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File 145 - Photographs of portraits of Whittemore by artists Henri Matisse and Iraïda Barry

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DcWaDIC MS.BZ.013-04-145

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Photographs of portraits of Whittemore by artists Henri Matisse and Iraïda Barry

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  • 1937, 1945-1947 (Creation)

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1 folder of photographs

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Name of creator

Matisse, Henri (1869-1954)

Biographical history

Matisse was a French artist (painter, sculptor, printmaker) and leading figure in Modern art.

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Barry, Iraida Viacheslavovna (1899-)

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Barry was Russian sculptor. She emigrated to Turkey after the 1917 Russian revolution.

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Henri Matisse’s portrait drawing of Whittemore is dated 1937. The other photographs from 1945-1947 depict Whittemore posing with sculptor Iraïda Barry next to a portrait head and bas-relief of Whittemore.

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Existence and location of originals

The original ink on paper drawing by Matisse is in the collection of the Harvard Art Museums (1951.31.7). For additional information, see: http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/art/297458.
The original negatives related to the Barry images may be found in ICFA cold storage (accession numbers: BF.N.2005.TW020-TW024).

Existence and location of copies

Copy negatives of the Matisse drawing have been removed from the folder and are stored in ICFA cold storage for preservation purposes (accession numbers: 2012.0068.0017-.0018).

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For letters from Matisse to Whittemore, see the Autograph File, M 1648-1975 at Houghton Library, Harvard University: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL.Hough:hou01436.
Iraïda Barry’s papers may be found in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/archival/collections/ldpd_4078297.

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Thomas Whittemore Papers, ca. 1875-1966

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Preferred Citation: Thomas Whittemore Papers, ca. 1875-1966, MS.BZ.013, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.

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Thomas Whittemore Papers, ca. 1875-1966

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Copyright for Thomas Whittemore materials belong to Dumbarton Oaks. However, permission to publish materials created by other correspondents must be obtained from the copyright holder.

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  • Box: MS.BZ.013, Box 009