Finding Aid for the Helen Clay Frick Papers, Series VI: Research Files on Jean Antoine Houdon, 1802?-1976, undated HCFF.2.6

 Part of the Frick Family Papers, on deposit from the Helen Clay Frick Foundation

Summary Information

Repository
The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives10 East 71st Street
New York, NY, 10021
archives@frick.org
 © 2014 The Frick Collection. All rights reserved.
Creator
Frick, Helen Clay, 1888-1984.
Title
Helen Clay Frick Papers, Series VI: Research Files on Jean Antoine Houdon
ID
HCFF.2.6
Date
1802?-1976, undated
Extent
11.0 Linear feet (24 boxes)
Abstract
Helen Clay Frick (1888-1984), daughter of industrialist and art collector Henry Clay Frick, had a lifelong interest in art history, particularly in the French sculptor Jean Antoine Houdon (1741-1828). This resulted in nearly 50 years of research, for which she enlisted Frick Art Reference Library staff members as well as outside consultants in her work. These research files contain typed and handwritten research notes, correspondence, photographs, Frick Art Reference Library photo mounts, publications, newspaper and magazine clippings, and typescript drafts and correspondence related to both published and unpublished writings on Houdon.

Preferred Citation

Helen Clay Frick Papers, Series VI: Research Files on Jean Antoine Houdon. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.

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Historical Note

Helen Clay Frick (1888-1984), daughter of industrialist and art collector Henry Clay Frick, founded the Frick Art Reference Library in 1920 and served as its director until 1983. Miss Frick's interest in the French sculptor Jean Antoine Houdon (1741-1828) resulted in nearly 50 years of research, for which she enlisted Frick Art Reference Library staff members as well as outside consultants in her work. Miss Frick published "Houdon and Rembrandt Peale" in Antiques, July 1934. Her purchase in 1935 of Houdon family correspondence and records from Mme. Jean Perron-Houdon, a descendent of the sculptor, resulted in an article in  Art Bulletin in September 1947, “Madame Jean Antoine Houdon” and inspired the writing of her manuscript,  The Life of Jean Antoine Houdon as Revealed Through his Unpublished Correspondence. The manuscript was accepted for publication by Harvard University Press in 1948. When it was determined that the work required extensive fact checking and retranslations of the French documents, Miss Frick, absorbed in a law suit against John D. Rockefeller, Jr. at the time, chose to cancel the contract. When she resubmitted the manuscript to Harvard University Press in 1955, it was rejected. In 1962, Prof. Charles Seymour of Yale University recommended a graduate student to review her Houdon biography, but his assignment was never completed. In addition to her  Life of Houdon manuscript, Miss Frick continued to compile research for a catalogue raisonné of Houdon's work during the same time period. In 1968, Virginia E. Lewis of the University of Pittsburgh and Frick Art Museum began building on the accumulated files of Miss Frick and Frick Art Reference Library staff with her own research, but the catalogue was never completed.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection reflects Helen Clay Frick’s lifelong interest in the sculptor Jean Antoine Houdon and documents research concerning his life and works. The research files contain the work of Miss Frick, Frick Art Reference Library staff members, and outside consultants. The records span the years 1802?-1976, with the bulk of documents dating from the 1930s-1940s and 1968-1972. Items dated before 1930 include three original documents in the Houdon Papers (1802?-1807), letters and notes of Charles Henry Hart (1890s-1909), and clippings and printed material (1883-1914). The collection contains typed and handwritten research notes, correspondence, photographs, Frick Art Reference Library photo mounts, publications, newspaper and magazine clippings, and typescript drafts and correspondence related to both published and unpublished writings on Houdon.

The materials are organized in the following eight subseries:

Subseries I: Writings, 1934-1955, undated

Subseries II. Works of Houdon, 1883-1973, undated

Subseries III. Related Works/Artists, 1931-1947, undated

Subseries IV. Copies of Houdon Papers, 1735-1879, undated

Subseries V. Correspondence/Memos, 1896-1965

Subseries VI. Research Notes and Reference Materials, 1932-1938, undated

Subseries VII. Research of Clotilde Brière, 1932-1949

Subseries VIII. Research of Virginia E. Lewis, 1967-1970

Of special interest are photostats and transcriptions of the papers of Jean Antoine Houdon. The originals of the approximately 300 documents were acquired from a descendent of the sculptor, Mme. Jean Perron-Houdon, by Clotilde Brière for Miss Frick in the 1930s. Miss Frick bequeathed the papers to the Bibliotheque Municipale de Versailles (5 rue d l'Independence Americaine, 78000 Versailles, France) in her will, with the copies retained among her own papers. The papers include correspondence of Houdon and his family, extracts from birth and death registers, family trees, and documents related to the commission and sale of his works. Mme. Brière's correspondence related to the acquisition of the Houdon papers can be found in Box 7, Folder 12 of the Helen Clay Frick Research Files on Jean Antoine Houdon in this repository. Additional Brière correspondence related to her Houdon research and the purchase of Houdon’s letters can be found in the Frick Art Reference Library institutional archives within the Clotilde Brière Records.

Also of note are the files in Subseries III. Works of Houdon, which contain handwritten and typed research notes, correspondence, nearly 600 photographs, and related newspaper and magazine clippings. The research notes include such information as title, owner, provenance, date, size, material, exhibitions, bibliography, comments on attribution, and biographical and background information on the subject of the work. Correspondence not related to a specific Houdon work, but instead to more general research, is filed in Subseries II. Correspondence/Memos. Works of Houdon are also listed in the same subcategory under Research of Clotilde Brière and Research of Virginia E. Lewis. Subseries III. Works of Houdon contains both subject and individual files for Houdon works (organized by subject/title) as well as for those of questionable attribution.

Helen Clay Frick’s unpublished manuscript on the life and work of Houdon is located in Subseries I. Typescript Drafts. The approximately 110-page draft of Miss Frick’s “The Life of Houdon as Revealed Through His Unpublished Correspondence and Other Documents” is represented by six typescripts in various stages of completion.

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Arrangement

The materials are organized in the following eight subseries:

Subseries I: Writings, 1934-1955, undated

Subseries II. Works of Houdon, 1931-1973, undated

Subseries III. Related Works/Artists, 1931-1947, undated

Subseries IV. Copies of Houdon Papers, 1735-1879, undated

Subseries V. Correspondence/Memos, 1896-1965

Subseries VI. Research Notes and Reference Materials, 1932-1938, undated

Subseries VII. Research of Clotilde Brière, 1932-1949

Subseries VIII. Research of Virginia E. Lewis, 1967-1970

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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. Contact the Archives Department for further information at archives@frick.org.

Provenance

On deposit from the Helen Clay Frick Foundation, 2001.

Processing Information

Arranged and described by Susan Chore, 2003. Finding aid encoded by Julie Ludwig, 2013.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

For additional files concerning Helen Clay Frick's research on Houdon, see the Helen Clay Frick Research Files on Jean Antoine Houdon in this repository.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Notebooks.
  • Notes.
  • Photographs.
  • Research notes.

Personal Name(s)

  • Brière-Misme, Clotilde.
  • De Caso, Jacques.
  • Frick, Helen Clay, 1888-1984.
  • Houdon, Jean Antoine, 1741-1828.
  • Lewis, Virginia E., b. 1907.

Subject(s)

  • Sculptors--France.
  • Sculpture, French.

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Collection Inventory

Subseries I: Writings, 1934-1955, undated
 

Contains typescript drafts, notes, photographs and correspondence regarding Helen Clay Frick's two published articles on Houdon, as well as her unpublished manuscript The Life of Houdon as Revealed Through His Unpublished Correspondence and Other Documents.

"Houdon and Rembrandt Peale," Antiques, July 1934
 

Box Folder Date
1 1

Typescript drafts with corrections and carbon copies
 

circa 1934

“Madame Jean Antoine Houdon” Art Bulletin, September 1947
 

Box Folder Date
1 2

Typescript draft, with corrections
 

Folder contains 21-page text, with photos and other illustrations, and appendix.

circa 1947
1 3

Typescript draft, carbon
 

Labeled "Helen Frick/Manuscript #2"

circa 1947
1 4

Typescript drafts (3), carbon
 

circa 1947
1 5

Reprints
 

1947
1 6

Correspondence - General
 

Folder contains correspondence with Art Bulletin, Harvard University Press, and Agnes Mongan (Fogg Art Museum).

