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The marriage of Joseph Pennell (1857-1926) and Elizabeth Robins Pennell (1855-1936) was one of equals and complements, bringing together two talented individuals with keen minds, ambition, and a love of work. Elizabeth Robins published her first essay, "Mischief in the Middle Ages," in the Atlantic Monthly in July 1881, and wrote travel books, biographies, a novel, art criticism, and essays up until the time of her death in 1936. Her first book, Life of Mary Wollstonecraft (Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1884) was published the year she married. Joseph Pennell was an illustrator (as he said, "a born illustrator"), an etcher, lithographer, and a writer as well, noted for his ho nesty, invective, and sense of humor. They began their acquaintance in 1881 while collaborating on an article for The Century Magazine. She was assigned to write the text to accompany some of his etchings of Philadelphia sites; the result was "A Ramble in Old Philadelphia," published in the March 1882 issue. The collaboration continued throughout their marriage producing over 230 books as author, joint author, and/or illustrator, plus hundreds of essays and articles. See Free Library of Philadelphia. "Checklist of Books and Contributions to Books by Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell, issued in connection with a Pennell exhibition in the Free Library of Philadelphia, June-August 1945," by Victor Egbert.

In his extremely productive career as an artist Joseph Pennell made over 1800 prints, many as illustrations for magazines and for the books of prominent authors including F. Marion Crawford, Andrew Lang, William Dean Howells, and Henry James.

Both Pennells were natives of Philadelphia. Elizabeth Robins was born to a prosperous banking and finance family. Her grandfather, Thomas Robins, whose family was originally from Virginia and the eastern shore of Maryland, was a trustee of the First Pennsylvania Bank and later president of the Philadelphia Bank at Fourth and Chestnut Streets. Her father, Edward Robins, worked as a broker on the Philadelphia Stock Exchange but lost money following the Civil War, leaving the family with limited resources. Elizabeth's mother died when she was very young, and she and her sister were sent by their father to the convent of the Sacred Heart in Torresdale, just north of Philadelphia. Their life at the school was documented by Elizabeth's classmate Agnes Repplier (1855-1950) in her book In Our Convent Days (1905). Elizabeth also wrote of the experience in Our Philadelphia (1914). Her father was a convert to Catholicism, and Elizabeth writes of how her convent experience and the class prejudice against Catholics in nineteenth-century Philadelphia made it difficult for her to become a part of Philadelphia society when she left the convent at age seventeen: "In France, in Louisiana, in Maryland, to be a Catholic was to be at the top of the social scale, approved by society; in Pennsylvania, it was to be at the bottom, despised by society," Our Philadelphia, 175).

She went to live in her father's home. By this time he had remarried and she had younger siblings. Elizabeth found inspiration in the work of her uncle, the author Charles Godfrey Leland (1824-1903), who was a stimulating companion, introducing her to other writers, including his friends Walt Whitman (1819-1892) and George H. Boker (1823-1890). Leland took her with him on his visits to gypsy encampments in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for his book The Gypsies. He encouraged her to write and gave her introductions in the offices of Philadelphia's newspapers. Elizabeth needed her own income and was excited by the challenge of work, which transformed her view of her world, up until then limited by what she calls "the social adventure."

Joseph Pennell was born in Philadelphia at 603 South 9th Street on 4 July 1857 but was raised on Lombard Street by his Quaker parents, Larkin Pennell and Rebecca A. Barton. He attended the Select Boys' School, now Friends Select School. In 1870 the family moved to Germantown, where he attended Germantown Friends Select School. He spent much time drawing, a skill not appreciated in his school, but he did receive some instruction in drawing there from James R. Lambdin. After graduating, he worked in an office of the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company. His application to the newly opened school of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts was rejected in 1876, and he attended the School of Industrial Arts at night. He was expelled from this school in 1879 (Pennell says for encouraging a mutiny among the students), but recognizing his ability, his professor, Charles M. Burns, gained admittance for Pennell to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he studied under Thomas Eakins and others. Pennell's talents lay in graphic arts, not in painting, and his abrupt personality contributed to some difficulties he experienced during uneasy years at the Academy. He was determined to work as an artist and opened his own studio (shared with Henry R. Poore) in 1880. Pennell also loved cycling and was captain of the Germantown Bicycle Club. Some of his early commissions as an illustrator were for articles on cycling. From the start he succeeded in landing many commissions for Harper's and Scribner's (later The Century Magazine) and then a host of other publications. In 1883 he was sent by Century to Italy to work on illustrations for a series of articles by William Dean Howells. In his letters to Elizabeth from Florence he used endearments from the gypsy cant they had both picked up while traveling with Charles Godfrey Leland; and Pennell expressed his desire that she join him in Italy.

In the summer of 1884, following their wedding which took place on June 4 in the parlor of Elizabeth's grandfather's house at 1110 Spruce St. in Philadelphia, Life and Letters of Joseph Pennell, v. 1, p. 114.

The Pennells moved to London, remaining there for thirty years. They traveled throughout Europe in the summers by tricycle, by bicycle, and on foot, writing and illustrating a large number of travel books together. Both agreed from the start not to let their marriage interfere with their work. As Elizabeth wrote: "After Canterbury [the publication of their first book, A Canterbury Pilgrimage in 1885] the opportunity came to test the resolution reached before our marriage, not to allow anything to interfere with his drawing and my writing. Should they call us in different directions, each must go his or her way." Life and Letters of Joseph Pennell, v. 1, p. 123. And while they spent a great deal of time traveling together, Joseph Pennell pursued his work wherever it took him, writing long letters to Elizabeth, who sent him the same. In London they became friends with Robert Louis Stevenson, Andrew Lang, Edmund Gosse, Dr. Frederick James Furnivall, and Walter Crane. Their relationships with William Morris, John Galsworthy, James McNeill Whistler, Henry James, George Bernard Shaw, Aubrey Beardsley, William Heinemann, John Lane, Fisher Unwin, and a number of other writers, artists, and publishers are documented in their books, particularly in Elizabeth Robins Pennell's Nights: Rome, Venice in the Aesthetic Eighties; London, Paris in the Fighting Nineties (1916), an account of the lively Thursday night salon they hosted.

In 1887 Joseph Pennell began writing a column of art criticism for the Star in London, a column started by George Bernard Shaw, who had abandoned it to write a column on music. Pennell was outspoken, upsetting both the academy and artists; soon the editor H. W. Massingham engaged Elizabeth R. Pennell to do the work as understudy and thus she began a career writing art criticism.

James McNeill Whistler had a profound influence on Joseph Pennell. They met in London in 1884. When Whistler moved to Paris in 1892, Pennell followed in 1893 and spent a period working with Whistler in his studio. The Adventures of an Illustrator, p. 242.

The Pennells began collecting materials for an authorized biography of Whistler's life, first published in 1908. The biography generated a lawsuit over the issue of whether in fact it had been authorized by Whistler, and whether the Pennells had the right to use the Whistler letters they had collected. The Pennells won the lawsuit but not the rights to publish the letters.

Joseph Pennell's books, particularly the earliest, were written as he dictated them to his wife Elizabeth, Life and Letters of Joseph Pennell , v. 1, pp. 191-192. It was she who polished the writing and went over the proofs with him. They included Pen Drawing and Pen Draughtsmen (1889), The Illustration of Books (1895), The Work of Charles Keene (1897), Joseph Pennell's Pictures of War Work in America (1918), Etchers and Etching (1920), and The Graphic Arts (1920), among others.

After spending part of 1914 in Berlin, Joseph Pennell managed to get to London just as the war was declared. He drew and sketched munitions factories and other war works for the British Government and then was invited to do the same for France. What Pe nnell experienced in France horrified him. As a Quaker, he abhorred the war and the destruction of cities, towns, and ways of life he had known. Through H.-D. Davray he had been given a French government permit to go to Verdun to illustrate the war at the front lines. He traveled there as part of a press corp but could not bear to remain, returned to England, and shortly afterwards to the United States, writing "I had had my sight of War and felt and knew the wreck and ruin of War, the wreck of my life and my home-and that has never left me since." The Adventures of an Illustrator, pp. 356-357.

