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Subseries 9.3 | A Finding Aid to the George Grey Barnard papers, circa 1860-1969, bulk 1880-1938 | Digitized Collection

George Grey Barnard papers, circa 1860-1969, bulk 1880-1938

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9.3: Medieval Art and Collections, circa 1905-1945

This subseries documents Barnard's collections of medieval art, the Cloisters and the Abbaye, as well as individual artifacts of medieval and eighteenth century art, which may have passed through his possession in his dual roles as collector and dealer. The photographs of the Cloisters and Abbaye record Barnard's installation of medieval statuary and architectural elements in the space that he, along with his architect, Horace Mann, had created to house his collections. Some of the prints include annotations along the bottom edge or on the verso that date the image as well as provide identifying details for sculptures and studio locations.
The bulk of the photographs document medieval sculptures and architectural elements, ranging from stained glass windows to entire cloisters. Folder titles distinguish amongst "Medieval Artifacts in Their Original Locations," "Medieval Artifcats, France, Collection Files," and "Medieval and Eighteenth Century Art, Dealers Files." These title designations were retained due to possible significance and may reflect Barnard's orignal file titles.
Files are arranged alphabetically by subject title.
This subseries has been partially scanned. Cloister photographs from the Metropolitan Museum of Art have not been scanned.

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