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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.G. Other artists and topics, 1950-1975, undated
This subseries includes research materials on other artists and topics in which Salerno was interested. Many of the files contain only a single essay draft, photocopy, reprint or offprint. Files on Lanfranco, the Soprintendenza ai monumenti del Lazio, the Carracci family and Gaspard Dughet are among the more substantial.
Early in his career, Salerno published several articles on Lanfranco. Materials related to Lanfranco include extensive research notes, essays, article drafts, images, offprints and correspondence, primarily from Mahon.
Files related to the Soprintendenza primarily contain black-and-white photographs of sites before and after restoration. The bulk of the files contain between two and 15 images. Many of the photographs document damage to buildings prior to treatment, including cracking, flaking and loss. Some illustrate preliminary in-fill treatments or samples of cleaned or treated areas, while others document the final results of restoration work. The majority of the photographs in this section were found in envelopes and folders labeled by Salerno with abbreviated site names. These original containers have been retained. Some of the images in these files may have been gathered in relation to an exhibition of work undertaken by the soprintendenze in Rome and Lazio and a small number are reproduced in the exhibition catalog Tutela e valorizzazione del patrimonio artistico di Roma e del Lazio: Mostra documentaria dell'attività di tutela, restauro, sistemazione museografica e incremento patrimoniale svolta dal 1. gennaio 1963 al 30 marzo 1964 dalle Soprintendenze e dagli Instituti di Roma dipendenti dalla Direzione generale delle antichità e belle arti: Roma, Palazzo Venezia: 12-19 aprile 1964. A few of the files also include Salerno's hand-written notes, sketched floor plans, restoration proposals, typed site summaries, clippings and other research materials.
Materials concerning Gaspard Dughet include a significant number of images of works attributed to the artist, a draft of Salerno's essay "La cronologia di Gaspard Dughet" and extensive research notes and checklists of works attributed to Dughet.
Additional information on other artists and topics that received less coverage are described in greater detail at the file level. Miscellaneous materials which could not be identified are filed at the end of the subseries. It seems that these papers and images may have been gathered by Salerno with the intention of filing them with other related materials; however, they remained unfiled.
Box Folder
18 15 Research on collecting and the rococo style
18 16 "Daniel Webb Plagiario di Raffaelo Mengs"
This essay was published in 1951 in the periodical English Miscellany. File includes research notes and a draft.
18 17 "Il Vasari in Inghilterra"
This essay was published in 1952 in a compilation of conference proceedings entitled Studi vasariani: Atti del convegno internazionale per il IV. centenario della prima edizione delle "Vite" del Vasari. Firenze, Palazzo Strozzi, 16-19 settembre 1950.
18 18 Notes on cross-cultural exchange between Italy and foreign countries
Lanfranco, Giovanni
Box Folder
19 1 "L'opera romana di Giovanni Lanfranco"
Includes an essay, a few black-and-white photographs and other reprints.
19 2-3, 5 Images
19 4 Lanfranco and related artists
19 6 Papers
19 7 Brandi, Giacinto
Contains papers related to the artist.
19 8-9 Lanfranco and Sisto Badalocchio
19 10 "La giovinezza di Giovanni Lanfranco"
Includes a 1951 letter from Mahon in which he offers suggestions on Salerno's article. The article in question is likely a 1952 publication on "The Early Work of Giovanni Lanfranco," however no drafts of the article are in the file.
19 11, 13 Photographs
19 12 Publications from Schleier
Box Folder
20 1 "Il profeta Isaia di Raffaello e il putto della Accademia di S. Luca" and other materials
Contains an offprint of Salerno's article, an extract and an auction catalog.
20 2 "A Study of Some Frescoes in the Villa Lante Bagnaia: Cavaliere d'Arpino, Tassi, Gentileschi and their Assistants"
Contains a copy, wanting first page, of Salerno's 1960 Connoisseur article and a 5 lire note. See also Series IV. Photographs, Bagnaia, Villa Lante file.
20 3 Galleria Ruffo
Contains brief notes and a photocopied 1916 essay from Bollettino d'arte regarding the Ruffo collection.
20 4 "The Picture Gallery of Vincenzo Giustiniani"
Contains a reprint.
20 5 "Arte, scienza e collezioni nel manierismo"
Contains images from the essay Salerno contributed to a 1963 publication edited by Alessandro Marabottini, entitled Scritti di storia dell'arte in onore di Mario Salmi.
20 6-7 Museums (Pallavicini, Colonna, Barberini)
File includes what appears to be a review of the 1966 exhibition catalog Il mobile e l'artigianato romano del '600 e '700, which was held at the Palazzo ducale di Zagarolo under the auspices of the Associazione artistica culturale G. Pallavicini. File also contains notes on a publication by Evelina Borea and photographs of different palazzi, frescoes undergoing restoration and neoclassical furniture.
20 8 "La Calcografia nazionale"
Contains a 1969 extract from Musei e gallerie d'Italia on the Calcografia, authored by Salerno.
20 9 "Il dissenso nella pittura: Intorno a Filippo Napoletano, Caroselli, Salvator Rosa e altri"
20 10 Exportation and thefts of works of art
Contains clippings related to art exportation and art thefts, which may be related to Salerno's work for the Ufficio esportazione.
