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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

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Series 12: Germain Seligman's Personal Papers, 1882, circa 1905-1984
17.1 linear feet
Boxes 422-459, OV 460

The Personal Papers series documents the private activities of Germain Seligman through subseries that include family and biographical files, writings, records of his private art collection, and details of his military service. Family and Biographical Material (Series 12.1) provides personal information about Germain and others members of the Seligmann family. Private Art Collection (Series 12.2) provides details about the artwork in Seligman's personal collection, while Writings (Series 12.3) features several major books undertaken by him.
The series is organized into six subseries. This bulk of this series has been scanned. Exceptions are noted in the individual series descriptions. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.
12.1: Family and Biographical Material, 1911-1973, undated
12.2: Private Art Collection, 1922-1983, undated
12.3: Writings, circa 1905-1977, undated
12.4: War Files, 1913-1960, undated
12.5: Personal Financial Files, 1932-1985, undated
12.6: Miscellaneous Files, 1882, 1936-1979
12.1:Family and Biographical Material, 1911-1973, undated
This subseries contains personal information about Germain Seligman and the Seligmann family. Material includes photographs of family members, including Jacques and Germain, a photo of Mr. and Mrs. Val Dudensing, and photographs of properties owned by Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., including the Hôtel de Sagan. Correspondence including letters of condolence following the death of Jacques Seligmann. Résumés summarize Seligman's work experience and achievements. There are also travel diaries containing daily lists of routine travel expenses, and immigration documentation.
DescriptionContainer
Address Book, 1960-1972, undated
not scanned
422
1
Correspondence, 1917-1924, 1970-1973
422
2
Greeting Cards, 1960-1963
2 folders
Not scanned
422
3-4
Greeting Cards: Christmas, 1959-1961
not scanned
422
5
Greeting Cards: Christmas Lists, 1937-1962
not scanned
422
6
Miscellaneous Memorabilia, 1955, undated
423
1
Obituary, Memorial, and Biographical Entries for Germain Seligman, 1974-1980, undated
423
2
Passport and Visa Information, 1955-1964, undated
423
3
Photographs of Family Members and Others, undated
423
4
Photographs of Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., Properties, undated
423
5
Printed Material,
The Hôtel de Sagan
, Monograph by J. Sillery, undated
423
6
René Seligmann's Memoirs, Drafts of Installments, 1929, undated
423
7
Résumés and List of Publications, undated
423
8
Stamp and Seal of Germain Seligman, undated
not scanned
423
9
Travel Diaries, 1963-1965
not scanned
424
1
Travel Diaries, 1966-1967
not scanned
424
2
Travel Diaries, 1968-1969
not scanned
424
3
Travel Diaries, 1971, undated
not scanned
424
4
Photograph of a Painting of Jacques Seligmann by Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida, 1911
OV 460
2 Glass Plate Negatives of a Painting of Jacques Seligmann by Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida, 1911
not scanned; glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers
425
12.2:Private Art Collection, 1922-1983, undated
This subseries documents the content and the administration of Germain Seligman's personal art collection and includes a copy of
The Collection of Germain Seligman: Paintings, Drawings, and Works of Art
,published in 1979. The bulk of the material consists of reference files to the collection, which typically contain provenance information, notes, printed material, and photographs of works of art. These files can be cross-referenced with the material in the Inventory Notebooks, which duplicate some of the information found in the Collection Reference Files. Researchers should be aware that there is some confusion in the records about what constitutes Notebooks I, II and III. Headings provided in the Container Listing for "Inventory Notebooks" are contradicted by headings found in the folder titled "Lists."
The remainder of the material comprises invoices chronicling sales and purchases of artwork made by Germain and Ethlyne J. Seligman, inventory notebooks, and consignment and loan records. Material documenting the liquidation of the Seligman Estate and inquiries into the disposition of his business archives can also be found here.
