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William Homer Papers Related to Albert Pinkham Ryder
1883 - 1999
(bulk dates 1980 – 1989)
Manuscript Collection Number: 479
Accessioned: Gift of William Homer 1998 – 1999.
Extent: 6 linear ft.
Content: Correspondence, photocopies, photographs, photographic negatives, slide transparencies, maps, notes, reviews, and miscellaneous research materials.
Access: Please contact Manuscripts Librarian.
Processed: 2000; revised August 2003 by Theresa Hessey
Table of Contents
Albert Pinkham Ryder
Pinkham Ryder was born on
William Innes Homer
Innes Homer was born on
Homer, William Innes and Lloyd
Goodrich. Albert Pinkham Ryder: Painter of Dreams.
Scope and Content Note
The William Homer Papers related to Albert Pinkham Ryder (1847-1917) consist of six linear feet of material including correspondence, photocopies, photographs, notes, reviews, and miscellaneous research materials. The collection spans the years 1883 until 1999, with the bulk of the material dating from 1980 to 1989. It was during this time that Homer conducted the majority of his research related to Ryder. This research led Homer to collaborate with Lloyd Goodrich of the Whitney Museum of American Art on the publication of Albert Pinkham Ryder: Painter of Dreams in 1989. The collection is organized into five series: I. Research Materials, 1957-1999; II. Ryder Archive; III. Albert Pinkham Ryder: Painter of Dreams; IV. Albert Pinkham Ryder Exhibition, 1990; and V. Other Projects.
Series I consists of materials Homer accumulated during the course of his research on Ryder. The largest sub-series consists of material related to every aspect of Ryder’s life and art, such as family, friends, colleagues, patrons, museums, and institutions. Also included are materials related directly to Ryder and his paintings such as birth and death information, exhibitions of his work, forgeries of his paintings, an analysis of Ryder’s handwriting, and notes on his health. This series also contains the earliest documents in the collection, which consist of photocopies of correspondence to and from Ryder and correspondence between Ryder’s associates referring to his life and work. Also included in this series are a number of sub-series which include materials such as letters from museums related to exhibitions of his paintings, photocopies of letters included in Albert Pinkham Ryder: Painter of Dreams by William Homer and Lloyd Goodrich, and photocopies of other unpublished studies of Ryder and his paintings. Information related to Lloyd Goodrich and his research is also found in this series, including copies of his notes, manuscripts and correspondence, materials related to the acquisition and analysis of x-rays of paintings, and materials related to museums that owned Ryder paintings.
Series II includes
material related to the Lloyd Goodrich and Edith Haven Goodrich Papers Relating
to Albert Pinkham Ryder housed at the
Series III contains material associated with the publication of Albert Pinkham Ryder: Painter of Dreams by William Homer and Lloyd Goodrich. This material consists of project statements, a copy of Lloyd Goodrich’s portion of the manuscript, a copy of Sheldon Keck’s manuscript, literary permissions, illustrations and images used in the publication, permission for the use of illustrations and images, and publicity and reviews for the work.
Series IV includes material related to the Albert Pinkham Ryder Exhibition curated by Elizabeth Broun in 1990 for the National Museum of American Art.
The final series, Series V consists of other projects completed by Homer that were related to Albert P. Ryder. These include various articles and reviews on Ryder and his art.
Note: Due to the nature of the material comprising this collection, all requests will be referred to the creator of the collection.
Ms 106 Lloyd Goodrich and Edith Havens Goodrich Papers Relating to Albert Pinkham Ryder
I Research Materials 1957-1999
A. 1 Albert Pinkham Ryder Files
B. Ryder Correspondence
B. 1 Albert Pinkham Ryder Letters
B. 2 Letters of Associates
B. 3 Letters from Museums
B. 4 Letters for Book
C. Writing on Ryder
D. Lloyd Goodrich Files
F. Museums with Paintings by Ryder
II Ryder Archive
B. Catalogue Raissoné
III Albert Pinkham Ryder: Painter of Dreams
A. Project Statements
B. Lloyd Goodrich Manuscript
C. Sheldon and Carolyn Keck
D. Literary Permissions
E.2 Images for Book
IV Albert Pinkham Ryder Exhibition, 1990
V Other Project
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