Collections from Scholars

The department of image collections has been fortunate to acquire the photographic research collections of many art historians affiliated with the National Gallery of Art and the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts. The majority of these collections were gifts (noted with an asterisk). The following is a selection.


Edgar Peters Bowron (1943–)*
Curator at the National Gallery of Art and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Director of the Harvard Art Museums. Photographs and research papers pertaining to 18th-century Roman painting. He was the intellectual executor of the estate of Anthony M. Clark. Bowron’s own papers are also included in the Clark gift. (15,000 photographs and transparencies to date)


Walter Cahn (1933‒)*
Medievalist and professor of art history at Yale University. Medieval sculpture in American collections (900 photographs)


Anthony M. Clark (1923‒1976)*
Director of the Minneapolis Museum of Art as well as curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photographs and research papers pertaining to 18th-century Roman painting (11,500 photographs and negatives to date)


Gertrude Achenbach Coor (1915–1962)*
Scholar of 13th- through 15th-century Sienese painting, especially Neroccio de’ Landi. Primarily 13th- through 16th-century painting. Gift of Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. (5,000 photographs and clippings)


Otto Demus, (1920–1990)
Austrian art historian and Byzantinist. Illustrations from his 1984 book The Mosaics of San Marco in Venice. (1,200 black-and-white negatives). For more information, see Digital Projects.


Frank R. DiFederico (1933–1987)*
Professor at University of Maryland. Images from The Mosaics of Saint Peter's: Decorating the New Basilica. Photographs and research papers for his book Francesco Trevisani, 18th-Century Painter in Rome are included in the Anthony M. Clark archive. (300 photographs and negatives)


Robert Enggass (1921–2003)*
Primarily images from his book Eighteenth Century Sculpture in Rome (1,100 photographs and negatives)


Richard Fremantle (1936‒)
Art historian and collector based in Florence. Photographs from his book Florentine Gothic Painting (3,000 photographs)


Gustav Glück (1871–1952)
Director of the Gemaldegalerie, Vienna. Dutch and Flemish baroque paintings (total number unavailable, included in Richter Archive


James M. Goode (1939‒)*
Photographs from his books The Outdoor Sculpture of Washington, DC; Best Addresses: A Century of Washington's Distinguished Apartment Houses; and Washington Sculpture (11,200 photographs and negatives, 2,000 digital images)


Alan Gowans (1923‒2001)
Architectural historian whose archive of Images of North American Living document types and styles of buildings in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. (25,000 color slides)


Sheldon Grossman (1940‒)*
Curator. Italian Renaissance and baroque paintings, especially 16th-century Florentine (5,400 photographs, negatives and postcards)


Henry-Russell Hitchcock (1903–1987)*
Architectural historian and Smith College professor. Illustrations from his books German Renaissance Architecture and Netherlandish Scrolled Gables of the Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries (3,200 photographs)


René Huyghe (1906–1997)*
Personal archive of this former curator of paintings and drawings at the Musée du Louvre, Paris, and National Gallery of Art Kress Professor (1967‒1968), reflecting his wide interest in European and American art and architecture. Particularly strong in Italian and French art, as well as the French imprint on Indonesia (47,000 photographs, some by purchase) 


Katherine Kuh (1904‒1994)*
First curator of modern painting and sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago and Saturday Review art critic. Collection of 20th-century art, including a mural series by Diego Rivera photographed by Tina Modotti (3,000 photographs)


Mark Lansburgh (1925‒2013)
Art historian and collector. A unique photographic survey of manuscript illuminations from European and American repositories. (5,200 color slides)


Richard Offner (1889–1965)*
Professor at the Institute of Fine Arts (IFA) of New York University. This archive was formerly owned by the IFA and housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Primarily 13th- through 16th-century painting, largely related to his Critical and Historical Corpus of Florentine Painting. Also includes research and lecture notes. (50,000 photos, clippings and negatives)


Ann Percy (1940–)*
Curator of drawings at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Primarily materials from her 1985 Bernardo Cavallino exhibition and drawings of Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione. (2,600 photographs and negatives)


John Rewald (1912‒1994)*
Professor and noted scholar of 19th-century art. His archive includes the Lionelli Venturi/John Rewald archive on Paul Cézanne, including images of works of art and site photographs for comparison with paintings, and other groups of photographs of French Impressionism (8,100 photographs, some by purchase). Note: John Rewald's papers are preserved in Gallery Archives.


E. P. Richardson (1902‒1985)*
Former director of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Photographs of European paintings and sculpture reflecting that collection (1,300 photographs).


Anne Markham Schulz (1938‒)
Scholar of Venetian Renaissance sculpture who has facilitated extensive photography campaigns throughout Venice (4,500 photographs to date)


Juergen Schulz (1927‒2014)*
Professor and chairman of the art department at Brown University;  National Gallery of Art Kress Professor (2000-2001).  His research collection documents Byzantine influence on medieval and Renaissance Venetian architecture and sculpture. (4,300 photographs)


Wendy Stedman Sheard (1935‒1998)*
Venetian Renaissance sculpture, with particular emphasis on the Lombardo family (3,000 photographs and negatives) 


James Stubblebine (1920–1987)*
Professor at Rutgers University. Primarily 13th- and 14th-century painting, particularly Duccio di Buoninsegna and his school. Also includes research notes, especially on Duccio. Gift of Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. (4,500 photos and clippings)

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Scott A. Sullivan (1947‒)*
Art historian and Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Texas Christian University.  Photographs, clippings, transparencies and negatives of Dutch and Flemish still life paintings and drawings (523 photos, clippings, transparencies and negatives)


Clarence Ward (1884‒1973)*
Oberlin College professor of art history who, with photography by Arthur Princehorn (1904‒2001), documented American and French medieval architecture in the late 1920s and early 1930s (4,500 photographs, negatives, and digital files) 


Harold E. Wethey (1902‒1984)*
Scholar of Spanish and Italian art and professor of art history at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. National Gallery of Art Kress Professor (1982‒1983). His archive includes images of work by Titian, El Greco, and Alonso Cano, and European and South American architecture (16,500 photographs and negatives)


Wolfgang Wolters (1935‒)
Venetian Gothic and Dalmatian sculpture (5,200 photographs)


Kress Subvention Grants  
Certain Kress Fellowships require deposit of the resulting images to Image Collections. This program has included projects on Roman ruins at Arles, Attic and Etruscan vases, modern Cuban painting, the Corpus Vitrearum (Hungarian and American stained glass), Crusader sculpture, and an important survey of Moroccan synagogues by the World Monuments Fund.

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