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    Henri Vever Papers, 1875-1932.
     
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    Creator: 
    Vever, Henri, 1854-1942
    Title: 
    Henri Vever Papers, 1875-1932.
    Phy. Description: 
    2.5 lin. ft. (ca. 35 items).
    Digital Reference: 
    Image Finding Aid
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Jeweler, art collector, and author Henri Vever was born in Metz, France in 1854. Together with his older brother Paul, Henri Vever managed the family jewelry firm, Maison Vever, from 1881 until Paul's death in 1915 and Henri's retirement in 1921. As an art collector, Vever amassed a large collection of European, Asian, and Islamic art. Through his work as a jeweler, art collector, and author, Henri Vever played an important role in the twentieth-century art world.
    Scope and Content: 
    The Henri Vever Papers measure 2.5 linear feet (35 items) and span the years 1875 -1932. The collection contains six diaries, an account ledger, 20 photographs, one guest list, one ceremonial pommel, and six original oil paintings by Henri Vever. A photograph album with photographs, dated 1881-1930, of various Vever family members and the family estate in Noyers, France.
    Language Note: 
    English and French
    Organization: 
    This collection is organized into five series. 1. Diaries, 2. Account ledger, 3. Photographs, 4. Miscellaneous, 5. art works.
    Provenance: 
    Gift of François Mautin, 1988
    Finding aids: 
    Electronic finding aid available.
    Cite as: 
    Henri Vever Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of François Mautin, 1988.
    Restrictions: 
    Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
    Subject-Topical: 
    Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris
    Art dealers -- France -- Paris
    Art nouveau
    Art, Asian.
    Art, European
    Art, Islamic
    Jewelry -- History -- Twentieth century -- France
    Jewelry -- History -- Nineteenth century -- France
    Subject - Geographical: 
    Europe
    Le Havre (France)
    Paris (France)
    France Ile-de-France Paris
    Subject-Name: 
    Vever, Henri, 1854-1942
    Form / Genre: 
    Works of art
    Diaries
    Photograph albums
    Photographs
    Repository Loc: 
    Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560.
    Local Number: 
    FSA A1988.04
    Item Information
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    Freer/Sackler ArchivesFSA A1988.04Add Copy to MyList

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