The Pennells spent time in Philadelphia but never settled there. Joseph Pennell traveled, lectured, and worked in Washington, D.C., organizing his Whistler collection for the Library of Congress. In 1921 the couple moved to Brooklyn, New York.

Near the end of his life Joseph Pennell recognized that his 40-year career had coincided with "The Golden Age of Illustration" at one of the leading illustrated magazines in the United States, Century Magazine. The magazine's art editor, A. W. Drake, and editor, R. U. Johnson, remained close friends of the Pennells. In her letters to Emily Robins, Elizabeth describes birthday parties and Christmases at the Johnson's home in New York.

Joseph Pennell worked, teaching students at the Art Students League, up until a week before his death. He contracted influenza which developed into pneumonia and he died at home in the Hotel Margaret in Brooklyn Heights on 23 April 1926. Edward L. Tinker reports that "just before he died he begged to be carried to his window for one last look at the view of Manhattan that he loved and had often sketched and painted. The doctor thought it unwise, but I have always regretted that Mr. Pennell was deprived of this last pleasure." Edward Larocque Tinker, The Pennells, p. 24

Elizabeth moved into Manhattan in October 1926, to an address at 449 Park Avenue where the Pennells' friends, Edward L. and Frances Tinker lived downstairs. She remained there for the rest of her life, maintaining her friendship with dozens of artists including her husband's students. Always true to her interest in dinners and dining, she entertained at home with her famous "little dinners." Childe Hassam, Ernest Lawson, and the sculptor John Flanagan were among her guests. She died on Friday, 14 February 1936, at her apartment in New York City.

The Pennell Family Papers at the University of Pennsylvania Library contain scores of tributes to Joseph Pennell written after his death in April 1926. This letter written by artist Gifford Beal and published in the Hartford Courant, 12 June 1926, is also a tribute to Elizabeth R. Pennell and to the Pennells' marriage:

The keynote of his life was service to the cause of art and the clearing out of dark corners where sham and pretense lurked in the guise of beauty. His kindness to those around him in everyday life was unbounded and I will mention but one instance that I know of: At the exhibition of his students' work at the Anderson Galleries, he bought more than half of the exhibit just to encourage them.... But I often think that the greatest things in life spring from that harmony known only to those who have live d lives like Mr. and Mrs. Pennell--a husband and wife equally great in different ways with a mutual love and understanding until the end.

Elizabeth Pennell's life inspired affection and tributes as well. Included in this collection are two letters written by British author Violet Hunt (1862-1942) in 1939. Hunt was suffering from illness and distressed not to hear from her friend Elizabeth, whom she had known for many years in London. After learning of Elizabeth Pennell's death, she wrote to Frances Tinker:

I loved Elizabeth as I am sure I told you. (No harm in telling you again) and I feel as if I should soon join her if [it] were permitted. I loved her.

26 February 1939

The Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell Papers at the University of Pennsylvania are the integration of several gifts and deposits made during the 1950s by Edward Larocque Tinker and Elizabeth Pennell's sister-in-law, Emily Jewell Robins, augmented by a few later donations and purchases. Received separately, the papers are here combined for better access by researchers.

The Pennells bequeathed their collection of Whistleriana to the Library of Congress in 1917 although the papers remained in storage in London until the end of the war. Upon his death in 1926, Joseph Pennell bequeathed his own prints, papers, and estate to the Library of Congress, subject to provision made for Elizabeth's use of the estate until she died. Elizabeth was the manager of the couple's finances and kept the estate intact and growing even through the Depression. Upon her death the couple's papers, including Elizabeth's collection of cookery books and some papers of Charles Godfrey Leland, were transferred to the Library of Congress. Elizabeth left her personal papers and literary rights to her friends Edward L. and Frances Tinker, who donated some of these papers to the University of Pennsylvania in 1951 and later made a donation to the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin in 1961.

The papers at the University of Pennsylvania Library comprise personal correspondence of both Pennells, drafts and galleys for some of their publications; contracts; royalty statements; trust fund account statements; copies of wills; publicity materials; photographs; newspaper clippings; memorabilia; exhibition catalogs, awards, original sketches, watercolors, and prints by Joseph Pennell; in addition to a few works by other artists.

There also are some letters and other materials about the Pennells generated by the two donors, who researched and wrote about the Pennells and actively promoted the granting of a posthumous doctorate to Joseph Pennell by the University of Pennsylvania in 1951.

Joseph Pennell's correspondence includes letters from the Art Club of Philadelphia, related to his resignation from that organization in 1918; correspondence with the Art Institute of Chicago where he lectured in 1919 and 1920; letters he wrote to fell ow artist John McLure Hamilton, many concerning work they did for world art expositions including the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at St. Louis in 1904; and letters he wrote to artist C. B. Falls while teaching at the Art Students League in the 1920s (th ese were a donation from Mrs. Falls in 1979). Also included is Pennell's correspondence with the Library of Congress in 1917 regarding his donation of Whistler manuscripts to the Library; correspondence with officials of the British government regarding P ennell's access to military sites in 1916-1917; and correspondence and royalty statements from his publishers.

Elizabeth Robins Pennell's correspondence includes letters from Edmund Gosse (1849-1928) and J. M. Barrie (1860-1937) regarding her war novel The Lovers (1917), plus a number of other letters in response to the novel. A lon g letter from Mary Franklin (Mrs. Daniel) Garber in 1925 discusses the education of women, the difficulties of domestic life, and artistic taste in America. Letters from Howard Coppuck Levis discuss wine and the collecting of cookery books. A number of le tters from Agnes Repplier (1855-1950) attest to the lifelong friendship between the two women. Letters from Dora Esther Yates (b. 1879) relate to the Gypsy Lore Society which Elizabeth R. Pennell served as honorary president in 1931. Correspondence to Edward Larocque Tinker spans the years of their friendship from 1922 to 1935. There is also correspondence with the Pennells' publishers regarding both Joseph and Elizabeth's books.

The bulk of the Elizabeth R. Pennell correspondence, however, comprises her letters to her brother Edward Robins, plus, in particular, her bi-weekly letters to her sister-in-law Emily Jewell Robins which span the years from 1922 to February 1936. In th ese letters Elizabeth discusses artists and the art world in New York and Philadelphia, plus news and gossip from Europe. Artists, art dealers and collectors, and writers mentioned in these letters include Wayman Adams, Clifford Addams, Paul Wayland Bartl ett, Gifford Beal, Irving Clark, Royal Cortissoz, John Flanagan, John Galsworthy, Ellen Glasgow, John McLure Hamilton, Childe Hassam, Arthur Mayger Hind, Violet Hunt, R. U. Johnson, Edward G. Kennedy, Emmet Kennedy, Ernest Lawson, John Frederick Lewis, Belloc Lowndes, Harrison S. Morris, Laurent Oppenheim, Agnes Repplier, R. H. Sauter, John Charles Van Dyke, H. G. Wells, Cadwallader Washburn, H. Devitt Welsh, James McNeill Whistler, Owen Wister, Catharine Morris Wright, and Sydney Longstreth Wright.

Elizabeth Robins Pennell's observations on people she had known well are often humorous, as she wrote to Emily:

Bernard Shaw seems to have a distressing fancy to exhibit his nakedness to the world. It was bad enough when he was young and posed as Rodin's Penseur but in his old age it is simply loathsome. He looks like one of those ho rrible holy men of India who spend most of their lives staring at their navel.

15 September 1928

She remained energetic and interested in world events until the end of her life. Her letters comment on United States politics, the music of Leopold Stokowski, the Catholic church and birth control, and world events, as in this example from a letter written when she was 78 years old:

Dear Emily, Isn't this a beautiful morning? It quite wakes me up, despite the fact that Hitler's last performance seems to bring us all to the verge of chaos. When he spoke over the radio yesterday. It's hard just to hear his voice and judge him by it, meaning to turn him off after a few minutes as I understand so little German nowadays that I felt there was no use to linger longer. But I could not stop listening. I never heard such rage and fury -- "hell, fire and damnation" sort of thing -- in a voice before. It was amazing and horribly alarming. Did you listen in by chance, and if you did, how did it strike you? If he has his way the whole world will be in a war within the next year or so, if not sooner.

