INVENTORY OF THE JOHN GERE RESEARCH PAPERS AND PHOTOGRAPHS REGARDING OLD MASTER DRAWINGS, 1960-1990

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INVENTORY OF THE JOHN GERE RESEARCH PAPERS AND PHOTOGRAPHS REGARDING OLD MASTER DRAWINGS, 1960-1990

Accession no. 950082

Finding aid prepared by Teresa Morales
Getty Research Institute

Contact Information:

  • Getty Research Institute
  • Research Library
  • Special Collections and Visual Resources
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
  • Los Angeles, California 90049-1688
  • Phone: (310) 440-7390
  • Fax: (310) 440-7780
  • Email requests: http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/library/reference_form.html
  • URL: http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/library/
Processed by:
Teresa Morales
Date Completed:
1996
Encoded by:
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©2006 J. Paul Getty Trust

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Gere research papers and photographs regarding Italian Old Master drawings
Dates: 1960-1990
Collection number: 950082
Creator: Gere, John A.
Extent: 9 linear feet (12 boxes)
Repository: Getty Research Institute
Research Libary
Special Collections and Visual Resources
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688
Abstract: Papers and photographs document Gere's research on Italian old master drawings, especially Raphael and his circle, and Taddeo and Federico Zuccaro.
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Language: Collection material is in English.

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

John Gere research papers and photographs relating to Italian old master drawings, 1960-1990, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 950082.

Acquisition Information

Acquired from the Gere family in 1995. Additional material about Taddeo Zuccaro (1 linear ft.) was received in 1996.

Processing History

Processed by Teresa Morales.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Arthur Giles Gere (1921-1995) was a British art historian and connoisseur of Italian sixteenth-century drawings. Educated at Winchester and Balliol, he became Assistant Keeper in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum in 1946, and served as Keeper from 1973 to 1981.
He complied, with Philip Pouncey, two important catalogs of drawings: Drawings by Raphael , published in 1962, and Artists working in Rome ca. 1550-ca. 1640 .
Gere wrote a series of articles on Taddeo Zuccaro in the Burlington Magazine , leading to catalogs, exhibitions, and his monograph, Taddeo Zuccaro: His development studied in his drawings (1969). [See Nicholas Penny's obituary, Burlington Magazine, vol. 137, No. 1106 May 1995, pp. 319-321.]

Scope and Content of Collection

Papers and photographs document Gere's research on Italian drawings, especially those of Raphael and his circle, and Taddeo Zuccaro.
Files contain published and unpublished lectures, including a series on Raphael and his circle given at Cambridge; notes and drafts for articles; 33 notebooks detailing research on Italian drawings in various print rooms; 4 folders of correspondence, especially concerning Gere's monograph on the drawings of Taddeo Zuccaro and related letters from Walter Vitzthum; and ca. 3,100 annotated photographs of Italian old master drawings, one-half of which are of drawings and paintings by Taddeo and Federico Zuccaro.

Arrangement

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

Zuccari, Federico, 1542 or 3-1609.
Zuccari, Taddeo, 1529-1566

Subjects - Topics

Drawing, Italian-16th century

Genres and Forms of Material

Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Color transparencies
Notebooks
Photographic prints
Photographs, Original

Contributors

Vitzthum, Walter


 

Series I.  Lectures, ca. 1962-1964

Physical Description: 1 box

Scope and Content Note

Manuscripts of published and unpublished lectures, and notes for lectures. Several folders relate to Gere's lectures at Cambridge University about Raphael and his circle.
Box 1, Folder 1-4

Raphael

Box 1, Folder 1

Raphael lecture notes for Cambridge lecture #1;, May 11, 1962

Box 1, Folder 2

Raphael lecture notes for Cambridge lecture #2

Box 1, Folder 3

Raphael lecture notes for Cambridge lecture #3, 1962

Box 1, Folder 4

Raphael lectures

Box 1, Folder 5

Lectures

Box 1, Folder 6

Notes for an article on Gian Francesco Penni and The Scrutton memorandum on Castel Sant'Angelo

Box 1, Folder 7

Unpublished lecture on Taddeo Zuccaro, Courtauld Institute, May 19, 1964

Box 1, Folder 8

Manuscript of published lecture on connoirsseurship

Box 1, Folder 9

Federico Zuccaro

Scope and Content Note

Notebook with lecture on Federico Zuccaro's drawings of the life of his brother Taddeo, published in English and Italian (photocopy included).
Box 1, Folder 10

Michelangelo and Raphael lectures

 

Series II.  Travel notebooks, undated

Physical Description: 33 notebooks

Scope and Content Note

Notebooks contain Gere's observations on Italian drawings, seen at various institutions. All the notebooks are small in size.
Box 2, Folder 1

