INVENTORY OF THE DOUGLAS COOPER PAPERS, 1900-1985, bulk 1933-1985

Finding aid prepared by Annette Leddy.


Descriptive Summary

Title: Douglas Cooper papers
Date (inclusive): 1900-1985, bulk 1933-1985
Number: 860161
Creator/Collector: Cooper, Douglas, 1911-1984
Physical Description: 37.5 linear feet (94 boxes)
Repository:
The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
Abstract: This collection chronicles Douglas Cooper's long career as critic, curator, and collector, as well his wide circle of associations within the art world. Limited to his professional life, it encompasses his curatorship of the Mayor Gallery (London), his investigation of art stolen by Nazis, and his penchant for controversy. It includes correspondence, manuscripts, printed matter, photographs, clippings, audiovisual materials, and a variety of other media.
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Language: Collection material is in English

Biographical/Historical Note

Douglas Cooper was born in London in 1911 to a family that had made a fortune in Australia and acquired a baronetcy. After briefly attending Oxford, Freiburg and the Sorbonne, he came into his inheritance, a third of which he employed to amass a collection of early Cubist paintings (1906-1914) by Picasso, Braque, Gris and Leger. During the same decade he was associated with the Mayor Gallery in London, serving as curator, lecturer, and essayist, presenting the European Modernists to a British audience and developing a wide range of art world acquaintances.
During WWII, Cooper served first as an ambulance driver in pre-Vichy France, an experience recounted in The Road to Bordeaux (with Denys Freeman, 1940), then as an intelligence officer interrogating German prisoners of war, and finally as an investigator of Nazi art thieves and the dealers who collaborated with them. Returning to London after the war, he again took up his career as art critic, curator and connoisseur, producing a formidable number of books, catalogs, articles and reviews, among which were Leger (1949), Picasso: Les Dejeuners (1962), The Cubist Epoch (1971), Juan Gris: Catalogue Raisonné (with Margaret Potter, 1977), and The Essential Cubism (with Gary Tinterow, 1983). While the focus of his work remained the Paris School of early Cubism, Cooper also wrote on Degas, Turner, Klee, Sutherland, Guttuso, and numerous others. A personal friend of many of the artists whose work he collected or reviewed, Cooper reserved his highest praise for Picasso, whom he commissioned to create a design for a wall at his Chateau de Castille in Provence.
Known equally for his charm and cantankerousness, Cooper engaged in many battles with those art institutions and individuals whom he perceived as insufficiently persuaded of the greatness of European Modernism. The most famous of these controversies involved the Tate Gallery, which he assiduously attacked for more than twenty years. Until the end of his life, Cooper continued to lecture and curate exhibitions throughout Europe and the U.S. He also wrote radio broadcasts and film narrations about art history. He died in 1984, leaving most of his estate to his adopted son, William McCarty Cooper.

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

Douglas Cooper papers, 1900-1985, bulk 1933-1985, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 860161.

Acquisition Information

Acquired from William McCarty-Cooper in 1986.

Processing History

The Douglas Cooper Papers were acquired in 1986. Subsequently, theater programs and a miniature copy of Grimm's fairy tales illustrated by David Hockney were moved into the collection from Special Collections accn. no. 860281. Preliminary processing was done, and a box list was prepared. Annette Leddy completed processing the collection in 1997 and wrote this finding aid. In 2013, when the the Cooper research photographs were reintegrated, Jan Bender wrote the inventory for the relevant subseries and Ann Harrison made further revisions.

Separated Material

A portion of the research photographs was moved to the Photo Archive, Paintings Section (accession no. 86.P.2) shortly after the collection was received in 1986. In 2013, this material was restored to accession no. 860161, the Douglas Cooper papers. Books were transferred to the Getty Research Institute Library. A Brinsley Ford/Richard Wilson item was moved to Special Collections accession no. 860298. Janis Gallery material was moved to Special Collections accession no. 890044**.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection embraces all papers relating to Cooper's career as a critic, curator, and collector that remained with his estate at the time of his death. The correspondence reflects Cooper's wide circle of friends and acquaintances in the art world, his work as an art expert, and his penchant for controversy. All of Cooper's published books, catalogs, articles and reviews are represented, with the writing process often documented from initial notes and correspondence, through various drafts of the manuscript, to clippings of reviews. There are correspondence and clippings from Cooper's tenure at the Mayor Gallery, as well as correspondence and reports relating to his investigation of Nazi art collections. Photographs, slides and transparencies comprise nearly one-third of the collection. They document Cooper's art collection and the Picasso wall at his Chateau de Castille, his research for writings and exhibitions, his work as an art authenticator, and also record the architectural monuments he viewed during his travels.
Missing from the collection is Cooper's correspondence with Picasso (now in the Picasso Museum in Paris), the manuscript of Road to Bordeaux (1940), and papers relating to the unfinished Gauguin catalog raisonée. The correspondence, while personal as well as professional, is not of a highly intimate nature. There are very few personal photographs.
Media in the collection include manuscripts, photographs, slides and transparencies (glass and film), clippings, audio tapes, Super 8 film, and small metal toys.

Arrangement note

The collection is arranged in 9 series: Series I. Correspondence, 1939-1984; Series II. Manuscripts, 1934-1984; Series III. Records of the Mayor Gallery, London, 1933-1938; Series IV. Papers relating to Nazi art collections, 1940-1946; Series V. Exhibitions, 1948-1983, undated; Series VI. Photographic materials, 1900-1984, undated; Series VII. Personal and Printed matter, 1933-1985, undated; Series VIII. Audio tapes and film, ca. 1970-1975; Series IX. Toys, undated.

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

Arp, Jean, 1887-1966
Braque, Georges, 1882-1963
Chagall, Marc, 1887-1985
Cooper, Douglas, 1911-1984
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906
De Chirico, Giorgio, 1888-1978
Delacroix, Eugène, 1798-1863
Gauguin, Paul, 1848-1903
Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890
Gris, Juan, 1887-1927
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944
Klee, Paul, 1879-1940
Marini, Marino, 1901-1980
Miró, Joan, 1893-1983
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973
Staël, Nicolas de , 1914-1955

Subjects - Corporate Bodies

Mayor Gallery
Museo del Prado
Tate Gallery

Subjects - Topics

Architecture, Modern--20th century
Art historians
Art thefts--Europe
Art, Modern--Collectors and collecting
Art--Exhibitions
Cubism
National socialism and art
Painting, Modern--20th century
Post-impressionism (Art)
World War, 1939-1945--Art and the war
École de Paris

Subjects - Titles

Bonington Cubist epoch Essential Cubism, 1907-1920: Braque, Picasso & their friends Fernand Léger et le nouvel espace Juan Gris: catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint ... Les déjeuners / Pablo Picasso Sunshine at midnight: memories of Picasso and Cocteau

Genres and Forms of Material

Audiotapes
Photographic prints
Photographs, Original
Videotapes

Contributors

Bell, Clive, 1881-1964
Buquet, Alain
Guttuso, Renato, 1911-1987
Léger, Fernand, 1881-1955
Moore, Henry, 1898-1986
Read, Herbert, 1893-1968
Shirley, Andrew, 1900-1958
Steegmuller, Francis, 1906-1994
Sutherland, Graham Vivian, 1903-1980


Container List

 

Series I. Correspondence, 1939-1984

Physical Description: 5.0 linear feet 10 boxes

Scope and Content Note

The first one half of this series consists of general correspondence with art world associates, organized roughly by decade, and alphabetically within each decade. There are large files of letters from prominent figures such as Leger, Guttuso, Herbert Read, Francis Steegmuller, Clive Bell, and Graham Sutherland. The letters concern the current work projects of the correspondents, their health, their readings, and their travel plans. While of a professional and personal nature, the letters are not highly intimate. Remaining correspondence consists of requests for Cooper's expertise in authenticating art work, and controversies with art institutions such as the Tate, the Wildenstein, the Musee de France, and the Prado. There are some letters written by Cooper.
Box 1

Correspondence, 1933-1946

Box 1, Folder 1

Adry, Paul

Box 1, Folder 2

Alexander, A.

Box 1, Folder 3

Alston, R.W.

Box 1, Folder 4

Amulree, Lord Basil

Box 1, Folder 5

Anglo-French Art & Travel Society

Box 1, Folder 6

Armstrong, John

Box 1, Folder 7

Barr, Alfred

Box 1, Folder 8

Baxandall, David

Box 1, Folder 9

Bell, C.J.