1947
1 7

Correspondence - Fan mail
 

1947
1 8

Correspondence - Permissions to Reproduce
 

1947

The Life of Houdon as Revealed Through His Unpublished Correspondence and Other Documents (unpublished manuscript), 1948-1955
 

Box Folder Date
1 9-10

Typescript draft, with corrections [2 folders]
 

Draft includes acknowledgements and a 129-page text.

1948 June
1 11

Typescript draft, carbon, with corrections
 

Draft includes title page, bibliography, dedication, 129-page text, and a four-page appendix. Includes notes of Isobel Binks and Miss Frick.

circa 1948/1949
1 12-13

Typescript draft [2 folders]
 

Draft includes title page, dedication, foreword, list of illustrations, 129-page text with six photographs, bibliography, and appendix of French letters (Houdon's). Date is taken from the list of illustrations. Removed from black binder.

1949 April 12
2 1-2

Typescript draft, carbon [2 folders]
 

Draft includes title page, dedication, foreword, acknowledgments, 129-page text with five photographs, bibliography, and appendix of French letters and other documents. With minor annotations. Clotilde Brière's name is written on first page. Removed from black binder.

circa 1949
2 3-4

Typescript draft [2 folders]
 

Draft includes 15-page index, title page, dedication, acknowledgements, foreword, list of illustrations,105-page text with 24 photographs (as well as additional illustrations/photostats), bibliography, and appendix (French letters). Date is taken from acknowledgements page. Contains some annotations, and several pages of handwritten notes inserted into typescript.

1954 October
2 5

Typescript draft, with corrections
 

Carbon copy. Transcriptions of French letters inserted near their English translations in the text.

undated
2 6

Houdon letters, with corrections
 

Corrections to Houdon's letters in appendix and body of manuscript by Eugenie A. Tolmachoff of the French Institute, hired to make changes suggested by Harvard Press in 1948. Contains some correspondence related to the editing.

1954
2 7

Miscellaneous typescript pages, with corrections
 

Contains separate listing of corrections. Includes title page, foreword, acknowledgements, dedication, and a list of illustrations.

1948, 1954
2 8

Correspondence - Harvard University Press and related correspondence
 

Folder contains correspondence regarding the possible publication of Helen Clay Frick's manuscript. Harvard University Press agreed to publish as long as entire cost of printing was subsidized (January 19, 1949). October 20, 1949 letter to Thomas J. Wilson: "It is very unfortunate that you should have accepted my manuscript on Houdon in the first place inasmuch as you now find so much that is wrong with it. Personally, I regret that you should have kept it almost two years before making these discoveries, and I will be very happy indeed to cancel the contract if that is possible." The contract was cancelled. Miss Frick letter June 18, 1954 re resubmitting manuscript for publication. Wilson expressed interest, but there is no follow-up correspondence. January 10, 1962 letter in Yale University correspondence indicated manuscript was rejected in 1955.

1948-1949, 1954-1955
2 9

Correspondence - Hastings House Publishers
 

1948
2 10

Correspondence - Permissions to Reproduce
 

1948-1949
2 11

Correspondence - Yale University and related correspondence
 

Letters concern a dispute that arose when a graduate student hired to review Miss Frick's work did not fulfill his agreement and left the University. Her research materials were returned damaged, and some photostats and a card index were missing. The resolution to the dispute is unclear. Primary correspondent is Prof. Charles Seymour, Jr. January 10, 1962 letter from Miss Frick: "This [manuscript] was accepted by the Harvard Press with the condition that I review all the translations, etc. I found this difficult to do at the time because I was then fighting J.D. Rockefeller, Jr. in Court and had no interest in anything else!

1962-1964
2 12

Correspondence - Illustrations
 

undated
3 1

Notes
 

Folder contains notes re potential costs of book, and lists of photos.

undated

Houdon Catalogue Raisonné (unpublished)
 

Box Folder Date
3 2

Typescript draft of Foreword
 

undated

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Subseries II. Works of Houdon, 1883-1973, undated
 

Organized in two groups: Subject Binders and Individual Works. Material in Subject Binders is arranged in original order; Individual Works are arranged alphabetically by title/subject of work.

Contains research notes, Frick Art Reference Library photo mounts, photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and cuts from magazines, auction catalogs, and exhibition catalogs related to both confirmed Houdon works and those of questionable attribution. Also contains printed material dating from 1883 to 1917. Subjects with multiple works are filed together. Material removed from binders is listed under title given on the spine. See also Subseries VI: Research Notes and Reference Material for additional notes on individual works that may be part of lists or more general notes.

Subject Binders
 

Box Folder Date
3 3-6

Subject Binders - Animals, Saints, Allegorical, Classical [4 folders]
 

Jeune cerf terrassé par un aigle (Eagle Attacking Deer)

Lévrier (Greyhound)

Apollo

Baigneuse (Bather)

Baigneuse (Bather) - Model for Fountain

(Le) Baiser Rendu

(Le) Baiser Donné

Bust of Baby

Belisarius

Ceres

Ceres and Minerva; Jupiter and Pluto

Cicero

Classic Heads: Head of a Young Girl

Classic Heads: Head of a Young Man

Classic Heads: La Petite Lise

Diana

Eté (Summer)

L'Ecorche

La Frileuse

Mausoleum of Victor Charpentier

Study for Golitzine Monument

Funeral Monument to Prince Alexis Demitrievich Golitzine

A Priest of Lupercus

Minerva

Morpheus

Bust of Negress

Pleur et Rire

Orleans Cathedral - Saints

St. Bruno

St. John the Baptist

Thémis

Dead Thrush

Vestal

1931-1939
3 7-9

Subject Binders - Busts, A-C [3 folders]
 

Alexander the Great

Adelaide, Madame [Madame Adelaide]

Arnould, Sophie [Sophie Arnould]

d'Alembert, Jean Le Rond [Jean Le Rond d'Alembert]

Anonymous Magistrate

Barnave, Joseph [Joseph Barnave]

Barthélemy, Abbé Jean-Jacques [Abbé Jean-Jacques Barthélemy]

Biré, Charles Francois Fontaine, Marquis de [Charles Francois Fontaine, Marquis de Biré]

Bonaparte, Princess Lucien [Princess Lucien Bonaparte]

Bonaparte, Empress Josephine [Empress Josephine Bonaparte]

Bouillé, Pierre, Marquis de [Marquis de Bouillé, Pierre]

Bordas-Pardoux

Boufflers, Chevalier de (Stanislas, Marquis de Boufflers) [Chevalier de Boufflers (Stanislas, Marquis de Boufflers)]

Brongniart, Alexandre [Alexandre Brongniart]

Brongniart, Louise [Louise Brongniart]

Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte [Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon]

Cagliostro, Conte Alessandro [Conte Alessandro Cagliostro]

Catherine II, Empress of Russia

Caumartin, Antoine-Louis-Francois LeFevré de [Antoine-Louis-Francois LeFevré de Caumartin]

Du Cayla, Comtesse [Comtesse Du Cayla]

Charrière, Madame de [Madame de Charrière]

Chénier, Marie-Joseph [Marie-Joseph Chénier]

Chevreuse, Duchesse de [Duchesse de Chevreuse]

Condorcet, Marquis de [Marquis de Condorcet]

Craven, Lady (Elizabeth Berkeley, later Countess of Craven and Margravine of Anspach) [Lady Craven]

Créqui, Marquise de [Marquise de Créqui]

1932-1964
4 1-4

Subject Binders - Busts, D-M [4 folders]
 

Brissac, Duc de [Duc de Brissac]

Daschkaw, Princess [Princess Daschkaw]

Diderot

Dumouriez, Charles-Francois [Charles-Francois Dumouriez]

Du Paty, Jean-Baptiste Mercier [Jean-Baptiste Mercier Du Paty]

Duquesnoy, Adrien-Cyprien [Adrien-Cyprien Duquesnoy]

