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TitleGainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788; Research correspondence for Gainsborough catalogue (pub. 1958)
Admin/Biog HistoryIn the 1930s Waterhouse began work on a catalogue of works by Gainsborough. Between this date and the date of publication he corresponded with owners, dealers and the staff of public collections all over the world, carrying out detailed research on provenance and attribution. The information he gleaned was distilled into the publication: Waterhouse, Ellis (1958). Gainsborough. London: Hulton. [A copy is available in the Paul Mellon Centre's Library]
DescriptionIncludes correspondence with the following individuals or institutions concerning works by Gainsborough:

-Andrews, G.W.
-Barber Institute of Fine Arts
-Birmingham City Museum & Art Gallery
-Boston Museum of Fine Arts
-Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh
-Cincinatti Art Museum
-Cornwall, Arthur
-Doward, C.G.
-Drapers Company
-Duveen Brothers
-Ferrand, Hugo
-Frick Art Reference Library, New York
-Fortescue, G.W
-Foundling Hospital, London
-Frost & Reed
-Gunnis, Rupert
-Hadfield, John
-Harvard, Richard
-Hunt, Mrs Harman
-Ipswich Museum
-Jackson, W
-John G Johnson Collection, Philadelphia
-Jones, E Peter
-Knoedler & Co.
-Leggatt Bros
-London Museum
-Lord Chamberlain's Office (Oliver Millar, Royal Collection)
-Marendaz, Captain D.M.K.
-Markham, Reverend G.W.
-Metropolitan Museum of Art
-Middlesex Guildhall
-Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
-Moysey, C.F.
-Munthe, M
-National Museum of Wales
-National Portrait Gallery
-Newark Museum
-John Nicholson Gallery
-Philadelphia Museum of Art
-Pinto, Major Richard
-Rollins College, Florida
-St Louis City Art Museum
-South African National Gallery
-Tollemache, Helmington Hall
-Tooth & Sons
-Toronto Art Gallery
-Williams College, Williamstown Massachusetts
-Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts
-Yale University Art Gallery
-de Young Memorial Museum

Also includes letters by four unidendified sender.
Extent1 file (95 letters; 6 draft catalogue entries; 1 transcript; 4 research notes)
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