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Ernst Kitzinger papers, 1931-1995.

Kitzinger, Ernst, 1912-2003.

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  • Title:
    Ernst Kitzinger papers, 1931-1995.
  • Author/Creator: Kitzinger, Ernst, 1912-2003.
  • Creation Date: 1931-1995.
  • Biographical/Historical Note: Ernst Kitzinger, an art historian specializing in Byzantine, early Christian and early medieval art, wrote and lectured on a wide variety of artistic media, including Byzantine mosaics.
  • Arrangement: Organized in twelve series: Series I. Writings by Ernst Kitzinger, 1932-1995 (box 1-9); Series II. Various research projects, 1968-1985 (box 9-10); Series III. Lectures, 1931-1990 (box 10-15); Series IV. Harvard courses, 1960-1978 (box 15-18); Series V. Harvard seminars, 1947-1979 (box 18-20); Series VI. Floor mosaics (box 21-26); Series VII. Cleveland marbles (box 27-28); Series VIII. Various research files and correspondence (box 29-31); Series IX. Professional activities and other writings (box 32); Series X. Photographs (box 32-48); Series XI. Slides (box 49-54); Series XII. Negatives (box 55).
  • Physical Desc.: ca.33 linear ft. (55 boxes).
  • Summary: The papers document Ernst Kitzinger's scholarly contribution to the history of late antique, early Christian, Byzantine, and early medieval art. The collection is comprised of offprints of his published work, research materials, lecture materials, teaching files, and photographs and slides.
    Kitzinger's writings begin with his dissertation, both the unpublished and abridged published versions, and proceed with "work copies" of offprints, many from the journal Dumbarton Oaks Papers. Throughout his career, Kitzinger updated his offprints with further observations; notes on more recent bibliography; correspondence, including letters from Ernst Gombrich, Erwin Panofsky, Meyer Schapiro and Kurt Weitzmann; and reviews. The materials for more than 65 lecture topics complement, but do not expressly reiterate, Kitzinger's published work. Course files document Kitzinger's Harvard University courses on Early Christian and Byzantine Art, and his seminars on Early Christian, Anglo-Saxon, and Carolingian art, mosaics, and ivories.
    The research files include unpublished articles and extensive research materials on floor mosaics; frieze sarcophagi; silver; and a group of Early Christian marbles at the Cleveland Museum of Art, with correspondence with William Wixom. Other sections of the papers document Kitzinger's professional activities as a reader and reviewer for art historical journals; his participation in various publication projects, such as the project to publish the notes and ideas of Wilhelm Koehler; and efforts that he made on behalf of colleagues (such as the Hans Belting and Philip Grierson), including several published obituaries.
    Photographs, slides and negatives generally correspond to the content of offprints, lectures, and research files, with sections on mosaics, sculpture, panel paintings, manuscripts, ivories, silver, ceramics, coins, glass, glyptic, textiles, silver and other metal works.
  • Language: English
  • Language Note: In English, with some materials in German.
  • Other Archival Locations: Interviews with art historians; The Getty Research Library, Special Collections, accn. no. 940109; contains the 339-page transcript of a tape-recorded interview of Kitzinger conducted by Richard Cándida Smith in 1994, titled Style and its meaning in early medieval art; includes a curriculum vitae with a partial (5 p.) list of publications.
    Papers of Ernst Kitzinger, 1942-1967 (inclusive); Harvard University Archives.
    Records of Dumbarton Oaks, 1941-; Harvard University Archives.
  • Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs
    Black-and-white negatives
    Color slides
    Color transparencies
    Photographs, Original
  • Subjects: Belting, Hans Grierson, Philip Koehler, Wilhelm Reinhold Walter, 1884-1959 Cleveland Museum of Art Chiesa della Martorana (Palermo, Italy) Duomo di Monreale Santa Maria Antiqua (Church: Rome, Italy) Panayia Kanakaria (Church: Lythrankomi, Cyprus) Art, Ancient Art, Byzantine Coptic art Art, Early Christian Art, Medieval Art, Roman Art -- Study and teaching Icons, Byzantine Mosaics, Byzantine Mosaics, Early Christian Mural painting and decoration -- Italy -- Rome Sarcophagi Sculpture, Byzantine Silverwork, Ancient Silverwork, Byzantine Dura-Europos (Extinct city)
  • Contributors: Battiscombe, C. F. Gombrich, E. H. (Ernst Hans), 1909-2001. Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968. Schapiro, Meyer, 1904-1996. Weitzmann, Kurt, 1904-1993. Wixom, William D.
    Kitzinger, Ernst, Römische Malerei vom Beginn des 7. bis zur Mitte des 8. Jahrhunderts.
  • Additional Title: Dumbarton Oaks papers.
  • ID/Accession Number: 1517-520
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
  • OCLC Record Number: 82773938
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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