Acquisitions2019-08-29T13:20:06+00:00

ACQUISITIONS


Gift of Susan Freund Borden. Rudolf Christian Freund (1915-1969). Twenty original artworks, various mediums.

Gift of Roz Chast. A Room of One’s Own, 2007. Illustration for The New Yorker, March 26, 2007. Ink on paper

Gift of Roz Chast. Ed’s Shells N’ More, 1988. Cover illustration for The New Yorker, September 5, 1988. Watercolor and ink on paper

Gift of Roz Chast. Einsteins on the Beach, 2004. Illustration for The New Yorker, July 12, 2004.
Ink on paper

Gift of The Eisenstat Collection, Reginald Bathurst Birch (1905-1993). Sixty-three drawings for sheet music. Pen and ink, 13 x 16 in. matted.

Gift of Mary Emerson. J. Carroll Blunt (1900-1970). Nineteen original student artworks for Famous Artists School. Various mediums

Gift of Teresa Fasolino. Teresa Fasolino. Nineteen original artworks. Various mediums.

Gift of Ethel H. Feltham. J. C. Leyendecker (1874-1951). Thirty original artworks. Various mediums.

Gift of Ethel H. Feltham. J. C. Leyendecker (1874-1951). Thirty original artworks. Various mediums.

Gift in honor of Professor Errol G. Hill and Mrs. Grace Hope Hill. Charly Palmer (b. 1960). Negro Man Cald Thom, c. 1990’s. Watercolor on paper, 22 x 13 in.

Gift in honor of Professor Errol G. Hill and Mrs. Grace Hope Hill. Frank Morrison (b. 1971). Popcorn, c. 1990’s. Gouache on board, 18 x 16 in.

Gift of Robert T. Horvath. Jesse Wilcox Smith (1863-1935). “You should have seen my triumphal entry into the city, sitting among my goods and chattels.”, 1922. Book illustration for An Old-Fashion Girl by Louisa May Alcott. Charcoal on paper, 29 ¾ x 20 ¾ in.

Gift of the Kelly Collection of American Illustration. Blanche Greer. [Young People Lounging], n.d. Charcoal on paper. 17 ½ x 21 ½ in.

Gift of the Kelly Collection of American Illustration. Will Crawford (1869-1944). [Soldiers at a Wayside Shrine], n.d. Pen on paper. 28 x 20 ½.

Gift of the Kelly Collection of American Illustration. Harrison Cady (1877-1970). “How mercenary of young Mr. Longlegs letting himself out as a hanging lamp”, Illustration for Life, March 4, 1915, p. 388. Pen and watercolor on paper. 19 ½ x 15 ½ in.

Gift of the Kelly Collection of American Illustration. John Wolcott Adams 1874-1928). A Man for the Ages, 1910. Pen on paper. 11 3/8 x 13 7/8 in

Gift of the Kelly Collection of American Illustration. James E. Kelly ((1855-1933). Capsized, 1874. Gouache on board. 17 ¼ x 21 1/4 in.

Gift of the Kelly Collection of American Illustration. Alfred Parsons (1847-1920). Most Sweet it is Uplifted Eyes, 1889. Illustration for “Most Sweet it is Uplifted Eyes” by William Wordsworth, Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, April 1889, p. 751.Watercolor on paper. 17 ¼ x 21 ¼ in

Gift of the Kelly Collection of American Illustration. Alice Barber Stephens (1858-1932). You are ill, Miriam, 1900. Book illustration for “The Marble Faun” by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Oil on panel. 26 x 19 ½ in.

Gift of Dave O’Neill. Rose O’Neill (1897-1944). Twenty-six original artworks. Various mediums.

Gift of C. F. Payne. C. F. Payne (b. 1956). “Clinton basks in the political glow as the first Democratic president since FDR to have a second inaugural, but independent counsel Kenneth Starr prepares a missile that could have a chilling effect. Ready, aim.”, 1997. Illustration for Time, January 27, 1997, p. 15. Gouache and pencil on board, 13 ½ x 10 in.

Gift of C. F. Payne. C. F. Payne (b. 1956). Friends at 75 years old. Illustration for Entertainment Weekly. Mixed media on board, 18 ¼ x 14 ¾ in.

Gift of Jerry Pinkney. Jerry Pinkney (b. 1939). [Hummingbird], December 8, 2018. Pastel on paper, 30 ¼ x 25 in.

Purchase. Frederick Corray Yohn (1875-1933). “Ridges, General Sherman said war was hell, but he should have seen this!. Book illustration for The Butler’s Story by Arthur Train, Charles Scribner’s Sons, March 1909. Gouache on board, 21 ½ x 20 in.

