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Study photographs of decorative arts, lacquer.

Getty Research Institute.

Available at Special Collections  L3 : PHOTO ARCHIVE - DECORATIVE ARTS  (NK9900 )()

  • Title:
    Study photographs of decorative arts, lacquer.
  • 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.
  • Arrangement: Arranged in two sections: Chinese lacquers; Japanese lacquers.
  • Physical Desc.: 1 box (ca. 80 photographic prints) : b&w ; 35 cm..
  • Summary: This assembled collection of photographs illustrates 17th to 19th century lacquer objects imported to Europe from China and Japan. The images in the Chinese section mostly depict folding screens and some furniture; those in the Japanese section mostly depict boxes and vases, together with a few pieces of furniture. Eighty percent of these prints were acquired from European and American dealers and auction houses.
    Related material held by the repository, such as artifacts made in Europe from Oriental panels or imported as finished objects and decorated with European mounts, are filed in other general subject collections (e.g., Furniture, Boxes, Writing accessories) under European country of manufacture or decoration.
  • Notes: Title devised.
    Size of photographs varies; most 8 x 10 in.
  • Form/Genre: Photographic prints
  • Subjects: Lacquer and lacquering -- China Lacquer and lacquering -- Japan Lacquer boxes -- Japan Screens -- China Vases -- Japan Furniture -- China Furniture -- Japan
  • LC Call Number: NK9900
  • ID/Accession Number: 1381-740
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
    Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s).
  • OCLC Record Number: 77974000
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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