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Study photographs of decorative arts, furnished interiors.

Getty Research Institute.

Available at Special Collections  L3 : PHOTO ARCHIVE - DECORATIVE ARTS OVERSIZE  (NK1710 )()

  • Title:
    Study photographs of decorative arts, furnished interiors.
  • 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.
  • Physical Desc.: 4 boxes (ca. 700 photographic prints) : b&w ; 47 cm..
  • Summary: This assembled collection of photographs contains images of furnished interiors in the United States and Europe. A third of these images depict interiors imported and sold by the New York dealer, French & Company, or designed and executed by them for American estates. Clients include Dr. Satterwhite; F. Fredericks, of Seattle; Edward Schmidt, of Pennsylvania; and a Chrysler estate and lodge in Maryland. Photographs of European interiors, from the commercial source, Alinari, were taken in a variety of European castles and both public and private palaces, mostly Italian and French. There are also views of dealer show rooms.
  • Cumulative Index/Finding Aid: Finding aid for French & Company images only: Stock sheets and ledgers, 1909-1968 (Special Collections accn. no. 840027) and online database, FRCO, in the repository's STAR system, provide photograph level description and provenance information.
  • Notes: Title devised.
    Size of photographs varies; most 11 x 14 in.
  • Form/Genre: Photographic prints
  • Subjects: Interior decoration -- United States Interior decoration -- Europe
  • Contributors: French & Company (New York, N.Y.)
  • LC Call Number: NK1710
  • ID/Accession Number: 1382-773
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
    Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s).
  • OCLC Record Number: 80025409
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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