Duquesnoy, Madame [Madame Duquesnoy]

Fillette Inconnue (See also Odéoud (or Audéod), Anne under "Molière through Xavier")

Franquieres, Aymon de [Aymon de Franquieres]

Gerbier de la Masselaye, Pierre-Jean-Baptiste [Pierre-Jean-Baptiste Gerbier de la Masselaye]

Gluck, Christoph Willibald von [Christoph Willibald von Gluck]

Grand, Rodolphe Ferdinand [Rodolphe Ferdinand Grand]

Grimm, Baron Friedrich Melchior [Baron Friedrich Melchior Grimm]

Guibert, Comte de, Jacques Antoine Hippolite [Comte de Guibert, Jacques Antoine Hippolite]

Collin d’Harleville, Jean-Francois [Jean-Francois Collin d’Harleville]

Henry, Prince of Prussia

His, Madame [Madame His]

Hoogendijk, Steven [Steven Hoogendijk]

Houze, Baroness de la [Baroness de la Houze]

Jaucourt, Comtesse de [Comtesse de Jaucourt]

Joubert, General Barthélemy-Catherine [General Barthélemy-Catherine Joubert]

La Fontaine, Jean de [Jean de La Fontaine]

Lalande, Joseph-Jérôme Le Francois [Joseph-Jérôme Le Francois Lalande]

Laplace, Pierre-Simon [Pierre-Simon Laplace]

Larive (Jean Mauduit)

Lavaïsse (A Magistrate)

Lenoir

Lignereux, Mlle. [Mlle. Lignereux]

Louis, Antoine [Antoine Louis]

Louis XVI

Malesherbes, Chrétien Guillaume de Lamoignon de [Chrétien Guillaume de Lamoignon de Malesherbes]

Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Louise, Princess of [Louise, Princess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin]

Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Friedrich Franz I, Prince of [Friedrich Franz I, Prince of Mecklenburg-Schwerin]

Méjanes, Marquis de [Marquis de Méjanes]

M. Mellon (or Melon)

Mentelle, Edmond [Edmond Mentelle]

Mirabeau, Comte de [Comte de Mirabeau]

Miromesnil, Marquis de [Marquis de Miromesnil]

Montjay, Comtesse [Comtesse Montjay]

1932-1968
4 5-9

Subject Binders - Houdon Family, Rousseau and Voltaire [5 folders]
 

Houdon, Jean Antoine [Jean Antoine Houdon]

Houdon, Madame Jean Antoine [Madame Jean Antoine Houdon]

Houdon, Madame and her daughter [Madame Houdon and her daughter]

Houdon, Anne Ange [Anne Ange Houdon]

Houdon, Claudine [Claudine Houdon]

Houdon, Sabine [Sabine Houdon]

Rousseau, Jean Jacques [Jean Jacques Rousseau]

Voltaire

1931-1965
5 1-4

Subject Binders - Molière through Xavier
 

Molière

Napoleon I

Necker, Jacques [Jacques Necker]

Ney, Marshal [Marshal Ney]

Nicolay, Aymard-Jean de [Aymard-Jean de Nicolay]

Nivernais, Louis-Jules Mancini, Duc de [Louis-Jules Mancini, Duc de Nivernais]

Noailles, Comte de [Comte de Noailles]

Odéoud (or Audéod), Anne [ Anne Odéoud (or Audéod)] (See also  Fillette Inconnue under "Busts, D-M")

Montenoy, Charles Palissot de [Charles Palissot de Montenoy]

Peyre, Madame [Madame Peyre]

Choiseul-Praslin, César-Gabriel, Duc de [Duc de Choiseul-Praslin, César-Gabriel]

Préameneu, Comte Félix-Julien-Jean Bigot de [Comte Félix-Julien-Jean Bigot de Préameneu]

Provence, Comte de, later Louis XVIII [Comte de Provence]

Raucourt, Mlle. Francoise Marie Antoinette Joseph Saucerotte, dite Raucourt [Mlle. Francoise Marie Antoinette Joseph Saucerotte Raucourt]

Rodde-Schlözer, Dorothea von [Dorothea von Rodde-Schlözer]

Sabran, Comtesse dem [Comtesse de Sabran]

Salm-Dyck, Princess [Princess Salm-Dyck]

Saltykof, Comte Ivan Petrovitch [Comte Ivan Petrovitch Saltykof]

Frederick III, Duke of Saxe-Gotha

Ernest-Louis II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha

Sérilly, Madame de [Madame de Sérilly]

Servat, Marie Adélaïde [Marie Adélaïde Servat]

Soult, Maréchal, Duke of Dalmatia [Maréchal Soult]

Suffren, Bailli de [Bailli de Suffren]

Thélusson, Madame de [Madame de Thélusson]

Thénard, Marie-Madeleine [Marie-Madeleine Thénard]

Tourville, Maréchal de [Maréchal de Tourville]

Tronchin, Théodore [Théodore Tronchin]

Turgot, Anne-Robert-Jacques, Baron de l’Aulne [Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, Baron de l’Aulne]

Unknown Man, Bust of [Bust of Unknown Man]

Valbelle, Comte de [Comte de Valbelle]

Victoire, Madame [Madame Victoire]

Vietinghoff, Baron de [Baron de Vietinghoff]

Xaviére, Madame Marie-Adéläide-Clotilde, de France [Madame Marie-Adéläide-Clotilde Xaviére, de France]

1931-1959
5 5-7

Subject Binders - U.S. Statesmen and Lafayette [3 folders]
 

Barlow, Joel [Joel Barlow]

Franklin, Benjamin [Benjamin Franklin]

Fulton, Robert [Robert Fulton]

Jefferson, Thomas [Thomas Jefferson]

Jones, John Paul [John Paul Jones]

Lafayette

Washington, George [George Washington]

1931-1959

Individual Files
 

Box Folder Date
5 8

Adelaide, Madame [Madame Adelaide]
 

1957, undated
5 9

Alexander the Great
 

undated
5 10

Apollo
 

undated
5 11

Arnould, Sophie [Sophie Arnould]
 

undated
5 12

Bailly, Jean-Sylvain [Jean-Sylvain Bailly]
 

1962
5 13

Barlow, Joel [Joel Barlow]
 

undated
5 14

Beaumarchais
 

undated
6 1

Belisarius
 

1933, 1946
6 2

Bonaparte, Princess Lucien [Princess Lucien Bonaparte]
 

undated
6 3

Bordas-Pardoux
 

1941
6 4

Brissac, Duc de [Duc de Brissac]
 

undated
6 5

Brongniart, Alexandre [Alexandre Brongniart]
 

undated
6 6

Brongniart, Alexandre [Alexandre Brongniart]
 

undated
6 7

Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de [Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon]
 

See also: Daubenton, Louis-Jean-Marie

1938-1942, undated
6 8

Cagliostro, Conte Alessandro [Conte Alessandro Cagliostro]
 

1948
6 9

Charrière, Madame de [Madame de Charrière]
 

undated
6 10

Chevreuse, Duchesse de [Duchesse de Chevreuse]
 

undated
6 11

La Clairon
 

Folder contains copies of 1916 correspondence between Charles Henry Hart and Henry Clay Frick re Hart's opinion on La Clairon.

undated
6 12

Craven, Lady Elizabeth [Lady Elizabeth Craven]
 

1937-1962, undated
6 13

Créqui, Marquise de [Marquise de Créqui]
 

undated
6 14

D’Alembert, Jean Le Rond [Jean Le Rond D’Alembert]
 

1964, undated
6 15

Daschkaw, Princess [Princess Daschkaw]
 

undated
6 16

Daubenton, Louis-Jean-Marie [Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton]
 

1934-1946, undated
6 17

Diana
 

Folder contains letter from The Frick Collection Director Frederick Mortimer Clapp regarding some provenance of Diana.

