Albert Gallatin papers, 1950-1964

Gallatin, Albert, b. 1880 d. 1965

Collection size: 31 items

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

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

Donated 1972 by Alice Gallatin Gault, a relative of Albert Gallatin.

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