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Institute of Fine Arts, New York University Gift.

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  • Call No.:Digital
    Photo Archives
  • Title:Institute of Fine Arts, New York University Gift.
  • Medium:c. 122,000 items: photographs, reproductive prints, clippings.
  • Added Entry:Coor, Gertrude Achenbach, 1915–1962. donor
    Hitchcock, Henry Russell, 1903–1987. donor
    Offner, Richard, 1889–1965. donor
    Riefstahl, Rudolf Meyer, 1880-1936. donor
    Stubblebine, James, 1920–1987. donor
    Weinberger, Martin, 1893–1965. donor
  • Location:National Gallery of Art (U.S.) Department of Image Collections, Institute of Fine Arts Gift.
  • Note:Accession Numbers: DLI 14004, DLI 16036, DLI 16042, DLI 16043, DLI 16044, DLI 16045 and DLI 16046.

    Brief Summary:

    The Gift of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University was acquired by the National Gallery of Art in several installments. In 2013 the archives of Richard Offner, Gertrude Achenbach Coor and James Stubblebine and others were received; then in 2015/2016 the collections of Riefstahl, Hitchcock and Weinberger, a number of images identified only as IFA, a set of I Tatti archive and a large group of postcards were added.

    Biographical/Historical Note:

    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.

    Henry Russell Hitchcock (1903–1987). Architectural historian and Smith College professor. Photographs primarily of German architecture.

    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.

    Rudolf Meyer Reifstahl (1880-1936). German-American art dealer and scholar of Islamic art and architecture. Professor at the Sorbonne (1903-1911) and University of California (beginning 1916). Expert at Anderson Galleries, New York (1917–1924) and Professor at New York University (1924–1936). Undertook expeditions to the Near East and Italy and taught Turkish art and architecture at Robert College, Constantinople. Photographs primarily of Anatolian architecture, and of Islamic art with particular emphasis on carpets. Includes research and lecture notes.

    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.

    Martin Weinberger (1893–1965). Authority on Tuscan sculpture and Michelangelo and professor at New York University. Photographs of Italian Renaissance sculpture and architecture.

    Scope and Content:

    Coor Archive (DLI 14004): 5,000 photographs and clippings.

    Hitchcock Archive (DLI 16045): 1,928 photographs.

    Offner Archive (DLI 14004): 50,000 photos, clippings, negatives, research and lecture notes.

    Reifstahl Archive (DLI 16042): 10,511 photographs.

    Stubblebine Archive (DLI 14004): 4,500 photos and clippings.

    Weinberger Archive (DLI 16044): 2,412 photographs.

    IFA Archive (DLI 16046): 5,201 photographs.

    I Tatti (DLI 16036): 30,197 photographs.

    Postcards (DLI 16043): 11,584 photographs.

    Filing Location and Arrangement:

    Offner, Coor and Stubblebine painting, Riefstahl Anatolian architecture, and Riefstahl Islamic Art (primarily ceramics, glass, and textiles) are filed as separate collections, see details below. The rest have been incorporated into the Main and Rare Archives of the Image Collections, generally with fine arts filed by artist, architecture by building.

    Offner, Coor and Stubblebine Archives: Aisle 47. Not interfiled.

    Hitchcock and Weinberger Archives: Painting and sculpture interfiled in main stacks. Architecture in blue boxes in aisle 29.

    Reifstahl Archive: Western painting and sculpture interfiled in main stacks. Architecture except for Anatolia to be interfiled; temporarily located in blue boxes in aisle 29. Anatolian architecture, filed by city and building, follows Turkey in the main stacks (aisle 28). Islamic ceramics, glass, and textiles are boxed together in the Decorative Arts section.

    IFA Archive: Painting and sculpture will be interfiled in main stacks, except Italian (not interfiled, aisle 47). Architecture to be interfiled; temporarily located in blue boxes in aisle 29; rare architecture, interfiled; some mounted rare architecture has been collected into three albums: A360, five volumes (French and Italian architecture), A361 (work on Trebizond architecture by Talbot Rice) and A362 (Parisian architecture, Achille Quinet photographer).

    I Tatti: Complete set received. Sections missing from DLI's I Tatti set were added to the DLI set. Duplicates not needed were sent to MFA Houston.

    Postcards: Separate file cabinet, located beside DLI postcard cabinet.

    Cataloging:

    Some materials from the archive have been cataloged into the bibliographic database: see records for individual items.

    Digitizing:

    Some materials from the archive have been digitized and are available for viewing in the bibliographic database; digitized materials with rights restrictions are available for on-site viewing only.

    Rights and Reproduction:

    Some images may be under restrictions; reproduction of such material required the written permission of the rights holders, which may include the artist, owner, and/or photographer of the work of art.

    Credit Lines:

    Coor Archive, Institute of Fine Arts Gift, Department of Image Collections, National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, D.C.

    Hitchcock Archive, Institute of Fine Arts Gift, Department of Image Collections, National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, D.C.

    Offner Archive, Institute of Fine Arts Gift, Department of Image Collections, National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, D.C.

    Rudolf M. Riefstahl Archive, Institute of Fine Arts Gift, Department of Image Collections, National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, D.C.

    Stubblebine Archive, Institute of Fine Arts Gift, Department of Image Collections, National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, D.C.

    Weinberger Archive, Institute of Fine Arts Gift, Department of Image Collections, National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, D.C.

    Institute of Fine Arts Gift, Department of Image Collections, National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, D.C.

        • Collection:Digital Rare
        • Call Number: Photographs, GER Ar -- DLI 1604600981
        • View:View with Kurfürstenbrücke in foreground and Berliner Stadtschloss (Ko╠łnigliches Schloss) at right.
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        • Source:DLI 1604600981, PZ 6797, IFA Archive (photochrom, NGA/DLI digital file 2017)
        • Collection:Digital Rare
        • Call Number: Photographs, GER Ar -- DLI 1604600981
        • View:View with Kurfürstenbrücke in foreground and Berliner Stadtschloss (Ko╠łnigliches Schloss) at right.
        • Source:DLI 1604600981, PZ 6797, IFA Archive (photochrom, NGA/DLI digital file 2017)
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  • TitleInstitute of Fine Arts, New York University Gift.
  • Location:National Gallery of Art (U.S.) Department of Image Collections, Institute of Fine Arts Gift.
  • Added Entry:Coor, Gertrude Achenbach, 1915–1962. donor
    Hitchcock, Henry Russell, 1903–1987. donor
    Offner, Richard, 1889–1965. donor
    Riefstahl, Rudolf Meyer, 1880-1936. donor
    Stubblebine, James, 1920–1987. donor
    Weinberger, Martin, 1893–1965. donor
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