DescriptionContainer
Catalog,
The Collection of Germain Seligman: Paintings, Drawings, and Works of Art
, 1979
426
1
Collection Reference Files
Allegrino, Etienne,
The Monastery
, 1963-1970
426
2
Two Small Animal Groups; French, Louis XVI, undated
426
3
Arrest of Christ
, Franco-Flemish, circa 1375, 1969
426
4
Ballue, H., Four Watercolors, undated
426
5
Barye, Antoine,
Lion Debut
, undated
426
6
Bellange, (Thierry?),
Diana the Huntress
, 1965
426
7
Bellini, Giovanni,
Portrait of a Young Man
, 1932-1968
Oversized material (4 x-rays) housed in OV sol 460
426
8
Boissard de Boisdenier, J. E.,
The Retreat from Moscow
, 1963-1977
426
9
School of Giov. da Bologna, Two Bronze Turkeys, 1959
426
10
Bonvin, Francois,
Portrait of Louise-Adele Celine
, undated
426
11
Bourdichon, Jean,
Pentecost
, 1948-1974
426
12
Bourdon, Sebastien,
Adoration of the Magi
, Painting 8637, undated
426
13
Bourdon, Sebastien,
The Crucifixion of St. Peter
, undated
426
14
Bourden, Sabastien,
The Death of Jezabel
, undated
426
15
Braque, Georges,
Nature Mort
, 1972
426
16
Bronze Column, Italian 16th Century, undated
426
17
Callot, Jaques,
St. Peter and St. Bartholemew
, undated
426
18
Callot, Jacques,
St. Mansuetus
, 1965
426
19
Cambiaso, Luca,
La Force, La Justice, La Temperance
, 1967
426
20
Cameo, Charles VIII of France, 1951
426
21
Limoges Candlesticks second half XV1 Century, 1970
426
22
Carravaggio, Polidoro da,
Sacrifice to Niobe
, 1976
426
23
Carravaggio, Polidoro da,
A Classical Sacrificial Procession
, 1953
426
24
Chasseriau, Theodore,
Les Reveuses
, Dwg. 8834, 1964-1968
426
25
Chasseriau, Theodore,
Le Commerce Rapproche les Peuples
, undated
426
26
Chinard, Joseph,
Bust of Empress Josephine
, 1971-1972
426
27
Chinese Vases, undated
426
28
Christ In Majesty
, 1968
426
29
Collection Reference Files
School of Clouet, Miniature Gouache Portrait of King Henry II, circa 1559, 1971
427
1
Corneille, Jean-Baptiste,
Christ and the Woman of Canaan
, 1972
427
2
Coronation of the Virgin
, 1965-1968
427
3
Corot, Jean Baptiste Camille,
Judith
, 1960
427
4
Coypel, Charles Antoine, Assumed Portrait of Adrienne Lecouvreur, 1968
427
5
David, Jaques Louis, Two Wash Drawings of Roman Views, 1971
427
6
Delacroix, Eugene, Apollo Ceiling Sketch 8073, 1962-1974
427
7
Dore, Louis Christophe Gustave Paul,
Vale of Tears
, 1965-1980
427
8
Dubois, Ambroise,
Miraculous Draught of Fishes
, 1962-1966
427
9
Ducreaux, Joseph,
Heads of Two Women
, 1968
427
10
Dumonstier, Daniel, Portrait of a Man, Portrait of a Bearded Man, undated
427
11
Ensor, James,
Portrait of the Son of Ernest Rousseau
, 8976, 1972
427
12
School of Fontainbleau circa 1535, Coat of Arms with the Salamander of Francis I, King of France, undated
see also Box 427, F18
427
13
Fragonard, Jean Honore,
Jupiter et Danae
, undated
427
14
French, 13th Century, Belt Buckle, niello filagree, 1961-1968
427
15
French, 14th Century, Ivory Diptych 8671, 1961
427
16
French XIV Silver Plaquettes (pair), 1959-1963
427
17
French XV Century Architectural Fragment, undated
see also Box 427, F13
427
18
French Renaissance Drawing 8991, Heraldic Drawing Relating to Francis I (1494-1547), 1973-1974
427
19
French Translucent Enamel Medallion, Christ and the Virgin (in the guise of Solomon and Queen of Sheba), 1962-1968
427
20
Galeotti, Sabastiano,
Allegory of Venice
, 1969
427
21
Gavarni, Sulpice Guillaume Chevallier, Personages Costumes, 1958
427
22
German, 15th Century, Alabaster Coronation of the Virgin, 1964-1975
427
23
German 16th Century Chain with Stag and Hounds, 1962
427
24
German, early 19th Century - Silver Alms Plate for Women, 1964
427
25
Giardet, Paul,
Le Duc de Montpensier
, 1978
427
26
Giardet, Paul,
