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Johnson Collection Curatorial Records

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Summary Information

Repository:
Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives
Creator:
Marceau, Henri Gabriel, 1896-1969
Creator:
Sweeny, Barbara Eleanor
Creator:
Rishel, Joseph J.
Creator:
Strehlke, Carl Brandon
Creator:
Nichols, Lawrence W.
Creator:
Konefal, Irene
Creator:
Lippincott, Louise, 1953-
Creator:
Ingersoll, R. Sturgis (Robert Sturgis), 1891-1973
Title:
Johnson Collection Curatorial Records
Date [inclusive]:
1917-2007, undated (bulk 1927-1992)
Call Number:
JCC
Extent:
56.25 linear feet
Language:
English
Language:
English.
Abstract:
The Johnson Collection Curatorial Records represent two "generations" of curatorial oversight of the art collection acquired by John Graver Johnson (19841-1917), one of Philadelphia's most prominent corporate lawyers. While the collection of more than 1,600 European paintings, sculpture and textiles is owned by the City of Philadelphia through Johnson's bequest, it is administered by and housed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as is Johnson's extensive art library. In these curatorial records, the earlier files reflect the administrative and curatorial activities of Henri Marceau and Barbara Sweeny, roughly documenting their combined years of service, 1926-1972. Joseph J. Rishel succeeded Sweeny as Johnson Collection curator in November of 1972. His tenure, which continues to this day, comprises the second curatorial term, from 1973 to 1992. A small amount of papers created later are included separately. The second generation of records also reflects the work of assistant and associate curators of the Johnson Collection. Documentation consists primarily of correspondence, object photographs, writings, research, legal documents and papers pertaining to collection management and personnel.
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[Item identification and date], [Series info.], Johnson Collection Curatorial Records, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives.
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Biography/History

Corporate lawyer and art collector John Graver Johnson (1846-1917) amassed a distinguished collection of nearly 1,600 European paintings, sculpture and textiles over the course of approximately three decades. In his will, Johnson left his art collection, art library and home at 510 South Broad Street to the City of Philadelphia, and named the Pennsylvania Company for Insurances on Lives and Granting Annuities as Trustee of his residual estate. A 1917 codicil to the will mandated that the collection remain installed in his home unless an extraordinary situation should arise, making a move necessary. To oversee the collection, Edward Hamilton Bell (1857-1929) was appointed its first curator around 1920. Bell assumed the position after serving for two years as acting director of the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Arts (which, since 1938, has operated as the Philadelphia Museum of Art).

As early as 1919, legal proceedings began, and by 1921 an official petition was placed before the Orphans' Court of Philadelphia for permanent relocation of the collection and the sale of the 510 S. Broad St. property. The plea was grounded in the fact that the cost of renovation that the property required in order to house the collection safely would exceed available funds. The petition was dismissed, and the City proceeded with renovation projects to the extent afforded by the limited budget.

By 1933, the Depression had added an overwhelming burden to the maintenance of the deteriorating property. An informal proposition to display the collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art was then agreed upon by the City and Trustee of the collection. Subsequently, the property was sold and the City and Trustee entered into a lease agreement with the Museum. The Johnson Collection was to be displayed and stored at the Museum in concordance with museum hours and operations. The Trustee was responsible for rent payments and providing guardianship for the collection as well as paying maintenance costs, including contributions to the general Restoration Fund of the Museum. The Trustee would continue its role as custodian and administrator of the collection.

In 1926, Henri Marceau (1896-1969) was appointed assistant curator of the Johnson Collection. Two years later he was promoted to curator. (Some sources cite 1927 or 1929 as the date of the latter appointment.) He was also an assistant professor at University of Pennsylvania's School of Fine Arts from 1925 until 1929, when he took on the additional role of Curator of Fine Arts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In 1933 Marceau's position at the Museum was revised to Curator of Paintings, and then to Chief, Department of Paintings and Sculpture in 1937. At this time he was also appointed Associate Director, taking on full directorship of the Museum from 1955 to 1964. Marceau maintained his role as curator of the Johnson Collection throughout and beyond these various appointments, until his death. Assisting Marceau, Barbara Sweeny (1904-1991) joined the Johnson Collection staff in the late 1920s as a secretary. By 1955, she was appointed associate curator.

With Sweeny's assistance, Marceau oversaw the 1933-1934 relocation and installation of the collection in the allocated galleries and storage spaces at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as the construction of additional gallery and storage space between 1939 and 1941. Together they organized several exhibitions featuring works from the Johnson Collection including "Flemish Painting," "Vienna Art Treasures" and "Flanders in the 15th Century," and oversaw the revision of the original Italian and Dutch and Flemish catalogues, published in 1966 and 1972, respectively, and the production of a Book of Illustrations in 1953. Upon Marceau's death, Sweeny assumed the position of curator and remained as such until her retirement in 1972.

The next "generation" of Johnson Collection curatorship began with Joseph J. Rishel. Rishel came to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1971 as Associate Curator of Painting before 1900. By the following November, he was also serving as curator to the Johnson Collection. (Overseeing the department since its inception in 1973, Rishel is now the Museum's Gisela and Dennis Alter Senior Curator of European Painting before 1900, and the Senior Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection and the Rodin Museum.) Irene Konefal joined the Johnson Collection staff in 1973 as assistant curator and secretary. Upon her departure in 1980, Louise (Lulu) Lippincott assumed the same curatorial role and remained in that position until early 1983. That spring, Carl B. Strehlke accepted the position of assistant curator of the John G. Johnson Collection. A few years later, he was named adjunct curator (a position he holds to this day), and Lawrence W. Nichols joined the staff to take over the assistant curator post. Nichols was appointed associate curator in 1992 and left some time the following year.

Between the years of 1972 and 1993, the Johnson Collection curatorial staff organized three exhibitions at the Museum devoted exclusively to John G. Johnson and his collected works of art. Reflecting the diversity of Johnson's tastes and acquisitions, these were: "Paintings from Siena" (December 1984-February 1985); "John G. Johnson: Collector of Contemporary Art" (December 1988-March 1989); and "John G. Johnson: A Celebration of 150 Years" (March-July 1991). Marking what would have been Johnson's 150th birthday, the latter exhibition featured biographical and archival materials that documented "the patterns of Johnson's emerging taste and the decisions he made to acquire some of the most important works to come to this country at the turn of the century." In addition to these exhibitions, pieces from the Johnson Collection were included in a number of other shows organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as by other national and international museums.

During this time period, the trustee bank went through several name changes: from Pennsylvania Company to First Pennsylvania Bank (1971) to CoreStates Bank, N.A. (1981). Other names important to the administration of the collection from 1972 to 1993 include the law firm of Saul Ewing Remick & Saul, which has provided legal counsel to the Trustee since 1918 when it operated as Prichard, Saul, Bayar and Evans. In 1983 John J. Lombard, Jr., an attorney with Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel, came to represent the Museum in legal proceedings. In 1987 he joined the firm of Morgan Lewis Bockius, and continued serving as Museum counsel.

Scope and Contents

The Johnson Collection Curatorial Records represent two "generations" of curatorial oversight. The earlier files reflect the administrative and curatorial activities of Henri Marceau and Barbara Sweeny, roughly documenting their combined years of service, 1926-1972. Joseph J. Rishel succeeded Sweeny as Johnson Collection curator in November of 1972. His tenure, which continues to this day, defines the second curatorial term, from 1973 to 1992. A small amount of papers created later are included separately. The second generation of records also documents the work of assistant and associate curators; namely, Irene Konefal, Louise Lippincott, Carl Strehlke and Lawrence Nichols. Of this group, only Strehlke has continued at the Museum, now serving as adjunct curator to the Johnson Collection.

Both the "Correspondence" and "Subject" series are subdivided by the curatorial date spans noted above. Both address topics, among others, of attribution and biographical research, general collection management and care, and office administration. The 1926-1972 correspondence subseries contains a significant amount of communication between the curators and the Pennsylvania Company, the Trustee of the Johnson Collection. In the latter subseries are several folders of memoranda between Johnson curatorial staff and personnel from a number of departments within the Museum. Both subseries have numerous requests, most of which are incoming, for photographs of works of art. In addition to correspondence, both subseries of the "Subject" series include photographs, notes, clippings and other papers. Records comprising the "Exhibitions, loans and events" series are divided by two similar date spans. In both subseries, documentation of exhibitions organized by PMA and other museums consists of correspondence, photographs, draft writings, forms and reports. The only "event" documented here is a dinner hosted by the Pennsylvania Company in 1970.

The "Publications" series consists of material related to catalogs and greeting cards produced before 1973 and for sale in the Johnson Collection store. Other published references to the Johnson Collection make up the largest part of the "Writings" series in the form of newspaper, magazine and scholarly journal articles. These clippings include contemporary accounts of John G. Johnson, describing his legal career and art collection, as well as some of the most recent writings about his life and works of art.

The "Operations and facilities" series describes the maintenance and guardianship of the galleries and storage of the Johnson Collection as well as collection management practices and procedures, many of which could only be carried out with Court approval. Documentation includes personnel correspondence, gallery reports, art and library collection inventories, legal documents, auction catalogs and notes. Early conservation records are processed under the series by that name and consist primarily of oversized images showing painting details and various stages of conservation work. Later conservation records, primarily examination and condition reports, are included in the 1973-1992 subseries of the "Subjects" series.

The final series of photographic material is the largest in the collection, consisting primarily of 8x10 glass plate negatives and copy prints of objects in the John G. Johnson Art Collection. Although this material is not dated, some of the negatives reveal the setting in which the works of art were photographed, presumably Johnson's home, indicating that they were created prior to the 1933 move.

Arrangement

The 25 linear feet of material transferred to the Archives in 2012 pertains to curatorial activity previously documented (1926-1972) as well as later activity (1973-1992). Because these date spans reflect two distinct curatorial tenures, certain series within the collection reflect similar chronological subdivisions. The collection arrangement is as follows:

(1) Date span subseries have been imposed on CORRESPONDENCE (SERIES I) and SUBJECTS (SERIES VII). Almost all the accrued material pertains to the later date span only. A very small amount of material was created after 1992. In both series, these papers have been processed in a separate "1993+ (future accruals)" subseries. Eleven desk artifacts were added to the 1926-1972 subseries;

(2) EXHIBITIONS, LOANS AND EVENTS (SERIES IV) is further divided into two date spans (1927-1973 and 1974-1990), with accrued material added to both subseries;

(3) Rather than date spans, the two subseries to WRITINGS (SERIES III) reflect material formats-- "Working files, lectures and other writings" and "Clippings." The latter pertains to all published references and the material spans the entire collection time period;

(4) It was determined during the most recent processing that the oversized images to be added to CONSERVATION (SERIES VI) were created during the earlier curatorial tenure. Therefore, the images simply were added to the end of the existing series inventory;

(5) A significant amount of accrued material has now been added to OPERATIONS AND FACILITIES (SERIES V) and processed as a new subseries, "Collection Management." It is further divided into four sub-subseries: "Miscellany," "Inventories," "Legal Proceedings," and "Disposition"; and

(6) Thirty "inactive" negatives of works of art from the Johnson Collection, as well as accompanying copy prints and original envelopes, were intellectually integrated into the appropriate, existing subseries of PHOTOGRAPHS (SERIES VIII).

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Adrianna Del Collo, Katherine Stefko, and Courtney Smerz (2004). Bertha Adams (2013).

Sponsor

Funded by a grant from The John G. Johnson Trust

Revision Description

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research with the following exceptions. Valuations and conservation (condition) reports are restricted, with access at discretion of the archivist. Personnel records are permanently restricted. Because of their poor condition, cracked or broken glass plate negatives are restricted.

Use Restrictions

The Johnson Collection Curatorial Records are the physical property of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. The Museum holds literary rights only for material created by Museum personnel or given to the Museum with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Accruals

November 4, 2004. Active and inactive prints and negatives received from Rights and Reproductions.

March 30, 2012. Approximately 24 linear feet of curatorial papers of similar and later dates, images and a small number of artifacts received from the Department of European Painting before 1900, the John G. Johnson Collection, and the Rodin Museum. circa September 2012. Thirty negatives, all but one glass, from the Museum Library.

Processing Information

These materials were arranged and described by Adrianna Del Collo, Katherine Stefko, Courtney Smerz (2004) and Bertha Adams (2013). Funded by a grant from The John G. Johnson Trust.

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Related Materials

Related Material

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. John G. Johnson Papers

Binders of important legal documents and related records. 7 vols. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. Archives Reference Files. John G. Johnson Collection

Separated Material

To be transferred to Conservation and Technical Research Collection. Correspondence and images, including oversized

To be transferred to Henri Gabriel Marceau Director Records. Papers (one folder) and oversized images

To be transferred to Special Format Records. Photographs. Photographs (one folder) of exhibitions and other installations

Transferred to Conservation, Archives and curatorial office. A list of this material is available in the Archives. Artifacts (objects)

To be transferred to the Library. A list of this material is available in the Archives. Exhibition catalogue and other publications.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • John G. Johnson Collection (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Marceau, Henri Gabriel, 1896-1969
  • Sweeny, Barbara Eleanor
  • Rishel, Joseph J.
  • Strehlke, Carl Brandon
  • Nichols, Lawrence W.
  • Konefal, Irene
  • Lippincott, Louise, 1953-
  • Ingersoll, R. Sturgis (Robert Sturgis), 1891-1973

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1917-1998, undated. 9.5 linear feet.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence offers the broadest evidence of the activities of the Johnson Collection curatorial staff, primarily after the collection was relocated to the Museum. From exchanges of research findings and scholarly opinions to requests for photographs and scheduling gallery tours, many of the daily "conversations" are here recorded.

The subseries represent the respective time periods in which Henri Marceau and Joseph Rishel served as curator of the Johnson Collection, up to 1992. With Rishel's continued oversight of the collection, any material created after 1992, which to date is minimal, constitutes a separate subseries, "1993+ (future accruals)."

Arrangement

Overall by three date spans, with further topical subdivisions within the first and second date span subseries.

1926-1972, 1922-1973, undated. 7 linear feet.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries documents many of the routine curatorial activities of Marceau and Sweeny. Much of the correspondence is devoted to managing requests for photographs. Consistent with original order, material relating to photograph requests constitutes the entirety of the "Photograph requests" sub-subseries and is organized by date. Similar material can also be found throughout the "General" correspondence sub-subseries where it is arranged alphabetically. Correspondence with the Trustee of the Johnson Collection, the Pennsylvania Company, is located in the sub-subseries bearing that name. Correspondence and associated material pertaining to the Association of Art Museum Directors makes up its own sub-subseries as well.

General, 1922-1972, undated.

Scope and Content Note

This sub-subseries contains routine correspondence with institutions and individuals. Most often the subject of this correspondence is requests for information about Johnson objects, requests for photographic reproductions of objects and permissions to reproduce these images, and requests for publications about the Johnson collection.

The last group of material is correspondence addressed to Henri Marceau after his death on September 15, 1969, handled by Barbara Sweeny.

Arrangement

Alphabetical. Personal or corporate correspondents of particular significance or for which there are at least 10 items are filed in separate folders. All other authors are filed in general folders representing a small alphabetical run, for example Adhemar-Aznar. Alphabetical run folders always precede individual authors folders for each letter in the alphabet. Henri Marceau posthumous correspondence is last.

box folder

Adhemar-Aznar, 1949-1970.

1 1
Allyn and Bacon, 1961.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Allyn and Bacon
1 2
American Heritage Publishing Company, 1961, 1967.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • American Heritage Publishing Company
1 3
American Medical Association, 1965-1972.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • American Medical Association
1 4
Art News, 1941, 1957.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Art News
1 5

Bargellesi-Bertin, 1929-1972, undated.

1 6

Biddle-Boyer, 1936-1972.

1 7

Bradlow-Byrnes, 1948-1970, undated.

1 8
Beck Engraving Company, 1941-1946, 1954-1957, 1968, 1972.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Beck Engraving Company
1 9
Beckett, R. B., 1951, 1956-1960.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Beckett, R. B.
1 10
Belgian Government Information Center, 1942-1950.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Belgian Government Information Center
1 11
Berenson Library, 1954-1956, 1964-1967.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Berenson Library
1 12
Brown, Clifford M., 1960-1964.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Brown, Clifford M.
1 13
Bryn Mawr College, 1931-1937.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Bryn Mawr College
1 14
Burroughs, Alan, 1928-1930, 1938-1946.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Burroughs, Alan, 1897-1965
1 15
Bye, Arthur Edwin. re Marieschi, Michele, 1927.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Bye, Arthur Edwin, b. 1885
1 16

Cailleux-Cincinnati, 1934-1972.

1 17

Coca-Cola-Crussard, 1946-1971.

1 18
Catholic Press, Inc., 1953-1958.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Catholic Press, Inc.
2 1
Chanticleer Press, Inc., 1945-1950.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Chanticleer Press, Inc.
2 2
Cleveland Museum of Art, 1967-1972.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
2 3
Conzett and Huber, 1959-1971.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Conzett and Huber
2 4
Cook, Walter W. S.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Attribution research file. Johnson Collection. Correspondence with Cook, Walter W.S.

box folder
Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1962-1968.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art
2 5
Courtauld Institute of Art, 1932, 1957, 1964.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Courtauld Institute of Art
2 6

D'Ambrosio-Duveen, 1938-1972, undated.

2 7
Davies, Martin, 1951-1955.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Davies, Martin
2 8
de Wild, C. F. Louis, 1929-1935.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • de Wild, C. F. Louis
2 9

E.-Eudy, 1935-1971.

2 10

F.-Foundation, 1927-1972.

2 11

Francis-Fuller, 1927-1972.

2 2
Fahy, Everett, 1968-1971.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Fahy, Everett
2 13
Fogg Art Museum, 1922, 1927-1930, 1960-1971.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VIII. Conservation / f. Fogg Art Museum. Conservation of Johnson objects.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VIII. Conservation / f. Fogg Art Museum. Conservation of Johnson objects.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VIII. Conservation / f. Fogg Art Museum. Conservation of Johnson objects.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Fogg Art Museum
2 14
Ford Foundation, 1958, undated.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Ford Foundation
2 15
Frick Art Reference Library, 1931-1951.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Works of art in Johnson Collection. Paintings not in 1913/1914 catalogue (Inv.#). Photographs w/Frick Library annotations.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Frick Art Reference Library
2 16
Friedländer, Max J.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Attribution research file. Johnson Collection. Correspondence with Friedländer, Max J. and photographs with annotations.

box folder
Frinta, Mojmir S. (Mojmir Svatopluk), 1961-1967.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Frinta, Mojmir S. (Mojmir Svatopluk)
2 17

Giulio-Giralt, 1939-1972.

3 1

Godfrey-Gwathmey, 1930-1971, undated.

3 2
Gottlieb, Carla, 1955, 1964-1968.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Gottlieb, Carla
3 3

Hackenbooch-Henesy, 1932-1972, undated.

3 4

Henrichs-Hurt, 1938-1972.

3 5
Harrison, Mrs. Charles, 1942-1945.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Harrison, Mrs. Charles
3 6
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1950-1957, 1969.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
3 7
Hartt, Frederick, 1962-1964.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Hartt, Frederick
3 8
Heinemann, Fritz, 1956-1963.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Heinemann, Fritz
3 9
Henri Stern Watch Agency, Inc., 1949-1950.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Henri Stern Watch Agency, Inc.
3 10
Hess, Albert G., 1952-1955, undated.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Hess, Albert G.
3 11
Hispanic Society of America, 1927-1971.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Hispanic Society of America
3 12
Holmes, Jerrold, 1962-1964.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Holmes, Jerrold
3 13
Hyperion Press, 1941-1948.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Hyperion Press
3 14
Ingersoll-Iveagh, 1929-1972.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 3. Legal proceedings / f. Ingersoll files. Correspondence.