15 October 1933

The Papers at the University of Pennsylvania include many of the photographs, proof sheets and some publicity for Joseph Pennell's memoirs, The Adventures of an Illustrator (1925). This was Pennell's last book before his death, although he planned and worked on the Catalogues of his etchings and lithographs. Of interest to historians of the Society of Friends in Philadelphia are the eight daguerreotypes of Joseph Pennell and his family in Quaker dress, ca. 1860. Some of the images were used to illustrate Joseph Pennell's memoirs.

Also included are approximately 150 works of art by Joseph Pennell, most are etchings and lithographs, with a few sketches and watercolors. Subjects include historic sites and contemporary construction in Philadelphia, New York City, Washington, D.C., and some from Pennell's work in Europe. Portraits of Joseph Pennell include signed etchings by H. Devitt Welsh and Levon West, and reliefs by sculptors John Flanagan and R. Tait McKenzie, plus photographs by a number of noted photographers.

Related collections at the Library of the University of Pennsylvania are the Carl Zigrosser Papers, Ms. Coll. 6, and the Agnes Repplier Papers, Ms. Coll. 18, both of which include Pennell letters. Related collections of Joseph and Elizabeth Pennell let ters in the Philadelphia area may be found at the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Rosenbach Library. Many of these items were microfilmed by the Smithsonian Institution for its Archives of American Art project in 1984-1989 and are cataloged in both WorldCat and Franklin.

Pennell, Elizabeth. Joseph Pennell: An account by his wife Elizabeth Robins Pennell issued on the occasion of a memorial exhibition of his works. Library of Congress, 1927. Pennell, Elizabeth. The Life and Letters of Joseph Pennell. 2 vols. London: Ernest Benn, Ltd., 1930. Pennell, Elizabeth Robins and Pennell, Joseph. Our Philadelphia. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1914. Pennell, Joseph. The Adventures of an Illustrator. Boston: Little Brown and Co., 1925. Tinker, Edward Larocque. The Pennells. Privately printed. New York, 1951. Wuerth, Louis A. Catalogue of the Etchings of Joseph Pennell, with an introduction by Elizabeth Robins Pennell. Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1928. Wuerth, Louis A. Catalogue of the Lithographs of Joseph Pennell, with an introduction by Elizabeth Robins Pennell. Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1931.

Gift of Edward Larocque Tinker, Emily Jewell Robins, and Mrs. C. B. Falls, 1951-1952, with purchased additions.

For a complete listing of correspondents, do the following title search in Franklin: Pennell Family Papers.

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Series Description

Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent, then chronologically within each folder. Outgoing and incoming letters are interfiled. The correspondence series for both Joseph and Elizabeth Pennell includes royalty statements of income fro m their books, filed under the name of the publisher. The container list provides only a brief description of the contents for the correspondence series; individual cataloging records for all correspondents have been entered into OCLC and Franklin. For a listing of the correspondents in WorldCat or Franklin, do the following title search: Pennell Family Papers.

5 boxes

Description

Comprises 45 correspondents in 46 folders; outgoing letters from Joseph Pennell include letters to artists C. B. Falls and John McLure Hamilton, and to his brother-in-law Edward Robins.

46 folders

Correspondents A-W.
Box 1 Folder 1-46
Description

Comprises 59 correspondents in 105 folders, much is business correspondence with publishers, the bulk is personal correspondence to Elizabeth's sister-in-law, Emily Jewell Robins, and to her friend Edward Larocque Tinker.

105 folders

Correspondents A-Z.
Box 1-5 Folder 47-151

5 boxes+ oversize

Description & Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title of publication, where possible. Pennell's lecture notes for the Scammon lectures at the Art Institute of Chicago are filed under their publication title, The Graphic Arts. Includes publicity materials for Pennell's books and for his lectures and promotion of J. M. Whistler's reputation.

Adventures of an Illustrator, specimen pages. One set autographed by Joseph Pennell, the second set with color, 1925.
Box 6 Folder 152
Adventures of an Illustrator, title page and frontispiece (portrait of J. Pennell by William Strang (1859-1921), in color). Proof for invitation to the private view for Adventures of an Illustrator at the Anderson Galleries, 4 December 1925.
Box 6 Folder 153
Adventures of an Illustrator, chapter 3, "Friends School in Germantown," reprinted in the Germantown Crier, vol. 2, no 4, pp. 20-23.ttitle>, (December 1950).
Box 6 Folder 154
Glory of New York, forthcoming publication notice, William Edwin Rudge, Society of Illustrators notice re Pennell's Pen Drawing and Pen Draughtsmen, ca. 1926 and 1932. 2 items.
Box 6 Folder 155

2 items

The Graphic Arts, modern men and modern methods. Scammon Lectures for the Art Institute of Chicago. Holograph lecture notes and copy, [Published in 1921 by the University of Chica go Press]., circa 1918-1920.
Box 6 Folder 156-158
"The Lost Art of American Illustration", holograph. 33 Leaves.
Box 6 Folder 159

33 Leaves

"The Lost Art of American Illustration," typescript, 2 copies, 1 copy with ms. corrections by Joseph Pennell. 28 Leaves.
Box 6 Folder 160

28 Leaves

Ms. descriptions of lithographs [?]. Descriptions or annotations for a number of J. Pennell's lithographs, possibly intended for, but not published in the Catalogue of the Lithographs of Joseph Pennell.
Box 6 Folder 161
Container Summary

16 leaves

Publicity . 2 items.
Box 6 Folder 162
Contents

* Publicity for International Memorial to James McNeill Whistler, sponsored by the International Society of Sculptors, Painters, & Gravers, London, ms. note to A. A. Pope from Joseph Pennell requesting a contribution to the memorial sculpted by Auguste Rodin, 1907
* Publicity for Joseph Pennell's lecture on "James McNeill Whistler, His Art and Life" sponsored by the Author's League Fund, New York, for 31 March 1922

2 items3 leaves

Description & Arrangement

Arranged chronologically, with reference to Louis A. Wuerth, Catalogue of the Etchings of Joseph Pennell. Approximately 22 of the 150 Pennell prints and sketches are filed in Box 6, the remainder are in Oversize Drawers 65, 66 and 51. Related artwork includes proof sheets of Joseph Pennell artwork published in both Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell's books.

"Views on the old Germantown Road," etchings by Joseph Pennell for article by Townsend Ward for Journal of the Pennsylvania Historical Society, Vol. 5, 1880-1881. 11 items.
Box 6 Folder 163
Contents

* The Fox Chase Inn, 1880 (Wuerth 9)
* The Old Stone Bridge at Nicetown, 1880 (Wuerth 11)
* Fair Hill Mansion, 1880 (Wuerth 12)
* Wakefield Fisher's Lane, 1880 (Wuerth 14)
* Roberts Mill, 1880 (2 proofs, marked No. 2) (Wuerth 15)
* Little Wakefield, 1880 (Wuerth 16)
* Germantown Academy, 1880 (Wuerth 23)
* Wister's House, on the Main St. opp. Queen, 1881 (Wuerth 24)
* Stenton. From the South West, 1881 (Wuerth 25)
* Wakefield Mills, 1881 (Wuerth 26)

11 items

Etchings of Philadelphia sites by Joseph Pennell, 1879-1920. 7 items.
Box 6 Folder 164
Contents

* "Fort Wilson," S. W. Cor of 3rd and Walnut St. Phila. 1879 (Wuerth 8)
* Plynlimmon Court, Philadelphia, 1880 (Wuerth 13)
* Black Horse Inn Yard, 352-354 N. 3nd St., 1880 (Wuerth 22)
* Independence Square, Philadelphia, 1920 (Wuerth 767) 4 proofs