Box 1, Folder 10

Bell, Clive

Box 1, Folder 11

Bigge, John

Box 1, Folder 12

Bliss, Arthur

Box 1, Folder 13

Bodkin, Thomas

Box 1, Folder 14

Braque, Georges

Box 1, Folder 15

British Broadcasting Corporation

Box 1, Folder 16

Burlington Magazine

Box 1, Folder 17

unidentified "B"

Box 1, Folder 18

Calder, Alexander

Scope and Content Note

Concerning proposed exhibit at Mayor Gallery.
Box 1, Folder 19

Carbuccia, Mme.

Box 1, Folder 20

Chamberlain

Box 1, Folder 21

Clark, Kenneth

Box 1, Folder 22

Coates, Wells

Box 1, Folder 23

Connolly, Cyril

Box 1, Folder 24

Craig, E. Gordon

Box 1, Folder 25

Cresset Press, Ltd.

Box 1, Folder 26

Dreier, Katherine

Box 1, Folder 27

Drew, Jane B.

Box 1, Folder 28

Drummond, Lindsay

Box 1, Folder 29

unidentified "D"

Scope and Content Note

List by Norman Douglas?
Box 1, Folder 30

Eliot, T.S.

Box 1, Folder 31

Ernst, Max

Box 1, Folder 32

Forster, E.M.

Box 1, Folder 33

unidentified "F"

Box 1, Folder 34

Fénéon, Félix

Box 1, Folder 35

Ford, Brinsley

Box 1, Folder 36

Frick Library (Ethelwyn Manning)

Box 1, Folder 37

Gorer, Geoffrey

Box 1, Folder 38

Gowing, Lawrence

Box 1, Folder 39

Guttuso, Renato

Box 1, Folder 40

unidentified "G"

Box 1, Folder 41

Hayter, Bill

Box 1, Folder 42

Hillier, Tristram

Box 1, Folder 43

Huyghe, René

Box 1, Folder 44

Ironside, Robin (Tate Gallery)

Box 1, Folder 45

Jeffreys, W. Rees

Box 1, Folder 46

Kahnweiler, Henri

Box 1, Folder 47

Kandinsky, W.

Scope and Content Note

Postcard (beginning "a little piece of my Alma Mater...") in German, from Kandinsky to Sir Michael Sadler.
Box 1, Folder 48

Koenig

Box 1, Folder 49

Lascaux, Eli

Scope and Content Note

Concerning his 1935 exhibit at Mayor Gallery.
Box 1, Folder 50

Leger, F.

Box 1, Folder 51

Lehmann, John

Box 1, Folder 52

Leiris, Michel

Box 1, Folder 53

The Listener, postcard from Paul Nash

Box 1, Folder 54

Lucas, Colin

Box 1, Folder 55

Malipiero, Francesco

Box 1, Folder 56

Masson, André

Box 1, Folder 57

Matisse, Henri

Box 1, Folder 58

Miró, Joan

Box 1, Folder 59

Moore, Henry

Box 1, Folder 60

Mortimer, Raymond

Box 1, Folder 61

Nash, Paul

Scope and Content Note

see also box 1, f.53.
Box 1, Folder 62

Newton, Eric

Box 1, Folder 63

Nicholson, Ben

Box 1, Folder 64

Nicholson, Ben

Box 1, Folder 65

Oppé, Paul

Box 1, Folder 66

Orion

Box 1, Folder 67

Oxford & Cambridge

Box 1, Folder 68

Queneau, Raymond

Box 1, Folder 69

Read, Herbert

Box 1, Folder 70

Reber, G.F.

Box 1, Folder 71

Reid, Norman?

Box 1, Folder 72

Rich, Daniel

Box 1, Folder 73

Ridley, Jasper

Box 1, Folder 74

Rosenberg, Leonce

Box 1, Folder 75

Rothenstein, John

Box 1, Folder 76

Rouault, Georges

Box 1, Folder 77

Schulthess, M.

Box 1, Folder 78

Sutton, Denys?

Box 1, Folder 79

unidentified "T"

Box 1, Folder 80

Wadsworth, Edward

Box 1, Folder 81

von _____?, Walther

Box 1, Folder 82

Williams, A. Wynne

Box 2

Correspondence, 1946-1957

Box 2, Folder 1

Beaverbrook (Lord)

Box 2, Folder 2

Bell, Charles F.

Box 2, Folder 3

Bell, Clive

Box 2, Folder 4

Bernard, Michel-Ange

Box 2, Folder 5

Bevan, Aneurin

Box 2, Folder 6

Venezia, La Biennale di

Box 2, Folder 7

Bomberg, David

Box 2, Folder 8

Burg, Rolf

Box 2, Folder 9

Braque, Georges

Box 2, Folder 10

Calder, Alexander

Box 2, Folder 11

Cendrars, Blaise

Box 2, Folder 12

Cocteau, Jean

Box 2, Folder 13

Consagra, Pietro

Box 2, Folder 14

Cooper, Douglas (to Picasso)

Box 2, Folder 15

Eliot, T.S.

Box 2, Folder 16

Fisch, Istvan

Box 2, Folder 17

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Box 2, Folder 18

Gaseoyne, David

Box 2, Folder 19

Gimpel, Peter

Box 2, Folder 20

Grohmann, W

Box 2, Folder 21

Guttuso, Renato

Box 2, Folder 22

Guttuso, Renato

Box 2, Folder 23

unidentified "H"

Box 2, Folder 24

Hone, Evvie

Box 2, Folder 25

Hugo, Jean and Laurette

Box 2, Folder 26

Kahnweiler, Henri

Scope and Content Note

Includes unidentified letter from "Gerald."
Box 2, Folder 26A

Kelly, Gerald (Sir)

Box 2, Folder 27

Lachenal, Francois

Box 2, Folder 28

Leger, Charles

Box 2, Folder 29

Leger, Fernand

Box 2, Folder 30

Leger, Nadia

Box 2, Folder 31

Limbour, G.

Box 2, Folder 32

unidentified "L"

Scope and Content Note

2 letters, both from Michel Leiris?
Box 2, Folder 33

Madagan, Eric

Box 2, Folder 34

Galerie Maeght

Box 2, Folder 35

Marini?

Box 2, Folder 36

Masson, André

Box 2, Folder 37

Matisse, Henri

Box 2, Folder 38

Matisse Project

Box 2, Folder 39

Maugham, W.S.

Box 2, Folder 40

Metzger, Gustav

Box 2, Folder 41

Miró, Joan

Box 2, Folder 42

Munnings, Sir Alfred

Box 2, Folder 43

National Portrait Gallery

Box 2, Folder 44

Nordenfalk, Carl

Box 2, Folder 45

Oxford University

Box 2, Folder 46

Parker, Charles

Box 2, Folder 47

Pevsner, Nikolaus

Box 2, Folder 48

Pilkington, C.V.

Box 2, Folder 49

Queneau, R.

Box 2, Folder 50

Odets, Clifford

Box 2, Folder 51

Proctor, Dennis

Box 2, Folder 52

Radcliffes & Co.

Box 2, Folder 53

Read, Herbert

Box 2, Folder 54

Ridley, Jasper

Box 2, Folder 55

Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie

Box 2, Folder 56

Roberts, William

Box 2, Folder 57

Robertson, Bryan

Box 2, Folder 58

Rothenstein, John, with 1 item from D. Cooper

Box 2, Folder 59

Galerie Rousso

Box 2, Folder 60

Galerie M. Schulthess

Box 2, Folder 61

Severini, Gino

Box 2, Folder 62

de Stäel, Nicolas [i.e., Stäel, Nicolas de]

Box 2, Folder 63

de Stäel Controversy

Box 2, Folder 64

Steegmuller, Francis

Box 2, Folder 65

Sutherland, Graham

Box 2, Folder 66

Sutherland, Kathy

Box 2, Folder 67

Swane, Leo

Box 2, Folder 68

Union Centrale des Arts Decoratifs

Box 2, Folder 69

University of London / Lionel Robbins

Box 2, Folder 70

Valentin, Curt

Box 2, Folder 71

Van Gogh, V.W.

Box 2, Folder 72

Vordemberge-gildewart

Box 2, Folder 73

White, Patrick

Box 2, Folder 74

Wijsenbeek, L.J.F.

