Finding Aid for the Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series I: Art Files, 1881-1925, undated HCFF.1.1

 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
 © 2010 The Frick Collection. All rights reserved.
Creator
Frick, Henry Clay, 1849-1919.
Title
Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series I: Art Files
ID
HCFF.1.1
Date
1881-1925, undated
Extent
8.9 Linear feet  (18 boxes and one oversize folder)
Abstract
Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919), a Pittsburgh industrialist who made his fortune in coke and steel, cultivated a lifelong interest in art collecting, beginning with his first purchase in 1881. Upon his death, he bequeathed his New York City residence, along with his extensive collection of paintings, furniture, and art objects, to be established as a museum called The Frick Collection. The Collection has been open to the public since December 1935. These papers consist of correspondence, one letterpress book, invoices, vouchers, canceled checks, inventories, notes, and printed material documenting the selection, purchase, and disposition of Henry Clay Frick's art collection.

Preferred Citation

Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series I: Art Files. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.

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Biographical Note

Henry Clay Frick was born 19 December 1849, in West Overton, Pa. One of six children, his parents were John W. Frick, a farmer, and Elizabeth Overholt Frick, the daughter of a whiskey distiller and flour merchant. Frick ended his formal education in 1866 at the age of seventeen, and began work as a clerk at an uncle's store in Mt. Pleasant, Pa. In 1871, Frick borrowed money to purchase a share in a coking concern that would eventually become the H.C. Frick Coke Co. Over the next decade, Frick expanded his business through the acquisition of more coal lands and coke ovens, and joined forces with fellow industrialist Andrew Carnegie in 1882. He assumed the chairmanship of Carnegie Bros. & Co. (later Carnegie Steel Co.) in 1889. He 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, after Carnegie attempted to buy out Frick's share in the company for a fraction of its value, Frick sued. Frick eventually received a satisfactory price for his shares, but permanently severed his relationship with Carnegie.

In December 1881, Frick married Adelaide Howard Childs of Pittsburgh. The couple purchased a house (called "Clayton") in the Homewood section of Pittsburgh, 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 in 1899, Frick began spending more and more time on the East Coast of the United States. 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. Construction of the new Frick residence, designed by Thomas Hastings of the firm Carrère and Hastings, began in 1912, after the wrecking 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 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

Henry Clay Frick's Art Files, 1881-1925 and undated, consist of loose correspondence, one letterpress book, invoices, vouchers, canceled checks, inventories, lists, notes, and printed material pertaining to the selection, purchase, and disposition of works of art in Frick's collection. These papers also document requests to visit the galleries at One East 70th Street during Frick's lifetime, and works exhibited at institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. A small number of items date from after Henry Clay Frick's death, and largely pertain to claims against the Frick Estate. These files do not represent a complete record of Frick's art collecting activities (see Related Material note above).

Materials are arranged in six subseries: I. Purchases, II. Inventories and Lists, III. Catalogs and Works Exhibited, IV. Correspondence, V. Works Not Purchased, and VI. Sale Catalogs and Miscellanea. Files are arranged chronologically within each subseries.

The bulk of these files are contained in the first subseries, Purchases. The amount of documentation varies greatly from one file to another, but consists largely of correspondence with dealers, invoices, canceled checks, and vouchers. Many files contain red expanding wallet envelopes with a custom-printed form on the front entitled "H.C. Frick: Paintings, Etc." These envelopes were used by Henry Clay Frick's office staff to house documents pertaining to his acquisitions, and on each one is noted the date of purchase, title, and artist, as well as names of correspondents, artists, other paintings mentioned in the file, the location of related material, and general remarks. These are referred to in the container list below as "red envelopes." It is not unusual for a file to contain only a red envelope, or purely transactional papers such as receipts and vouchers.

The next two subseries, Inventories and Lists, and Catalogs and Works Exhibited, also pertain to purchased works, but provide snapshots of Frick's collection at various periods in time. Many of the inventories and lists contained here predate the construction of One East 70th Street, and seem to have been prepared for bookkeeping purposes. They document paintings, and to a lesser extent furniture, at Frick's other residences, specifically "Clayton" in Pittsburgh, "Eagle Rock" in Prides Crossing, Mass., and the Vanderbilt mansion located at 640 Fifth Avenue in New York. The latter subseries, Catalogs and Works Exhibited, contains both published and unpublished descriptions of Frick's collection, and also provides some insight into the extent to which Frick allowed the public to view his collection. More information about public viewing of his gallery is contained in Subseries IV, Correspondence, which consists mostly of inquiries from individuals and groups who wished to see the collection when it was still part of a private home. This subseries also contains a letterpress book of Frick's replies on various matters related to art collecting and the administration of his collection. Correspondents in the letterbook include Charles Carstairs of the firm M. Knoedler & Co., Henry B. Culver, Alice Creelman, Roger Fry, Martin Gardiner Lane, Ricardo de Madrazo, and H. Silva White.

The last two subseries, Works Not Purchased, and Sale Catalogs and Miscellanea, mostly concern objects that never entered Frick's collection, although some works received more serious consideration than others. Such is the case with Holbein's Erasmus von Rotterdam and Goya's Tirana, the files of which both contain substantially more documentation than those for works offered to Frick and directly refused. The sale catalogs contained here largely describe decorative arts objects and works on paper. With the exception of George B. Warren's collection of miniature porcelains, which was purchased by Frick and displayed at his Massachusetts home, it has not been confirmed whether or not Frick purchased items from the other catalogs.

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Arrangement

Materials are arranged in six subseries:

I. Purchases, 1881-1921, undated

II. Inventories and Lists, 1881-1925

III. Catalogs and Works Exhibited, 1906-[1925]

IV. Correspondence, 1895-1919, undated

V. Works Not Purchased, 1897, 1911-1919

VI. Sale Catalogs and Miscellanea, 1902-circa 1911, undated

Files are arranged chronologically within each subseries.

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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 Julie Ludwig, 2006.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Helen Clay Frick, daughter of Henry Clay Frick, gave selected portions of these files to The Frick Collection in 1953. These materials are now available as the Henry Clay Art Collection Files in The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives. Additional related material may also be found in other series of the Henry Clay Frick Papers. Please see the archivist for more information.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Arthur Tooth & Sons.
  • Duveen Brothers.
  • M. Knoedler & Co.

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence.
  • Financial records.
  • Invoices.
  • Newspaper clippings.

Personal Name(s)

  • Bacon, Virginia P.
  • Carstairs, Charles.
  • Creelman, Alice.
  • 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.
  • Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913--Art Collections.

Subject(s)

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

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Collection Inventory

Subseries I: Purchases, 1881-1921, undated
 

Items in this subseries document Henry Clay Frick's art purchases through incoming and outgoing correspondence, invoices, accounts payable vouchers, canceled checks, newspaper clippings, and descriptions of works. Many files also contain the red envelopes in which the papers were originally stored. One bound volume (Bill Book No. 1, 1881-1900) contains correspondence, invoices, and other documents glued to each page. This volume is indexed and contains numerous annotations. Acquisitions documented here are primarily oil paintings, but also include drawings, prints, sculpture, and related expenses, such as frames, shipping, and customs duties. While the majority of these acquisitions were for Henry Clay Frick's personal collection, a small number were intended as gifts for friends, associates, or organizations with which he was affiliated.

These materials are grouped by format (bound volume, 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. The degree of documentation varies for each purchase, and contents are noted below for each folder. 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.

Box Folder Date
1 1

Bill Book No. 1 [original]
 

Contains invoices, correspondence, provenance information, telegrams and newspaper clippings for various art acquisitions glued onto the pages of one volume. Indexed at the front of the volume by artist, title, and correspondent. Arrangement is generally chronological, with some exceptions.

The bulk of the volume concerns purchases made from 1895-1898, but also documents acquisitions made 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 and Sons.

This volume is closed to researchers due to condition. A bound photocopy can be found in the Henry Clay Art Collection Files in The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.

1881-1900
1 2

Jiménez Aranda, Luis, 1845-1928, In the Louvre or  Une Revelation
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 1) and photocopy of invoice.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original invoice (p. 65).

1881, undated
1 3

Lessi, Tito, 1858-1917, The Reader or  Reading the Newspaper
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 2) and photocopy of invoice.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original invoice (p. 66).

1887, undated
1 4

Meyer, Johann Georg, 1813-1886, The Darlings
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 3) and photocopies of letter and receipt from Wanamaker.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original letter and receipt (p. 66).

1888, undated
1 5

Andreoni, Orazio, active 1884-1893, Preghiera and two bust portraits
 

Purchased 15 April 1893 from the artist.

Folder contains invoice only.

1893
1 6

Knight, Ridgway, 1839-1924, Coming from the Garden
 

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

Folder contains accounts payable voucher only.

1894
1 7

Wall, A. Bryan, 1861-1935, Sheep Picture
 

Purchased 1895 or earlier from [?]

