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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 III. Research files, 1950-1992, undated 11.6 linear feet (26 boxes)
Series III.B. Guercino, 1952, 1980-1991, undated
This subseries contains material Salerno amassed while researching the monograph I dipinti del Guercino, which he published in conjunction with Denis Mahon in 1988. The files include a number of photographs of works attributed to Guercino, annotated indices from the 1988 book, photocopies of articles and essays on the artist, Mahon's 1981 Apollo articles on Guercino, drafts of a letter regarding La Sibilla Frigia, correspondence and invoices related to the conservation of the Santa Barbara, extensive hand-written and typed notes, many on works included in the catalogue raisonné. Notes on particular paintings are written and annotated by both Mahon and Salerno.
The subseries also includes correspondence, scattered throughout the research files. Correspondents include: Prisco Bagni, Creighton Gilbert, Laurence B. Kanter, D. Stephen Pepper, Karin Rådström and Ksenija Rozman. A significant portion of the correspondence is actually addressed to, or written by, Mahon, rather than Salerno. Additional materials include, preliminary lists of works to be included in the catalog and their corresponding catalog numbers, notes from the Vatican archives and a summary description of Semiramis Receiving Word of the Revolt of Babylon, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Finally, the subseries includes a number of photographic permissions, invoices and receipts related to the illustrations reproduced in the 1988 volume. The folders of permissions are interspersed with additional correspondence which is not related to the Guercino monograph, but appears to have been filed in this location because it was received by Salerno contemporaneously. Some of the letters request attribution advice while others grant permission for reproductions of works attributed to Salvator Rosa and other artists. Typically, only a single letter is present from the correspondents listed below. Correspondents in this section include: Andrzej S. Ciechanowiecki of the Heim Gallery, John Hand of the National Gallery of Art (U.S.), Richard Herner of P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., David Kolch of the Art Institute of Chicago, T.D. Llewellyn of Sotheby's, Ann Tzeutschler Lurie of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Lynn Federle Orr of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Wolfgang Prohaska of the Kunsthistoriches Museum Wien, Pierre Rosenberg of the Musée du Louvre and William H. Wilson of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.
7-8 Black-and-white photographs
Box Folder
56 12 Color photograph and transparencies
Box Folder
8 2 Indices, bibliography, reviews and other materials
Correspondence, notes and images
Box Folder
8 3-10 Papers
Box Folder
56 13 Color photographs and transparencies
Box Folder
8 11 Prints
Papers and images
Box Folder
8 12-14 Papers
Box Folder
56 14 Color photographs, negative and transparencies
Box Folder
9 1 Atlas, Museo Bardini
Includes correspondence and remarks from Mahon, Joyce Plesters of the National Gallery (Great Britain) and Raffaella Rossi Manaresi of the Centro "Cesare Gnudi" per la conservazione delle sculture all'aperto.
The Toilet of Venus, private collection, California
Includes 1986 correspondence with the painting's owner.
Box Folder
9 2-3 Papers
Box Folder
56 15 Transparency
Transparency is actually a version of La Maddalena che contempla i chiodi della Passione.
Box Folder
9 4-6 Photographic permissions

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