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Subseries 12.2 | A Finding Aid to the Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974 | Digitized Collection

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

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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.
Overall arrangement is by subject. Arrangement within the Collection Reference Files is alphabetical by Seligmann's topic headings. Material is generally mixed chronologically within folders so as to retain the context of related records of different dates.
This bulk of this series has been scanned. Material not scanned includes negatives of works of art; some photographs of artwork; and some printed material such as publications. Typically only covers and relevant pages of publications have been scanned.
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

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