Purchase. Lillian Shoemaker Reusser Nei Hawley (1927-2015). Fifty-four original student artwork for Famous Artists School assignments and instructor feedback drawings. Various mediums.

Gift of Emanuel Schongut. Emanuel Schongut (b. 1936). Sixty-one original artworks. Various mediums.

Gift of Andrew J. Sordoni, III. Harold von Schmidt (1893-1982). “I have had the liberty of speaking through the hold of the door to my wife and servants, his editorial read.”, 1934. Story illustration for Not Guilty! His Majesty the King Versus John Peter Zenger by Charles Spencer Hart, The Elks Magazine, December 1934, pp. 12-13. Oil on linen, 29 3/8 x 39 3/8 in.

Gift of Anne White. Attributed to Norman Rockwell (1894-1978). Man’s First Step on the Moon, 1966. Color study for Look, January 10, 1967, pp. 40-41. Oil on photographic paper. 8 ¾ x 9 ¼.

Listed alphabetically by donor’s last name.

 

Carrol Allen
One 8” x 10” black and white photo of Norman Rockwell in his studio, taken by Barry Goldwater 

Eileen Berglund
Black and white photo of NR with art award winner Thomas Nethercott

Sandy Freund Borden
Five issues of Scientific American magazine: March 1956, November 1956, December 1959, March 1962, July 1966; April 23, 1951 issue of Life magazine; 20 Mythical Monsters tearsheets; Phoenix Medal from the International Congress of Zoology

Sally Hill Cooper
Materials relating to Norman Rockwell family history

Kelvin Cross
Eight black and white photos of Norman Rockwell and family along with four newsclippings

Martin Diamond
Two prints (unsigned) – Shuffleton’s Barber Shop, Game Called Because of Rain
One photo of Norman Rockwell painting Mother’s Day cover
Two issues of Columbia magazine with Don Winslow covers

Mary Emerson
November 1923 issue of Judge magazine
A Color Notation by A.H. Munsell (1926)
Composition by Arthur W. Dow (1929)
A Practical Folio of Lettering by William L. Longyear (c. 1930)

Ethel Feltham
J.C. Leyendecker Saturday Evening Post covers and tearsheets

Johnny Haney
Materials relating to the 1943 Four Freedoms War Bonds Show
Informational booklet from the 1943 Four Freedoms War Bond Show, measuring 9” x 6”
Two sets of Four Freedoms prints (one set signed by NR), size 16”x13”
Three War Bonds sales forms from the Meier & Frank Co. Department store
Raffle ticket for War Bond show
Instruction sheet to Meier & Frank employees regarding how to complete sales of bonds

Mr. William Harmer, Executive Director, Westport Library
1073 reference photos belonging to artists Al Dorne, Tom Lovell, Hardie Gramatky, and Al Muenchen

 Bob Horvath
Books
Edgar Rice Burroughs: 100 Year Art Chronology, Volumes 1-4
Andrew Wyeth, A Secret Life by Richard Meryman (1996)
Rose O’Neill, The Girl Who Loved to Draw by Linda Brewster (2009)
The Sixteenth Annual of American Illustration by Society of Illustrators (1974)
The Seventeenth Annual of American Illustration by Society of Illustrators (1975)
A Hoosier Romance: Squire Hawkins Story by James Whitcomb Riley (1910)
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, by John Fox, Jr. (1936)
The Boy Who Lived in Pudding Lane, by Sarah Addington (1922)
Son of Man featuring cover artwork by Murray Tinkelman (1971)

Scott Levine
Song of Bernadette press kit – 22”x16”

Roger Miles
Seven black and white and one color photo of Jean Cunningham.  One clipping depicting an Altman raincoats advertisement.

Ronni Mitten
Additional slides and ephemera from Murray Tinkelman

David O’Neill
Volume XXXIII of McClure’s magazine, May to October 1909

Bill Priesmeyer
Three 15”x 19” prints of Niblets corn advertisements

Abigail Rockwell
45 record featuring interview with Norman Rockwell discussing My Adventures as an Illustrator

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Three binders of Norman Rockwell (74) and J.C. Leyendecker (136) tearsheets

E.M. Shongut
Prints, posters and Tearsheets

Elwood Smith
Ben Shahn signed print

Michael and Heather Reusser Telschow
Famous Artists School binders and course materials belonging to Lillian Reusser

Michael W. Thacher
Collection of signed letters, as well as magazines and a stamp collection

Ed Vebell
Six black and white photos (8”x10”) of artists at a Famous Artist School event

Harvey Versteeg
Illustrated books by Frank Schoonover and others
Five American Boy magazines with Frank Schoonover illustrations

Museum Purchase
Photo of Norman Rockwell with judges from the National Beauty Tournament in Atlantic City, New Jersey

Museum purchase
WWI Poster by Hazel Roberts
“War Clouds Gather!” 25”x 19”

Museum purchase
Five black and white photographs of Rube Goldberg

Art Acquisitions

Gift of Susan Freund Borden. Rudolf
Christian Freund (1915-1969).
Twenty original artworks, various mediums.