1932-1954, undated
6 18

Diderot, Denis [Denis Diderot]
 

undated
6 19

Du Cayla, Comtesse [Comtesse Du Cayla]
 

1951, undated
6 20

Du Paty, Jean-Baptiste Mercier [Jean-Baptiste Mercier Du Paty]
 

1964
6 21

Duquesnoy, Madame [Madame Duquesnoy]
 

undated
6 22

L’Ecorche (The Flayed Man)
 

1934-1948, undated
6 23

Fillette Inconnue (Unknown Girl)
 

1953, undated
6 24-25

Franklin, Benjamin [Benjamin Franklin] [2 folders]
 

See also Voltaire.

See also: Oversize A (Box 23).

1932-1975, undated
6 26

La Frileuse (Winter)
 

Folder also includes mentions of Eté and  Bather (Baigneuse).

See also: Oversize A (Box 23).

1934-1963, undated
6 27

Fulton, Robert [Robert Fulton]
 

1932-1938, undated
6 28

Gerbier de la Masselaye, Pierre-Jean-Baptiste [Pierre-Jean-Baptiste Gerbier de la Masselaye]
 

1949, undated
6 29

Gluck, Christoph Willibald von [Christoph Willibald von Gluck]
 

undated
6 30

Golitzine, Funeral Monument to Prince Alexis Demitrievich
 

1934, undated
6 31

Grand, Rodolphe Ferdinand [Rodolphe Ferdinand Grand]
 

undated
6 32

Houdon, Ann Ange [Ann Ange Houdon]
 

1936-1940
6 33

Houdon, Ann Ange and Sabine Houdon [Ann Ange Houdon and Sabine Houdon] - Drawing
 

undated
6 34

Houdon, Claudine [Claudine Houdon]
 

1932-1933, undated
6 35

Houdon, Madame Jean Antoine [Madame Jean Antoine Houdon]
 

1934, 1963, undated
7 1

Houdon, Sabine [Sabine Houdon]
 

See also: Houdon, Ann Ange and Sabine Houdon - Drawing.

1932, 1973, undated
7 2

Houdon Children
 

undated
7 3

Houze, Baroness de la [Baroness de la Houze]
 

1955
7 4

Jefferson, Thomas [Thomas Jefferson]
 

Folder contains an 1897 letter to Charles Henry Hart from C.R. Randolph and a newspaper clipping from 1914.

1897-1965, undated
7 5

Jones, John Paul [John Paul Jones]
 

See also: Franklin, Benjamin.

1931-1964, undated
7 6

Josephine, Empress [Empress Josephine]
 

undated
7 7

Joubert, General Barthélemy-Catherine [General Barthélemy-Catherine Joubert]
 

undated
7 8

La Fontaine, Jean de [Jean de La Fontaine]
 

undated
7 9

Lafayette, Marquis de [Marquis de Lafayette]
 

Folder contains handwritten notes of Charles Henry Hart, circa 1890s, and a newspaper clipping from 1883.

See also: Franklin, Benjamin.

1883-1948, undated
7 10

Lalande, Joseph-Jérôme Le Francois [Joseph-Jérôme Le Francois Lalande]
 

undated
7 11

Larive (Jean Mauduit)
 

undated
7 12

Lenoir
 

undated
7 13

Lignereux, Mlle. [Mlle. Lignereux]
 

undated
7 14

Louis XVI
 

undated
7 15

Louis XVII as Dauphin
 

1930-1932, undated
-- --

Louis XVIII
 

See: Provence, Comte de

7 16

Louis, Antoine [Antoine Louis]
 

1935
7 17

A Magistrate (Lavaisse)
 

undated
7 18

Marceau
 

undated
7 19

Marie-Antoinette
 

1949
7 20

Marshall, John [John Marshall]
 

1934, undated
7 21

Mentelle, Edmond [Edmond Mentelle]
 

undated
7 22

Mirabeau, Comte de [Comte de Mirabeau]
 

circa 1932, undated
7 23

Miromesnil, Marquis de [Marquis de Miromesnil]
 

1951, undated
7 24

Monroe, James [James Monroe]
 

1934-1940
7 25

Montgolfier, Joseph & Étienne [Joseph & Étienne Montgolfier]
 

See also: Oversize A (Box 23).

1938, undated
7 26

Morpheus
 

1947-1949, undated
7 27

Napoleon I
 

1934, undated
7 28

Olivier, Mlle. [Mlle. Olivier]
 

See also: Oversize A (Box 23).

1942-1968
7 29

La Petite Lise
 

1968
7 30

Provence, Comte de, later Louis XVIII [Comte de Provence]
 

1938
7 31

Robert, Mlle., daughter of Hubert Robert [Mlle. Robert]
 

undated
7 32

Rodde-Schlözer, Dorothea von [Dorothea von Rodde-Schlözer]
 

1933-1958
7 33

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques [Jean-Jacques Rousseau]
 

1932-1938, undated
7 34

Sabran, Comtesse de [Comtesse de Sabran]
 

1930-1947
7 35

Saint Bruno
 

1952
7 36

Saints
 

1936, undated
7 37

Ernest-Louis II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha
 

1935, undated
7 38

Ségur, Alexandre Joseph, Vicomte de [Alexandre Joseph, Vicomte de Ségur]
 

1947, undated
7 39

Spaniel
 

1937, 1963
7 40

Thélusson, Madame de [Madame de Thélusson]
 

1955, undated
7 41

Thénard, Marie-Madeleine [Marie-Madeleine Thénard]
 

See also: Oversize A (Box 23).

1945, undated
7 42

Tomb of Victor Charpentier, Comte d’Ennery
 

1936
7 43

Turgot, Anne-Robert-Jacques, Baron de l’Aulne Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, Baron de l’Aulne
 

1954-1955
7 44

Unknown Lady
 

undated
7 45

Unknown Man, Bust of [Bust of Unknown Man]
 

circa 1933
7 46

Unknown Young Man, Bust of [Bust of Unknown Young Man]
 

1957
7 47

Valbelle, Comte de [Comte de Valbelle]
 

1933?, undated
7 48

Vermenoux (or Vermenon), Mme. de [Mme. de Vermenoux (or Vermenon)]
 

1951-1957
7 49

Vestal
 

undated
7 50

Vien, Mme. [Mme. Vien]
 

undated
8 1-2

Voltaire
 

Folder contains 1907 letter from E.M. Hodgkins to Charles Henry Hart, and 1908 letter from Librarian of Congress Herbert Putnam, with note on verso by Hart and enclosure. Also contains copy of P.E. Mangeant's pamphlet Sur une Statuette de Voltaire par Jean Houdon (1896).

See also: Oversize A (Box 23).

1896-1972, undated
8 3-5

Washington, George [George Washington]
 

Folder contains booklet The Famous Bust of George Washington: Made from life at Mount Vernon by the Great French Sculptor, Jean Houdon, in 1785 (circa 1932).

See also: Franklin, Benjamin.

1917-1963, undated
8 6

Xaviére, Madame Marie-Adéläide-Clotilde, de France [Madame Marie-Adéläide-Clotilde Xaviére, de France]
 

1933
8 7

Miscellaneous and unidentified
 

1937-1948, undated

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Subseries III. Related Works/Artists, 1931-1947, undated
 

Grouped by subject.

Contains research notes, photographs, and Frick Art Reference Library photo mounts regarding Houdon works of questionable attribution, works after Houdon, artists of the same period, and works depicting Houdon.

Box Folder Date
8 8

“Pseudo Houdons” - A-Z, by subject name
 

Baron Grimm, St. Denise, Bust of an Unknown Woman, Bust of Unknown Man (2),  Bust of a Young Girl, and two unidentified.

See also: Oversize A (Box 23).

1934-1936
8 9

“Pseudo Houdons” - Gluck, Christoph Willibald von [Christoph Willibald von Gluck]
 

circa 1932
8 10

Works after Houdon/School of Houdon
 

1932-1937
8 11

Artists - Ceracchi, Giuseppi
 

Re Bust of James Madison

1931, undated
8 12

Artists - Peale, Rembrandt
 

Folder contains letters from Horace Wells Sellers.

See also: Works depicting Houdon.

1933
8 13

Artists - Powers, Hiram
 

1933-1934
8 14

Works depicting Houdon or his family
 

See also: Rolled photographs in Box 24.

1932-1947, undated

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Subseries IV. Copies of Houdon Papers, 1735-1879, undated
 

Organized in three groups: Subject Files, Number Files, and Miscellaneous Files.