Folder contains red envelope (No. 12) only.

undated
1 8

Jacquet, Jean Gustave, 1846-1909, Manon
 

Purchased 1895 or earlier from [?]

Folder contains red envelope (No. 13) only.

undated
1 9

Harnett, [William Michael], [1848-1892], Still Life
 

Purchased 1895 or earlier from [?]

Folder contains red envelope (No. 14) only.

undated
1 10

Woodwell, Joseph R., 1842-1911, Landscape
 

Purchased 1895 or earlier [from the artist?]

Folder contains red envelope (No. 15) only.

undated
1 11

Hammer, [John J.], [d.1906], Gloucester Harbor
 

Purchased 1895 or earlier from [?]

Folder contains red envelope (No. 16) only.

Painting presented to Joseph Woodwell.

undated
1 12

Rico, Martin, 1833-1908, Fishermen's Houses at Venice
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 4), and accounts payable voucher (No. 813).

1895, undated
1 13

Robie, Jean-Baptiste, 1821-1899, Flowerpiece
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 5), and photocopy of invoice.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original invoice (p. 67).

1895, undated
1 14

Bouguereau, William Adolphe, 1825-1905, Espieglerie
 

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.

1895, undated
1 15

Breton, Jules, 1827-1906, The Last Gleanings
 

Purchased 23 August 1895 from [?]; sold to M. Knoedler & Co., 31 December 1906.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 7), and photocopy of a letter from the artist (with translation).

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original letter and translation (pp. 39 and 41), and Bill Book No. 2 for sale information (p. 39).

1895, undated
1 16

Cazin, Jean-Charles, 1841-1901, Sunday Evening in a Miner's Village
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 8), and photocopied translation of a letter from the artist.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original letter (p. 35).

1895, undated
1 17

Cazin, Jean-Charles, 1841-1901, The Pool - Grey Night
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 9), and photocopied translation of a letter from the artist (same as above.)

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original letter (p. 35).

1895, undated
1 18

Jacque, Charles Emile, 1813-1894, Minding the Flock
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 10), and photocopies of invoice and biographical information about the artist.

See: Bill Book No. for original invoice (p. 3) and biographical data (p. 7).

1895, undated
1 19

Chartran, Théobald, 1849-1907, Portrait of Martha Frick
 

Purchased August 1895 or later [from the artist?]

Folder contains red envelope (No. 11) and 1914 letter re: moving the painting.

1914, undated
1 20

[Artist unknown], A Rustic Bridge
 

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
1 21

Bonheur, Rosa, 1822-1899, Horsefair
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 17), and photocopies of letter and invoice from M. Knoedler & Co.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original invoice (p. 71) and original letter (p. 25).

1895, undated
1 22

Lancret, Nicolas, 1690-1743, Figure de Comèdie; Casatt, Mary, 1844-1926,  Le Banjo
 

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
1 23

Chartran, Théobald, 1849-1907, Portrait of Andrew Carnegie
 

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.

1895
1 24

Monet, Claude, 1840-1926, Argenteuil
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 19), and photocopies of a letter and invoice from the dealer.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original letter (p. 37) and for original invoice (p. 70).

1895, undated
2 1

Thaulow, Fritz, 1847-1906, Village - Night Scene
 

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), and photocopies of a letter and invoice from the dealer.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original letter (p. 37) and original invoice (p. 70).

1895, undated
2 2

Picknell, William Lamb, 1853-1897, Among the Pools
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 21), and photocopies of a letter and invoice from the dealer.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original letter (p. 37) and for original invoice (p. 71).

1896, undated
2 3

Os, Jan van, 1744-1808, Fruit
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 22) and photocopy of invoice.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original invoice (p. 72).

1896, undated
2 4

Dupré, Jules, 1811-1889, Road of Crotoy
 

Purchased 4 March 1896 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 1075) and canceled check.

Acquired through return of Picking Poppies, by [?], and  The Hazebroock Canal, by [?].

1896, undated
2 5

Mauve, Anton, 1838-1888, A Quiet Hour
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 23) and photocopies of invoice and biographical information about the artist.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original invoice (p. 76), and biographical data (p. 10).

1896, undated
2 6

Chartran, Théobald, 1849-1907, Portrait of Henry C. Frick and  Portrait of Helen C. Frick
 

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

Folder contains red envelopes (Nos. 24 and 25) and photocopy of invoice.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original invoice (p. 76).

1896, undated
2 7

[Roosenboom, Margaretha, 1846-1896], Over the Mountain
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 26) and photocopy of invoice.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original invoice (p. 76).

1896, undated
2 8

[Roosenboom, Margaretha, 1846-1896], Run for the Train
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 27) and photocopy of invoice.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original invoice (p. 76).

1896, undated
2 9

[Roosenboom, Margaretha, 1846-1896], Out for a Brush
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 28) and photocopy of invoice.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original invoice (p. 76).

1896, undated
2 10

[Roosenboom, Margaretha, 1846-1896], Just in Time for Mail
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 29) and photocopy of invoice.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original invoice (p. 76).

1896, undated
2 11

[Roosenboom, Margaretha, 1846-1896], The Relay
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 30) and photocopy of invoice.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original invoice (p. 76).

1896, undated
2 12

Harpignies, Henri, 1819-1916, Sunset Pool
 

Purchased 25 July 1896 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.; credited by M. Knoedler & Co., 1 June 1907.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 31) and photocopy of invoice.

See Bill Book No. 1 for original invoice (p. 77).

1896, undated
2 13

Harpignies, Henri, 1819-1916, Lake at Briare
 

Purchased 25 July 1896 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.; credited by M. Knoedler & Co., 1 June 1907.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 32) and photocopy of invoice.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original invoice (p. 77).

1896, undated
2 14

Daubigny, Charles François, 1817-1878, Les Laveuses
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 33), accounts payable voucher (No. 1486), and canceled check.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original invoice (p. 77).

1897, undated
2 15

Ziem, Félix François Georges Philibert, 1821-1911, French Gardens in Venice
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 34) and photocopy of invoice.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original invoice (p. 77).

1896, undated
2 16

Diaz de la Peña, Narcisse Virgile, 1807-1876, La Mare aux Viperes
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 35), accounts payable voucher (No. 1487), and canceled check.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original invoice (p. 77).

1897, undated
2 17

[Roosenboom, Margaretha, 1846-1896], Yellow Roses
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 36) and photocopy of invoice.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original invoice (p. 77).

1896, undated
3 1

[Roosenboom, Margaretha, 1846-1896], Roses in a Jar
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 37) and photocopy of invoice.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original invoice (p.77).

1896, undated
3 2

Mauve, Anton, 1838-1888, Early Morning Ploughing
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 38) and photocopy of invoice.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original invoice (p. 77).

1896, undated
3 3

Rousseau, Théodore, 1812-1867, Dessous de Bois
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 39), accounts payable voucher (No. 1477), canceled check, letter from Oehme, photocopy of invoice, and receipt handwritten by Frick with details of the terms of purchase.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original invoice (p. 77), and Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series II: Correspondence for additional letters from Oehme.

1896-1897, undated
3 4

Diaz de la Peña, Narcisse Virgile, 1807-1876, Figure Piece
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 40), accounts payable voucher (No. 1493), and canceled check.

1897, undated
3 5

Chialiva, Luigi, 1842-1914, Waiting
 

Purchased 27 April 1897 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 1613) and canceled check. Voucher also lists charges for a copper plate portrait and commission paid on Diaz's Figure Piece.

1897
3 6

[Artist unknown], Six sporting prints
 

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

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

1897
3 7

Damman, [?], [dates unknown], The Gleaners [etching after Millet]
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 42) and photocopy of invoice.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original invoice (p.79).

1897
3 8

L'hermitte, Léon Augustin, 1844-1925, La Fenaison
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 41), accounts payable voucher (No. 1787), invoice, and canceled check. Voucher reflects return of paintings The Plain of Barbizon and  Lever de Lune.

1897, undated
3 9

Alma Tadema, Lawrence, 1836-1912, Watching
 

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 red envelope (No. 43), accounts payable voucher (No. 1776), and canceled check.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for letter from the dealer and original invoice (pp. 49 and 78); Bill Book No. 2 for Knoedler statement showing credit (p. 30); and Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series II: Correspondence (Arthur Tooth & Sons) for additional documentation.

1897, undated
3 10

Millet, Jean François, 1814-1875, La Fermière
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 44), accounts payable voucher (No. 1978), canceled check, and photocopy of invoice. Voucher also shows payment for Jean François Millet's The Gleaners, Jan Chelminski's  The Escort and  Despatch Bearer Attacked General Blucher's Aide de Camp, and Linnell's  Hampstead Heath, Evening, and credit for Jacob Maris's  Amsterdam and  The Fisherman.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original invoice (p. 79).

