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Luigi Salerno research papers, 1948-1996

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Finding aid for the Luigi Salerno research papers, 1948-1996
Series I. Correspondence, 1948-1996, undated 2.3 linear feet (6 boxes)
Series I consists primarily of letters from collectors and dealers seeking attribution advice, but also includes professional and personal correspondence from other art historians and colleagues. The most substantive correspondence is with Eugenio Battisti, Robert Enggass and, particularly, Denis Mahon. Correspondence in the miscellaneous folders, filed by letter of the alphabet, typically consists of one to three letters per individual or institution.
Arrangement
Correspondence is filed alphabetically by surname or corporate name, either in its own file or in one labelled by letter of the alphabet, e.g. "A" miscellanous. Unidentified materials, one file of material addressed to Salerno's son, Pietro Paolo, and one file of images labelled "Luigi Salerno Collection," are located at the end of the series. The original order of the papers has been maintained whenever possible. As a result, some correspondence is not filed in this series, but may instead be found amongst the Series III. Research files or Series IV. Photographs according to topic, exhibition or artist. These letters have been left in situ, in the order in which they were made or received and set aside by Luigi Salerno.
A, 1955-1992
Includes correspondence with James S. Ackerman, Giulio Carlo Argan and Ferdinando Arisi.
Box Folder
1 1 Papers
Box Folder
55 1 Color photographs
1 2 Accademia italiana (London), 1990
1 3 Alabaster, James, 1990-1991
1 4 Albrecht-Bott, Marianne, 1980
Altomani & Co., 1988-1989
Box Folder
1 5 Papers
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55 2 Color photographs and transparencies
B, 1957-1992
Includes correspondence with Ingvar Bergström, Carlo Bertelli, Anthony Blunt, Stefano Bottari and Arnauld Brejon de Lavergnée.
Box Folder
1 6 Papers
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55 3 Color photographs and transparencies
Box Folder
1 7 Bartoli (Modena), 1989
1 8 Battisti, Eugenio, 1965-1966, undated
Letters date from Battisti's time at Pennsylvania State University and relate to his experiences there.
1 9 Bissell, R. Ward, 1964
Bissell sent Salerno his essay on Orazio Gentileschi's paintings at Farfa for translation.
Bocchi, Ulisse, 1988-1991
The majority of the correspondence is written on behalf of the Galleria d'Orlane. See also Series III. Research files on still-life painting.
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1 10 Papers
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55 4 Color photographs
Box Folder
1 11 Brugnoli, Giorgio, 1990-1991, undated
1 12 Busiri Vici, Carlo, undated
See also Ugo Bozzi editore.
C, 1961-1992
Includes correspondence with Maurizio Calvesi.
Box Folder
1 13 Papers
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55 5 Color photographs and transparencies
Cafiero, Luigi, 1979, 1986-1988, undated
Box Folder
1 14 Papers
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55 6 Color photographs
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1 15 Calcografia nazionale, 1970-1972
Calvario, Pasquale, 1989, 1993
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1 16 Papers
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55 7 Color photographs
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1 17 Caripuani, Mario [?], 1989
1 18 Casa editrice Licinio Cappelli, 1967-1969
Includes correspondence related to 1968 volume Roma communis patria, and a letter from the Pennsylvania State University Press.
1 19 Cassa di Risparmio di Roma, 1979, undated
1 20 Cavalli, Gian Carlo, circa 1954
1 21 Chastel, André, 1970-1973
Chaucer Fine Arts Inc., 1982-1992
Contains correspondence with Marcello Violante. See also Series IV. Photographs, Stom, Antonio and Matteo Stom file.
Box Folder
2 1 Papers
Box Folder
55 8 Transparencies
Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc., 1990-1992, undated
See also Alabaster, James and Series IV. Photographs, Wals, Goffredo file.
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2 2 Papers
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55 9 Transparencies
Ciaccio, Carmen, 1990-1991
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2 3 Papers
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55 10 Color photographs
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2 4 Clementi (Perugia), undated
2 5 Commissione americana per gli scambi culturali con l'Italia (Fulbright), 1954, 1967-1970, 1990
2 6 Compagnia Tirrena - Assicurazioni (automobile insurance), 1967-1970
2 7 Conforti, Lorenzo, 1989
2 8 D, 1957-1992
Includes correspondence with Raffaello Delugo and Dario Durbé.
2 9 Di Mauro editore, 1967-1969, 1973
Includes correspondence related to the 1967 volume Piazza di Spagna, and discussion of a work on masterpieces from the Calcografia nazionale.
2 10 E, 1955-1956, 1988-1991
2 11 Edizioni dei Soncino, 1990
2 12 Enggass, Robert, 1964-1968, after 1988
Robert Engass' wife, Catherine, aided with the translation of Salerno's volumes Pittori di paesaggio del Seicento a Roma and Nuovi studi su la natura morta italiana. See also Pennsylvania State University.
