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Series 4 | A Finding Aid to the Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner papers, 1853-1977 | Digitized Collection

Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner papers, 1853-1977

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Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1890-1970
1.7 linear feet
Box 4-6, 9

Writings and notes consist of autobiographical writings, including a 14 chapter manuscript; numerous essay drafts, lectures, notes, and published monographs on Italian and Dutch art and artists; and reports and lectures on exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Lecture seminar notes appear to have been written while Valentiner was a student at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Drafts, lists, and notes related to
Arbeitsrat für Kunst
date from the period after Valentiner’s military service when he served as a chairman to the newly formed Working Council for the Arts, prior to his return to America in 1921. There are also a handful of literary writings by Valentiner and typescript essays by other art historians, including Carl Heise and Wilhelm von Bode.
The majority of the handwritten writings are in German, with many typed transcriptions in English.
Materials are arranged alphabetically within document types.
The bulk of this series has been scanned. In some cases monographs have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages scanned.
DescriptionContainer
Autobiography
"Enttaeuschungen des Kindes", 1946
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31
"Journey to America", 1921
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32
On Art Collectors, circa 1940-1950
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33
"Provincetown 1945", 1945
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34
Autobiography, Chapters 1-5, circa 1950-1970
Oversized material housed in Box 9, Folder 1.
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35
Autobiography, Chapters 6-9, circa 1950-1970
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36
Autobiography, Chapters 10-11, circa 1950-1970
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37
Autobiography, Chapters 12-13, circa 1950-1970
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38
Autobiography, Chapters 14, circa 1950-1970
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39
Artists
[Balducci], circa 1920-1950
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1
Bellano, Bartolomeo, circa 1920-1950
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2
Botticelli, circa 1920-1950
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3
Boursse, Esaias, circa 1920-1950
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4
[Bruegel], circa 1920-1950
5
5
Corneliuz, Cornelis (The So-Called Jan de Cock), circa 1920-1950
5
6
Da Vinci, Leonardo, circa 1920-1950
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7
De Hooch, Pietro, circa 1920-1950
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8
Di Francesco, Lupo, circa 1920-1950
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9
Di Nutto, Nicola, circa 1920-1950
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10
Engelbrecht, Cornelius, circa 1920-1960
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11
Gros, Antoine Jean, circa 1950
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12
Joest, Jan, circa 1920-1950
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13
Knupfer, Nicolaes, circa 1920-1950
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14
Kokoschka, Oskar, circa 1920-1960
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15
Modigliani and Pascin, circa 1920-1950
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16
Pisano, Nicolo, circa 1920-1950
5
17
Pisano, Nino (essay), circa 1927
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18
Pisano, Nino, 1927
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19
[Raphael], circa 1920-1950
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20
Rembrandt (essay), circa 1920-1950
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21
Rembrandt (essay draft), circa 1920-1950
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22
[Rembrandt] (essay draft), circa 1920-1950
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23
[Rembrandt] (notes), circa 1920-1950
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24
Schmidt-Rottluff, circa 1920-1950
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25
Titian, circa 1920-1950
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26
[Tizian], circa 1920-1950
5
27
Van Dyck, circa 1920-1950
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28
Van Dyck and Frans Hals, circa 1920-1950
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29
Van Eyck, Jan (essays), circa 1920-1950
5
30-31
Van Eyck, Jan, circa 1920-1950
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32
Van Orley, Bernard, circa 1920-1960
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33
Von Brugge, Joos, circa 1920-1950
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34
Essays
"A Madonna by Matteo Di Giovanni", 1925
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35
"Agostino di Giovanni and Agnolo di Ventura", circa 1920-1945
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36
"Bust of a Florentine Lady by de Fiesole", 1925
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37
[Carel Fabritius], circa 1935
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38
"Correggio's
The Holy Family
", circa 1947
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39
"David and the French Revolution", 1929
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40
"Die Verkundigungsgruppe von Matteo Civitale", 1921
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41
[Dutch Genre and Landscape], 1931
Introduction to exhibition catalog.
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42
"Early Florentine Paintings", circa 1925
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43
"Italian Renaissance Sculpture", circa 1920-1950
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44
"Italian Renaissance Sculptures of the Widener Collection", circa 1920-1950
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45
"Jacob Ochtervelt", circa 1920-1940
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46
"Leihausstellung Fruehitalienischer Malerei in Detroit", circa 1933
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47
"Marble Reliefs by Lorenzo Vecchietta", circa 1920-1940
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48
"Medieval Art and Art of the East", circa 1920-1950
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49
"Newly Acquired Rubens Painting", 1926
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50
"Observations on Sienese and Pisan Trecento Sculpture", 1927
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51
[On Dutch Art], circa 1920-1960
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52
[On Italian Art], circa 1920-1960
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53
[On Modern Art], circa 1920-1950
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54
"On the Importance of Exhibitions of Old Masters", 1929
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55
"Once More the Venetian Three-Figure Painting in Detroit", 1927
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56
"Pieter Bruegel, Painter of the People and Antonio Moro, Painter of the Court", 1931
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57
[Price of Old Masters], 1907
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58
[Price of Old Masters], 1935
