 1918 from Jonce I. McGurk re offer of Washington portrait. Response not in file. Letter also indicates that he showed Mr. Frick a Stuart portrait of Washington several years earlier.

1918

List of articles at One East 70th Street on approval, dated 20 February 1919, returned to Duveen Brothers 29 November 1919. File also contains correspondence concerning bookkeeping procedures for works at the Frick residence on approval. Items include:

27151 Pair of antique silver dishes and ewer, French Regency Period, 1720

27121 Lamerie, Paul de, 1688-1751, Silver bread basket

21722 George III Silver tankard

27136 Dodin, Charles Nicolas, 1734-1803, Oval Sevres jardiniere

27137 Pair of commode-shaped Sevres jardinieres, French, Louis XV period

27155 Boulle, André-Charles, 1642-1732, Pair of marquetry marriage-caskets on stands

X-94 Titian, approximately 1488-1576, Portrait of a Venetian Gentleman

X-95 Sarto, Andrea del, 1486-1530, Portrait of a Lady

27099 Houdon, Jean Antoine, 1741-1828, Marble bust, Comte de Guilbert

27156 Pair of finely chased and gilt andirons, French, Louis XVI period

27124 Carlin, Martin, -1785, Ormulu jardiniere set with oblong plaques of Sevres porcelain, French, Louis XVI periods

27142 Pair of Turquoise Sevres vases and covers, French, Louis XV period

Stool covered in French Beauvais tapestry

Lamerie, Paul de, 1688-1751, Silver rosewater dish

25854 Courtois, Jean [Court, Jean de, active approximately 1555-approximately 1585?], Limoges enamel large decorative shield: Gramatique

26396 Houdon, Jean Antoine, 1741-1828, Marble portrait bust of a woman [La Clairon]

26515 Van Dyck, Anthony, 1599-1641, Portrait of Lords John and Bernard Stuart

Also contains a 1919 letter to Duveen from Naughton asking them to remove the Limoges enamel An Unknown Man by Léonard Limosin as Mr. Frick decided not to purchase it.

1918-1919

Offered by Louis D. Sellman on behalf of the Estate of Virginia P. Bacon, New York, N.Y. Folder contains letter from Sellman and Frick's reply.

1919

Offered by Alice Creelman, [New York, N.Y.] Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 8028), with attached description of the Holbein, note from Alice Braddel to W.J. Naughton, and shipping invoice.

1919

Offered by M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y. Folder contains handwritten copy of a cable from Duveen to Frick, correspondence between Knoedler and Frick, and envelope with pencil notation "not bought; returned." Other paintings mentioned include The Bridge by Maris and Henrietta, Countess of Warwick, and Her Children by Romney.

1919

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This series contains photographs of works purchased by Frick and later returned, catalogs from American and British galleries, notes, and a handful of articles about Frick’s collection published during his lifetime. The catalogs contained here largely concern the sale of works on paper, furniture, and decorative arts objects. While Frick did purchase selected items from George B. Warren's collection of porcelains, it has not been confirmed whether or not Frick acquired items from any of the other catalogs here. Materials in this series are arranged chronologically.

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Folder contains photographs of the following paintings purchased by Frick and later returned:

Breton, Jules, 1827-1906, Last Gleanings

Cazin, Jean-Charles, 1841-1901, Plain of Barbizon

Chevilliard, Vincent Jean Baptiste, 1841-1904, House of God (or Maison du bon Dieu)

Diaz de la Peña, Narcisse Virgil, 1807-1876, Love's Caresses (or Figure Piece)

Knight, Ridgway, 1839-1924, Coming from the Garden

Mesdag, Hendrik Willem, 1831-1915, Boats Returning (or Bateaux Rentrant)

Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912, How the Gossip Grew

Vibert, J.G. (Jehan Georges), 1840-1902, Eureka

1897, undated

Catalog contains notes regarding items purchased by Frick, and sale prices for certain items; with accompanying sheet listing catalog numbers purchased by Frick.

1902

Prospectus for the catalog "French Line Engravings of the Late XVIII. Century with an Introduction and Catalogue Raisonné by H.W. Lawrence and Basil Dighton." Published by Lawrence & Jellicoe, Ltd., London, England.

1910

Offered for sale by Messrs. Spink & Son's Galleries, London, England.

circa 1911

Complete title: "Oriental Porcelains, Bronzes and Other Objects of Art from the Collection of the Late Heber R. Bishop of New York City, Sold by Direction of the Trustee, and Paintings by American and Foreign Artists from the Bishop, Xavier, Warren and Other Collections." Offered for sale by Anderson Art Galleries, New York, N.Y. Date of sale: 12 April 1911.

1911

Offered for sale by Anderson Art Galleries, New York, N.Y. Dates of sale: 9-10 May 1911.

1911

Illustrated article by W. Roberts published in Connoisseur, November 1912.

1912

Illustrated article published in The Art World, March 1917.

1917

Folder contains handwritten list of furniture items dated 23 February 1915, and note primarily regarding credits for paintings returned.

1915, 1917

Offered for sale by Basil Dighton, London, England. This copy is missing pages 3 and 4.

undated

Offered for sale by Basil Dighton, London, England.

undated

Includes illustrations of works by Corot and Dupré.

undated

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