Box 2, Folder 75

Wolley, Leonard

Box 2, Folder 76

unidentified "W-Z"

Box 3

Correspondence, 1958-1963

Box 3, Folder 1

Auckland, City of

Box 3, Folder 2

Banting, John

Box 3, Folder 3

Beaverbrook, Max (Lord)

Box 3, Folder 4

Bell, Clive (& Barbara Bajinal) regarding Picasso drawing

Box 3, Folder 5

Blanck, G. de

Box 3, Folder 6

Boxer, Mark

Box 3, Folder 7

Breen, Mrs. Arthur

Box 3, Folder 8

Britten, Benjamin

Box 3, Folder 9

Broder, Louis

Box 3, Folder 10

Bowra, Maurice

Box 3, Folder 11

Capote, Truman

Box 3, Folder 12

Carrara, City of

Box 3, Folder 13

Chastel, André

Box 3, Folder 14

Clark, Kenneth(?)

Box 3, Folder 15

Cocteau, Jean

Box 3, Folder 16

Coldstream, William

Box 3, Folder 17

Collier and Son

Box 3, Folder 18

Columbia University

Box 3, Folder 19

Constable, W.G.

Box 3, Folder 20

Darwin, Robin

Box 3, Folder 21

Ehrenburg, Ilya

Box 3, Folder 22

Fifield, William

Box 3, Folder 23

Frankenberg, Lloyd

Box 3, Folder 24

Geoffrey, Iqbal

Box 3, Folder 25

Gili, Gustavo

Box 3, Folder 26

Gotz, ____?

Box 3, Folder 27

Gowing, Laurence

Box 3, Folder 28

Guttuso, Renato

Box 3, Folder 29

Hauke, C. de

Box 3, Folder 30

Hoschedè, J.P.

Box 3, Folder 31

Hugo, Jean

Box 3, Folder 32

unidentified "H"

Scope and Content Note

Addressed to "Cher Vyryan"; perhaps Oscar Wilde's son Vyvyan Holland?
Box 3, Folder 33

Iris Productions

Box 3, Folder 34

Kalman, A.

Box 3, Folder 35

Kelly, Gerald (Sir)

Box 3, Folder 36

Leger, Nadia

Box 3, Folder 37

Lesieur, P.

Box 3, Folder 38

Littna, Francis

Box 3, Folder 39

Mahon, Denis

Box 3, Folder 40

Marini, Marino

Box 3, Folder 41

Marlborough Fine Art, Ltd.

Box 3, Folder 42

Marseille, Ville de

Box 3, Folder 43

Maugham, W.

Box 3, Folder 44

Maxwell, Bill

Box 3, Folder 45

Middleditch, Edward

Box 3, Folder 46

Miró, Joan

Box 3, Folder 47

Mouret, Henri

Box 3, Folder 48

Nan Kivell, Rex

Box 3, Folder 49

Picasso, Jacqueline

Box 3, Folder 50

Picasso, Pablo

Box 3, Folder 51

Reber, G.F.

Box 3, Folder 52

unidentified "R"

Box 3, Folder 53

Stael, F. de

Box 3, Folder 54

Salinger, Margaretta

Box 3, Folder 55

Seghers, Pierre

Box 3, Folder 56

"Silvana"

Box 3, Folder 57

Simmons, E. E.

Box 3, Folder 58

Spender, Stephen

Box 3, Folder 59

Steegmuller, Francis

Box 3, Folder 60

Sutherland, Graham & Katherine

Box 3, Folder 61

Toklas, Alice

Box 3, Folder 62

Trevor-Roper, Hugh

Box 3, Folder 63

Vilato

Box 3, Folder 64

White, Patrick

Box 4

Correspondence, 1963-1977

Box 4, Folder 1

Botte, Paul

Box 4, Folder 2

Braque, Georges

Box 4, Folder 3

Britten, Benjamin

Box 4, Folder 4

César ______?

Box 4, Folder 5

Chatelain, Jean, with letter by Juan Gris, 1922

Box 4, Folder 6

Cunard, Nancy

Box 4, Folder 7

Cocteau, Jean

Box 4, Folder 8

Dali, Salvador

Box 4, Folder 9

Davroy, Jean

Box 4, Folder 10

Defferre, Gaston

Box 4, Folder 11

Dmitrienko, Pierre

Box 4, Folder 12

Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain

Box 4, Folder 13

Giacometti, Alberto

Box 4, Folder 14

Grolier Club

Box 4, Folder 15

Grosclaude, Louis

Box 4, Folder 16

Guttuso, Renato

Box 4, Folder 17

Hanson, Margarita

Box 4, Folder 18

Heath, Edward

Box 4, Folder 19

Hess, Thomas, from Cooper

Box 4, Folder 20

Hockney, David

Box 4, Folder 21

Hugo, Jean

Box 4, Folder 22

Ingamells, John

Box 4, Folder 23

Kröller-Müller

Box 4, Folder 24

Leger, Nadia

Box 4, Folder 25

Lifar, Serge

Box 4, Folder 26

Maeght, Aimé

Box 4, Folder 27

Malraux, André

Box 4, Folder 28

Manzù, Giacomo

Box 4, Folder 29

Marini, Marino

Box 4, Folder 30

Massine, Leonide

Box 4, Folder 31

Meadows, Algur

Box 4, Folder 32

Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.

Box 4, Folder 33

Miró, Joan

Box 4, Folder 34

Morlotti, E.

Box 4, Folder 35

Murdoch, Iris

Box 4, Folder 36

Museo Espanol de Arte Contemporaneo

Box 4, Folder 37

Navarre, Yves

Box 4, Folder 38

Palais du Louvre

Box 4, Folder 39

Petiet, H.M.

Box 4, Folder 40

Picasso, Jacqueline

Box 4, Folder 41

Pormelin, Helene

Box 4, Folder 42

Prévot-Douatte, Myriam

Box 4, Folder 43

Reid, Norman

Box 4, Folder 44

Schmalenbach, Dr. Werner

Box 4, Folder 45

Spender, Stephen

Box 4, Folder 46

Steegmuller, Francis

Box 4, Folder 47

Steegmuller, Francis

Box 4, Folder 48

Stockholm, Nationalmuseum

Box 4, Folder 49

Sutherland, Graham & Katherine

Box 4, Folder 50

Vers, Mairie de

Box 4, Folder 51

Wildenstein Foundation

Box 4, Folder 52

Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Box 5

Correspondence, 1977-1984

Box 5, Folder 1

Académie des Beaux-Arts

Box 5, Folder 2

Bel, Pierre Jean

Box 5, Folder 3

Bertoud, Roger

Box 5, Folder 4

Bielefeld (Kunsthalle)

Box 5, Folder 5

Blanche, Leslie

Box 5, Folder 6

Blue Moon Gallery

Box 5, Folder 7

Bois, Yve-Alain

Box 5, Folder 8

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Box 5, Folder 9

Burlington magazine

Box 5, Folder 10

Egerton, F.L.

Box 5, Folder 11

Fairweather, Sally

Box 5, Folder 12

Freudenheim, Tom

Box 5, Folder 13

Gaborit, Jean-René

Box 5, Folder 14

Gris, G.G.

Box 5, Folder 15

Hayes, John

Box 5, Folder 16

Heath, Edward

Box 5, Folder 17

Hockney, David

Box 5, Folder 18

Institut de France

Box 5, Folder 19

Ledeur, J.P.

Box 5, Folder 20

Lipchitz, Jacques

Box 5, Folder 21

Maar, Dora

Box 5, Folder 22

Manzù, Giacomo

Box 5, Folder 23

McEwen, Rory

Box 5, Folder 24

National Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Box 5, Folder 25

Navarre, Yves

Box 5, Folder 26

Peyre, Alain

Box 5, Folder 27

Steegmuller, Francis

Box 5, Folder 28

Tate Gallery

Box 5, Folder 29

Thyssen-Bornemisza, H.H.

Box 5, Folder 30

Tinterow, Gary and Dariece

Box 6-8

Expertises and Identifications: correspondence, photographs, notes

Box 6, Folder 1

Identifications of works by assorted artists

Box 6, Folder 2

Braque, George

Box 6, Folder 3

Cézanne, Paul

Box 6, Folder 4

Cézanne, Paul

Box 6, Folder 5

Courbet, Gustave

Box 6, Folder 6

David, J.-L

Box 6, Folder 7

Gauguin, Paul

Box 6, Folder 8

Van Gogh, Vincent [i.e., Gogh, Vincent van]

Box 6, Folder 9-13

Gris, Juan

Box 7, Folder 1-7

Gris, Juan

Box 7, Folder 8

Laurens, Henri

Box 7, Folder 9

Leger, Fernand

Box 7, Folder 10

Lhote [André?]