King Louis Philippe
, 1978
427
27
Giardet, Paul,
Bataille de L'Habrah
, undated
427
28
Gros, Antoine Jean,
Portrait de Femme
, 1955-1956
427
29
Gros, Antoine, Jean,
Head of Murat
, undated
427
30
Gros, Antoine Jean,
Portrait du Marquis de Liveron
, 1955
427
31
Gros, Antoine Jean,
Ulysses Slaying the Suitors of Penelope
, 1972
427
32
Harpinges, Joseph,
Landscape
, 8167, 1978
427
33
Hispano Moorish Plate, 1960
427
34
Huet, Jean-Baptiste,
The Gathering for the Fair
, 8940, undated
427
35
Ingres, J.A.D.,
Portrait of a Young Boy
, undated
427
36
Ingres, J.A.D.,
Portrait of Letizia Murat
, 1957-1965
427
37
Two Ormolu Inkwells, circa 1760, undated
427
38
Italian Bronze Inkwell 17th or early 18th Century, Attributed to Pietro Tacca, or perhaps to Franceso Bertos, undated
427
39
Collection Reference Files
Jacque, C. E. (1813-1894),
Sheperdess in the Forest of Fontainbleau
8895, undated
428
1
Julliard, N. J.,
Children at Play in a Yard
, 8998, 1973
428
2
La Fresnaye,
Le Pierrot
, Oil 8746, undated
428
3
La Fresnaye, W. C.,
Pierrot with Raised Hands
, 8716, 1969
428
4
La Hyre, Laurent de la,
The Annunciation
, circa 1630, 1972
428
5
La Hyre, Laurent de la,
Bishop Ministering to the Sick
, circa 1635, undated
428
6
La Hyre, Laurent de la,
The Visitation
, circa 1645, 1951
428
7
La Hyre, Laurent de la,
Dialectics
, circa 1650, undated
428
8
La Hyre, Laurent de la,
Faith
, undated
428
9
La Hyre, Laurent de la,
La Visitation
, 1958
428
10
Lami,
Le Retour Triomphal
, 1963
428
11
Lancret, 1968-1972
428
12
Lanino, Bernardino,
Adoration of the Child
, circa 1511-circa 1583, undated
428
13
Largilliere,
Studies of Young Noblemen
, dwg (G. S. private coll.), 1966-1967
428
14
Lebrun, Charles, Design for a Fountain, the Rhone and the Saone, 1953-1972
428
15
Lebrun, Charles, Louis XIV Receiving the Spanish Ambassador, undated
428
16
Lebrun, Charles, Two Designs for Frontispieces, undated
428
17
Lefèvre, Robert, Portrait of a Young Man 8999, undated
428
18
Lefèvre, Robert,
Portrait of a Young Woman
, 1960
428
19
Lemoine, J.A.H.,
Portrait of Rosalie Duthé
, 8937, 1970
428
20
Le Nain, Mathieu,
Portrait of a Young Girl
, 1950-1968
428
21
Leoni, Leone, Sirens, 2 bronzes, undated
428
22
Le Suer, Eustache, Study of the Figure and Head of a Woman, 1972
428
23
Le Suer, Eustache, Study for Figure of an Angel, 1972
428
24
Le Suer, Eustache, Study for the Figure of Christ, 1972
428
25
Lovet-Lorski, Boris, Torso, 1973
428
26
Maitre de Flore,
Procris and Cephalus
, 1967-1973
428
27
Maitre de Flore, School of Fontainbleau,
Lot and His Daughters
, 1955-1973
428
28
Il Maltese (Francesco Fieravino)
Still Life
8600, 1955-1974
428
29
Martel de Fer, Italian, end XV Century, 1941
428
30
Massard, Jean Marie Raphael Leopold,
The Capture of La Smala
, 1929
428
31
Meynier, Charles, 8992,
Joseph Reconnu par ses Frere
, oil on canvas, 1973
428
32
Meynier, Charles, Dwg. 8993,
Ciero Pleading the Cause of Ligarius
,", 1973
428
33
Monticelli, A., 8915,
Portrait de Femme
, 1969-1987
428
34
Collection Reference Files
Moreau-Monticelli Exhibition at Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 1960
429
1
Moreau, Gustave,
Hesiode et la Muse
, 1965-1974
429
2
Moreau le Jeune, Jean Michel,
Stratonice
, 1966
429
3
Mosan Champleve Enamel Plaque XII Century, 1969
429
4
Mosan or Rheinish Plaquetes, 2 oblong XII Century, 2 round XII Century Champleve, 1969
429
5
Ornamental Base, French Louis XV Door Knob or Window Knob, French, Louis XVI, undated
429
6
Pajou, Augustin,
Royal Escutcheon of France
, undated
429
7
Pectoral, Italian, XV-XVI Century, undated
429
8
Perronneau, Jean-Baptiste,
Portrait of Charles Baschi
, undated
429
9
Jean-Baptiste Pigalle,
