PRELIMINARY INVENTORY OF THE STUDY PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE

Finding aid prepared by Ann Harrison


Descriptive Summary

Title: Study photographs of ancient architecture
Date (inclusive): 1900s
Number: 76.P.6
Creator/Collector: Getty Research Institute
Physical Description: 131.0 linear feet (625 boxes)
Repository:
The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
Abstract: A collection of modern photographs of ancient sites and monuments assembled by the Getty Resarch Institute, concentrating on Greek and Roman architecture from the Greek Archaic through the late Roman Empire (6th century BC-6th century AD). Coverage is most complete for sites and monuments located in Greece and Italy, but the collection also includes photos of sites located in other countries, including Albania, Algeria, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yugoslavia.
Language: Collection material is in English

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1974, the J. Paul Getty Museum began assembling a "photo library" by consolidating the visual resources of each existing curatorial department. By the early 1980s, the Photo Archive was actively acquiring large collections of photographs from commercial and private sources and scholars' archives that contained a photographic component. In 1983, the nearly one million photographs of the Photo Archive were incorporated into the Research Institute's Special Collections.

Other Finding Aids

The Photo Archive Database  includes photograph level access to approximately 36% of the photographs in this collection.

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers. For further information, consult the Guide to the Photo Archive and Database .

Publication Rights

Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s). For further information, contact Library Reproductions and Permissions .

Processing History

Finding aid created in 2009.

Scope and Content of Collection

An assembled collection of modern photographs of ancient sites and monuments, concentrating on Greek and Roman architecture from the Greek Archaic through the late Roman Empire (6th century BC-6th century AD). Coverage is most complete for sites and monuments located in Greece and Italy, but the collection also includes photos of sites located in other countries, including Albania, Algeria, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yugoslavia. The cities for which major photographic documentation exists are, in Greece: Athens, Corinth, Delphi, Eleusis, Epidauros, Kos, and Olympia; in Italy: Agrigentum, Caere, Cosa, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Ostia, Paestum, Pompeii, Puteoli, Rome, Selinus, Syracuse, Tarracina, and Tivoli; Baalbek, Lebanon; Cyrene and Leptis Magna in Libya; Augusta Emerita, Spain; Palmyra, Syria; Thugga, Tunisia; in Turkey: Aphrodisias, Ephesus, Istanbul, Pergamon, Perge, and Priene; and Split, Yugoslavia.
The collection includes photographs from numerous sources, including commercial vendors and photographers; research institutions' archives; excavation campaigns; scholars' archives and collections; and photographic campaigns sponsored by the Getty Research Institute. Among the commercial vendors and photographers, the most important are: Alinari (including the Anderson and Brogi archives); Bulloz; Photographie Giraudon; Gabinetto fotografico nazionale, Rome, including the Antonio Giuliano collection; Hirmer Verlag; Barbara Bini; Alison Frantz; Guntram Koch; and Emile Serafis.
Research institutions' archives from which copy prints were acquired include: the Fototeca unione at the American Academy in Rome; Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI), Athens and Rome; California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA; École national supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris; and American School of Classical Studies, Athens. Photographs were also acquired from the Dept. of Classics, University of California, Los Angeles.
Excavation campaigns from which the collection holds selected photographs include those of Princeton University at Morgantina (Sicily); Bryn Mawr College at Murlo (Italy); the American Academy in Rome at Cosa (Italy); and the photographic record made by Eugene Gordon of excavations at Heracleia Lyncestra (Yugoslavia) and Aquincum (Hungary) as well as his photos of archaeological remains at Agrigento and Taormina (Sicily) and Aphrodisias, Aspendos, Ephesus, Perge, and Side (Turkey).
The collection holds photographs from a number of scholars' archives. Material from Berge Aran (1,516 photographs) depicts Roman, Byzantine, and vernacular monuments and structures in Turkey. William L. MacDonald's collection contributed study and publication photographs of ancient Roman architecture, particularly Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli. Approximately 200 copy prints depicting ancient Greek and Roman sites in the Near East were made from the Gertrude Bell archive at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (a catalog of the original collection of circa 6,000 images made between 1905-1914 was published in 1982). In addition, the collection includes photographs from the repository's Giovanni Becatti and Ludwig Goldscheider archives.
Photographic campaigns sponsored by the repository between 1987-1991 produced several groups of photographs within the collection, for each of which the repository holds both prints and negatives. From a project directed by William L. MacDonald, circa 450 images document Hadrian's villa at Tivoli, concentrating on overviews and details of the architecture, mosaics, and 18th-19th century graffiti. A group of 556 photographs of the Forum of Trajan in Rome come from a campaign directed by James E. Packer, designed to record significant architectural remains and to use photography to produce the first measured, large-scale, accurate archaeological site map of the Forum (cf. Special Collections, accn. no. 830054). Documentation includes photographs of the de Romanis drawings in the Accademia di San Luca in Rome, views of architectural fragments belonging to the Forum still on site or in Roman museums, and numerous aerial views and overview sections. Approximately 170 photographs taken by Barbara Bini provide complete documentation of the villa of Poppea at ancient Oplontis.
A project in 1988-89 produced 3,650 photographs documenting Roman architecture and art in most of the Roman sites in southern France. From another campaign come circa 1,500 photographs of 19th century architectural studies (drawings and watercolors) in the collection of the Ecole des beaux-arts in Paris (a number of the original studies were exhibited at the J. Paul Getty Museum in 1982). The drawings depict Pompeii, Greek sites, and Roman architecture, and include actual state and reconstruction drawings as well as detail studies of ancient architecture. Approximately 900 photographs commissioned from Roberto Sigismondi depict architecture in the ancient region of Campania known as the Campi Flegrei.

