Collection Photo, Print, Drawing Pennell collection of Whistleriana Joseph Pennell collection of Whistleriana / Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell collection of Whistleriana / Whistleriana collection / I. & E.R. Pennell-Whistler Collection
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- Pennell collection of Whistleriana
- Joseph Pennell collection of Whistleriana
- Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell collection of Whistleriana
- Whistleriana collection
- I. & E.R. Pennell-Whistler Collection
- Joseph and Elizabeth Pennell were introduced to James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) after their move to London in 1884. As their friendship grew, the Pennells began collecting literary and biographical information on Whistler and were asked by the artist to write his biography. Whistler himself contributed notes and suggestions. The Life of James McNeill Whistler (Philadelphia: J. B. Lipincott Co.; London: W. Heinemann, 1908) was issued following an unsuccessful suit by the executrix of Whistler's estate, Rosalind Birnie Philip, to prevent its publication. The Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell Collection of Whistleriana was presented to the Library in 1917. The Pennells' bequest brought additional items to the collection and provided for its continued growth through an acquisition fund. All nonmanuscript items from the Pennell gift are kept in the Prints and Photographs Division. The collection includes catalogs documenting exhibitions at which Whistler showed his work, reproductions of Whis tler's paintings, biographical photographs, books, and pamphlets. The Pennells donated most of the 300 Whistler lithographs, etchings, and drypoints recorded in the fine prints card catalog and listed in American Prints in the Library of Congress: A Catalog of the Collection, (Baltimore: Published for the Library of Congress by the Johns Hopkins Press, 1970) compiled by Karen F. Beall and others. Also in the collection are twenty original pen and pencil sketches.
- Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926, donor
- Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, 1855-1936, donor
- Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903, artist
Created / Published
- 1850-1930, bulk 1880-1920.
- - Whistler, James McNeill,--1834-1903
- - Arrangement: Organized in 4 series. Each series has its own access tool. (1) The original drawings have individual catalog records under the call number DRWG/MA. (2) The prints have individual catalog records under the call number FP - XIX - W576. (3) The photographic portraits of Whistler, his family, and associates and reproductions of Whistler's work are in LOTs 12422, 12423, 12424, 12425, and 12426. (4) The ephemera, printing plates, and related production materials are available by appointment and are in LOTs 15186, 15187, 15188, 15189, and 15190.
- - Title from Special collections in the Library of Congress / compiled by Annette Melville. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1980.
- - Over 100 Whistler exhibition catalogs from 1874 through 1905 are held in LOT 15354-C of the Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell collection.
- - Special collections in the Library of Congress / compiled by Annette Melville. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1980, no. 184.
- - Cite as the Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell collection of Whistleriana, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.
- - Digitized images of some items display with associated descriptions in the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog.
- - Gift; Joseph Pennell; 1917; (DLC/PP - 1917:R01).
- - Later additions: Purchase and gift; Pennell Fund and other sources.
- - Related materials at the Library include the Pennell personal library of books in the Prints and Photographs Division; the Pennell papers and Whistleriana letters in the Manuscript Division; and Mrs. Pennell's collection of cookbooks in the Rare Book Division.
- - Published in: The Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell Collection of Whistleriana Shown in the Division of Prints, Library of Congress, Southwest Pavilion. Washington, DC: Govt. Print. Off., Library Branch, 1921.
- ca. 1,000 items : b&w and color ; 7 cm or smaller.
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- Guide Record [P&P]
- Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926. Pennell-Whistler collection
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
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Chicago citation style:
Pennell, Joseph, Donor, Elizabeth Robins Pennell, and James Mcneill Whistler. Pennell collection of Whistleriana. , 1850. to 1930, Bulk 1880 to 1920. Photograph. https://lccn.loc.gov/2009630684.
APA citation style:
Pennell, J., Pennell, E. R. & Whistler, J. M. (1850) Pennell collection of Whistleriana. , 1850. to 1930, Bulk 1880 to 1920. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://lccn.loc.gov/2009630684.
MLA citation style:
Pennell, Joseph, Donor, Elizabeth Robins Pennell, and James Mcneill Whistler. Pennell collection of Whistleriana. to 1930, Bulk 1880 to 1920. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <lccn.loc.gov/2009630684>.