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Study photographs of decorative arts, stone.

Available at Special Collections  L3 : PHOTO ARCHIVE - DECORATIVE ARTS OVERSIZE  (NK8700 ) and other locations()

  • Title:
    Study photographs of decorative arts, stone.
  • Creation Date: 19--?
  • Arrangement: Arranged by country of origin. French objects divided into those with mounts (further arranged by style) and those without mounts.
  • Physical Desc.: 6 boxes (ca. 360 photographic prints) : b&w ; 35 cm. and 47 cm..
  • Summary: This assembled collection of modern photographs includes objects made of all kinds of stone, such as marble, alabaster, porphyry, jasper, lapis lazuli, and jade. Objects employing mosaic, pietre dure, and scagliola techniques are depicted as well. Most images are of vases of all shapes and sizes, while some show columns, pieces of furniture, and boxes. The pietre dure objects are mostly unmounted table tops and picture-like panels.
    Approximately 65% of the objects depicted are French, dating from the Baroque to the late 19th century (of the French objects, two thirds have mounts); the remainder are Italian, English, and Russian. About half of the objects are housed in major European museums, including the Louvre, Versailles, Musée Carnavalet, and Musée des arts décoratifs in Paris, and the Victoria and Albert Museum and Wallace Collection in London. The other half of the photographs were acquired from major auction houses and dealers.
  • Notes: Title devised.
    Size of photographs varies; most 8 x 10 in.
  • Form/Genre: Photographic prints
  • Subjects: Stone Alabaster Jade Jasper Lapis lazuli Marble Porphyry Incrustation (Stone carving) -- Europe Mosaics -- Europe Art objects, French Art objects, European Vases -- France Vases -- Europe Stone inlaid furniture -- Europe Scagliola
  • LC Call Number: NK8700
  • ID/Accession Number: 1381-751
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
    Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s).
  • OCLC Record Number: 80433279
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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