Albert Gallatin papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.gallalbe
Creators:
Gallatin, Albert, 1880-1965
Dates:
1950-1964
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
31 Items
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters from curators and dealers of antiquities, including Bernard V. Bothmer, and Henry George Fischer; and fourteen object cards for works in Gallatin's collection. Several of the letters received from Bothmer respond to an interest Gallatin expresses in an Egyptian statuette of King Piankhi (made ca. dynasty XXV) that has been made available to Gallatin for purchase. Bothmer conveys his findings on its provenance, and, via a photograph sent, makes a detailed analysis of the iconography of the statuette. Also included but not microfilmed is a copy of Gallatin's book, "The Pursuit of Happiness" (1950).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Albert Gallatin (1880-1965) was an archeologist, author of the book, "The Pusuit of Happiness," collector of ancient and eastern art and contemporary sculptor Carl Paul Jennewein, who lived in New York, N.Y.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 2812 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1972 by Alice Gallatin Gault, a relative of Albert Gallatin.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Small sculpture, Ancient -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Private collections -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Egyptian -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum curators Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bothmer, Bernard V., 1912- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fischer, Henry George Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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