Soprintendenza ai monumenti del Lazio
File titles devised by Luigi Salerno. In some instances, additional information has been provided for the purposes of disambiguation.
Box Folder
20 11 Palazzo di Zagarolo
20 12-13 Palazzo Farnese di Caprarola
20 14 Santa Maria della Quercia, Viterbo
20 15 Oratorio di Santa Caterina, Viterbo
Box Folder
21 1 Valmontone
21 2-3 Trevi nel Lazio
21 4 Trevignano
21 5 Roccasecca dei Volsci
21 6 Subiaco
21 7 Poli
21 8 Pofi
21 9-11 Palazzo Barberini, Palestrina
21 12 Palazzo del Drago, Bolsena
21 13 Santa Cristina, Bolsena
21 14 Capradosso, Rieti
21 15 San Lorenzo a Cave
21 16 Santa Maria della Filetta, Amatrice, Rieti
21 17 Corchiano, Viterbo
21 18 Farfa Badia
21 19 Grottaferrata
21 20 Magliano Romano
21 21 Montefiascone, San Flaviano
San Marcello
Box Folder
21 22 Black-and-white photographs
Box Folder
57 23 Transparencies
Box Folder
21 23 San Giovanni Decollato
21 24 Palazzo Spada
21 25 San Stefano del Cacco
21 26 Roma
Images
Contains black-and-white images of assorted sites including Castel Sant'Angelo, Palazzo Mattei, Palazzo Spada, San Pietro in Montorio and others.
Box Folder
21 27-28 Black-and-white photographs
Box Folder
57 24 Color photograph
Box Folder
22 1 Images of Viterbo, Rome and others
Via Giulia
In 1973, Salerno co-authored a monograph with Luigi Spezzaferro and Manfredo Tafuri entitled Via Giulia: una utopia urbanistica del 500. File contains images of buildings featured in the volume such as the Palazzo Spada, San Giovanni dei Fiorentini and the Oratorio del Gonfalone. Some of the photographs, however, do not appear to relate to this street.
Box Folder
22 2 Images and other locations
22 3 Images and notes
22 4 Photographic permissions
22 5-9 L'Accademia nazionale di San Luca
Salerno contributed an essay to a 1974 volume on the Accademia entitled "L'Ambiente di Palazzo Carpegna." The file includes extensive research notes, a bibliography and correspondence from the Accademia.
Carracci family
Materials on the Carracci family include black-and-white photographs, checklists of works and research notes. A typescript note and a draft bear the titles "I Carracci" and "De i Caraccioli da Bologna," respectively.
Box Folder
22 10-11 Carraccis and Bartolomeo Passarotti
22 12 Carracci and his followers
22 13 Essays and notes
Box Folder
23 1 Images
23 2-3 Carracci, Annibale
Dughet, Gaspard
Box Folder
23 4 "La cronologia di Gaspard Dughet"
23 5 Etchings
23 6 Notes
Images
Box Folder
23 7-12 Black-and-white photographs
Box Folder
57 25 Transparency
Box Folder
23 13 Frescoes
Box Folder
24 1 Palazzo Colonna
A number of the images are labelled Palazzo Colonna on the verso, however, some may be from other sites.
24 2 Images of prints and other works
Colonna Inventory
Contains photographic prints of the Colonna inventory and negatives from which the prints were derived.
Box Folder
24 3-4 Black-and-white photographs
Box Folder
57 26 Negatives
Box Folder
24 5-7 Gentileschi, Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi
Includes Longhi's 1916 article on the Gentileschis and a number of black-and-white photographs of works attributed to the artists.
Battle scenes
Primarily consists of images grouped by artist last name.
Box
24-25 Images and notes
Box Folder
57 27 Color photographs and transparencies
Box Folder
25 3 History of collecting, mannerism and other materials
25 4 Notes and correspondence on various topics
25 5 Notes on English literature and the history of collecting
25 6 Archives - L'Accademia nazionale di San Luca
Miscellaneous,
Miscellaneous materials include: correspondence from dealers, restoration photographs (similar to those found in the Soprintendenza files), materials on the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj and Palazzo Spada, images of works attributed to Guercino, Polidoro da Caravaggio, Caravaggesque copies and a 1987 letter from Ferdinando Arisi addressed to one of the Busiri-Vicis of Ugo Bozzi Editore, expressing interest in collaborating with Salerno on a work on battle scene painters. Also includes a letter from Clovis Whitfield.
Box
25-26 Images and papers
Box Folder
57 28-33 Color photographs, negatives and transparencies
Introduction
Although Salerno labeled this file "Introduction" there is no apparent artist, topic or theme uniting the majority of these materials. The last folder is an exception, being comprised almost entirely of images of view paintings.
Box Folder
26 9 Images
Box Folder
58 1 Color photographs, slide and transparencies
Box Folder
26 10 Photograph requests
26 11 Images - Vedute
26 12 Images ( Storia dell'arte, 6)
Images are a mixture of religious, mythological and historical works, portraiture, nocturnal landscapes, landscapes, trompe l'œil, battle scenes and view paintings. As most of these bear the annotation, "Storia dell'arte, vol. 6" on their verso, the research file may be related to Salerno's essay entitled "Immobilismo politico e accademia," in Storia dell'arte italiana: Dal Cinquecento all'Ottocento: Cinquecento e Seicento (Giulio Einaudi editore, 1981).


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