L'Amitie sous les Traits de Madame Pompadour
, Marble 1753, undated
429
10
Picasso, Pablo,
The Falcon
, undated
429
11
Paintings, undated
small photograph album
429
12
Abbondio, Antonio,
Head of Christ
, 1957
429
13
Two Oval Plaques,
Christ
,
A Saint
, Bronze Figure of a Lay Personage, undated
429
14
Small Oblong Oval Plaque Rheinish, end of XII Century; small rectangular plaque, French, end of XIV Century, 1969
429
15
Prud'hon, Pierre Paul,
Themis or Nemesis
, undated
429
16
Prud'hon, Pierre Paul,
The Soul Leaving the Earth
, 8901, 1969
429
17
Puget, Pierre,
Harbor
, 1953
429
18
8 Quadrilobe Plaquettes, French end of XIV Century, 1962-1968
429
19
2 Quadrilobe Plaquettes, French 13th Century, Italian end of 14th Century, Enamels, undated
429
20
Redon, Odilon,
Profil sur fonds des Feuillages
, 1974-1975
429
21
Redon, Odilon,
Vase de Fleurs
, 1974
429
22
Redon, Odilon,
Self-Portrait
, 1974-1978
429
23
Silver Medal by Hans Reinhard,
Johann Frederick, Elector of Saxony
, undated
429
24
Riccio,
Kneeling Faun
, Roccatagliata,
Statuette of a Boy
, 1978
429
25
Riccio,
Satyr Bronze Lamp
, undated
429
26
Gold Ring, French, XVI Century, undated
429
27
Ecclesiastical Ring with Gothic IHS, 1960
429
28
Roccatigliata, Nicolo,
Statuette of a Boy
, undated
429
29
Roccatigliata, Nicolo, 8590-91,
Two Infant Musicians
, undated
429
30
Guilio Romano,
Psyche in Hades Getting the Beauty Ointment for Venus
, 1966
429
31
Rops, Felicien,
Soiree D'Itirer
, undated
429
32
Rouget, Georges,
Le Sacre de Napoleon
, undated
429
33
The Harrowing of Hell
, Translucent Enamel on Silver, undated
429
34
Seurat, Georges,
L'homme au Chapeau Melon
, 1960-1967
429
35
Seurat, Georges,
Petite Fille du Chapeau Niniche
, 1977
429
36
Seurat, Georges,
Tour Eiffel
, 1961-1974
429
37
Spranger, Bartholomeus,
Mars and Venus
, 1964
429
38
Siqueiros, David Alfaro,
Fuego
, undated
429
39
Sintenis, Renee,
Brun
o, undated
429
40
Stella, Jacques,
Christ at the Column
, undated
429
41
Stella, Jacques,
Noli Me Tangere
, 1972
429
42
Stella, Jacques,
The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine
, undated
429
43
Collection Reference Files
Stella, Jacques,
Christ et les Docteurs
, 1965-1979
430
1
Subleyras, Pierre,
The Consecration of a Bishop
, 1962
430
2
Tiepolo, Gian Domenico,
Dromedary
, undated
430
3
Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista,
Christ and the Samaritan Woman
, 1965-1978
430
4
Venetian Enamel Plate, circa 1520, 1964
430
5
Vernet, Antoine Charles Horace,
Death of a Stag
, 1979
430
6
Vignon, Claude,
Moses as a Child Treading on the Crown
, 1959
430
7
Vignon, Claude,
Saint Helen with the True Cross
430
8
Vignon, Claude,
The Sibyl of Samos
, undated
430
9
Vouet, Simon,
Death of the Niobids
, 1965-1967
430
10
Vouet, Simon,
Figures of Putti
, 1971
430
11
Vouet, Simon,
King Solomon
, undated
430
12
Vouet, Simon,
Kneeling Woman
, undated
430
13
Vouet, Simon,
Madonna and Child
, undated
430
14
Vouet, Simon,
Saint Luke
, undated
430
15
Vouet, Simon,
Study of a Man Kneeling
, undated
430
16
Watteau, Antoine,
Le Capitan
, undated
430
17
Winterhalter, Franz Xavier,
Portrait of Empress Eugenie
, 1928-1940
430
18
Collection Reference Files, Negatives of Works of Art, A-F
47 folders
Not scanned
431
1-47
Collection Reference Files, Negatives of Works of Art, G-P
51 folders
Not scanned
432
1-51
Collection Reference Files, Negatives of Works of Art, R-W
34 folders
Not scanned
433
1-34
Inventory Notebook I, Part 1, Paintings, undated
434
1
Inventory Notebook I, Part 2, Drawings, Watercolors, Gouaches, undated
2 folders
434
2-3
Inventory Notebook II, Drawings, Watercolors, Gouaches, undated
4 folders
434
4-7