3 14

Jaffe-Johnson, 1941-1967, undated.

3 15
Jaffe, Arthur, 1937-1941.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Jaffe, Arthur
3 16
Johnson, John Graver, undated.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Johnson, John Graver, 1841-1917
3 17

Kaftal-Kuhn, 1932-1972.

3 18
Kimball, Edwin Fiske, 1932.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Kimball, Edwin Fiske
3 19
Koch, Ed, 1970.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Koch, Ed, 1924-
3 20

La Salle-Lugt, 1932-1972.

3 21
Lévy, Edmond, 1951.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Lévy, Edmond
3 22
Life, 1937, 1947-1951.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Life
3 23
Loring, William C., 1929-1932.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Loring, William C., 1913-
3 24

Macnamara-McMahon, 1938-1969.

4 1

Mendelssohn-Minneapolis, 1942-1972.

4 2

Mojzer-Museum, 1933-1972.

4 3
Marquand, Mrs. Allan, 1939-1940, undated.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Marquand, Mrs. Allan
4 4
Meiss, Millard, 1952-1963, 1967.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Meiss, Millard
4
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, undated), 1939, 1953-1972.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, undated)
4 6
Mood, Fulmer, 1965.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Mood, Fulmer, b. 1898
4 7
Morassi, Antonio, 1939, 1953-1961.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Morassi, Antonio, 1892-
4 8
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1938-1948, 1954, 1962.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
4 9

N.-Nuno, 1932-1972.

4 10
National Broadcasting Company, Inc., 1960-1969.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • National Broadcasting Company, Inc.
4 11
National Cathedral Association, 1941-1944.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • National Cathedral Association
4 12
National Council for Civic Responsibility, 1964-1966.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • National Council for Civic Responsibility
4 13
National Gallery of Art (U. S.), 1942-1944, 1967-1971.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • National Gallery of Art (U. S.)
4 14

Oakken-Ozenfont, 1942-1947.

4 15
Offner, Richard, 1927, 1932-1953, 1961.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Attribution research file. Johnson Collection. Correspondence with Offner, Richard.

Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Offner, Richard, 1889-1965
4 16
Oscar Reinhardt and Son, 1956-1972.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Oscar Reinhardt and Son
4 17

Paalman-Payne, 1947-1952.

4 18

Peabody-Pushkin, 1930, 1934-1972.

4 19
Packard, Elizabeth.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / A. 1926-1972 / 1. General / f. Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.).

box folder
Panofsky, Erwin, 1932-1935, 1949-1959, 1956, 1962.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968
4 20
Perlman, Philip B. (Philip Benjamin), 1936-1945.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Perlman, Philip B. (Philip Benjamin), 1890-1960
4 21
Phaidon Press, 1944-1961.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Phaidon Press
5 1
Piraud, Francois, 1951-1952, 1957.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Piraud, Francois
5 2
Post, Chandler Rathfon, 1928, 1936-1946, 1951.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Post, Chandler Rathfon, 1881-1959
5 3
Puyvelde, Leo van, 1939-1942, 1949-1951, 1961-1964, undated.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Puyvelde, Leo van, 1882
5 4

Q, 1958.

5 5

R.-Russell, 1927, 1930, 1940-1972.

5 6
Ridgley, Mrs. Julian, 1933-1956.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Ridgley, Mrs. Julian
5 7
Rijksbureau Voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie, 1951, 1961.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Rijksbureau Voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie
5 8

Saarinen-Seeley, 1929-1972.

5 9

Semmes-Skina, 1936-1971.

5 10

Sloane-Stad, 1936-1971.

5 11

Steer-Szancer, 1944-1972.

5 12
Saint-Gaudens, Homer, 1939-1940, 1950.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Saint-Gaudens, Homer, b. 1880
5 13
Saul, Ewing, Remick Saul, 1931-1939, 1963-1972.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Saul, Ewing, Remick & Saul
5 14
Sawitsky, William, 1939-1943.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Sawitsky, William
5 15
Skaggs, Trudi, 1970-1972.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Skaggs, Trudi
5 16
Slive, Seymour, 1965, 1970-1971.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Slive, Seymour, 1920-
5 17
Spink, C. Marshall, 1937-1938.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Spink, C. Marshall
5 18
Stechow, Wolfgang, 1955-1957, 1962-1968.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Stechow, Wolfgang, 1896-1974
5 19
Sterling, Charles, 1939-1948, 1967.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Sterling, Charles, 1901-
5 20

Taft-Tyler, 1930-1972.

5 21
Taylor, Francis Henry, 1937-1941, 1956.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Taylor, Francis Henry, 1903-1957
5 22
Thomas Agnew Sons, 1964-1968.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Thomas Agnew & Sons
5 23
Tietze, Hans, 1935-1953.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Tietze, Hans, 1880-1954
5 24
Twin Editions, 1942-1949.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Twin Editions
5 25

U.-Urbach, 1938-1970.

6 1
United States Review, 1939.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • United States Review
6 2

Valentiner-Volpe, 1929-1972.

6 3
Visson, Assia, 1942-1943.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Visson, Assia
6 4
Voet, Léon, 1968-1971.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Voet, Léon, 1919-
6 5

W.-Wauters, 1933-1972.

6 6

Weekend-Willis, 1929, 1939-1969.

6 7

Wilmsatt-Worbec, 1940-1971.

6 8
Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.), 1933-1934, 1948-1952, 1961-1969.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VIII. Conservation / f. Rosen, David. Incl. summaries of work done.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.)
6 9
Washington Cathedral, 1946-1948.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Washington Cathedral
6 10
Waterhouse, Ellis Kirkham, 1956-1957.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Waterhouse, Ellis Kirkham, 1905-
6 11
Weller, Allen Stuart, 1938-1940.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Weller, Allen Stuart, 1907-
6 12
Wells, William H. S.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / A. 1926-1972 / 1. General / f. Saul, Ewing, Remick & Saul.

box folder
Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts (Wilmington, Del.), 1942-1945.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts (Wilmington, Del.)
6 13
Winkelman, Barnie F., 1941-1942.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Winkelman, Barnie F., b. 1894
6 14
Worcester Art Museum, 1939-1940, 1946-1947.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Worcester Art Museum
6 15

X, 1957.

6 16

York-Youtz, 1929-1932.

6 17
Yale University, 1947-1961.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Yale University
6 18

Zampetti-Zwolle, 1946-1968.

6 19
Zeri, Federico, 1953-1959, 1961-1971.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Zeri, Federico
6 20

Henri Marceau posthumous correspondence. A-C, 1969-1970.

6 21

Henri Marceau posthumous correspondence. D-M, 1969-1971.

6 22

Henri Marceau posthumous correspondence. N-Z, 1969-1970.

6 23

Photograph requests, 1926-1973.

Scope and Content Note

This sub-subseries consists solely of photograph requests, both incoming and outgoing, including invoices. Most are incoming requests. Although this material is similar to requests for photographs found in general correspondence, all the material in this subseries deals only with this subject. Correspondence containing other subjects is located in the "General" subseries.

Arrangement

Chronological. Combined outgoing/incoming folders are first, followed by all outgoing request folders, and then all incoming request folders.

box folder

Outgoing/incoming, 1952.

7 1

Outgoing/incoming, February-April 1953.

7 2

Outgoing/incoming, May-November 1953.

7 3

Outgoing/incoming, 1954.

7 4

Outgoing/incoming, 1956.

7 5

Outgoing/incoming, 1957-1958.

7 6

Outgoing/incoming, 1969-1963.

7 7

Outgoing, 1951-1952.

7 8

Outgoing, April-July 1952.

7 9

Incoming, 1926-1934.

7 10

Incoming, 1935-1936.

7 11

Incoming, 1937-1941.

7 12

Incoming, 1948.

7 13

Incoming, 1949-1953.

7 14

Incoming, 1954.

7 15

Incoming, 1955.

7 16

Incoming, 1956.

8 1

Incoming, 1957.

8 2

Incoming, 1958.

8 3

Incoming, 1959.

8 4

Incoming, 1960.

8 5

Incoming, 1961.

8 6

Incoming, 1962.

8 7

Incoming, Jan-March 1963.

8 8

Incoming, Apr-July 1963.

8 9

Incoming, August-December 1963.

8 10

Incoming, Jan-March 1964.

9 1

Incoming, April-September 1964.

9 2

Incoming, Oct-December 1964.

9 3

Incoming, January-May 1965.

9 4

Incoming, June-August 1965.

9 5

Incoming, September-December 1965.

9 6

Incoming, January-April 1966.

9 7

Incoming, May-September 1966.

9 8

Incoming, October-December 1966.

10 1

Incoming, January-April 1967.

10 2

Incoming, May-September 1967.

10 3

Incoming, October-December 1967.

10 4

Incoming, January-February 1968.

10 5

Incoming, March-May 1968.

10 6

Incoming, June-September 1968.

10 7

Incoming, October-December 1968.

10 8

Incoming, January-April 1969.

11 1

Incoming, May-June 1969.

11 2

Incoming, July-September 1969.

11 3

Incoming, October-December 1969.

11 4

Incoming, January-March 1970.

11 5

Incoming, April-June 1970.

11 6

Incoming, July-September 1970.

11 7

Incoming, October-December 1970.

11 8

Incoming, January-February 1971.

12 1

Incoming, March-May, 1971.

12 2

Incoming, June-September 1971.

12 3

Incoming, October-December 1971.

12 4

Incoming, January-April 1972.

12 5

Incoming, May-July 1972.

12 6

Incoming, August-October 1972.

12 7

Incoming, November 1972-January 1973.

12 8

Pennsylvania Company, 1927-1972.

Scope and Content Note

This sub-subseries contains correspondence with the trustees of the of Collection, the Pennsylvania Company for Insurances on Lives and Granting Annuities--otherwise referred to as the Pennsylvania Company. By 1972 it was operating as First Pennsylvania Bank. This correspondence overwhelmingly describes forwarded bills accrued in the maintenance of the Johnson Collection and the production of publications and exhibitions. Also included are requests to the Pennsylvania Company for approval on projects outside the scope of routine maintenance of the collection.

Correspondence of the Trustee created after 1972 is included in the "General" sub-subseries of the "1973-1992" subseries. "Trustee" folder titles also reflect the later name changes of the bank; namely First Pennsylvania Bank and Core States Trust and Investment Group.

Arrangement

Chronological.

box folder

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1927-1928.

13 1

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1929.

13 2

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1930.

13 3

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1931.

13 4

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1932.

13 5

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1933.

13 6

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1934.

13 7

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1935.

13 8

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1936.

13 9

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1937.

13 10

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1938.

13 11

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1939.

13 12

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1940.

13 13

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, February-August 1941.

13 14

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, September-December1941.

13 15

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, January-May 1942.

14 1

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, June-December 1942.

14 2

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1943.

14 3

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1944.

14 4

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1945.

14 5

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1946.

14 6

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1947.

14 7

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1948.

14 8

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1949.

14 9

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1950.

14 10

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1951.

14 11

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1952.

14 12

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1953.

15 1

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1954.

15 2

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1955.

15 3

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1956.

15 4

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1957.

15 5

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1958.

15 6

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, January-August 1959.

15 7

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, September-December 1959.

15 8

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1960.

15 9

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1961.

15 10

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1962.

15 11

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1963.

15 12

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1964.

15 13

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1965.

15 14

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1966.

16 1

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1967.

16 2

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1968.

16 3

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1969.

16 4

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1970.

16 5

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1971.

16 6

1Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1972.

16 7

Association of Art Museum Directors, 1948-1969, undated.

Scope and Content Note

This sub-subseries includes, correspondence with members of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), and agendas, minutes, reports and memos. Henri Marceau chaired the committee of Reproductions and Reproduction Rights, which in 1962 produced a booklet by that name. Marceau also served on the AAMD's Committee for Ethical Standards.

Arrangement

Chronological.

See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Copyright law. Correspondence, publications and memos.

box folder

Association of Art Museum Directors, 1948.

17 1

Association of Art Museum Directors, 1959.

17 2

Association of Art Museum Directors, January-February 1960.

17 3

Association of Art Museum Directors, March 1960.

17 4

Association of Art Museum Directors, April 1960.

17 5

Association of Art Museum Directors, May-August 1960.

17 6

Association of Art Museum Directors, September-December 1960.

17 7

Association of Art Museum Directors, January-April 1961.

17 8

Association of Art Museum Directors, May-December 1961.

17 9

Association of Art Museum Directors, 1962.

17 10

Association of Art Museum Directors, 1963.

17 11

Association of Art Museum Directors, 1964.

17 12

Association of Art Museum Directors, 1965.

17 13

Association of Art Museum Directors, 1966-1967.

17 14

Association of Art Museum Directors, 1969.

17 15

Association of Art Museum Directors, undated.

17 16

1973-1992, 1973-1992, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents writing on behalf of the Johnson Collection during this time period include Joseph Rishel and several associates and assistants. In rough order of their tenure, they are Louise Lippincott, Carl Strehlke and Lawrence Nichols.

Similar to the previous subseries, this correspondence is comprised of "General" and "Photograph requests and other queries" sub-subseries.

General, 1973-1992, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Like the earlier general correspondence processed under the previous subseries, this correspondence documents the interaction of Johnson Collection staff with individuals from institutions based locally and around the globe. City officials, scholars, publishers, collectors and museum colleagues are among the correspondents. Not surprisingly, each Johnson staff member communicated regularly with PMA staff. During processing, such memoranda were collocated and filed in chronological order in folders identified as "Philadelphia Museum of Art." Any requests for photographs and other inquiries received after 1980 are also included with no special designation as such. These letters are simply filed by name of individual or institution.

Arrangement

Alphabetical. Personal or corporate correspondents of particular significance or for which there are at least 10 items are filed in separate folders. All other authors are filed in general folders representing a small alphabetical run, for example Ainsworth-Australian. Alphabetical run folders always precede individual authors folders for each letter in the alphabet.

box folder
Ainsworth-Australian, 1980-1990.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, undated).

69 1
Avery, Charles. Incl. third-party correspondence, 1973-1978.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. Avery, Charles. "Gregorio Pagani (1558-1605): as a Wax-Modeller." Florence (Italy): Leo S. Olschki (1977).

69 2
Bailey-Berg, 1980-1988.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, undated).

69 3
Bertalan-Byrne, 1980-1986.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, undated).

69 4
Bagnoli, Alessandro, 1983-1986.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Italy Soprintendenza (various) Incl. Calgiari, Florence, Genoa, Milan, Naples, Rome.

Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Bagnoli, Alessandro
69 5
Brown, David Alan, 1982-1987.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Brown, David Alan, 1942-
69 6

California-Condon, 1980-1988.

69 7

Connor-Cutter, 1981-1986.

69 8
Christianson, Keith, 1982-1983.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, undated).

69 9

Dall'Oglio-Durand, 1980-1990.

69 10
Dorment, Richard, 1981-1982.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Dorment, Richard
69

Earle-Enea, 1982-1986.

69 12

Faraday-Frinta, 1980-1986.

69 13
Fahy, Everett, 1974-1982.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Fahy, Everett
69 14
Fahy, Everett. Incl. notes and iconographic index to Italian paintings, 1983-1986, undated.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Fahy, Everett
69 15
Frick Collection.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Fahy, Everett.

box folder

Genaille-Guillard, 1982-1986.

69 16

Hamburger-Hunter, 1978-1986.

69 17
Hand, John Oliver, 1981-1990.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Hand, John Oliver, 1941-
69 18

Indiana-Isabella, 1981-1984.

69 19
Italy Soprintendenza (various) Incl. Calgiari, Florence, Genoa, Milan, Naples, Rome, 1981-1986.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Bagnoli, Alessandro.

69 20

J.[Paul Getty Museum]-Jones, 1981-1990.

69 21
Johnston, Wm. R.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.).

box folder

Kalish-Kren (and unidentified), 1980-1990.

69 22
Kanter, Laurence B. Incl. comments from August1982 visit, 1982-1985.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Kanter, Laurence B.
70 1

Klein, Charles, 1974, 1980.

70 2

Knox, Allison Douglas, 1984-1992.

70 3

Laclotte-Lurie, 1980-1990.

70 4

MacDonald-McSherry, 1980-1989.

70 5

Meijers-Museum, 1980-1990.

70 6
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, undated), 1980-1981,1985.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Christianson, Keith.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Bertalan-Byrne.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Bailey-Berg.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Ainsworth-Australian.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, undated)
70 7

Naude-Nouvafotografia, 1977-1989.

70 8

National Gallery (Great Britain), 1984-1987.

70 9
National Gallery of Art (U. S.).
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Brown, David Alan, 1942-.

box folder

Oakley-Ormond, 1981-1986.

70 10

Pal-Prospettiva, 1980-1990.

70 11
Pellegrini, Patricia. Archivist.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, undated).

Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Philadephia County). Orphans' Court Division.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Klein, Charles.

Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Genaille-Guillard.

box folder
Philadelphia Museum of Art. Internal correspondence, 1973-1976,undated.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
70 12
Philadelphia Museum of Art. Internal correspondence, 1977-1979.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
70 13
Philadelphia Museum of Art. Internal correspondence, 1980-1982.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
70 14
Philadelphia Museum of Art. Internal correspondence, 1983-1986.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
70 15
Philadelphia Museum of Art. Internal correspondence, 1987.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
70 16
Philadelphia Museum of Art. Internal correspondence, 1988.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
70 17
Philadelphia Museum of Art. Internal correspondence, 1989-1990.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
70 18
Philadelphia Museum of Art. Internal correspondence, 1991.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
70 19
Philadelphia Museum of Art. Internal correspondence, 1992.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
70 20
Philadelphia Museum of Art. Internal correspondence w/ Evan H. Turner, 1974-1977, undated.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
70 21

Robiner-Rizzoli, 1980-1986.

70 22

Robertson-Ryan, 1981-1991.

71 1
Riband, Herbert S. Jr. Esq.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Legal counsel for Trustee of the Johnson estate. Saul, Ewing, Remick and Saul correspondence.

box folder
Rosenthal, Michael. Incl. notes from January 1981 visit, 1980-1982.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Rosenthal, Michael
71 2
Rothstein, Natalie, 1979.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Rothstein, Natalie, 1930-2010
71 3

Salmansi-Silver, 1979-1988.

71 4

Small-Sweeny, 1977, 1980-1988.

71 5
Sargent, John Singer.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Robertson-Ryan.

box folder
Sotheby Parke Bernet Co., 1979-1980.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co.
71 6
Stock, Julien.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co.

box folder

Sutton, Denys. Incl. clippings of H. Horne correspondence to R. Fry, 1983-1989.

71 7
Szépmüvézeti Múzeum (Hungary).
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Urbach, Zsuzsa.

box folder

Talbot-Tucker (and unidentified surname), 1981-1982.

71 8
Tate Gallery.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Earle-Enea.

box folder

Trustee. First Pennsylvania Bank, 1978-1982.

71 9

Trustee. First Pennsylvania Bank, 1986-1989.

71 10

Trustee. First Pennsylvania Bank, 1990.

71 11

Trustee. Core States Trust and Investment Group, 1991-1992.

71 12

Uffizi-University (of Oxford), 1980-1989.

71 13
University of Nottingham.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Wright, Joanne.

box folder
Urbach, Zsuzsa, 1981-1986, undated.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Urbach, Zsuzsa
71 14

Vaskeria-Viti, 1980-1990.

71 15
Victoria and Albert Museum.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Avery, Charles. Incl. third-party correspondence.

box folder

Wagner-Wright, 1979-1990.

