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Heinrich Schwarz papers, 1894-1974

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Finding aid for the Heinrich Schwarz papers, 1928-1988
Series I. Heinrich Schwarz Research Files, ca. 1928-1970 23 boxes
Series I.D. The Mirror, ca. 1940-1966 1 box
The Mirror files contain materials collected in preparation for a book on the iconology of the mirror in art. Correspondents include H.W. Janson, Julius Held, Creighton Gilbert, and Erwin Panofsky. Note topics include the various attributes of the mirror, "Bonum," "Malum," and "Speculum sine Macula," the Claude glass or black mirror, and primary sources consulted.
Box Folder
7 1 Correspondence
Copy letter from Erwin Panofsky to John E. McCall regarding Brunelleschi's use of a perspective device and Ivin's "garbled account;" (1941); letters to and from Julius Held; many letters to Schwarz requesting advice/critique on the use of the mirror in art, attributions, and photo requests (bulk 1950's). [75 pp.]
7 2 Research Notes
Typed notes on Schwarz's research into the role of the mirror in art, with bibliographic references, quotations from the consulted texts, and commentary. [c. 100-150 pp.]
7 3 Notes
Typed and handwritten notes, many on notepaper or library call slips, recording Schwarz's research into the role of the mirror in art; a continuation of the previous folder, although the latter notes contain less quotation and commentary in general. [c. 100 items]
7 4 The Black Mirror (or Claude Glass) - Notes
Typed and handwritten notes recording Schwarz's research into the use of the Black Mirror in art and literature. [c. 50-75 pp.]
7 5 "Speculum sine Macula" - Notes and Sources
Typed notes on the iconography of the mirror as a symbol of the Virgin; photocopies from the Pancarpium Marianum. [9 pp.]
7 6 Iconography of the Mirror in Art - Notes
Typed notes, with citations and commentary arranged with the respective attribute, including Visus, Luxuria, Vanitas, Sirens, Prudentia, Superba, Venus, and Truth. [41 pp.]
7 7 Parmigianino's Self-Portrait, Wien
Correspondence; three pp. of calculations and graphs pertaining to the use of the mirror in Parmigianino's work; photographs of the "Self-Portrait," one with labelled axes which refer to the graphs. [10 pp.]
7 8 Primary Sources
Photocopies of original documents dealing with the mirror; two photographs of the mirror in art too large to be housed in the appropriate binder. [23 pp.]
7 9 Scholarly Articles
Erling Eng 1962 ("With best wishes, E.E."); Gustav K√ľnstler 1959 (also inscribed to H.S.); Bruno Schweig 1940; trans. of William Suida, "The History of Mirrors" 1954; Carla Gottlieb 1960 (with inscription to H.S.), 1966; and others.
7 10 Scholarly Articles
Jean Boullet, "Le Monde des Miroirs," 1962; David G. Carter 1954 (inscribed, "For your mirror file"); two MMA Bulletins; and others. [13 items]
7 11 Newspaper Clippings
[18 items].


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