7 items

Series of postcards of the Rouen Cathedral, lithographed, 1 missing according to note by Elizabeth Pennell in folder. Some previous water damage to postcards, circa 1907. 11 items.
Box 6 Folder 165
Contents

* Facade. The West Front
* Veille Rouen. An Old Street
* La Nef. The Nave, from Choir
* Transept. Transept du Nord
* Portail des Libraires. Screen Before the North Transept
* Rouen, St. Maclou, Stairs to Organ. Escalier de l'Orgue
* Rouen, St. Maclou, Spire of the Church. La Fleche
* Portail de la Calende. Doorway to the South Transept
* Tour de Beurre. Butter Tower
* Rue de la Grosse Horloge. Street of the Great Clock
* Les Tombeau. Tombs in Lady Chapel

11 items

Sketches for Liberty and Victory Loans, circa 1918. 6 items.
Box 6 Folder 166
Contents

* Sketches for Liberty Loan Posters. 2 items, 1 pencil sketch, 1 pen & ink, "What Your Liberty Bonds Buy," pamphlet ill. By J. Pennell, undated
* "I Am New York and This Is My Creed," by Bruce Barton, pamphlet published by Bankers Trust Company for the Victory Loan, cover illustration [Statue of Liberty] by J. Pennell, circa 1918, 4 items

6 items

Printed prospectus for "Walt Whitman" An Essay by Gabriel Sarrazin, translated by Harrison S. Morris, and to include an etching of Whitman's home by J. Pennell, 1919. 1 item.
Box 6 Folder 167

1 item1 leaf

Page proofs for The Gardens of Aphrodite by Edgar Saltus (1855-1921). Privately printed for the Pennell Club, Philadelphia, With layout corrections marked by J. Pennell on title page and 3 -5, 1920. 1 item.
Box 6 Folder 168

1 item5 leaves

Joseph Pennell in Etching by H. Devitt Welsh (Horace Devitt Welsh, b. 1888). Signed by Welsh, number 7/50, 1923.
Box 6 Folder 169
Landscapes by Joseph Pennell, ink wash sketches, undated. 2 items.
Box 6 Folder 170

2 items

Page proofs of J. Pennell's artwork for publication, including pastels and watercolors in color, undated. 1 item.
Box 6 Folder 171

1 item16 leaves

Page proofs of J. Pennell's lithograph, Searchlights Behind St. Paul's (Wuerth L398), 1914. 6 copies.
Box 6 Folder 172

6 copies6 leaves

Page proofs of illustrations for The Life and Letters of Joseph Pennell, with captions in the hand of the author, Elizabeth Pennell, circa 1929. 1 item.
Box 6 Folder 173-174

1 item39 leaves

3.5 boxes

Description & Arrangement

Arranged chronologically, Elizabeth R. Pennell's writings in these papers are focused almost exclusively on the life and work of her husband, the exception is her article on William Ernest Henley.

Biographical sketch of Joseph Pennell. "Mr. Joseph Pennell is the well-known American artist..." holograph, circa 1922. 1 item.
Box 6 Folder 175

1 item6 leaves

"Joseph Pennell": Introduction for Memorial Exhibition of Joseph Pennell's work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, held 9 Nov. 1926-27 Jan. 1927 .
Box 6 Folder 176
Contents

* Typescript with corrections signed by ERP, 24 August 1926. 1 item, 23 leaves
* Typed and annotated copy of exhibition checklist sent by ERP to E. L. Tinker, 9 August 1926 1 item, 5 leaves

Introduction to The Glory of New York, Sept. 1926. 1 item.
Box 6 Folder 177
Description

Typescript with corrections signed by ERP

1 item17 leaves

Notes regarding Joseph Pennell's will, circa 1926. 1 item.
Box 6 Folder 178

1 item7 leaves

Introduction to Catalogue of the Lithographs of Joseph Pennell by Louis A. Wuerth, August 1930. 1 item.
Box 6 Folder 179
Description

Typescript with corrections, inscribed "For Edward L. Tinker from Elizabeth Robins Pennell," corrected

1 item24 leaves

"William Ernest Henley: Lover of the Art of Bookmaking," for the Colophon , January 1931. 3 items.
Box 6 Folder 180
Description

Typescript, corrected, signed and Galley and page proofs

3 items30 leaves

Sample binding. A Guide for the Greedy.
Box 6 Folder 181
Sample binding. The Life and Letters of Joseph Pennell.
Box 6 Folder 182
Description

With corrections by Elizabeth Robins Pennell, these are galleys for her introductions to catalogs of Joseph Pennell's works by Louis A. Wuerth, and her biography of Joseph Pennell.

Introduction to Catalogue of the Etchings of Joseph Pennell by Louis A. Wuerth , 1928.
Box 7 Folder 183
Description

Marked galleys.

Introduction to Catalogue of the Lithographs of Joseph Pennell by Louis A. Wuerth, 1931.
Box 7 Folder 184-186
Description

Marked galleys.

The Life and Letters of Joseph Pennell Galleys , 12 July 1929.
Box 8 Folder 187-191
Description

Duplicate proofs.

The Life and Letters of Joseph Pennell Galleys , 23 August - 13 September 1929.
Box 9 Folder 192-197
Description

Author's proofs.

Series Description

Arranged chronologically within each subseries, the financial and legal papers of both Pennells are filed together here.

1 box

Description

Comprises 17 drafts and contracts with publishers.

Agreements. Macmillan Company and Joseph Pennell , 1904-1925. 5 items.
Box 10 Folder 198
Contents

* History of American Etching, Engraving and Illustration (never published), 1904
* Etching, 1919
* Pen Drawing and Pen Draughtsmen (revision), 1920
* Etchers and Etching (revision), 1924
* Etchers and Etching (agreement re royalties), 1925

5 items

Agreements. J. B. Lippincott Company and Joseph Pennell , 1912-1918. 3 items.
Box 10 Folder 199
Contents

* Joseph Pennell's Pictures of the Panama Canal (signed by J. Pennell), 1912
* Pictures of War Work in America (2 copies), 1917
* Joseph Pennell's Fourth Liberty Loan Poster(2 copies), 1918.

3 items

Agreements. J. B. Lippincott Company and Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell , 1912-1920. 3 items.
Box 10 Folder 200
Contents

* Our Philadelphia, 1912
* Whistler Journal, 1919, 1920

3 items

Agreements. J. B. Lippincott Company and Elizabeth Robins Pennell , 1915-1929. 3 items.
Box 10 Folder 201
Contents

* Nights, 1915
* Joseph Pennell's Pictures of Philadelphia, 1926
* Whistler the Friend, 1929

3 items

Agreement. Art Institute of Chicago and Joseph Pennell , 1920. 2 items.
Box 10 Folder 202
Contents

The Graphic Arts (draft of agreement and copy signed by J. Pennell)

2 items

Agreement. Little, Brown, and Company and Joseph Pennell , 1924. 1 item.
Box 10 Folder 203
Contents

"Reminiscences", The Adventures of an Illustrator (signed by J. Pennell)

1 item

Description

Comprises statements of investments in stocks, bonds, and real estate managed by the Provident Trust Company of Philadelphia for both Pennells.

Provident Life and Trust Company of Philadelphia. Statement of Account, Joseph Pennell., April 1921 - July 1935.
Box 10 Folder 204-206
Provident Trust Company of Philadelphia. Statement of Account, Elizabeth R. Pennell, January 1928 - June 1935.
Box 10 Folder 207
Description

Original will made by Joseph Pennell, with many revisions. There is no complete copy of Elizabeth Robins Pennell's will.