Box 7, Folder 11

Matisse, Henri

Box 7, Folder 12

Metzinger, Jean

Box 7, Folder 13

Modigliani, Amedeo

Box 7, Folder 14

Monet, Claude

Box 8, Folder 1

Picasso, Pablo

Box 8, Folder 2

Rousseau, Henri

Box 8, Folder 3

Seurat, Georges

Box 8, Folder 4

Toulouse-Lautrec

Box 8, Folder 5-7

Buquet, Alain

Box 9

Tate Controversy, 1946-1969

Box 9, Folder 1

Report, clippings, 1946-1952

Box 9, Folder 2

Correspondence, 1953-1954

Box 9, Folder 3

Reports by Tate Trustees, House of Lords, House of Commons, 1953-1954

Box 9, Folder 4

Clippings, 1953-1955

Box 9, Folder 5

Correspondence, clippings, 1956-1959

Box 9, Folder 6

Correspondence, clippings, , with one clipping 1960-1969 1984

Box 10

Other Controversies: correspondence, reports, clippings

Box 10, Folder 1

Wildenstein Correspondence, 1965-1973

Box 10, Folder 2

Wildenstein Legal Papers, 1965-1973

Box 10, Folder 3

Musée de France, 1976-1979

Box 10, Folder 4

Museo del Prado, 1980-1973

 

Series II. Manuscripts, 1934-1984

Physical Description: 14.0 linear feet 29 boxes

Scope and Content Note

The series embraces virtually all books, articles, reviews, letters to Editors of newspapers, and broadcasts that Cooper wrote during his long career. In many cases, the collection includes a project's initial research and correspondence, two or three manuscript drafts, photographs of art work discussed, and clippings reviewing the book or presenting the article or review in final form. The unpublished collection of articles entitled Negative Takes and Positive Pleasures is also included. Lecture manuscripts include the series Cooper delivered as the Slade Professor of Fine Art, Oxford, and the Flexner lectures he gave at Bryn Mawr.
Box 11

Manuscripts, 1938-1940

Box 11, Folder 1

Correspondence regarding Letters from Vincent van Gogh to Emile Bernard, 1938

Box 11, Folder 2

Museum of Modern Art, N.Y. (MOMA) correspondence regarding Letters

Box 11, Folder 3

V.W. Van Gogh correspondence regarding Letters

Box 11, Folder 4

Emile Bernard correspondence regarding Letters

Box 11, Folder 5

Miscellaneous correspondence regarding Letters

Box 11, Folder 6

Ms.

Box 11, Folder 7

Photographs for Letters

Box 11, Folder 8

Clippings regarding Letters

Box 11, Folder 9

Clippings regarding Road to Bordeaux ( ) (with C. Dennis Freeman) 1940

Box 11, Folder 10

Clippings regarding Road to Bordeaux, in scrapbook 1940

Box 11, Folder 11

Clippings regarding Cooper's Seurat and Cezanne books

Box 12

Manuscripts, 1946-1951

Box 12, Folder 1

Henri Matisse, Observations on painting, translation ms., 1945

Box 12, Folder 2

Georges Seurat: Une Baignade, Asnières, ms., ; notes, clipping 1946

Box 12, Folder 3

Seurat photographs

Box 12, Folder 4

Braque, , ms. 1946

Box 12, Folder 5

Paul Klee, On modern art, translation ms., ; ms. on Klee, ; translation notes in Cooper's hand of pages in Paul Klee, by Leopold Zahn (Potsdam, ) 1946 1948 1970

Box 12, Folder 6

"Turner," ms., 1949

Box 12, Folder 7

"Manet," ms., 1949

Box 12, Folder 8

"Toulouse-Lautrec," ms., 1951

Box 12, Folder 9

Rousseau notes, catalogue raisonné, ca. 1938

Box 12, Folder 10

"Rousseau," ms., 1951

Box 12, Folder 11

3 notebooks on Rousseau

Box 12, Folder 12

3 notebooks on Rousseau

Box 13

Manuscripts, 1952-1958

Box 13, Folder 1

"Degas," ms., with letters from publisher 1952

Box 13, Folder 2

Correspondence regarding Watercolors of Van Gogh

Box 13, Folder 3

Watercolors ms., with corrected proof 1954

Box 13, Folder 4

Correspondence regarding Toulouse-Lautrec

Box 13, Folder 5

"Toulouse-Lautrec," ms., 1956

Box 13, Folder 6

Fernand Leger: Dessins de Guerre, ms., , with correspondence 1956

Box 13, Folder 7

"Marino Marini," ms., 1958

Box 13, Folder 8

"Carnet Catalan," mss., 1958

Box 13, Folder 9

"Renoir, Lise, and the Le Coeur Family," mss.; proofs, 1959

Box 13, Folder 10

Notes for Renoir essays

Box 13, Folder 11

photographs for Renoir essays

Box 13, Folder 12

Introduction to Valéry book, ms., , with letters and clippings 1959

Box 13, Folder 13

Clippings reviewing various pieces by Cooper

Box 13, Folder 14

Clippings reviewing various pieces by Cooper

Box 14

Manuscripts, 1954

Box 14, Folder 1

Courtauld collection, ms.

Box 14, Folder 2-4

Proofs

Box 14, Folder 5-12

Notes and correspondence

Box 14, Folder 13

Photographs

Box 15

Manuscripts, 1956

Box 15, Folder 1

Correspondence with Curt Valentin and Museum of Modern Art, N.Y., (MOMA) regarding Gris letters

Box 15, Folder 2

Letters of Juan Gris, ms. (first half) in photocopy

Box 15, Folder 3

Letters of Juan Gris, ms. (second half) in photocopy

Box 15, Folder 4

photographs of Gris letters

Box 16

Letters of Juan Gris, , author annotated copy 1956

Box 17

Manuscripts, 1960-1962

Box 17, Folder 1

César, ms., correspondence, clippings

Box 17, Folder 2

Correspondence regarding publication of Work of Graham Sutherland, 1961

Box 17, Folder 3

Correspondence with Sutherland

Box 17, Folder 4

Research regarding Sutherland book

Box 17, Folder 5

Handwritten ms. of Sutherland book (in notebook)

Box 17, Folder 6

Typewritten ms. of Sutherland book

Box 17, Folder 7

Corrected proofs of Sutherland book

Box 17, Folder 8

Clippings regarding Sutherland book

Box 17, Folder 9

Corrected proof of De Stäel, , with correspondence and clippings 1962

Box 17, Folder 10

De Stäel book mock-up

Box 18

Manuscript, 1962

Box 18, Folder 1

Picasso: La Série des Dejeuners sur l'Herbe, ms. draft

Box 18, Folder 2

French version of ms.

Box 18, Folder 3

Final versions of ms. in English, with proofs

Box 18, Folder 4

Clippings

Box 18, Folder 5

Notes

Box 18, Folder 6-9

photographs

Box 19

Manuscripts, 1963

Box 19, Folder 1

Picasso (pub. Penguin, ) ms. with notes and correspondence 1963

Box 19, Folder 2

Great Private Collections ( ) ms., notes, correspondence, clippings 1963

Box 19, Folder 3

Great Family Collections ( ) ms., notes, correspondence, clippings 1965

Box 19, Folder 4

Notes on Rothschild and Reinhart collections

Box 20

Manuscripts, 1968

Box 20, Folder 1

Correspondence regarding publication of Picasso Theater

Box 20, Folder 2

Notebook containing handwritten draft of Picasso Theater

Box 20, Folder 3

Notebook containing handwritten draft of Picasso Theater

Box 20, Folder 4

Picasso Theater, English ms.

Box 20, Folder 5

French version of Picasso Theater

Box 21

Manuscripts, 1968

Box 21, Folder 1

Research for Picasso Theater

Box 21, Folder 2

Research

Box 21, Folder 3

Research (Serge Lifar)

Box 21, Folder 4

Research (Lorca)

Box 21, Folder 5

Proof

Box 21, Folder 6

photographs of first half of text of Parade, (Cocteau) 1917

Box 21, Folder 7

photographs of second half of text of Parade, (Cocteau) 1917

Box 21, Folder 8

photographs

Box 21, Folder 9

photographs

Box 21, Folder 10

Clippings regarding Picasso Theater

Box 21, Folder 11

Clippings regarding Joffrey Ballet's Parade

Box 22

Manuscripts, 1970

Box 22, Folder 1

The Cubist Epoch, first half of corrected ms.

Box 22, Folder 2

The Cubist Epoch, second half of corrected ms.

Box 22, Folder 3

Proof of book

Box 22, Folder 4

Proof of book

Box 22, Folder 5

First edition of book, autographed

Box 23

Manuscripts, 1972

Box 23, Folder 1

Correspondence regarding Braque: The Great Years

Box 23, Folder 2

Notebook containing ms. draft

Box 23, Folder 3

Notebook containing ms. draft

Box 23, Folder 4

Notes

Box 23, Folder 5

Ms.