Arrangement

Arrangement is geographical, filed alphabetically by name of modern country, then name of ancient city or site, and monument.

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

Aran, Berge -- Photograph collections
Becatti, Giovanni, 1912-1973 -- Photograph collections
Goldscheider, Ludwig, 1896-1973 -- Photograph collections
MacDonald, William L., (William Lloyd), 1921- -- Photograph collections

Subjects - Corporate Bodies

University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Classics -- Photograph collections

Subjects - Topics

Architectural drawing--France--19th century
Architecture, Ancient
Architecture, Greek
Architecture, Greek--Italy
Architecture, Greek--Turkey
Architecture, Roman
Architecture, Roman--France
Architecture, Roman--Italy
Architecture, Roman--Turkey
Architecture--Italy--Phlegraean Plain
Excavations (Archaeology)--Italy
Forum of Trajan (Rome, Italy)
Hadrian's Villa (Tivoli, Italy)
Villa of Oplontis (Torre Annunziata, Italy)

Subjects - Places

Cosa (Extinct city)
Morgantina (Extinct city)
Phlegraean Plain (Italy)--Antiquities
Poggio Civitate Site (Italy)

Genres and Forms of Material

Negatives
Photographic prints

Contributors

Accademia di San Luca
Aran, Berge
Becatti, Giovanni, 1912-1973
Bell, Gertrude Lowthian, 1868-1973
Bini, Barbara
Frantz, Alison
Getty Research Institute
Giuliano, Antonio
Goldscheider, Ludwig, 1896-1973
Gordon, Eugene
Koch, Guntram
MacDonald, William L., (William Lloyd), 1921-
Packer, James E.
Serafis, Emile
University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Classics
École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France)


Container List

 

Study photographs of ancient architecture

Box 1-2

Albania

Box 3-8

Algeria

Box 9

Egypt

Box 10

England

Box 11-87

France

Box 11-13

General

Box 14-87

Southern France Project

Scope and Content Note

Photographic campaign sponsored by the Getty Research Institute to document ancient Roman architecture in southern France.
Box 14