71 16
Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.), 1983-1989.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.)
71 17
Weidner, Marilyn Kemp.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Conservation. Works on paper. Correspondence w/Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts. Incl. examination and treatment reports.

box folder
Wright, Joanne, 1978-1982.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Wright, Joanne
71 18
Young, Eric, 1975.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. Young, Eric. "Spanish Painting in the John G. Johnson Collection, Philadelphia." Apollo 105 (January 1977).

71 19

Zentralinstitit-Ziegler, 1981,1984.

71 20

Zeri, Frederico, 1983-1987.

71 21

Unknown surname. Postcard to B. Sweeny, 1982.

71 22

Photograph requests and other queries, 1973-1980.

Scope and Content Note

Most of this correspondence consists of photograph requests from publishers, art historians and students requesting images of objects in the Johnson Collection or permission to publish. There is also some outgoing correspondence by Johnson curatorial staff seeking images of objects related to those in the Johnson collection. Other queries seek information about Johnson Collection objects and library collection or request collection catalogues. Photograph requests and other queries were maintained separately until 1980. After that, such correspondence was filed with the general papers.

Arrangement

Chronological.

box folder

Photograph requests and other queries, January-April 1973.

72 1

Photograph requests and other queries, May-July 1973.

72 2

Photograph requests and other queries, August-September 1973.

72 3

Photograph requests and other queries, October-December 1973.

72 4

Photograph requests and other queries, January-March 1974.

72 5

Photograph requests and other queries, April-June 1974.

72 6

Photograph requests and other queries, July-August 1974.

72 7

Photograph requests and other queries, September-December 1974.

72 8

Photograph requests and other queries, January-April 1975.

73 1

Photograph requests and other queries, May-December 1975.

73 2

Photograph requests and August 12, 1976 form response (re reinstallation), 1975-1976.

73 3

Photograph requests and other queries, January-August 1976.

73 4

Photograph requests and other queries, September-December 1976.

73 5

Photograph requests and other queries, January-June 1977.

73 6

Photograph requests and other queries, 1977-1979.

73 7

Photograph requests and other queries, 1978-1979.

73 8

Photograph requests and other queries, 1978.

74 1

Photograph requests and other queries, January-June 1979.

74 2

Photograph requests and other queries, 1979-1980.

74 3

Photograph requests and other queries, January-July 1980.

74 4

1993+ (future accruals), 1998.

Scope and Content Note

To date, only one file of correspondence created after 1992 has been transferred to the Archives.

box folder
Rowlands, Eliot Wooldridge, 1998.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Rowlands, Eliot Wooldridge, 1948-
111 1

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Publications, 1933-1974, undated. 4 linear feet.

Scope and Content Note

This series is comprised of material documenting the production and distribution of several publications related to the Johnson Collection, including most significantly the Catalogue of the Johnson Collection (1941), the Book of Illustrations (1953), the Catalogue of Italian Paintings (1966), and the Catalogue of Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). While the bulk of the material pertains to the sales of these and other publications, files related to the 1966 and 1972 catalogs include important attribution research and scholarly opinions solicited from outside experts who visited or were otherwise familiar with the collection. The series also includes some material related to the production and sales of postcards and Christmas cards featuring Johnson collection objects.

Files related to any books published after 1972 are identified as "Writings" in the "1972-1993" subseries of the "Subject" series. For all journal and newspaper articles referencing John G. Johnson or the Johnson Collection, see the "Clippings" subseries of the "Writings" series.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by title or type of publication, followed by sales records.

box folder

Book of Illustrations (1953). Copyright registration, 1953.

18 1

Book of Illustrations (1953). Estimates and production expenses, 1953.

18 2

Book of Illustrations (1953). Lists of institutions for circularizing (ie advertising) and flyer order forms, undated.

18 3

Book of Illustrations (1953). Proof, circa 1953.

18 4

Book of Illustrations (1953). Requests for premade plates (cuts). A-L, 1948.

18 5

Book of Illustrations (1953). Requests for premade plates (cuts). M-W, 1948.

18 6

Book of Illustrations (1953). Flyer and order form, 1953.

18 7
Catalogue of a Collection of Paintings v. 1-3 (1913-1914) Copper plates.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. Reviews of "Catalogue of a Collection of Paintings and Some Art Ojbects." Vols. 1-3. Photocopies and clipping.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Collection catalogue (1913/1914). 3 vols. List of recipients as gifts from J. G. Johnson.

33 1
Catalogue of the Johnson Collection (1941). Acknowlegdements, 1952-1953.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Collection catalogue (1941). List of recipients.

18 8
Catalogue of the Johnson Collection (1941). Attribution research (scholarly opinions), 1940-1941.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Works of art in Johnson Collection. Reattributions and other revisions. Annotated Catalogue of the Johnson Collection (1941).

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Works of art in Johnson Collection. Information found on verso during 1941 examination.

18 9

Catalogue of the Johnson Collection (1941). Copyright registration for this and various picture books, 1940-1942.

18 10

Catalogue of the Johnson Collection (1941). Paintings omitted from catalogue. Photographs. 1:3, undated.

18 11

Catalogue of the Johnson Collection (1941). Paintings omitted from catalogue. Photographs. 2:3, undated.

18 12

Catalogue of the Johnson Collection (1941). Paintings omitted from catalogue. Photographs. 3:3, undated.

18 13

Christmas cards. Production, 1944, 1947, 1951.

18 14

Christmas cards. Proofs, undated.

18 15

Christmas cards. Samples, mockups and loose tipins, undated.

18 16

Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Attribution research. Correspondence with Bosemann, E.H., 1967-1971.

19 1

Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Attribution research. Correspondence with Netherlands Institute for Art History, 1967-1969, undated.

19 2

Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Attribution research. Correspondence with Stange, Alfred, 1965-1968.

19 3

Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Attribution research. Correspondence with Wagner, Helga, 1968-1971.

19 4

Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Attribution research. Correspondence with Wethey, Harold E., 1970-1971.

19 5

Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Attribution research. Correspondence B-N, 1967-1972.

19 6

Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Attribution research. Correspondence R-W, 1967-1972, undated.

19 7

Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Copyright registration, 1972.

19 8

Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Expenses paid by First Pennsyvania Company, 1972.

19 9

Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Flyer and order form, 1966, 1972.

19 10

Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Four-color plates, circa 1972.

34 1

Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Printing cost estimates, 1971-1972.

19 11

Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Hardcover proof (unopened, bound), circa 1972.

19 12

Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Proofs of four-color plates. Incl. cover memo. Oversized. [1:2], 1972.

116 1

Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Proofs of four-color plates. Oversized. [2:2], 1972.

116 2

Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Production of four-color plates by Conzett and Huber, 1971-1972.

19 13

Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Requests for photographs. Incoming and outgoing, 1963-1968.

19 14

Italian Paintings (1966). Attribution research. Correspondence A-F, 1964-1967.

20 1

Italian Paintings (1966). Attribution research. Correspondence G-Z, 1964-1967.

20 2

Italian Paintings (1966). Attribution research. Correspondence with Pignatti, Terisio and draft entries, 1965-1966, undated.

20 3

Italian Paintings (1966). Catalogue exchanges, 1966-1968.

20 4

Italian Paintings (1966). Cover paste-ups, circa 1966.

20 5

Italian Paintings (1966). Expenses paid by First Pennsylvania Company, 1966.

20 5

Italian Paintings (1966). Grant application to the Ford Foundation. Denied, 1964-1965.

20 7

Italian Paintings (1966). Grant application to the Samuel Kress Foundation. Awarded, 1960, 1965-1966.

20 8

Italian Paintings (1966). Index, circa 1966.

20 9

Italian Paintings (1966). Printing cost estimates, 1964.

20 10

Italian Paintings (1966). Production of four color plates by Conzetti and Huber, Zurich, 1966.

20 11

Italian Paintings (1966). Proof pages (redlined), circa 1966.

20 12

Italian Paintings (1966). Requests and comments, 1966-1969.

20 13

Italian Paintings (1966). Requests for photographs. Outgoing, 1963-1966.

20 14

Italian Paintings (1966). Flyer and order form, 1966.

20 15

Italian Paintings (1966). Copyright of revised catlogue, 1966.

20 16

Postcards. Production, orders and bills, 1947-1958.

20 17

Sales. Catalogue of a Collection of Paintings (1913-1914). Orders, marketing and inventories, 1969-1972, undated.

21 1

Sales. Book of illustrations (1953). Mail orders, 1953-1955.

21 2

Sales. Book of illustrations (1953) and other publications. Orders. Sampling, 1953-1954, 1965.

21 3

Sales. Flemish and Dutch paintings. Orders. Samplings, 1973-1974, undated.

21 4

Sales. Italian Paintings. Orders. Sampling, 1966-1972.

21 5

Sales. Inventory of available publications, 1970, undated.

21 6

Sales. Museum shop receipts, 1944-1961.

21 7

Sales. Museum shop receipts, 1962-1963.

21 8

Sales. Museum shop receipts, 1964-1966.

21 9

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1933-1937.

22 1

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1938-1939.

22 2

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1940-1941.

22 3

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1942-1943.

22 4

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1944.

22 5

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1945.

22 6

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1946-1947.

22 7

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1948.

22 8

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1949-1950.

22 9

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1951.

22 10

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1952-1953.

22 11

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, January-June 1954.

23 1

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, July-December 1954.

23 2

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, January-June 1955.

23 3

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, July-December 1955.

23 4

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, January-June 1956.

23 5

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, July-December 1956.

23 6

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1957.

23 7

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1958.

23 8

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, January-June 1959.

24 1

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, July-December 1959.

24 2

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1960.

24 3

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1961.

24 4

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1962.

24 5

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1963.

24 6

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1964.

24 7

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1965.

24 8

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1966-1967.

24 9

Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1969-1972.

24 10

Sales. Tax vouchers, 1954-1961.

24 11

Unidentified publication. Proofs of Cat. 369. Oversized, undated.

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Writings, 1890-1995, 2007, undated. 1.25 linear feet.

Scope and Content Note

John G. Johnson and his collection of art are the topics featured in nearly all the writings that comprise this series. The published references consist of newspaper, journal and magazine articles, collectively offering more than a century's worth of publicity and scholarly criticism. Working files and lecture typescripts created by Marceau and contemporary colleagues are also included, along with writings in which the collection is not featured or of subjects totally unrelated.

Documentation of major catalogues devoted to the Johnson Collection and published before 1973 resides in "Series II. Publications."

Working files, lectures and other writings, 1926, 1941-1971, undated. 0.5 linear feet.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries documents the writings of Johnson Collection curatorial staff, as well as outside researchers who consulted the Johnson Collection and its staff for research purposes. As the subseries title indicates, not all the writings pertain to the Johnson Collection. Those that do are in draft stages only, or are lecture scripts and therefore are also unpublished. Of particular note is the typescript essay, presumably written by Henri Marceau, documenting the history of the Johnson Collection from its beginnings through 1955. Also noteworthy is the typescript and printed version of Marceau's article "William Penn's other statue," published posthumously by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania upon Barbara Sweeney's urging. There is also a significant amount of correspondence with the Centre national de recherches "Primitifs flamands" about primitive Flemish paintings in the Johnson Collection.

Later lectures and unpublished or unrelated writings are included in the "1973-1992" and "1993+" subseries of the "Subject" series. Folders are identified as "Writings." For material regarding the production and sales of Johnson Collection catalogs, see the "Publications" series.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by author.

box folder
"Primitifs Flamands". Correspondence and research material, 1951-1965, undated.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Centre National de Researches "Primitifs Flamands" (Belgium)
25 1
Kimball, Fiske and Venturi, Lionello. Great Paintings in America (1948). Correspondence re production of color plates, 1944-1947.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955
  • Venturi, Lionello, 1885-1961
25 2
Kimball, Fiske and Venturi, Lionello. Great Paintings in America (1948). Proof of Inv. 1321 and color prints of other Johnson Collection paintings. Oversized, 1948.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Kimball, Edwin Fiske
  • Venturi, Lionello, 1885-1961
116 4
Kup, Karl. Untitled essay, ts, signed and annotated, 1959.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Kup, Karl
25 3
Marceau, Henri. 1929 and 1946 articles re Corot. Photocopies, undated.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Marceau, Henri Gabriel, 1896-1969
25 4
Marceau, Henri. Lecture on Museology. Main Line School night course. Announcement, 1966.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Marceau, Henri Gabriel, 1896-1969
25 5
Marceau, Henri. Untitled essay regarding the history of the Johnson Collection, 1955.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Marceau, Henri, 1896-1969 [attr.]
25 6
Marceau, Henri. Untitled lecture delivered at the Art Alliance Forum, Ts, May 12, 1965.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Marceau, Henri Gabriel, 1896-1969
25 7
Marceau, Henri. "William Penn's Other Statue." Ts, printed version, research material, correspondence and photographs, 1967-1972, undated.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Marceau, Henri Gabriel, 1896-1969
25 8
Puyvelde, Leo van. "A Symbolic Picture by Ruben." Printed version, Ts., correspondence, 1951.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Puyvelde, Leo van, 1882
25 9
Schmarsow, August. "Masaccios Heilung des Mondsuechtigen Knaben in Philadelphia, USA." Ts, 1926.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Schmarsow, August, 1853-1936
25 10
Shoolman, Regina. "The Enjoyment of Art." Correspondence with publisher re half-tone cuts, 1941-1943.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Shoolman, Regina, 1909-
25 11
Vittorini, Domenico "Luigi Pirandello As I Saw Him." Printed version with note on front cover recto, Summer, 1954.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Vittorini, Domenico
25 12

Unidentified [Marceau?]. "What Price Art: A Few Notes on the Current Art Market." Drafts [slide lecture?] and photos, 1968.

25 13

Unidentified [Marceau?]. "What Price Art: A Few Notes on the Current Art Market." Notes and reference, 1967-1969, undated.

25 14
Later lectures and drafts.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Calderai, Fausto. Lecture to the America-Italy Society of Philadelphia. Correspondence and other papers.

Clippings, 1890-1995, 2007.

Scope and Content Note

"Clippings" consist of published references to John G. Johnson, his collection and the Museum's management of same. These references are primarily newspaper and journal articles. The date ranges reflect publication dates, whether or not documentation is an actual clipping or photocopy. Additional clippings of exhibition reviews and announcements are included in the "1974-1990" subseries of the "Exhibitions, loans and events" series. These are filed by corresponding exhibition or loan and identified in the appropriate folder title.

Arrangement

Chronological by pubication date.

box folder

John G. Johnson Collection. Photocopies, 1890, 1892.

25 15

Perkins, F. Mason. "Italian Paintings: the Property of Mr. John G. Johnson, of Philadelphia, Pa." Rassegna (1904). Ts, 1904.

25 16

Mather, Frank J. Jr. "Recent additions to the Collection of Mr. John G. Johnson, Philadelphia." Burlington Magazine 18 (August 1906): 351-63. Photocopy and typescript, 1906.

25 17

Grant, J. Kirby. "Mr. John G. Johnson's Collection of Pictures in Philadelphia." Parts I-IV. Connoisseur 21-22 (1908). Photocopies, 1908.

25 18

John G. Johnson Collection. Clipping and photocopies, 1909-1914.

25 19

John G. Johnson Collection. Article exceprts. Typescript, 1902-1911.

25 20
Reviews of "Catalogue of a Collection of Paintings and Some Art Ojbects." Vols. 1-3. Photocopies and clipping, 1913-1914.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / III. Publications / f. Catalogue of a Collection of Paintings v. 1-3 (1913-1914) Copper plates.

25 21

John G. Johnson's legal career, 1901, 1914, 1916.

25 22

John G. Johnson's death. Clippings and photocopies, April 1917.

25 23

Carson, Hampton L. "John G. Johnson, Esq." Annual Report of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (1917): 255-90. Photocopy and typescript, 1917.

25 24

John G. Johnson Collection. Clippings and photocopies, 1917-1920, undated.

25 25

Mather, Frank Jewett, Jr. "The John G. Johnson Collection." The American Magazine of Art 8 (July 1917): 340-44. Clipping (3 copies), 1917.

25 26

Brockwell, Maurice W. "The Johnson Collection in Philadelphia." Connoisseur 50 (March 1918): 143-53. Photocopy, 1918.

25 27

Morris, Harrison S. "The Art Collection of John G. Johnson." Scribners 68 (September 1920):379-84. Clipping (3 copies), 1920.

25 28

Bell, Hamilton. "Temporary Exhibition from the Johnson Collection." Pennsylvania Museum Bulletin 17 (1920): 4-10. Photocopy, 1920.

25 29

Bell, Hamilton. "Temporary Exhibition from the Johnson Collection." Pennsylvania Museum Bulletin (February 1921): 15-17. Photocopy, 1921.

25 30

John G. Johnson Collection. Clippings, 1922-1923.

25 31

Norris, George S. "The Johnson Art Collection: an Open Letter to the Mayor and City Council." Incl. cover letter to Violet Oakley. Booklet, April 1922.

25 32

Brinton, Christian. "The Johnson 'Modern Group.'" International Studio (October 1922):7-13. Photocopy, October 1922.

25 33

Eglington, Guy. "Early Italian Paintings: Their Relation to Modern Art." Arts and Decoration 20 (December 1923): 17-19. Clipping, 1923.

25 34

Salade, Robert F. "The Johnson Gallery, Philadelphia." American Magazine of Art 15 (May 1924): 239-40. Clipping (2 copies), 1924.

25 35
John G. Johnson Collection. Clippings, 1926-1928.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Biographical material. 1930 "Pictures and People" excerpt. Photocopy and correspondence.

25 36

1933 move of John G. Johnson Collection from Broad Street to PMA. Clippings, 1932-1933.

25 37

Reviews of 1933 installation of John G. Johnson Collection at PMA. Photocopies, 1933.

25 38
"Worcester-Philadelphia International Loan Exhibition of Flemish Painting." (February 23-March 12 and March 25-April 26, 1939. Photocopies. Incl. PRT Traveler brochure, 1939.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VI. Exhibitions, loans and events / A. 1927-1973 / f. Flemish Painting. Art News Annual publication.

25 39
Reviews of 1941 reinstallation of John G. Johnson Collection. Clippings and photocopies, 1941.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Scrapbook. 1941 reinstallation opening and conservation techniques. Newspaper clippings. Oversized.

25 40
Review of 1941 reinstallation. "Special issue: The John G. Johnson Collection." Art News 40 (November 1-14, 1941). Oversized, 1941.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 4. Disposition / f. New gallery and storage construction (1940-1941). Draft writings, notes and correspondence of Fiske Kimball.

116 5

John G. Johnson Fund. Clipping, 1944.

25 41

"Mystery in Famous Will." Philadelphia Inquirer. April 30, 1944. Oversized, 1944.

117 1

"The Chirstmas Spirit in Art." Colorama section of Philadelphia Inquirer. December 26, 1954. Oversized, 1954.

117 1
John G. Johnson's homestead in Germantown section of Philadelphia. Clipping, 1969.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Biographical material. 1926 press release re house model. Draft.

25 42

John G. Johnson Collection. Clipping (Sunday supplement), 1972.

25 43
John G. Johnson Collection. Photocopies. Incl. cover letters, 1972-1975.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 4. Disposition / f. Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Samuel T. Freeman & Co. Furntiure auctions (2). Correspondence, clippings and lists.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 4. Disposition / f. Additional gallery allocation and reinstallation (1965-1966). Correspondence and plubicity.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. History of Johnson Collection. Chronological documentation, 1917-1963. Photocopies of annual reports, art jury reports, correspondence and clippings.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VI. Exhibitions, loans and events / B. 1974-1990 / f. 1975 Loans. October 24-November 30.