Esposito (Modena), 1991, undated
Also includes a letter addressed to Fabiano Morandotti [?].
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2 13 Papers
Box Folder
55 11 Color photograph
F, 1955-1957, 1971-1991
Includes correspondence with Oreste Ferrari, Anna Forlani Tempesti and Walter Friedländer.
Box Folder
2 14 Papers
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55 12 Color photographs
Fiorio, José, 1989
See also Series IV. Photographs, Petrazzi, Astolfo file.
Box Folder
2 15 Papers
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55 13 Color photographs and transparency
Fiumicelli, 1991
Includes correspondence from Galleria d'arte antica Il Sagittario of Bologna and lengthy notes on a painting attributed to Caravaggio entitled Susanna e i vecchioni.
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2 16 Papers
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55 14 Color photograph
G, 1957, 1963, 1974-1993, undated
Box Folder
2 17 Papers
Box Folder
55 15 Color photographs and transparencies
Galleria d'arte Il Sagittario (Bologna), undated
See also Fiumicelli.
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2 18 Papers
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55 16 Color photograph
Galli, Gherardo, 1980, 1988
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2 19 Papers
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55 17 Color photographs
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2 20 Giulio Einaudi editore, 1954, 1976, 1982
Gregori, Mina, 1990, 1992
See also Series III. Research files on The Age of Caravaggio exhibition.
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2 21 Papers
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55 18 Color photographs and transparencies
Box Folder
2 22 H, 1957-1983
Includes correspondence with Heim Gallery (Andrzej S. Ciechanowiecki) and Ann Sutherland Harris.
2 23 Hess, Jacob, 1969
Contains an offprint of an article by Hess.
2 24 Hoermann, Kristin, 1988
Hoermann was Conservator of Paintings at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
2 25 I, 1957-1969
2 26 IRSA Verlag, 1992
See also correspondence with Józef Grabski of IRSA Verlag in Series III. Research files on Salvator Rosa. IRSA Verlag produced the journal Artibus et Historiae in which Salerno published an article on Rosa in 1991.
2 27 Istituto della Enciclopedia italiana, 1969-1970
2 28 J, 1976, 1989
Includes correspondence with Axel Janeck.
2 29 K, 1967-1990
Includes correspondence with Richard Krautheimer.
2 30 K.G. Saur Verlag, 1988, 1991
Includes material relating to the Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon.
L, 1968-1991
Includes correspondence with Silvano Lodi, Stéphane Loire and Wolfgang Lotz.
Box Folder
2 31 Papers
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55 19 Color photograph and transparency
Lajoie, Frédéric, 1981-1990
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2 32 Papers
Box Folder
55 20 Color photographs
Lipp, Peter A., 1986-1992
See also Series IV. Photographs, Bimbi, Bartolomeo file.
Box Folder
2 33 Papers
Box Folder
55 21 Color photographs and transparencies
López, Manuel González, 1984
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3 1 Papers
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55 22 Transparencies
Box Folder
3 2 Lurie, Ann Tzeutschler, 1977
Ann Tzeutschler Lurie was Associate Curator of Paintings at the Cleveland Museum of Art. See also Series III. Research files on Caravaggio and The Crucifixion of St. Andrew.
M, 1953-1992
Includes correspondence with M. Roy Fisher Fine Arts Inc., Valentino Martinelli, Alfred Moir and Terence Mullaly.
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3 3 Papers
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55 23 Color photographs
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3 4-6 Mahon, Denis, 1948-1968
Includes Mahon's detailed comments on the Mancini manuscript. Correspondence from Mahon is also interspersed throughout the Series III. Research files, see in particular materials on Caravaggio, Guercino and Lanfranco.
3 7 Matthiesen, Patrick, 1976-1991
Patrick Matthiesen worked for P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. before opening the Matthiesen Gallery, London. See also Series IV. Photograph, Spadarino (Galli, Giovanni Antonio) file.
3 8 Mainetti, Walter, 1991
3 9 Ministero della pubblica istruzione (antichità e belle arti), 1957-1967
3 10 Museums (France), 1956, 1976-1990
N, 1975-1992, undated
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3 11 Papers
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55 24 Color photograph
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3 12 Nicolson, Benedict and Luisa Vertova (Nicolson), 1957, 1966-1978
File includes correspondence with Benedict Nicolson, former editor of The Burlington Magazine and several of Nicolson's obituaries. Also includes a letter from Salerno to Luisa Vertova, Nicolson's ex-wife.
3 13 Norton Simon Museum, 1980
O, 1987, 1990, undated
Box Folder
3 14 Papers
Box Folder
55 25 Color photographs and transparencies
P, 1964-1989
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3 15 Papers
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55 26 Color photographs
Pasini, Pier Giorgio, 1992
Materials relate to the artist Guido Cagnacci.
