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Collection of engravings of theaters and stage sets, 1643-1763
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of engravings of theaters and stage sets
    Date (inclusive): 1643-1763
    Collection number: 1699
    Collector: Jenkins, George, 1908-2007, collector.
    Extent: 1 oversize box
    Abstract: The collection contains 28 engravings of theaters and stage set designs of the 17th and 18th centuries. Artists include Giacomo Torelli, Caspar Amort, Melchior and Matthäus Küsell, and Daniel Pomerade.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of George Jenkins, March 11, 1992.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Yasmin Damshenas in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, July 2011.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of engravings of theaters and stage sets (Collection 1699). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232985 

    Biography/History

    George Clarke Jenkins (1908-2007) was a production designer and art director for both theatrical productions and feature films. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, November 19, ca. 1908-11 (sources vary), Jenkins studied architecture at the University of Pennsylvania (1929-31) and went on to work as an interior and industrial designer (1934-35) and assistant to stage designer Jo Mielziner (1937-41), before designing for his first Broadway play, Early To Bed (1943). He continued working on stage plays until 2004. His film credits include Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Wait Until Dark (1967), Klute (1971) and Presumed Innocent (1990). He also served as art director in charge of experimental color programming at CBS (1953-54) and taught motion picture design at the University of California, Los Angeles (1985-89). He was nominated for four Tony awards including for his work on the Miracle Worker and won an Academy Award for All the President's Men (1976). He died in 2007.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains 28 engravings of theaters and stage set designs. There is a set of four unidentified 17th century theater designs; two hand-colored stage designs by Giacomo Torelli from the 17th century; Francesco Santurini theater decor drawings by Caspar Amort, engraved by Melchior Küsell for Medea Vendicativa (Munich 1662); three engraved plates of Daniel Pomarede showing theaters from The Universal History (1763); Venus descending among the nymphs by a 17th century Italian engraver; and 14 of a set of 23 plates by Ludovico Bonaccini, engraved by Matthäus Küsell for Il Pomo d’Oro (1668).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Theaters --Stage-setting and scenery --Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    engravings.

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