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Subseries 2.3 | 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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2.3: Duc d'Arenberg Collection, 1948-1963, undated

In 1951 Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., negotiated to sell the private family collection of the Duc d'Arenberg. Collection items under Seligmann's care included nineteen illuminated manuscripts and three paintings: Jan Vermeer's
Portrait of a Young Girl,
Antoine Watteau's
Marriage Contract,
and Rembrandt van Rijn's
Tobias Healing His Father.
This subseries documents the activities undertaken by the firm in carrying out the sale of the collection through correspondence and contracts, along with details of financial and legal actions taken pertaining to the sale and transfer of collection items. The subseries also contains historical information and reference files for items in the collection.
Material is arranged in chronological order under subject headings. The bulk of this series has been scanned with the exception of some printed material.
2.3.1:Correspondence and Contracts, 1951-1963
This subseries contains general correspondence detailing the establishment of bank and legal accounts to handle resulting sales and the eventual transfer of the unsold pieces to Fordham University in 1963. Also found are original contracts.
DescriptionContainer
Correspondence, 1951
228
1
Correspondence, 1952
228
2
Correspondence, 1953
228
3
Correspondence, 1954
228
4
Correspondence, 1955
228
5
Correspondence, 1956
228
6
Correspondence, 1957-1959, undated
228
7
Correspondence regarding Vermeer painting, 1952-1955
228
8
Contracts, 1951-1952
228
9
2.3.2:Reference Material, 1948-1956, undated
The material in this subseries consists of family history files and numerous reference files for individual works of art and manuscripts.
DescriptionContainer
Vermeer, General Information, 1948-1956, undated
not scanned
229
1
Vermeer, Clippings, 1955-1956
229
2
Vermeer, Concerning
Portrait of a Young Girl
, circa 1955
229
3
Vermeer, Photo and Negatives, circa 1955
229
4
Manuscripts, General, 1951-1952
229
5
Manuscripts, General, 1951-1954
229
6
Manuscripts, General, 1952-1956
229
7
Rembrandt's
Tobias Healing His Father
, 1951-1952
229
8
L'Aiguiere et le Bassin
(Cerrini) and
The Head of Laocoon
(Michelangelo), 1952
229
9
Arenberg Engravings, 1952
229
10
Watteau's
Marriage Contract
, 1952
(1 of 2)
230
1
Watteau's
Marriage Contract
, 1952
(2 of 2)
230
2
Items Not in New York, 1953
230
3
Arenberg Family Collection, 1953, undated
230
4
Thirteenth Century Persian Copper Cistern, 1953-1954
230
5
Arenberg Family, undated
230
6
Manuscript no. 1, undated
2 folders
230
7-8
Manuscript no. 2, undated
2 folders
230
9-10
Manuscript no. 3, undated
230
11
Manuscript no. 4, undated
231
1
Manuscript no. 11, undated
231
2
Manuscript no. 12, undated
231
3
Manuscript no. 14, undated
231
4
Manuscript no. 20, undated
231
5
Manuscript no. 21, undated
231
6
Manuscript no. 22, undated
231
7
Manuscript no. 23, undated
231
8
Manuscript no. 24, undated
231
9
Manuscript no. 25, undated
231
10
Manuscript no. 26, undated
231
11
Manuscript no. 28, undated
231
12
Manuscript no. 30, undated
231
13
Manuscript no. 34, undated
231
14
Manuscript no. 37, undated
231
15
Manuscript no. 41, undated
231
16
Manuscript no. 67, undated
231
17
Manuscript no. 68, undated
231
18
Manuscript no. 69, undated
231
19
Manuscript no. 74, undated
232
1
Manuscript no. 76, undated
232
2
Manuscript no. 78, undated
232
3
Manuscript no. 79, undated
232
4
Manuscript no. 80, undated
232
5
Manuscript no. 82, undated
232
6
Manuscript no. 83, undated
232
7
Manuscript no. 83, undated
not scanned-duplicates
232
8
Manuscript no. 84, undated
232
9
Manuscript no. 85, undated
232
10
Manuscript no. 88, undated
232
11
Manuscript no. 89, undated
232
12
2.3.3:Miscellaneous Lists, 1951-1953, undated
This subseries consists of lists of recipients for exhibition announcements and catalogs of the sale, as well as a list of known paintings by Vermeer found in Germany.
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Lists, 1951-1953, undated
232
13

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