Aesernia, Italy

Box 15

Alba Helviorum

Box 16

Acquae Sextiae Salluviorum

Box 16-17

Aquinum, Italy

Box 18-19

Arausio

Box 20-24

Arelate

Box 25-29

Augusta Praetoria, Italy

Box 30

Barbegal

Box 31

Beaumont, Cabelio, Carpentorate, Cassinomagus

Box 32

Cemelenum

Box 33

Chapanel

Box 34

Chaponost

Box 35

Dea Augusta Vocontiorum

Box 36

Entremont

Box 37

Forum Julii

Box 38

Forum Segusiavorum, Grand-Champ (Puy-de-Dôme)

Box 39-40

Glanum

Box 41-47

Lugdunum

Box 48

Mediolanum Santonum, Mont Doré

Box 48-49

Mornant

Box 49

Narbo

Box 50-53

Nemausus

Box 54

Pietrabbondante, Italy

Box 55

Pont-Roux

Box 56-57

Puy-de-Dôme

Box 57

Royat

Box 58-60

Saepinum, Italy

Box 60

Saint Cyprien

Box 61-64

Saint-Romain-en-Gal

Box 65-66

Segusium, Italy

Box 67

Tropaeum Alpium

Box 68

Ucetia

Box 69-80

Vasio Vocontiorum

Box 81

Veliers, Vernegues

Box 82-87

Vienne

Box 88-92

Germany

Box 93-205

Greece

Box 93

Abdera, Actium

Box 93-94

Aegina

Box 95

Aegosthena, Amphilochian Argos, Amphipolis, Amyklai, Argive Heraion, Argos, Arkhades, Astypalaia, Atalante

Box xx

Athens

Box 96

General views, maps, plans, models

Box 97-101

Acropolis

Scope and Content Note

Includes general views, maps, plans, minor monuments and excavations on the slopes. For major monuments, see appropriate category below.
Box 102

Agora

Box 103

Altars

Box 103

Aqueducts and water systems

Box 103

Arches

Box 103

Baths

Box 104

Complexes

Scope and Content Note

Includes the Roman Agora, the Sanctuary of Asklepios, and the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus.
Box 105-106

Fortifications

Box 106

Fountains

Box 106-110

Gates

Box 106-109

Propylaia

Box 110

Other gates

Scope and Content Note

Includes Beule Gate, Dipylon Gate, Eastern Propylon of the Roman Agora, Gate of Athena Archegetis, Propylon of the Sanctuary of Olympian Zeus.
Box 110

Gymnasia

Box 111

Houses

Box 111

Latrines

Box 111

Libraries

Box 112

Monuments

Box 113

Roads

Box 113

Stadium

Box 114

Stoas and porticoes

Box 115-134

Temples

Box 115-130

Temples on Acropolis

Box 115-122

Erechtheion

Box 123

Hekatompedon and Old Athena Temple

Box 124-129

Parthenon

Box 130

Temple of Athena Nike

Box 131-134

Other temples

Box 131

Hephaisteion

Box 132-133

Temple of Olympian Zeus

Box 133

Temple of Roma and Augustus

Box 134

Shrine of Eros and Aphrodite, Shrine of Herakles, Shrine of Tritopatreis, Southeast Temple, Temple of Ares, Temple of Artemis Agrotera

Box 135-136

Theaters

Box 137

Tombs

Box 138-140

Miscellaneous buildings

Box 138

Agoranomion, Horologion of Andronikos

Box 139

Pnyx

Box 140

Pompeion, Prison of Socrates, Quatrefoil building, Tholos

Box 141-142

Unidentified

Box 143

Aulis

Box 143-144

Bassae

Box 144

Beroia

Box 144-145

Brauron

Box 145

Chaeronea, Chalkis, Chiliadou

Box 146-150

Corinth

Box 151-153

Delos

Box 154-158

Delphi

Box 159

Demetrias, Dodona, Dystos

Box 160-161

Eleusis

Box 162-164

Epidauros

Box 165-167

Eretria

Box 167

Gla, Gortyn

Box 168

Gournia, Gyphtokastro, Hagia Triada, Halai, Halieis, Ialysos, Ikaria

Box 169

Isthmia, Ithaca, Kabirion, Kalydon, Kalymnos

Box 169-170

Kameiros

Box 171

Kardamyle, Kenchreae, Keos

Box 171-173

Knossos

Box 174-179

Kos

Box 180

Koukounari, Kyparissi

Box 181

Lasithi, Lato, Laurion, Lechaion, Lerna, Lesbos, Lindos, Lykosura

Box 182

Macedonia, Mallia, Mantinea, Marathon, Megalopolis, Megara, Messene, Monemvasia, Mount Athos

