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Study photographs of Renaissance to modern sculpture.

Getty Research Institute

Available at Special Collections  L3 : PHOTO ARCHIVE - RENAISSANCE TO MODERN  (NB185 ) and other locations()

  • Title:
    Study photographs of Renaissance to modern 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 and renamed the Photo Study Collection.
  • Physical Desc.: 373 boxes (ca. 31,200 photographic prints) : b&w ; 35 cm. and 47 cm..
  • Summary: A collection of photographs documenting sculpture from the Renaissance through the nineteenth century assembled by the Getty Research Institute. Eighty percent of the collection is devoted to Italian sculpture. Another ten percent documents the French school, with the remainder of the images depicting works of other European schools as well as African, American, and Oceanic sculpture. Photographs were acquired from commercial vendors, scholars' and dealers' archives, and auction houses.
  • Cumulative Index/Finding Aid: The Photo Study Collectio Database provides item-level access to approximately 10% of the collection.
  • Notes: Title devised.
    Size of photographs varies; most 8 x 10 in.
  • Form/Genre: Photographic prints
  • Subjects: Sculpture, Modern Sculpture, Italian Sculpture, French
  • LC Call Number: NB185
  • ID/Accession Number: 1388-993
    76.P.48
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
    Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s).
  • OCLC Record Number: 82773953

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