PRELIMINARY INVENTORY OF THE STUDY PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANCIENT VASES

Finding aid prepared by Ann Harrison


Descriptive Summary

Title: Study photographs of ancient vases
Date (inclusive): 1900s
Number: 76.P.18
Creator/Collector: Getty Research Institute
Physical Description: 96.1 linear feet (456 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 Greek and Roman vases assembled by the Getty Research Institute. Photographs of Attic black- and red-figured vases attributed to particular vase-painters by J. D. Beazley comprise the largest component of the collection. Coverage of South Italian red-figured vases is also significant. Coverage of other ancient vase-painting styles (including Corinthian, Lakonian, Etruscan, Boeotian, and East Greek examples) is less complete.
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 71% 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 Greek and Roman vases. Photographs of Attic black- and red-figured vases attributed to particular vase-painters by J. D. Beazley comprise the largest component of the collection. Coverage of South Italian red-figured vases is also significant. Coverage of other ancient vase-painting styles (including Corinthian, Lakonian, Etruscan, Boeotian, and East Greek examples) is less complete. The collection is particularly strong in its documentation of ancient vases in American museums, as well as of significant collections in Europe.
The collection contains photographs from numerous sources including commercial vendors and photographers, museum collections, auction houses, research institutions' archives, excavation campaigns, scholars' archives and collections, and photographic projects sponsored by the Getty Research Institute. One such project documents the major portion of the Attic black-figured olpai and oinochoai in the Hermitage Museum and includes limited coverage of other Attic figured vases in the Hermitage. These vases are represented in circa 720 Cibachrome prints made from photographs taken by Andrew Clark.
Another Institute-sponsored campaign, begun in 1986 and carried out by Barbara Bini under the direction of Gloria Ferrari Pinney, documents the collection of Attic red-figured vases of the archaic period in the Museo archeologico nazionale di Tarquinia (circa 450 photographs). The Amasis Painter Exhibition Photo Project (circa 500 photographs) contributed original photographs of vases in the 1985-86 exhibition, The Amasis Painter and his world, as well as copy prints from various sources provided by Dietrich von Bothmer, of related vases used as comparanda in the exhibition catalog. (There are also 13 preparatory sketches for the catalog.)
Significant scholarly archives acquired by the repository and dispersed into this collection include those of Giovanni Becatti, Ludwig Goldscheider, and Kyle M. Phillips, as well as a study collection acquired from the Dept. of Classics at the University of California, Los Angeles. The collection contains copy prints from A. D. Trendall as well as from research institutions, among them the Beazley Archive at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University; and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
The most important commercial sources include Alinari (together with the Anderson and Brogi archives), Bildarchiv Foto Marburg, Bulloz, Christie's, Photographie Giraudon, Gabinetto fotografico nazionale (Rome), Hirmer Verlag, Réunion des musées nationaux, Sotheby's, Max Hutzel, Barbara Bini, and Emile Serafis.

Arrangement

Black- and red-figured Attic vases are arranged according to the system established by J. D. Beazley in his publications, and (second edition). Attic black- and red-figured vases not attributed to a particular artist by Beazley are arranged alphabetically by shape, then location (city, museum).
South Italian red-figured vases arranged by names of vase painters established by A. D. Trendall in publications on this vase type.
All other vases, figured or not, arranged chronologically, by culture, by style, then location (city, museum).

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

Amasis, 6th century BC
Becatti, Giovanni, 1912-1973 -- Photograph collections
Goldscheider, Ludwig, 1896-1973 -- Photograph collections
Phillips, Kyle Meredith -- Photograph collections

Subjects - Corporate Bodies

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

Subjects - Topics

Vases, Ancient
Vases, Ancient--Europe
Vases, Ancient--United States
Vases, Black-figured
Vases, Etruscan
Vases, Greek
Vases, Red-figured
Vases--Italy, Southern