1897-1898, undated
3 11

Dupré, Jules, 1811-1889, La Rivière
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 45), accounts payable voucher (No. 1883), and canceled check.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original invoice (p. 78).

1897, undated
3 12

Linnell, John, 1792-1882, Hampstead Heath, Evening
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 46) and photocopy of invoice.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original invoice (p. 79).

1897, undated
3 13

Romney, George, 1734-1802, Mary Finch Hatton
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 47), photocopy of invoice, and photocopy of letter from John W. Beatty, Director of the Carnegie Art Galleries, Pittsburgh, Pa.

1898, undated
3 14

Cazin, Jean Charles, 1841-1901, The Dipper
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 48), accounts payable voucher (No. 2145), and canceled check. 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, undated
3 15

Rigby, H.B., [dates unknown], Rear Admiral Dewey [pastel]
 

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 was given to the Duquesne Club.

1898
3 16

Raffaëlli, Jean François, 1850-1924, La Toilette
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 49), accounts payable voucher (No. 2341), invoice, and canceled check. Also contains accounts payable voucher (No. 2767), invoice, and canceled check for duty paid on painting, five colored engravings by the artist, and a frame for the pastel Head of Christ by Dagnan-Bouveret.

1898-1899, undated
3 17

Turner, J.M.W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851, The Falls of Clyde
 

Purchased 29 July 1898 from Arthur Tooth & Sons, New York, N.Y., 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 accounts payable voucher (No. 2792 -¢), invoice, and canceled check.

1898-1899
3 18

Corot, Jean-Baptiste-Camille, 1796-1875, Ville d'Avray
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 50), accounts payable voucher (No. 2324), canceled check, and letter from M. Knoedler & Co.

1898, undated
3 19

Troyon, Constant, 1810-1865, Landscape
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 51), accounts payable voucher (No. 2725), two invoices, and canceled check. 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 Eng  Ironworkers.

1899, undated
3 20

Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1732-1792, Miss Puyeau
 

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

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 2338).

See: Box 3, Folder 18 of this series for a letter from M. Knoedler & Co. to Frick possibly mentioning this painting.

1898
3 21

Thaulow, Fritz, 1847-1906, Hoar Frost
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 56), accounts payable voucher (No. 2394), invoice, and canceled check.

1898, undated
3 22

Swan, John Macallan, 1847-1910, Tigers Drinking, Lotus Pool
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 52), photocopy of autograph receipt from the artist, accounts payable voucher (No. 2567), and canceled check for customs house charges on this work and a painting by Thaulow [ Hoar Frost?] Also contains autograph letter from the artist referring to this painting and a bronze sculpture group.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for original receipt from the artist (p. 83); Bill Book No. 2 for receipted invoice (p. 10) and letter from Knoedler (p. 3); and file for purchase of Troyon's Landscape (Box 3, Folder 19 of this series) for invoice.

1898-1899, undated
4 1

Millet, Jean François, 1814-1875, The Knitting Lesson
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 53) only.

See: File regarding purchase of Troyon's Landscape (Box 3, folder 19 of this series) for invoice.

undated
4 2

Cuvillon, Louis Robert de, born 1848, La Lever
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 54) only.

See: File regarding purchase of Troyon's Landscape (Box 3, Folder 19 of this series) for invoice.

undated
4 3

Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925, A Rainy Day
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 55) only.

undated
4 4

Thaulow, Fritz, 1847-1906, Nuit la falaise les amoureux
 

Purchased 1 Nov 1898 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 57) only.

See: File re: purchase of Troyon's Landscape for invoice.

undated
4 5

Dagnan-Bouveret, Pascal-Adolphe-Jean, 1852-1929, Les Disciples d'Emmaus
 

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

Folder contains accounts payable vouchers (Nos. 2296 and 2308), invoice for freight and customs charges, and canceled checks.

1898
4 6

Dagnan-Bouveret, Pascal-Adolphe-Jean, 1852-1929, Pèlerins d'Emmaus
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 58), accounts payable voucher (No. 2570, invoice, and canceled check.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for letter from the dealer re: cost of the painting (p. 2).

1898-1899, undated
4 7

Millet, Jean François, 1814-1875, Shepherd Minding His Sheep [pastel]
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 59) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for letter from the dealer (p. 6) and invoice (p. 11); and file for purchase of Troyon's Landscape (Box 3, Folder 19 of this series) for invoice.

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4 8

Chelminski, Jan, 1851-1925, The Moonlight Drive
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 60) only.

See: File for purchase of Troyon's Landscape (Box 3, Folder 19 of this series) for invoice.

undated
4 9

Thaulow, Fritz, 1847-1906, Winter in Norway
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 61) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for letter from the seller acknowledging receipt of payment (p.10).

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4 10

Millet, Jean François, 1814-1875, The Sower
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 62) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 16).

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4 11

Troyon, Constant, 1810-1865, Road Near the Woods
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 63) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 16).

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4 12

Chartran, Théobald, 1849-1907, Portrait of P.C. Knox
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 64) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 16).

undated
4 13

Hoppner, John, 1758-1810, Miss Byng
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 65) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 16).

undated
4 14

Thaulow, Fritz, 1847-1906, The Smoky City
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (no. 66) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for statement of Frick's account with M. Knoedler & Co. (p. 20).

undated
4 15

Thaulow, Fritz, 1847-1906, Moonlight
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 67) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 17).

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4 16

Thaulow, Fritz (1847-1906), Pittsburgh
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 68), accounts payable voucher (No. 3638), invoice, and canceled check. Painting given to Chas. S. Phillips per autograph note by Frick on the invoice.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for statement of Frick's account with Arthur Tooth & Sons (p. 17).

1900, undated
4 17

Thaulow, Fritz, 1847-1906, Pittsburgh [pastel]
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 69) only. Note on envelope indicates this painting was given to [Charles] Schwab.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for statement of Frick's account with Arthur Tooth & Sons (p. 17).

undated
5 1

Friant, Emile, 1863-1932, Chagrin d'enfant
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 70) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 18) and statement of account (p. 20).

undated
5 2

Le Roy, E. [dates unknown], Cats the Burglars
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 71) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 18) and statement of account (p. 20).

undated
5 3

Millet, Jean François, 1814-1875, Puy de Dome [pastel]
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 72) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 18).

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5 4

Millet, Jean François, 1814-1875, Cowherder [drawing]
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 73) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 18).

undated
5 5

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669 (follower of), A Young Painter
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 74), accounts payable voucher (No. 3046), invoice, and canceled check.

See also: Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series II: Correspondence (Arthur Tooth & Sons) for letters from the dealer.

1899, undated
5 6

Nattier, Jean-Marc, 1685-1766, Elizabeth, Countess of Warwick
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 75), accounts payable voucher (No. 3409), canceled check, letter from Arthur J. Sulley of Lawrie & Co. re: invoice, and information transcribed from Frick's "Red Book."

See: Bill Book No. 2 for description and invoice (p. 17).

1899-1900, undated
5 7

Dagnan-Bouveret, Pascal-Adolphe-Jean, 1852-1929, Head of Christ
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 76), and accounts payable voucher (No. 2937) for customs duties, with invoice and canceled check.

1899, undated
5 8

Dagnan-Bouveret, Pascal-Adolphe-Jean, 1852-1929, Portrait of Childs Frick
 

Purchased circa September 1899 from the artist.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 114), and accounts payable voucher (No. 2998) for customs duties, with invoice and canceled check.

See: Bill Book No. 1 for correspondence between Frick and Edmond Simon concerning this painting (p. 33).

1899
5 9

Corot, Jean-Baptiste-Camille, 1796-1875, L'Etang or  The Pond
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 77), accounts payable voucher (No. 3064) and canceled check for payment on Knoedler account, less a painting by Inness ( Sundown in the Lane).

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 18) and statement of account (p. 20).

1899
5 10

Morland, George, 1763-1804, White Horse and Man or  Horse in Stable
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 78) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 18).

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5 11

Troyon, Constant, 1810-1865, Pasturage en Normandie
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 79) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 19).

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5 12

Daubigny, Charles François, 1817-1878, Le Village de Gloton, Bonnieres Seine and Oise
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 80) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 18).

undated
5 13

Four framed engravings by unnamed artists
 

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
5 14

Balay, Charles, 1861-1943, The Flower Seller Versailles
 

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
5 15

Van Boskerck, Robert Ward, 1855-1932, A Sussex Cottage Coldwaltham
 

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
5 16

Nattier, Jean-Marc, 1685-1766, Head; unnamed works by Jean-Baptiste Greuze, 1725-1805, and Fritz Thaulow, 1847-1906
 

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 accounts payable voucher (No. 3338), canceled check, and letter from the dealer. Voucher reflects the return of Falls of Clyde by J.M.W. Turner.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 20); and file re: Dagnan-Bouveret's Consolatrix Afflictorum (Box 6, Folder 1 of this series) for voucher reflecting return of the Greuze and Nattier paintings.