Box 23, Folder 6

Proof

Box 23, Folder 7

Clippings regarding Braque exhibition

Box 23, Folder 8

Braque: The Great Years, 1973

Box 24

Manuscripts, 1972-1977

Box 24, Folder 1

Miro article, 1972

Box 24, Folder 2

Cooper translation of Genevieve Laporte's Sunshine at Midnight, ms.

Box 24, Folder 3

Correspondence regarding Laporte book with proof

Box 24, Folder 4

Cooper introduction to history of Alex Reid and Lefevre, "A Franco-Scottish link with the past," , mss. with correspondence. 1977

Box 24, Folder 5

Cooper preface to Picasso's Pour Eugenia, ms., photographs, correspondence, 1976

Box 25

Manuscript, 1977

Box 25, Folder 1

Cooper introduction to Juan Gris: Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, ms., 1977

Box 25, Folder 2-21

Correspondence regarding Gris publication, A-Z, 1938-1977

Box 25, Folder 22

Address book listing owners of Gris works

Box 25, Folder 23

Addresses of owners of Gris works

Box 25, Folder 24

Research note cards

Box 25, Folder 25

photographs

Box 25, Folder 26

Clippings

Box 26

Index cards regarding Juan Gris

Box 27

Juan Gris, , author annotated copy 1977

Box 28

Manuscript, 1983

Box 28, Folder 1

Correspondence and clippings regarding Paul Gauguin: 45 letters to Vincent and Theo Van Gogh

Box 28, Folder 2

Transcriptions of Letters

Box 28, Folder 3

Transcriptions of Letters

Box 28, Folder 4

Binder # 1, photocopies of letters

Box 28, Folder 5

Binder #2, photocopies of letters

Box 29

Manuscript, 1983

Box 29, Folder 1

Ms. of Preface to Letters

Box 29, Folder 2

Ms. of Preface in French

Box 29, Folder 3

Proofs

Box 29, Folder 4

Proofs

Box 29, Folder 5

Proofs

Box 29, Folder 6

Miscellaneous material

Box 29, Folder 7

Author's copy of book

Box 30

Manuscript, 1983-1984

Box 30, Folder 1

Negative Takes and Positive Pleasures, ms.draft

Box 30, Folder 2

Ms. draft

Box 30, Folder 3

Ms., corrected

Box 30, Folder 4

Ms, first half, corrected

Box 30, Folder 5

Ms., second half, corrected

Box 30, Folder 6

"Turmoil and Self-Assertion," ms., essay on Picasso from book

Box 30, Folder 7

"Gertrude Stein and Juan Gris," clipping, (chapter of book)

Box 31

Manuscript, 1969

Box 31, Folder 1

Correspondence, notes, clippings regarding Graham Sutherland's Portraits

Box 31, Folder 2-10

photographs and transparencies of Sutherland work

Box 32

Articles, , including mss., notes, and clippings 1934-1956

Box 32, Folder 1

1934-1937

Box 32, Folder 2

1938-1939

Box 32, Folder 3

1940-1944

Box 32, Folder 4

1945

Box 32, Folder 5

1946

Box 32, Folder 6

1947

Box 32, Folder 7

1948

Box 32, Folder 8

1949

Box 32, Folder 9

1950-1953

Box 32, Folder 10

1954

Box 32, Folder 11

1955

Box 32, Folder 12

1956

Box 33

Articles, , including mss., notes, and clippings 1957-1972

Box 33, Folder 1

1957

Box 33, Folder 2

1958

Box 33, Folder 3

, with photographs 1958

Box 33, Folder 4

1959

Box 33, Folder 5

1960

Box 33, Folder 6

1961

Box 33, Folder 7

1962

Box 33, Folder 8

1963-1964

Box 33, Folder 9

1965-1966

Box 33, Folder 10

1967

Box 33, Folder 11

1968

Box 33, Folder 12

1969

Box 33, Folder 13

1970

Box 33, Folder 14

1971

Box 33, Folder 15

1972

Box 34

Articles, & Letters to Editors, , including., mss., notes and clippings 1973-1984 1930-1984

Box 34, Folder 1

Articles, 1973

Box 34, Folder 2

Articles, 1974-1975

Box 34, Folder 3

Articles, 1976

Box 34, Folder 4

Articles, 1977

Box 34, Folder 5

Articles, 1980-1983

Box 34, Folder 6

Articles, 1984

Box 34, Folder 7

Notebook containing handwritten draft of Picasso article, 198?

Box 34, Folder 8

Letters to Editors, 1930s-1940s

Box 34, Folder 9

Letters to Editors, 1950-1954

Box 34, Folder 10

Letters to Editors, 1955-1959

Box 34, Folder 11

Letters to Editors, 1960s

Box 34, Folder 12

Letters to Editors, 1970s

Box 34, Folder 13

Letters to Editors, 1980s

Box 35

Book Reviews, , including mss., notes, and clippings 1940-1961

Box 35, Folder 1

1940-1945

Box 35, Folder 2

1946-1947

Box 35, Folder 3

1948

Box 35, Folder 4

1949

Box 35, Folder 5

1950

Box 35, Folder 6

1951

Box 35, Folder 7

1952

Box 35, Folder 8

1953

Box 35, Folder 9

1954

Box 35, Folder 10

1955

Box 35, Folder 11

1956

Box 35, Folder 12

1957

Box 35, Folder 13

1958

Box 35, Folder 14

1959

Box 35, Folder 15

1960

Box 35, Folder 16

1961

Box 36

Book Reviews, , including mss., notes and clippings 1962-1970

Box 36, Folder 1

1962

Box 36, Folder 2

1963

Box 36, Folder 3

1964

Box 36, Folder 4

1964

Box 36, Folder 5

1965

Box 36, Folder 6

1966

Box 36, Folder 7

1967

Box 36, Folder 8

1968

Box 36, Folder 9

1969

Box 36, Folder 10

1970

Box 37

Books Reviews, , including mss., notes and clippings 1971-1981

Box 37, Folder 1

1971

Box 37, Folder 2

1972

Box 37, Folder 3

1973

Box 37, Folder 4

1973

Box 37, Folder 5

1974

Box 37, Folder 6

1975

Box 37, Folder 7

1976

Box 37, Folder 8

1977

Box 37, Folder 9

1978

Box 37, Folder 10

1979

Box 37, Folder 11

1980-1981

Box 38

Broadcasts and Film Narrations, 1946-1971

Box 38, Folder 1

"The Yellow House" by Van Gogh, 1947

Box 38, Folder 2

"Jacques-Louis David," 1948

Box 38, Folder 3

"Delacroix," 1948

Box 38, Folder 4

"The Art Criticisms of Baudelaire," 1949

Box 38, Folder 5

Notes on Baudelaire in black 3-ring notebook, 1949

Box 38, Folder 6

"Two Schools of German Art," (clipping) 1950

Box 38, Folder 7

"Les Peintres et les Spectacles," 1951

Box 38, Folder 8

"The New Braque Ceiling in the Louvre," 1953

Box 38, Folder 9

"Picasso's The Dance," 1966

Box 38, Folder 10

Film Narrations: "Picasso on War, Love and Peace," and "The Cubist Epoch"

Box 39

Lectures and Laudatio, 1957-1981

Box 39, Folder 1

Correspondence regarding Slade Professorship of Fine Art, 1957-1958

Box 39, Folder 2

Slade: "Gauguin," 1957

Box 39, Folder 3

London: "Monet," 1957

Box 39, Folder 4

Ecole de Louvre: "Matisse," 1958

Box 39, Folder 5

Ecole de Louvre: "Braque," 1958

Box 39, Folder 6

U.S. Universities: "Braque and Picasso," 1960

Box 39, Folder 7-19

Flexner lecture series, Bryn Mawr, The Epoch of Cubism, Lectures I-VI.