25 44
Avery, Charles. "Gregorio Pagani (1558-1605): as a Wax-Modeller." Florence (Italy): Leo S. Olschki (1977), 1977.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Avery, Charles. Incl. third-party correspondence.

25 45
Young, Eric. "Spanish Painting in the John G. Johnson Collection, Philadelphia." Apollo 105 (January 1977), 1977.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Young, Eric.

25 46
Konefal, Irene. "Drawings by Miller and Lhermitte in the Johnson Collection." Bulletin (Philadephia Museum of Art) 75 (March 1979): 16-24, 1979.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VI. Exhibitions, loans and events / B. 1974-1990 / f. Works on Paper (Spring 1979). Label copy. Drafts.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Lhermitte, Léon-Augustin. Research complied by I. Konefal.

25 47
John G. Johnson Collection. Clipping and photocopies, 1984.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Biographical material. 1958-1985 articles and book excerpts. Photocopies.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VI. Exhibitions, loans and events / B. 1974-1990 / f. Fragments (March-June 1980). Press release and reviews. Clippings. Incl. correspondence.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VI. Exhibitions, loans and events / B. 1974-1990 / f. "The Unnatural History of Dragons" (December 1981-June 1982). Bulletin article. Drafts, notes and publications.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VI. Exhibitions, loans and events / B. 1974-1990 / f. "The Unnatural History of Dragons" (December 1981-June 1982). Reviews and other publications. Clippings.

25 48

John G. Johnson Collection. Clipping and photocopy, 1989.

25 49

Strehlke, Carl Brandon, "Bernhard and Mary Berenson, Herbert P. Horne and John G. Johnson." Prespettiva 2 (April 1989-October 1990): 427-38, 1990.

25 50
1993 reopening of PMA's Medieval and Early Renaissance galleries (Reinstallation, Phase I). Photocopies, October-December 1993.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 4. Disposition

25 51
1994 and 1995 reopenings of European Art [after 1500] galleries (Reinstallation, Phases II and III). Photocopies, 1994-1995.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 4. Disposition

25 52

St. John, Gerard. "John G. Johnson: Giant of the Philadelphia Bar." The Philadelphia Lawyer (Winter 2007): 43-48. Photocopy, 2007.

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Exhibitions, loans and events, 1927-1990, undated. 6.25 linear feet.

Scope and Content Note

The requests made by museums to borrow works of art from the Johnson Collection underscore its significance and a world-wide reputation developed in the course of seven decades. This series is comprised of records of exhibitions held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and of loans to numerous other museums and institutions across the country and abroad.

Documentation consists primarily of correspondence, photographs, draft writings, clippings, object lists and shipping forms. The subseries date spans, although slightly different than those used in the other series, still reflect the earlier curatorial tenure of Marceau and Sweeny, followed by that of Rishel and associates. This difference also reflects a distinct change of record creators, made obvious by the different manners of recordkeeping.

Access Restrictions

Valuation papers and condition reports within outgoing loan records are permanently restricted. Access to these files is at the discretion of the archivist.

1927-1973, 1927-1974, undated. 0.5 linear feet.

Scope and Content Note

Material relating to exhibitions organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art comprises most of the alphabetically-arranged folders. Within this subgroup, most of the files pertain to the Flemish Painting exhibition of 1939, organized by Henri Marceau in conjunction with Francis Henry Taylor of the Worcester Art Museum and with the assistance of Leo van Puyvelde, scholar of Flemish art. Correspondence and guest lists document the one special event included here, a dinner hosted by the Pennsylvania Company.

Twice as numerous are the loan files that follow, all of which were part of the 2012 accession. Arranged chronologically, this material makes evident a fairly constant demand for loans from museums around the world. As early as 1927, Johnson's paintings were traveling to exhibitions across the United States and Europe, including San Francisco's Golden Gate International Exposition and the New York World's Fair, both of which were held 1939-1940. All loan requests required the recommendation of the curator and Trustee, with final approval given by the Art Jury, a municipal agency charged in part with works of art acquired by the city. In 1951 the Art Jury was made a commission under the Department of Public Property and has since operated as the Art Commission.

Arrangement

Exhibition files are in alphabetical order by name of institution or name of exhibition. Loan files are chronologically arranged by year of loan.

box folder

69th Street Museum. Loan correspondence and checklists, 1931.

26 1

Art Association of Indianapolis. The John Herron Art Institute. Loans, 1934.

26 2

Art Institute of Chicago. Loans, 1934.

26 3

Detroit Institute of Art. Loans, 1934-1935.

26 4

Ehrich-Newhouse. Loans, 1934-1935.

26 5

Flanders in the 15th century. General correspondence, 1958-Aug, 1959.

26 6

Flanders in the 15th century. General correspondence, September-December 1959.

26 7

Flanders in the 15th century. General correspondence, 1960.

26 8

Flanders in the 15th century. Loan lists and related material. 1:2, 1959, undated.

26 9

Flanders in the 15th century. Loan lists and related material. 2:2, undated.

26 10
Flemish Painting. Art News Annual publication, 1939.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. "Worcester-Philadelphia International Loan Exhibition of Flemish Painting." (February 23-March 12 and March 25-April 26, 1939. Photocopies. Incl. PRT Traveler brochure.

26 11

Flemish Painting. Catalog correspondence, 1938-1939.

26 12

Flemish Painting. Checklists, undated.

26 13

Flemish Painting. Correspondence with Pennsylvania Company, 1938-1939.

26 14

Flemish Painting. Correspondence with Puyvelde, Leo van, 1882. Includes curriculum vitae, 1939.

26 15

Flemish Painting. General correspondence, 1938-1939.

26 16

Flemish Painting. Insurance, 1938-1939, undated.

26 17
Flemish Painting. Photos of works, undated.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Exhibitions. Flemish Paintings (1939). Photocopies of installation shots (Worcester Art Museum). Incl. correspondence.

26 18

Flemish Painting. Publicity, 1939.

26 19

Flemish Painting. Reproductions, 1939.

26 20

Flemish Painting. Sales, 1939.

26 21

Flemish Painting. Shipping correspondence, 1939.

26 22

Flemish Painting. Shipping lists, 1939, undated.

26 23
M. Knoedler Co. Loans, 1934.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • M. Knoedler & Co.
26 24

Memorial Hall. Loans. Checklists, 1930.

26 25

Pennsylvania Company. Dinner, 1970.

26 26

Philadelphia Museum of Art. Various exhibition checklists, undated.

26 27

San Francisco Palace of the Legion of Honor. Loans, 1938-1939.

26 28

Smith College Museum of Art. Loans, 1934.

26 29

Vienna Art Treasures, 1952.

26 30

1927 and 1929 loans, 1927, 1929.

64 1

1930 loan. Antwerp exhibition, 1930-1932.

64 2
1931 loan. Museum of French Art exhibition, 1931-1932.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

64 3
1931 loan. Burlington House. Italian exhibition, 1929-1931.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

64 4

1933 loans, 1933.

64 5
1935 loans. Boston-Knoedler, 1934-1935.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

64 6
1935 loans. St. Louis-Worcester, 1935-1936.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

64 7
1935 loans. Foreign, 1934-1937.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

64 8
1936 loans. Brooklyn-MoMA, 1935-1936.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

64 9
1936 loans. Newhouse-Whitney, and others, 1935-1937.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

64 10
1937 loans, 1936-1938.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

64 11
1938 loans. American-Dallas, 1937-1938.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

64 12
1938 loans. Knoedler-Whitney, 1937-1939.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

64 13
1939 loans, 1938-1939.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

64 14
1939-1940 loans. Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940, San Francisco, CA), 1938-1940, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

64 15
1939-1940 loans. New York World's Fair (1939-1940), 1939-1940.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

65 1
1940 loans. Boston-Durlacher, 1939-1940.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

65 2
1940 loans. Grand Rapids-Yale, 1939-1940.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

65 3

1941-1943 loans. "War Years." Requests denied, 1940-1943.

65 4
1944 loans, 1944.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

65 5
1945 loans. Boston (MFA)-Chicago (Arts Club), 1945.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

65 6
1945 loans. New London (Lyman Allyn)-Wildenstein, 1944-1945.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

65 7
1946 loans, 1945-1947.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

65 8
1947 loans. Belgium-New York, 1946-1947.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

65 9
1947 loans. Phillips-Wildenstein, 1946-1947.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

65 10
1948 loans. Basel-Fogg, 1947-1948.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

65 11
1948 loans. Metropolitan-Worcester, 1947-1949.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

65 12
1949 loans, 1948-1950.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

66 1
1950 loans. Corcoran-Suffolk, 1949-1950.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

66 2
1950 loans. Toledo-Wildenstein (for Public Ed. Assoc.), 1949-1950.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

66 3
1951 loans. Birmingham-Ottawa, 1951-1952.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

66 4
1951 loans. Syracuse-University, 1950-1952.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

66 5
1952 loans, 1951-1953.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

66 6
1953 loans, 1952-1953.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

66 7
1954 loans, 1954.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

66 8
1955 loans, 1954-1955.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

66 9
1956 loans. Bordeaux-Peale, 1955-1957.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

66 10
1956 loans. Phillips-Zurich, 1955-1957.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

66 11
1957 loans. American-Houston (MFA), 1956-1958.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

67 1
1957 loans. Milwaukee-Vicenza, 1957.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

67 2
1958 loans, 1957-1959.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

67 3
1959 loans, 1958-1960.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

67 4
1960 loans. American-London (Curtis Council of Great Britain), 1959-1960.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

67 5
1960 loans. Louvre-Temple (Emanu El), 1958-1960.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

67 6
1961 loans, 1960-1961.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

67 7
1962 loans, 1961-1962.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

67 8
1962 loans. Heritage de France exhibition. Toronto and Montreal, 1960-1962.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition report.

67 9
1963 loans, 1962-1963.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

67 10
1964 loans, 1963-1964.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

67 11
1965 loans. Allentown-Israel, 1964-1965.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

67 12
1965 loans. Ottawa-Wildenstein, 1964-1966.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

68 1
1966 loans, 1965-1967.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

68 2
1967 loans, 1966-1967.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

68 3
1967 loans. Bosch exhibition ('s Hertogenbosch, Netherlands), 1967-1968.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

68 4
1968 loans, 1967-1968.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

68 5
1969 loans, 1968-1969.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

68 6
1970 loans, 1968-1970.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

68 7
1971 loans, 1970-1971.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

68 8
1972 loans, 1971-1972.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

68 9
1973 loans, 1974-1974.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

68 10

1974-1990, 1973-1990, undated.

Scope and Content Note

The exhibitions documented in this subseries consist of those featuring works of art solely from the Johnson Collection as well as those drawing on objects from the Johnson and Museum collections. Folders are identified by exhibition title and arranged in chronological order of exhibition opening date. The first exhibition documented was held in the Spring of 1979 featuring sixteen works on paper. While the Johnson Collection was widely recognized for its numerous paintings, this exhibition brought attention to its important nineteenth-century drawings and watercolors. The artists best represented in the show were Edgar Degas and Léon-Augustin Lhermitte.

Listed after the exhibition files are those documenting outgoing loans from the Johnson Collection. Beginning with 1974 loans, folders are identified by year and exhibition dates. Files are arranged in chronological order by exhibition opening date. A photocopy of the original folder title, which identifies the work of art lent, the borrowing institution and exhibition dates is included with corresponding material. Because it is unclear whether the loans were realized, four 1987 loan requests were identified during processing as "Requests withdrawn?"

Maintained separately by curatorial staff, additional exhibition files are included in the "1973-1992" subseries of the "Subjects" series.

Arrangement

Exhibition files are in chronological order by opening date of exhibition. Loan files are chronologically arranged by year of loan.

box folder
Works on Paper (Spring 1979). Label copy. Drafts, undated.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. Konefal, Irene. "Drawings by Miller and Lhermitte in the Johnson Collection." Bulletin (Philadephia Museum of Art) 75 (March 1979): 16-24.

75 1

Works on Paper (Spring 1979). Research. Cat. 954, 963, 969-971, 989, 1034, 1061, undated.

75 2

Works on Paper (Spring 1979). Research. Cat. 1045, 1046 (Millet). Incl. correspondence, 1979, undated.

75 3

Works on Paper (Spring 1979). Research. Cat. 1079. Incl. correspondence and draft writings, 1979, undated.

75 4

Works on Paper (Spring 1979). Research. Miscellaneous. Incl. correspondence, 1978-1979, undated.

75 5

Works on Paper (Spring 1979). Research. Miscellaneous. Notebooks (2). [1:2], undated.

75 6

Works on Paper (Spring 1979). Research. Miscellaneous. Notebooks (2). [2:2], undated.

75 7

Works on Paper (Spring 1979). Work orders, 1978-1979.

75 8
"A Closer Look at Paintings from the Johnson Collection: Related Works and Reconstructions".
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VI. Exhibitions, loans and events / B. 1974-1990 / f. Fragments (March-June 1980). Administration. Memos.

box folder

Fragments (March-June 1980). Administration. Memos, 1977-1980.

75 9

Fragments (March-June 1980). Administration. Purchase requisitions, 1980.

75 10

Fragments (March-June 1980). Installation design. Floor plans and notes, undated.

75 11

Fragments (March-June 1980). Installation photographs. Incl. duplicate set, undated.

75 12

Fragments (March-June 1980). Label copy. Drafts. Incl. 1981 note, 1981, undated.

76 1

Fragments (March-June 1980). Photograph enlargements, correspondence and other papers. Incl. negatives, 1980, undated.

76 2

Fragments (March-June 1980). Photograph requests. Correspondence, 1973, 1977-1980.

76 3
Fragments (March-June 1980). Press release and reviews. Clippings. Incl. correspondence, 1980.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. John G. Johnson Collection. Clipping and photocopies.

76 4

Fragments (March-June 1980). Research. [1:2], undated.

76 5
Fragments (March-June 1980). Research. [2:2], undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains condition report.

76 6

Fragments (March-June 1980). Research. Correspondence, 1979-1980.

76 7

Fragments (March-June 1980). Research. Sculpture, undated.

76 8

Fragments (March-June 1980). Works not included. Notes and other papers, 1980, undated.

76 9

Dutch 17th century landscapes (October 1980-January 1981). Memos and other papers, 1980, undated.

76 10

"Venice and the grand tour" (April-October 1981). Administration. Memos and other papers, 1980-1981, undated.

76 11

"Venice and the grand tour" (April-October 1981). Installation photographs, 1981.

76 12

"Venice and the grand tour" (April-October 1981). Label copy. Drafts, 1981.

76 13

"Venice and the grand tour" (April-October 1981). Object lists, undated.

76 14

"Venice and the grand tour" (April-October 1981). Press release, reviews and other publicity. Clippings and ephemera, 1981.

76 15

"Venice and the grand tour" (April-October 1981). Research, undated.

77 1

"Venice and the grand tour" (April-October 1981). Research. Correspondence, 1980-1981.

77 2

"Venice and the grand tour" (April-October 1981). Research. Guardi, Francesco. "Regatta on the Grand Canal." Cat. 307, undated.

77 3

"The Unnatural History of Dragons" (December 1981-June 1982). Administration. Correspondence and notes. Incl. schedule of events, 1981-1982, undated.

77 4
"The Unnatural History of Dragons" (December 1981-June 1982). Bulletin article. Drafts, notes and publications, 1981, undated.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. John G. Johnson Collection. Clipping and photocopies.

77 5

"The Unnatural History of Dragons" (December 1981-June 1982). Installations photos, undated.

77 6

"The Unnatural History of Dragons" (December 1981-June 1982). Label copy. Drafts, undated.

77 7

"The Unnatural History of Dragons" (December 1981-June 1982). Research, 1981, undated.

77 8

"The Unnatural History of Dragons" (December 1981-June 1982). Research. Bordone, Paris. "St. Jerome in the Wilderness." Cat. 206, undated.

77 9

"The Unnatural History of Dragons" (December 1981-June 1982). Research. "Serpent problem." Incl. correspondence, 1982, undated.

77 10

"The Unnatural History of Dragons" (December 1981-June 1982). Responses. Correspondence, 1982.

77 11
"The Unnatural History of Dragons" (December 1981-June 1982). Reviews and other publications. Clippings, 1981-1982.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. John G. Johnson Collection. Clipping and photocopies.

77 12

"The Unnatural History of Dragons" (December 1981-June 1982). TV program. Correspondence, object photographs and other papers, 1982-1983.

77 13

"Ninetheenth Century French Drawings" (Aug-November 1982). Correspondence and other papers, 1982, undated.

78 1

"Ninetheenth Century French Drawings from the Collection" (Aug-November 1982). Label copy and other writings, undated.

78 2

"Ninetheenth Century French Drawings from the Collection" (Aug-November 1982). Reviews and other publicity. Clippings, 1982.

78 3

"Ninetheenth Century French Drawings from the Collection" (Aug-November 1982). Reviews and other publicity. Clippings, 1982.

78 3

"The John G. Johnson Collection: Painting from Siena" (December 1984-February 1985). Administrative. Correspondence and other papers. Incl. draft writings, 1983, undated.

78 4

"The John G. Johnson Collection: Painting from Siena" (December 1984-February 1985). Label copy. Drafts and proof, 1983.

78 5

"The John G. Johnson Collection: Painting from Siena" (December 1984-February 1985). Label photographs. Prints and negatives. Incl. schematic, undated.

78 6

"The John G. Johnson Collection: Painting from Siena" (December 1984-February 1985) Installation photographs. Color Slides, undated.

78 7

"The John G. Johnson Collection: Painting from Siena" (December 1984-February 1985) Press release, reviews and other publicity. Clippings and ephemera, 1983-1984.

78 8
"Masters of 17th Century Dutch Genre Painting"(March-May 1984). Administration. Correspondence and other papers. Incl. loan documents, 1984.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VI. Exhibitions, loans and events / B. 1974-1990 / f. Loans. Miscellaneous correspondence.

78 9
"Masters of 17th Century Dutch Genre Painting"(March-May 1984). Conservation. Incl. examination and treatment reports, 1983, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains condition reports.

78 10

"From the Collections: Paintings by John Constable" (August 1984-January 1985). Administration. Correspondence and other papers. Incl. checklists, 1984, undated.

78 11

"From the Collections: Paintings by John Constable" (August 1984-January 1985). Conservation. Work orders, 1984.

78 12

"From the Collections: Paintings by John Constable" (August 1984-January 1985). Label copy and other writings. Drafts and memos, 1984, undated.

78 13

"From the Collections: Paintings by John Constable" (August 1984 - January 1985). Reviews. Clipping, 1984.

78 14

"From the Collections: Spanish Gothic Painting" ( January-July 1985). Event memo, 1984.

78 15

"From the Collections: Spanish Gothic Painting" ( January-July 1985). Installation photograph, undated.

78 16

"From the Collections: Spanish Gothic Painting" ( January-July 1985). Label copy. Drafts and memos, 1984.

78 17

"From the Collections: Spanish Gothic Painting" ( January-July 1985). Object images. Photographs, reprints and photocopies, undated.

78 18

"From the Collections: Spanish Gothic Painting" ( January-July 1985). Object lists, 1984, undated.

78 19

"Italian Renaissance Potraits" (August-Oct 1985). Correspondence and other papers. Incl. object list, 1984-1986.

78 20

"Italian Renaissance Portraits" (August-October 1985). Installation photographs, undated.

78 21

"Italian Renaissance Portraits" (August-October 1985). Label copy. Draft, undated.

78 22

"Italian Renaissance Portraits" (August-October 1985). Reviews and other publicity. Clippings, 1985.

78 23

"European Sculpture and Decorative Art: Acquisitions by David DuBon, 1958-1985" (March-October 1987). Correspondence, 1986-1987.

78 24

"From the Collections: The Hague School" (December 1987-November 1988). Correspondence and other papers. Incl. press release, 1986-1987, undated.

