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Childerly Chapel Photograph Album, c.1926-c.1930

Childerly Chapel Photograph Album,

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Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
The Art Institute of Chicago

Finding Aid Published: 1999

Childerly Chapel Photograph Album, c.1926-c.1930

Accession Number: 1994.2

Electronic access to this finding aid was made possible through a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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COLLECTION SUMMARY:
TITLE:Childerly Chapel Photograph Album, c.1926-c.1930
EXTENT:.25 linear foot (1 box)
REPOSITORY: Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries,
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603-6110
(312) 443-7292 phone
rbarchives@artic.edu
http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/rbarchives/rbarchives.html
ABSTRACT:An album of photographs documenting Childerly Chapel in Wheeling, Illinois, and the art created for its interior.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:One bound album of black and white photographic prints.
ORIGINATION: Chadbourne, Emily Crane
ACQUISITION INFORMATION:The album was given to Courtney Donnell, of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Art Institute of Chicago, in the mid-1980s by Frances Crane Lillie, a niece of Emily Crane Chadbourne.

HISTORICAL NOTE:
Commissioned by Emily Crane Chadbourne, Childerly Chapel was built in 1926 on the grounds of the Crane family estate (now the Crane Company Retirement Place and Grounds), in Wheeling, Illinois. Although the architect is unknown, the chapel's interior was finished with works by André Derain and Alfeo Faggi. Derain's painting Last Supper (1911) hung above the altar of the chapel until c.1939. Faggi, a friend of the Crane family, was commissioned to decorate the remainder of the chapel's interior. His work included Holy Child, two standing sculptures of St. Francis, and a well-known Stations of the Cross. Two large stone doors decorated with relief carvings by Faggi and Derain's Last Supper entered The Art Institute of Chicago's permanent collection in 1946.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE:
One photograph album contains eleven black and white photographs of Childerly Chapel, detailing the interior of the chapel, with some exterior views. Images include André Derain's Last Supper in situ as well as documentation of Alfeo Faggi's sculpture.

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT:
The images in the photograph album are numbered sequentially and presented in the order in which they are bound.

CONTROLLED ACCESS POINTS:
This collection and other related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs:
Childerly Chapel--Pictorial works
Faggi, Alfeo, 1885-1966
Derain, André, 1880-1954

ABBREVIATIONS:
AbbreviationDefinition
AICArt Institute of Chicago
c.circa
neg. no.negative number
Portf.Portfolio

RELATED MATERIALS IN CURATORIAL DEPARTMENTS, THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO:
Two large stone doors decorated with relief carvings by Faggi are held in the permanent collection of the Department of American Art. and André Derain's Last Supper is held in the permanent collection of the Department of European Painting.

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
The collection is housed in the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries' on-site stacks.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS:
This collection may be used by qualified readers in the Reading Room of the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries at The Art Institute of Chicago. Collections maintained on-site are available for patron use without prior arrangement or appointment. Collections maintained in off-site storage will be retrieved with advance notification; please consult the Archivist for the current retrieval schedule. For further information, consult http://www.artic.edu/aic/access/access.html

USER RESTRICTIONS:
The Art Institute of Chicago is providing access to the materials in the Libraries' collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of the Art Institute is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Archivist, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to permission from the Art Institute, permission of the copyright owner (if not the Art Institute) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distribution, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. The Art Institute makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.

PREFERRED CITATION:
Childerly Chapel Photograph Album, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago.

PROCESSING INFORMATION:
The collection was processed by staff of the Ryerson and Burnham Archives in 1999. This finding aid was revised and expanded by Annemarie van Roessel in 2002.

CUSTODIAL HISTORY:
In 1994 the album of mounted photographs was transferred to the Ryerson & Burnham Archives by Courtney Graham Donnell, Associate Curator in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

ALTERNATE FORM AVAILABLE:
Two photographs in the album have AIC copy negatives, as indicated in the inventory listing. Copies of these images may be ordered through the Ryerson and Burnham Archives.

ITEM INVENTORY:
LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

Portf. 1
Interior and exterior views.
One bound volume of eleven black and white photographic prints. Copy negatives are on file for the exterior view of the chapel (AIC neg. no. E29359) and an interior view showing Last Supper (AIC neg. no. E29360).
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