name of catalogue or brochure: Domestic Bliss, Family Life in American Painting
author(s) of essay: Jan Seidler Ramirez
title of essay: "The Victorian Household: Stronghold, Sanctuary, or Straightjacket. (6 pages)
date of publication 1986
name of copyright owner: Hudson River Museum
other contact: catalogue from the Lonnie Dunbier collection
other essays and authors in catalogue:
Note: not in TFAO or Google Books
Skip the Foreward: TFAO does not want to publish it.
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 8:00 AM
To: Stacey Wittig
Cc: Bartholomew Bland
Subject: RE: Domestic Bliss, Family Life in American Painting,
Dear Ms. Wittig,
I spoke to my colleague, Curator of Exhibitions Bartholomew Bland, about the internet reproduction of Domestic Bliss. From the material printed in the book, it does look like the Hudson River Museum holds the sole copyright. The issues I recall from that period must have been discussions about whether guest curators would have the right to reuse their own material, and I think the director told that it would not be a problem.
Anyway, as I mentioned, we are in the process of getting our publications onto Google Books. Most are already listed, and a few already scanned-this is ongoing. But we are agreeable to having Domestic Bliss also available on the TFAO website. I am afraid I have no more updated details about Lee Edwards than what may be in the catalogue. But I have always been in touch with Jan Ramirez and can tell you that she worked for many years at the Museum of the City of New York, then The New-York Historical Society, and, most recently, the 9/11 Memorial Museum. However, I think any updated bio should be generated and approved by her, since she has not worked here for 20 years. If you wanted to send an inquiry, I could forward it to her.
Please let me know if you need a more official permission on letterhead.
Chief Curator of Collections
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In 1986 the Hudson River Museum published a book entitled Domestic Bliss, Family Life in American Painting. Thank you for speaking with me about the article by Jan Seidler Ramirez, "The Victorian Household: Stronghold, Sanctuary, or Straightjacket (6 pages) and the article by Lee M. Edwards, "Domestic Bliss: Family Life in American Paintings" (15 pages) and clarifying that the Hudson River Museum is its owner. TFAO will be pleased to reprint both articles (without illustrations) in Resource Library.
Could you please confirm the Hudson River Museum's permission to reprint the two articles as owner of the text, without any accompanying illustrations, through a reply to this email addressed to me and to email@example.com? We further invite you to send a brief author's biography to accompany the text.
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