Contains photostat copies of Houdon's papers, 1735-1879 and undated, including correspondence and other documents, typed transcriptions (in French), and miscellaneous notes. Subject Files contain typed transcriptions of 418 of the Houdon documents (in French), organized by subject matter. Some contain handwritten annotations by Miss Frick and Frick Art Reference Library staff. The files were originally stored in binders. The subjects listed below the binder title were taken from handwritten tabs within the binders. Documents within each category are not necessarily in numerical order.

Number Files are arranged numerically by the assigned document number. Files may contain any or all of the following: negative and positive photostats, typed transcription in French, carbon copy of transcription, an identifying tag, and in a few cases, English translations. Each file may contain a range of numbered items, as each page of a document was assigned its own number. Some documents were given duplicate numbers; they are distinguished by listing the second occurrence of a number as [number] bis. There was no document filed under the number 290.

Miscellaneous Files includes unnumbered Houdon documents, copies of Houdon papers from other repositories, and notes about the numbering of the documents.

Photostats of the Houdon papers are described using the document's original date of creation, rather than the date of the photostat, which is unknown. Three original documents can be found in the Number Files, 1802?-1807 and undated, and are noted in the container list below.

See also: Subseries VIII. Research of Virginia E. Lewis - Notes - Comments on Houdon Papers (copies).

Subject Files
 

Box Folder Date
9 1

"Biographies; Domiciles; Honors; Funeral; Italy"
 

[Biographies, Domiciles] Tab missing: Documents 410, 416-421, 475

Honors: Documents 106-107, 466-469, 474, 476-477, 479, 481-487, 492, 494

Funeral: Documents 114-116

[Tab missing]: Documents 413-415

Italy: Documents 340-344, 455

1792-1820, undated
9 2

"Discourses"
 

Documents 359-399. Also contains Miss Frick's handwritten notes.

1794, undated
9 3

"Duval Relations"
 

Removed from binder. Includes some photostats of original letters.

Boissy-d'Anglas: Documents 180-181, 582

The Duvals: Documents 301, 313-314, 461 (with 3 photographs of the village of Paimpont, 512- 513, 516-534, 536-560, 563-577, 579-581

[?] and other honors: Documents 96-98, 294

1800-1837, undated
9 4

"Family Documents; Family Letters; Mme. H.'s Will"
 

[Tab missing]: Documents 99-104, 459-460, 462, 465

H.'s Marriage Contract: Documents 77-87, 458

Mme. H.'s ancestors: Documents 110-111, 296-299, 461, unnumbered

Baptisms of daughters: Documents 456- 457, 463-464 Little Sabine's letters: Documents 182-184, 3 unnumbered

Sabine's marriage contract: Documents 497-501, 503-508

A.A.'s marriage contract: Documents 509-511

Claudine's marriage contract: Documents 495-496

H. to Sabine: Documents 91-95

de Nemours: Documents 50, 65, 72-76, 76 bis, 578, unnumbered

Mme. H.'s will: Documents 82, 88-90, 436-438

Inheritance: Documents 422-438

1735-1863, undated
9 5

"Studio Matters; Cost of Monuments; Napoleon; Saxe Gotha; W.T. Franklin"
 

Franklin: Documents 66-71, 2 unnumbered

Cost Monuments in Europe: Documents 28-29, 46, 62, 354-358

Expenses: Documents 302-303

His prices: Documents 315, 325, 330, 335

A? Assistant: Documents 302-303

Studio materials, etc.: Documents 30-31, 326, 339

Napoleon: Documents 185-254

Saxe-Gotha: Documents 117-120

1785-1812, undated
9 6-7

"Trips to U.S.; Works Listed; Prices" [2 folders]
 

Contains note from Isabel Binks, 1937.

