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study collections

The Study Collections consist of reference tools, such as the Decimal Index of the Art of the Low Countries, scholarly compilations based on a particular research interest such as the Weitzmann Archive, and microfiche collections documenting photo archives such as Archivi Alinari.

WAYNE ANDREWS COLLECTION
Photographs of American architecture (18th – 20th C.) taken by the photographer Wayne Andrews. The collection includes photographs of European buildings that influenced or were influenced by American architects.

JAMES AUSTIN COLLECTION
Photographs of Romanesque and Gothic architecture and sculpture taken by the photographer James Austin. The collection includes photographs of 18th & 19th C. architecture in Paris, Greek temples and theaters in Sicily & Paestum.

BARTSCH COLLECTION
Photographs of 15th - 17th century German, Italian and Dutch prints described in Adam von Bartsch's catalogue Le Peintre-Graveur (Vienna, 1803-21). The collection includes prints from the British and Metropolitan Museums and other collections not included in the original Bartsch volumes.

ANANDA COOMARASWAMY COLLECTION
Photographs of architecture, painting, sculpture drawings and minor arts of India and Southeast Asia. The photographs are part of Princeton’s collection of materials, relating to Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, which were donated to the Bollingen Foundation by Dona Luisa Coomaraswamy. The collection also contains documentary photographs depicting labor and leisure activities indigenous to the region.

COURTAULD INSTITUTE ARCHIVES
Illustrations selected from the photographic surveys of Britain and Europe undertaken by the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. The collection includes reproductions of the following:
Cathedrals and monastic buildings in British Isles
Medieval architecture and sculpture in Europe
15th & 16th century sculpture in Italy
Late 18th & 19th century sculpture in British Isles


D.I.A.L.
Postcard size photographs, issued by the Decimal Index of Art of Low Countries, of Dutch and Flemish paintings and drawings filed by subject according to the ICONCLASS iconographic classification system.

ALISON FRANTZ COLLECTION
A selection of photographs of archaic and classical Greek art and architecture taken by the photographer and Late Antique scholar Alison Frantz. Firestone Library maintains the rest of this collection.

ALBERT M. FRIEND COLLECTION
Photographs and negatives of manuscripts and metalwork, compiled by the medievalist Albert M. friend, Jr. (Class of 1915).

GERNSHEIM COLLECTION
A selection of photographs, taken by Walter Gernsheim for his Corpus Photographicum of 16th - 18th century Italian architectural drawings.

HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS COLLECTION
Photographs of ancient monuments and scenes of contemporary life taken in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century by well-known photographers as well as by anonymous travelers and scholars.

I TATTI COLLECTION
Postcard sized reproductions of Bernard Berenson's photographic archive of Italian Renaissance painting at the Villa I Tatti in Florence. Photographs are organized by artist name.

KLAUDER - DAY COLLECTION
Thirty scrapbooks containing images of American and European architecture and architectural details compiled by the architects.

LO ARCHIVE
Historic photographs of the Buddhist cave temples in Dunhuang, China. The nearly 500 caves preserve about 2,000 sculptures and 45,000 square meters of wall paintings that range in date from the fourth to the thirteenth century a.d.

A. SHELDON PENNOYER COLLECTION
British, French and US military photographs of the allied advance at the end of World War II. US Capt. Pennoyer, member of the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Subcommission of the Allied Commission, collected the photographs, reports, and correspondence. The commission was directed Ernst T. Dewald (Class of 1916), professor in the Department of Art and Archaeology and director (1946-1960) of the Princeton Art Museum. Collection includes Pennoyer’s personal photos documenting the damage and subsequent restoration of artistic monuments in Italy.

POSTCARD COLLECTIONS
Postcards of architecture, many dating from the nineteenth century, arranged by site.

GEORGE ROWLEY COLLECTIONS
Photographs from a study of piazza space and church interiors of seventeenth century Rome by George Rowley, member of the faculty of the Department of Art & Archaeology.
Photographs of works by the Lorenzetti published in Rowley’s, Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Princeton, 1958.

RICHARD STILLWELL COLLECTION
Photographs from the 1930’s, of various ancient sites, including Corinth, visited by Stillwell, Class of 1921, Professor of Art & Archaeology 1926-1959.

W. FREDERICK STOHLMAN COLLECTION
Photographs of medieval enamel and metal liturgical objects, book covers, crosses/crucifixes etc., collected by William Frederick Stohlman Class of 1909, GS’24.

HOMER A. THOMPSON COLLECTION
Mounted photographs, maps, and plans from the Agora excavations in Athens from the 1930’s through the 1960’s, including some material added in later years. The photos document the excavations, artifacts, and reconstruction of the ancient marketplace. The plans record individual monuments as well as the overall architectural scheme of the area.

WARBURG INSTITUTE MEDALS COLLECTION
A selection of photographs of medals in the cabinets of the British, Victoria & Albert, Fitzwilliam, and Ashmolean museums compiled by the Warburg Institute, University of London.

KURT WEITZMANN ARCHIVE
Photographs of Greek manuscripts, Latin manuscripts and ancient book illumination compiled by Kurt Weitzmann, member of the faculty of the Department of Art & Archaeology and the Institute for Advanced Studies (1935-1993).