1899-1900
5 17

Vollon, Antoine, 1833-1900, Still Life
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 81), accounts payable voucher (No. 3693), and canceled check. Voucher reflects return of Thaulow's pastel Spring Afternoon.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 20).

1900, undated
5 18

Van Boskerck, Robert Ward, 1855-1932, Evening in the Narragansett City
 

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

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 3767) and canceled check. Painting donated to Mrs. A.R. Whitney, Morristown, N.J.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 21).

1901
5 19

Chartran, Théobald, 1849-1907, The Signing of the Protocol
 

Purchased 8 February 1901 from the artist.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 3809) and canceled check.

1901
5 20

Monet, Claude (1840-1926), Bords de la Seine á Lavacour
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 82), accounts payable voucher (No. 3936), invoice, and canceled check.

1901, undated
5 21

Balay, Charles, 1861-1943, Billet de logement
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 83) only. Painting donated to Mrs. J.S.R. Overholt, Wooster, Ohio.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 21).

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5 22

Turner, J.M.W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851, Antwerp, van Goyen Going About to Choose a Subject [Antwerp: Van Goyen Looking Out for a Subject]
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 84), accounts payable voucher (No. 3949), and a handwritten account of the painting's connection to the Graham and Bicknell Collections.

See: Bill Book No. 2 (p. 21) for invoice showing charges for this painting, along with Balay's Billet de logement, and Corot's  La Seine +á Mantes.

1901, undated
6 1

Dagnan-Bouveret, Pascal-Adolphe-Jean, 1852-1929, Consolatrix Afflictorum
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 85), accounts payable voucher (No. 3933), canceled check, letters and invoices pertaining to shipping, duties, and frames, and correspondence from Charles Carstairs and the artist concerning the interpretation of the work and recommendations on hanging the painting.

1900-1901, 1903, 1924, 1933
6 2

Ruisdael, Jacob van, 1628 or 1629-1682, A Waterfall
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 86), accounts payable voucher (No. 4201), and canceled check.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 21).

1901, undated
6 3

Maris, Jacob, 1837-1899, Amsterdam
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 87) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice and account memorandum (pp. 12-13).

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6 4

Israels, Isaac Lazarus, 1865-1934, Mother and Children
 

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) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice and account memorandum (pp. 12-13).

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6 5

Vermeer, Johannes, 1632-1675, Girl Interrupted at Her Music
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 89) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice and account memorandum (pp. 12-13).

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6 6

Wouwerman, Philips, 1619?-1668, Cavalry Camp
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 90) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice and account memorandum (pp. 12-13).

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6 7

Diaz de la Peña, Narcisse Virgile, 1807-1876, La Plaine
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 91) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 13).

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6 8

Diaz de la Peña, Narcisse Virgile, 1807-1876, Les Baigneuses
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 92) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 13).

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6 9

Israels, Isaac Lazarus, 1865-1934, Near the Cradle
 

Purchased 18 September 1901 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.; returned to Knoedler for credit on 24 December 1908.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 93) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for purchase invoice (p. 13) and credit towards the purchase of Velazquez's Queen Marianna of Austria (p. 45).

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6 10

Maris, Jacob, 1837-1899, Mussel Gatherers
 

Purchased 18 September 1901 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.; returned to Knoedler for credit on 12 October 1906.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 94) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for purchase invoice (p. 13) and credit towards the purchase of Maris's The Bridge (p. 32).

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6 11

[Artist unknown], Portrait of J. Pierpont Morgan [etching on vellum]
 

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
6 12

Mauve, Anton, 1838-1888, Hauling Logs or  Landscape with Horses
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 95), and letter of thanks from H.C. McEldowney, to whom Frick presented the painting circa 20 Mar 1914.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 14).

1914, undated
6 13

Hobbema, Meindert, 1638-1709, View of a Woody Country
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 96) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 16).

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6 14

Lawrence, Thomas, Sir, 1769-1830, Marquise de Blaizel
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 97) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 21).

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6 15

Chabod, [?], [dates unknown], Portrait of Lafayette [copy after Joseph Désiré Court?]
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 98) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 22).

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6 16

Rousseau, Théodore, 1812-1867, The Village of Becquigny
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 99) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 22).

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6 17

Cuyp, Aelbert, 1620-1691, Herdsman and Cows on a River Bank
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 100) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 22).

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7 1

Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792, Lady Margaret Beaumont
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 101), along with 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.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 23).

[1902], undated
7 2

Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792, Sir George Howland Beaumont
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 102) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 23).

undated
7 3

Woodwell, Joseph R., 1842-1911, Landscape
 

Purchased 6 February 1903 from the artist.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 5325) and canceled check.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 22).

1903
7 4

Corot, Jean-Baptiste-Camille, 1796-1875, Le Matin, Lac de Garde
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 103) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 24).

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7 5

Romney, George, 1734-1802, Miss Frances Harford
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 104) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 24).

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7 6

Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788, Mrs. Hatchett
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 105) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 24).

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7 7

Borch, Gerard ter, 1617-1681, Portrait of a Young Lady
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 106) and accounts payable voucher (No. 6051) reflecting payment for this work, as well as Constable's Agitated Sea and Ruysdael's  Landscape with River and Town in Background. Also includes receipt from the dealer.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 26).

1904, undated
7 8

Constable, John, 1776-1837, Agitated Sea
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 107) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 26).

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7 9

Ward, W., [dates unknown], Mrs. Michael Angelo Taylor, as Miranda [mezzotint engraving after John Hoppner]
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 115), accounts payable voucher (No. 6231), and invoice.

1904, undated
7 10

Smith, J.R., [dates unknown], Mrs. Musters [mezzotint engraving after Joshua Reynolds]
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 116) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 27).

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7 11

Green, V., [dates unknown], Lady Elizabeth Compton [engraving after Joshua Reynolds]
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 117) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 27).

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7 12

Green, V., [dates unknown], Lady Townshend [engraving after Joshua Reynolds]
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 118) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 27).

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7 13

Murillo, Bartolomé Esteban, 1617-1682, Portrait of Himself; Romney, George, 1734-1802,  Madame de Genlis and  Sketch for the Head of Comedy
 

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

Folder contains red envelopes (Nos. 109 and 110), accounts payable voucher (No. 6517), and two letters acknowledging payment.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 27).

1905, undated
7 14

Lawrence, Thomas, Sir, 1769-1830, Julia, Lady Peel
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 111) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 27); and Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series II: Correspondence (M. Knoedler & Co., 23 and 29 August 1904) for letter and telegram re: purchase.

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7 15

Romney, George, 1734-1802, Lady Hamilton as "Nature"
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 112) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 27); and Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series II: Correspondence (M. Knoedler & Co., 23 and 29 August 1904) for letter and telegram re: purchase.

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7 16

Turner, J.M.W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851, Fishing Boats Entering Calais Harbor
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 113) only.

See: Bill Book No. for invoice (p. 28).

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7 17

Millet, Jean François, 1814-1875, The Gleaners [drawing]
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 119) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 28).

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7 18

Millet, Jean François, 1814-1875, End of Day [pastel]
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 120) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 28).

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8 1

Millet, Jean François, 1814-1875, Resting in the Shade [pastel]
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 121) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 28).

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8 2

Maris, Jacob, 1837-1899, The Music Lesson [watercolor]
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 122) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 28).

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8 3

Israels, Isaac Lazarus, 1865-1934, Mother and Child [watercolor]
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 123) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 28).

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8 4

Mauve, Anton, 1838-1888, Winter [watercolor]
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 124) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 28).

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8 5

Maris, Jacob, 1837-1899, Chemin de Halagu or  Towing Path [watercolor].
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 125) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 28).

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8 6

Mauve, Anton, 1838-1888, The Shepherd [watercolor]
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 126) only.

See: Bill Book No 2 for invoice (p. 28).

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8 7

Schofield, Walter Elmer, 1867-1944, The Ravine
 

Purchased 13 January 1905 from the artist.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 127) and memorandum voucher (No. 6545).

See: Bill Book No. 2 for receipt (p. 27).

1905, undated
8 8

Walcott, Henry Mills, 1870-1944, School's Out
 

Purchased 13 January 1905 from the artist.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 128) and memorandum voucher (No. 6546).

See: Bill Book No. 2 for receipt (p. 27).

1905, undated
8 9

Smith, J.R., [dates unknown], Lady Hamilton as "Nature" [engraving after George Romney]
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 129) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 28).

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8 10

Chartran, Théobald, 1849-1907, Portrait of Miss Helen Clay Frick
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 130) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 28).

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8 11

Ward, W., [dates unknown], Daughters of Sir Thomas Frankland [engraving after John Hoppner]
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 131) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 29).