Inventory Notebook II, Part 3, Works of Art, undated
3 folders
435
1-3
Inventory Notebook III Cover Sheet and Fragments, undated
435
4
Inventory Notebook (handwritten), undated
435
5
Consignment Book, 1926-1945, undated
435
6
Consignment Correspondence, 1922-1941
2 folders
435
7-8
Correspondence: Disposition of Company Records and Estate, 1978-1982, undated
436
1
Correspondence: Reproductions and Loans for Exhibitions, 1945-1979, undated
436
2
Exhibition Catalogs, 1943-1945, 1974-1977, undated
436
3
Invoices, 1924-1944
436
4
Invoices, 1945-1950
436
5
Invoices, 1951-1959
436
6
Invoices, 1960-1983
436
7
Lists, 1936-1951, undated
436
8
Miscellaneous Financial Notes, 1933-1951, undated
436
9
Notes on Purchases, undated
436
10
Photographs of Works of Art, undated
2 folders
Not scanned
436
11-12
OV Bellini, Giovanni,
Portrait of a Young Man
from Box 426, Folder 8
OV 460
12.3:Writings, circa 1905-1977, undated
This subseries documents the published and unpublished writings of Germain Seligman and works co-authored with his wife. The subseries includes drafts and published copies of documents, correspondence regarding projects, research notes, and other supporting material including printed material and photographs of works of art. Reviews of some of Seligman's writings can also be found here. Material is organized into four subseries sections.
12.3.1:Books, circa 1905-1977, undated
Records found here document research for, and publication of, four books by Germain Seligman. His 1969 edition,
Roger de La Fresnaye, with a Catalogue Raisonné
, received awards and was highly lauded by art scholars and curators. This work follows from an earlier 1945 monograph on the artist that Seligman wrote, but the 1969 version added more detailed information about the artist and his works and included many illustrations, of which thirty-two were reproduced in color and hand-mounted as plates in the text.
Merchants of Art, 1880-1960: Eighty Years of Professional Collecting
, published in 1961, provides a history of Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., along with Germain's reminiscences about his father and important collectors and collections that were associated with the firm.
The Drawings of Georges Seurat
was published in 1947, followed thereafter by the 1952 publication of
Oh! Fickle Taste; or, Objectivity in Art
, in which Seligman addresses the importance of political and social climates in understanding the evolution of art collecting in the United States.
In addition to general research material, files relating to
Roger de La Fresnaye, with a Catalogue Raisonné
include correspondence with individuals such as Jean Cocteau, Victor and Jean Hugo, and Simone de La Fresnaye. Notes include documentation of interviews conducted with dealers and friends of de La Fresnaye. Some interviewees Germain consulted include Georges Auric, Suzanne de Balasy, Mme. Philippe Clement, Bernard Dorival, Jean Hugo, Valentine Hugo, Mme. Henry Kapferer, Mme. Klotz, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Valentine de Miré, Georges Moos, Mme. E. Nebelthau, and André Dunoyer de Sagonzac. Also found are two working manuscripts of the publication with handwritten notes scattered throughout and an addendum to the catalog in the form of an article published in
Revue de L'Art
in 1972. An early draft of the same article translated into English is also included here.
Files relating to
Merchants of Art
begin with a draft of the publication, which is dated 1959 in the preface. This appears to be a later version of the 1955 draft of
Our Business Is Their Pleasure
(Seligman's original title for the book), which can also be found here.