Joseph Pennell will. Original, drafts, codicils, and revisions, 1892-1924.
Box 10 Folder 208-215
Re Estate of Joseph Pennell. Transfer tax form for the state of New York, 1926.
Box 10 Folder 216
Re Estate of Joseph Pennell. Inventory and appraisal [of artwork and materials on hand] by Louis Wuerth and Edward L. Tinker, 3 August 1926.
Box 10 Folder 217
Philadelphia County Orphans' Court. Re Estate of Ambrose White, 4 April 1929.
Box 10 Folder 218
Description

Final account of Howard W. Page, substituted trustee of Alexander Henry White. Elizabeth R. Pennell was a great granddaughter of Ambrose White and a beneficiary of the estate.

Elizabeth Robins Pennell will. Drafts, codicils, unsigned, 1927-1933.
Box 10 Folder 219-220
Elizabeth Robins Pennell will. Probate notice, carbon copy, 1936.
Box 10 Folder 221
Description

A few items, including Joseph Pennell's passport for 1915-1917, these range in date from 1830 to the 1930s. See also Oversize, Drawer 51.

Philadelphia. Receipt for water rent from Joseph Pennell, 3 December 1830.
Box 10 Folder 222
U.S. passport for Joseph Pennell, 1915-1917.
Box 10 Folder 223
Elizabeth R. Pennell. Membership cards in N.Y. City clubs, undated. 5 items.
Box 10 Folder 224

5 items

Series Description

The bulk of the newspaper clippings are obituaries and appreciations of Joseph Pennell's life and work, written just after his death. There are a few reviews of the works of both Pennells, but very few items about Elizabeth Robins Pennell.

Please note, most of the clippings are extremely brittle.

1 box

Work by and about the Pennells, 1881-1924.
Box 11 Folder 225
Joseph Pennell, obituaries, tributes, and articles concerning his will and bequest to the Library of Congress, April-July 1926.
Box 11 Folder 226-232
Joseph Pennell exhibitions, 1923-1926.
Box 11 Folder 233
Pennell's students and friends, 1926.
Box 11 Folder 234
Reviews of Joseph Pennell books, circa 1917-1934.
Box 11 Folder 235
Reviews of Elizabeth R. Pennell books and articles, circa 1917-1930.
Box 11 Folder 236
About James McNeill Whistler, circa 1926-1936.
Box 11 Folder 237
About other artists and writers, circa 1926-1938.
Box 11 Folder 238
Elizabeth R. & Joseph Pennell bequest to Library of Congress, 1936.
Box 11 Folder 239
Joseph Pennell, posthumous honorary degree, 1951.
Box 11 Folder 240

1 box

Description & Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent, this series comprises 23 correspondents in 23 folders, a few are addressed to Frances Tinker, E. L. Tinker's wife, and one folder is addressed to Emily Jewell Robins. The bulk is correspondence of E. L. Tinker, in some cases acting on behalf of Elizabeth Robins Pennell, particularly in regard to her husband's bequest to the Library of Congress. This correspondence is cataloged in RLIN and may be searched in the Eureka database. Not cataloged are two folders of letters written to E. L. Tinker and to Emily Jewell Robins thanking them for copies of Tinker's memoir of the couple, The Pennells (1951).

Correspondence A-W.
Box 12 Folder 241-263
Letters to E. L. Tinker re receipt of his essay, The Pennells, 1951. 39 items.
Box 12 Folder 264

39 items

Letters to Emily Jewell Robins acknowledging receipt of Tinker's essay The Pennells , 1951. 19 items.
Box 12 Folder 265

19 items

Description

Comprises 5 folders of Edward Larocque Tinker's writings about the Pennells, and his work preparing an exhibition about the Pennells for the Grolier Club in 1935.

Typescript copy of a review, "Pennell's Sketches, the Verhaeren of the pencil", in La Voz de Guipuzcoa, 9 August 1918.
Box 12 Folder 266
Mr. Pennell's description & sketch of how Whistler developed the butterfly signature from his initials J. M. W. , 30 March 1924. 1 item.
Box 12 Folder 267

1 item1 leaf

"Joseph Pennell's gift to the nation," by E. L. Tinker Press release, holograph and corrected typescript, 1927. 18 Leaves.
Box 12 Folder 267

18 Leaves

"The Graphic and Literary Work of Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell," typescript description of exhibition at the Grolier Club, 18 April-9 May 1935.
Box 12 Folder 268
Privately printed essay The Pennells, 1951. 2 items.
Box 12 Folder 269
Description

Proof sheets of illustrations for this work.

2 itemscopies

"The wonder of work" by E. L. Tinker, in Think 17, no. 9, pp. 18-19, 36, September 1951.
Box 12 Folder 270
Description

Comprises 3 folders of lists, including lists of Pennell artwork and articles for the serials Harper's, Portfolio, The Magazine of Art, Art Journal, The Studio, and The Century Magazine . Also includes an exhibition list of Joseph Pennell work exhibited at the Royal Society of Painters-Etchers in 1885-1887.

List of works exhibited by Joseph Pennell at the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers, London, 1885-1887.
Box 12 Folder 271
Lists of articles in serials by or about the Pennells, 1883-1927.
Box 12 Folder 272
List of Elizabeth Pennell's publishers.
Box 12 Folder 273

2 boxes

Description

Daguerreotypes of Joseph Pennell as a child, his father, mother[?], aunt[?] and unidentified children.

Joseph Pennell as a child, circa 1860.
Box 13
Joseph Pennell as a child. Photograph by Root Gallery, Philadelphia, circa 1860.
Box 13
Larkin Pennell, (1819-1890), father of Joseph Pennell. Photograph by McClees and Germon, Philadelphia.
Box 13
Unidentified woman.
Box 13
Unidentified young woman, in leather case, 24 December 1850.
Box 13
Unidentified mother and child.
Box 13
Young boy.
Box 13
Young boy with two siblings.
Box 13
Photograph of Charles Godfrey Leland, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, undated, circa 1883 .
Box 14 Folder 274
Photograph of young Elizabeth Robins Pennell, circa 1896.
Box 14 Folder 275
Description

Inscribed on reverse, "With love and best wishes for you both from Elizabeth," Christmas, Photograph copied by Fred Hollyer, 9 Pembroke Sqr. Kensington W [London].

Photograph of Joseph Pennell in his studio, undated. 2 items.
Box 14 Folder 276
Description

One copy is inscribed "Joseph Pennell in his studio which was a real studio. To Mrs. Tinker. Joseph Pennell."

2 itemscopies

Photograph of Joseph Pennell by Ellis, circa 1925.
Box 14 Folder 277
Photograph of relief portrait of Elizabeth Robins Pennell by John Flanagan, 1934.
Box 14 Folder 278
Container Summary

2 prints plus 1 negative

Photographs of images of Joseph and Elizabeth Pennell and the J. Pennell family, circa 1860 and 1885.
Box 14 Folder 279
Contents

* Larkin Pennell
* J. Pennell, circa 1860
* Portrait of J. Pennell in his studio by John McLure Hamilton
* Drawings of J. Pennell by J. M. Whistler
* Elizabeth Pennell drawn by J. Pennell in 1885
* Unidentified portrait of J. Pennell

Photographs of artists, writers, and public figures.
Box 14 Folder 280
Contents

* Portraits of George Washington Cable
* Timothy Cole
* William Dean Howells
* Busts of R. W. Gilder and George Bernard Shaw
* Photograph of George Bernard Shaw with the bust of him by Auguste Rodin
* Photos of two unidentified portraits

Photoprints of documents and J. Pennell drawings.
Box 14 Folder 281
Glass dry plate photograph of relief portrait of Joseph Pennell by John Flanagan, 1919.
Box 14 Folder 282
Photograph of J. Pennell lithograph The Cut Toward Culebra , 1912. 4 items.
Box 14 Folder 283
Description

Gaillard Cut, Panama Canal.

4 items3 photoprints, 1 metal photographic plate

2 boxes

Description & Arrangement

Listed by name of the institution or exposition and arranged chronologically, these 20 medals awarded to Joseph Pennell during his career document the international reputation he achieved and his contributions to many world expositions of art near the turn of the century. They contain examples of some of the fine work of noted sculptors and medalists through 1922.