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59
"Rathenau", 1928
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60
"Rediscovered Painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder", 1930
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61
"Rediscovered Paintings by Frans Hals", 1928
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62
"Rembrandt Drawings in the Havemeyer Collection", 1931
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63
[Ryerson Collection], circa 1920-1950
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64
"Skulpturen Nino Pisano's in Venedig", 1927
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65
"Spirit of Fra Angelico", circa 1926
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66
"Studien Uber Gothische Plastik in Italien: Tino di Camaino", circa 1920-1945
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67
"Unknown Work by Benedetto da Majano", 1928
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68
"Viertes Kapitel. Wiederaufleben der Architektur", circa 1920-1950
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69
"Work by the Master of the Lucia Legend", 1927
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70
"Zu Meiner Sozialen Stellung am Metropolitan Museum", circa 1920-1960
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71
Zu III "Wolfram von Eschenbach", circa 1920-1960
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72
Untitled Essay Draft, circa 1920-1960
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73
Untitled Essay Drafts, circa 1920-1960
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74-75
Untitled Essay Drafts, circa 1920-1960
5
76-77
Lectures
[Collecting of Masterpieces by Museums], circa 1920-1940
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78
[For National Arts Club], circa 1921
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79
[In Raleigh, North Carolina], circa 1955
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80
"In the Northwest", 1942
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81
Introduction to the Italian Exhibition, 1933
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82
Introduction to the Old Masters Exhibition, circa 1920-1945
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83
[Introduction to the Rembrandt Exhibition], 1930
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84
"Marine Painting", circa 1920-1950
Related to the 23rd Exhibition of Old Masters.
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85
[Modern German Art], circa 1920-1940
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86
[New Museum], circa 1929
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87
[Opening of Museum], 1927
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88
Seminar Glossary, 1899-1900
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Seminar Notes, 1894
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90
Seminar Notes, 1899
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91
Seminar Notes, 1899-1900
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92-93
Seminar Notes, circa 1900
5
94-95
Seminar Notes, circa 1900
5
96-97
Seminar Notes, 1900
5
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Seminar Notes, 1900
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Seminar Notes, 1901
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102
Seminar Notes, 1901-1902
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103
Literary
Poem, "Elmy", circa 1900
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104
Poem, "Kampf", 1900
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105
Script, "Hamilkar", 1895
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106
Monographs
"Der Haus Buchmeister in Heidelberg", 1903
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1
"Gemälde des Lucas von Leyden in Amerika", 1920
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2
"Matteo Civitale", circa 1920-1945
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3
On Gerard David, circa 1920-1945
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4
On Guglielmo de Marcillat, 1922
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5
On Jakob Burckhardt, circa 1920-1945
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6
On Rembrandt, circa 1920-1945
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7
"Werke um Giovanni Pisano in Amerika", circa 1920-1945
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8
Notebooks
Notebook #1, circa 1890-1950
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9
Notebook #2, circa 1900-1960
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10
Notebook #3, circa 1900-1960
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11
Notebook #4, 1896
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12
Notebook #5, 1898
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13
Deutsche Aufsatze, circa 1900-1950
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14
Notes
Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1920-1960
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15
Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1920-1960
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16
Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1920-1960
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17
Project,
Arbeitsrat für Kunst
See also chronological correspondence circa 1918-1919.
Drafts, 1918-1919
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Drafts Protocol, 1918-1919
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Lists, 1918-1919
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Notes, 1918-1919
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21
Printed Materials, 1918-1919
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Reports
Detroit Institute of Arts, Annual Report, 1927
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23
Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Purchases Made by W.R. Valentiner", 1911
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24
Museum Association, "Forgeries of Italian Sculptures in Marble and Wood", 1926
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25
"Report on a Rearrangement of the Industrial Art Section of the Museum" and "Installation of the Hoentschel Wing", circa 1910
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26
"Report on Objects Selected in New York and Recommended for Purchase from the Hearst and Hershey Funds", 1947
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27
"Report on Proposed Rug Exhibition", circa 1920-1950
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28
By Others
Bodmer, Heinrich, "Reconstruction of Giovanni Pisano's Pulpit in the Cathedral of Pisa", circa 1920-1950
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29
Heise, Carl Georg, "Emil Nolde", circa 1920-1950
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30
Heise, Carl Georg, "Otto Mueller", circa 1920-1950
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31
Lasareff, Victor, "Some Florentine Pictures of the Trecento", circa 1920-1950
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32
Schubring, Paul, "Surmise Concerning the Subject of the Venetian Figure Painting in the Detroit Museum", circa 1920-1950
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33
Sweerts, Michael, "Painter's Atelier", circa 1920-1950
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34
von Bode, Wilhelm, "Oeuvre de Rembrandt", circa 1920-1950
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35
Oversized Binder Cover scanned with Box 4, Folder 35, circa 1950-1970
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