Our Business Is Their Pleasure
was apparently translated into French as
Le Musée Dispersé
, and two working copies of a draft of this manuscript are also included here. The records also contain correspondence relating to publication and rights to reproduction of artwork, information that Seligman compiled about significant art collections, and reviews upon publication of the book. Two glass negatives and a photographic print of a painting of Jacques Seligmann (used as an illustration for
Merchants of Art
) can be found in Family and Biographical Material (Series 12.1).
DescriptionContainer
Roger de La Fresnaye, with a Catalogue Raisonné
(1969)
Draft, Catalogue I: Early Years to 1918/1919, circa 1969
437
1
Draft, Catalogue II: 1919-1925, circa 1969
437
2
Addendum Draft,
Roger de La Fresnaye: Voyage to Italy in 1911
, 1972, undated
437
3
Illustrations for Catalog, circa 1969
437
4
Correspondence: Barnes Foundation, 1963
437
5
Correspondence: Cocteau, Jean, 1963
437
6
Correspondence: de La Fresnaye, Roger, 1920-1925, undated
copies
437
7
Correspondence: de La Fresnaye, Simone, 1963-1973
437
8
Correspondence:
Editions Ides et Calendes
, 1965-1973
2 folders
437
9-10
Correspondence: Hugo, Jean, 1963
438
1
Correspondence: General, 1933, 1957-1962
438
2
Correspondence: General, 1962-1963 January-February
438
3
Correspondence: General, 1963 March
438
4
Correspondence: General, 1963 April
438
5
Correspondence: General, 1963 May
438
6
Correspondence: General, 1963 June-December
2 folders
438
7-8
Correspondence: General, 1963-1964
439
1
Correspondence: General, 1965-1967
439
2
Correspondence: General, 1968-1977
439
3
Correspondence: Letters of Congratulations, 1969-1971
439
4
Interviews, 1959-1964, undated
439
5
Lists of Artwork by de La Fresnaye, 1936, 1957-1963, undated
439
6
Paintings, 1958-1974
439
7
Sculpures, 1963-1966
439
8
Photographs and Reproductions of Artwork by de La Fresnaye, 1925, 1950-1976, undated
2 folders
439
9-10
Artwork Not Included in the
Catalogue Raisonné
, A-G, 1963-1966, undated
440
1
Artwork Not Included in the
Catalogue Raisonné
, H-Z, 1963-1966, undated
440
2
Photographs of de La Fresnaye and Family Homes, 1914-1925, 1963-1964, undated
440
3
Miscellaneous Notes and Printed Matter, 1920-1970, undated
440
4
Clippings Regarding de La Fresnaye, 1931-1970
not scanned
440
5
Auction Catalogs Containing Works by de La Fresnaye, 1974, undated
440
6
Awards, 1969-1971
440
7
Copper Plate Illustrations for
Catalogue Raisonné
, circa 1969
not scanned
441
1
Merchants of Art, 1880-1960: Eighty Years of Professional Collecting
(1961)
Draft,
Merchants of Art
, Chapters 1-3, 1959
not scanned
442
1
Draft,
Merchants of Art
, Chapters 4-6, 1959
not scanned
442
2
Draft,
Merchants of Art
, Chapters 7-9, 1959
not scanned
442
3
Draft,
Merchants of Art
, Chapters 10-12, 1959
not scanned
442
4
Draft,
Merchants of Art
, Chapters 14-15, 1959
not scanned
442
5
Draft,
Merchants of Art
, Chapters 17-19, 1959
not scanned
442
6
Draft,
Merchants of Art
, Chapters 20-22, 1959
not scanned
442
7
Draft,
Merchants of Art
, Chapters 23-26, 1959
not scanned
442
8
Draft,
Our Business Is Their Pleasure
, 1955
2 folders
Not scanned
442
9-10
Draft,
Le Musée Dispersé
, Copy 1,Chapters 1-6, 1955
not scanned
443
1
Draft,
Le Musée Dispersé
, Copy 1, Chapters 7-12, 1955
not scanned
443
2
Draft,
Le Musée Dispersé
, Copy 1, Chapters 13-18, 1955
not scanned
443
3
Draft,
Le Musée Dispersé
, Copy 1, Chapters 19-24, 1955
not scanned
443
4
Draft,
Le Musée Dispersé
, Copy 2, Chapters 1-4, 1955
not scanned
443
5
Draft,
Le Musée Dispersé
, Copy 2, Chapters 5-11, 1955
not scanned
443
6
Draft,
Le Musée Dispersé
, Copy 2, Chapters 12-18, 1955
not scanned
443
7
Draft,
Le Musée Dispersé
, Copy 2, Chapters 19-24, 1955
not scanned
443
8
Correspondence: Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc. (Publishers), 1952-1963
2 folders
Not scanned
444
1-2
Correspondence: General, 1948-1962, undated
not scanned
444
3
Correspondence: Permission Letters, 1953-1961
2 folders
Not scanned
444
