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Partington family photographs [graphic].
BANC PIC 1988.049--ALB; BANC PIC 1988.049--B ; BANC PIC 1988.049--NNEG box 1; BANC PIC 1988.049--NNEG(5x7); ...
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Title:

Partington family photographs

Creator/Contributor:

Partington family., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942

Creator/Contributor:

Partington, Gertrude, 1875-

Creator/Contributor:

Habenicht, photographer

Creator/Contributor:

Albrecht, Herman.

Creator/Contributor:

Partington, Jack A.

Abstract:

Collection of Partington family portraits and snapshots, including John Herbert Evelyn Partington, Sarah Ann Partington, Blanche Partington, Richard Langtry, Gertrude Partington Albright, Phyllis Partington, John Allan (Jack) Partington, Kate Partington and Edward and Mary Partington. Also includes pictures of Partington family associates Jack London, George Sterling, Charmian London, Irving (Jack London's nephew), Ambrose Bierce, and Joaquin Miller. Jack London's yacht the Snark is also depicted. Other material includes a group portrait of students of the Partington School of Illustration, views of the Piedmont Gallery, a group of portraits of nineteenth century music and theater performers, Bohemian Club scenes, views of a mural in Mexico City by Diego Rivera, various landscape photographs, six small oil paintings (at least one of them painted by Richard Langtry Partington) and two small drawings by J.H.E. Partington. Also includes an album of travel photographs taken and collected by Jack London during visits to Japan, Hawaii and possibly other locations in Asia and the Pacific, as well as London's ranch in Glen Ellen, Sonoma County.

Date:

ca. 1880-ca. 1975 (issued)

Subject:

Partington family -- Pictorial works
Partington, J. H. E., (John Herbert Evelyn) -- 1843-1899 -- Pictorial works
Partington, Sarah Ann -- d. 1909 -- Pictorial works
Partington, Blanche -- 1866-1951 -- Pictorial works
Partington, Richard Langtry -- 1868-1929 -- Pictorial works
Albright, Gertrude Partington -- 1874-1959 -- Pictorial works
Partington, Phyllis -- 1883-1933 -- Pictorial works
Partington, J. A. (John Allan) -- 1890-1944 -- Pictorial works
Partington, Kate -- b. 1871 -- Pictorial works
London, Jack -- 1876-1916 -- Pictorial works
Sterling, George -- 1869-1926 -- Pictorial works
London, Charmian -- Pictorial works
Snark (Ketch) -- Pictorial works
Artists -- California -- Photographs

Note:

Photographed by Habenicht, Herman Albrecht, Arnold Genthe, and Jack Partington. Photos of paintings by Gertrude Partington.
Title devised by cataloger.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
GLASS NEGATIVES RESTRICTED: Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
NITRATE NEGATIVES (NNEG) CLOSED TO RESEARCH DUE TO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RESTRICTIONS.
Related collections: Partington family photograph collection (BANC PIC 1957.008--PIC); Partington family photograph albums (BANC PIC 1957.009--ALB)
John Herbert Evelyn Partington (1843-1899) was a painter in the Manchester School of painters, which was founded in 1870 by artists in Manchester, England who were disgruntled with the traditional Victorian art education they were receiving at the Manchester Art School. He and his wife Sarah had seven children: Blanche, Richard Langtry, Edward, Gertrude, Jack (John) Allan, Phyllis, and Kate. In 1890, Partington moved his family to Oakland, California, where they mingled with local artists and writers, including Ambrose Bierce, Jack London, George Sterling, and Joaquin Miller. J.H.E. Partington established himself as a local portrait painter and painted portraits of both Ambrose Bierce and Joaquin Miller. In 1895, J.H.E. Partington and his son Richard Langtry Partington founded the Partington School of Illustration on Pine Street in San Francisco. Daughter Gertrude taught classes at the school. Many of the Partington children went on to have successful careers in the arts. Blanche Partington (1866-1951) was a music and drama critic for The Call newspaper in San Francisco. Richard Langtry Partington (1868-1929) became a much-respected portrait painter of Philadelphia society. Gertrude Partington Albright (1874-1959) was a painter and etcher as well as one of the few woman newspaper and magazine illustrators on the west coast. Phyllis Partington (1883-1933) was an opera singer under the stage name Frances Peralta. She is best known for playing Dorabella in the U.S. premiere of Cosi fan Tutte in 1922 at the Metropolitan Opera.
Transferred from additions to the Partington family papers (BANC MSS C-H 84, formerly BANC MSS 87/132 c).

Type:

graphic
Photograph albums.
Albumen prints.
Paintings.
Drawings.

Physical Description:

graphic
photoprint
6 boxes, 1 album, 1 oversize folder (ca. 400 photographic prints, ca. 175 negatives, 6 paintings, 2 drawings) and 17 negatives : some color ; various sizes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 1988.049--ALB
BANC PIC 1988.049--B
BANC PIC 1988.049--NNEG box 1
BANC PIC 1988.049--NNEG(5x7)
BANC PIC 1988.049--AX
BANC PIC 1988.049--NEG(5x7)(gl) box 1
BANC PIC 1988.049--NEG(8x10)(gl) box 1
BANC PIC 1988.049--PIC box 1
BANC PIC 1988.049--PIC box 2
BANC PIC 1988.049
BANC PIC 1988.049

Origin:

Various places

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
GLASS NEGATIVES RESTRICTED: Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
NITRATE NEGATIVES (NNEG) CLOSED TO RESEARCH DUE TO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RESTRICTIONS.

Related Item:

Partington family papers : Partington family.