These records from the art dealer Duveen Brothers formed part of the firm's library holdings that were purchased in 1965 by
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. They document the Duveen Brothers' cataloging,
research, exhibition work, and publication of works of art and collections. They consist of brochures, photographs, collectors'
files, scrapbooks, correspondence and authentication records from art experts, notably Bernard Berenson. Also included in
these records are the papers of Italian Renaissance art historian R. (Robert) Langton Douglas.
The Duveen Brothers was a firm of influential art dealers active from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries with
offices in London, Paris, and New York. Under the guidance of Joseph Duveen (1869-1939), and assisted by art experts, most
notably Bernard Berenson (1865-1959), Duveen Brothers played a prominent role in the transfer of works of art from Europe
to the United States. The firm helped form important private collections that later became the nuclei of museums such as the
National Gallery of Art, the Huntington Art Collections, and the Frick Collection.
755.0 linear feet
(740 boxes, 10 flatfiles, 2 rolls)
Library Reproductions and Permissions.
Open for use by qualified researchers, except for Series III. Scrapbooks. Contact the repository for information regarding
access of Series III.