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Study photographs of ancient portrait sculpture.

Getty Research Institute.

Available at Special Collections  L3 : PHOTO ARCHIVE - ANTIQUITIES  (NB1296 ) and other locations()

  • Title:
    Study photographs of ancient portrait 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.
  • Arrangement: Arranged chronologically by culture, then by subject and location.
  • Physical Desc.: 166 boxes (ca. 11,580 photographic prints) : b&w, some col. ; 35 cm. and 47 cm..
  • Summary: An assembled collection of modern photographs of ancient portrait sculpture, concentrating on the Greek and Roman periods. The collection's focus is on famous ancient persons, including Greek philosophers and statesmen, Hellenistic rulers, Roman Republican statesmen, and Roman emperors and empresses. Portraits of unidentified individuals from the Etruscan to the late Roman periods are also interfiled by period/style.
    The collection contains photographs from a variety of sources, including commercial vendors and photographers, research institutions' archives, museum and auction house files, and scholars' archives. Among the commercial vendors and photographers, the most important sources are Alinari (including the Anderson and Brogi archives), Bulloz, Bildarchiv Foto Marburg, Photographie Giraudon, Gabinetto fotografico nazionale (Rome), Hirmer Verlag, Barbara Bini, Guntram Koch, and John Ross.
    Research institution archives from which the collection holds copy prints include the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI), Rome. Scholarly sources include the personal archives of Ludwig Goldscheider and Giovanni Becatti, as well as a study collection acquired from the Dept. of Classics at the University of California, Los Angeles.
  • Cumulative Index/Finding Aid: Repository's online Photo Archive Database (Antiquities collection) includes photograph level or object level access to approximately 24% of the photographs.
  • Notes: Title devised.
    Size of photographs varies; most 8 x 10 in.
  • Form/Genre: Photographic prints
  • Subjects: Becatti, Giovanni, 1912-1973 -- Photograph collections Goldscheider, Ludwig, 1896-1973 -- Photograph collections University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Classics--Photograph collections Portrait sculpture, Ancient Portrait sculpture, Greek Portrait sculpture, Etruscan Portrait sculpture, Roman
  • Contributors: Becatti, Giovanni, 1912-1973. Bini, Barbara. Goldscheider, Ludwig, 1896-1973. Koch, Guntram. Ross, John, -1776. University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Classics.
  • LC Call Number: NB1296
  • ID/Accession Number: 1383-234
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
    Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s).
  • OCLC Record Number: 83204952
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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