79 1

"From the Collections: The Hague School" (December 1987-November 1988). Label copy. Drafts and proof, 1987, undated.

79 2

"From the Collections: The Hague School" (December 1987-November 1988). Label copy. Drafts, notes and object photographs, undated.

79 3

"From the Collections: The Hague School" (December 1987-November 1988). Object lists and other notes, undated.

79 4

"From the Collections: The Hague School" (December 1987-November 1988). Related objects at other museums. Correspondence and notes, 1908, undated.

79 5

"From the Collections: The Hague School" (December 1987-November 1988). Research, undated.

79 6

"John G. Johnson: Collector of Contemporary Art" (December 1988-March 1989). Correspondence and other papers, 1988, undated.

79 7

"John G. Johnson: Collector of Contemporary Art" (December 1988-March 1989). Installation photographs, undated.

79 8

"John G. Johnson: Collector of Contemporary Art" (December 1988-March 1989). Lable copy. Proof and photocopies of final, undated.

79 9

"John G. Johnson: Collector of Contemporary Art" (December 1988-March 1989). Lable copy. Incl. notes, undated.

79 10

"John G. Johnson : Collector of Contemporary Art" (December 1988-March 1989). Lecture given by L. Nichols, January 8 1989. Ts, 1989.

79 11

"John G. Johnson: Collector of Contemporary Art" (December 1988-March 1989). Research, undated.

79 12

"John G. Johnson: Collector of Contemporary Art" (December 1988-March 1989). Reviews and other publicity. Clippings, 1989.

79 13

"The Sadelers: Engravers from the Golden Age of Antwerp and Prague (April-July 1989). Correspondence [and label copy?]. Incl. proposal, 1988-1989.

79 14

"The Sadelers: Engravers from the Golden Age of Antwerp and Prague (April-July 1989). Review and other publicity. Incl. Bulletin, Spring 1989, 1989.

79 15

"From the Collections: Rubens and the Oil Sketch" (November 1989-February 1990). Correspondence , press release and review, 1989, undated.

79 16

"From the Collections: Rubens and the Oil Sketch" (November 1989-February 1990). Installation photographs. Incl. design notes and other papers, 1989, undated.

79 17

"From the Collections: Rubens and the Oil Sketch" (November 1989-February 1990). Label copy. Proof, undated.

79 18

"From the Collections: Rubens and the Oil Sketch" (November 1989-February 1990). Lecture given January 7, 1990. Drafts, undated.

79 19

"From the Collections: Rubens and the Oil Sketch" (November 1989-February 1990). Friends Tour lecture, given January 21, 1990. Notes and other papers, 1990, undated.

79 20

"From the Collections: Rubens and the Oil Sketch" (November 1989-February 1990). Loans (incoming). Correspondence and other papers, 1989-1990.

79 21

"From the Collections: Rubens and the Oil Sketch" (November 1989-February 1990). Object list and notes. Incl. memos and object photographs, 1989, undated.

79 22

"From the Collections: Rubens and the Oil Sketch" (November 1989-February 1990). Research notes. "Intro.", undated.

79 23
John G. Johnson (1841-1917): A Celebration of 150 Years (March 30-July 14, 1991).
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. 150th Birthday celebration (April 4, 1991) memo, photos, exhibition checklist and clippings.

box folder

Cancelled Exhibition. Landseer/Animal painting. Memo, photographs, research notes and label copy drafts, 1981, undated.

79 24

Cancelled Exhibitions. Correspondence and other papers, 1986-1987.

79 25

Proposed exhibition. Northern Renaissance Painting. 1988. Draft writing and notes, undated.

79 26

1974 Loans. March 29-June 30, 1973-1974, undated.

80 1
1974 Loans. September 18-November 10, 1974-1975, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

80 2

1974 Loans. Refused, 1974-1975, undated.

80 3
1975 Loans. April 19-June 29, 1975-1976.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

80 4
1975 Loans. May 7-June 28, 1975, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

80 5
1975 Loans. July 9-August 31. Later dates elsewhere, 1974-1976.
Access Restrictions

Contains condition report.

80 6
1975 Loans. October 24-November 30, 1973-1975, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. John G. Johnson Collection. Photocopies. Incl. cover letters.

80 7

1975 Loans. Refused, 1975-1976.

80 8

1976 Loans. February 18-April 25, 1975-1976, undated.

80 9
1976 Loans. September 29-November 30, 1976-1977, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition reoprts.

80 10

1976 Loans. October 14-Dec 15. Later dates elsewhere, 1976-1977, undated.

80 11
1976 Loans. November 26, 1976 -February 14, 1977, 1974-1977, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition reports.

80 12
1976 Loans. December 21, 1976-March 31, 1977. Later dates elsewhere, 1976-1977.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition reports

80 13
1976 Loans. December 3, 1976-Jan 16, 1977. Later dates elsewhere, 1976-1978, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition report.

80 14
1977 Loans. May 12-July 24, 1976-1977, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains condition reports.

80 15
1977 Loans. July 16-October 9, 1977, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition reports

80 16
1977 Loans. October 1-December 11, 1977, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition report.

80 17
1977 Loans. October 1, 1977-January 2, 1978, 1975-1977, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition report.

80 18
1977 Loans. December 4, 1977-January 8 1978, 1976-1978, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

81 1

1977 Loans. Refused, 1976-1978.

81 2

1978 Loans. January 28-March 26. Later dates elsewhere, 1976-1978, undated.

81 3
1978 Loans. March 19-May 7, 1977-1978, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition reports.

81 4
1978 Loans. May 17-July 30, 1976-1978.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

81 5

1978 Loans. August 27-December 8, 1975-1978.

81 6
1978 Loans. October 2-November 27. Later dates elsewhere, 1977, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

81 7

1978 Loans. Refused, 1978.

81 8
1979 Loans. January 26-Aug 30. Request withdrawn, 1978, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

81 9
1979 Loans. November 2, 1979-Jan 6, 1980, 1978-1979, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition reports.

81 10
1979 Loans. December 15, 1979-April 10, 1980, 1979-1980.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

81 11

1979 Loans. Unrealized?, 1979-1979.

81 12
1979 Loans. Refused, 1978-1979.
Access Restrictions

Contains condition report.

81 13

Loans. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1979.

81 14
1980 Loans. May 28-September 1, 1978-1980, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

81 15
1980 Loans. September 28-December 28, 1979-1980, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains condition report.

81 16
1980 Loans, October 30, 1980-January 11, 1981, 1979-1981, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition report.

81 17
1980 Loans. Nov 2, 1980-January 4, 1981. Later dates elsewhere, 1979-1981, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition reports.

81 18
1980 Loans. November 11, 1980-June 4, 1982, 1978-1982, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition reports.

81 19
1980 Loans. Refused, 1977-1981.
Access Restrictions

Contains condition reports.

81 20

Loans. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1980.

81 21
1981 Loans. November 1, 1981-March 15, 1982, 1981-1982, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition reports.

81 22
1981 Loans. Refused, 1980-1981.
Access Restrictions

Contains condition reports.

82 1

Loans. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1981.

82 2
1982 Loans. February 24-April 4, 1981-1982, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition reports.

82 3
1982 Loans. April 13-June 13, 1981-1982, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition reports.

82 4

1982 Loans. May 29-August 4. Later dates elsewhere, 1982.

82 5
1982 Loans. August 27-October 17. Later dates elsewhere, 1981-1983, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition reports.

82 6
1982 Loans. November 9, 1982-February 7, 1983, 1981-1983, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition reports.

82 7

1982 Loans. Orphans' Court petitions, correspondence and legal documents, 1981-1982.

82 8
1982 Loans. Refused, 1981-1982.
Access Restrictions

Contains condition report.

82 9

Loans. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1982, undated.

82 10
1983 Loans. January 20-March 31. Later dates elsewhere, 1981-1983, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

82 11
1983 Loans. February 19-April 17, 1982-1983, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

82 12
1983 Loans. April 13-September 5, 1974-1990, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and conditions reports.

82 13
1983 Loans. April 15-August 1. Later dates elsewhere, 1981-1984, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition reports.

82 14
1983 Loans. September [no date span, unrealized], 1980-1981, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains condition report.

82 15
1983 Loans. October 14, 1983-January 16, 1984, 1982-1983.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition reports.

82 16
1983 Loans. October 27, 1983-January 29, 1984, 1982-1984, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition reports.

82 17
1983 Loans. November 25, 1983-March 11, 1984, 1983-1984, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition reports

82 18

1983 Loans. Refused, 1983.

82 19

Loans. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1983.

82 20
1984 Loans. March 2-April 29, 1983-1984, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition reports.

82 21
1984 Loans. April 24-May 24, 1979-1984, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition reports.

83 1
1984 Loans. May 15-August 28 [unrelaized?], 1983-1984.
Access Restrictions

Contains condition reports.

83 2

1984 Loans. Refused, 1984.

83 3
Loans. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1984.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VI. Exhibitions, loans and events / B. 1974-1990 / f. "Masters of 17th Century Dutch Genre Painting"(March-May 1984). Administration. Correspondence and other papers. Incl. loan documents.

83 4
1985 Loans. November 14, 1985-February 23, 1986. Later dates elsewhere, 1983-1986, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition reports.

83 5

Loans. Miscellaneous correspondence and other papers, 1985.

83 6
1986 Loans. January 16-April 6. Later dates elsewhere, 1984-1986.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition reoprts.

83 7
1986 Loans. March-September Conservation consultation, 1986.
Access Restrictions

Contains condition reports.

83 8

1986 Loans. March 25-May 15, 1985-1986.

83 9
1986 Loans. May 1-June 30, 1986, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition reports.

83 10
1986 Loans. October 1, 1986-January 4, 1987, 1984-1986.
Access Restrictions

Contains condition reports.

83 11
1986 Loans. October 20, 1986-January 11, 1987, 1985-1986.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition reports.

83 12
1986 Loans. October 31-December 29. Later dates elsewhere, 1986, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations and condition reports.

83 13
1986 Loans. December 20, 1986-May 4, 1987, 1985-1987, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains condition reports.

83 14
1986 Loans. Refused. Incl. cancellation, 1984-1986.
Access Restrictions

Contains condition reports.

83 15
Loans. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1986.
Access Restrictions

Contains valuations.

83 16
1987 Loans. March 28-June 14, 1985-1987, undated.
Access Restrictions

Contains condition reports.

83 17
1987 Loans. Refused, 1986.
Access Restrictions

Contains condition reports.

83 18

1987 Loans. [Requests withdrawn], 1986-1987, undated.

83 19

Loans. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1987.

83 20

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Operations and facilities, 1920-1990, undated. 8.25 linear feet.

Scope and Content Note

This series primarily documents the steps taken by the Philadelphia Museum of Art to care for the Johnson Collection, make it more accessible to the public and provide proper housing for its display and storage. By extension, the series documents how such steps were done in concert with the City, to whom Johnson bequeathed his art collection, and the bank that Johnson designated as the Trustee of his residuary estate--and with the required approval of Philadelphia Orphans' Court.

Originally processed in 2004, the first four subseries consist of invoices and other papers concerning construction and renovation of the galleries, storage and office spaces, correspondence and various forms regarding the guards employed specifically for the guardianship of the Johnson Collection, and statistics related to gallery traffic. Inventories, legal documents, correspondence, notes and auction catalogs are the primary documentation of the final subseries, "Collection Management." There is minimal documentation of maintenance of the Johnson Collection's previous home, 510 S. Broad Street.

Climate control and other systems, 1956-1973, undated.

Scope and Content Note

In June of 1962, Henri Marceau approached George L. Stout, Director of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, with his concerns about the humidity levels in the Johnson galleries and its adverse effect on the condition of the collection. Stout, who had recently updated the climate control system at his museum, agreed to survey the galleries. His subsequent risk assessment, submitted to the Pennsylvania Company in August of that year, helped to direct the overhaul of the humidification system in the galleries.

This subseries also includes correspondence and specifications from Robert J. Sigel, Inc., consulting engineers for the climate control project, and various material about lighting and security systems.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject.

box folder

Humidification, 1962, undated.

27 1

Humidification, 1963-1965.

27 2

Humidification, 1966-1972.

27 3
Humidification readings, 1956, 1965, 1971-1973.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Humidification readings. Forms and notes.

27 4

Humidification specifications. 1:2, 1965.

27 5

Humidification specifications. 2:2. Oversize, 1965.

1005 8

Humidification vendor catalogues, undated.

27 6

Security systems, 1959-1962.

27 8

Stout, George L. Correspondence. Includes risk assesment and recommendations for Johnson galleries, 1962.

27 9

Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.). Recommendations re humidification of Johnson Galleries, 1962.

27 10

Lighting, 1941-1942.

27 7

Gallery construction and renovation, 1932-1969, undated.

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of this subseries consists of material regarding the preparation of the galleries at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for the arrival of the Johnson Collection in 1933. The remainder of material pertains to various subsequent refurbishing and upkeep projects within the Museum's galleries, and restoration work at 510 S. Broad Street, the original home of the Johnson Collection. This subseries is comprised of correspondence, expenses lists, bills and receipts.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject.

box folder

Benches in Johnson galleries, 1941.

27 11

Construction of Johnson galleries at PMA. Correspondence, bills and reciepts, 1932-July, 1933.

27 12

Construction of Johnson galleries at PMA. Correspondence, bills and reciepts, August 1933-1934.

27 13

Construction of Johnson galleries at PMA. Expense lists, circa 1932-1934.

27 14

Lexol leather conditioner, 1943.

27 15

"Preliminary outline and specification for architectural additions and revisions to the John G. Johnson collection in the PMA....", undated.

27 16

Request list and invoices for supplies, 1969, undated.

27 17

Restoration of party wall at 510 S. Broad St., 1934-1936.

27 18

Gallery statistics and reports, 1923-1965.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains monthly attendance reports for the Johnson galleries. Attendance is accounted for each day from 1945 to 1965. In addition, this subseries contains comparative summaries of income and operation costs presumably tallied in 1955. For similar reports created later, see the "1973-1992" subseries of the "Subjects" series for files entitled "Gallery Check daily reports"

Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject.

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Attendance reports, 1923-1933.

28 1

Attendance reports, 1933-1935.

28 2

Attendance reports, 1936-1938.

28 3

Attendance reports, 1939-1941.

28 4

Attendance reports, 1942-1944.

28 5

Attendance reports, 1945-1950.

28 6

Attendance reports, 1951-1956.

28 7

Attendance reports, 1957-1964, July, 1965.

28 8

Study of operation costs. 1955 vs. 1931-32, 1955.

28 9

Summary of income, 1955.

28 10

Guards, 1949-1971, undated.

Scope and Content Note

The Pennsylvania Company provided seven guards to the Johnson Collection, who wore blue uniforms rather than the gray of the Museum-employed guards. This subseries consists of 1949-1971 personnel files for the guards, private watchman certificates and special schedules, and information regarding minimum wage. Later dated "Guards" files are included in the "1973-1992" subseries of the "Subject" series.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject.

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Personnel files: A-L, 1949-1971, undated.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction.

28 11
Personnel files: M-T, 1952-1969.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction.

28 12
Personnel. Miscellaneous papers, 1965, undated.
Access Restrictions

Permament restriction.

28 13

Private watchman certificates and renewal requests. Includes notes, 1959-1967, undated.

28 14

Roster and rules, 1965-1968, undated.

28 15

Salaries. General correspondence, 1942-1966.

28 16

Salaries. General correspondence, 1967-1972, undated.

28 17

Salaries. Substitute guards. Correspondence, 1964-1966.

28 18

Schedules. Vacation and van Gogh exhibition, 1967-1972.

28 19

Schedules. Wednesday nights. Correspondence, 1967-1970.

28 20

Uniforms and shirts, 1963-1970.

28 21

Collection management, 1920-1990, undated.

Scope and Content Note

A significant amount of the 2012 accrued material necessitated the creation of this subseries (and the elimination of the "Storage and Installation" subseries assigned in the 2004 processing). The additional material allows for a more expansive understanding of the issues involved in managing the Johnson Collection. These issues are broadly identified by sub-subseries; namely, inventories (both Court-mandated and internal), legal proceedings and disposition. The latter documents collection relocation, installation and storage, as well as deaccessions. Files of more general collection management issues, which were processed in 2004 comprise the "Miscellany" sub-subseries.

Miscellany, 1920-[1958], undated.

Scope and Content Note

Of note in this subseries are the few files regarding disaster plans as well as a 1920 report prepared by a five-member committee appointed by Philadelphia's Mayor J. Hampton Moore. With most of the works of art in storage and requiring insurance, done at a cost to the City, the Mayor directed the committee to make recommendations regarding the storage, restoration and exhibition of the Johnson Collection. Addressing a number of issues, the commission was of the opinion that "a gallery in the new Art Museum would be a proper place of the exhibition of the pictures. The museum referred to was the building then under construction at the top of the Parkway--the future home of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject.

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Air raid and other disaster plans. Lists of objects recommended for special storage and evacuation, undated.

29 1

Air raid and other disaster plans. Memos re procedures, 1941-1942, undated.

29 2

Air raid and other disaster plans. Publications. Incl. Ts, 1939-1942, undated.

29 3

Curator's reports. Incl. estimated budgets, 1928-1932.

29 4

Frame for van Eyck painting, 1931.

29 5

Packing list [of furniture?]. By container number and 1917-1918 inventory numbers, undated.

29 6

Relocation of Johnson Collection storage. Checklists, 1953-1958, undated.

29 7
Report of the Committee appointed by Hon. J. Hampton Moore, mayor. [3 copies], 1920.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 3. Legal proceedings

29 8

Rugs, draperies and upholstered furniture stored at warehouse. Correspondence and packing record, 1920-1931.

29 9

Vinylite labels, 1941, 1944, 1950.

29 10

Unidentifed notes, undated.

29 11

Inventories, circa 1925-1985.

Scope and Content Note

Johnson's art library consisted of more than 2,500 books, periodicals, and auction catalogs (referred to as "sales" in these inventories). The library came to the Museum at the same time the art collection was transferred. It originally was housed in the curatorial offices, and only came to the Museum Library in the early 1990s. Library inventories are recorded on index cards. All but one include publications issued after 1917 and therefore reflect purchases made by the Johnson Collection curatorial staff. The exception is the "Books" inventory filed by the numbers assigned in the 1917 inventory and appraisal. "Books" also include exhibition catalogues and journal volumes. "Sales catalogs" is the term used by the curatorial staff for auction catalogs. The alphabetical inventory is filed by collector name with auction information noted in the upper right corner of each card.

Object inventories include documentation of two examinations that were conducted in 1955 and 1968 in compliance with orders of the city's Orphans' Court. The purpose of these examinations was to ascertain whether the works of art listed in the 1917 inventory and appraisment were "in fact in existence and presently located in the Philadelphia Museum of Art." For the 1955 inventory, each of the six examiners documented here had their own copies of the full inventory to mark up and sign. These inventories, as well as signed certifications, are included below. While there are only two unsigned copies of the 1968 examination in these files, the related certification is signed by all six examiners.

Based on the notation of object condition in the reports generated in the 1976 inspection and the type of documentation used in the 1979 inspection, both apparently were conducted by conservation staff.

Arrangement

Library inventories precede object inventories. Files in each subgroup are in chronological order.

See Also:

John G. Johnson Papers / III. Estate / f. Annotated inventory and appraisal (1917), addenda and supplementary addenda (1918). Copy of City of Philadelphia. Annotations by B. Sweeny (1971) and objects for family (undated).

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Library. Books. By 1917 inventory numbers. "Rare...last checked 1944." Index cards, circa 1925-1944.