Box 183-184

Mycenae

Box 184

Mytilene, Naupaktos, Naxos, Nemea

Box 185

Neromana, Nikopolis, Oiniadai

Box 185-189

Olympia

Box 189

Mount Olympos, Olynthos, Orchomenos

Box 190

Oropos, Paleokastritsa, Patmos, Pella, Perachora

Box 190-191

Phaistos

Box 191

Philippi, Phlious, Phyle, Piraeus

Box 192

Plataea, Pleuron, Prosymna

Box 193

Pyli, Pylos, Pyrasos, Rhamnous

Box 194-195

Rhodes

Box 196

Salamis, Samos, Samothrace, Sesklo, Sikyon

Box 197-198

Sounion

Box 199

Sparta, Sphakteria, Stratos, Taxiarches, Tegea

Box 200

Tempe, Tenos, Thasos, Thebes, Thera, Thermopylae, Thermos

Box 201

Thessalonike, Thorikos, Tinos

Box 202

Tiryns, Troezen, Tylissos, Vari, Vergina

Box 203

Volos, Xombourgo, Zakros

Box 203-205

Unidentified sites

Box 206

Hungary, Israel

Box 207-498

Italy

Scope and Content Note

See also Boxes 14-87, the Southern France Project, for sites in northern Italy.
Box 207

Abbasante, Acqualagna, Acquarosa, Aenaria

Box 207-211

Agrigentum

Box 212

Akrai, Alassio, Alba Fucens, Albano Laziale, Aletrium

Box 213

Allifae, Amiternum, Anaenia, Ancona, Anguillara Sabazia, Antium, Aquae Albulae, Aquileia

Box 214

Ardea, Aricia, Ariminum, Arpinum, Asculum Picenum, Asisium

Box 215

Augusta Praetoria, Augusta Taurinorum, Axia, Bacoli

Box 216-219

Baiae

Box 219

Beneventum, Blera, Bovillae

Box 220

Brixia, Brundisium

Box 220-222

Caere

Box 222

Caieta

Box 223

Capreae, Capua, Caralis, Carrara, Carsulae, Casinum, Castel Madama, Castelsardo

Box 224

Centumcellae, Ciciliano, Circeii, Colonna, Consilinum

Box 224-225

Cora

Box 225

Corfinium, Cortona

Box 225-227

Cosa

Box 228-229

Cumae

Box 229

Cures, Eporedia

Box 229-230

Faesulae

Box 231

Falerii Novi, Falerii Veteres, Fanum Fortunae, Ferentinum

Box 232

Ferentium, Foce del Sele, Formiae

Box 233

Francavilla Marittima, Frascati, Fratocchie, Gabii, Gallicano nel Lazio

Box 234

Gela, Halaisa, Herakleia Minoa

Box 234-239

Herculaneum

Box 240

Himera, Hispellum, Iguvium, Interamna Nahars, Isili, Katane, Kephaloidion, Krotone

Box 241

Laghetto, Lago Lacrinus, Lanuvium, Laurentum, Leontini, Licenza

Box 242-244

Lucus Feroniae

Box 245

Luna, Lupiae, Madonna della Quercia, Marcellina, Manduria, Mansio ad Novas, Mediolanum, Megara Hyblaea

Box 246

Metapontion, Mevania, Minturnae, Misenum, Monreale, Mons Albanus, Mons Fereter, Montecelio, Montelibretti

