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Albert Gallatin papers, 1950-1964

Gallatin, Albert, 1880-1965

Collector, Author, Archaeologist, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 31 Items

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.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 2812 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

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How to Cite This Collection

Albert Gallatin papers, 1950-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.