4-5
Lists of Illustrations and Their Sources, 1956-1960, undated
not scanned
444
6
Research Material: Artwork List, undated
not scanned
444
7
Research Material: Artwork by Artist, A-D, undated
not scanned
444
8
Research Material: Artwork by Artist, F-L, undated
not scanned
445
1
Research Material: Artwork by Artist, M-W, undated
not scanned
445
2
Research Material: Artwork by Period and Type, undated
not scanned
445
3
Research Material: General, circa 1906-1961, undated
3 folders
Not scanned
445
4-6
Research Material: Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), circa 1905-1954, undated
not scanned
445
7
Research Material: Rothschild Collections, 1952-1959, undated
not scanned
446
1
Research Material: Wallace Collection, circa 1910-1961, undated
not scanned
446
2
Research Material: Photographs of Works of Art, undated
3 folders
Not scanned
446
3-5
Scrapbook of Reviews, 1961-1964
not scanned
446
6
The Drawings of Georges Seurat
(1947)
Correspondence, 1945-1946
446
7
Correspondence, 1945-1949, undated
446
8
List of Drawings, circa 1947
446
9
Notes, undated
446
10
Photographs of Works of Art, undated
2 folders
Not scanned
447
1-2
Oh! Fickle Taste; or, Objectivity in Art
(1952)
Correspondence and Notes, 1952-1958, undated
not scanned
447
3
Reviews, 1952-1954
not scanned
447
4
Scrapbook of Reviews, 1952-1956
not scanned
447
5
12.3.2:Articles, 1924-1974, undated
This subseries includes published and unpublished articles by Germain Seligman as well as supporting material such as correspondence, research material, printed material, and photographs of works of art. Arrangement is alphabetical by title of article, thereafter by subject. Material within folders is chronological.
DescriptionContainer
Declin del'Influence des Historiens d'Art Français aux Etats-Unis
Drafts and Correspondence, circa 1965-1966
447
6
Klaus Berger,
Géricault und sein Werk
Book Review (1953)
Copy of Review and Related Letters to Editor, 1953-1954
447
7
Correspondence and Memoranda, 1951-1954, undated
447
8
Notes and Research Material, 1924-1960, undated
447
9
Why Rococo and What Is Rococo?
(circa 1970)
Drafts, circa 1969
447
10
Correspondence, 1968-1969, undated
447
11
Research Material, 1946-1971, undated
2 folders
448
1-2
12.3.3:Miscellaneous Writings, 1950-1962, undated
This subseries includes notes and related research material for a lecture on paintings of the Netherlands and observations on collecting that were possibly delivered as a lecture. Arrangement is alphabetical by subject. Materials within folders is chronological.
DescriptionContainer
About Collecting, 1954-1962, undated
448
3
[Early Paintings of the Netherlands], Lecture Notes and Photographs of Works of Art, 1950, undated
2 folders
Folder 5 not scanned
448
4-5
Letter to Editor of the
New York Times
Regarding Shipping of Michelangelo's Pietà to New York World's Fair, 1962
448
6
12.3.4:Writings with Ethlyne J. Seligman, 1946-1969, undated
In this subseries are copies of published articles and related research material that Germain Seligman co-authored with his wife, Ethlyne J. Seligman.
DescriptionContainer
The Louis XIV Statue of 1675 by Martin Desjardins (1968)
Copy of Article and Drafts, circa 1967-1968
448
7
Correspondence, 1952-1969, undated
448
8
Research Material, 1946-1969, undated
448
9
Photographs of Works of Art, undated
448
10
The Myth of the Fragonard Portraits at Chantilly; or, the Re-Discovery of Jean-Marie Ribou
(1958)
Copies of Article in
Art Quarterly
, 1958
449
1
Correspondence, 1954-1956, undated
449
2
Research Material, circa 1954-1958
449
3
12.4:War Files, 1913-1960, undated
Documents in this subseries include certificates of award and war service records, along with correspondence regarding Germain's various awards for distinguished service. Also included are applications and correspondence with the U.S. War Department, as well as with the French General Consulate, regarding Germain's application for a military commission in the United States Armed Forces during World War II.