Genres and Forms of Material

Ink drawings
Negatives
Photographic prints

Contributors

Beazley, J.D., (John Davidson), 1885-1970
Becatti, Giovanni, 1912-1973
Bini, Barbara
Clark, Andrew J., 1949-
Ferrari, Gloria, 1941-
Getty Research Institute
Goldscheider, Ludwig, 1896-1973
Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia)
Hutzel, Max
Phillips, Kyle Meredith
Serafis, Emile
Trendall, A.D., (Arthur Dale), 1909-
University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Classics
Von Bothmer, Dietrich, 1918-


Container List

 

Study photographs of ancient vases

Box 1

Neolithic pottery

Box 2-18

Bronze Age pottery

Box 2-16

Aegean pottery

Box 2-3

Minoan

Scope and Content Note

Includes Sub-Minoan.
Box 4-5

Cycladic

Box 6-16

Helladic

Box 17-18

Cypriote pottery

Box 18

Other cultures

Box 19-438

Iron Age through Classical period pottery

Box 19-20

Cypriote

Box 21-57

Etruscan and Italic

Box 21-22

Villanovan

Box 23-50

Etruscan

Box 23-28

Bucchero

Box 29-31

Bucchero and impasto - unsorted

Box 32-33

Etrusco-Corinthian

Box 34-38

Black-figure

Box 39-46

Red-figure

Box 47

Black glaze and floral wares

Box 48

Plastic wares

Box 49-50

Plain and relief wares

Box 51-57

Italic

Box 51

Italo-Geometric and Italo-Corinthian

Box 52

Orientalizing, plain, banded and black-glaze wares

Box 53-54

Black-figure: Chalcidian and pseudo-Chalcidian

Box 55

Native regional wares: Atestine, Paleovenetic, Sabine

Box 56-57

Morgantina tomb groups

Box 58-391

Greek

Box 58-360

Attic

Box 58-62

Geometric

Scope and Content Note

Includes Protogeometric.
Box 63

Protoattic

Box 64-164

Black-figure

Box 64-113

Vases attributed by Beazley

Arrangement note

Filed by Beazley page number.
Box 64

1-23

Box 65

24-61

Box 66

62-75

Box 67-68

76

Box 69

77-93

Box 70

94-106

Box 71

107-122

Box 72

123-137

Box 73

138-142

Box 74

143-145

Box 75

146-149

Box 76

150

Box 77

151, 10 - 151, 17

Box 78

151, 18 - 151, 22

Box 79

152, 23 - 152, 28

Box 80

152, 29 - 153

Box 81

154

Box 82

155

Box 83

156-158

Box 84

159-173

Box 85

174-190

Box 86

191-215

Box 87

216-225

Box 88

226-237

Box 89

238-252

Box 90

253-257

Box 91

258-259

Box 92

260-265

Box 93

266-272

Box 94

273-284

Box 95

285-295

Box 96

296-303

Box 97

304-319

Box 98

320-326

Box 99

327-331

Box 100

332-335

Box 101

336-339

Box 102

340-359

Box 103

360-369

Box 104

370-387

Box 105

388-407

Box 106

408-431

Box 107

432-458

Box 108

459-506

Box 109

507-537

Box 110

538-587

Box 111

588-615

Box 112

616-663

Box 113

664-678

Box 114-164

Vases not attributed by Beazley

Box 114

Alabastra

Box 114-127

Amphorae

Box 128-138

Cups

Box 139

Dinoi

Box 139

Epinetra

Box 140-141

Fragments

Box 142-143

Hydriai

Box 143

Kalathoi

Box 143

Kantharoi

Box 144-145

Kraters

Box 146

Kyathoi

Box 147

Lebes gamikos

Box 147

Lekanides

Box 148-151

Lekythoi

Box 152

Lids

Box 152

Loutrophoroi

Box 153-160

Oinochoai and olpai

Box 161

Pelikai

Box 161

Plaques, plates and plemochoai

Box 162

Pyxides

Box 163

Skyphoi

Box 164

Stamnoi

Box 164

Stands

Box 165