1 box

Art Club of Philadelphia, 1892.
Box 15
Description

Architectural exhibition, Medal in case. Sculptor: E. A. Stewardson.

World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, Ill.), 1893.
Box 15
Description

Award medal and aluminum case made by Scovill Manufacturing Company, Waterbury, Conn. Sculptors: C. E. Barber and Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

Exposition universelle internationale de (Paris, France), 1900.
Box 15
Description

Bronze medal in case. Sculptor: J. C. Chaplain.

Internationale Kunstausstellung zu Dresden (Dresden, Germany), 1901.
Box 15
Description

Bronze, in case, sculptor unidentified.

Pan-American Exposition (Buffalo, N.Y.), 1901.
Box 15
Description

Bronze medal in case. Sculptor: Hermon MacNeil.

Louisiana Purchase Exposition (Saint Louis, Mo.), 1904. 3 items.
Box 15

3 items

Bronze medal in case.
Box 15
Description

Grand prize. Sculptor: A. A. Weinman.

Bronze medal in case.
Box 15
Description

Gold medal. Sculptor: A. A. Weinman.

Bronze medal in case.
Box 15
Description

Commemorative medal. Sculptor: A. A. Weinman.

Exposition internationale des beaux arts (Liege, Belgium), 1905.
Box 15
Description

Medal in case (medal preserved with varnish?). Sculptor: G. Devreese.

Exposition internationale de Milan , 1906.
Box 15
Description

Presented by the British Commission.

Bronze medal in case.
Box 15
Description

Sculptors: Ciannino and S. Johnson.

Exposicion Internacional de Barcelona, 1907.
Box 15
Bronze medal in case.
Box 15
Description

Sculptor: E. Arnau.

Exposition universelle et internationale (Brussels, Belgium) , 1910.
Box 15
Description

Cast aluminum (?) medal in box. Sculptor: G. Devreese.

Exposicion Internacional de Bellas Artes: Centenario de Chile, 1910.
Box 15
Description

Medal in leather case. Sculptors: F. Thauby and Lortscher.

Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain).
Box 15
"For his paper on the pictorial possibilities of work, 1912-1913".
Box 15
Silver medal in case. Sculptor: B. M.
Box 15
Anglo-German Exhibition (London, England), 1913.
Box 15
Bronze medal in case. Elkington & Co.
Box 15
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (San Francisco), 1915. 3 items.
Box 15

3 items

In commemoration. Large medal in case. Shreve & Co.
Box 15
Commemorative medal. Small medal in case.
Box 15
Souvenir de la Republica Argentina.
Box 15
Description

Small silver medal in box.

Woodrow Wilson Medal, 1917.
Box 15
Bronze medal in case.
Box 15
Description

Sculptor: Pierre Gregoire.

Academie royale des sciences, lettres et beaux-arts de Belgique, 1922.
Box 15
Bronze medal in box.
Box 15
Description

Sculptor: Victor Rousseau.

Description & Arrangement

Listed by name of the sponsoring institution or gallery, arranged chronologically.

1 box

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Frederick Keppel & Co., New York, N.Y. , 1906. 1 item.
Box 16 Folder 284
Description

"Mr. Pennell's Etching of London" by Walter Conrad Arensberg reprinted, by permission, from The Evening Post, To which is appended "Mr. Pennell as a printer" by Frederick Keppel written on the occasion of an exhibition of Mr. Pennell's new etchings of London. Illustrated. The De Vinne Press.

1 item

Grolier Club, New York, N.Y. Catalogue of Etchings by Joseph Pennell, 6-21 November 1908. 1 item.
Box 16 Folder 284

1 item

Cartwright Hall, Bradford (Bradford, England), 1913. 1 item.
Box 16 Folder 285
Description

Catalog of an exhibition of lithographs and etchings by Joseph Pennell of the wonder of work with an introduction and notes by the artist. Illustrated.

1 item

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C. , 1- 24 November 1917. 1 item.
Box 16 Folder 286
Description

Catalogue of an exhibition of lithographs of war work in Great Britain and the United States by Joseph Pennell.

1 item

Rosenbach Galleries, Philadelphia, Pa. , undated and 1918. 4 items.
Box 16 Folder 287
Description

Catalog of an exhibition of original drawings and lithographs of war work in America made by permission of the United States government and exhibited by consent of the War and Navy Departments by Joseph Pennell with an introduction and notes by the artist. Number One. 2 copies. Number Two. 2 copies.

4 items

Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 14 January - 18 February 1918. 1 item.
Box 16 Folder 288
Description

Joseph Pennell lithographs of war work in England and America.

1 item

Frederick Keppel & Co., New York, N.Y. , 1918-1919. 1 item.
Box 16 Folder 289
Description

Catalogue of an exhibition of etchings by Joseph Pennell of railroad activities done during the years by permission of the United States Railroad Administration and other various subjects.

1 item

Anderson Galleries, New York, N.Y. , 4-20 December 1925. 1 item.
Box 16 Folder 290
Description

The Adventures of an Illustrator by Joseph Pennell. The making of the book.... Illustrated, printed by William Edwin Rudge.

1 item

Memorial Hall, Philadelphia, Pa. , 1-31 October 1926. 1 item.
Box 16 Folder 291
Description

Memorial exhibition of the works of the late Joseph Pennell held under the auspices of the Philadelphia Print Club and the Pennsylvania Museum, in Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park Philadelphia. Catalogue of etching s, lithographs, water colors, drawings and books. Illustrated, bound. Printed by J. B. Lippincott Company.

1 item

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y. , 9 November 1926 - 2 January 1927. 4 items.
Box 16 Folder 292
Description

Joseph Pennell, an account by his wife Elizabeth Robins Pennell issued on the occasion of a memorial exhibition of his works. Illustrated. 2 copies, one marked 1st ed., the other marked 2nd ed. [in pencil], plus 2 copies inscribed by Elizabeth R. Pennell to Frances Tinker and to Edward Larocque Tinker.

4 items

Frederick Keppel & Co., New York, N.Y. , 23 November - 31 December, 1926.
Box 16 Folder 293
Description

Catalogue of an exhibition of etchings by Joseph Pennell, introduction by David Keppel.

American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, N.Y. , 1 March - 1 April 1927.
Box 16 Folder 294
Description

A catalogue of a memorial exhibition of the works of Joseph Pennell (kindly lent by Mr. John F. Braun of Philadelphia). Introduction by John C. Van Dyke. (Academy publication no. 56). 2 copies, 1 inscribed by Elizabeth R. Pennell to Edward Larocque Tinker.

American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, N.Y. , 1927.
Box 16 Folder 294
Description

Commemorative tributes to Cable by Robert Underwood Johnson; Sargent by Edwin Howland Blashfield; Pennell by John Charles Van Dyke. (Academy publication no. 57). 2 copies, 1 inscribed by Elizabeth R. Pennell to Frances Tinker.

Library of Congress, Washington, D. C. , 1927. 4 items.
Box 16 Folder 295
Description

Joseph Pennell Memorial Exhibition Catalogue. Foreword by Herbert Putnam, Illustrated with portrait of Pennell. 2 copies. Joseph Pennell, an account by his wife Elizabeth Robins Pennell issued on the occasion of a memorial exhibition of his works. Illustrated. 2 copies.

4 items

Victoria and Albert Museum. South Kensington, London, England , 14 May - 22 June 1929. 1 item.
Box 16 Folder 296
Description

Exhibition of contemporary American prints. Illustrated. Press of Byron S. Adams, Washington, D.C. Ten of the 432 works exhibited were by Joseph Pennell.

1 item

Frederick Keppel & Co., New York, N.Y. , 29 October - 23 November, 1929. 1 item.
Box 16 Folder 297
Description

Lithographs by Raffet, Delacroix, Ingres, Daumier, Corot, Whistler, Fantin, Degas, Redon, Lautrec, Matisse, Bellows, and others. Introduction by Gordon K. Allison. Four of the 104 works exhibited were by Joseph Pennell.