Houdon's Trip: Documents 22-27, 47-49, 52, 59-61, LC (4), NYHS, 2 unnumbered

Louis XVI: Documents 138

Mme. Adelaide: unnumbered

[Rousseau]: Documents 151, 164-166

[Philosophy]: Documents 139-145

Apollo: Documents 444, 448

Bronze Diana: Documents 400-401

Cardinal de Rohan bust: Documents 403-406, 408-409

Pantheon Voltaire: Documents 402

Voltaire bust: Documents 473

Gessner Washington bust: Documents 38-41

Paris Washington bust: Documents 16-21

Works listed: Documents 112-113, 316-324, 327-329, 331-334, 336-338, 345

L'Ecorche: Documents 345-353

N.Y. Academy: Documents 42-45

N.Y. Statue: Documents 35-37, 42-43, 55-58, 63-64

Boissy d'Anglas: Documents 582

Anspach Margravane: Documents 443

Brissac: Documents 121-136

Rembrandt: Documents 351-353, 450-451

1776-1822, undated

Number Files
 

Box Folder Date
9 8

Documents 1-3
 

1811 May 28
9 9

Documents 4-7
 

1811 May 17
9 10

Documents 8-10
 

1811 March 31
9 11

Documents 11-13
 

1811 June 16
9 12

Document 14
 

1811 March-June
9 13

Document 15
 

[1811?]
9 14

Document 16
 

1792 February 15
9 15

Document 17
 

1792 February 21
9 16

Document 18
 

1792 February 22
9 17

Document 19
 

1792 October 28
9 18

Document 20
 

1792 February 15
9 19

Document 21
 

1792 February 24
9 20

Document 22
 

1795 December 7; 1805 December 8?
9 21

Documents 23-27
 

1787 February 15
9 22

Document 28
 

undated
9 23

Document 29
 

undated
9 24

Documents 30-31
 

1789 October 13; 1789 November 10
9 25

Document 32
 

1804 April 10
9 26

Document 33
 

1804 April 11
9 27

Document 34
 

undated
9 28

Documents 35-36
 

1805 August 9
10 1

Document 37
 

[1806?]
10 2

Document 38
 

undated
10 3

Documents 39-41
 

undated
10 4

Documents 42-43
 

1805 June 20
10 5

Document 44
 

1804 November 16
10 6

Document 45
 

1803 December 24
10 7

Document 46
 

1785 December 31
10 8

Documents 47-49
 

1785 July-December 31
10 9

Document 50
 

1800 April 29
10 10

Document 51
 

undated
10 11

Document 52
 

1787 January 20
10 12

Documents 53-54
 

1783 August 7
10 13

Documents 55-56
 

1804? March 22
10 14

Documents 57-58
 

1804 March 27
10 15

Documents 59-61
 

undated
10 16

Document 62
 

undated
10 17

Documents 63-64
 

1804 March 17
10 18

Document 65
 

1801
10 19

Documents 66-70
 

1788 December 11
10 20

Document 71
 

1789 March 30
10 21

Document 72
 

1800 October 30
10 22

Document 73
 

circa 1799-1800
10 23

Documents 74-75
 

1800, 1809
10 24

Document 76
 

1801 November 5
10 25

Document 76 bis
 

1802
10 26

Documents 77-87
 

1786?, 1801?
10 27

Documents 88-90
 

1805 September
10 28

Documents 91-93
 

undated
10 29

Documents 94-95
 

undated
10 30

Document 96
 

undated
10 31

Documents 97-98
 

undated
10 32

Documents 99-104
 

undated
10 33

Document 105
 

undated
10 34

Document 106
 

1793 November 21
10 35

Document 107
 

1794 March 28
10 36

Documents 108-109
 

1793 December 2
10 37

Documents 110-111
 

1814 December 29
10 38

Documents 112-113
 

1809-1815
10 39

Documents 114-116
 

1828 July 17
10 40

Document 117
 

1803 June 24
10 41

Documents 118-119
 

1806 April 22
10 42

Document 120
 

undated
10 43

Document 121
 

1792 December 4
10 44

Documents 122-123
 

1815 July 28
10 45

Documents 124-125
 

1815 July 27
10 46

Document 126
 

1795 April 2
10 47

Document 127
 

1792 October 28
10 48

Document 128
 

1792 September 22
10 49

Document 129
 

undated
10 50

Document 130
 

undated
10 51

Document 131
 

undated
10 52

Documents 132-133
 

1785 July 21
10 53

Document 134
 

undated
10 54

Document 135
 

undated
10 55

Document 136
 

1788 December 23
10 56

Document 137
 

1803 July 28
10 57

Document 138
 

1815 December 25
10 58

Document 139
 

1795 June 15
10 59

Document 140
 

1794 May 11
10 60

Document 141
 

1795? February 7
10 61

Documents 142-143
 

[1794]
11 1

Document 144
 

1794 November 28
11 2

Document 145
 

1794 May 1
11 3

Document 146
 

1790 December 24
11 4

Document 147
 

1794 May 29
11 5

Documents 148-149
 

undated
11 6

Document 150
 

1791 March 9
11 7

Document 151
 

1791 September 23
11 8

Documents 152-154
 

undated
11 9

Documents 155-158
 

undated
11 10

Document 159
 

1792 April 26
11 11

Document 160
 

1792 January 23
11 12

Documents 161-164
 

1794?
11 13

Documents 165-166
 

undated
11 14

Documents 167-168
 

1791 March 9
11 15

Document 169
 

1791
11 16

Documents 170-172
 

undated
11 17

Documents 173-175
 

undated
11 18

Documents 176-177
 

1791 November 2
11 19

Document 178
 

1792 April 7
11 20

Document 179
 

1792 April 26
11 21

Document 180
 

1821 March 17
11 22

Document 181
 

1806 June 28
11 23

Documents 182-184, and eight unnumbered
 

undated
11 24

Document 185
 

undated
11 25

Document 186
 

1810 May 18
11 26

Document 187
 

undated
11 27

Documents 188-189
 

undated
11 28

Document 190
 

undated
11 29

Documents 191-192
 

1812 December 18
11 30

Document 193
 

undated
11 31

Document 194
 

undated
11 32

Document 195
 

1812 March 14
11 33

Document 196
 

undated
11 34

Document 197
 

1812 March 20
11 35

Documents 198-199
 

undated
11 36

Documents 200-201
 

undated
11 37

Document 202
 

1805 January 13
11 38

Document 203
 

undated
11 39

Documents 204-205
 

undated
11 40

Documents 206-207
 

undated
11 41

Documents 208-209
 

1805 February 5
11 42

Document 210
 

undated
11 43

Document 211
 

1812 February 26
11 44

Documents 212-213
 

undated
11 45

Document 214
 

undated
11 46

Documents 215-216
 

1805 March 28
11 47

Documents 217-217 bis
 

1805 April 29
11 48

Document 218
 

[1805 April]?
11 49

Documents 219-222
 

1805 January 17
11 50

Document 223
 

1807 November 13
11 51

Document 224
 

1805 March 3
11 52

Document 225
 

1806 June 8
11 53

Documents 226-227
 

1806 June 12
11 54

Documents 228-229
 

undated
11 55

Documents 230-232
 

1806 June 5
11 56

Document 233
 

1806 June
11 57

Documents 234-237
 

1806 June 5
11 58

Document 238
 

1806 August 20
11 59

Documents 239-240
 

1806 June 9
11 60

Document 240 bis
 

1807 July 20
11 61

Document 241
 

1806 December 28
11 62

Document 242
 

[circa 1806 May]?
11 63

Document 243
 

1806
11 64

Document 244
 

1806 June 4
11 65

Document 245
 

1806 June 3
11 66

Documents 246-247
 

1806 April 18
11 67

Document 248
 

1806 December 8
11 68

Document 249
 

1806 September 4
11 69

Documents 250-251
 

1807 May 6
11 70

Documents 252-253
 

1806? or 1807? August 31
11 71

Document 254
 

1802 March 29
12 1

Document 255
 

1802? March 28
12 2

Document 256
 

Contains original.

1802?
12 3

Documents 257-258
 

undated
12 4

Document 259
 

undated
12 5

Document 260
 

undated
12 6

Document 261
 

1805 April 13
12 7

Document 262
 

undated
12 8

Document 263
 

1806 July 20
12 9

Document 264
 

undated
12 10

Document 265-266
 

1805 March
12 11

Document 267
 

1808 October 28
12 12

Document 268
 

1808 November 5
12 13

Documents 269-270
 

1808 June 11
12 14

Document 271
 

1808 May 31
12 15

Documents 272-273
 

1807 October 31
12 16

Document 274
 

1807 September 2
12 17

Document 275
 

1807 August 25
12 18

Document 276
 

1807 July 1
12 19

Documents 277-278
 

1806 June 18
12 20

Document 279
 

1807 January 8
12 21

Document 280
 

1806 December 27
12 22

Document 281
 

1805 May 31
12 23

Document 282
 

undated
12 24

Document 283
 

1806 September 5
12 25

Documents 284-285
 

1807 November 3
12 26

Documents 286-287
 

1808 May 30
12 27

Document 288
 

1806 September 19
12 28

Document 289
 

1808
12 29

Document 291
 

1808 September 1
12 30

Document 292
 

1807 June 9
12 31

Document 293
 

1807 October 28
12 32

Document 294
 

undated
12 33

Document 295
 

1812 December 10
12 34

Document 296
 

1800 December 10
12 35

Document 297
 

1759 October 27
12 36

Document 298
 

Contains original.

undated
12 37

Documents 299-300
 

1768 October 22
12 38

Document 301
 

undated
12 39

Documents 302-303
 

undated
12 40

Documents 304-306
 

1810 August 1
12 41

Documents 307-308
 

1798 July 1
12 42

Documents 309-312
 

undated
12 43

Documents 313-314
 

1805
12 44

Document 315
 

undated
12 45

Documents 316-321
 

undated
12 46

Documents 322-324
 

undated
12 47

Document 325
 

1812 March 14
12 48

Document 326
 

1811 March 4
12 49

Documents 327-329
 

undated
12 50

Document 330
 

undated
12 51

Documents 331-334
 

undated
12 52

Document 335
 

undated
12 53

Documents 336-338
 

undated
12 54

Document 339
 

1793
12 55

Documents 340-341
 

undated
12 56

Documents 342-344
 

1767
12 57

Document 345
 

1796 December 7
12 58

Documents 346-349
 

1776 February
12 59

Document 350
 

undated
12 60

Documents 351-352
 

1796 October 26
12 61

Document 353
 

1796 December 4
12 62

Documents 354-357
 

1791 February 5
12 63

Document 358
 

undated
12 64

Documents 359-363
 

1794 October 11
12 65

Documents 364-365
 

undated
12 66

Documents 366-368
 

undated
12 67

Documents 369-370
 

undated
12 68

Document 371
 

undated
13 1

Documents 372-380
 

undated
13 2

Documents 381-387
 

undated
13 3

Documents 388-393
 

undated
13 4

Documents 394-399
 

undated
13 5

Document 400
 

1822 March 20
13 6

Documents 401-402
 

undated
13 7

Document 403
 

1788 March 16
13 8

Document 403 bis
 

1788
13 9

Documents 404-405
 

1788 May
13 10

Documents 406-407
 

17[88] April 28
13 11

Document 408
 

undated
13 12

Document 409
 

1788 May 12
13 13

Document 410
 

1802 June 10
13 14

Documents 411-412
 

1804 February 15
13 15

Document 413
 

1792 November 28
13 16

Documents 414-415
 

undated
13 17

Document 416
 

1794 April 15
13 18

Document 417
 

1804 August 15
13 19

Document 418
 

1802 November 13
13 20

Document 419
 

1805 January 21
13 21

Documents 420-421
 

1804
13 22

Documents 422-431
 

1828 August 8
13 23

Documents 432-434
 

[1828?]
13 24

Document 435
 

1823 July 1
13 25

Document 436
 

1823 February 23
13 26

Documents 437-438
 

1878 December 12
13 27

Document 439
 

[1814?]
13 28

Document 440
 

1814 April 19
13 29

Documents 441-442
 

undated
13 30

Document 443
 

1804 January 27
13 31

Documents 444-447
 

1788 September 19
13 32

Document 448
 

1788 September
13 33

Document 449
 

1787 May 30
13 34

Documents 450-451
 

1802 December 5
13 35

Document 452
 

1816 February 10
13 36

Documents 453-454
 

1806 April 3
13 37

Document 455
 

1820 October 22
13 38

Documents 456-457
 

undated
13 39

Document 458
 

1786 July 1
13 40

Document 459
 

1741
13 41

Document 460
 

1746 July 9
13 42

Document 461
 

1765 September 21
13 43

Document 462
 

1746 July 9
13 44

Document 463
 

undated
13 45

Document 464 (a & b)
 