Bilingual

Scope and Content Note

Not attributed by Beazley.
Box 165

Six's technique

Box 166-353

Red-figure

Box 166-311

Vases attributed by Beazley

Arrangement note

Filed by Beazley page number.
Box 166

1-4,9

Box 167

4, 10-9

Box 168

10-14

Box 169

15-17

Box 170

18-20

Box 171

21-23

Box 172

24-26

Box 173

27-31

Box 174

32-52

Box 175

53-55

Box 176

56-60

Box 177

61-62

Box 178

63-69

Box 179

70-72

Box 180

73-81

Box 181

82-88

Box 182

89-96

Box 183

97-116

Box 184

117-127

Box 185

128-135

Box 186

136-148

Box 187

149-153

Box 188

154-172

Box 189

173-181

Box 190

182-182,4

Box 191

182,4-182,5

Box 192

182,6

Box 193

183-185

Box 194

186-188

Box 195

189-195

Box 196

196-197

Box 197

198-200

Box 198

201-205

Box 199

206

Box 200

207-215

Box 201

216-226

Box 202

227-245

Box 203

246-249

Box 204

250-255

Box 205

256-275

Box 206

276-289

Box 207

290-299

Box 208

300-318

Box 209

319-334

Box 210

335-345

Box 211

346-360

Box 212

361-365

Box 213

366-369

Box 214

370-371

Box 215

372-379

Box 216

380-385

Box 217

386-401

Box 218

402-405

Box 219

406-416

Box 220

417-426

Box 221

427-429

Box 222

430-431

Box 223

432-434

Box 224

435-437

Box 225

438-439

Box 226

440-441

Box 227

442-445

Box 228

446-448

Box 229

449-451

Box 230

452-460

Box 231

461-466

Box 232

467-471

Box 233

472-484

Box 234

485-489

Box 235

490-495

Box 236

496-506

Box 237

507-513

Box 238

514-539

Box 239

540-553

Box 240

554-556

Box 241

557-565

Box 242

566-580

Box 243

581-588

Box 244

589-595

Box 245

596-600

Box 246

601-604

Box 247

605-617

Box 248

618-624

Box 249

625-634

Box 250

635-637

Box 251

638-640

Box 252

641-646

Box 253

647-649

Box 254

650-699

Box 255

700-762

Box 256

763-773

Box 257

774-792

Box 258

793-809

Box 259

810-832

Box 260

833-839

Box 261

840-862

Box 262

863-878

Box 263

879-881

Box 264

882-900

Box 265

901-930

Box 266

931-969

Box 267

970-987

Box 268

988-989

Box 269

990-991

Box 270

992-993

Box 271

994-996

Box 272

997-998

Box 273

999-1001

Box 274

1002-1009

Box 275

1010-1013

Box 276

1014-1026

Box 277

1027-1030

Box 278

1031-1035

Box 279

1036-1037

Box 280

1038-1039

Box 281

1040-1043

Box 282

1044-1047

Box 283

1048-1051

Box 284

1052-1055

Box 285

1056-1058

Box 286

1059-1062

Box 287

1063-1074

Box 288

1075-1102

Box 289

1103-1111

Box 290

1112-1115

Box 291

1116-1120

Box 292

1121-1139

Box 293

1140-1144

Box 294

1145-1149

Box 295

1150-1153

Box 296

1154-1159

Box 297

1160-1195

Box 298

1196-1225

Box 299

1226-1258

Box 300

1259-1275

Box 301

1276-1311

Box 302

1312-1314

Box 303

1315-1318

Box 304

1319-1332

Box 305

1333-1342

Box 306

1343-1384

Box 307

1385-1440

Box 308

1441-1474

Box 309

1475-1486

Box 310

1487-1550

Box 311

1551-1708

Box 312-353

Vases not attributed by Beazley

Box 312

Alabastra, Aryballoi, Askoi

Box 313

Amphorae

Box 314-324

Cups

Box 325

Dinoi, Feeders

Box 326-328

Fragments

Box 329-330

Hydriai

Box 331

Kantharoi

Box 332-338

Kraters

Box 339

Lekanis

Box 340-341

Lekythoi

