116.0 linear feet (220 boxes, 2 flatfile folders)
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.
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 The bulk of the archive consists of Pope-Hennessy's research materials, manuscripts of published and unpublished works, correspondence, and museum files related to his work at the Victoria and Albert Museum, British Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and New York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.
People and organizationsNew York University James Pope-Hennessy Metropolitan Museum of Art Victoria and Albert Museum John Pope Hennessy Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum British Museum Cecil Beaton Una Pope-Hennessy
Artists, schools, periodsRenaissance Italian Renaissance 15th century Michelangelo Sandro Botticelli Sienese School Donatello Raphael Fra Angelico
Genres and themesChristian art painting sculpture
Online finding aid available: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa990023
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