1787, 1792
13 46

Document 465
 

1801 May 7
13 47

Documents 466-467
 

1805 April 11
13 48

Documents 468-469
 

1804 December 21
13 49

Document 470
 

1798 March 10
13 50

Document 471
 

1807 October 29
13 51

Document 472
 

1807 May 1
13 52

Document 473
 

1788 June 10
13 53

Document 474
 

1795 November 27
13 54

Document 475
 

1797 February 17
13 55

Document 476
 

1805 February 9
13 56

Document 477
 

1806 February 22
13 57

Document 478
 

1807 August 10
13 58

Document 479
 

1805 July 11
14 1

Document 480
 

1807 September 18
14 2

Documents 481-487
 

1817 March
14 3

Documents 488-490
 

1808 November 21
14 4

Document 491
 

1805 March 21
14 5

Document 492
 

1803 October 20
14 6

Document 493
 

1808 May 16
14 7

Document 494
 

1805 or 1808
14 8

Documents 495-496
 

undated
14 9

Documents 497-499
 

1805 September 30
14 10

Documents 500-508
 

1805 September
14 11

Documents 509-511
 

1806 September 25
14 12

Document 512
 

1806 December 18
14 13

Document 513
 

1806 January 11
14 14

Documents 514-515
 

undated
14 15

Documents 516-517
 

1805 October 25
14 16

Document 518
 

undated
14 17

Document 519-521
 

1804 September 10
14 18

Documents 522-524
 

1834 April 3
14 19

Documents 525-527
 

1802 June 12
14 20

Documents 528-530
 

1803 March 16
14 21

Documents 531-533
 

1806
14 22

Documents 534-536
 

1800 March 11
14 23

Documents 537-538
 

1806 August 23
14 24

Document 539
 

1816 June 20
14 25

Documents 540-541
 

1835 October 22
14 26

Documents 542-544
 

1835 May 13
14 27

Documents 545-546
 

1835 May 12
14 28

Document 547
 

undated
14 29

Documents 548-549
 

1835 May 9
14 30

Documents 550-551
 

undated
14 31

Document 552
 

1836 March 29
14 32

Document 553
 

undated
14 33

Documents 554-555
 

1836 October 18
14 34

Documents 556-557
 

undated
14 35

Documents 558-559
 

undated
14 36

Documents 560-562
 

undated
14 37

Documents 563-565
 

1837 July 15
14 38

Document 566
 

1879 April 24
14 39

Documents 567-568
 

undated
14 40

Documents 569-570
 

undated
14 41

Documents 571-573
 

1807 or 1809 June 15
14 42

Documents 574-575
 

1837 May 27
14 43

Document 576
 

undated
14 44

Document 577
 

1805 October 10
14 45

Document 578
 

1805 September 25
14 46

Document 579
 

undated
14 47

Document 580
 

undated
14 48

Document 581
 

1814 August 31
14 49

Document 582
 

1823 February 26
14 50

Document 583
 

Contains original.

1807 November

Miscellaneous Files
 

Box Folder Date
15 1

Unnumbered
 

Photostats and photocopies of unnumbered documents.

1795-1806, undated
15 2

Notes
 

Includes photocopies of notes that define categories for number ranges.

1967, undated
15 3

Houdon Papers (copies) from other repositories
 

1764-1816, undated

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Subseries V. Correspondence/Memos, 1896-1965
 

Arranged alphabetically, with general correspondence filed first. Items are chronological within folders.

Contains correspondence to Miss Frick and Frick Art Reference Library staff members doing research on her behalf regarding works of Houdon. Also includes correspondence with potential publishers, and researchers hired to review the manuscript.

Box Folder Date
15 4

General, A-Z
 

Correspondents include Bibliothèque de Versailles, Boston Athenaeum Library, Gaston Brière, Edouard de Callatay, H.S. Clarkson, Clara A. Coolidge, Detroit Institute of Arts, Mantle Fielding, Rene Gimpel, Paul Gouvert, Gulbenkian Foundation, Rostislav Hlopoff, Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, Helen Martin, Jonce I. McGurk, Serge L. Mons, Musée d'Art et d'Historie (Genève), Musée du Louvre, Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), Peabody Institute, Jacques Seligmann & Co., The Society of the Cincinnati, Eugenia Tolmachoff, J.E. Trindle (regarding attempts to do an astrological reading of Houdon), Union Trust Company of Boston, Widener, Wildenstein, Robert Witt, and Yale University Art Gallery.

1931-1965, undated
15 5

Binks, Isobel
 

Bulk of correspondence concerns reports from Miss Binks to Miss Frick from her 1938 trip to Europe to research Houdon. Includes summaries of meetings with gallery owners and museum curators.

1937-1953, undated
15 6-8

Brière, Clotilde [3 folders]
 

In French. Contains some original letters from Miss Frick that may have been returned to her by Clotilde Brière.

1932-1960, undated
15 9

Century Association
 

Folder contains correspondence regarding Miss Frick's loan of Houdon's bust of Mme. Houdon for the Houdon-David exhibition, 15 February - 10 April 1947.

1946-1947
15 10

Hart, Charles Henry
 

Folder contains letters between Hart and various correspondents, with clippings and notes. From envelope labeled "Houdon material in Hart boxes."

1896-1909
15 11

Historical Society of Pennsylvania
 

1937-1948
15 12

Library of Congress
 

1935-1937
15 13

Munhall, Edgar
 

1973-1976
15 14

Perron-Houdon, S. (Mme. Jean Perron-Houdon)
 

In French. Includes a copy of a letter from Mme. Perron-Houdon to Clotilde Brière regarding prices for the Houdon papers.

1933-1938

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Subseries VI. Research Notes and Reference Materials, 1932-1938, undated
 

Contains Helen Clay Frick's and Frick Art Reference Library staff's handwritten and typed notes and reference materials about Houdon that are not related to a specific work of art. Includes lists of unanswered questions to research, lists of Houdon photographs owned by the Frick Art Reference Library and those to acquire, and catalogue cards. Materials are organized by subject.

Box Folder Date
15 15

"Life - Salon" notecards
 

Typed note cards dating events in Houdon's life.

See: Note cards stored in Box 21.

undated
15 16

Lists
 

Folder contains lists of private collections and galleries that own Houdons, photographs to order, Houdon works in Russia, and questions about Houdon works.

1932-1938, undated
15 17

"Works Listed by Collection and Bibliographical Notes"
 

Removed from binder.

undated
16 1-3

Notes, Miscellaneous [3 folders]
 

Notes on provenance, exhibitions, Houdon's life and bibliographical info.

1930-1965, undated
16 4

Clippings
 

See also: Oversize A (Box 23).

1911-1949
16 5

Maps
 

1937-1940s
16 6-8

Printed Material [3 folders]
 

See also: Oversize A (Box 23).

1884-1955, undated
16 9

Reference Material, General
 

Folder contains photostats and transcriptions of letters and articles. Also includes pencil rubbings of Houdon's signature from five sculptures, photographs, and a map of Au Coeur-Volant.

See also: Oversize A (Box 23).

1935-1937, undated

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Subseries VII. Research of Clotilde Brière, 1932-1949
 

Contains Clotilde Brière’s correspondence with galleries and museums in France, material concerning photograph purchases, and notes on Houdon's works. Materials in this subseries are in French. The bulk of the correspondence concerns the acquisition of photographs for Miss Frick. Also contains some letters and notes of Mme. Brière's husband, Gaston Brière.

Box Folder Date
17 1-3

Correspondence [3 folders]
 

Correspondents include: Maurice Ader, Mme. Louis Jacques Balsan, Comte Boulay de la Meurthe, Albert Bourdariat, Comte de Castries, Odette Giacometti, Baron Houtard, Mme. de Hurtado, Serge L. Mons, Jean de Montgolfier, Jean Souffrice, and Comtesse de Waresquiel.