Box 339

Loutrophoroi

Box 342

Mugs, Nestorides, Onoi

Box 342-344

Oinochoai

Box 345-346

Pelikai

Box 347

Phialai, Plaques, Plates

Box 348

Plastic vases

Box 349

Psykters

Box 350

Pyxides

Box 351

Rhyta

Box 352

Skyphoi

Box 353

Stamnoi, Stands

Box 354-356

White-ground

Box 357-358

Black-glaze

Box 359-360

Banded/patterned, Unglazed, Stamped/impressed, Molded/plastic

Box 361-377

Corinthian

Box 361-362

A-B

Box 363-364

C

Box 365

D-L

Box 366-368

M-O

Box 369-370

P

Box 371

R-Se

Box 372-376

Sybaris

Box 377

Syr-Z

Box 378-390

Other regional styles

Box 378

Argive

Box 379-380

Boeotian

Box 381

Cretan/Island relief wares

Box 382-386

East Greek

Box 387

Euboean

Box 388-389

Lakonian

Box 390

Miscellaneous/unidentified

Box 391-438

South Italian

Box 391-429

Red-figure

Box 391-415

Apulian

Box 391

Painter of Berlin Dancing Girl, Hearst Painter, Sisyphus Painter, Ariadne Painter, Gravina Painter, Painter of the Birth of Dionysos, Tarporley Painter, R.S. Painter

Box 392

Schiller Painter, Reckoning Painter, Eton-Nika Painter, Painter of the Long Overfalls, Sub-group of Ruvo 820, Painter of Sydney 46.48, Painter of Warsaw 198120, Eumenides Painter, McDaniel Painter, Hoppin Painter, Painter of Stockholm 1999

Box 393

Truro Painter, Lecce Painter, Iris Painter, Painter of Sydney 64, Painter of Karlsruhe B9, Fat Duck Painter, Dijon Painter, Rodin Painter, Graz Painter, Sarpedon Painter, Black Fury Painter, Skiron Group

Box 394

Felton Painter, Group of the St. Louis Pelike, Iliupersis Painter

Box 395

Rhesus Painter, Mound Painter, Painter of Athens 1714, Painter of H.A. 437, Haverford Painter, Lagioia Group, Schlaepfer Painter, Maplewood Painter, Letet Group, Verona Painter, Painter of Heidelberg U6

Box 396

Group of Boston 00.348, Berkeley Painter, Dechter Painter, Thyrsus Painter, Lampas Painter, Zaandam Painter, Waterspout Group, Wellcome Group, H.A. Painter

Box 397

Varrese Painter, Sub-group of Vatican X6, Wolfenbuttel Painter, Painter of Vatican V50, Group of the Sotheby Amphorae, Bochum Painter, Barletta Painter, Suckling-Salting Group

Box 398

Group of Naples 3231, Painter of the Dublin Situlae, Group of Ruvo 423, V. and A. Group, Schneider-Hermann Sub-group, Group of Vatican W4, Painter of Lecce 3544, Lycurgus Painter, Painter of Boston 76.65, Berlin-Ganymede Group

Box 399

Chamay Painter, Gioia del Colle Painter, Group of Copenhagen 4223, Laodamia Painter, Metope Group

Box 400-401

Darius Painter

Box 416-420

Campanian

Box 421-422

Lucanian

Box 423-426

Paestan

Box 427

Sicilian

Box 428-429

Unidentified region

Box 430

Black-figure

Box 431-433

Black-glaze

Box 434-437

Gnathian

Box 438

Plastic vases

Box 430

Plain/impressed, Banded/patterned, Coarse wares

Box 428

Native wares: Daunian, Messapian, Peucetian

Box 439-445

Hellenistic and Roman Pottery

Box 439-440

Hellenistic wares

Box 441-443

Roman wares

Box 444-445

Unclassified

Box 446

Miscellaneous cultures

Box 447-451

Unclassified pottery

Box 452*

Oversize photographs

Box 453-456

Amasis exhibition backlog

Box 453-454

Photographs

Box 455-456

Negatives