Gift of Roz Chast. A Room of One’s Own, 2007. Illustration for
The New Yorker, March 26, 2007. Ink on paper

Gift of Roz Chast. Ed’s Shells N’ More, 1988. Cover illustration for
The New Yorker, September 5, 1988. Watercolor and ink on paper

Gift of Roz Chast. Einsteins on the Beach, 2004.
Illustration for The New Yorker, July 12, 2004.
Ink on paper

Gift of The Eisenstat Collection, Reginald Bathurst
Birch (1905-1993). Sixty-three drawings for
sheet music. Pen and ink, 13 x 16 in. matted.

Gift of Mary Emerson. J. Carroll Blunt (1900-1970).
Nineteen original student artworks
for Famous Artists School. Various mediums

Gift of Teresa Fasolino. Teresa Fasolino.
Nineteen original artworks. Various mediums.

Gift of Ethel H. Feltham. J. C. Leyendecker (1874-1951).
Thirty original artworks. Various mediums.

Gift of Ethel H. Feltham. J. C. Leyendecker (1874-1951).
Thirty original artworks. Various mediums.

Gift in honor of Professor Errol G. Hill and Mrs. Grace Hope Hill.
Charly Palmer (b. 1960). Negro Man Cald Thom,
c. 1990’s. Watercolor on paper, 22 x 13 in.

Gift in honor of Professor Errol G. Hill and Mrs. Grace
Hope Hill. Frank Morrison (b. 1971). Popcorn,
c. 1990’s. Gouache on board, 18 x 16 in

Gift of Robert T. Horvath. Jesse Wilcox Smith (1863-1935).
“You should have seen my triumphal entry into
the city, sitting among my goods and chattels.”
, 1922. Book illustration for An Old-Fashion Girl
by Louisa May Alcott. Charcoal on paper, 29 ¾ x 20 ¾ in.

Gift of the Kelly Collection of American Illustration.
Blanche Greer. [Young People Lounging], n.d.
Charcoal on paper. 17 ½ x 21 ½ in.

Gift of the Kelly Collection of American Illustration.
Will Crawford (1869-1944). [Soldiers at a
Wayside Shrine], n.d. Pen on paper. 28 x 20 ½.

Gift of the Kelly Collection of American Illustration. Harrison Cady
(1877-1970). “How mercenary of young Mr. Longlegs
letting himself out as a hanging lamp”, Illustration for Life,
March 4, 1915, p. 388. Pen and watercolor on
paper. 19 ½ x 15 ½ in.

Gift of the Kelly Collection of American Illustration.
John Wolcott Adams 1874-1928). A Man for the
Ages
, 1910. Pen on paper. 11 3/8 x 13 7/8 in.

Gift of the Kelly Collection of American Illustration.
James E. Kelly ((1855-1933). Capsized,
1874. Gouache on board. 17 ¼ x 21 1/4 in.

Gift of the Kelly Collection of American Illustration. Alfred Parsons
(1847-1920). Most Sweet it is Uplifted Eyes,
1889. Illustration for “Most Sweet it is Uplifted Eyes”
by William Wordsworth, Harper’s New Monthly Magazine,
April 1889, p. 751.Watercolor on paper. 17 ¼ x 21 ¼ in.

Gift of the Kelly Collection of American Illustration.
Alice Barber Stephens (1858-1932). You are ill,
Miriam
, 1900. Book illustration for “The Marble Faun”
by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Oil on panel. 26 x 19 ½ in.

Gift of Dave O’Neill. Rose O’Neill (1897-1944).
Twenty-six original artworks. Various mediums.

Gift of C. F. Payne. C. F. Payne (b. 1956). “Clinton basks in the political
glow as the first Democratic president since FDR to have a
second inaugural, but independent counsel Kenneth
Starr prepares a missile that could have a chilling effect.
Ready, aim.”, 1997. Illustration for Time, January 27, 1997,
p. 15. Gouache and pencil on board, 13 ½ x 10 in.

