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Schaeffer Galleries records, 1907-1988, bulk 1925-1980

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Schaeffer Galleries Records

Title: Schaeffer Galleries records
Dates: 1907-1988, bulk 1925-1980
Number: 910148
Creator/Collector: Schaeffer Galleries (New York, N.Y.)
Extent: 114.5 Linear Feet (217 boxes, 19 oversize boxes)
Abstract: Hanns and Kate Schaeffer specialized in Old Master paintings from all European schools. The records of the Schaeffer Galleries document gallery's stock and business dealings from the early 1920s until the late 1980s, both in Berlin and New York. The core of the collection comprises approximately two and a half thousand photographs of art that was handled by the gallery, which are filed along with documents concerning attribution, provenance, acquisition history, and sales. Card catalogs, lists, and ledgers record artworks sold and purchased and detail transactions with clients. These documents of business dealings are amplified by extensive correspondence with art collectors, museum curators, art dealers, art historians, restorers, and storage and shipping companies. Also included are inventories of private collections, lists of artworks shown at exhibitions held at the gallery, and unpublished albums with photographs of gallery stock.
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Language: Collection materials are in English and German.
Repository: The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles 90049-1688
reference@getty.edu
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
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Author: Vladimira Stefura and Isabella Zuralski


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