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Study photographs of French paintings and drawings.

Getty Research Institute

Available at Special Collections  L3 : PHOTO ARCHIVE - REN TO MODERN OVERSIZE  (ND544 ) and other locations()

  • Title:
    Study photographs of French 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.: 1,228 boxes (ca. 105,680 photographic prints) : b&w ; 35 cm. and 47 cm..
  • Summary: A collection of photographs documenting French paintings and drawings from the late middle ages through the 19th century assembled by the Getty Research Institute. Photographs were acquired from commercial vendors, dealers' archives, auction houses, and scholars' collections.
  • 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: Painting, French Drawing, French
  • LC Call Number: ND544
  • ID/Accession Number: 1388-992
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
    Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s).
  • OCLC Record Number: 82675364
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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