DescriptionContainer
Awards: Certificates and Service Records, 1913-1960, undated
449
4
Awards: Correspondence, 1919-1960
449
5
Awards: Printed Material, 1915-1919
not scanned
449
6
Awards: Printed Material, 1920-1960
not scanned
449
7
Correspondence: Framed Letter to André Mare, 1915
449
8
Correspondence: French Consulate, 1933-1962
449
9
Correspondence: Military Commission Application, 1939, 1941-1944, undated
449
10
12.5:Personal Financial Files, 1932-1984, undated
Records in this subseries chronicle Germain Seligman's personal financial affairs and include records of taxes and investments. Correspondence with a Madrid bank in 1945-1957 includes documentation of frozen assets that Germain eventually liquidated.
DescriptionContainer
Bank Accounts, 1954-1976
5 folders
Not scanned
450
1-5
Business and Personal Expense Journal, 1963-1967
not scanned
450
6
Correspondence:
Compania de las Marismas
, Spain, 1945-1957, undated
2 folders
Not scanned
451
1-2
Correspondence: J. Legrain, 1947-1961, undated
not scanned
451
3
Donations, (1983), 1978-1984
not scanned
451
4
Insurance Papers, 1956-1978, undated
not scanned
451
5
Investment Journal, 1932-1937
not scanned
451
6
Investment Journal, 1943-1945
not scanned
451
7
Investment Journal, 1966-1974
not scanned
451
8
Investment Journal, 1975-1978
not scanned
452
1
Investment Reports and Statements, 1944-1978
3 folders
Not scanned
452
2-4
Miscellaneous Financial Notes, undated
not scanned
452
5
Federal Income Taxes, 1941-1971
4 folders
Not scanned
452
6-9
New York City Income Taxes, 1966-1969
not scanned
453
1
New York State Income Taxes, 1948-1971
2 folders
Not scanned
453
2-3
Tax Calculations, 1970-1975
not scanned
453
4
Tax Deductible Expenses, 1938-1968
5 folders
Not scanned
453
5-9
Tax Deductible Expenses, 1969-1972
7 folders
Not scanned
454
1-7
Tax Deductible Expenses, 1972-1974
5 folders
Not scanned
455
1-5
Tax Deductible Expenses, 1975-1977
4 folders
Not scanned
456
1-4
Tax Deductible Investments, 1975-1977
2 folders
Not scanned
456
5-6
12.6:Miscellaneous Files, 1882, 1936-1979
Material found here relates primarily to research projects undertaken by Ethlyne J. Seligman for Germain Seligman or on her own behalf. Projects include the art of Jacques-Louis David, the cloisters of Chartreuse in Paris, a portrait of Henri II, and pre-Columbian art and culture. The subseries also contains a notebook entitled "Library Catalog," but it is not clear if the notebook refers to Seligman's personal library or to another collection. An incomplete copy of the volume
L'Art du Dix-Huitième Siècle
can also be found here.
DescriptionContainer
Chartreuse de Paris ou de Vouvert
, Copy of Volume, undated
not scanned
457
1
Chartreuse de Paris Project: Correspondence, 1965-1979
not scanned
457
2
Chartreuse de Paris Project: Research Material, 1957-1964, undated
not scanned
457
3
Chartreuse de Paris Project: Research Notes, 1967, undated
not scanned
457
4
Chartreuse de Paris Project: Photographs of Works of Art, undated
not scanned
457
5
J. L. David Project: Notes, undated
not scanned
457
6
J. L. David Project: Notes, Museums, undated
not scanned
457
7
J. L. David Project: Notes, Private Collectors, undated
not scanned
457
8
Portrait of Henry II Project: Research Material, 1971-1973, undated
not scanned
458
1
Portrait of Henry II Project: Research Notes, 1970-1971, undated
not scanned
458
2
Pre-Columbian Art and Culture: Notebook and Miscellany, 1936, undated, undated
not scanned
458
3
Pre-Columbian Art and Culture: Postcards, undated
not scanned
458
4
Library Catalog Notebook, undated
not scanned
459
1
L'Art du Dix-Huitième Siècle
, Incomplete Copy of Publication, 1882
2 folders
Not scanned
459
2-3

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