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8 12

Miscellaneous charges for expressage, new frames and repair and regilding of existing frames, and insurance on various paintings
 

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

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 6999) and eight sheets of invoices listing charges in connection with 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, L'hermitte, Linnell, Maris, Mauve, Millet, Monet, Murillo, Nattier, Rembrandt, Reynolds, Romney, Rousseau, Ruysdael, Troyon, Turner, Vermeer, Watts, and Wouwerman.

1905
8 13

Raeburn, Henry, Sir, 1756-1823, Mrs. James Cruikshank; El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos), 1541?-1614,  St. Jerome Van Dyck, Anthony, Sir, 1599-1641,  Ottaviano Canevari
 

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

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 7130) and receipt.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 29).

1906
8 14

Vlieger, Simon de, died 1653, Sea Shore with Figures and Shipping
 

Purchased 30 December 1905 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.; returned to Knoedler for credit on 11 April 1910.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 140) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for purchase invoice (p. 30) and credit (p. 54) towards the purchase of Hals's Portrait of a Woman.

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8 15

Le Quesne, Fernand, 1856-1932, Settlement of St. Louis
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 142) and accounts payable voucher (No. 7355).

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 30).

1906, undated
8 16

Cappelle, Jan van de, ca. 1624-1679, View of Dort
 

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

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 7535).

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 31).

1906
8 17

Millet, Jean François, 1814-1875, Woman Sewing by Lamplight
 

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

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 7720) and envelope.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 32).

1906
8 18

Corot, Jean-Baptiste-Camille, 1796-1875, Le Lac
 

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

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 7725).

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 32).

1906
8 19

Maris, Jacob, 1837-1899, The Bridge
 

Purchased 12 October 1906 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.; returned to Knoedler for credit on 12 August 1908.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 7736) and receipt. Voucher reflects credit for Maris's Mussel Gatherers and Watts's  Red Riding Hood.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for purchase invoice (p. 32) and credit (p. 46) towards the purchase of Romney's Lady Warwick and Her Children.

1906
8 20

Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1732-1792, Mrs. Harcourt (afterwards Countess) and  Selina, Lady Skipwith
 

Purchased 19 December 1906 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.; sold to J. Pierpont Morgan 21 September 1909.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 149), accounts payable voucher (No. 7879), 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.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 34).

1906, 1909, undated
8 21

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669, Self-Portrait
 

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

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 7976). Voucher reflects credit for Breton's The Last Gleanings.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 39).

1907
8 22

Van Dyck, Anthony, Sir, 1599-1641, Marchesa Giovanna Cattaneo
 

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. Voucher also reflects the purchase of unnamed prints.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 37).

1907
8 23

Ostade, Isack van, 1621-1649, Halt at the Inn
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 153), and accounts payable voucher (No. 8207). Voucher reflects credit for two paintings by Harpignies: Sunset Pool and  Lake at Briare.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 37).

1907, undated
8 24

15th Century, Christ at the Foot of the Cross
 

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

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 8341).

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 38).

1907
8 25

Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935, The June Idyl
 

Purchased 28 May 1908 from the artist.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 155) and accounts payable voucher (No. 8815).

1908, undated
8 26

Bartolozzi, [Francesco], [1727-1815], Miss Elizabeth Farren, Countess of Derby [print after Thomas Lawrence]
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 156), accounts payable voucher (No. 8874), and invoice.

1908, undated
9 1

Walker, James, [active ca. 1780], Miss Woodley (later Mrs. Bankes) [print after George Romney]
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 157) only.

See: File for Bartolozzi, Miss Elizabeth Farren, Countess of Derby (after Lawrence) (Box 8, Folder 26 of this series) for invoice.

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9 2

Green, [Valentine], [1739-1813], Lady Louise Manners [print after Joshua Reynolds]
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 158) only.

See: File for Bartolozzi, Miss Elizabeth Farren, Countess of Derby (after Lawrence) (Box 8, Folder 26 of this series) for invoice.

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9 3

MacKnight, Dodge, 1860-1950, Five watercolors [no titles given]
 

Purchased 31 July 1908 from the artist.

Folder contains memorandum voucher (No. 8957).

1908
9 4

Romney, George, 1734-1802, Henrietta, Countess of Warwick, and Her Children
 

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

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 8980) and clipping announcing Frick's acquisition. Voucher reflects credit for Maris's The Bridge.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 46).

1908
9 5

Millet, Jean François, 1814-1875, La Sortie or  The Departure [drawing]
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 160), memorandum voucher (No. 8994), and four letters from Mrs. Lincoln regarding the sale of the drawing.

1908, undated
9 6

Woodwell, Joseph R., 1842-1911, Landscape
 

Purchased 21 September 1908 from the artist.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 162) and memorandum voucher (No. 9039).

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9 7

Constable, John, 1776-1837, Salisbury Cathedral
 

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

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 9069).

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 44).

1908
9 8

Velázquez, Diego, 1599-1660, Queen Marianna of Austria
 

Purchased 24 December 1908 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.; returned to Knoedler for credit on 17 February 1913.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 163), accounts payable voucher (No. 9215), and one letter (2 sheets) from Charles Carstairs re: 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.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for purchase invoice (p. 45) and credit towards the purchase of Van Dyck's James, Seventh Earl of Derby, His Lady and Child (p. 77).

1908, undated
9 9

Mann, Harrington, 1864-1937, Portrait of S.L. Schoonmaker
 

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

Folder contains memorandum voucher (No. 9334) and receipt.

1909
9 10

El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos), 1541?-1614, Purification of the Temple
 

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

Folder contains memorandum voucher (No. 9387).

1909
9 11

Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788, The Honorable Mrs. Watson
 

Purchased 21 May 1909 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.; returned to Knoedler for credit on 30 September 1909.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 9457).

See: Bill Book No. 2 (p. 49) for purchase invoice and credit towards the purchase of Van Dyck's Frans Snyders.

1909
9 12

Turner, J.M.W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851, Mortlake Terrace
 

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

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 9488) with attached invoice.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice from Knoedler to Mellon (p. 47).

1909
9 13

Ziem, Félix François Georges Philibert, 1821-1911, La Galere
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 168), draft of the red envelope, memorandum voucher (No. 9495) with attached telegram from Charles Carstairs, an unsigned telegram from Frick to Knoedler, and a letter from Carstairs to Frick re: works by Turner, Constable, and Van Dyck.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 47).

1909, undated
9 14

Van Dyck, Anthony, Sir, 1599-1641, Margareta Snyders
 

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

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 9511).

See: Bill Book No. 2 for memoranda regarding this purchase (p. 49).

1909
9 15

Swan, Lois, [active ca. 1910], Portrait of Mr. Lee
 

Purchased 26 June 1909 from the artist.

Folder contains memorandum voucher (No. 9553), with attached note by Frick and letter from the artist.

1909
9 16

Van Dyck, Anthony, Sir, 1599-1641, Frans Snyders
 

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

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 9785). Voucher reflects credit for return of Gainsborough's The Honorable Mrs. Watson.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for memoranda regarding this purchase (p. 49).

1909
9 17

Tarbell, Edmund Charles, 1862-1938, Scene in the Berkshire Hills
 

Purchased 14 October 1909 from the artist.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 171), accounts payable voucher (No. 9805), receipt, and three letters from the artist.

1909-1910, undated
9 18

Cuyp, Aelbert, 1620-1691, River Scene
 

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

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 41). Voucher reflects credit for return of Teniers the Younger's Family Party, Teniers House, Linnell's  Hampstead Heath, Evening, Jacque's  Minding the Flock, and Monet's  Argenteuil.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 51).

1910
9 19

Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1732-1792, Elizabeth, Lady Taylor
 

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

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 113).

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 53).

1910
9 20

Brouwer, Adriaen, 1605 or 1606-1638, Landscape
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 173), typed copies of correspondence between Frick and Fry, and memoranda.

See: Bill Book No. 2 (p. 50) for invoice from J. St. Hens+® to Fry.

1910, undated
9 21

Hals, Frans, 1584-1666, Portrait of a Woman
 

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

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 299). Voucher reflects credit for return of Vlieger's Seashore with Figures and Shipping.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 54).

1910
9 22

Ruisdael, Jacob van, 1628 or 1629-1682, Quay at Amsterdam ; Hals, Frans, 1584-1666,  Portrait of a Burgomaster [Portrait of an Elderly Man]
 

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

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 621). Voucher reflects purchase and return of Aelbert Cuyp's Horsemen in a Hilly Landscape. See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 57).

1910
9 23

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669, Polish Rider
 

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

Folder contains accounts payable vouchers (Nos. 276, 391, and 533) for purchase of the painting, commission to Roger Fry, and shipping expenses.

1910
9 24

Mirmont, [Renée] de, [active ca. 1910], Adelaide H.C. Frick and  Helen Clay Frick [miniatures]
 

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

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

1910, undated
9 25

Metsu, Gabriel, 1629-1669, [unnamed work]
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 179), accounts payable voucher (No. 479), letter from Fry re: works by Vermeer and Metsu, and letter from Knoedler advising of the disposition of this work.

