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Study photographs of medieval sculpture.

Getty Research Institute.

Available at Special Collections  L3 : PHOTO ARCHIVE - MEDIEVAL  (NB170 ) and other locations()

  • Title:
    Study photographs of medieval sculpture.
  • 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 by geographic/historical group or country of origin, and century.
  • Physical Desc.: 40 boxes (ca. 850 photographic prints) : b&w ; 35 cm..
  • Summary: An assembled collection of modern photographs of medieval sculpture, including such object types as sarcophagi, statues, crucifixes and carved fragments. Geographic emphasis is on objects from Italy (30%) and Spain (20%); other period and geographic divisions include: early Christian; Byzantine and Coptic; Austria and Benelux; England; France; Germany; and Turkey.
    Sources of photographs are scholars' archives such as those of Erwin Panofsky (Germany) and Guntram Koch (early Christian, Byzantine, Turkey); art dealers such as French & Company (Austria and Benelux); and commercial photographers or photographic archives such as Alinari, the Conway Library (Italy), Hirmer Verlag, Max Hutzel (France, Spain, and minor centers in Italy), and Zodiaque (Romanesque France and Italy).
  • Cumulative Index/Finding Aid: Repository's online Photo Archive Database includes photograph level access to one third of the collection.
  • Notes: Title devised.
    Size of photographs varies; most 8 x 10 in.
  • Form/Genre: Photographic prints
  • Subjects: Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968 -- Photograph collections Sculpture, Medieval Sculpture, Italian Sculpture, Spanish Sarcophagi, Medieval Statues Crosses
  • Contributors: Hutzel, Max. Koch, Guntram. Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968. French & Company (New York, N.Y.)
  • LC Call Number: NB170
  • ID/Accession Number: 1381-900
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
    Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s).
  • OCLC Record Number: 78314096
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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