Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948
- Existence: 1869 - 1948
Royal Cortissoz (1869-1948), American art critic and historian.
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
15 clipped autographs of Royal Cortissoz, collected by Adrienne Barry, Cortissoz's secretary. With envelope. Accompanied by photostatic copy of a letter from Barry to the Yale University Librarian, offering the autographs to the library.
Typescript and manuscript letters, signed, concerning an art review by Cortissoz and the work of Schell's father Frederic B. Schell. Accompanied by a clipping of an obituary of Frederic B. Schell.
Typescript letter, signed, with autograph corrections, discussing Smith's artwork and recent exhibition.
Two typescript letters, signed. The first asks Barry to take on a job transcribing a collection of letters from Abbott Thayer. The second discusses the end of the First World War, Cortissoz's health and work, members of Barry's family, and other social matters. Accompanied by a frontispiece portrait and biographical note of Cortissoz from the Parke-Bernet catalog of the sale of his books and artwork following his death.
Correspondence, addresses and writings, papers relating to the Yale School of the Fine Arts, and other papers of John F. Weir, artist, painter and first director of the Yale School of the Fine Arts, serving from 1869-1913. Correspondents include many persons prominent in the art world between 1870 and 1920. There is also much material on the origins and development of art education in this country and at Yale.