1910-1911, undated
9 26

Rubens, Peter Paul, Sir, 1577-1640, Italian Prince in Armour
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 182), memorandum voucher (No. 849) with attached letter from Mercantile Trust Co., duplicate bank draft, shipping receipt, and correspondence between Frick and Fry re: works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Holbein, Veronese, Velázquez.

1910-1911, undated
9 27

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669, Portrait of a Man in Broad-Brimmed Hat and Ruff and  Portrait of a Woman in White Cap and Ruff
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 183), letter from Charles Carstairs, letter from Frick forwarding payment, and two letters from the dealer acknowledging receipt of same. Both paintings returned on 13 November 1911 for credit towards the purchase of Vermeer's Officer and Laughing Girl.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for purchase invoice (p. 61) and credit (p. 75).

1911, undated
9 28

Velázquez, Diego, 1599-1660, King Philip IV of Spain
 

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

Folder contains accounts payable vouchers (Nos. 1076 and 1150) and receipt from the dealer.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 67).

1911
9 29

Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828, Tirana
 

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

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

1911, undated
9 30

Sixteen 11x14" gelatin prints of unnamed paintings
 

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

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

1911
9 31

Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788, The Hon. Frances Duncombe; Romney, George, 1734-1802,  Charlotte, Lady Milnes
 

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

Folder contains accounts payable vouchers (Nos. 2201 and 2294) with attached receipts.

1912
9 32

Harvey, Nelly, [dates unknown], Copy of Romney's Lady Hamilton as "Nature" and another unnamed portrait
 

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
9 33

Raeburn, Henry, Sir, 1756-1823, James Cruikshank
 

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.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 76).

1912
9 34

Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543, Sir Thomas More
 

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

Folder contains memorandum voucher (No. 1813) with attached receipt from the dealer.

1912
9 35

Bacon, [?], [dates unknown], Crossing the Desert near Sakarah
 

Purchased circa January 1912 from [?], Cairo, Egypt.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 195) only.

undated
9 36

Van Dyck, Anthony, Sir, 1599-1641, James, Seventh Earl of Derby, His Lady and Child
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 200), accounts payable voucher (No. 2968) with attached receipt, and notes, envelopes, and correspondence detailing payment for this work. Voucher reflects the return of Velázquez's Queen Mariana of Austria.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 77).

1912-1913, undated
10 1

Guardi, Francesco, 1712-1793, View on the Grand Canal, Venice
 

Purchased 11 October 1913 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (No. 203) only.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 78).

undated
10 2

El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos), 1541?-1614, Vincenzo Anastagi
 

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

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 3472) with attached receipt from the dealer.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 78).

1913
10 3

Van Dyck, Anthony, Sir, 1599-1641, Portrait of a Noblewoman
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (No. 210), accounts payable voucher (No. 3689) with attached paperwork from the bank, correspondence with E.R. Bacon (who represented Frick in the transaction), F.W. McElroy (Frick's secretary), and the Duke of Abercorn, receipts for shipping and insurance, and newspaper clippings from The Pittsburgh Dispatch and  The Illustrated London News.

See: Bill Book No. 2 (p. 79) for E.R. Bacon's statement of disbursements.

1914, undated
10 4

Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788, Sarah, Lady Innes; Hogarth, William, 1697-1764,  Miss Mary Edwards
 

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

Folder contains memorandum voucher (No. 3738) with attached note regarding payment.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 79).

1914
10 5

Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903, Rosa Corder,  Comte Robert de Montesquiou-Fezensac, and  The Ocean
 

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

Folder contains red envelopes (Nos. 213 and 214), accounts payable voucher (No. 3777) with attached receipt, canceled check, typed copy of Knoedler's invoice, and a letter requesting these three works for exhibition at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for original invoice (p. 79).

1914, undated
10 6

Works purchased from M. Knoedler & Co.
 

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. Works include Whistler's etching The Garden and set of twelve etchings of Venice, Turner's  Harbor of Dieppe, Goya's  The Forge and  Portrait of a Lady (María Martínez de Puga?), Maris'  The Bridge, Degas'  The Rehearsal, Manet's  The Bullfight, mezzotint engravings of Reynolds'  Duchess of Rutland and  The Ladies Weldegrave and Romney's  Lady Louisa Stormont, Whistler's watercolor  The Golf Links, Dublin, Hoppner's  The Ladies Sarah and Catherine Bligh, Renoir's  Mother and Children, Bellini's  St. Francis in the Desert, and Cotes'  Portrait of Sir Griffith Boynton and  Portrait of Lady Boynton.

1914-1915
10 7

Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903, The Garden [etching]
 

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
10 8

Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828, The Forge and  A Woman's Portrait; Maris, Jacob, 1837-1899,  The Bridge; Turner, J.M.W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851,  A View of Dieppe; Manet, Edouard, 1832-1883,  The Bullfight; Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917,  The Dancers [  The Rehearsal]
 

Purchased 4 December 1914 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains correspondence with Carstairs, M. Knoedler & Co., and F.W. McElroy, two receipts, and an envelope summarizing the transaction.

1914
10 9

Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828, An Officer (Conde de Teba?)
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (no number), memorandum voucher (No. 4285) with attached paperwork, and correspondence from the dealer discussing this painting, as well as works by ter Borch and Guardi.

1914, undated
10 10

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

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

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 4563) with attached correspondence regarding payment.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 81).

1915
10 11

Fuller, George, 1822-1884, Romany Girl Maris, Jacob, 1837-1899, [unnamed work]
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (no number), correspondence with Lorenz, and a newspaper clipping.

1915, undated
10 12

Fragonard, Jean-Honoré, 1732-1806, The Romance of Love and Youth
 

Purchased February 22 1915 from Duveen Brothers, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (no number), 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.

1915-1919
10 13

Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543, Thomas Cromwell; Titian, ca. 1488-1576,  Portrait of a Man in a Red Cap
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (no number), memorandum vouchers (No. 4593 and 4595), correspondence with Creelman and Bankers Trust Co., New York, N.Y., and newspaper clippings. Letters from Creelman discuss the works purchased, as well as others by Gainsborough, Goya, and Uccelli.

See also: Letter from Charles Allom to Frick (22 Apr 1914) in One East 70th Street Papers.

1915, undated
10 14

Duveen Brothers, New York, N.Y. Statement of account
 

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. Terracotta group representing Cupid and Psyche

47. Small Louis XVI circular table with lapis lazuli top

14. Louis XVI marqueterie commode

41. 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

13. Unique pair of Louis XV upright secretaires

18. Louis XVI regulator clock

7. Louis XVI upright secretaire

46. Pair of candelabra for seven lights

27. Large Louis XVI grey marble console

63. White marble group representing Venus and Adonis

66. Louis XV savonnerie banquette or bench

54. Marble bust of Madame Roland by Pajou

[unnumbered] Four-fold screen with painted panels by Lancret

28. Pair of vase-shaped candelabras

21. Two bronze busts by Coysevox

1915
10 15

[Artist unknown], Flemish Lady
 

Purchased 14 June 1915 from George Wharton Edwards, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 4646) with attached invoice.

1915
10 16

Detaille, [Edouard], [1848-1912], [unnamed pictures]
 

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
10 17

Duveen Brothers, New York, N.Y. Statement of account
 

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 ormulu mounted table with three legs

M52 Pair of Louis XVI upright cabinets M77 Pair of ormulu 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 H

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 ormulu mounted Louis XVI secretaire

25869 Louis XV commode, signed Rene Victor La Croix

25809 Louis XVI ormulu 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 ormulu clock

1915
10 18

Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788, The Mall in St. James's Park
 

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

Folder contains red envelope (no number), accounts payable voucher (No. 5462), correspondence with Joseph Duveen and Charles Carstairs, and newspaper clippings.

1916, undated
10 19

Rubens, Peter Paul, Sir, 1577-1640, Ambrose de Spinola [A Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece]
 

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

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 5300) with attached receipt.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 84).

1916
10 20

Carrière, Eugène, 1849-1906, Maternity [Motherhood]
 

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

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 5363) with attached receipt.

See: Bill Book No. 2 for invoice (p. 84).

1916
10 21

Houdon, Jean Antoine, 1741-1828, The Comtesse du Cayla
 

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

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 5981), and correspondence with Edward Brandus and E. Gimpel & Wildenstein regarding price negotiations and payment.

1916-1917
10 22

[Pluym, Karel van der, 1625-1672], Woman with Bible [Old Woman with a Book]
 

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

Folder contains memorandum voucher (No. 5422) with attached receipts.

See also: Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series II: Correspondence (John E. Stillwell).

