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Study photographs of Eastern European paintings and drawings.

Getty Research Institute

Available at Special Collections  L3 : PHOTO ARCHIVE - RENAISSANCE TO MODERN  (ND454 )()

  • Title:
    Study photographs of Eastern European paintings and drawings.
  • Author/Creator: Getty Research Institute
  • Creation Date: 19--?
  • Biographical/Historical Note: In 1974, the J. Paul Getty Museum began assembling a "photo library" by consolidating the visual resources of each existing curatorial department. By the early 1980s, the Photo Archive was actively acquiring large collections of photographs from commercial and private sources and scholars' archives that contained a photographic component. In 1983, the nearly one million photographs of the Photo Archive were incorporated into the Research Institute's Special Collections and renamed the Photo Study Collection.
  • Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by name of artist. Photographs for artists represented by one box or more further subdivided by subject depicted. Section of unattributed works arranged by local school.
  • Physical Desc.: 12 boxes (ca. 880 photographic prints) : b&w ; 35 cm..
  • Summary: A collection of photographs covering Eastern European paintings and drawings from the late Middle Ages through the 19th century assembled by the Getty Research Institute. The collection represents the work of approximately 248 artists from Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Greece, and Bulgaria.
    Photographs were acquired from numerous sources, including the archives of scholars (for example, Wilhelm Arntz and Erwin Panofsky) and dealers such as Douwes Fine Art Gallery, Duits, Julius Weitzner, and Heim Gallery. Copy prints were acquired from museums (such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art), auction houses (Christie's, Sotheby's), and commercial sources (including Gernsheim's Corpus photographicum of drawings, Fratelli Alinari, Photographie Giraudon, Böhm, and Bulloz). Relevant duplicate images from the repository's archive of the Hoefle firm (Special Collections accn. no. 90.R.19) have been integrated into the collection.
  • Cumulative Index/Finding Aid: Repository's online Photo Archive Database identifies all artists represented in this collection (Artists Index) and provides some photograph-level access (Paintings collection).
  • Notes: Title devised.
    Size of photographs varies; most 8 x 10 in.
  • Form/Genre: Photographic prints
  • Subjects: Arntz, Wilhelm F -- Photograph collections Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968 -- Photograph collections Douwes Fine Art Gallery (London, England)--Photograph collections Duits, Ltd. (Gallery : London, England)--Photograph collections Heim Gallery--Photograph collections Julius H. Weitzner, Inc--Photograph collections Painting, European -- Europe, Eastern Drawing, European -- Europe, Eastern
  • Contributors: Arntz, Wilhelm F. Gernsheim, Rudolf. Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968. Douwes Fine Art Gallery (London, England) Duits, Ltd. (Gallery : London, England) Heim Gallery. Julius H. Weitzner, Inc.
  • Collection: Duits Collection
  • Collection Note: Duits Collection
  • LC Call Number: ND454
  • ID/Accession Number: 1384-277
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
    Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s).
  • OCLC Record Number: 82722847
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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