Guide to the Stanford Mosaic Collection

compiled by Stanford University Archives staff
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2010 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0817
Creator: Salviati & Co.
Title: Stanford mosaic collection
Dates: circa 1900-1913
Physical Description: 5 Linear feet (5 boxes plus one oversize item)
Summary: Collection pertains to the design for mosaics to be installed in the Stanford Memorial Church and includes original oil paintings and watercolors; hand colored photographs of designs; photographs of design paintings and of the finished mosaics in the Church; and a workbook "Prezzo del lavoro Stanford" documenting the cost of the work on the mosaics. Many of the original paintings in the collection were executed by Antonio Paoletti. Some of the pieces in the collection document work rejected by Jane L. Stanford, including a design for the Church's facade.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

This collection was purchased by Stanford University in 2005.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

[Identification of item], Stanford Mosaic Collection (SC0817). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

The mosaics in the Memorial Church at Stanford University were designed and installed by the Venetian studio of Antonio Salviati & Company.

Description of the Collection

Collection pertains to the design for mosaics to be installed in the Stanford Memorial Church and includes original oil paintings and watercolors; hand colored photographs of designs; photographs of design paintings and of the finished mosaics in the Church; and a workbook "Prezzo del lavoro Stanford" documenting the cost of the work on the mosaics. Many of the original paintings in the collection were executed by Antonio Paoletti. Some of the pieces in the collection document work rejected by Jane L. Stanford, including a design for the Church's facade.

Access Terms

Paoletti, Antonio.
Salviati & Co.
Stanford University. Memorial Church
Mosaics.


Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Three Angels with empty cross and crown of thorns, version 1--hand colored photo (mosaic lines visible under some parts)

Box 1, Folder 2

Three Angels with empty cross and crown of thorns, version 2--watercolor painting

Box 1, Folder 3

Three Angels with gold crown--hand colored photo (mosaic lines visible under some parts)

Box 1, Folder 4

Painting of Adam and Eve, 4 photos of

Box 1, Folder 5

Arcade, East--mosaics in place, 5 photos of

Box 1, Folder 6

Arcade, West--mosaics in place, 4 photos of

Box 1, Folder 7

Archangel below dome (1st)--2 photos of design

Box 1, Folder 8

Archangel below dome (2nd)--8 photos of design

Box 1, Folder 9

Archangel below dome (3rd)--6 photos of design

Box 1, Folder 10

Archangel below dome (4th)--4 photos of design

Box 1, Folder 11

Chancel, mosaics for--1 photo of mosaics in place, 4 photos of design

Box 1, Folder 12

Façade mosaic--7 photos of the painting

Box 1, Folder 13

Façade mosaic, lower edges--photos of the paintings, 1 photo of the mosaic

Box 1, Folder 14

Façade of Memorial Church--3 photos

Box 1, Folder 15

Miscellaneous--6 photos of 4 designs (including the Allegory of Art)

Box 1, Folder 16

Salviati catalog for mosaics (in English)

Box 1, Folder 17

Workbook, mostly detailing the cost of work for Stanford, with some sketches and photos of designs ("Prezzo del lavoro Stanford")

Box 2, Folder 1

Judgment of Solomon--watercolor sketch; no apparent Jane Stanford approval

Box 2, Folder 2

The Prayer of Anna--watercolor sketch; Jane Lathrop Stanford approved

Box 2, Folder 3

Moses at the Burning Bush--watercolor sketch; Jane Stanford approved

Box 2, Folder 4

Building Solomon's Temple "Fabbrica e descrizione del tempio de Salomone"--watercolor sketch; Jane Stanford approved

Box 2, Folder 5

Saul Killing David "Saul vuol accidere Davide"--watercolor sketch; Jane Stanford approved

Box 2, Folder 6

Noah Building the Ark "Noe e commandato di costruive l'arca"--watercolor sketch; Jane Stanford approved

Box 2, Folder 7

Daniel Sees the Written Letters "Daniele che spiega la lettere scritte"--watercolor sketch; Jane Stanford approved

Box 2, Folder 8

Angel Gabriel and Zaccaria [?] "L'Angelo Gabriele vileva a Zaccaria"--watercolor sketch; Jane Stanford approved

Box 2, Folder 9

Two Roman Soldiers "Giosue vide l'Angelo principe degli elevati"--watercolor sketch; Jane Stanford approved

Box 3, Folder 1

Mounted photo of the design/layout for mosaics in chancel

Box 3, Folder 2

Two of the angels below the dome--hand colored photos

Box 4, Folder 1

Last Supper--hand colored photo, prep work for mosaic in acid free mat

Box 4, Folder 2

Adam and Eve--watercolor painting in acid free mat

Box 4, Folder 3

Allegory of Art--watercolor painting in acid free mat

Box 4, Folder 4

Façade image, Christ Blessing the People--watercolor painting in acid free mat

Box 4, Folder 5

Façade image, Last Judgment--watercolor painting in acid free mat

Box 4, Folder 6

Two images to go over arched openings: "Our Lord being received into Paradise" and "Our Lord Enthroned"

Box 4, Folder 7

Print from digital scan of Adam and Eve watercolor 2009

Box 5, Folder 1

Prophet (Ezekiel)--oil painting in acid free mat

Box 5, Folder 2

Prophet (John the Baptist)--oil painting in acid free mat

Box 5, Folder 3

Prophet (David)--oil painting in acid free mat

Box 5, Folder 4

Prophet (Isaiah)--oil painting in acid free mat

Box 5, Folder 5

Prophet (Elijah)--oil painting in acid free mat

Box 5, Folder 6

Prophet (Jeremiah)--oil painting in acid free mat

Box 5, Folder 7

Prophet (Moses)--oil painting in acid free mat

 

Watercolor painting of a balcony wall, showing decorative elements and portraits of Tobia, Sarah, Nathan, Deborah, Aaron, Naomi, Jacob, Rachel, Isaac, Rebeccah, and Noah