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Felbermeyer photographs of antiquities and art in Italy.

Felbermeyer, Johannes.

Available at Special Collections  STORAGE - PHOTO ARCHIVE - CONTACT REFERENCE  (89.P.4 ) and other locations()

  • Title:
    Felbermeyer photographs of antiquities and art in Italy.
  • Author/Creator: Felbermeyer, Johannes.
  • Creation Date: ca. 1929-1986
  • Biographical/Historical Note: Munich-born photographer working in Rome, at the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut prior to World War II and after 1950 as scientific photographer for archaeological research work at the American Academy. From 1945-1949 he was the chief photographer at the Central Collecting Point in Munich.
  • Arrangement: Bulk of the collection arranged by medium, location, and then by commissioned project.
  • Physical Desc.: 83 boxes (10,500 photographic prints) : b&w, 680 col. ; 40 x 18 cm. or smaller..
    25,000 photographic negatives : b&w, 2,000 col. ; 24 x 19 cm. or smaller..
  • Summary: This collection constitutes Felbermeyer's personal archive of photographs made during his career as a photographer of antiquities and works of art. The focus on photographic documentation of Greek, Roman, and particularly Etruscan antiquities reflects Felbermeyer's long association with the American Academy in Rome. Most of the images result from commissioned projects for scholars in the fields of ancient and classical art, as well as art of the early Christian and Baroque periods.
    Major commissions were carried out for scholars Axel Boethius, Larissa Bonfante, Otto Brendel, J.J. Deiss, Hugh Hencken, Anne Laidlaw, Anna Marguerite McCann, Emeline H. Richardson, Gisela M.A. Richter, and Arthur Steinberg. Other noted scholars for whom Felbermeyer worked include Richard Brilliant, Frank Brown, Helen Gardner, Roland Hampe, George Hanfmann, H.P. L'Orange, Charles Seymour, Craig Hugh Smyth, and J.P. Ward-Perkins. Principal subjects include: Etruscan and Roman architecture and architectural sculpture (the main sites represented are: Ardea, Caere, Chiusi, Gabii, Herculaneum, Montefiori, Norchia, Ostia, Paestum, Pompeii, Pyrgi, Rome, Sutri, Tarquinia, Volterra, and Vulci); Etruscan round and relief sculpture, particularly cinerary urns and bronze statuettes; Villanovan minor arts; and ancient gems.
    Approximately 700 photographs reflect Felbermeyer's work for the Allied Central Collecting Point in Munich. These images document the process of repatriation of works of art after World War II, depicting both the people involved and approximately 500 European paintings and sculptures of known and unknown provenance. The collection also includes documentation of contemporary exhibitions and artists such as Carl Milles, Oskar Kokoschka, and Andre Beloborodoff. One folder, located in the research files, contains a small amount of ephemera, including newspaper articles, correspondence, sketches, and a small number of personal photographs.
  • Cumulative Index/Finding Aid: Unpublished finding aid available in the repository; folder level control.
  • Notes: Title devised.
    Size of photographs varies; many are 8 x 10 in. and the collection also contains many contact sheets.
  • Form/Genre: Black-and-white prints (photographs)
    Black-and-white negatives
  • Subjects: Central Collecting Point (Munich, Germany) Architecture, Etruscan Cultural property -- Repatriation Sculpture, Etruscan Art, Classical Classical antiquities Art, European Art -- Germany World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war Italy -- Antiquities
  • Contributors: Boëthius, Axel, 1889-1969. Bonfante, Larissa. Brendel, Otto, 1901-1973. Deiss, Joseph Jay. Hencken, Hugh O'Neill, 1902-1981. Laidlaw, Anne. McCann, Anna Marguerite. Richardson, Emeline. Richter, Gisela M. A. (Gisela Marie Augusta), 1882-1972. Steinberg, Arthur Richard, 1937- Central Collecting Point (Munich, Germany)
  • Collection: Conservation collection (Getty Research Institute)
  • LC Call Number: N5740 .F45
  • ID/Accession Number: 1384-663
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
    Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s).
  • OCLC Record Number: 79753934
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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