Box 39, Folder 20

Material related to Flexner series, 1961

Box 39, Folder 21

Material related to Flexner series, 1961

Box 39, Folder 22

Cambridge: "Matisse," 1965

Box 39, Folder 23

Houston: "Picasso," 1970

Box 39, Folder 24

Material relating to Shakespeare Prize

Box 39, Folder 25

Shakespeare Prize: "Graham Sutherland," 1974

Box 39, Folder 26

Guggenheim, NY: "Gauguin," 1981

Box 39, Folder 27

Printed matter regarding lectures, 1948-1981

Box 39, Folder 28

Miscellaneous notes on Daumier

 

Series III. Records of the Mayor Gallery, London, 1933-1938

Physical Description: 0.75 linear feet ca. 1 box

Scope and Content Note

These records include Cooper's correspondence with artists exhibited at the gallery while Cooper was curator, including Arp, Chagall, Ernst, Kandinsky, Klee, Miro and others. There are also two scrapbooks of clipping relating to the gallery.
Box 40

Mayor Gallery records, 1933-1936

 

Scrapbook, 1933-1935

 

Correspondence

Box 40, Folder 1

Arp

Box 40, Folder 2

Bell, Clive

Box 40, Folder 3

Bertram, Anthony

Box 40, Folder 4

Bliss, Arthur

Box 40, Folder 5

Burra, Edward

Box 40, Folder 6

Calder, Alexander

Box 40, Folder 7

Chagall, Marc

Box 40, Folder 8

Chirico, Giorgio de

Box 40, Folder 9

Collisson, Prichard & Barnes

Box 40, Folder 10

D

Scope and Content Note

Dali, Salvador (2 letters).
Dix, Otto (1 letter).
Dobrée, Bonamy (1 letter).
Box 40, Folder 11

Domela, César

Box 40, Folder 12

Einstein

Box 40, Folder 13

Ernst, Max

Box 40, Folder 14

Grohmann, Will

Box 40, Folder 15

Hofer, Karl

Box 40, Folder 16

Kandinsky, Wassily

Box 40, Folder 17

Klee, Paul

Box 40, Folder 18

Leger, Fernand

Box 40, Folder 19

Loëb, Pierre

Box 40, Folder 20

Marcoussis

Box 40, Folder 21

Masson, André

Box 40, Folder 22

Matisse, Henri

Box 40, Folder 23

Miró, Joan

Box 40, Folder 24

Moore, Henry

Box 40, Folder 25

Nolde, Emil

Box 40, Folder 26

Ozenfant, Amédée

Box 41

Mayor Gallery, 1935-1938

 

Scrapbook; 1 folder with loose clippings

 

Series IV. Papers relating to Nazi Art collections, 1940-1946

Physical Description: 0.75 linear feet ca. 1.5 boxes

Scope and Content Note

These papers document Cooper's investigation of art stolen by Nazis during WWII and includes correspondence with Cooper and officials involved in the investigation, OSS reports about the investigation findings, appraisals, clippings, and photographs of the Walter Andreas Hofer Correspondence.
Box 42

Correspondence, reports, clippings

Box 42, Folder 1

Assorted war related correspondence and brief reports

Box 42, Folder 2

Beltrand appraisals of paintings confiscated by the ERR

Box 42, Folder 3

Office of Strategic Services (OSS): Consolidated Interrogation Report No. 2

Box 42, Folder 4

Office of Strategic Services: Consolidated Interrogation Report No. 4

Box 42, Folder 5

Attachments to Consolidated Interogation Reports

Box 42, Folder 6

Clippings regarding Nazi art collections

Box 43

Photographs, correspondence

 

Photographs of Walter Andreas Hofer correspondence

 

Series V. Exhibitions, 1948-1983 undated

Physical Description: 2.5 linear feet 5 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series includes correspondence, essay manuscripts, exhibition lists, photographs, clippings, and catalogs for the many exhibitions Cooper curated or collaborated on in Europe and the United States.
Box 44

Exhibitions, 1948-1956

Box 44, Folder 1

Annotated Kahnweiler catalogues, 1921-1923

Box 44, Folder 2

Richard Wilson, Birmingham and London, 1948-1949

Box 44, Folder 3

Gauguin, Paris, , catalog annotated by Cooper 1949

Box 44, Folder 4

Gris, Bern, 1955

Box 44, Folder 5

Gauguin, Edinburgh, 1955

Box 44, Folder 6

Braque, Edinburgh, , correspondence 1956

Box 44, Folder 7

Braque, correspondence about

Box 44, Folder 8

Braque, exhibition lists

Box 44, Folder 9

Braque, clippings

Box 44, Folder 10

Braque, catalogs

Box 45

Exhibitions, 1957-1959

Box 45, Folder 1

Monet, Edinburgh, , correspondence 1957

Box 45, Folder 2

Monet, essay

Box 45, Folder 3

Monet, exhibition lists

Box 45, Folder 4

Monet, clippings

Box 45, Folder 5

Monet, catalogs

Box 45, Folder 6

Picasso ceramics, London, 1957

Box 45, Folder 7

Picasso ceramics, photographs

Box 45, Folder 8

Picasso, Arles, 1957

Box 45, Folder 9

de Stäel, Arles, 1958

Box 45, Folder 10

Picasso, Marseilles, , correspondence 1959

Box 45, Folder 11

Picasso, clippings and catalog

Box 46

Exhibitions, 1961-1967

Box 46, Folder 1

Buhrle Collection, Edinburgh and London, , essay and research 1961

Box 46, Folder 2

Buhrle, correspondence and clippings

Box 46, Folder 3

Braque, Munich, , correspondence, clippings, essay 1963

Box 46, Folder 4

Braque, photographs

Box 46, Folder 5

Dunn international, London, , correspondence, photographs, catalog 1963

Box 46, Folder 6

Dunn, photographs

Box 46, Folder 7

Delacroix, Edinburgh and London, 1964

Box 46, Folder 8

Picasso et le theatre, Toulouse, 1965

Box 46, Folder 9

Morlotti, Rome, 1966

Box 46, Folder 10

Sutherland, Torino and Basel, 1965-1966

Box 46, Folder 11

Leger and César, Marseille, 1966

Box 46, Folder 12

Sutherland, Germany, 1967

Box 47

Exhibitions, 1967-1983

Box 47, Folder 1

Ingres, Paris, 1967

Box 47, Folder 2

Picasso, Dallas and Fort Worth, , essay and research 1967

Box 47, Folder 3

Picasso, clippings

Box 47, Folder 4

The Cubist Epoch, USA, , research 1970-1971

Box 47, Folder 5-6

Cubist, clippings

Box 47, Folder 7

Cummings collection, Washington, D.C. and New York, 1970-1971

Box 47, Folder 8

Chefs d'oeuvres de maitres europeens, Paris (project), 1974-1975

Box 47, Folder 9

Gris, Baden Baden, 1974

Box 47, Folder 10

Hugo, London, Amssterdam and Paris, 1977

Box 47, Folder 11-12

Gris, Madrid, 1983

Box 48

Exhibitions, 1983

Box 48, Folder 1

Correspondence regarding The Essential Cubism: Braque, Picasso and their Friends, 1907-1920

Box 48, Folder 2

Correspondence

Box 48, Folder 3

Ms.

Box 48, Folder 4-5

Research

Box 48, Folder 6

Proof

Box 48, Folder 7-8

Miscellaneous

Box 48, Folder 9-10

Photographs

Box 48, Folder 11

Clippings

Box 48, Folder 12

Catalog

 

Series VI. Photographic materials, 1900-1984, undated

Physical Description: 11.5 linear feet (39 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The papers of Douglas Cooper include a large photographic component. In 1986, upon receipt of the archive, the Getty Research Institute divided Cooper's photographic material, and the current arrangement of the photographs into two subseries reflects their administration by the repository. A group of photographic prints of modern paintings, drawings and sculpture with some accompanying material was transferred to the Photo Archive. The rest of the photographic material, including prints documenting the work of Juan Gris, the Wall at Castille, and Cooper's art collection, as well as the slides, negatives and transparencies, remained with the bulk of Cooper's papers. In 2013, Cooper's photographic material was reunited, with Series VI.A. containing the photographic material that always remained with the Douglas Cooper papers and Series VI.B. containing the photographs formerly housed with the Photo Archive.

Arrangement note

Arranged in two subseries: Series VI.A. Photographs, slides, transparencies, 1900-1963; Series VI.B. Photographs of modern paintings, drawings and sculpture, 1933-1984.
 

