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Study photographs of decorative arts, arms and armor.

Getty Research Institute

Available at Special Collections  L3 : PHOTO ARCHIVE - DECORATIVE ARTS  (NK6606 ) and other locations()

  • Title:
    Study photographs of decorative arts, arms and armor.
  • 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 by country of origin, then by century.
  • Physical Desc.: 6 boxes (ca. 400 photographic prints) : b&w ; 35 cm. and 47 cm..
  • Summary: A collection of photographs illustrating arms and armor dating from the 15th to 18th centuries from Europe and Asia assembled by the Getty Research Institute. Strongest coverage is for Italian, German, French and Spanish military equipment, but the collection also includes images of articles from Turkey, Japan, and Iran. Many of the sets of armor, swords and rapiers depicted belonged to kings, princes and well-known military figures. The sources for the photographs are commercial photographers such as Alinari (including the Anderson and Brogi archives), supplemented with images acquired from auction houses.
  • Notes: Title devised.
    Size of photographs varies; most 8 x 10 in.
  • Form/Genre: Photographic prints
  • Subjects: Weapons Armor
  • LC Call Number: NK6606
  • ID/Accession Number: 1382-889
    76.P.38
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
    Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s).
  • OCLC Record Number: 81294892

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