Notes on Italian drawings

Physical Description: 10 notebooks
Box 2, Folder 2

Notes on Italian drawings

Physical Description: 10 notebooks
Box 2, Folder 3

Notes on Italian drawings

Physical Description: 5 notebooks
Box 2, Folder 4

Notes on Italian drawings

Physical Description: 8 notebooks
 

Series III.  Correspondence and writings, ca. 1959-1989

Physical Description: 1.25 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

Manuscripts, notes, letters, clippings, and photographs relating catalog entries, reviews, Gere's article for Master Drawing Supplement, a monograph on Taddeo Zuccaro's drawings. Most of the letters relate to this publication.
Box 3, Folder 1

Drafts for catalogue entries, articles and catalogue introductions

Box 3, Folder 2

Pre-Raphaelite art and poetry lecture

Scope and Content Note

With notes on Aliprando Caprioli.
Box 3, Folder 3

Taddeo Zuccaro letters, Loren Partridge review, 1959-1970

Box 3, Folder 4

Taddeo Zuccaro reviews

Box 3, Folder 5

Letters from James Mundy, Milwaukee Art Museum, 1988-1989

Box 3, Folder 6

Correspondence with Loren Partridge, 1966-1969

Box 3, Folder 7

Letters from Walter Vitzthum, 1963-1971

Scope and Content Note

See also Box 20.
Box 3, Folder 8

Sotheby's (London) auction catalogue: Old Master Drawings, June 28 1979

Box 4-5

Master Drawing Supplement

Scope and Content Note

Notes, manuscript, correspondence and photographs related to the preparation and publication of Gere's monograph.
Box 4, Folder 1

Notes for photographic plates

Box 4, Folder 2

Photograph inventory; typed catalogue entries; article (Italian); correspondence

Box 4, Folder 3

Correspondence, various copies of articles

Box 4, Folder 4

Notes; photos; photo inventory

Box 4, Folder 5

Photographs “Still to be catalogued - 1989”

Scope and Content Note

See also boxes 19 and box 20 for related oversize and negatives.
Box 5, Folder 1

Zuccaro lecture notebook; photographs

Box 5, Folder 2

Photographs

Box 5, Folder 3

Photographs

Box 5, Folder 4

Photographs, correspondence

Scope and Content Note

See also Box 20.
Box 5, Folder 5

Photographs, correspondence

Box 5, Folder 6

Proofs of Master Drawing Supplement

 

Series IV.  Photographs, undated

Physical Description: 3,100 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of art work, primarily Italian drawings. Nearly half the photographs relate to Taddeo and Federico Zuccaro's drawings and paintings. One section of this series includes photographs filed alphabetically by artist. Other files hold photographs of drawings in various institutions. Negatives, transparencies, and slides are housed in box 20 and oversize photographic prints in box 19. Also included is a small figurative sculpture.
Box 6, Folder 1