Box Folder
3 16 Papers
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55 27 Color photographs
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3 17 SEALED Pennsylvania State University, 1965-1970
Salerno spent the 1965 fall semester teaching at Pennsylvania State University and file includes letters from his students. One letter which contains a student record is SEALED per Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) legislation and institutional policy until 2045. See also Robert Enggass.
3 18 Pennsylvania State University Press, 1967
Petrella Antichità, 1991
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3 19 Papers
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55 28 Color photographs
Pisani, Arnolfo, 1991
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3 20 Papers
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55 29 Color photograph
Poletti-Galimberti, Huberto, 1991
Box Folder
3 21 Papers
Box Folder
55 30 Transparency
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3 22 Q, 1980, 1985
R, 1960-1993
Includes correspondence with Marcel Roethlisberger, Pierre Rosenberg and Herwarth Röttgen.
Box Folder
3 23 Papers
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55 31 Color photographs and transparencies
Box Folder
3 24 Rizzoli editore, 1974-1981, 1991
Includes correspondence related to the 1975 volume L'opera completa di Salvator Rosa, part of the Classici dell'arte series.
Rotolo, Gianfranco, 1991, undated
See also Series IV. Photographs, Ghisolfi, Giovanni file.
Box Folder
3 25 Papers
Box Folder
55 32 Color photographs and transparencies
Rusconi, Rudiano, 1987-1992
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3 26 Papers
Box Folder
55 33 Color photographs and transparencies
S, 1954-1992
Includes correspondence with Mario Salmi, Fiorenza Scalia, Giuseppe Scavizzi, John T. Spike and Servizio beni culturali di Genova (Laura Tagliaferro).
Box Folder
4 1 Papers
Box Folder
55 34 Color photographs
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4 2 Salati, Daniele Lucchese, 1984, 1989
4 3 Santangelo, Antonino, 1965
Contains two obituaries for Santangelo.
4 4 Schleier, Erich, 1965-1966, 1985-1990
See also Gerta Beaucamp, in the B miscellaneous file and Series IV. Photographs, Lanfranco, Giovanni file.
4 5 Sellin, David, 1955-1960
4 6 Spear, Richard E., 1970
4 7 Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie, undated
Contains only one black-and-white photograph. See also Schleier, Erich.
4 8 T, 1966-1974, 1991-1992, 1996
Includes correspondence with Ludovica Trezzani.
Trafalgar Galleries, 1985-1992, undated
Virtually all of the correspondence is from the director, Ronald Cohen, with one letter from Alfred Cohen. See also Series IV. Photographs, Snyders, Frans file and Battaglioli, Francesco file.
Box Folder
4 9 Papers
Box Folder
55 35 Color photographs, slides and transparencies
Box Folder
4 10 Università degli studi di Roma "La Sapienza," 1964
4 11 Ugo Bozzi editore, circa 1976, 1992
See also Busiri Vici and Series IV. Photographs, Robert, Hubert file and Lingelbach, Johannes file.
4 12 Ulmann (Nogent-sur-Marne, France), 1990
V, 1955, 1968, 1984-1995
Includes correspondence with Francesco Valcanover and Lionello Venturi.
Box Folder
4 13 Papers
Box Folder
55 36 Color photographs
Valentini, Roberto, undated
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4 14 Papers
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55 37 Color photographs
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4 15 Violani (Rome), undated
W, 1966-1968, 1986-1992
Includes correspondence with George Wachter and Harold E. Wethey.
Box Folder
4 16 Papers
Box Folder
56 1 Color photographs
Whitfield, Clovis, 1976-1992, undated
Clovis Whitfield was employed by P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., Thomas Agnew & Sons and the Walpole Gallery before opening Whitfield Fine Art. Whitfield translated a portion of Salerno's work Pittori di paesaggio del Seicento a Roma.
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4 17 Papers
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56 2 Color photograph
Box Folder
4 18 Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1993
4 19 Yale University, 1967
4 20 Z, 1964, 1976
Includes correspondence with Federico Zeri and An Zwollo.
Zamboni, Massimo, 1964, 1991-1992, undated
Box Folder
4 21 Papers
Box Folder
56 3 Transparency
Unidentified attribution requestors, 1976-1992, undated
Box Folder
4 22 Papers
Box Folder
56 4 Color photographs and transparency
4 23 Unidentified correspondents, 1963-1970, 1990
Salerno, Pietro Paolo, 1992, undated
File contains an attribution request addressed to Luigi Salerno's son, Pietro Paolo.
Box Folder
4 24 Papers
Box Folder
56 5 Color photographs
Box Folder
4 25 Luigi Salerno collection, undated
Contains two black-and-white photographs and one photocopy of a work entitled Veduta di Sorrento, attributed to Vanvitelli. Written on the verso of one of the photographs: "Coll. L. Salerno, Roma."
Miscellaneous, undated
Images
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4 26-28 Black-and-white photographs
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56 6-8 Color photographs and transparencies
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4 29 Notes


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