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Abraham Rattner and Esther Gentle papers, 1891-1986

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Series 5: Joan d'Arc Fresco painted by Paul Gaugin , 1925-1963, undated
(box 7, ov 36; 12 folders)

These files document the discovery, purchase, conservation, and selling process of a fresco painted by Gauguin in 1889. Rattner discovered this fresco in a auberage in 1924 and bought it from the owner. Materials include a dis-mantled book written and illustrated by Rattner, along with photographs that explain the discovery and purchase of the Joan d'Arc fresco, correspondence, certificate of authentication, legal documents, the conservation technical record and notes.
Joan d'Arc Fresco files are on reel 5266 unless noted otherwise.
Description Container Select
Purchase Receipt, 1925
7
1
Correspondence, 1926-1965
7
2-3
Statement of authenticity, 1928
7
4
Legal and other documents (see also ov 36), 1928, 1930, 1949
7
5
Press release on sale, [1950s]
7
6
Conservation technical record, 1956
7
7
Notes, undated
7
8
Draft of narrative for Rattner's fresco book, undated
7
9
Business receipts
Unfilmed
7
10
Insurance policies , 1926-1933
Unfilmed
7
11
Photostats, undated
Unfilmed
7
12

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