1 item

Frederick Keppel & Co., New York, N.Y. , April 1931. 1 item.
Box 16 Folder 297
Description

Etchings by Joseph Pennell, with an introduction by Elizabeth Robins Pennell. Illustrated.

1 item

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Rosenbach Galleries, Philadelphia, Pa. , 6-20 November 1911. 1 item.
Box 16 Folder 298
Description

Portraits of James McNeill Whistler and landscapes by Walter Greaves. Illustrated.

1 item

Library of Congress, Washington, D. C. , 1921.
Box 16 Folder 299
Description

The Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell Collection of Whistleriana, shown in the division of prints, Library of Congress. Illustrated with portrait of J. M. Whistler. 2 copies.

American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, N.Y. , 21 April - 21 October, 1927. 1 item.
Box 16 Folder 300
Description

A Catalogue of the works of Childe Hassam. Foreword with letters from John Gellatly and Joseph Pennell to Hassam. Illustrated. (Academy publi cation no. 58).

1 item

M. Knoedler & Co., New York, N.Y. , 16 October - 17 November 1934. 1 item.
Box 16 Folder 301
Description

A Whistler Centenary (etchings and dry-points). Introduction by Howard Mansfield.

1 item

3 boxes

Plaster, 24 × 31 cm. Sculptor: R. Tait McKenzie.
Box 17
Sculptor: John Flanagan, 1919. 4 items.
Box 17

4 items

Bronze, 26 cm. diameter.
Box 17
Bronze, 12 cm. diameter, mounted on wood.
Box 17
Bronze, 12 cm. diameter.
Box 17
Plaster, 12 cm. diameter.
Box 17
Note

For photographs of John Flanagan's portraits, see Folders 278, 282 and Oversize Drawer 51.

Plaster, unsigned, ca. 31 cm. diameter.
Box 18

2 boxes

Printer's cuts. 8 items.
Box 19

8 items

Wooden toolbox (broken).
Box 20
Engraver's and lithographer's tools. 17 items.
Box 20

17 items

Joseph Pennell's easel.
Oversize --

Series Description

Arranged chronologically, identified by titles and numbers used in Louis A. Wuerth's Catalogue of the Etchings of Joseph Pennell (1928) and Catalogue of the Lithographs of Joseph Pennell (1931). With oversize photographs of Elizabeth and Joseph Pennell and a few items of oversize memorabilia.

Description

Title, date and number from Louis A. Wuerth, Catalogue of the Etchings of Joseph Pennell.

Bridge at Harrisburg, (Wuerth 40), 1882.
Drawer 65
San Georgio, Venice, (Wuerth 71), 1883.
Drawer 65
Le Puy, third plate (Wuerth 208), 1894.
Drawer 65
Thames Below the Bridges, Night, (Wuerth 217), 1894.
Drawer 65
St. John's Gate, Clerkenwell, (Wuerth 273), 1903.
Drawer 65
Rainy Night, Charing Cross Shops, (Wuerth 274), 1903.
Drawer 65
Windsor from Eton, (Wuerth 282), 1903.
Drawer 65
Doorway - Henry VII's Chapel, (Wuerth 310), 1904.
Drawer 65
Sunlight Soap, (Wuerth 385), 1905.
Drawer 65
Cowley Street, Westminster, (Wuerth 437), 1906.
Drawer 65
Rouen, from Bon Secours, (Wuerth 464), 1907.
Drawer 65
Grosse Horloge, Rouen, (Wuerth 466), 1907.
Drawer 65
The West Front, Rouen Cathedral, (Wuerth 470), 1907.
Drawer 65
Among the Skyscrapers, (Wuerth 494), 1908.
Drawer 65
Palisades and Palaces, (Wuerth 496), 1908.
Drawer 65
Wren's City, (Wuerth 504), 1909.
Drawer 65
Edgar Thomson Works, Bessemer, (Wuerth 517), 1909.
Drawer 65
On the Way to Bessemer, (Wuerth 520), 1909.
Drawer 65
Coal Wharves, Staten Island, No. II, (Wuerth 538), 1909.
Drawer 65
Low Moor, Bradford, (Wuerth 554), 1909.
Drawer 65
The Grip, Serang, (Wuerth 609), 1910.
Drawer 65
St. Peter's from the Pincian Gardens, Rome, (Wuerth 624), 1911.
Drawer 65
Sacramento Street. The Way Up to the Fairmount, San Francisco, (Wuerth 633), 1912.
Drawer 65
The Falls, Yosemite Valley, (Wuerth 649), 1912.
Drawer 65
New York from Governor's Island, (Wuerth 668), 1915.
Drawer 65
The Bridge at Hell Gate, (Wuerth 670), 1915.
Drawer 65
Sunset from Williamsburg Bridge, (Wuerth 674), 1915.
Drawer 65
The Woolworth Building, (Wuerth 675), 1915.
Drawer 65
The Ferry House, The Cortlandt Street Ferry from the Jersey City Side, (Wuerth 676), 1919.
Drawer 65
St. Paul's, New York, (Wuerth 678), 1915.
Drawer 65
The Approach to the Grand Central, New York, (Wuerth 692), 1919.
Drawer 65
The Clock, Grand Central, New York (Wuerth 695), 1919.
Drawer 65
Pennsylvania Station, New York, (Wuerth 699), 1919.
Drawer 65
Within the Ferry, Cortlandt Street, New York, (Wuerth 700), 1919.
Drawer 65
The Trains that Come, and the Trains that Go. Pennsylvania Railroad, Philadelphia, (Wuerth 712), 1919.
Drawer 65
The Commuters. Pennsylvania Station, Philadelphia, (Wuerth 718), 1919.
Drawer 65
The Castle State in Schuylkill, (Wuerth 736), 1919.
Drawer 65
The State in Schuylkill, (Wuerth 737), 1919.
Drawer 65
Stock Exchange, Philadelphia, (Wuerth 741), 1920.
Drawer 65
Christ Church, Philadelphia, (Wuerth 752), 1920.
Drawer 65
Polo Grounds, New York, (Wuerth 768), 1921.
Drawer 65
Excavations, 42nd Street and Park Avenue, New York, (Wuerth 769), 1921.
Drawer 65
Not Naples, But New York, (Wuerth 776), 1921.
Drawer 65
Archway, Municipal Building, (Wuerth 778), 1921.
Drawer 65
The Woolworth, Through the Arch, (Wuerth 785), 1921.
Drawer 65
The Elevated, (Wuerth 789), 1921.
Drawer 65
Brooklyn Bridge at Night, (Wuerth 790), 1922.
Drawer 65
Trinity Churchyard, (Wuerth 792), 1921.
Drawer 65
Snow, from Brooklyn Heights, (Wuerth 796), 1921.
Drawer 65
New Fish Market, (Wuerth 797), 1921.
Drawer 65
The White Way, (Wuerth 798), 1928.
Drawer 65
The Cliffs, Night, (Wuerth 799), 1922.
Drawer 65
New York Stock Exchange, (Wuerth 802), 1923.
Drawer 65
Madison Avenue, (Wuerth 811), 1923.
Drawer 65
The Times Annex, From 40th Street, (Wuerth 812), 1923.
Drawer 65
Rebuilding Broadway, Standard Oil Building, (Wuerth 814), 1923.
Drawer 65
Standard Oil Building, (Wuerth 817), 1923.
Drawer 65
The Nave, Washington Cathedral, (Wuerth 819), 1923.
Drawer 65
The Foundations at the Cathedral, Saks Building, (Wuerth 820), 1923.
Drawer 65
Washington Cathedral, From the Park, (Wuerth 822), 1923.
Drawer 65
The Telephone and Telegraph Foundation, (Wuerth 827), 1924.
Drawer 65
Hotel Margaret, Brooklyn, (Wuerth 830), 1924.
Drawer 65
The Docks, from Columbia Heights, (Wuerth 831), 1924.
Drawer 65
Montague Terrace, Children Skating (Wuerth 832), 1924.
Drawer 65
New York, from Grace Court, (Wuerth 836), 1924.
Drawer 65
The Deserted Ferry, (Wuerth 838), 1924.
Drawer 65
Pierrepont Place, Montague Terrace, (Wuerth 839), 1924.
Drawer 65
Willow Street, Brooklyn, (Wuerth 840), 1924.
Drawer 65
From Clark Street to Wall Street, (Wuerth 842), 1924.
Drawer 65
Grace Church and Court, (Wuerth 843), 1924.
Drawer 65
The Tunnel, Montague Terrace, (Wuerth 845), 1924.
Drawer 65
Fall River Boats Going Out, (Wuerth 846), 1924.
Drawer 65
Front Street, Brooklyn, (Wuerth 848), 1924.
Drawer 65
Walt Whitman's House, Camden, New Jersey, (Wuerth 851), 1924.
Drawer 65
United Fruit Boat, (Wuerth 852), 1925.
Drawer 65
Caissons on Vesey Street, (Wuerth 854), 1924.
Drawer 65
Description

Title, date and number from Louis A. Wuerth, Catalogue of the Etchings of Joseph Pennell.

