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PRELIMINARY INVENTORY OF THE STUDY PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANCIENT PORTRAIT SCULPTURE
76.P.11  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Other Finding Aids
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Study photographs of ancient portrait sculpture
    Date (inclusive): 1900s
    Number: 76.P.11
    Creator/Collector: Getty Research Institute
    Physical Description: 34.7 linear feet (166 boxes)
    Repository:
    The Getty Research Institute
    Special Collections
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
    (310) 440-7390
    Abstract: A collection of modern photographs of ancient portrait sculpture, concentrating on the Greek and Roman periods, assembled by the Getty Research Institute. The collection's focus is on famous ancient persons, including Greek philosophers and statesmen, Hellenistic rulers, Roman Republican statesmen, and Roman emperors and empresses.
    Language: Collection material is in English

    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.

    Other Finding Aids

    The Photo Archive Database  includes photograph level access to approximately 24% of the photographs in this collection.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers. For further information, consult the Guide to the Photo Archive and Database .

    Publication Rights

    Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s). For further information, contact Library Reproductions and Permissions .

    Processing History

    Finding aid created in 2009.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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.

    Arrangement

    Arranged chronologically by culture, then by subject and location.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Names

    Becatti, Giovanni, 1912-1973 -- Photograph collections

    Subjects - Corporate Bodies

    University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Classics -- Photograph collections

    Subjects - Topics

    Portrait sculpture, Ancient
    Portrait sculpture, Etruscan
    Portrait sculpture, Greek
    Portrait sculpture, Roman

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Photographic prints

    Contributors

    Becatti, Giovanni, 1912-1973
    Bini, Barbara
    Getty Research Institute
    Goldscheider, Ludwig, 1896-1973
    Koch, Guntram
    Ross, John
    University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Classics