Series VI.A. Photographs, slides, transparencies, 1900-1963, undated

Physical Description: 7.0 linear feet 18 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes black and white photographs of Juan Gris' complete oeuvre, 1910-1927, and most of Braque's, 1910-1963. There are also photographs of Cooper's own art collection, including some marked as Sales or Gifts, and documentation of the building of the Wall at Castille and the incising of Picasso's design into it. There are hundreds of slides of 19th-and 20th-century paintings, organized roughly by period and artist. Two binders contain snapshots of architectural monuments from Cooper's travels. Transparencies found among Cooper's art collection photographs, in nearly all cases duplicated by the black and white photographs, have been placed in cold storage due to deterioration.
Box 49

Juan Gris photographs

Box 49, Folder 1-8

Paintings and Sculpture, 1910-1917

Box 50

Juan Gris photographs

Box 50, Folder 1-7

Paintings and Sculpture, 1918-1924

Box 51

Juan Gris photographs

Box 51, Folder 1

Paintings and Sculpture, 1925

Box 51, Folder 2

1926

Box 51, Folder 3

1927

Box 51, Folder 4-5

1914-1916

Box 51, Folder 6-7

1920-1927

Box 51, Folder 8

Transparencies, 1914-1916

Box 51, Folder 9

Transparencies, 1920-1927

Box 52

Douglas Cooper art collection photographs (including Sales and Gifts)

Box 52, Folder 1

Collection inventory, c. 1933-1958

Box 52, Folder 2

Collection inventory, 1950

Box 52, Folder 3

36 b&w photographs of work by Braque and Picasso; 1 photo of Braque?

Box 52, Folder 4

2 b&w photographs of work by Cortin

Box 52, Folder 5

15 b&w photographs of work by Guttuso

Box 52, Folder 6

17 b&w photographs of work by Leger; 1 color photo

Box 52, Folder 7

2 b&w photographs of work by Marini

Box 52, Folder 8

1 b&w photo of work by Masson

Box 52, Folder 9

5 b&w photographs of work by Picasso; 1 photo of artist's tools

Box 52, Folder 10

11 b&w photographs of work by Leger

Box 52, Folder 11

4 b&w photographs of work by Sutherland

Box 52, Folder 12

27 b&w photographs of work by assorted artists

Box 52, Folder 13

5 b&w photographs of work by Braque

Box 52, Folder 14

64 b&w works by assorted artists

Box 52, Folder 15

37 b&w photographs of work by assorted artists

Box 52, Folder 16

2 b&w photographs of work by Laurens

Box 52, Folder 17

4 b&w photographs of work by Gris; 1 color photo

Box 52, Folder 18

3 b&w photographs of work by Miro

General note

[N.B. All transparencies and negatives pulled for cold storage]
Box 53

Douglas Cooper art collection photographs (including Sales and Gifts)

Box 53, Folder 1

3 polaroids of medals

Box 53, Folder 2

45 b&w photographs of work by Picasso

Box 53, Folder 3

35 b&w photographs of work by assorted artists

Box 53, Folder 4

50 b&w photographs of work by assorted artists

Box 53, Folder 5

28 b&w photographs of work by assorted artists

Box 53, Folder 6

11 b&w photographs of work by assorted artists

Box 53, Folder 7

53 b&w photographs of work by assorted artists

Box 53, Folder 8

42 b&w photographs of work by assorted artists (vendu)

General note

[N.B. all transparencies and negatives pulled for cold storage]
Box 54

Photographs and papers regarding the Wall at Castille

Box 54, Folder 1-9

Letters and papers pertaining to the Wall

Box 54, Folder 10

Blueprint of the Wall at Castille

Box 54, Folder 11

51 snapshots documenting construction of the Wall

Box 54, Folder 12

6 photographs of the completed Wall

Box 54, Folder 13

36 photographs of the completed Wall

General note

[N.B. all transparencies and negatives pulled for cold storage]
Box 55

Photographs of art work by Braque (owned by Cooper or others)

Box 55, Folder 1

30 b&w photographs of work by Braque; 2 color reproductions, 1900-1907

Box 55, Folder 2

40 b&w photographs of work by Braque; 3 color reproductions, 1907-1914

Box 55, Folder 3

45 b&w photographs of work by Braque

Box 55, Folder 4

32 b&w photographs of work by Braque, 1917-1929

Box 55, Folder 5

37 b&w photographs of work by Braque, 1917-1929

Box 55, Folder 6

23 b&w photographs, 2 color reproductions, of work by Braque, 1930-1945

Box 55, Folder 7

36 b&w photographs, 2 color reproductions, of work by Braque, 1930-1945

Box 55, Folder 8

24 b&w photographs of work by Braque, 1946-1963

Box 55, Folder 9

28 b&w photographs of work by Braque, 1946-1963

General note

[N.B. all transparencies and negatives pulled for cold storage]
Box 56

Photographs of art work (owned by Cooper or others)

Box 56, Folder 1

33 b&w photographs of Braque's drawings, photographs and sculpture

Box 56, Folder 2

30 b&w photographs of Braque's drawings, photographs and sculpture

Box 56, Folder 3

32 b&w photographs of Gris, his work and exhibitions, 1 gallery announcement

Box 56, Folder 4

27 b&w photographs of Gris exhibitions and correspondence, funeral announcement

Box 56, Folder 5

16 b&w photographs of Gris with family and friends and self-portraits

Box 56, Folder 6

9 b&w photographs of Leger, family and friends; 6 photographs and 2 postcards of his work

Box 56, Folder 7

5 b&w photographs of work by Miró

Box 56, Folder 8

5 b&w photographs of drawings by Picasso pre-1920

Box 56, Folder 9

33 b&w photographs, reproductions, clippings of Picasso and his work

Box 56, Folder 10

62 b&w photographs or reproductions of work by Renoir

Box 56, Folder 11

9 photographs of various artists and/or their environments

General note

[N.B. all transparencies and negatives pulled for cold]

General note

[N.B., See also Box 73*, photographs of Cooper]
Box 57

Slides of artwork by assorted artists

 

Green box: 100 slides of artwork by Picasso and others artists

 

Grey box: 146 slides of artwork by Picasso, Matisse, Gris, Leger

Box 58

Slides of artwork by assorted artists

 

Black box: 278 slides of artwork by David, Courbet, Manet, pre-Cubists, Matisse, Futurists, Braque, Picasso, and others.

 

Mylar sheets: 66 slides of artwork by Picasso and others

General note

[N.B. 4 slides pulled from Photo files are in Cold Storage 4x5 box]
Box 59

Glass slides of artwork

 

Small box: 5 3x3 glass slides of the Wall at Castille

 

Large box: 5 3x4 glass slides of paintings by Braque and Picasso

Box 60

Snapshots

Scope and Content Note

Binder containing 40 4-pocket pages of travel snapshots, including views of China and India. A few personal photographs.
Box 61

Snapshots

Scope and Content Note

Binder containing 73 4-pocket pages of travel snapshots, including views of Japan and North Africa. A few personal photographs.
Box 62

Negatives, contact prints

Scope and Content Note

Binder containing 36 pages of film-strip negatives, some with corresponding contact prints. Includes views of Castille, Barcelona, Tunisia, Japan, etc., many corresponding to snapshots in Binders 60-61.
Box 63

Negatives, transparencies

Scope and Content Note

191 4x5 b&w negatives or transparencies; 11 4x5 color transparencies; 3 color slides. Includes views of artwork by Braque, Picasso, Gris, Leger and others, pulled from Boxes 52-56 and duplicating photographs in those boxes.
Box 64

Transparencies

Scope and Content Note

87 5x7 b&w transparencies; 25 5x7 color transparencies. Includes views of artwork by Braque, Picasso, Gris, Leger and others, pulled from Boxes 52-56 and duplicating photographs in those boxes.
Box 65

Transparencies

Scope and Content Note

18 8x10 color transparencies. Includes views of artwork by Braque, Picasso, Gris, Leger and others, pulled from Boxes 52-56 and duplicating photographs in those boxes.
Box 73*

Large photographs

Scope and Content Note

2 large photographs of Cooper.
 

Series VI.B. Photographs of modern paintings, drawings and sculpture, 1933-1984

Physical Description: 4.5 linear feet (21 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The photographs in this subseries represent a portion of the photographic documentation assembled by Douglas Cooper. In 1986, this body of photographs was separated from the main Douglas Cooper archive and was available in the Getty Research Institute's PhotoArchive under the accession no. 86.P.2. In 2013, this photographic material was restored to the main archive.

