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Photographs of fine and decorative arts.

Seligmann, François-Gérard.

Available at Special Collections  STORAGE - PHOTO ARCHIVE - CONTACT REFERENCE  (89.P.7 ) and other locations()

  • Title:
    Photographs of fine and decorative arts.
  • Author/Creator: Seligmann, François-Gérard.
  • Creation Date: [19--]
  • Biographical/Historical Note: Jacques Seligmann founded the firm of Jacques Seligmann & fils in Paris at the end of the 19th century. With the split into two independent galleries in 1912, a second office, Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., was opened in New York. The business was reunited after World War II. The photographic archive contains materials and information from both Paris and New York offices.
  • Arrangement: Arrangement: Cataloged photoprints and negatives are arranged by stock number. Documents and stock sheets are enclosed with the corresponding photoprints.
  • Physical Desc.: ca. 2,400 photographic prints : b&w..
    ca. 1,100 negatives : glass & film, b&w..
  • Summary: Summary: Material of particular interest to scholars of French decorative arts of the 16th to early 19th centuries. Numerous pieces bear the signature of famous makers. Most of the ca. 200 Gobelins, Beauvais and Aubusson tapestries are made after drawings or cartoons by painters such as Boucher, Oudry, Van Orley, Le Brun, Téniers. The porcelain pieces are mostly from the Sèvres or Meissen factories. The stock sheets, authentication letters, and other documents accompanying the photographs are also a source of information about collectors and their collections in France and the United States. The collection also includes photoprints of approximately fifty sculptures by French artists and of a similar number of paintings from various schools and periods.
  • Language: French
  • Cumulative Index/Finding Aid: Finding aid: Online inventory, SELIGMANN, available for item-level access in the repository's STAR system.
  • Notes: The Photo Study Collection also acquired a collection of photographs of paintings and decorative arts from the National Gallery of Art's Germain Seligmann Archive in the 1970s. The photos were printed from deteriorating negatives which remain in the possession of the National Gallery. That group of Seligmann decorative arts photos were interfiled in the Decorative Arts section.
    Title devised.
  • Form/Genre: Black-and-white prints (photographs)
    Black-and-white negatives
    Glass plate negatives
  • Subjects: Jacques Seligmann & Co--Photograph collections Jacques Seligmann & Co--Photograph collections Decorative arts -- Collectors and collecting Painting, French -- Collectors and collecting Sculpture, French -- Collectors and collecting Art dealers Art galleries, Commercial
  • Contributors: Seligmann, Jacques, 1858-1923.
  • ID/Accession Number: 1345-084
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
    Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s).
  • OCLC Record Number: 83127547
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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