95 1

Library. Books. A-N. Published 1773-1950; bulk 1850-1915. Index cards, circa 1925-1950.

95 2

Library. Books. O-Z. Published 1773-1915; bulk 1850-1915. Index cards, circa 1925-1950.

96 1
Library. Books. A-Z. Incl. 1950s-1970s publications. Card catalog, undated.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 2. Inventories / f. Library. Sales catalogs. A-F. circa 1741-1930 auctions. Index cards.

97 1

Library. Books. As checked in 1946 and 1951. Incl. list of books not located, w/1964 annotations. Lists, undated.

29 12

Library. Journals. "Art Journal." Numbers owned by Johnson, 1849-1889. List, undated.

29 13

Library. Journals. "Burlington Magazine." Numbers owned by Johnson, 1903-1915. List, undated.

29 14

Library. Journals. "Connoisseur." Numbers owned by Johnson, 1901-1916. List, undated.

29 15
Library. Sales catalogs. A-F. circa 1741-1930 auctions. Index cards, undated.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 2. Inventories / f. Library. Books. A-Z. Incl. 1950s-1970s publications. Card catalog.

96 2

Library. Sales catalogs. G-R. circa 1741-1930 auctions. Index cards, undated.

98 1

Library. Sales catalogs. S-Z. circa 1741-1930 auctions. Index cards, undated.

99 1

Library. Sales catalogs. 1741-1879. By auction year. Incl. curator note. Index cards, undated.

99 2

Library. Sales catalogs. 1880-1930. By auction year. Index cards, undated.

100 1

Objects. In order of 1913-1914 catalogues. Incl. list of objects not included. Lists (6), undated.

101 1

Objects. On exhibition at PMA, 1933-1937, undated.

101 2
Objects. On exhibition at PMA. Incl. 1934 correspondence. Lists w/valuations, 1931, 1934, 1937.
Access Restrictions

Includes object valuation. Access at discretion of archivist.

101 3

Objects. "Every picture in the...collection." Examination conducted May 24-26, 1955. Signed by Evans, Lewis M, 1955.

101 4

Objects. "Every picture in the...collection." Examination conducted May 24-26, 1955. Signed by Marceau, Henri, 1955.

101 5

Objects. "Every picture in the...collection." Examination conducted May 24-26, 1955. Signed by Rosen, David. Photocopy, undated.

101 6
Objects. "Every picture in the...collection." Examination conducted May 24-26, 1955. Signed by Stout, George. Incl. 1968 annotations, 1955, 1968.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 2. Inventories / f. Objects. "Paintings and some sculpture." In galleries, office and storage. Dated July 23, 1968.

101 7

Objects. "Every picture in the...collection." Examination conducted May 24-26, 1955. Signed by Sweeny, Barbara, 1955.

101 8

Objects. "Every picture in the...collection." Examination conducted May 24-26, 1955. Signed by Voetsch, William, 1955.

101 9

Objects. "Every picture in the...collection." Examination conducted May 24-26, 1955. Unsigned, 1955.

101 10

Objects. Examiner certification (8). Multiple signatures, 1955.

101 11

Objects. "Picture count." Lists and cover letter, 1957?, 1962, undated.

102 1

Objects. Italian paintings. In order of storage location. Lists, 1962.

102 2
Objects. "Paintings and some sculpture." In galleries, office and storage. Dated July 23, 1968, 1968.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 2. Inventories / f. Objects. "Every picture in the...collection." Examination conducted May 24-26, 1955. Signed by Stout, George. Incl. 1968 annotations.

102 3

Objects. "Paintings and some sculpture." In galleries, office and storage. Dated July 23, 1968. Incl. November 1968 annotations, 1968.

102 4

Objects. Examiner certification (2). Multiple signatures. Incl. cover letter, 1968.

102 5

Objects. Paintings in storage. In order of school. Incl. 19th century and "red tags", after 1972.

103 1

Objects. Paintings "boxed in office.", after 1972.

103 2

Objects. Sculpture [in storage?], after 1972.

103 3

Objects. In order of gallery numbers. Lists, 1974.

102 6

Objects. In order of gallery and other locations, incl. Rodin Museum. Lists, annotated, 1974-1975.

102 7

Objects. Inspection 1976. Incl. condition and other comments. Paintings. Bins 9-29, 1976.

102 8

Objects. Inspection 1976. Incl. condition and other comments. Paintings. Bins 31-72, 1976.

102 9

Objects. Inspection 1976. Incl. condition and other comments. Paintings. Bins 73-85, 1976.

104 1

Objects. Inspection 1976. Incl. condition and other comments. Paintings. Bins 86-98, 1976.

104 2

Objects. Inspection 1976. Incl. condition and other comments. Paintings. Other locations, 1976.

104 3

Objects. Inspection 1976. Incl. condition and other comments. Works on paper, sculpture and furniture. Various locations, 1976.

104 4

Objects. Inspection 1976. Incl. condition and other comments. Various objects "in temporary locations." Incl. 1977 annotations, 1976-1977.

104 5

Objects. "Inspection 1976?" Incl. condition and other comments. Various objects in various bins. Incl. 1977 annotations, 1976-1977.

104 6

Objects. Inspection 1979. Paintings. Photocopies of object cards and treatment reports, 1979.

104 7

Objects. In order of 1917 inventory numbers. Incl. 1917 valuations and later examination remarks. Index cards "replaced b/w 1932 and 1977.", before 1978.

105 1

Objects. In order of 1917 inventory numbers. Incl. 1917 valuations and later examination remarks. Index cards "replaced 1977.", before 1978.

105 2

Objects. In alphabetical order of attribution, circa 1985.

105 3

Legal proceedings, 1954-1990, undated.

Scope and Content Note

This sub-subseries primarily consists of legal documents and related correspondence that track the legal arguments and judicial rulings in the location, care and exhibition of the John G. Johnson Collection--from the time of its bequest to the City in 1919 to the early 1980s.

Identified by a term used in legal practice, the "Bibles" beginning this sub-subseries are four binders of documents, most of which were filed with the Orphans' Court of Philadelphia on behalf of the City, Trustee or Museum. The volumes were prepared for the Museum by the law offices of Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel. At that time, the Museum's attorney, John J. Lombard, Jr., was a partner at the firm. The documentation begins with copies of Johnson's will and of the 1917 agreement between the Trustee of the estate (Pennsylvania Bank) and the city. Documents that follow include petitions seeking court approval for various actions of collection disposition, decrees and orders reflecting the presiding judge's decision of said petitions, financial accounting of estate holdings provided by the Trustee, testimonial notes, and expert reports.

Another significant set of files are those compiled by R. Sturgis Ingersoll (1891-1973), a distinguished Philadelphia attorney who had a near forty-year association with the Museum. The files were transferred from the law offices of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll to the Johnson curatorial staff in 1990. The years in which Ingersoll maintained these files roughly correspond with his tenure as the Museum's president--1948-1964. It is therefore possible that these files represent his role as Museum officer rather than legal counsel. Exclusive to this set of files are transcripts from meetings before a court master that took place between 1919 and 1921. These meetings were called to hear testimony supporting the sale of Johnson's residence. The resulting 1921 Master's Report is also included here. Among the Master's conclusions was his finding the City and Trustee justified in moving the art collection from Johnson's by-then ill-suited residence to storage for safe keeping. He also recommended that the court approve the sale of the 510 S. Broad Street property and use the proceeds toward the erection of a new museum in Fairmount Park that would have a wing in which to exhibit Johnson's collection. Also in regard to a new museum are photographs of building models designed circa 1914 by Borie, Trumbauer and Zantzinger, the architectural firm that did win the museum contract. These photographs, which appear to show five different designs, are very significant. According to David Brownlee's 1989 study, the models are believed lost.

The last set of files consist of correspondence with the Museum's legal counsel and that of the Trustee. During the years documented here, John Lombard represented the Museum while associated with the Obermayer law firm and later at the firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

Arrangement

Files within each subject subgroup are in chronological order.

See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 1. Miscellany / f. Report of the Committee appointed by Hon. J. Hampton Moore, mayor. [3 copies]

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"Bible of important documents..." Vol. I, 1918-1955, undated.

106 1

"Bible of important documents..." Vol. II, 1956-1975, undated.

106 2

"Bible of important documents..." Vol. III, 1979-January 1983, undated.

106 3

"Bible of important documents..." Vol. IV, March-October 1983, undated.

107 1

Orphans' Court documents. Third account of [Trustee]. Duplicate of Bible tab no. 18. Incl. cover letter, 1968, 1970.

107 2

Orphans' Court documents. Report of Amicus Curiae. Incomplete duplicate of Bible tab no. 19. Incl. draft, after February 1969.

107 3

Orphans' Court documents. Adjudication. Duplicate of Bible tab no. 20. Incl. cover letter, September-October 1970.

107 4

Orphans' Court documents. Petition for leave to sell...Incl. cover letters, October 1970.

107 5

Orphans' Court documents. Fourth account of [Trustee]. Duplicate of Bible tab no. 25, 1979.

107 6

Other documents. Notice of public hearing w/copy of Bill No. 694, 1954.

107 7
Other documents. Lease agreements 1970-1985 and related court documents.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Lease agreement. 1970. Unsigned photocopy.

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Ingersoll files. Cover letter re file transfer, 1990.

107 8
Ingersoll files. Correspondence, 1954, 1957-1959.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / A. 1926-1972 / 1. General / f. Ingersoll-Iveagh.

107 9

Ingersoll files. Correspondence (2) to Turner, Evan H. Incl. documents re Ingersoll testimony at April 10, 1957 hearing, 1964.

107 10

Ingersoll files. Correspondence re Sidney Frick gift of Johnson portrait to PMA, 1971.

107 11
Ingersoll files. "Lost" models (5 designs?) of PMA. Designed by Borie, Trumbauer and Zantzinger, c, 1911-1914. Photographs, undated.
See Also:

Special Format Records. Photographs / I. Building / A. Design / 3. Models

107 12

Ingersoll files. Orphans Court documents. Transcript of Master's meeting, June 18, 1919, 1919.

107 13

Ingersoll files. Orphans' Court documents. Transcript of Master's meeting, December 13, 1920, 1920.

107 14

Ingersoll files. Orphans' Court documents. Transcript of Master's meeting, December 20, 1920, 1920.

107 15

Ingersoll files. Orphans' Court documents. Transcript of Master's meeting, January 10, 1921, 1921.

108 1

Ingersoll files. Orphans' Court documents. Master's Report re Sur Petition by City for Leave to Sell...", 1921.

108 2

Ingersoll files. Orphans' Court documents. Petition for...Exhibition at [PMA], 1954.

108 3

Ingersoll files. Orphans' Court documents. Memorandum for the Auditing Judge, after 1954.

108 4

Ingersoll files. Orphans' Court documents. Brief on Behalf of First Pennsylvania.., after January 1957.

108 5

Ingersoll files. Orphans' Court documents. Confirmation of Account.., December 7, 1958.

108 6

Ingersoll files. Memorandum [to file], 1957.

108 7

Ingersoll files. Other documents, 1957, 1958, [1968], undated.

108 8
Museum counsel. Lombard, John Jr., and others. Incl. internal correspondence, January-February 1983.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Lease agreement. 1983. Correspondence and lease drafts.

108 9

Museum counsel. Lombard, John Jr. Correspondence, March-October 1983.

108 10
Museum counsel. Lombard, John Jr. Correspondence, 1989-1990.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Lease agreement. 1989. Correspondence and lease drafts.

108 11
Trustee counsel. Saul, Ewing, Remick Saul. Correspondence. Incl. Wm. Wells obituary, 1972-1976.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Trustee counsel. Notes re 1921-1932 files of Saul, Ewing, Remick and Saul. Incl. 1975 file note.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Legal counsel for Trustee of the Johnson estate. Saul, Ewing, Remick and Saul correspondence.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 4. Disposition / f. Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Correspondence. Wells, William H. S. Incl. other papers.

108 12
Trustee counsel. Saul, Ewing, Remick Saul. Correspondence, 1982, 1990.
Access Restrictions

Restricted in part, contains valuations.

108 13

Trustee counsel. Saul, Ewing, Remick Saul. Other documents.

108 14
Other correspondence or legal documents.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Klein, Charles.

Disposition, 1930-1977, undated.

Scope and Content Note

This sub-subseries documents in chronological order decisions in the disposition of the Johnson Collection, most of which pertain to its display. First and foremost is the 1933 relocation of the entire collection from Johnson's 510 S. Broad Street residence to the Museum and the Museum's construction of gallery, storage and office spaces to accommodate the transfer. (In 1949 Henri Marceau drafted an argument for not transferring the collection back to Johnson's mansion. His explanatory letter and report are also included here in a separate folder.) The documentation that follows the 1933 relocation pertains, for the most part, to additional gallery construction as well as the installation and reinstallation of objects in the galleries and study space that the Museum directors and Johnson Collection curators initiated through 1976.

A significant number of files, however, pertain to a very different type of disposition that took place from 1970 to 1972; namely, the auctioning off of objects that were never displayed, but rather kept in storage areas. As set out in the Report of Amicus Curiae that was filed with the Orphans' Court in 1969, the furniture and "bric a brac" kept in storage had no artistic value, and Johnson's will gave no legal prohibition to sell. With the Court's approval the following year, some of Johnson's furniture, rugs, sculpture and other miscellaneous items were sold at auctions conducted in Philadelphia at Samuel T. Freeman & Co. and in New York at Parke-Bernet Galleries. Most of the documentation consists of Barbara Sweeny's itemized lists and annotated auction catalogs. Among the several correspondence files are those with John W. Thorn, Trustee representative, and William Wells, attorney for the Trustee. Copies of the 1969 appraisal conducted at the request of the Amicus are also included. The Amicus report and other related legal documents are part of the preceding sub-subseries, "Legal Proceedings."

Currently, the only available documentation of the major 1993 reinstallation of the Johnson Collection is included in the "Clippings" subseries of this collection and in the Anne d'Harnoncourt Records, referenced below.

Arrangement

Chronological.

See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. History of Johnson Collection. Draft writing.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. 1993 reopening of PMA's Medieval and Early Renaissance galleries (Reinstallation, Phase I). Photocopies.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. 1994 and 1995 reopenings of European Art [after 1500] galleries (Reinstallation, Phases II and III). Photocopies.

Anne d'Harnoncourt Records / III. Long-term records / E. Reinstallation project

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Relocation (1933). Correspondence (2) w/Fiske Kimball re gallery storage and office construction at PMA, 1933.

109 1

Relocation (1933). Parking/shipping lists, 1930-1933, undated.

109 2

Relocation (1933). Press release, undated.

109 3

Installation (1934-1937). Memos, 1934-1937.

109 4
New gallery and storage construction (1940-1941). Draft writings, notes and correspondence of Fiske Kimball, 1940-1942, undated.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Scrapbook. 1941 reinstallation opening and conservation techniques. Press release, poster and collection catalogue (in part). Oversized.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. Review of 1941 reinstallation. "Special issue: The John G. Johnson Collection." Art News 40 (November 1-14, 1941). Oversized.

109 5
New gallery and storage construction (1940-1941). Installation views (9). Negatives, 1941.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Installations. Views of Johnson galleries, circa 1941. Photographs [1:2].

109 6

New gallery and storage construction (1940-1941). Lease agreement. Correspondence, draft writings and notes, 1940, undated.

109 7

New gallery and storage construction (1940-1941). Memo and list re painting storage, 1940, undated.

109 8

New gallery and storage construction (1940-1941). Object images (30). [1:2], 1941.

109 9

New gallery and storage construction (1940-1941). Object images (30). [2:2], 1941.

109 10

Recommendation (1949) not to return collection residence. Correspondence and [draft?] report, 1949.

109 11
Additional gallery allocation and reinstallation (1965-1966). Correspondence and plubicity, 1965-1966.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. John G. Johnson Collection. Photocopies. Incl. cover letters.

109 12

Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Correspondence. Thorn, John W. [First Pennsylvania Bank, Trustee], 1970.

109 13
Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Correspondence. Wells, William H. S. Incl. other papers, 1970-March 1970.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 3. Legal proceedings / f. Trustee counsel. Saul, Ewing, Remick & Saul. Correspondence. Incl. Wm. Wells obituary.

109 14

Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Correspondence. Wells, William H. S, April 1971-1972.

109 14

Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Correspondence re rugs. Ellis, Charles Grant, 1969-1971.

109 16

Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Correspondence re rugs. Hintlian, Neshan G., 1969-1971.

109 17

Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Appraisal. Incl. annotated copies, 1969.

109 18

Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Appraisal report, 1969.

109 19

Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Annotated appraisal report and notes, 1969, undated.

109 20
Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Legal documents.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 3. Legal proceedings / f. Orphans' Court documents. Report of Amicus Curiae. Incomplete duplicate of Bible tab no. 19. Incl. draft.

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Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Shipping to auction houses. Correspondence and lists, 1970, undated.

109 21

Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Objects retained. Lists, 1969, undated.

109 22
Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Samuel T. Freeman Co. Furntiure auctions (2). Correspondence, clippings and lists, 1970-1971.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. John G. Johnson Collection. Photocopies. Incl. cover letters.

109 23

Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Samuel T. Freeman Co. December 14-17, 1970 auction. Illustrated folder and catalog annotated w/realized sale prices, 1970.

109 24

Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Samuel T. Freeman Co. January 25-27, 1971 auction. Illustrated folder and catalog annotated w/realized sale prices, 1971.

109 25

Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Samuel T. Freeman Co. Account statements. Incl. cover letter, 1970-1971.

109 26

Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Parke-Bernet Galleries. January 13 and 27, 1971 auctions. Catalogs annotated w/realized sale prices. Incl. lists, 1971.

109 27

Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Parke-Bernet Galleries. January 6 and 10, 1971 auctions. Catalogs annotated w/realized sale prices. Incl. lists, 1971.

110 1

Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Parke-Bernet Galleries. February 13, 20 and 26, 1971 auctions. Catalogs annotated w/realized sale prices. Incl. lists and clipping, 1971.

110 2

Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Parke-Bernet Galleries. March 16 and 19, 1971 auctions. Catalogs annotated w/realized sale prices. Incl. lists, 1971.

110 3

Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Parke-Bernet Galleries. March 24, 26 and 27 1971 auctions. Catalogs annotated w/realized sale prices. Incl. lists, 1971.

110 4

Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Parke-Bernet Galleries. April 7, 16 and 22, 1971 auctions. Catalogs annotated w/realized sale prices. Incl. lists, 1971.

110 5

Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Parke-Bernet Galleries. May 19, 21 and 28, 1971 auctions. Catalogs annotated w/realized sale prices. Incl. lists, 1971.

110 6

Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Parke-Bernet Galleries. November 5, 1971 and April 7, 1972 auctions. Catalogs annotated w/realized sale prices. Incl. lists, 1971-1972.

110 7

Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Parke-Bernet Galleries. List of realized sale prices, January-April 1971 auctions, 1971.

110 8

Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Photocopy of 1969 appraisal annotated w/realized sale prices and items kept. Incl. note, 1971, undated.

110 9

Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Expenses. Correspondence and other papers, 1969-1970, undated.

110 10

Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Miscellaneous papers. Incl. storage photographs (3), 1970, undated.

110 11
Reinstallation (1976). Correspondence, 1975-1976.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Installations. Objects by gallery. 15105. Reprints. Incl. photocopy of annotated floor plan.

110 12

Reinstallation (1976). Other papers, 1975-1977, undated.

110 13

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Conservation, 1927-1972, undated. 3.5 linear feet.