Apartments of Washington Irving, In the Alhambra, (Wuerth L11), 1896.
Drawer 66
Lions of the Mosque, (Wuerth L23), 1896.
Drawer 66
The Garden of the Generalife, (Wuerth L37), 1896.
Drawer 66
The Shop of the Little Cat, (Wuerth L39), 1896.
Drawer 66
The Little Inn, (Wuerth L42), 1896.
Drawer 66
Posada de las Tabladas, (Wuerth L48), 1896.
Drawer 66
Pots and Pans, (Wuerth L51), 1896.
Drawer 65
The Rocky Valley, Tintagel, (Wuerth L88), 1897.
Drawer 66
Lynmouth, from Lynton, (Wuerth L90), 1897.
Drawer 66
Looking Towards Westward Ho, (Wuerth L102), 1897.
Drawer 66
Norwinston Church, (Wuerth L105), 1897.
Drawer 66
Restormel Castle, (Wuerth L115), 1897.
Drawer 66
Slaughter Bridge, (Wuerth L117), 1897.
Drawer 66
High Street, Totnes, (Wuerth L119), 1897.
Drawer 66
Earl's Court Exhibition, (Wuerth L142), 1900.
Drawer 66
The Inauguration Steps, (Wuerth L265), 1912.
Drawer 66
Early Morning in the Capitol Grounds, (Wuerth L266), 1912.
Drawer 66
From the Library Steps, (Wuerth L267), 1912.
Drawer 66
The Dome of the Capitol, (Wuerth L268), 1912.
Drawer 66
The House, or The Facade, (Wuerth L269), 1912.
Drawer 66
The Steps up to the Capitol, (Wuerth L270), 1912.
Drawer 66
The Way up to the Capitol, (Wuerth L271), 1912.
Drawer 66
The Avenue, (Wuerth L272), 1912.
Drawer 66
Broad Street Station, Philadelphia, (Wuerth L273), 1912.
Drawer 66
The City Hall and Bridge Across Market Street, (Wuerth L275), 1912.
Drawer 66
City Hall Square and Wanamaker Building, (Wuerth L276), 1912.
Drawer 66
Down Sansom Street from Eighth Street, (Wuerth L278), 1912.
Drawer 66
Girard Street, (Wuerth L279), 1912.
Drawer 66
The Tunnel in the Park, (Wuerth L280), 1912.
Drawer 66
Old Fairmount Water Works and Basin, (Wuerth L283), 1912.
Drawer 66
Independence Square and the State House, (Wuerth L288), 1912.
Drawer 66
Liberty Bell, (Wuerth L292), 1912.
Drawer 66
The Elevated, at Market Street Wharf, (Wuerth L293), 1912.
Drawer 66
Philadelphia, from Belmont, (Wuerth L294), 1912.
Drawer 66
Upsala, Germantown, (Wuerth L295), 1912.
Drawer 66
Morris House, Germantown, (Wuerth L296), 1912.
Drawer 66
Cliveden, The Chew House, (Wuerth L297), 1912.
Drawer 66
Book Room, at Dr. Wister's, (Wuerth L298), 1912.
Drawer 66
Doorway, Wyck, (Wuerth L299), 1912.
Drawer 66
Main Street, Germantown, (Wuerth L300), 1912.
Drawer 66
The Hall, at Cliveden, (Wuerth L301), 1912.
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Hallway, at Dr. Wister's, (Wuerth L302), 1912.
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Drawing Room, at Cliveden, (Wuerth L303), 1912.
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Upper Room, Stenton, (Wuerth L304), 1912.
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The Hall, Stenton, (Wuerth L305), 1912.
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The Dining Room, Stenton, (Wuerth L306), 1912.
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Bed Room, Stenton, (Wuerth L307), 1912.
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Hallway to Bed Room, Stenton, (Wuerth L308), 1912.
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The Garden Front, Stenton, (Wuerth L309), 1912.
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Skyscrapers, from the Gladstone, (Wuerth L312), 1912.
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"Billy" Deck Hand Roustabout on the Mark Twain, monochrome, [engraved for illustration in Adventures of an Illustrator], 1882.
Drawer 51
Old Villa on Bayou, wash drawing for The Creoles of Louisianaby G. W. Cable [engraving used as illustration in Adventures of an Illustrator], 1882.
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Skye (Sketch of a peasant's cottage) ink wash drawing, circa 1888.
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Study for "Tower of St. Ouen, Rouen," charcoal, 1907.
Drawer 51
Brooklyn Bridge, water color, circa 1919.
Drawer 51
Joseph Pennell. Photograph by Pirie MacDonald (1867-1942). New York, N.Y., undated. 1 item.
Drawer 51

1 item

Joseph Pennell. Photograph by Arnold Genthe (1869-1942). New York, N.Y., undated. 1 item.
Drawer 51

1 item

Joseph Pennell by Ellis, Philadelphia, Pa. , undated. 5 items.
Drawer 51
Description

2 copies of one print are inscribed "To Frances Tinker from Elizabeth Robins Pennell."

5 items

Elizabeth Robins Pennell by Frederick Gutekunst (1831-1917), Gutekunst Studio, Philadelphia, Pa., undated. 1 item.
Drawer 51

1 item

Elizabeth Robins Pennell by Kaiden Studios, New York, N.Y., undated [192-]. 3 items.
Drawer 51

3 items3 photoprints of portrait in 2 sizes

Photograph of relief portrait of Joseph Pennell by John Flanagan (1865-1952), 1919.
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Photograph of relief portrait of Joseph Pennell by Adam Pietz, (mounted on board), 1920.
Drawer 51
Portrait of Joseph Pennell, etching by Levon West (1900-1968), signed and numbered 6/45.
Drawer 51
Description

Inscribed "To Edward Larocque Tinker with Christmas Greetings from Elizabeth Robins Pennell, Christmas, 1929."

Reproductions of caricatures of Joseph Pennell. 4 items.
Drawer 51
Description

3 items inscribed to the Tinkers from ERP.

4 items

Susquehannah (Ship), 23 August 1845. 1 item.
Drawer 51
Description

Presidential order for safe passage for the Ship Susquehannah of Philadelphia, master and commander Albert Farley [?], signed by President James K. Polk and by James Buchanan, Secretary of State of Pennsylvania, H. & A. Cope & Co. written on verso. Parchment, with 2 engravings at the top, one of a sailing ship, the other of a harbor with lighthouse in the foreground; with presidential seal. This item apparently belo nged to the Pennell family, perhaps to one of Joseph Pennell's relatives in West Chester, Pa.? [see S. Pennell in Correspondence Folder 34] or to Joseph Pennell's father, Larkin Pennell, who worked for the Philadelphia shipping firm of H.& A. Cope & Co.

1 item1 leaf

Poster for Memorial Exhibition of the artwork of Joseph Pennell held at Memorial Hall, Philadelphia, 1926. 1 item.
Drawer 51

1 item5 copies

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