National Gallery of Art - RESOURCES

Image Collections: Photographs

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The Department of Image Collections has been fortunate to acquire the photographic research collections of many art historians affiliated with the Gallery and CASVA. The majority of these collections were gifts (noted with an asterisk). The following is a selection of such collections.

Walter Cahn (b. 1933)*
Romanesque sculpture (900 photographs)

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

Richard Fremantle
Italian Gothic painting (3,000 photographs)

Gustav Glück (1871-1952)
Dutch and Flemish baroque paintings (total number unavailable, included in Richter Archive) sample image

James M. Goode (b. 1939)*
Photographs from his books The Outdoor Sculpture of Washington, DC (note: these negatives are located at the Historical Society of Washington, DC) and Best Addresses: A Century of Washington's Distinguished Apartment Houses, as well as views of European apartment buildings (5,000 photographs and negatives)

Henry Russell Hitchcock (1903-1987)*
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 (37,000 photographs, some by purchase) sample image

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

John Rewald (1912-1994)*
Venturi/Rewald archive on Paul Cézanne and French impressionism, including images of works of art and site photographs for comparison with paintings (5,500 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)

Wendy Stedman Sheard (1935-1998)*
Venetian Renaissance sculpture, with particular emphasis on the Lombardo family (3,500 photographs and negatives) sample image

Clarence Ward (1884-1973)*
American and French Medieval architecture photographed in the late 1920s and early 1930s (6,000 negatives) sample image

Harold E. Wethey (1902-1984)*
Titian, El Greco, and Alonso Cano, and European, Latin, and South American architecture (16,000 photographs and negatives)

Wolfgang Wolters (b. 1935)
Venetian Gothic and Dalmatian sculpture (2,000 photographs)

Kress Subvention Grants
Certain Kress Fellowships given to photographers and art historians require the deposit in the Archives of photographs resulting from the fellowships. 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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