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Study photographs of ancient mural painting.

Getty Research Institute.

Available at Special Collections  L3 : PHOTO ARCHIVE - ANTIQUITIES  (ND2560 ) and other locations()

  • Title:
    Study photographs of ancient mural painting.
  • 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 geographically, by modern country, ancient city, site, and monument.
  • Physical Desc.: 66 boxes (ca. 4,365 photographic prints) : b&w, some col. ; 35 cm. and 47 cm..
  • Summary: An assembled collection of modern photographs of ancient wall paintings, both in situ and detached. The collection's concentration is on works of the Greek, Etruscan, and Roman periods, 6th cent. BC-6th cent. AD. Photographic coverage is most complete for Greece and Italy, with notable strength in documentation of Etruscan tomb paintings (in Tarquinia and Chiusi in particular) and of mural paintings in Pompeii. The collection also includes photographs of ancient mural paintings from other countries, including Germany, Hungary, Libya, Syria, and Turkey.
    The collection includes photographs from different sources, chiefly commercial vendors and photographers, as well as the archives of scholars and research institutions. Among the commercial vendors and photographers are Alinari (including the Anderson and Brogi archives), Bulloz, Chauffourier, Bildarchiv Foto Marburg, Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln, Photographie Giraudon, Hirmer Verlag, Alison Frantz, John Ross, Guntram Koch, Emile Serafis, Giorgio Sommer, and Gabinetto fotografico nazionale (Rome), including the Antonio Giuliano collection.
    Institutional archives from which the collection holds images are the Fototeca unione at the American Academy in Rome and the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI), Rome. Scholarly sources include the repository's Giovanni Becatti archives.
  • Cumulative Index/Finding Aid: Repository's online Photo Archive Database (Antiquities collection) includes photograph level or object level access to approximately 46% 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 Mural painting and decoration, Ancient Mural painting and decoration, Greek Mural painting and decoration, Etruscan Mural painting and decoration, Roman
  • Contributors: Becatti, Giovanni, 1912-1973. Frantz, Alison. Giuliano, Antonio. Koch, Guntram. Ross, John, -1776. Serafis, Emile. Sommer, Giorgio, 1834-1914.
  • LC Call Number: ND2560
  • ID/Accession Number: 1383-271
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
    Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s).
  • OCLC Record Number: 78263975
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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