1916
10 23

Boucher, François, 1703-1770, [workshop of], Bust of a Young Girl Holding Flowers [Girl with Roses] Boucher, François, 1703-1770, [attributed to],  La Musique [Poetry] and  Le Dessin [Drawing]
 

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: Box 11, Folder 8 of this series for invoice.

1915
10 24

Duveen Brothers, New York, N.Y., Statement of account
 

Statement of account as of 21 June 1916. Folder contains lists of items purchased from the Morgan Collection, including Limoges enamels, bronzes, a series of eight allegorical panels by Boucher, furniture, rugs, porcelains, and sculpture.

Also includes list of goods at Prides Crossing, expenses paid by Duveen in connection with the Fragonard Room, a list of bronzes at One East 70th Street on approval, and a letter from Duveen Brothers re: the return of Houdon's La Clairon and settlement of the account.

1916
10 25

Boucher, François, 1703-1770, The Four Seasons
 

Purchased 18 October 1916 from Virginia P. Bacon, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains red envelope (no number), memorandum voucher (No. 5727), and correspondence with Mrs. Bacon and Duveen Brothers. Letters dating from 1920 pertain to requests for documentation in connection with a dispute over Mrs. Bacon's Estate.

1916, 1920, undated
10 26

Lawrence, [Thomas, Sir], [1769-1830], [Miss Louisa Murray]
 

Purchased 28 October 1916 from Virginia P. Bacon, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains memorandum voucher (No. 5748) and letter from E. Gimpel & Wildenstein.

1916-1917
10 27

Maris, Jacob, 1837-1899, Windmills and Lock
 

Purchased 30 October 1916 from Wallis & Son, London, England.

Folder contains memorandum voucher (No. 5751), and receipted invoices with accompanying letter from the dealer.

1916
11 1

Van Dyck, Anthony, Sir, 1599-1641, Anne, Countess of Clanbrassil
 

Purchased 17 November 1916 from Lewis & Simmons, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains invoice with cover letter from the dealer, letter from Carel F.L. de Wild re: attribution and condition, certificate of sale, and accounts payable voucher (No. 6061).

See also: Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series II: Correspondence (A.E. Stanley Clarke).

1917
11 2

Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903, Symphony in Flesh Colour and Pink: Portrait of Mrs. Frances Leyland
 

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.

1917
11 3

Kip, [Johannes], [active ca. 1712], The Parable of the Talents [engraving]
 

Purchased 20 March 1917 from Stanley H. Fitch, Essex, England.

Folder contains red envelope (no number), and correspondence with Fitch, who offers additional prints to Frick.

1916-1917, undated
11 4

Pach Brothers, Oil Portrait of [Henry Clay Frick]
 

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
11 5

Hooch, Pieter de [attributed to Hendrick van der Burch, 1627-ca. 1666], [Drinkers before the Fireplace]
 

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
11 6

Rhind, J. Massey (John Massey), b. 1858, Bronze busts of Geo. F. Baker, Judge E.H. Gary, and [Henry Clay Frick]
 

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.

1918
11 7

Van Dyck, Anthony, Sir, 1599-1641, Sir John Suckling
 

Purchased 6 April 1918 from the estate of Colonel E.D. Lee through Alice B. Creelman.

Folder contains memorandum voucher (No. 6968) to Davies, Turner & Co. [for shipping the painting], and an envelope.

1918
11 8

M. Knoedler & Co. New York, N.Y., Statement of account rendered 30 Apr 1918, showing activity from 30 Apr 1915 to 31 Dec 1917
 

Folder contains purchase documentation prepared by M. Knoedler & Co., at Frick's request, per his correspondence. 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, although the papers do not strictly follow this arrangement.

1915-1918
-- --

1916 April 5
 

Carved frames for paintings by Corot, Troyon, Dupré, and Gainsborough's The Mall.

-- --

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,  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. Havill: 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; Reynolds'  Portrait of the Rev. Laurence Sterne.

Raeburn paintings credited by Knoedler on 2 October 1917. Invoice reflects credit for Maris' 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; 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,  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 L'hermitte's  Haymaking Time.

11 9

Bellows, George, 1882-1925, Docks in Winter; Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971,  Seiners
 

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
11 10

Pach Brothers, Two miniatures of [Henry Clay Frick]
 

Purchased 30 January 1919 from Pach Brothers Photographers, New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 7640) with attached receipt.

1919
11 11

Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903, [Harmony in Pink and Grey: Portrait of] Lady Meux
 

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, ca. 1920's.
11 12

Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828, George Washington
 

Purchased 12 March 1919 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (No. 7782) with attached invoice and receipt.

1919
11 13

Lemodant, Jean Julien, 1878-1968, Group in the Project for the Ceiling of the Theatre de Rennes
 

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
11 14

Ten paintings purchased from the Estate of Virginia P. Bacon, New York, N.Y.
 

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

Purchased 24 May 1919. Folder contains accounts payable vouchers (Nos. 7917 and 7997), receipt, and correspondence from Louis D. Sellman to Henry Clay Frick, and from Carel F. de Wild to J.H. Bridge.

See also: Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series II: Correspondence (L.D Sellman, 1920).

1919
11 15

Wright, F.W., [dates unknown], George Washington [three copies after Stuart]
 

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
11 16

Elliott, John, 1859-1925, Raynal C. Bolling and  Norman Prince [drawings]
 

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
11 17

Vermeer, Johannes, 1632-1675, Reading a Letter [Mistress and Maid]
 

Purchased 23 August 1919 from A. Preyer, The Hague, Holland

Folder contains 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 correspondence concerning Preyer's claim of 17,875 Gulden against the Frick Estate.

See: Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series: Subject Files - Unfinished Matters, Envelope #509 for additional correspondence.

1919-1920
11 18

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669, Christ Healing the Sick,  The Three Crosses, and  Christ Presented to the People
 

Purchased 3 November 1919 from M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.

Folder contains accounts payable voucher (Estate, #343), 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
11 19

Duveen Brothers, New York, N.Y., Settlement of claims and demands against the Frick Estate
 

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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Subseries II: Inventories and Lists, 1881-1925
 

This subseries contains analyses of activity in Frick's paintings account (i.e. credits, debits, etc.), lists of paintings returned, works by certain artists (particularly Fritz Thaulow), and inventories of both paintings and furniture at various Frick residences. For inventories of One East 70th Street upon Frick's death, see Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series: Estate Files. Materials in this subseries are arranged chronologically.

Box Folder Date
11 20-21

Analysis of paintings account
 

1881-1925
11 22

Mauve, Millet, and Thaulow purchases
 

1903-1921
11 23

Pictures at Clayton
 

With sketches showing placement in the music room, breakfast room, and library.

1903-1921
11 24

Paintings returned or otherwise disposed of
 

1903
11 26

Furnishings (supplement to Red Book)
 

Lists of furniture and other objects purchased for residences in Prides Crossing, Mass., and Pittsburgh, Pa.

1904-1914
11 26

Inventory of furniture, etc. at 640 Fifth Ave. belonging to H.C. Frick
 

ca. 1905-1914
11 27

Pictures sent from Clayton to M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y.
 

1906
11 28

Paintings belonging to Prides Crossing
 

1907
11 29

List of pictures as of January 1910
 

1910
11 30

Paintings at The Frick Collection
 

1919

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Subseries III: Catalogs and Works Exhibited, 1906-[1925]
 

This subseries consists of published and unpublished catalogs prepared privately for Henry Clay Frick, as well as checklists, correspondence, receipts, and printed material documenting the display of works in museums and other institutions. Materials are arranged chronologically.

Box Folder Date
12 1

Titian, ca. 1488-1576, [Pietro Aretino]
 

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
12 2

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669, Self-Portrait
 

Exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y. Folder contains letters from Robert W. de Forest, Farjeon, Bagot & Co. [insurance brokers], and Edward Robinson, along with receipt showing removal of paintings from 640 Fifth Ave. to the museum.

1907
12 3

Catalogue of the Henry C. Frick Collection of Paintings
 

Unillustrated catalog containing descriptions of 49 works. Published by The Gilliss Press.

See: Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series: Voucher Files (No. 8786) for more documentation.

1908
12 4

Catalog of Portraits and  Catalog of Pictures
 

Handwritten catalog in two volumes prepared by Helen Clay Frick. Includes a photograph of each painting, along with biographical information about the artist, a description of the work, and provenance and exhibition information.

1909-1910
12 5

Works by Cuyp, Hals, Hobbema, Rembrandt, Ruysdael, Borch, and Vermeer
 

The following works were exhibited as part of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y.:

Cuyp, Aelbert, 1620-1691, Sunrise on the Maas

Hals, Frans, 1584-1666, Portrait of an Artist

Hobbema, Meindert, 1638-1709, View of a Woody Country

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669, Self-Portrait

Rembrandt (follower of), A Young Painter

Ruysdael, Jacob Salomonsz, 1629 or 1630-1681, A Waterfall

Borch, Gerard ter, 1617-1681, Portrait of a Young Lady

Vermeer, Johannes, 1632-1675, 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
12 6

Beatty, J.W. (John William), 1869-1941, The Potato Field
 

Exhibited at The Art Society, Pittsburgh, Pa. Folder contains letter from Beatty to Frick, envelope with notes re: the loan, and newspaper clipping.

