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Study photographs of American paintings and drawings.

Getty Research Institute

Available at Special Collections  L3 : PHOTO ARCHIVE - RENAISSANCE TO MODERN  (ND205 ) and other locations()

  • Title:
    Study photographs of American 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.: 40 boxes (ca. 3,120 photographic prints) : b&w ; 35 cm..
  • Summary: A collection of photographs representing American paintings and drawings of the 18th and 19th centuries through reproductions of the work of approximately 525 artists assembled by the Getty Research Institute. The works of James Abbott McNeill Whistler are well represented, including a corpus of drawings in the collection of the Hunterian Art Gallery in Glasgow. The collection is particularly strong in photographs and clippings from the archives of dealers such as Julius Weitzner, French & Company, Douwes Fine Art Gallery, and Duits, as well as from the collection of Pomona College. Copy prints document American paintings and drawings in a number of American museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Minneapolis Museum of Art, and the Phillips Collection. Copy prints were also acquired from commercial vendors such as Photographie Giraudon and from Sotheby's and Christie's.
  • 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: Douwes Fine Art Gallery (London, England)--Photograph collections Duits, Ltd. (Gallery : London, England)--Photograph collections French & Company (New York, N.Y.)--Photograph collections Julius H. Weitzner, Inc--Photograph collections Painting, American Drawing, American
  • Contributors: Douwes Fine Art Gallery (London, England) Duits, Ltd. (Gallery : London, England) French & Company (New York, N.Y.) Julius H. Weitzner, Inc.
  • Collection: Duits Collection
  • Collection Note: Duits Collection
  • LC Call Number: ND205
  • ID/Accession Number: 1384-475
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
    Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s).
  • OCLC Record Number: 81865470
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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