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titleStudy photographs of medieval and Renaissance art from the Ernest Brummer Collection at the Duke University Museum of Art.
locationThe Getty Research Institute
collection titleThese photographs document the 270 works of medieval and Renaissance art that remained in the collection of the New York art dealer Ernest Brummer at his death. The collection was acquired by the Duke University Museum of Art in 1966. Most heavily represented are Romanesque and Gothic stone and wood sculpture from France, Germany and the Netherlands; and Italian stone, marble, and bronze sculpture from the Renaissance to the 18th century. Works depicted include major sculptures from Vezelay, Chartres (choir screen), Mantes, and Paris. The collection also contains photographs of Gothic ivories, English medieval alabasters, decorative arts, stained glass, and church furniture. Many of the objects have been rephotographed after recent cleaning and restoration. The photographs are documented by photocopies of the dealer’s stock cards.

LOCATION
Cloisters Stacks

CALL NUMBER
Cloisters Archives collection no.31
extent431 photographic prints : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.
formatsPhotographs
accessOpen for use by qualified researchers.
record linkhttp://hdl.handle.net/10020/cat370181
record sourcehttp://library.getty.edu/vwebv/searchBasic
contact informationSTORAGE - PHOTO STUDY COLLECTION - CONTACT REFERENCE
updated08/07/2018 17:29:48
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titleDuke University Museum of Art records, 1962-1992.
locationDuke University Library
collection titleCollection includes correspondence, administrative files, financial records, exhibit catalogs and publicity material, fund-raising files, clippings, photographs, and related records. Major subjects include the opening of the Museum of Art, the Brummer Collection of Medieval and Renaissance Art, and exhibits. Materials range in date from 1962 to 1992.
extent10 Linear Feet, 10000 Items
formatsPhotographs
accessAccess Restricted
record linkhttp://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/dynaweb/univarchives/uaartmuseum
record sourcelibrary.duke.edu
finding aidOnline and in repository.
acquisition informationThe collection was acquired by the Duke University Musem of Art in 1966 from Mrs. Ella Bache Brummer. The Duke University Museum of Art Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1970-2004.
updated11/12/2014 11:29:49
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titleJoseph and Ernest Brummer Records
locationThe Metropolitan Museum of Art
collection titleJoseph and Ernest Brummer were art dealers who collected widely from the arts of classical antiquity and the Middle Ages to decorative arts and modern artists. They first established a gallery in Paris in 1906. In 1914, Joseph moved to New York where he opened his own gallery. Ernest joined him there at the outbreak of WWII. Joseph died soon after in 1947 and a large sale of sculpture from his collection was organized in 1949. Ernest died in 1964.

Records primarily include the business papers of the brothers. Files date ca. 1890-1946, with the bulk of the material dating from the early 20th century through 1945.

The records offer information on objects which were offered for sale in the galleries. Provenance information includes previous owners, prior locations, identity of buyers, purchase and sale prices.

Records include: bills and correspondence; photographs and negatives of objects for purchase, views of the gallery and displays, personal family images; some printed/published material; account books for the Paris and NYC galleries; acquisition and sale books, with pages arranged by category, holding small photos with I.D. numbers written below (I.D. number usually preceded by the letter "P," "N," or "X"); and card files with names and addresses of clients and a near-complete inventory of their collections.

Citation
Identification of item, date (if known), The Joseph and Ernest Brummer Records; box number; folder number; The Cloisters Library and Archives, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
extent8 boxes + 1 file cabinet (35 linear ft.)
formatsAdministrative Records Correspondence Financial Records Photographs
accessOpen for research by appointment from The Cloisters Library and Archives staff.
record linkhttp://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16028coll9
record sourcehttp://library.metmuseum.org/record=b1666900~S1
acquisition informationDonated to the Metropolitan Museum in the early 1980s, through Ella Baché Brummer, wife of Ernest Brummer. Transferred to The Cloisters Archives in 1993.
updated01/20/2015 11:02:16
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