1910
12 7

"Loan Exhibition of Pictures from the Collection of Henry C. Frick"
 

Exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass, 1-15 December 1910. Folder contains checklist of 50 paintings (published by the Merrymount Press), and two copies of a letter from Frick to Gardiner M. Lane.

1910
12 8

Paintings in the Collection of Henry Clay Frick
 

Illustrated catalog containing descriptions of 89 works on display at One East 70th Street. Includes a supplemental list of paintings at the back of the volume. While no author is identified, research indicates the catalog was compiled by James Howard Bridge at Henry Clay Frick's request. The catalog bears no date, but based on the paintings described within, it is inferred to be the second edition, which appeared in 1925. A copy of the first edition of this catalog, published in 1915, can be found in the Henry Clay Frick Art Collection Files, The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.

See: Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series: Voucher Files (Nos. 5053, 5204, 5221, and 7835) for printing and binding charges in connection with the first edition of this catalog.

[1925]

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Subseries IV: Correspondence, 1895-1919, undated
 

Consists of both incoming and outgoing correspondence. Incoming correspondence largely concerns requests by individuals and groups to visit the galleries in the Frick residence at One East 70th Street. Copies of Frick's replies are sometimes included; at other times a penciled note designating the day of the visit appears on the request. This subseries also contains one letterpress book of Frick's outgoing correspondence on matters relating to his art collection. Materials are arranged chronologically.

Box Folder Date
12 9

Letterpress book
 

Contains 246 pages of outgoing letters re: art purchases, works exhibited, paintings not purchased, and other topics. Indexed alphabetically by correspondent at the front of the volume.

1895-1918
12 10-11

Requests to visit the gallery at One East 70th Street
 

1914-1919, undated

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Subseries V: Works Not Purchased, 1897, 1911-1919
 

This subseries contains correspondence, lists, notes, descriptions, vouchers, invoices, and customs forms documenting works offered to Henry Clay Frick for purchase. Reasons for rejection are not always given. Some are due to the high cost of the work being offered, while others 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, and the Henry Clay Frick Art Collection Files. Materials in this subseries are arranged chronologically.

Box Folder Date
12 12

Turner, J.M.W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851, [Unnamed work]
 

Offered by B. De Joinville, New York, N.Y. Folder contains letter from Joinville with notes in Frick's hand.

1897
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Houdon, Jean Antoine, 1741-1828, Voltaire [bronze bust]
 

On approval from Duveen Brothers, New York, in 1906. Returned to the dealer.

See: Eagle Rock Papers, Series: Furnishings (Duveen).

1906
-- --

Lippi, Fra Filippo [follower of], Madonna and Child
 

On approval from Duveen Brothers, New York, 1906.

See: Eagle Rock Papers, Series: Furnishings (Duveen).

FARL Photoarchive #707-8e. Collections: Charles Butler, London; Oscar Hainauer, Berlin (#81 in Bode's catalog of the Hainauer Collection); George and Florence Blumenthal, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

1906
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Pollaiuolo, Piero, ca. 1443-1496, Portrait of a Lady
 

FARL Photoarchive #722-12c. Collections: Dealer, Florence, 1874; Bardini, Florence; from whom bought by M. Odiot, Paris; Odiot Collection Sale, Hotel Druot, April 26-27, 1889 (as Piero della Francesca); where bought by Oscar Hainauer, Berlin; bought from Frau Hainauer, 1907, by Duveen Brothers; from whom bought, September 1907, through Berenson, by Mrs. Gardner; Garner Museum, Boston (Raphael Room).

On approval from Duveen Brothers, New York, 1906.

See: Eagle Rock Papers, Series: Furnishings (Duveen).

1906
12 13

Van Dyck, Anthony, Sir, 1599-1641, [Unnamed work described as "life size equestrian portrait of a Genoese nobleman"]
 

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
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Tarbell, Edmund Charles, 1862-1938, Portrait of Henry Clay Frick and Helen Clay Frick
 

Commissioned by Henry Clay Frick, 1910; returned to the artist, 1911.

See: Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series II: Correspondence (Edmund C. Tarbell) for letters from the artist regarding this portrait.

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Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828, Tirana
 

Offered for purchase through Ricardo Madrazo, Madrid, Spain, but the owner of the painting (the Marquise de Valdestamos) withdrew before the transaction was completed.

See: Box 9, Folder 29 of this series for documentation.

1911
12 14

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669, [Unnamed work]
 

Offered for purchase through Meyer de Stadelhofen, Geneva, [Switzerland], via Marika Ogiz, former governess to Helen Clay Frick. Folder contains correspondence between with Roger Fry, Meyer de Stadelhofen, and Marika Ogiz.

1911
12 15

Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543, Erasmus Von Rotterdam
 

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.

1912
12 16

Pictures deposited with Christie, Mason & Woods by A. M. Grenfell
 

Folder contains list of 65 works (presumed to be from the collection of Grenfell's uncle, Sir George Holford.), as well as letters from Grenfell and Robert C. Fleming. Artists represented include the following: Lawrence, Gainsborough, Van Dyck, Titian, Reynolds, Maes, and Cuyp.

1914
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Boucher, François, 1703-1770, Les graces et l'amour,  Jupiter and Callisto, and  Angelic and Medor
 

Offered for sale by Knoedler in 1915, along with Boucher's Bust of a Young Girl Holding Flowers,  La Musique, and  Le Dessin.

See: Box 10, Folder 23 of this series for more information.

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Titian, ca. 1488-1576, Diana and Actaeon and  Diana and Callisto [also referred to as the Bridgewater Titians]
 

Frick inquired about the possibility of purchasing these works in February 1916.

See letterpress book in Subseries II: Correspondence for letters from Frick to Alfred Anson (pp. 213 and 216), Frick to Duveen (p. 228), Frick to H.G. Haines (p. 230), and cables between Duveen and Lockett Agnew (p.229).

12 17

Houdon, Jean Antoine, 1741-1828, Bust of Mlle. La Clairon
 

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, and Jacques Seligmann.

1916-1917
12 18

Morland, George, 1763-1804, [Unnamed work described as "painting of a gamekeeper]
 

Offered by Stanley Fitch, Romford, England. Folder contains cable from Fitch and customs documents.

1917
12 19

Fragonard, Jean-Honoré, 1732-1806, The Sermon of Love
 

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
12 20

Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543, Portrait of a Lady Holding a Missal; [Italian School],  Madonna and Child
 

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
12 21

Romney, George, 1734-1802, [Unnamed work]; Goyen, Jan van, 1596-1656, [Unnamed work]
 

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."

1919

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Subseries VI: Sale Catalogs and Miscellanea, 1902-circa 1911, undated
 

Contains catalogs of porcelains, works on paper, furniture, bronzes, and paintings published by British and American galleries. Frick is known to have purchased objects from the collection of George B. Warren (see Box 12, Folders 19-20), but no other acquisitions have been confirmed from the catalogs in this subseries. Materials are arranged chronologically.

Box Folder Date
12 22-23

Chinese porcelains
 

Complete title: Catalogue of Antique Chinese Porcelains Owned by George B. Warren of Troy, New York. 2 copies.

1902
13 1

French line engravings
 

Prospectus for the catalog French Line Engravings of the Late XVIII. Century. Published by Lawrence & Jellicoe, Ltd., London, England.

1910
13 2

Egyptian and Babylonian antiques and objects d'art
 

Complete title: Illustrated Catalogue of a Selection of Antiques and Objets D'art from the Earliest Egyptian and Babylonian Civilisations to the Present Time. Offered for sale by Messrs. Spink & Son's Galleries, London, England.

circa 1911
13 3

Oriental Porcelains, bronzes, objects d'art, and paintings
 

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
13 4

Porcelain, pottery, and glass
 

Complete title: Porcelain, Pottery and Glass of China, Japan, Europe, and America Collected by Philip S. Smith of Buffalo, N.Y.. Offered for sale by Anderson Art Galleries, New York, N.Y. Dates of sale: 9-10 May 1911.

1911
13 5

XVIII Century French colored engravings
 

Complete title: Illustrations from a Collection of XVIII Century French Coloured Engravings. Offered for sale by Basil Dighton, London, England.

undated
13 6

English and French engravings and English furniture
 

Complete title: Illustrations of Some Recent Purchases of Old English and French Engravings and English Furniture. Offered for sale by Basil Dighton, London, England.

undated
13 7

Plates from an unidentified catalog
 

Includes illustrations of works by Corot and Dupré.

undated
13 8

Empty red envelopes
 

undated

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