Erwin Panofsky letters, 1930-1960

Panofsky, Erwin, b. 1892 d. 1968
Art historian
Active in Princeton, N.J.

Collection size: 8 items (microfilmed on one reel)

Collection Summary: Letters from Erwin Panofsky to art historians Wolfgang Stechow (1930-1931) and Lili Fröhlich-Bum (1931); and to art librarian at the Brooklyn Museum, William B. Walker (1960). The letters to Stechow were written as Stechow was preparing a review of Panofsky's book, Hercules am Scheidewege und andere anitike Bildstoffe inder neueren Kunst, and provide additional information not found in the book itself.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art historian; Princeton, New Jersey.

Donated 1994 by Irving Lavin who found the letters in William Stechow's copy of Hercules am Scheidewege which he received from Stechow's widow.

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