Key to the Vera Andrus Lithographs and Museum Holdings
Variant Titles and Dates: The artist often slightly changed the way in which she titled prints, as well as sometimes dating a print when sold rather than when pulled. Those variants known to us are noted in parentheses.
Measurements: Given in inches, height preceding width.
Edition Size: Given where known. Most of the artists editions were small, generally 20 – 35, but in a few cases as many as 50, and as low as 12. Where the edition is unknown, it is presumed to be relatively small.
Key to Codes the Lithograph Descriptions:
BPL= In the permanent collection of the Print Department of the Boston Public Library. The Library purchased some of the artist’s prints, but many others were given by the artist to the Library. We assisted the BPL in cataloging the prints in their collection.
NYPL, 1948 = Exhibited at the New York Public Library, 1948
RAA, 1973 = Exhibited at the Rockport Art Association, 1973
JUNE 1, 1980 = Exhibited by Norm and June Kraeft at the June 1 Gallery, 1980
RH = An example exists in the Rogers/Hyde private collection.
MET = An example exists in the Metropolitan Museum of Art permanent collection.
CAPE = An example exists in The Cape Ann Museum permanent collection (we have not cataloged the entire Cape Ann Museum collection)
PROSSER = We are indebted to Dave Prosser of Wisconsin for cataloging his extensive collection of the artist’s work and for providing us with key photos.
[Bracketed Information] – The preceding codes may also be followed by bracketed information giving further details about the print as described by one of the above resources, or as noted in the artist’s papers, most of which we donated to the archives of American Art/ Smithsonian Institution.
We have not yet compared the works listed here to those held by museums other than the Boston Public Library; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art for whom we authenticated 2 lithographs in their collection; and the online catalogs of the Johnson Museum of Art (Cornell Univ.), Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Weisman Art Museum.
Our records indicate that the artist is represented in the permanent collections of:
Boston Public Library, MA
Cape Ann Museum, MA
Carnegie Museum of Fine Art, PA
Cooper-Hewitt Museum, NY
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, AR
James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History, MN
Johnson Museum of Art (Cornell), NY
Library of Congress, DC
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
National Gallery of Art, DC
New York Historical Society, NY
New York Public Library, NY
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, PA
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, RI
Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC
University of Maine, ME
University of Minnesota, MI
Walker Art Center, MN
Weisman Art Museum, MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, NY