James Doyle Print Collection

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The James Doyle Print Collection contains etchings and prints created by Baltimore artist James Doyle.

Biographical Note

James Doyle (1880 – 1952) was a Baltimore graphic artist educated at Calvert Hall School and the Maryland Institute of Art. From 1903 to 1904 he served as the art editor of the Baltimore News. Following the Great Fire of 1904, Doyle moved to San Francisco, working for an advertising agency while there. In 1906 he returned to Baltimore and was hired as a staff member in the Baltimore News’s art department. Doyle later did free lance work for the Baltimore Sun, News, and other agencies. His work was also commissioned by private individuals including bookplates for H.L. Mencken and music critic Warren Wilmer Brown. Between 1915 and 1925 he was active in the Charcoal Club, Baltimore’s famous and long running arts club established in 1883. The club’s annual “Bal des Arts” was a celebrated social and artistic event in Baltimore.

Collection Origin

Gift of Mrs. Francis Doyle Stull, Sister Madeleine Doyle, and James Doyle III, 1978; Accession# 73729.

Scope and Content

The James Doyle Print Collection consists of 1 box containing 20 prints and etchings. Except where noted in the container list below, all were created by James Doyle. There are bookplates, etchings of scenes of Baltimore, invitations to the Bal des Arts, and other items. The collection also includes a few newspaper clippings and two biographical sketches of Doyle.

Container List

Description

Date

Folder

Box

[Winter Scene], first etching James Doyle printed with his own press

ca 1905-1910

1

1

"Ida Herzog Her Book", bookplate

1910

2

1

"Light Street Warf [sic]" [a view from the harbor looking towards the Light Street Wharf]

1911

3

1

Banquet tendered to Isaac Edward Emerson by his Neighbors and Friends, program. Cover/front: "Baltimore Today/Looking north up Calvert Street, showing the Emerson; Cover/back: "Old Baltimore/Calvert and Baltimore Streets, the present site of the Emerson"

1911

4

1

"Maryland Hills"

1920

5

1

"Baltimore Harbor" [a view taken from Canton area looking west into the harbor showing the B&O terminals in Federal Hill]

1920

6

1

"The Artists of the Charcoal Club invite Mr____to subscribe to the Bal des Arts to be given at the Lyric Monday Evening January 5, 1920 at 9 o'clock", folio

January 5, 1920

7

1

"Tilghman's Island"

1922

8

1

"Ex Libris/W.S. Galloway", bookplate

1924

9

1

"Committees, Bal des Arts, folio, Charcoal Club invitation to James Doyle, committee's list and envelope, unattributed illustration inside

January 8, 1926

10

1

"Bal des Arts 1927", folio, Charcoal Club invitation to James Doyle; cover illustration by G.B. Meyer

January 21, 1927

11

1

Newspaper clippings pertaining to Doyle's works, the Emerson family, and Erma Bates

1911, 1976, 1978

12

1

Biographical sketches of James Doyle

1978

12

1

[Pier scene, Baltimore Harbor]

not dated

13

1

"Baltimore Harbor" [a view taken from southside wharf looking across the harbor to downtown Baltimore]

not dated

14

1

"St. Vincent's Baltimore" [Jones Falls showing St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church and the Shot Tower]

not dated

15

1

"The Preacher's House" [located in the 700 block of Walker Avenue in Towson, Baltimore County]

not dated

16

1

Christmas Card, reproduction of a pen and ink sketch of the College of Notre Dame of Maryland (showing the tower of main building)

not dated

17

1

"The Members of the Charcoal Club invite M___ to their April Fool Party. Place Charcoal Club 1230 St. Paul St., Baltimore. Time 9 P.M. until --."

not dated

18

1

"Jones' Falls"

not dated

19

1

"Edward Berge, Sculptor" [Baltimore sculptor]

not dated

20

1

"Jefferson's Rock", signed: Erma H. Davis Bates

not dated

21

1

 

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