HELEN WOODRUFF COLLECTION
Photographs of medieval enamel and metal liturgical objects, book covers, crosses/crucifixes from various collections arranged by country and city. Helen Woodruff, Director of the Index of Christian Art, 1933-1942, compiled the collection.

 

Microfiche Collections

ARCHIVES PHOTOGRAPHIQUES: PARIS VIEWS AND EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY IN FRANCE
Photographs of Paris taken from the end of the 19th century to the 1980’s. There are 2000 photographs of churches and over 4000 photographs of monuments as well as general views. The illustrations include architectural drawings, street scenes and topographical views of France.
Early Photography in France includes works by Eugene Atget and the Nadars.

ARCHIVES PHOTOGRAPHIQUES: FINE & DECORATIVE ART IN FRANCE
Photographic archives of the Caisse Nationale des Monuments Historiques et des Sites consisting of photographs of principal works of art in French collections, public and private, as well as works from foreign sources exhibited in France.

ARCHIVI ALINARI: THE ALINARI, ANDERSON AND BROGI COLLECTIONS
Photographic documentation of art and architecture in Italy compiled by Alinari in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The collection is arranged alphabetically by province and within each province alphabetically by place. There are subject and name indexes to the Alinari collection.

ARCHIVI ALINARI: EARLY ALINARI ARCHIVES
Photographs, mainly 19th century, of art and architecture in Italy, acquired by Alinari during the World War I. The archive is arranged topographically in alphabetical order by town.

ARCHIVI ALINARI: THE VILLANI PHOTO ARCHIVES
Photographs of art and architecture in Italy taken by the Villani photography studio of Bologna from 1920 – 1980.

ARMENIAN ARCHITECTURE
Photo archive of Armenian architecture of Transcaucasia and the Near & Middle East from the medieval period onwards.

BILDARCHIV FOTO MARBURG: INDEX PHOTOGRAPHIQUE DE L'ART EN FRANCE
Photographic inventory of twelve centuries of French works of architecture, sculpture, and painting, as well as crafts and archaeological artifacts. The collection is arranged by location.

BILDARCHIV FOTO MARBURG: THE MARBURGER INDEX OF ART & ARCHITECTURE IN GERMANY
Photographic inventory of fine arts and architecture in Germany arranged alphabetically by location.

CONWAY LIBRARY, COURTAULD INSTITUTE OF ART
CONWAY LIBRARY, 5-YEAR UPDATE 1987-1992
Photographs of: Architecture to 20th, Architectural drawings 14th-20th, Sculpture 15th-20th, Medieval Arts to 14th, and manuscripts from the Courtauld Institute’s photographic research library.

COUNTRY LIFE PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE 1897 - 1950
Photographs from Country Live Magazine's picture library of country houses in Britain. The collection includes architecture, gardens, furniture, paintings and sculpture.

DEUTSCHES ARCHAOLOGISCHES INSTITUT, ROME: INDEX OF ANCIENT ART & ARCHITECTURE
Photographs of Greek and Roman art and architecture in the German Archaeological Institute, Rome. The microfiche are arranged by types of monuments and within these categories, the images are arranged chronologically and topographically.

DUMBARTON OAKS: THE MEDIEVAL MOSAICS OF SAN MARCO, VENICE
Color photographs of mosaics, made before 1300, taken by Ekkehard Ritter between 1975 and 1979 as part of a project on the medieval mosaics of San Marco.

DUNLAP SOCIETY: THE ARCHITECTURE OF WASHINGTON D.C.
A complete visual documentation of selected architectural monuments. Images include all known early drawings, prints and photos of the site, interior and exterior views.

FOTOTECA UNIONE, ANCIENT ROMAN ARCHITECTURE AND TOPOGRAPHY
Photographs and negatives gathered and taken by Ernest Nash. Part of the collection was published in Nash’s, A Pictorial Dictionary of Ancient Rome, London 1962. The archive contains approximately 16,000 photographs and negatives arranged by site and subject.

GEORGIAN ARCHITECTURE
A documented photo archive of Early and Late Medieval Christian architecture in Georgia (Transcaucasia) and its settlements.

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY, GEORGE EASTMAN HOUSE: BRITISH MASTERS OF THE ALBUMEN PRINT
A selection of prints by 19thC English photographers. The collection, which includes obscure amateur photographers of the as well as prominent artists, is reproduced in color.

ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM: A SELECTION OF PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS AND WATERCOLORS
The selection includes works by Italian Renaissance, 19thC French and American painters and paintings by such artists as Vermeer, Rembrandt and Holbein in the museum.


MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: THE COMPLETE PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK OF JACOB RIIS
Reproductions of all known works by Jacob A. Riis. The set includes historical and biographical information; complete identifying captions, and a selected bibliography of writings by and about Jacob Riis.

NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, NAPLES
Photographic reference files of the museum. The images record the majority of items in the museum including objects found at Pompeii, Herculaneum and other locations in Campania.

NATIONAL TRUST COLLECTIONS
Photographic and documentary files and indexes of the most important paintings in the properties of the National Trust.

WITT LIBRARY, COURTAULD INSTITUTE OF ART
WITT LIBRARY, 10-YEAR UPDATE 1981-1991

Photographs of paintings, drawings and engravings of European and Western Art from about 1200 to the present. The reproductions are arranged by artist alphabetically within national schools.