Scope and Content Note

This series begins with alphabetically arranged files of correspondence regarding Johnson Collection objects sent to other institutions or individuals for conservation work. Earlier restoration of paintings done under Johnson's supervision is documented in his correspondence with Pasquale Farina, which is part of the John G. Johnson Papers. Correspondence, reports and other papers dated after 1972 are included in the "1973-1992" subseries of the "Subjects" series, in folders entitled "Conservation." This subgroup of files ends with various writings by Marceau and David Rosen, the conservator with whom Marceau worked almost exclusively during the mid-1930s and 1940s.

The second subgroup of files consists of oversized prints of paintings from the collection, identified by catalogue and inventory numbers. Most of the images are mounted on boards with affixed labels that identify various conservation or study issues, such as the degree of image magnifaction and the state of the work of art (before, during or after conservation). There are multiple images of most paintings that often depict various details. Since this is the same type of study method adopted by Marceau and Rosen during the 1940s, these images can probably be attributed to them. In fact, Rosen's name appears on the x-ray shadowgraph prints of Inv. 1350. The only images that differ in format are the comparison prints of Cat. 99 and Cat. 1182.

Arrangement

Subject files are in alphabetical order followed by images of works of art, arranged in numerical order by catalogue/inventory numbers.

See Also:

John G. Johnson Papers / I. Correspondence / f. Farina, Pasquale, b. 1894. Correspondence.

Conservation and Technical Research Collection / I. Subjects

Conservation and Technical Research Collection / II. Works of art

box folder

Appel, Maxwell H. Conservation of furniture, 1969.

30 1

Bornot Cleaners, Inc. Rugs, 1958.

30 2
Farina, Pasquale. Johnson paintings conservator, circa 1909-1916.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Farina, Pasquale, b. 1864. Photograph of Farina in studio and oversized clipping re art forgery. 1919, undated

box folder
Fogg Art Museum. Conservation of Johnson objects, 1930-1936.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / A. 1926-1972 / 1. General / f. Fogg Art Museum.

30 3
Fogg Art Museum. Conservation of Johnson objects, 1937-1938.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / A. 1926-1972 / 1. General / f. Fogg Art Museum.

30 4
Fogg Art Museum. Conservation of Johnson objects, 1939, 1961.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / A. 1926-1972 / 1. General / f. Fogg Art Museum.

30 5

Rijksmuseum. Conservation of finding of Moses. Includes radio interview with Barbara Sweeny. Also incl. report on provenance and attribution, 1961-1962, undated.

30 6
Rosen, David. Incl. summaries of work done, 1936-1941, undated.
See Also:

Conservation and Technical Research Collection / I. Subjects / f. Objects at PMA conserved. Correspondence.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / A. 1926-1972 / 1. General / f. Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.).

Conservation and Technical Research Collection / I. Subjects / f. Objects at PMA examined. John G. Johnson Collection. Report on three paintings examined under ultraviolet rays.

30 7

Rosen, David. Incl. summaries of work done, 1943-1954.

30 8

[Rosen, David.] Correspondence w/Elisabeth Packard, Walters Art Gallery, 1965-1970, undated.

30 9

Siegl, Theodor. Conservation report. Corot, "Landscape with Stream.", 1972.

30 10

Stout, George and Theodor Siegl. Conservation of del Biondo, Giovanni "Adoration.", 1961.

30 11

Thompson, Herbert E. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1927-March 1929, undated.

30 12

Thompson, Herbert E. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, April 1929-1931.

30 13

Writings, circa 1929-1950, re scientific examination of paintings. Bibliographic notes, undated.

30 14

Writings. Marceau, Henri and David Rosen. "Daumier: Draftsmand-Painter." Journal of the Walters Art Gallery 3 (1940): 8-41. Photocopy, undated.

30 15

Writings. Marceau, Henri and Franklin C. Watkins. "Beneath the Paint and Varnish..." Magazine of Art 37 (April 1944): 128-34. Photocopy, undated.

30 16
Writings. Rosen, David. "Notes on the Preservation of Panel Pictures." Journal of the Walters Art Gallery 4 (1941): 123-27. Photocopy, undated.
See Also:

Conservation and Technical Research Collection / I. Subjects / f. Writings. Rosen, David. Article on terra cotta statuette "Le Fordeau." Acquired by Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, MD). [Unpublished?]. Correspondence, clipping, notes and photographs.

30 17
Writings. Rosen, David. "Preservation Versus Restoration." Magazine of Art 34 (November 1941): 458-71. Preprint and photocopy, 1941, undated.
See Also:

Conservation and Technical Research Collection / I. Subjects / f. Writings. Rosen, David. "Preservation versus Restoration." Magazine of Art 34 (November 1941): 458-71. Figure illustrations (12) w/ captions.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Scrapbook. 1941 reinstallation opening and conservation techniques. Journal articles.

30 18

Writings. Rosen, David and Henri Marceau. "A Study in the Use of Photographs in the Identification of Paintings." Technical Studies 6 (October 1937). Reprint, 1937.

30 19

Cat. 99, related to. Xradiograph print (10x17) of Andrea di Bartolo panels, Lindenau-Museum Altenburg (Germany), undated.

113 1

Cat. 314, undated.

113 2

Cat. 318. [1:2], undated.

113 3

Cat. 318. [2:2], undated.

113 4

Cat. 326, undated.

113 5

Cat. 327, undated.

113 6

Cat. 328, undated.

113 7

Cat. 334, undated.

113 8

Cat. 335, undated.

113 9

Cat. 339, undated.

114 1

Cat. 352. [1:2], undated.

114 2

Cat. 352. [2:2], undated.

114 3

Cat. 355, undated.

114 4

Cat. 377, undated.

114 5

Cat. 753. [1:3], undated.

114 6

Cat. 753. [2:3], undated.

114 7

Cat. 753. [3:3], undated.

114 8

Cat. 1176a. Details only, undated.

114 9

Cat. 1182, undated.

114 10

Inv. 1329. [1:4], undated.

115 1

Inv. 1329. [2:4], undated.

115 2

Inv. 1329. [3:4], undated.

115 3

Inv. 1329. [4:4], undated.

115 4

Inv. 1350. [1:3], undated.

115 5

Inv. 1350. [2:3], undated.

115 6

Inv. 1350. [3:3], undated.

115 7

Inv. 2518, undated.

115 8

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Subjects, 1928-2001, undated. 6.5 linear feet.

Scope and Content Note

Taken as a whole, this series makes evident the constants of curatorial life--research and the many aspects of managing a collection of art. In each subseries, correspondence, draft writings, notes, clippings and photographs are the primary materials that document such activities.

1926-1972, 1928-1972, undated. 1 linear foot.

Scope and Content Note

Various curatorial and administrative subjects are documented here. Most of the material consists of curatorial research files regarding attribution and provenance of works in the Johnson Collection and in other collections. These file contain a variety of material, including correspondence, photographs, essays and notes. Also notable is Marceau's own personnel file, which contains material related to his career such as his curriculum vitae, awards, his entry in "Who's Who," a press release regarding his retirement, and his obituary.

The desk artifacts, which were part of the 2012 accession, are items found in the drawer of a table that once belonged to John G. Johnson. It was later used as a desk, most likely by curatorial staff. The items were removed and inventoried in 2002 when the table was transferred to storage. According to a label made at that time, the table at some point was in the office of Carl Colozzi, the Museum's assistant director of building services from 1967 to 1980. The artifacts could have been used for curatorial, conservation or general office purposes. Based on the approximate dates that could be determined for some of these items, as well as those transferred to the Conservation Department, these artifacts probably were used between the late 1910s and 1960s.

While most of the items were retained for their obvious function in a curatorial office, two were kept for their documentation of a bit of Philadelphia history. One such artifact is the twelve-inch ruler carrying the message of "A safe & sane rule/Vote Republican party/Gov John S Fisher/US Senator Wm S Vare." Both Fisher and Vare won their respective seats in the 1926 election to which this ruler refers. Their tenures, however, took very different paths. During his 1927-1931 term as governor, Fisher supported election reform acts and by the end of his tenure had the highest approval rating of any Pennsylvania governor to date. Vare, on the other hand, was accused of voter registration fraud. Challenges to his congressional seat lasted for more than three years until finally in December 1929, his fellow senators voted to remove him. The other piece of Philadelphia history is the box of map tacks by the Moore Push Pin Co. In addition to setting up shop in Philadelphia, company founder Edwin Moore is also credited with inventing the first push pin in 1900.

Current museum staff have conjectured the possible use of certain other artifacts. For example, the marking knife could have been used to mark furniture or frame parts. Since the tool has no handle, it can butt up against the wood for better accuracy. The string level could have been used to insure pictures were hung straight. Conservators to this day occasionally use airbrushes to apply varnish to small areas on paintings. Because the German-made Contessa Nettel , circa 1925, uses 2.5" x 3.5" film--a size much smaller than what is used for commercial purposes--it could be considered a high-end amateur camera. It may have been used, therefore, for study purposes rather than for published images of works of art.

There is no explaining the retention of a pocket corkscrew bottle opener, except for its ingenious design and perhaps usefulness in marking the end of a long work week.

Henri Marceau likely assembled the scrapbook of newspaper and magazine articles about the 1941 reinstallation of the Johnson Collection. Because of the poor condition of the scrapbook, which also was included in the 2012 accession, and the uncertainty of the placement of numerous loose articles, the volume was disassembled during processing. The folder titles, however, reflect the original format. "Works of art" files, which are comprised of various material, were also added during the latter processing.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject.

See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Desk artifacts. Note re object removal and desk transfer.

box folder

Artist research file. Contemporay American painters. Notes and excerpts, undated.

31 1
Artist research file. Corot bibliography. Incl. photocopy of binder cover, undated.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Collection research file. Liechtenstein Collection. List of pictures from Vienna exhibition, 1943. [Separated from Corot binder].

31 2

Artist research file. Da Vinci, Leonardo. Essay regarding "lost" painting and photograph, undated.

31 3

Artist research file. Stevens, Lawrence Tenny. Pamphlet and biographical sketch, undated.

31 4

Artist research file. Virgil. Essays, undated.

31 5

Attribution and provenance research file. Daumier, Honore, 1942.

31 6

Attribution research file. de la Garza Collection. Claessins Anthonie paintings. Correspondence, photographs and notes, 1932, 1939, undated.

31 7

Attribution research file. Downtown Gallery (New York, undated). Possible Harnett. Correspondence and assessment, 1948, undated.

31 8

Attribution research file. Haverford College Collection. St. Sebastian, 1964-1968, undated.

31 9

Attribution research file. Johnson Collection. Correspondence with Cook, Walter W.S., 1929.

31 10

Attribution research file. Johnson Collection. Correspondence with Friedländer, Max J. and photographs with annotations, 1929.

31 11
Attribution research file. Johnson Collection. Correspondence with Offner, Richard, 1929-1930.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / A. 1926-1972 / 1. General / f. Offner, Richard, 1889-1965.

31 12

Attribution research file. Johnson Collection. Correspondence with Pennsylvania Company and list, 1929.

31 13

Attribution research file. Johnson Collection. St. Francis receiving the Stigmata, 1961, 1972.

31 14

Attribution research file. Loevenich Collection. Possible early Vermeer. Correspondence, photographs and essay, 1968-1969, undated.

31 15
Caliper.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Desk artifact. Spring-type divider (10 in.). L. S. Starrett Co. (Athol, MA).

box folder
Collection catalogue (1913/1914). 3 vols. List of recipients as gifts from J. G. Johnson, 1941.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / III. Publications / f. Catalogue of a Collection of Paintings v. 1-3 (1913-1914) Copper plates.

31 16
Collection catalogue (1941). List of recipients, 1941.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / III. Publications / f. Catalogue of the Johnson Collection (1941). Acknowlegdements.

31 17
Collection research file. Liechtenstein Collection. List of pictures from Vienna exhibition, 1943. [Separated from Corot binder], undated.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Artist research file. Corot bibliography. Incl. photocopy of binder cover.

31 18

Collection statement, by H. Marceau and other writing, 1941, undated.

31 19
Compass scribe.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Desk artifact. Spring-type divider (10 in.). L. S. Starrett Co. (Athol, MA).

box folder
Copyright law. Correspondence, publications and memos, 1960-1969.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / A. 1926-1972 / 4. Association of Art Museum Directors

31 20

Correspondence pertaining to provenance of Johnson collection objects used and not used for bibliographic entries, 1929-1932, undated.

31 21

Desk artifact. Airbrush and case. O.C. Wold (Pat 1904 and 1918), circa 1918.

119 1

Desk artifact. Camera. Contessa Nettel. [Images of camera available in Archives], circa 1925.

120 1

Desk artifact. Engine divided drafting ruler (7 in.) and leather case. Lutz, undated.

121 1

Desk artifact. Map tacks, box of. Moore Push Pin Co. (Phila.), undated.

121 2

Desk artifact. Marking knife. Dexter (Southbridge, MA), undated.

121 3

Desk artifact. Pocket corkscrew bottle opener. Germany, undated.

121 4

Desk artifiact. Ruler (12 in.) "A Safe and Sane Rule: Vote Republican Party: Gov. John S. Fisher, U.S. Senator Wm. S. Vare.", circa 1927.

119 2

Desk artifact. Scissor (11 in. overall). D. Peres Solingen. Germany, undated.

119 3

Desk artifact. Spring-type divider (10 in.). L. S. Starrett Co. (Athol, MA), undated.

119 4

Desk artifact. String line level and storage tube. No. 629. Millers Falls Co., circa 1955.

121 5

Desk artifact. Tape measure (double-sided in feet and metric) in leather case. "Harvard" (Pat. 1902 and 1908). Keuffel Esser Co. (New York), circa 1908.

120 2

Estate appraisal. Notes (1 item), 1943.

31 22

Estate of Andrikides, Anthony. Appraisal of paintings. Correspondence and notes, 1968-1969, undated.

31 23
Estate of Ruskin, John.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Provenance research file. Johnson Collection. Carpaccio, Vittore. Correspondence.

box folder

Excerpts regarding the Johnson Collection, undated.

31 24

Exhibition checklist. Annotated. Incl. photocopy, 1920, undated.

31 25
Farina, Pasquale. Photograph of Farina in studio and oversized clipping re art forgery. 1919, undated, 1919, undated.
See Also:

John G. Johnson Papers / I. Correspondence / f. Farina, Pasquale, b. 1894. Correspondence.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Farina, Pasquale, b. 1864. Photocopies of correspondence, invoices, clippings and published writings.

Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Farina, Pasquale, b. 1864
117 2

Forgery accusation. Coremans, Paul, 1955.

31 26

IBM typewriter. Correspondence, notes, invoices, reciepts and brochure, 1965-1972.

31 27

Interlocking Art Directorate Bill. Perlman, Philip B, 1938.

31 28

List of publications regarding the Barnes Foundation, undated.

32 1

Loan policy. Correspondence and statement, 1970.

32 2

Memo. "The museum and the artist: A statement of policy.", undated.

32 3

Memo. "The story of the polychrome terra cotta tympanum for the PMA.", 1958.

32 4

National Council on Arts and Government. Annual and interim reports, 1960-1961.

32 5

Office artifact. Metal document box w/inscription "Estate of John G. Johnson", undated.

118 1

Personnel. Marceau, Henri, 1963-1969, undated.

32 6

Personnel. Ozarkiw, Chrystyna, 1969.

32 7
Personnel. Sellin, David, 1958-1969.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction. Employment information.

32 8

Personnel. Williams, Hobart Lyle, 1962-1969.

32 9

Provenance inquiries. Miscellaneous, 1961.

32 10

Provenance research file. Johnson Collection. Carpaccio, Vittore. Correspondence, 1902-1903, 1967.

32 11
Provenance research file. Johnson Collection. Madonna and Child statue. Correspondence and article, 1928.
See Also:

John G. Johnson Papers / I. Correspondence / f. Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958. Correspondence from others.

32 12
Scrapbook. 1941 reinstallation opening and conservation techniques. Newspaper clippings. Oversized, October-November 1941, February 1943, undated.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. Reviews of 1941 reinstallation of John G. Johnson Collection. Clippings and photocopies.

117 3
Scrapbook. 1941 reinstallation opening and conservation techniques. Press release, poster and collection catalogue (in part). Oversized, 1941.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 4. Disposition / f. New gallery and storage construction (1940-1941). Draft writings, notes and correspondence of Fiske Kimball.

117 4
Scrapbook. 1941 reinstallation opening and conservation techniques. Journal articles, 1941-1942.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VIII. Conservation / f. Writings. Rosen, David. "Preservation Versus Restoration." Magazine of Art 34 (November 1941): 458-71. Preprint and photocopy.

117 5

Twentieth International Congress of the History of Art. Correspondence and agenda, 1961.

32 13

U.S. safekeeping of paintings from Berlin during WWII, 1946.

32 14
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Provenance research file. Johnson Collection. Madonna and Child statue. Correspondence and article.

box folder

Works of art. [Comparison study?] "Judgement of Paris" and "Le Dejeuner sur L'herbe." Slide negatives and envelopes, 1934.

32 15

Works of art. Engraving by Timothy Cole of Vermeer's [The Guitar Player"?]. Plate proofs, undated.

32 16

Works of art. List of paintings by artist and appraisal sheet. [in German], undated.

32 17

Works of art. Various collections. Flemish and French. Photographs and auction announcement, 1960, undated.

32 18

Works of art. Various collections. Italian and unidentified. Photographs, undated.

32 19

Works of art in Johnson Collection. Before 1917. Lists and clippings, undated.

32 20
Works of art in Johnson Collection. Dutch and Flemish paintings.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Attribution research file. Johnson Collection. Correspondence with Friedländer, Max J. and photographs with annotations.

Works of art in Johnson Collection. Italian paintings.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Attribution research file. Johnson Collection. Correspondence with Offner, Richard.

Works of art in Johnson Collection. Spanish paintings.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Attribution research file. Johnson Collection. Correspondence with Cook, Walter W.S.

box folder
Works of art in Johnson Collection. Information found on verso during 1941 examination.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / III. Publications / f. Catalogue of the Johnson Collection (1941). Attribution research (scholarly opinions).

32 21

Works of art in Johnson Collection. List by catalog and inventory numbers, w/comparative and other annotations, undated.

32 22
Works of art in Johnson Collection. Paintings not in 1913/1914 catalogue (Inv.#). Photographs w/Frick Library annotations, undated.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / A. 1926-1972 / 1. General / f. Frick Art Reference Library.

32 23

Works of art in Johnson Collection. Rephotographed by [Charles Whitenack]. 1940-47. List, 1948.

32 24

Works of art in Johnson Collection. Subject index compiled by B. Sweeney, circa 1941.

32 25
Workmen's compensation. Correspondence and other papers, 1968-1969.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction due to personnel information.

32 26

1973-1992, 1974-1992, undated.

Scope and Content Note

These files pertain either to topics of research or to matters of office operation. Notes, photocopies of published references and correspondence comprise most of the documentation of the research files pertaining to artists and contemporaries of John G. Johnson, as well as to Johnson himself. Photographs are included in many of the files documenting works of art. Images of all three of Johnson's homes along Broad Street comprise the "Johnson residence" files. A number of prints and negatives show the exterior of 510 South Broad and surrounding cityscape. There are also several snapshots of cemetery headstones marking the gravesites of Johnson and other family members.

In regard to operational activities, a substantial set of files related to conservation and to the guards especially hired to watch over the Johnson Collection are included here. Earlier documentation of the same topics produced during the tenure of Marceau and Sweeny can be found in "Series IV. Conservation" and "Subseries D. Guards" of "Series V. Operation and Facilities." The set of "Exhibitions" files included here pertain more to historical analysis than to the planning of a specific show. Proposed exhibition files, for the most part, document general suggestions for exhibitions. For documentation of exhibitions planned and staged during the time span of this subseries, see "Subseries B. 1974-1992" of "Series IV. Exhibitions, loans and events."