Box 247-248

Morgantina

Box 248

Murlo, Narnia, Naxos

Box 249

Neapolis

Box 250

Nemi, Nettuno, Nola, Nora, Norba

Box 251

Norchia

Box 252-255

Oplontis

Box 255

Orbetello, Orvieto

Box 256-270

Ostia

Box 271-277

Paestum

Box 278

Palumbaria, Perugia, Piazza Armerina

Box 279-312

Pompeii

Box 279

General views, maps, plans, models

Box 279

Amphitheater

Box 280

Aqueducts and water systems

Box 280

Arches

Box 280

Basilica

Box 281

Baths

Box 281

Bridges

Box 282-290

Fora

Box 291

Fountains

Box 291

Gates

Box 291-302

Houses

Box 291-293

Regions I-V

Box 293-297

Region VI

Box 298-299

Region VII-VIII

Box 299-302

Region IX

Box 302

Villas

Box 303

Miscellaneous buildings

Scope and Content Note

Includes the Building of Eumachia, Gladiator's Barracks and Lupanar.
Box 303

Palaestra

Box 304

Porticoes

Box 305-306

Roads

Box 307-308

Shops

Box 308-310

Temples

Box 311

Theaters

Box 312

Tombs

Box 313

Ponticelli, Portus

Box 313-314

Praeneste

Box 314

Prima Porta, Punicum

Box 315-317

Puteoli

Box 317

Pyrgi, Quinto Fiorentino, Ramacca, Ravenna, Rieti

Box 318-414

Rome

Box 318-325

General views

Scope and Content Note

Includes maps, plans, models, panoramas, modern representations and Aronson aerial photographs.
Box 326

Altars

Box 328-332

Amphitheaters

Box 326-327

Aqueducts and water systems

Box 333-336

Arches

Box 337-340

Basilicas

Box 341

Baths

Box 342

Bridges

Box 343

Catacombs

Box 342

Circus

Box 343-344

Columns

Box 344

Comitium, Courtyard, Curia

Box 345-367

Fora

Box 345

Forum Boarium

Box 345-346

Imperial fora

Box 346-351

Forum Romanum

Box 352-367

Forum of Trajan

Box 368-369

Fountains and nymphaea

Box 369

Gardens

Box 370

Gates, Horrea

Box 371-381

Houses, palaces and villas

Box 381

Libraries

Box 382

Monuments

Box 383

Porticoes

Box 384-385

Roads

Box 385

Shops, Speaker's Platform

Box 385-406

Temples

Box 385

Temples in Forum Holitorium

Box 386

Largo Argentina, Mithraeum Domus Clementis, Precinct of Juturna

Box 387

Shrine of Janus Geminus, Sanctuary of Vulcan, Shrine of Venus Cloacina, Temple of Antoninus and Faustina

Box 388

Temple of Apollo, Temple of Apollo Palatinus, Shrine of Bacchus, Temple of Castor and Pollux

Box 389

Temple of Claudius, Temple of Concord, Temple of Divine Hadrian, Temple of Divine Julius Caesar, Temple of Divine Romulus

Box 390

Temple of Fortuna Virilis, Temple of Jupiter Custos, Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus, Temple of Jupiter Stator, Temple of Jupiter Ultor, Temple of Magna Mater

Box 391-392

Temple of Mars Ultor

Box 392-400

Pantheon

Box 401

Temple of Minerva, Temple of Minerva Medica, Temple of Veiovis

Box 402

Temple of Saturn, Temple of Trajan

Box 403-404

Temple of Venus and Rome

Box 404

Temple of Venus Genetrix

Box 405

Temple of Vespasian, Temple of Vesta

Box 406

Temple of Vesta (Forum), Unidentified temples

Box 406

Theaters

Box 407-409

Tombs

Box 410

Walls

Box 411-412

Miscellaneous buildings

Scope and Content Note

Includes Aedicula of Faustina, Auguratorium, Chalcidium, Ludus Magnus, Nymphaeum of Aqua Julia, Mamertine Prison, Office of the Scribes, Office of the Stationers, Statio Annonae, Tabularium, Tribunal Praetorium, Tarpeian Rock.
Box 413-414

Unidentified

Box 415

Rosignano, Rusellae, Sabucina, San Biagio, San Giovenale, San Giuliano, San Gregorio da Sassola, San Martin, Sant'Angelo Romano, San Vittorino, Sarsina, Satricum

