John Pope-Hennessy papers

Reference code

990023.

Creator

John Pope-Hennessy.

Repository

Getty Research Institute (Getty Research Institute).

Dates

1930-1995.

extent

116.0 linear feet (220 boxes, 2 flatfile folders)

photograph archive document negative

arrangement

Arranged in seven series: Series I. Correspondence, 1914-1994; Series II. Writings and notes, 1932-1995; Series III. Professional consultations, 1944-1994; Series IV. Museum files, 1946-1987; Series V. Study photographs, 1930-1994; Series VI. Personal papers, 1913-1995; Series VII. Pope-Hennessy family papers, 1617-1995.

Scope and content

The John Pope-Hennessy papers document Pope-Hennessy's curatorial and administrative work, his scholarly research as an expert on Italian Renaissance sculpture and painting, and his family background. The bulk of the archive consists of Pope-Hennessy's research materials, manuscripts of published and unpublished works, correspondence, and museum files related to his work at the Victoria and Albert Museum, British Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and New York University's Institute of Fine Arts. Papers from the Pope-Hennessy family include correspondence, manuscripts, articles, of Pope-Hennessys' parents, Ladislas and Una, and of his brother, James.

contents

People and organizations

New York University James Pope-Hennessy John Pope Hennessy Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum British Museum Cecil Beaton Una Pope-Hennessy Metropolitan Museum of Art Victoria and Albert Museum

Artists, schools, periods

Renaissance Italian Renaissance 15th century Michelangelo Sandro Botticelli Sienese School Donatello Raphael Fra Angelico

Genres and themes

Christian art painting sculpture

Acquisition

1999.

CATALOGUING STANDARDS

DACS

Finding Aids

Online finding aid available: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa990023

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

Online resources

Collection Inventories and Finding Aids

http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa990023