1932-1949
17 4-5

Notes [2 folders]
 

1934-1948

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Subseries VIII. Research of Virginia E. Lewis, 1967-1970
 

Organized in four groups: Correspondence, Works of Houdon, Notes on Houdon Papers, and Notes.

Lewis was a longtime member of the Henry Clay Frick Fine Arts Department at the University of Pittsburgh, and later served as the Director the Frick Art Museum in Pittsburgh. Her files contain correspondence, research files on specific works by Houdon, notes regarding documents from the Houdon papers, and other research notes. Includes the notes of [Jacques] de Caso on Helen Clay Frick’s manuscript The Life of Jean Antoine Houdon as Revealed Through his Unpublished Correspondence, and Lewis’s comments on those notes.

Correspondence
 

Box Folder Date
17 6

Correspondence
 

Includes obituary of Frederick Mortimer Clapp sent by Miss Frick.

See also: Oversize A (Box 23).

1967-1970

Works of Houdon
 

Contains Ms. Lewis's handwritten and typed research notes on specific works, including information re provenance, bibliography, description, exhibitions, and reproductions. Contains clippings from auction sales catalogues and newspapers sent to Ms. Lewis by Miss Frick. Includes only a handful of photographs.

Box Folder Date
17 7

Adelaide, Madame [Madame Adelaide]
 

undated
17 8

D’Alembert, Jean Le Rond [Jean Le Rond D’Alembert]
 

1968, undated
17 9

Alexander the Great
 

undated
17 10

Apollo
 

undated
17 11

Arnould, Sophie [Sophie Arnould]
 

1968, undated
17 12

Barlow, Joel [Joel Barlow]
 

undated
17 13

Barnave, Joseph [Joseph Barnave]
 

undated
17 14

Barthélemy, Abbé Jean-Jacques [Abbé Jean-Jacques Barthélemy]
 

undated
17 15

Biré, Charles Francois Fontaine, Marquis de [Charles Francois Fontaine, Marquis de Bire]
 

undated
17 16

Bonaparte, Princess Lucien [Princess Lucien Bonaparte]
 

undated
17 17

Bonaparte, Empress Josephine [Empress Josephine Bonaparte]
 

undated
17 18

Bordas-Pardoux
 

undated
17 19

Boufflers, Chevalier de (Stanislas, Marquis de Boufflers) [Chevalier de Boufflers]
 

undated
17 20

Bouillé, Marquis Francois Claude de [Marquis Francois Claude de Bouillé]
 

1969, undated
17 21

Brongniart, Alexandre [Alexandre Brongniart]
 

undated
17 22

Brongniart, Louise [Louise Brongniart]
 

undated
18 1

Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de [Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon]
 

undated
18 2

Cagliostro, Conte Alessandro [Conte Alessandro Cagliostro]
 

undated
18 3

Catherine II, Empress of Russia
 

undated
18 4

Caumartin, Antoine-Louis-Francois LeFevré de [Antoine-Louis-Francois LeFevré de Caumartin]
 

undated
18 5

Du Cayla, Comtesse [Comtesse Du Cayla]
 

undated
18 6

Charrière, Madame de [Madame de Charrière]
 

undated
18 7

Chénier, Marie-Joseph [Marie-Joseph Chénier]
 

undated
18 8

Condorcet, Marquis de [Marquis de Condorcet]
 

1969, undated
18 9

Craven, Lady Elizabeth [Lady Elizabeth Craven]
 

undated
18 10

Créqui, Marquise de [Marquise de Créqui]
 

undated
18 11

Daschkaw, Princess [Princess Daschkaw]
 

undated
18 12

Diderot
 

undated
18 13

L'Ecorche
 

undated
18 14

Franklin, Benjamin [Benjamin Franklin]
 

Folder contains U.S. State Dept. publication, Guidebook to Diplomatic Reception Rooms, 1969.

1969-1970, undated
18 15

Fulton, Robert [Robert Fulton]
 

undated
18 16

Gluck, Christoph Willibald von [Christoph Willibald von Gluck]
 

undated
18 17

Houdon, Sabine [Sabine Houdon]
 

undated
18 18

Jaucourt, Comtesse de [Comtesse de Jaucourt]
 

undated
18 19

Jefferson, Thomas [Thomas Jefferson]
 

1967
18 20

Jones, John Paul [John Paul Jones]
 

Folder contains copy of The Old Print Shop Portfolio, August-September, 1967.

1967, undated
18 21

Joubert, General Barthélemy-Catherine [General Barthélemy-Catherine Joubert]
 

undated
18 22

Lafayette, Marquis de [Marquis de Lafayette]
 

undated
18 23

La Fontaine, Jean de [Jean de La Fontaine]
 

undated
18 24

Ney, Marshal [Marshal Ney]
 

undated
18 25

Olivier, Mlle. [Mlle. Olivier]
 

undated
18 26

Pastoret, Marquis de [Marquis de Pastoret]
 

undated
18 27

Peyre, Madame [Madame Peyre]
 

undated
18 28

Priest of Lupercus
 

undated
18 29

Rodde-Schlözer, Dorothea von [Dorothea von Rodde-Schlözer]
 

undated
18 30

Saint Bruno
 

undated
18 31

Saint John the Baptist
 

undated
18 32

Salm-Dyck, Princess [Princess Salm-Dyck]
 

undated
18 33

Unknown Girl (Fillette Inconnue)
 

undated
18 34

Voltaire
 

1971-1972, undated
18 35

Washington, George [George Washington]
 

undated
18 36

Xaviére, Madame Marie-Adéläide-Clotilde, de France [Madame Marie-Adéläide-Clotilde Xaviére, de France]
 

1968, undated

Notes on Houdon Papers
 

Box Folder Date
18 37

Comments on Houdon Papers
 

Typed comments detailing subject matter, dates, correspondents, significance, and whether or not the document has been published.

circa 1968-1972
-- --

Index to Houdon Documents, A-Z
 

See: Note cards stored in Box 21.

circa 1968-1972
-- --

Index to Houdon Documents and Letters by Date, 1735-1879 and undated
 

See: Note cards stored in Box 21.

circa 1968-1972
19 1-3

Miscellaneous notes [3 folders]
 

circa 1968-1972
19 4

Notebook A (Documents 1-185)
 

circa 1968-1972
19 5

Notebook B-1 (Documents 1-140)
 

circa 1968-1972
19 6

Notebook B-2 (Documents 141-275)
 

circa 1968-1972
19 7

Notebook B-3 (Documents 276-457)
 

circa 1968-1972
19 8

Notebook B-4 (Documents 476-583)
 

circa 1968-1972
20 1

Notebooks (2) - Working Notes & Miscellaneous
 

circa 1968-1972
20 2

Notebook - "Record of Documents Chronologically"
 

circa 1968-1972
20 3

Suggestions for Houdon Projects
 

circa 1968-1972

Notes
 

Box Folder Date
-- --

Académie Royale Livrets Notes
 

See: Note cards stored in Box 22.

circa 1968-1972
-- --

Biographical Notes
 

See: Note cards stored in Box 22.

circa 1968-1972
-- --

Index of Articles/Exhibitions, A-Z
 

See: Note cards stored in Box 22.

circa 1968-1972
20 4

Life of Houdon - [Jacques] de Caso's notes on manuscript
 

1963
20 5

Life of Houdon - Virginia E. Lewis' comments on [Jacques] de Caso's criticism of manuscript
 

circa 1968-1972
20 6-8

Miscellaneous Notes [3 folders]
 

See also: Note cards stored in Box 21.

circa 1968-1972
-- --

Notes on Works of Houdon - Index of Houdon's Work by Title and/or Location
 

See: Note cards stored in Box 22.

circa 1968-1972
-- --

Notes on Works of Houdon - Index of Houdon's Work by Title
 

See: Note cards stored in Box 22.

circa 1968-1972
-- --

Notes on Works of Houdon - Index of Houdon's work by date, 1771-1814
 

See: Note cards stored in Box 22.

circa 1968-1972

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