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Finding aid for the Gabriel Mourey letters received 1887-1913, bulk 1898-1906
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Gabriel Mourey letters received
    Date (inclusive): 1887-1913 (bulk 1898-1906)
    Number: 900251
    Creator/Collector: Mourey, Gabriel, 1865-1943
    Physical Description: 51.0 items
    The Getty Research Institute
    Special Collections
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
    (310) 440-7390
    Abstract: The collection comprises 31 letters and postcards sent to the French art critic Gabriel Mourey by 9 correspondents, most of them Belgian artists. An additional 20 letters are from Emile Gallé.
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    Language: Collection material is in French

    Biographical/Historical Note

    French art critic, editor and prolific author in various genres, including prose, poetry and plays.

    Administrative Information


    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Publication Rights

    Preferred Citation

    Gabriel Mourey letters received, 1887-1913, bulk 1898-1906, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 900251.

    Acquisition Information

    Most of this collection was received in 1990. The Gallé letters were received in a separate acquisition in 1990; the Huysmans letter was received in 2000.

    Processing History

    Processed by Onica Busuioceanu.

    Alternate Form Available

    Photocopies of Emile Gallé letters are available in repository.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection comprises 31 letters and postcards sent to Gabriel Mourey by 9 correspondents, most of them Belgian artists. The topics include their work in progress, participation in exhibitions, professional organizations and events, autobiographic information, and grateful thoughts for Mourey's help or appreciation. The correspondents are Louis Abel-Truchet, Albert Baertsoen, Emile Claus, Maurice Denis, Henry de Groux, J.-K. Huysmans, Fernand Khnopff, and Theo van Rysselberghe. Another group of 20 letters from Emile Galle? concern his artistic credo, his struggle to save the recently created Ecole de Nancy, and his activities during the last years of his life.

    Arrangement note

    Arranged in 2 series: Series I. Letters received from various artists; Series II. Letters from Emile Gallé

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Topics

    France--Intellectual life--19th century


    Abel-Truchet, Louis, 1857-1918
    Baertsoen, Albert, 1866-1922
    Claus, Emile, 1849-1924
    Denis, Maurice, 1870-1943
    Gallé, Emile, 1846-1904
    Groux, Henri de, 1867-1930
    Huysmans, J.-K. (Joris-Karl), 1848-1907
    Khnopff, Fernand, 1858-1921
    Mourey, Gabriel, 1865-1943
    Rysselberghe, Théo van