6 archive boxes
Documents are grouped by subject and themes related to publications.
1145 Units/items; 20886 Documents: notes, typed and handwritten texts; cards; sketches; drafts; letters; travel diaries; photos and print papers.
People and organizationsLionello Venturi Julius von Schlosser Jacob Burckhardt Stefano Bardini Davidsohn
Artists, schools, periodsRenaissance Lorenzo Ghiberti Middle Ages Hans Holbein Albrecht D�rer Carlo Carr� Bernardino Luini Filippo Lippi Thomas Mann Friedrich Nietzsche
Genres and themesjewellery sculpture iconography photograph collection art exhibition window glass Republic of Venice cultural history art theory Mariology literature historicism fresco painting Architecture bronze medal
This fund contains private and work records about Cohn's life in Italy untill his death.
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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
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).
Some connections with Middeldorf Fund and others kept by KHI in Florenz