Gift of C. F. Payne. C. F. Payne (b. 1956). Friends at 75 years old.
Illustration for Entertainment Weekly.
Mixed media on board, 18 ¼ x 14 ¾ in.

Gift of Jerry Pinkney. Jerry Pinkney (b. 1939). [Hummingbird],
December 8, 2018. Pastel on paper, 30 ¼ x 25 in.

Purchase. Frederick Corray Yohn (1875-1933). “Ridges, General Sherman said war was hell, but he should have seen
this!. Book illustration for The Butler’s Story by
Arthur Train, Charles Scribner’s Sons, March 1909.
Gouache on board, 21 ½ x 20 in.

Purchase. Lillian Shoemaker Reusser Nei Hawley (1927-2015).
Fifty-four original student artwork for Famous Artists
School assignments and instructor feedback drawings.
Various mediums.

Gift of Emanuel Schongut. Emanuel Schongut (b. 1936).
Sixty-one original artworks. Various mediums.

Gift of Andrew J. Sordoni, III. Harold von Schmidt (1893-1982).
“I have had the liberty of speaking through the hold of the door to
my wife and servants, his editorial read.”, 1934. Story illustration
for Not Guilty! His Majesty the King Versus John Peter Zenger by Charles Spencer Hart, The Elks Magazine, December 1934, pp. 12-13. Oil on linen, 29 3/8 x 39 3/8 in

Gift of Anne White. Attributed to Norman Rockwell (1894-1978).
Man’s First Step on the Moon, 1966. Color study for Look, January 10,
1967, pp. 40-41. Oil on photographic paper. 8 ¾ x 9 ¼.

Archival Acquisitions

Listed alphabetically by donor’s last name.

 

George Bain
Descendants of John Dwight, Volumes I and II

Anne Bascove
Approximately three cubic feet of books and ephemera including tearsheets, proofs, news clippings, and correspondence

Maggie Helck Brigham
Peter Helck archives (approx. 1,000)
32 boxes containing photos, tearsheets, correspondence, and ephemera

Terry Brown
November 3, 1906 issue of Tip Top Weekly

Alice Carter
Negatives for Red Rose Girls images (390)

Holly Frohnapple Chorba
Four Freedom’s war bond posters sized 40”x56”
Freedom to Worship
Freedom From Fear
Freedom From Want

Bill Cormier
180 Harper’s Weekly tearsheets featuring Thomas Nast illustrations

Martin Diamond
Two cubic feet of personal papers along with one library book and five exhibition catalogs
Index Card Sales Records of Danenberg Galleries and Martin Diamond Gallery totaling one cubic foot (approx. 100)

Stewart Edelstein
One cubic foot of materials relating to Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson (approx. 50)

Mary Emerson
Collection of letters from Norman Rockwell to Carroll Blunt

Anne Garrels
Seven books of tearsheets
Correspondence, ephemera and clippings totaling one cubic foot

Larry Gray
Set of eight Norman Rockwell drinking glasses

Bill Hargreaves
Seven cubic feet of illustration ephemera featuring the art of F.X. Leyendecker (536)

Patricia Herbert
Letter from Norman Rockwell to Merle Sawyer dated Sept. 9, 1975

Mrs. Judy Herman
Informational Booklet from Four Freedoms War Bond Show
Issued by U.S. Treasury Dept. and The Saturday Evening Post

Bob Horvath
Historical Account of the Ephrata Cloister and the Seventh Day Baptist Society, pamphlet, undated.
True Magazine, October 1959
Harper’s Young People, November 4, 1884
Harper’s Young People, June 10, 1984
Saturday Evening Post, May 5 1934, full magazine, 2 copies.
Harpers Monthly, Volume 125 (donated later)
Tom Lovell, miscellaneous proofs

James Kimble
1942 issue of the publication The War for Freedom

Michael G. Kurcias
Set of Four Freedoms war bond posters
Remember December 7th poster (unidentified artist)
United We Stand poster (unidentified artist)
Four Freedoms stamps

Dr. Steven Lomazow
June 2, 1945 issue of Liberty Magazine

Museum purchases
American Magazine, April 1939
Cinderfella movie poster

Marian Raser
One copy of Willie Was Different: The Story of an Ugly Thrushling, signed by Norman and Molly Rockwell

Janice Verhoek
Two cubic feet of archival material relating to artist Paul Bowermaster, including proofs, tearsheets, awards, books, and magazines

Westport Library/William Harmer, Director
Seven cubic feet of materials pertaining to Al Dorne and other Connecticut illustrators (approx. 50 folders)

Terry Considine Williams
Letter from Norman Rockwell to Brian Williams dated March 28, 1948