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Register of the Bernard Berenson Correspondence MSS 694
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Description
Correspondence of art historian Bernard Berenson primarily with San Diego artist Norah Bisgood Woodward from 1950 to 1959. The collection is comprised of manuscript letters and postcards, a copy of Banchetto nel Deserto by Alexia Mitchell, unsigned cards from Bernard Berenson, and photographic reproductions of an unknown painting.
Background
Art historian Bernard Berenson specialized in Medieval and Renaissance art, publishing several books on Italian artists and painting. He received critical acclaim for his text, Lorenzo Lotto: An Essay on Constructive Art Criticism and for his later work The Italian Painters of the Renaissance. Berenson also served as an advisor to many prominent collectors such as American art collector and patron Isabella Stewart Gardner. In 1900 Berenson settled into I Tatti, a villa in Fiesole, Italy. He lived there until his death in 1959.
Extent
0.2 Linear feet 1 archives box
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.