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Study photographs of German paintings and drawings.

Getty Research Institute

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  • Title:
    Study photographs of German paintings and drawings.
  • 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 and renamed the Photo Study Collection.
  • Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by name of artist. Photographs for artists represented by one box or more further subdivided by subject depicted. Section of unattributed works arranged by local school.
  • Physical Desc.: 335 boxes (ca. 25,120 photographic prints) : b&w ; 35 cm..
  • Summary: A collection of photographs covering paintings and drawings of the German school dating from the 14th through the 19th centuries assembled by the Getty Research Institute. The collection documents the work of approximately 1,498 artists, with Hans Baldung Grien, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Albrecht Dürer, and Hans Holbein the Younger included among those most heavily represented.
    The collection contains photographs from numerous sources. Many images were obtained from the archives of scholars, restorers, and art dealers, primarily those of Wilhelm Arntz and Erwin Panofsky. Archives from Ludwig Goldscheider, Giannino Marchig, and David Koetser Gallery were important sources as well, and photographs and auction clippings were acquired from Douwes Fine Art Gallery and Duits.
    Copy prints in the collection were acquired from auction houses such as Christie's and Sotheby's, and from commercial vendors, including Böhm, Bruckmann, Bulloz, Fratelli Alinari (including the Brogi archive), Gernsheim's Corpus photographicum of drawings, and Photographie Giraudon. Relevant duplicate images from the repository's archive of the Hoefle firm (Special Collections accn. no. 90.R.19) have been integrated into this collection. Copy prints were also obtained from museums, and the collection is particularly rich in images from the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (including Munich's Alte Pinkothek), the Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg, and other museums in Baveria, including those at Aschaffenburg, Augsburg, Bamberg, Landshut, Schleissheim, and Würzburg.
  • Cumulative Index/Finding Aid: Repository's online Photo Archive Database identifies all artists represented in this collection (Artists Index) and provides some photograph-level access (Paintings collection).
  • Notes: Title devised.
    Size of photographs varies; most 8 x 10 in.
  • Form/Genre: Photographic prints
  • Subjects: Arntz, Wilhelm F -- Photograph collections Goldscheider, Ludwig, 1896-1973 -- Photograph collections Marchig, Giannino, 1897-1983 -- Photograph collections Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968 -- Photograph collections David Koetser Gallery--Photograph collections Douwes Fine Art Gallery (London, England)--Photograph collections Duits, Ltd. (Gallery : London, England)--Photograph collections Painting, German Drawing, German
  • Contributors: Arntz, Wilhelm F. Goldscheider, Ludwig, 1896-1973. Marchig, Giannino, 1897-1983. Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968. Gernsheim, Rudolf. David Koetser Gallery. Douwes Fine Art Gallery (London, England) Duits, Ltd. (Gallery : London, England)
  • Collection: Duits Collection
  • Collection Note: Duits Collection
  • LC Call Number: ND564
  • ID/Accession Number: 1384-805
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
    Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s).
  • OCLC Record Number: 77805378
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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