Nachlass Werner Cohn

Reference code

KHI- CHO.

Creator

Werner Cohn.

Repository

Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz).

Dates

1931-1960.

extent

6 archive boxes

document photograph

arrangement

Documents are grouped by subject and themes related to publications.

Scope and content

1145 Units/items; 20886 Documents: notes, typed and handwritten texts; cards; sketches; drafts; letters; travel diaries; photos and print papers.

contents

People and organizations

Lionello Venturi Julius von Schlosser Jacob Burckhardt Davidsohn Stefano Bardini

Artists, schools, periods

Renaissance Lorenzo Ghiberti Middle Ages Hans Holbein Albrecht D�rer Carlo Carr� Bernardino Luini Filippo Lippi Thomas Mann Friedrich Nietzsche

Genres and themes

jewellery sculpture iconography photograph collection art exhibition window glass Republic of Venice cultural history art theory Mariology literature historicism fresco painting Architecture bronze medal

Other contents

Orsanmichele

History of collection

This fund contains private and work records about Cohn's life in Italy untill his death.

Acquisition

donation. 1960.

CATALOGUING STANDARDS

ISAD

Finding Aids

software ; series level description associated with boxes and folders

Access

available by appointment

Bibliography

Middeldorf, U. (1960). In memoriam Werner Cohn. Florenz: Kunsthistorisches Institut. Sonderdruck aus : Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz. Firenze. 9.1959/60, 3/4, 265-266

archivists say

The fund can be counted among what are recently considered the archives of exile: after being forced to leave Germany for racial reasons Cohn decided to remain in Florence even after 1938 (racial laws in Italy). After the Second World War he had relations with Federico Zeri and the most important Italian Art Historians. The Cohn Fund has recently been consulted by the staff of the Heidelberg Museum of Anthropology, who has published the photo of one of our documents, and has been the subject of two other researches, always German, aimed at reconstructing the events of a collection of works of which traces were lost during Nazi-fascism (Provenance Research).

related nuclei and collections

Some connections with Middeldorf Fund and others kept by KHI in Florenz