Life of Taddeo series

Box 6, Folder 2

Taddeo Zuccaro's mural project

Box 6, Folder 3

Taddeo Zuccaro studies for frescoes and engravings

Box 6, Folder 4

Taddeo Zuccaro

Box 6, Folder 5

Taddeo Zuccaro

Scope and Content Note

See also box 20.
Box 6, Folder 6

Polidoresque, Zuccaresque and Porri façades

Scope and Content Note

See box 20 for negatives.
Box 7, Folder 1

Frangipani Chapel, prophets in niches

Scope and Content Note

See also box 19.
Box 7, Folder 2

S. M. dell'Orto; S. Sabina apse

Box 7, Folder 3

Agony in the Garden; Feeding of 5,000

Box 7, Folder 4

Vatican: Belvedere, Sala Regia and Villa Giulia

Box 7, Folder 5

Taddeo and Federico Zuccaro's adorations

Box 7, Folder 6

Palazzo Farnese, Rome: Palazzo Bufalo

Box 7, Folder 7

Caprarola: frescoes

Box 7, Folder 8

Caprarola: drawings

Box 7, Folder 9

Vatican: Cappella Parlina

Box 7, Folder 10

Pucci Chapel

Box 8, Folder 1

Palazzo Caetani, Rome; Cartello Orsini, Bracciano

Box 8, Folder 2

Palazzo Massimi, Rome; Castiglione del Lago

Box 8, Folder 3

Oratorio del Gonfalone: Orvieto duomo; Lateran transepts

Box 8, Folder 4

Maiolica

Box 8, Folder 5

San Lorenzo in Damaso

Box 8, Folder 6

Federico Zuccaro, S. Eustachio, Florence, Venice

Scope and Content Note

Cupola, drop scene, etc.
Box 9, Folder 1

Raffaellino da Reggio

Box 9, Folder 2

Tibaldi

Box 9, Folder 3-4

Trometta

Scope and Content Note

See also box 20.
Box 9, Folder 5-6

F. T. Zuccaro

Scope and Content Note

See also box 20.
Box 10, Folder 1

S. Caterina dei Funari

Box 10, Folder 2

India

Scope and Content Note

See also box 20.
Box 10, Folder 3

Muziano

Box 10, Folder 4

Pasarotti

Box 10, Folder 5-6

Perino del Vaga, Castel S. Angelo

Scope and Content Note

See also box 20.
Box 10, Folder 7-8

Pirro Ligorio

Box 11, Folder 1-2

Polidoro

Box 11, Folder 3

Small figurative sculpture of Mary and Jesus

Scope and Content Note

Broken at base.
Box 12, Folder 1

Unidentified slides from accordian file

Scope and Content Note

See box 20.
Box 12, Folder 2

A

Box 12, Folder 3

B

Box 12, Folder 4

C

Box 12, Folder 5

D

Box 12, Folder 6

E

Box 12, Folder 7

F

Box 12, Folder 8

G

Box 12, Folder 9

H

Box 12, Folder 10

I, J

Box 13, Folder 1

K, L

Box 13, Folder 2

M

Box 13, Folder 3

N, O

Box 13, Folder 4

P, Q

Box 13, Folder 5

R

Box 13, Folder 6

S

Box 13, Folder 7

T

Box 14, Folder 1

U, V

Box 14, Folder 2

X, Y, Z

Box 14, Folder 3

Zuccaro

Box 14, Folder 4

Frangipani Chapel, 1558

Box 14, Folder 5

Taddeo Zuccaro

Box 14, Folder 6

Pesaro, Passarotti, Agony in Garden, 1549-1553, S. Cat. della Ruota

Box 15, Folder 1

Pesaro, Passarotti, Agony in Garden, 1549-1553, S. Cat. della Ruota

Box 15, Folder 2

Caprarola, Pal. Farnese (Rome), Sala Regia

Box 15, Folder 3

Assorted

Scope and Content Note

Maiolica 1560+, Vatican Belvedere 1561-3, Casino of Pius IV, 1560+, Bracciano, Pal. Caetani.
Box 15, Folder 4

S. Lorenzo in Damaso, Pucci Chapel

Scope and Content Note

"Drawings datable probably 1560s."
Box 15, Folder 5

Zuccaro

Scope and Content Note

With duplicate photos of additional material plus Landscape with Jonah.
Box 15, Folder 6

Mattei Chapel, 1553-1556; Adorations, Villa Giulia and miscellaneous drawings datable mid 1550s

Box 16, Folder 1

Taddeo Zuccaro rejects

Box 16, Folder 2

Early Polidoresque, including Pal. Mattei façade.

Box 16, Folder 3

Miscellaneous; school of Raphael, Roman school

Box 16-17

Drawings at institutions

Box 16-17, Folder 4

Merseyside County Art Galleries; Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Box 16-17, Folder 5

Leningrad; Hermitage; Lisbon; H. List

Box 16-17, Folder 6

Birmingham City Art Gallery; Antwerp; Amsterdam; Dijon and Angers

Box 17, Folder 1

Rennes; Philadelphia; Stuttgart

Box 17, Folder 2

McCrindle photos

Box 17, Folder 3

Rizzoli book

Box 17, Folder 4

Munich; Berlin

Box 17, Folder 5-6

Oporto

Box 17, Folder 7

Mr. Gere's Roman catalogue

Box 18, Folder 1

Phillips photos

Scope and Content Note

See also box 20.
Box 18, Folder 2-3

Miscellaneous photos - “still problematical”

Box 18, Folder 4-5

Photographs to be sorted; needed for article

Box 19*

Oversized photograph

Scope and Content Note

With related correspondence from Vadim Cotlenko of La Sirene regarding attribution to Taddeo Zuccaro.
Box 20, Folder 1

Negatives

Scope and Content Note

Pulled from Box 3, f. 7.
Box 20, Folder 2

Transparencies

Scope and Content Note

Pulled from Box 4, f. 5.
Box 20, Folder 3

Negative, Taddeo Zuccaro

Scope and Content Note

Pulled from Box 6, f. 5.
Box 20, Folder 4

Transparency

Scope and Content Note

Pulled from Box 6, f. 6.
Box 20, Folder 5

Negatives and transparency

Scope and Content Note

Pulled from Box 9, f. 4.
Box 20, Folder 6

Transparency

Scope and Content Note

Pulled from Box 9, f. 6.
Box 20, Folder 7

Negatives

Scope and Content Note

Pulled from Box 10, f. 2.
Box 20, Folder 8

Transparency

Scope and Content Note

Pulled from Box 10, f. 5.
Box 20, Folder 9

Slides

Scope and Content Note

Pulled from Box 12, f. 1.
Box 20, Folder 10

Transparency

Scope and Content Note

Pulled from Box 18, f. 1.