name of catalogue or brochure: Domestic Bliss, Family Life in American Painting

author(s) of essay: Lee M. Edwards

title of essay: "Domestic Bliss: Family Life in American Paintings", 15 pages

date of publication 1986

ISBN number:

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.


-- assigned to Stacey Wittig on 4/29/08
-- approved by copyright holder on < Wed, 18 Jun 2008 16:53:12 -0700> via email
-- essay reprinted in Resource Library Domestic Bliss: Family Life in American Painting: 1840-1910; essay by Lee M. Edwards (7/16/08)

From:Laura Vookles

Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 8:00 AM

To: Stacey Wittig

Cc: Bartholomew Bland

Subject: RE: Domestic Bliss, Family Life in American Painting, 1986

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.


Laura Vookles

Chief Curator of Collections

914-963-4550 x220

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