Guide to the L. Clarice Davis Collection, 1997-2004

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: L. Clarice Davis Collection
Dates: 1997-2004
Identification: SC/LCD
Creator: Davis, L. Clarice
Physical Description: 0.58 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections
Abstract: L. Clarice "Cal" Davis was an art book dealer in Sherman Oaks, California. The collection consists of correspondence and sale records for "Derriere le Miroir," a collection of birthday cards sent to William Randolph Hearst by King Features Syndicate comic strip artists, and a number of prints, engravings and other artwork collected by Davis.

Biographical Information:

L. Clarice "Cal" Davis was an art book dealer in Sherman Oaks, California.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Paper records
Publications

Personal Name:

Davis, L. Clarice
Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951

Topical Term:

Booksellers and bookselling -- California
Cartoonists -- United States

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

Materials in this collection cannot be reproduced. Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], [date], L. Clarice Davis Collection , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence and sale records for "Derriere le Miroir," an exhibition catalog which published original graphic works about six times a year, a collection of birthday cards sent to William Randolph Hearst by King Features Syndicate comic strip artists, and a number of prints, engravings and other artwork collected by Davis.

Collection Contents

 

Box 1

Folder 1

"Derriere Le Miroir," Sale Records, 1997

Folder 2

"The Artists of King Features Syndicate, Inc. Send Cordial Greetings to William Randolph Hearst on the Occassion of his Birthday," Sale Records, 2004

Folder 3

"The Artists of King Features Syndicate, Inc. Send Cordial Greetings to William Randolph Hearst on the Occassion of his Birthday," Photographs, 2004

 

Flat File Cabinet 2

 

Folder 1

Item 1

"A Study of Indian Chief," Pencil Drawing by René Bull, Inscribed to Nicholls

Item 2

Print by J. Smith, 1958

Item 3

"Woodland Sketch," Watercolor by Larry Rink

Item 4

"Lino Cut No. 1" by Ralph Sanders, 1978

Item 5

Print of Horses by F. Mars, 1952

Item 6

"Eingeschossenes," Lithograph by Heinrich Heller, 1964

Item 7

Lobby Card for the Film, "Room for One More" with Cary Grant and Betsy Drake, 1952

Item 8

"Pompei Casa dei Vetti Amormila Corza" by Rayo Giovanni

Item 9

Still Life Pencil and Pastel Sketch by L.C. Davis, 1951 February 12

Item 10

"Hoku Ohne Schatten," Woodcut by Hornig, 1925

 

Folder 2

Item 1

A Series of Burns Etchings, Title Page

Item 2

A Series of Burns Etchings, Portrait of Robert Burns

Item 3

A Series of Burns Etchings, The Cotter's Saturday Night

Item 4

A Series of Burns Etchings, Tam O'Shanter

Item 5

A Series of Burns Etchings, The Jolly Beggars

 

Folder 3

Item 1

"Fumagalli" by Barbara Ellison

Item 2

"La Hollande," Engraved Map by Pierre Vander

Item 3

"Gloriosiss. Etantiquiss. Domus. Boiaricae", ca. 1850

Item 4

"The Abrupt Entrance of Morgan Throws Capt. Whiffle into a Swoon," Engraving by Thomas Rowlandson from The Adventures of Roderick Random , ca. 1800

Item 5

"Louis Carrace. Eglise of San Pietro Martire a Bologne" by Jean-Honore Fragonard and Jean-Claude Richard de Saint-Non, 1772

 

Folder 4

Item 1

"Ventana I," Engraving by Alfonso Ayuso, 1978

Item 2

"Ventana IV," Engraving by Alfonso Ayuso, 1978

 

Folder 5

Item 1

Thomas Jefferson with the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, Woodcut by Charles Turzak, 1937

Item 2

Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry Playing Violin, Woodcut by Charles Turzak, 1937

Item 3

Thomas Jefferson with Slave and Horse, Woodcut by Charles Turzak, 1937

Item 4

Thomas Jefferson with Horse at the Capitol, Woodcut by Charles Turzak, 1937

Item 5

Thomas Jefferson Creator of the Almighty Dollar, Woodcut by Charles Turzak, 1937

Item 6

Thomas Jefferson Observing Construction at Monticello, Woodcut by Charles Turzak, 1937

Item 7

Thomas Jefferson with Ships, Woodcut by Charles Turzak, 1937

Item 8

Thomas Jefferson at Monticello, Woodcut by Charles Turzak, 1937

Item 9

Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Alexander Hamilton, Woodcut by Charles Turzak, 1937

Item 10

Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe, The Louisiana Purchase, Woodcut by Charles Turzak, 1937

 

Folder 6

Item 1

Photograph of a Man on a Horse in Front of a Creamery, ca. 1920

Item 2

Photograph of a Man Being Restrained, ca. 1920

Item 3

Two Photographs of "The Kiss" by August Rodin

Item 4

Photograph of "Study of a Hand" by Auguste Rodin

Item 5

Photograph of "Hand 1" by Auguste Rodin

Item 6

Photograph of "Right Hand" by Auguste Rodin

Item 7

Photograph of "Hand Strained in Tension" by Auguste Rodin

Item 8

Photograph of Unknown Bust of a Man by Auguste Rodin

Item 9

Two Photographs of Unknown Statue by Auguste Rodin

Item 10

Photograph of "Small Male Torso" by Auguste Rodin

Item 11

Photograph of "The Old Woman" by Auguste Rodin

Item 12

Photograph of "Eve" by Auguste Rodin

 

Folder 7

Item 1

Title Page and First Two Pages From Book, Antiquities of Rome; Comprising Twenty-four Select Views of its Principal Ruins, and a Description to Each View , From Drawing by Henry Abbott, 1818

Item 2

Drawing of Architectural Elements, Ansicht des Häuschens am see in Glinicke No. 138 by W. Grüzmacher

Item 3

Drawing of Architectural Elements, Façade des Gebæudes der Allgemeinen Bauschule

Item 4

Drawing of Architectural Elements, Der Mineral, Trinkbrunnen auf dem Friedrich, Wilhems, Platz Zu Aachen

 

Folder 8

Item 1

HB Sketches No. 754, "The Modern Samson Carrying Off the Gates! of Somnauth", 1843

Item 2

HB Sketches No. 722, "Balaam and His Ass March", 1842 March 26

Item 3

Vanity Fair Illustration No. 141, Statesman No. 88 "A Conservative Whip", 1871 July 15