Box 416

Segesta

Box 417

Segusium

Box 417-419

Selinus

Box 420

Signia, Sirmio, Soloeis, Sovana

Box 421

Spoletum, Statua, Sublaqueum, Sulmo, Surrentum

Box 421-422

Sutrium

Box 422-425

Syracuse

Box 426

Taras, Tarquinia

Box 426-428

Tarracina

Box 429

Tauromenion, Tergestum

Box 430-490

Tibur

Box 430-488

Hadrian's Villa

Box 430

Overviews

Box 431-436

Accademia section

Box 437-438

Biblioteche section

Box 439-441

Canopo section

Box 442-443

Cento Camerelle section

Box 444-446

Inferi section

Box 447-450

Ospitali section

Box 451-453

Pecile section

Box 454-457

Palazzo Imperiale section

Box 458-459

Palestra section

Box 460-470

Piazza d'Oro section

Box 471-476

Stadio section

Box 477-484

Terme section

Box 485

Teatro Greco section

Box 486-487

Teatro Marittimo section

Box 488

Vestibule section

Box 489-490

Other structures

Box 491

Tor Paterno, Tragliatella, Tuder

Box 492

Turris Libysonis, Tuscana, Tusculum, Tyndaris, Veii

Box 493

Velia

Box 494

Verona

Box 495

Vetulonia, Vicovaro, Vicus Matrini, Viterbo, Vitinia

Box 495-496

Volterrae

Box 496

Vulci

Box 497-498

Unidentified sites

Box 499-501

Jordan

Box 502-506

Lebanon

Box 507-512

Libya

Box 513

Morocco, Portugal

Box 514-519

Spain

Box 520-527

Syria

Box 528-541

Tunisia

Box 528

Bulla Regia

Box 529

Carthage

Box 530

Cillium, Hadrumetum

Box 531-532

Mactaris

Box 533-534

Sufetula

Box 535

Thaenae

Box 535-536

Thuburbo Maius

Box 537-539

Thugga

Box 540

Thysdrus

Box 541

Uthina, Utica, Zaqui

Box 542-611

Turkey

Box 542-557

Berge Aran collection

Box 558-609

Individual sites

Box 558

Adana, Aezani, Akkale

Box 559

Alexandria ad Issum, Anazarbos, Ancyra

Box 560

Antiochea in Pisidia, Antioch on the Orontes

Box 561-563

Aphrodisias

Box 564-565

Aspendos

Box 565-566

Assos

Box 567-568

Belevi

Box 569

Caesarea Cappadociae, Cezenne, Colophon, Didyma

Box 570

Diocaesarea, Dorylaeum, Dosene, Duzlercami, Elaeussa

Box 571-578

Ephesos

Box 579

Euromos, Gordion, Hadrianopolis, Halikarnassos

Box 580

Herakleia

Box 580-581

Hierapolis

Box 582

Hieropolis Castabala, Ilion, Isaura Vetus

Box 583-585

Istanbul

Box 586

Kerti Hoyuk, Korykos, Kyzikos, Labraunda, Laodicea ad Lycum, Larisa

Box 587

Letoon, Limyra, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Magnesia ad Sipylum

Box 588

Miletos, Mylasa, Myra

Box 589

Neandria, Nicaea, Nysa, Olba, Patara

Box 590-594

Pergamon

Box 595-598

Perge

Box 599-601

Priene

Box 602

Sagalassos

Box 602-603

Sardis

Box 603

Seleucia ad Calycadnum, Seleucia Pieria

Box 604-605

Side

Box 605

Sillyon, Smintheion

Box 606

Smyrna, Soloi, Stratonikeia, Tarsos

Box 607-608

Termessos

Box 608

Tire, Tralles, Tripolis ad Maeandrum, Tyana

Box 609

Varna, Xanthos

Box 609-611

Unidentified sites

Box 612

United States

Box 613-617

Yugoslavia

Box 618-622

Unclassified photographs

Box 623*

Oversize photographs

Box 624-625

Negatives