The set of files "Installation. Objects by gallery" were identified as such during processing. Several factors suggest a date of circa 1975 for the compilation of this material; namely, a memo dated December 1975 as well as notes and folder titles in the handwritings of Rishel and Konefal. That the galleries were rearranged in 1976 also supports this date. "Lease agreements" outline the obligations of the parties involved in the administration and custodianship of the Johnson Collection; namely, the Museum, the City and the Trustee. For additional and more extensive legal documentation, see "Sub-subseries 3. Legal proceedings" of "Subseries E. Collection Management" of Series V.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject.

Access Restrictions

Conservation reports are permanently restricted. Personnel records of guards, including insurance information, are permanently restricted as are personnel files of curatorial staff, interns and job search candidates.

box folder

150th Birthday celebration (April 4, 1991) memo, photos, exhibition checklist and clippings, 1986-1991, undated.

84 1

150th Birthday celebration (April 4, 1991) Draft writings and timeline, undated.

84 2

Annual reports for the Johnson Collection, 1985-1986.

84 3

Appraisal by Sotheby's [unrealized]. Correspondence, 1990-1991.

84 4

Bell, Charles. Research correspondence, 1992.

84 5

Bell, Hamilton. Resolution, Pennsylvania Museum Bulletin (April 1929). Photocopy, undated.

84 6

Bellini, Jacopo. Research correspondence, 1985.

84 7

Berenson, Bernard. Biographies, correspondence and book reviews, 1986-1987.

84 8

Berenson, Bernard. Transcription of 1904-1908 correspondence to Johnson. Incl. memos, 1990.

84 9

Berenson, Bernard. Villa I Tatti (Florence, Italy). Archives. Correspondence and notes, 1983-1984, undated.

84 10

Biographical material. 1917 article "Carnegie, Frick and J. G. Johnson." Ts, undated.

84 11
Biographical material. 1926 press release re house model. Draft, 1926.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. John G. Johnson's homestead in Germantown section of Philadelphia. Clipping.

84 12
Biographical material. 1930 "Pictures and People" excerpt. Photocopy and correspondence, 1997.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Johnson residence. 510 S. Broad St. Exterior views. Negatives.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. John G. Johnson Collection. Clippings.

84 13

Biographical material. circa 1956 draft. Annotated by Lewis Evans. Ts, 1956.

84 14
Biographical material. 1958-1985 articles and book excerpts. Photocopies, 1958-1985.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. John G. Johnson Collection. Clipping and photocopies.

84 15

Bibliographic material. [after 1974]. "Johnson didactic/collector [by J. Rishel?]. Ts, undated.

84 16

Biographical material. Bibliographic and related notes, undated.

84 17
Bode, Wilhelm von. Research correspondence, 1992.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Bode, Wilhelm von, 1845-1929
84 18

Book binding, 1983-1984.

84 19

Calderai, Fausto. Lecture to the America-Italy Society of Philadelphia. Correspondence and other papers, 1986.

84 20

Cassatt, Mary. Permission to publish. Correspondence (1), 1985.

84 21

Central High School (Philadelphia, Pa.). Research correspondence and notes, 1992, undated.

84 22

Clésinger, Jean-Baptiste. Research compiled by I. Konefal, undated.

84 23

Collection arrangement. Evaluation and numerical survey, 1984.

84 24

Collectors. Correspondence and notes, 1980-1986.

84 25

Conference on the art at the court of Rudolf II. List of attendees, 1987.

84 26

Conservation. Correspondence with Martina Yamin, 1976-1978.

84 27
Conservation. Examination and treatment reports, 1980, undated.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction.

84 28
Conservation. Examination and treatment reports, 1981.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction.

84 29
Conservation. Examination and treatment reports, 1982.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction.

84 30
Conservation. Examination and treatment reports, 1983.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction.

84 31
Conservation. Examination and treatment reports, 1984.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction.

84 32

Conservation. Images. Cat. 241. Infrared composite, before treatment. Oversized, 1984.

116 6

Conservation. Images. Unidentified composite details. Oversized, undated.

116 7

Conservation. Images. Unidentified x-ray. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. Oversized, undated.

116 8

Conservation. Memos. General, 1974-1978.

84 33

Conservation. Memos. General, 1983-1987.

84 34

Conservation. Miscellaneous notes of I. Konefal, 1979.

85 1

Conservation. Paintings needing quick attention. Notes of L. Nichols, 1987, undated.

85 2

Conservation. Priorities and needs. Memos and meeting notes, 1983-1990.

85 3
Conservation. Research re early conservators of Johnson Collection.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. De Wild, Carel. Research memo and photocopies.

box folder

Conservation. Research re early treatments. Notes and photocopies.

85 4

Conservation. Sculpture. Memo and annotated lists of objects, 1978, undated.

85 5
Conservation. Sculpture. Memos and priority schedules. Incl. notes, 1978-1982.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Exhibitions. Proposed. Johnson Collection sculpture. Correspondence, photographs and other papers.

85 6

Conservation. "Spit and polish" project. Lists and form, 1988?.

85 7

Conservation. Staff. Butler, Marigene. Correspondence, 1978-1982.

85 8
Conservation. Works on paper. Correspondence w/Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts. Incl. examination and treatment reports, 1978-1980.
Access Restrictions

Conservation reports are permanently restricted. Access to file is at discretion of archivist.

85 9

Constitution bicentennial. Canova loan [unrealized]. Correspondence, 1986-1987.

85 10

Copyists. Other museums' policies, 1974, 1976.

85 11

Copyists. Students. Permission forms, 1970-1976, undated.

85 12

Copyists. Students. Permission forms, 1977-1982.

85 13

Copyists. Students. Rules in Johnson Collection Galleries and other correspondence, 1980, undated.

85 14

Corot bibliography. NYPL (exhausted). Photocopies of call slips, undated.

85 15
Corot, Jean-Baptiste-Camille.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Corot bibliography. NYPL (exhausted). Photocopies of call slips.

box folder

Couture, Thomas. Research compiled by I. Konefal, undated.

85 16

Dealers. Correspondence, photos and ephemera, 1984, 1987, undated.

85 17

Debboudt, Alba. Independent museum study, 1985.

85 18
Desk artifacts. Note re object removal and desk transfer, 2002.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972

85 19

De Wild, Carel. Research memo and photocopies, 1992, undated.

85 20

Donatello exhibition. Loan request. Correspondence, 1984, 1986.

85 21
Donatello exhibition. Loan request. Examination report, 1986.
Access Restrictions

Conservation reports are permanently restricted. Access at discretion of archivist.

85 22
Douglas, R. Langton (Robert Langton).
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Research. MMA-A, XP1660. Correspondence re European paintings declined, 1910-1925. Notes.

box folder

DuBon, David. Obituary, 1986.

85 23
Ecker, Paul. Gift of etching of J. G. Johnson by Floyd Campbell. Correspondence, 1978.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Portraits. John G. Johnson as an adult. Copy prints, photocopies and clippings.

85 24
Education. "Museum Methods." Evan Turner, instructor. University of Pennsylvania. Working file, 1973.
Access Restrictions

Restricted Until: 12/31/2053

Contains social security numbers.

85 25

England. Courier and research travel to England. Lippincott, Lulu. Correspondence and other papers, 1982.

85 26

English drawings, 1986.

85 27
Exhibitions. Flemish Paintings (1939). Photocopies of installation shots (Worcester Art Museum). Incl. correspondence, 1983, undated.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VI. Exhibitions, loans and events / A. 1927-1973 / f. Flemish Painting. Photos of works.

85 28

Exhibitions. "From the Collections: Spanish Gothic Painting." January 19-July 14, 1985. Correspondence and other papers, 1984-1985.

85 29

Exhibitions. Lists of Johnson Collection Corots exhibited, undated.

85 30

Exhibitions. List of Johnson Collection objects in major 19th century shows, undated.

85 31

Exhibitions. Lists of shows held in Johnson Special Exhibition Galleries, 1987, 1992.

85 32

Exhibitions. "Looking at Style." Temporary. Division of Education, 1976-1978.

85 33

Exhibitions. Lucas van Leyden. Proposed, cancelled, 1980.

85 34

Exhibitions. "Modes of Memory" (1992). Memos, draft label text, and clipping, 1991-1992.

85 35

Exhibitions. "Paintings by John Constable" (August-November 1984). Press release, 1984.

86 1

Exhibitions. [Proposed?]. Brandon, Jacques. Emile Édouard. "Synagogue in Amsterdam." Memos, notes and photograph, 1988, undated.

86 2

Exhibitions. Proposed. Corot. Notes, 1988, undated.

86 3
Exhibitions. Proposed. Johnson Collection sculpture. Correspondence, photographs and other papers, 1983-1990.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Conservation. Sculpture. Memos and priority schedules. Incl. notes.

86 4

Exhibitions. [Proposed?]. Orientalism. Notes, undated.

86 5

Exhibitions. "Religious Art of the Gothic and Renaissance Period" (December 2, 1931-January 4, 1932) at 69th Street Branch. Photocopies of planning documents, undated.

86 6

Exhibitions. [Unrealized?]. "Images of Unrest/Revolt" (1994). Correspondence and other papers, 1991-1992.

86 7

Exhibitions. Various proposals. Memos and other papers, 1982, 1988-1991, undated.

86 8

Expenditures. Special Accounts. Various papers, 1977-1978.

86 9

Fairmount Park Commission. Memos and meeting notes, 1992.

86 10
Photocopies of correspondence, invoices, clippings and published writings, undated.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Farina, Pasquale, b. 1864. Photograph of Farina in studio and oversized clipping re art forgery. 1919, undated

Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Farina, Pasquale, b. 1864
86 11

Fleisher collection. Memos, 1985-1986.

86 12

Frick Collection. Art Reference Library. Annotated inventory of Johnson acquisitions, 1913-1917. Photocopy, undated.

86 13

Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. London trip. Correspondence, 1985.

86 14
Fry, Roger Eliot.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Research. MMA-A, P1662. Paintings repair and restoration by Mr. Fry. 1906 correspondence. Notes and photocopies.

box folder

Furniture packing and storage. Newspapers as evidence of date. Incl. curator's note re same, 1922, undated.

86 15

Futurism. Clipping, 1986.

86 16
Galerie Durand-Ruel. Research exchange. Correspondence. Incl. third-party, 1986.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Galerie Durand-Ruel
86 17
Galerie Durand-Ruel. Research. 1888-1890 sales records to Johnson. Cover letter and photocopies, 1978.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Galerie Durand-Ruel
86 18

Gallery check. Daily reports. [sampling], 1987.

86 19

Gallery check. Daily reports. [sampling], 1988.

86 20

Gallery check. Daily reports. [sampling], 1989.

86 21

Gallery check. Daily reports. [sampling], 1990.

86 22

Gallery check. Daily reports. [sampling], 1991.

86 23

German painting, 19th century. Research compiled by I. Konefal, undated.

86 24
Guards. Blue Cross insurance. Correspondence, 1972-1981.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction.

87 1
Guards. Blue Cross insurance. Correspondence, 1982-1991.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction.

87 2
Guards. Blue Cross insurance. Monthly statements [proof of payment], 1972-1977.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction.

87 3
Guards. Blue Cross insurance. Monthly statements [proof of payment], 1978-1985.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction.

87 4
Guards. Blue Cross insurance. Purchase requisitions [proof of payment], 1986-1991.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction.

87 5
Guards. Correspondence, 1973-1979.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction.

87 6
Guards. Correspondence. Alphabetical order, 1972-1979.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction.

87 7
Guards. Correspondence, 1980-1982.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction.

87 8
Guards. Correspondence, 1986-1987.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction.

87 9
Guards. Correspondence, 1988.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction.

87 10
Guards. Correspondence, 1989.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction.

87 11

Guards. Disability. Form, 1973.

87 12

Guards. Memos, general, 1973-1974.

87 13

Guards. Memos, general, 1975-1976.

87 14

Guards. Memos, general, 1977-1979.

87 15

Guards. Memos, general, 1980-1982.

87 16

Guards. Memos, general, 1984, 1986-1988.

87 17
Guards. Personnel files. "A", 1982-1984.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction.

88 1
Guards. Personnel files. "H", 1986-1990.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction.

88 2
Guards. Personnel files. "M", 1974-1984.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction.

88 3
Guards. Personnel files. "Pe", 1981-1983.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction.

88 4
Guards. Personnel files. "Pie", 1974-1990.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction.

88 5
Guards. Personnel files. "Pit"-"Pl", 1979-1984.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction.

88 6
Guards. Personnel files. "R", 1984-1987.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction.

88 7
Guards. Personnel files. "Ru", 1983-1990.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction.

88 8
Guards. Personnel files. "S", 1980-1982, 1990-1991.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction.

88 9
Guards. Personnel files. "T"-"W", 1976-1990.
Access Restrictions

Permanent restriction.

88 10

Guards. Salaries. Correspondence and notes, 1973-1979.

88 11

Guards. Uniforms, 1973-1980.

88 12

Guest book. Visiting researchers, 1982-1992.

88 13

Hay, Dorothy. Art collection, 1986.

88 14
History of Johnson Collection. Chronological documentation, 1917-1963. Photocopies of annual reports, art jury reports, correspondence and clippings, undated.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Trustee counsel. Notes re 1921-1932 files of Saul, Ewing, Remick and Saul. Incl. 1975 file note.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. John G. Johnson Collection. Photocopies. Incl. cover letters.

88 15
History of Johnson Collection. Draft writing, 1986.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 4. Disposition

89 1

History of PMA. Notes re scrapbook, vol. 2, 1889-1894, undated.

89 2
Horne, Herbert P. (Herbert Percy). Photocopy of telegram from Johnson. Incl. cover letter of Fondazione Horne, 1984.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Horne, Herbert P. (Herbert Percy), 1864-1916
89 3
Horne, Herbert P. (Herbert Percy). Transcription of 1906-1913 correspondence. Incl. cover memo, 1990.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Horne, Herbert P. (Herbert Percy), 1864-1916
89 4

Humidification readings. Correspondence, 1977-1979, undated.

89 5
Humidification readings. Forms and notes, 1972-1980.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / A. Climate control and other systems / f. Humidification readings.

89 6

Inquiries. Researcher correspondence, 1975-1978.

89 7

Inquiries. Researcher correspondence, 1979-1980.

89 8

Installations. General memos. Incl. gallery space sheets, 1979-1981.

89 9

Installations. Introductory gallery label and timeline. Memos, drafts, notes and negatives, 1982-1986, undated.

89 10
Installations. Objects by gallery. 15105. Reprints. Incl. photocopy of annotated floor plan, circa 1979.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 4. Disposition / f. Reinstallation (1976). Correspondence.

89 11

Installations. Objects by gallery. 1511. Reprints and other papers, circa 1975.

89 12

Installations. Objects by gallery. 15135. Reprints, circa 1975.

89 13

Installations. Objects by gallery. 1519. Reprints, circa 1975.

89 14

Installations. Objects by gallery. 1531. Reprints and other papers, circa 1975.

89 15

Installations. Objects by gallery. 1539. Reprints and other papers. Incl. memo re label colors, 1975, undated.

89 16

Installations. Objects by gallery. 1565. Reprints, circa 1975.

89 17

Installations. Objects by gallery. 1579. Reprints and other papers, circa 1975.

89 18

Installations. Objects by gallery. 1581. Reprints, circa 1975.

89 19

Installations. Objects by gallery. 1615. Reprints, circa 1975.

89 20

Installations. Objects by gallery. 1629. Reprints, circa 1975.

89 21

Installations. Objects by gallery. Corridor [Italian]. Reprints, circa 1975.

89 22

Installations. Objects by gallery. Corridor [Dutch and others]. Reprints, circa 1975.

89 23

Installations. Objects by gallery. "Upstairs." Reprints, circa 1975.

89 24

Installations. Objects by gallery. Misc. reprints and notes, circa 1975.

89 25

Installations. Views of Johnson galleries, 1928. Photograph and photocopy of annual report, undated.

89 26

Installations. Views of Johnson galleries, 1933. Photographs (copy prints?), undated.

89 27
Installations. Views of Johnson galleries, circa 1941. Photographs [1:2], undated.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 4. Disposition / f. New gallery and storage construction (1940-1941). Installation views (9). Negatives.

89 28

Installations. Views of Johnson galleries, circa 1941. Photographs [2:2], undated.

89 29

Insurance, 1970-1983, 1990.

90 1

Internship. Early Flemish Painting. Applications. Correspondence, 1984-1985.

90 2

Internship. Early Flemish Painting. Correspondence w/intern Sarah E. Weiner, 1985-1986.

90 3

Internship. Early Flemish Painting. Grant funding. Correspondence, 1983-1986.

90 4

Inventory. Internal survey conducted by L. Nichols. Memos and notes, 1992.

90 5

Joan Whitney Payson Gallery of Art. Clipping, 1986.

90 6

Johnson family artifact. Cradle, circa 1812. Photographs and correspondence, 1992.

90 7

Johnson grave. Ivy Hill Cemetery. Photographs and notes, 1980.

90 8
Johnson residence. [426 S. Broad?]. Interior views, circa 1878. Copy prints, undated.
See Also:

John G. Johnson Papers / II. Photographs and other images / A. Personal / f. Johnson residence. [426 S. Broad Street?]. Interior view. Drawing room. F. Gutekunst, photographer (Phila.). Verso annotated. Oversized

90 9

Johnson residence. [506 S. Broad?], circa 1884. Copy prints, undated.

90 10
Johnson residence. 510 S. Broad St. Exterior views. Negatives, circa 1950?.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Biographical material. 1930 "Pictures and People" excerpt. Photocopy and correspondence.

90 11

Johnson residence. 510 S. Broad St. Exterior views. Photograph and copy prints, circa 1950?.

90 12

Johnson residence. 510 S. Broad St. Wrought iron gates w/arch. Photographs, correspondence and other papers re gift, 1976-1978.

90 13

Johnson, John Taylor. Photocopy of 1868 travel journal w/cover memo and list of works of art, 1979.

90 14

Lease agreement. 1970. Unsigned photocopy, undated.

91 1

Lease agreement. 1975. Notes and photocopies of court documents, undated.

91 2
Lease agreement. 1983. Correspondence and lease drafts, 1983.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 3. Legal proceedings / f. Museum counsel. Lombard, John Jr., and others. Incl. internal correspondence.

91 3
Lease agreement. 1989. Correspondence and lease drafts, 1985-1989.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 3. Legal proceedings / f. Museum counsel. Lombard, John Jr. Correspondence.

91 4

Lease agreement. Reference material. 1958-1969 correspondence and other documents. Photocopies, undated.

91 5

Lease agreement. Reference material. Chronology and photocopies of floor plans, undated.

91 6
Legal counsel for Trustee of the Johnson estate. Saul, Ewing, Remick and Saul correspondence, 1975-1978.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 3. Legal proceedings / f. Trustee counsel. Saul, Ewing, Remick & Saul. Correspondence. Incl. Wm. Wells obituary.

91 7
Lhermitte, Léon-Augustin. Research complied by I. Konefal, undated.
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. Konefal, Irene. "Drawings by Miller and Lhermitte in the Johnson Collection." Bulletin (Philadephia Museum of Art) 75 (March 1979): 16-24.

91 8

Lhermitte, Léon-Augustin. Research compiled by I. Konefal. Notebook, undated.

91 9

Library. Johnson books in PMA library. List, 1977.

91 10

Loan policy. Memo w/1970 adjudication, 1986.

91 11

Maintenance. Improvements to gallery and other Johnson Collection facilities, 1983-1988.

91 12