PRELIMINARY INVENTORY OF THE STUDY PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANCIENT PORTRAIT SCULPTURE

Finding aid prepared by Emmabeth Nanol and Ann Harrison


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


Container List

 

Study photographs of ancient portrait sculpture

Box 1

Etruscan

Box 2-33

Greek

Box 2-27

Men

Box 2-5

Unidentified men

Box 6

Aeschines / Aesop / Aischylos / Alcibiades / Alexander Balas I

Box 7-8

Alexander the Great

Box 9

Alkaios / Anakreon / Antiochos III the Great / Antiochos VI / Antiochos VIII Grypos / Antiochos IX Kyzikenos

Box 10

Antisthenes / Aratos / Archidamos III / Archilochos / Aristeides / Aristippos / Aristophanes

Box 11

Aristotle / Bias / Chrysippos / Daochos I / Demetrios II Nikator / Demetrios Poliorketes

Box 12

Demetrios Soter / Diodotos Tryphon / Diogenes / Diphilos / Hephaistion / Herakleitos

Box 13

Demosthenes

Box 14

Epikouros

Box 15

Euripides

Box 16

Hermarchos / Herodotos / Hieron of Syracuse / Hippokrates / Kleanthes

Box 17

Hesiod

Box 18

Homer

Box 19

Kolotes / Krates / Lykourgos / Lysias / Mausolus / Menander / Menippos

Box 20

Metrodoros / Miltiades / Mithridates VI Eupator / Moschion / Pausanias / Periander

Box 21

Perikles / Pheidias / Philetairos / Philip II / Poseidippos / Poseidonios

Box 22

Plato

Box 23

Ptolemy Apion / Ptolemy of Mauretania / Ptolemy I / Ptolemy II Philadelphos / Ptolemy II Euergetes / Ptolemy IX Soter II / Unidentified Ptolemies

Box 24

Pyrrhos / Pythagoras / Satyros / Seleukos I Nikator / Seleukos IV Philopater

Box 25

Sokrates

Box 26

Solon / Themistokles / Thucydides / Xanthippos / Zenon

Box 27

Sophokles

Box 28-30

Women

Box 28

Arsinoë II Philadelphos / Arsinoë III Philopater / Aristonoe / Aspasia / Berenice II

Box 29

Cleopatra I / Cleopatra II / Cleopatra VII / Nikokleia / Sappho / Ptolemaic Queens

Box 30

Unidentified women

Box 31-32

Double Portraits

Box 31

Men

Box 32

Men and women together

Box 33

Unidentified portraits

Box 34-165

Roman

Box 34-44

Republican

Box 34-43

Men

Box 34-38

Unidentified men

Box 39

Brutus / Cicero / Maecenas / Marius / Marc Anthony

Box 40

Pompey / Scipio Africanus / Sulla

Box 41-42

Julius Caesar

Box 43

Octavian

Box 44

Women

Box 45

1st century B.C.

Box 46-61

Augustan

Box 46-56

Men

Box 46-48

Unidentified men

Box 49-52

Augustus

Box 53

Gaius Caesar / Lucius Caesar

Box 54

Agrippa / Agrippa Posthumous / Drusus the Elder

Box 55

Drusus the Younger

Box 55-56

Germanicus

Box 57-60

Women

Box 57

Unidentified women

Box 58

Antonia the Younger / Atia / Julia

Box 59

Livia (A-O)

Box 60

Livia (P-Z) / Octavia the Elder / Octavia Minor

Box 61

Double portraits

Box 62-63

1st century A.D.

Box 62

Men

Box 63

Women

Box 64-80

Julio-Claudian

Box 64-75

Men

Box 64-68

Unidentified men

Box 69

Augustus

Box 70-71

Tiberius

Box 72

Caligula

Box 73

Claudius

Box 74-75

Nero

Box 76-80

Women

Box 76-78

Unidentified women

Box 79

Agrippina the Elder

Box 80

Agrippina the Younger

Box 81

1st century A.D. (68/69) : Galba / Otho / Vitellius

Box 82-89

Flavian

Box 82-86

Men

Box 82-83

Unidentified men

Box 84

Vespasian

Box 85

Titus

Box 86

Domitian

Box 87-89

Women

Box 87-88

Unidentified women

Box 89

Domitia / Domitilla / Julia Flavia (Julia Titi)

Box 90

1st century A.D. (96/98) : Nerva

Box 91-95

Trajanic

Box 91-93

Men

Box 91

Trajan

Box 92-93

Unidentified men

Box 94

Women

Box 94

Marciana / Matidia / Plotina

Box 95

Unidentified women

Box 95

Double portraits

Box 96-97

2nd century A.D. (General)

Box 96

Men

Box 97

Women

Box 97

Double portraits

Box 98-109

Hadrianic

Box 98-105

Men

Box 98-100

Unidentified men

Box 101-103

Hadrian

Box 104-105

Antinoüs

Box 106-107

Women

Box 106

Unidentified women

Box 107

Sabina

Box 108-126

Antonine

Box 108-119

Men

Box 108-111

Unidentified men

Box 112-113

Antoninus Pius

Box 114-116

Marcus Aurelius

Box 117-118

Lucius Verus

Box 119

Commodus

Box 120-126

Women

Box 120-123

Unidentified women

Box 124

Crispina / Lucilla

Box 125

Faustina the Elder

Box 126

Faustina the Younger

Box 126

Double portraits

Box 127

2nd century A.D. (193-197) : Men and Women / Pertinax / Didius Julianus / Pescennius Niger / Clodius Albinus / Manlia Scantilla

Box 128-142

Severan

Box 128-135

Men

Box 128-130

Unidentified men

Box 131

Alexander Severus

Box 132-133

Caracalla

Box 134

Geta / Macrinus / Elagabalus

Box 135

Septimus Severus

Box 136-141

Women

Box 136-137

Unidentified women

Box 138

Julia Aquilia Severa / Julia Maesa / Julia Mammaea

Box 139-140

Julia Domna

Box 141

Didia Clara / Julia Paula / Julia Soaemias / Plautilla

Box 142

Double Portraits

Box 143-148

Era of the Soldier-Emperors

Box 143-147

Men

Box 143-145

Unidentified men

Box 145

Maximinus Thrax / Maximus / Pupienus / Balbinus / Gordianus I / Gordianus III

Box 146

Philip the Arab / Philip the Younger / Trajanus Decius / Trebonianus Gallus / Probus

Box 148

Women

Box 149-150

3rd century A.D.

Box 149

Men

Box 150

Women / Double Portraits

Box 151-154

Gallienic

Box 151-153

Men

Box 151-152

Unidentified men

Box 153

Gallienus

Box 154

Women

Box 155-156

Tetrarchic

Box 155-156

Men

Box 155

Unidentified men

Box 156

Constantinus Chlorus / Diocletian / Galerius / Maxentius / Licinius / Unidentified emperors

Box 155

Women

Box 157

4th century A.D. (General)

Box 158-160

Constantinian

Box 158-159

Men

Box 158

Unidentified men

Box 159

Constantine I / Constantine II / Constans / Constantius II / Julian the Apostate

Box 160

Women: Constantia / Helen

Box 161

4th/5th century A.D.

Box 162-164

5th century A.D.

Box 162

Men

Box 163

Women

Box 164

Double portraits

Box 165

6th century A.D.

Box 166*

Oversize photographs