Arrangement note

The subseries is arranged alphabetically by artist, with a section of works by various artists divided into national and topical groupings at the end.
Box 74, Folder 1

Arp, Jean

Box 74, Folder 2

Bonnard, Pierre

Box 74, Folder 3

Carrà, Carlo

Box 74, Folder 4

César

Box 76, Folder 1-5

Cézanne, Paul

Box 74, Folder 5

Chagall, Marc

Box 74, Folder 6

Chirico, Giorgio de

Box 74, Folder 7

Corot, J.B. Camille

Box 77-78

Courbet, Gustave

Box 77, Folder 1

Portraits

Box 77, Folder 2

Seascapes and still life

Box 78, Folder 1

Landscapes

Box 78, Folder 2

Animals and figures

Box 78, Folder 3

Drawings

Box 74, Folder 8

Daumier, Honoré

Box 74, Folder 9-10

David, Jacques-Louis

Box 74, Folder 11-12

Degas, Edgar

Box 75, Folder 1

Delaunay, Robert

Box 75, Folder 2

Derain, André

Box 75, Folder 3

Duchamp, Marcel

Box 75, Folder 4

Dufy, Raoul

Box 79, Folder 1-3

Gauguin, Paul

Box 75, Folder 5

Gleizes, Albert

Box 75, Folder 6-7

Gogh, Vincent van

Box 75, Folder 8

Guttuso, Renato

Box 80-81

Gris, Juan

Box 80, Folder 1

1911-1913

Box 80, Folder 2

1917-1920

Box 80, Folder 3

Theatrical decor

Box 81, Folder 1

Drawings and watercolors

Box 81, Folder 2

Sculpture

Box 82, Folder 1

Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique

Box 82, Folder 2

Jawlensky, Alexei von

Box 82, Folder 3

Kandinsky, Wassily

Box 82, Folder 4

Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig

Box 82, Folder 5-7

Klee, Paul

Box 83, Folder 1

Laurens, Henri

Box 84-85

Léger, Fernand

Box 84, Folder 1

Before 1918

Box 84, Folder 2

1918-1929

Box 85, Folder 1

1930-1955

Box 85, Folder 2

Theatrical decor, mosaic and applied design

Box 85, Folder 3

Drawings and prints

Box 83, Folder 2

Lewis, Percy Wyndham

Box 83, Folder 3

Lipchitz, Jacques

Box 83, Folder 4

Luce, Maximilien

Box 86, Folder 1

Macke, August

Box 86, Folder 2

Malevich, Kazimir

Box 86, Folder 3

Manet, Édouard

Box 86, Folder 4

Manzù, Giacomo

Box 86, Folder 5

Marc, Franz

Box 86, Folder 6

Matisse, Henri

Box 86, Folder 7

Metzinger, Jean

Box 86, Folder 8

Miró, Joan

Box 86, Folder 9

Modersohn-Becker, Paula

Box 86, Folder 10

Modigliani, Amedeo

Box 86, Folder 11

Mondrian, Piet

Box 86, Folder 12

Morandi, Giorgio

Box 87, Folder 1-3

Monet, Claude

Box 10, Folder 5

Nash, Paul

Box 10, Folder 6

Nicholson, Ben

Box 10, Folder 7

Nonell, Isidre

Box 88-89

Picasso, Pablo

Box 88, Folder 1

1900-1906

Box 88, Folder 2

1907-1914

Box 88, Folder 3

1915-1929

Box 88, Folder 4

1930-1970

Box 89, Folder 1-2

Drawings

Box 89, Folder 3

Prints, sculpture and ceramics

Box 90, Folder 1

Pissarro, Camille

Box 90, Folder 2

Princeteau, René

Box 90, Folder 3

Renoir, Pierre-Auguste

Box 90, Folder 4

Rodchenko, Alexander

Box 90, Folder 5

Rouault, Georges

Box 90, Folder 6

Rousseau, Henri

Box 90, Folder 7

Schwitters, Kurt

Box 90, Folder 8

Sérusier, Paul

Box 90, Folder 9-10

Seurat, Georges

Box 91, Folder 1

Sisley, Alfred

Box 91, Folder 2

Stael, Nicholas de

Box 91, Folder 3

Steiner, Henri

Box 91, Folder 4

Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de

Box 91, Folder 5

Utrillo, Maurice

Box 91, Folder 6

Vlaminck, Maurice de

 

Various artists

Box 92, Folder 1

Austrian, 20th century

Box 92, Folder 2

Belgian, 20th century

Box 92, Folder 3

Czech, 20th century

Box 92, Folder 4

English, 20th century

Box 92, Folder 5

French, 19th century

Box 92, Folder 6

German, 20th century

Box 92, Folder 7

Italian, 20th century

Box 92, Folder 8

Russian, 20th century

Box 92, Folder 9

Swiss, 20th century

Box 94, Folder 1

Musée de Bagnols

Box 94, Folder 2

Modern Italian sculpture

Box 94, Folder 3

Modern French sculpture

Box 94, Folder 4

Nudes, miscellaneous 20th century

Box 94, Folder 5

Cubists

Box 94, Folder 6

Futurists

Box 94, Folder 7

Varia

Box 93

Exhibition catalogs

Scope and Content Note

Includes Arne Jacobsen (1959), Ned Kelly (1979), Yaacov Agam (1966), Ancient Peruvian Wood Sculpture (1966), Peruvian Textiles (1930), Ungarische Avantgarde 1909-1930 (1971).
 

Series VII. Personal and printed matter, 1933-1985 undated

Physical Description: 2.5 linear feet 5 boxes, 7 books

Scope and Content Note

This series includes a small number of bills and receipts regarding the sale and purchase of art work and other items, clippings regarding Cooper's residences, travels, art collection, and notorious incidents, such as when John Rothenstein punched him in the face at an art opening, or when he was stabbed on the road to Castille. There are numerous gallery announcements, catalogs, and programs.
Box 66

Personal Files

Box 66, Folder 1

Receipts and some letters regarding sales, purchases, shipments, or restorations of artwork, 1935-1982

Box 66, Folder 2

Receipts and letters from Galerie Louise Leiris, 1957-1971

Box 66, Folder 3

Clippings, , regarding Cooper's residences, collections, thefts 1958-1980

Box 66, Folder 4

Correspondence, , Cooper's heir and others responding to queries made before Cooper's death 1984-1985

Box 66, Folder 5

Clippings regarding Cooper's travels, interviews, and controversies, , ca. 50 pieces 1954-1975

Box 66, Folder 6

6 clippings regarding stabbing of Cooper, ; 8 pp. report on the Somerset House Conspiracy, . 1961 1984

Box 66, Folder 7

12 clippings regarding Sir John Rothenstein's punching of Cooper, ; 3 pp. letter from Cooper to Editor of Sydney Sunday Telegraph 1954

Box 66, Folder 8

2 b&w photographs, 1982-1983

Box 66, Folder 9

Mementoes of honors accorded Cooper

Box 66, Folder 10

1 check and 1 bill for articles by Cooper

Box 66, Folder 11

Consultant agreements and other contracts, 1947-1982

Box 66, Folder 12

Car receipts, 1980-1981

Box 66, Folder 13

Card and letter from Delacroix society, 1948

Box 66, Folder 14-26

Account files

Scope and Content Note

Cooper's accounts files, labelled (somewhat arbitrarily) A-W, containing bills, receipts, contracts, and business correspondence.
Box 67

Cooper's Vertical Files A-F

Scope and Content Note

Printed Matter
Box 67, Folder 1

A

Scope and Content Note

Gallery announcement from Robert Adams and Ern Brooks.
Box 67, Folder 2

B

Scope and Content Note

Museum press release, museum exhibition catalog.
Box 67, Folder 3

Braque

Scope and Content Note

Catalogs and announcements for various Braque exhibitions; clippping of Cooper article on Braque for Town & Country; entry on Braque in Enciclopedia Universale Dell'Arte.
Box 67, Folder 4

C

Scope and Content Note

Catalogs and articles on Cubism, Courbet; correspondence regarding Walter Crysler's fakes.
Box 67, Folder 5

Cezanne

Scope and Content Note

8 catalogs for Cezanne exhibitions; some notes by Cooper.
Box 67, Folder 6

Collage

Scope and Content Note

3 museum press releases and 1 catalog regarding collage exhibitions.
Box 67, Folder 7

Czech Cubism

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of cubist furniture; catalog regarding cubist painting.
Box 67, Folder 8

D

Scope and Content Note

Articles and catalogs on artists such as Duchamp, Degas, De Stäel.
Box 67, Folder 9

E

Scope and Content Note

Letters.
Box 67, Folder 10

F

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition lists.
Box 67, Folder 11

Forbes-Robertson

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of the artist and his work; other material.
Box 68

Cooper's Vertical Files G-M

Scope and Content Note

Printed Matter
Box 68, Folder 1

G

Scope and Content Note

Catalog and letter.
Box 68, Folder 2

Gauguin

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition catalogs, b&w photographs of scultpure & letters.
Box 68, Folder 3

Gris

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition catalogs; correspondence.
Box 68, Folder 4

H

Scope and Content Note

Exhibitions lists.
Box 68, Folder 5

J, 1949

Scope and Content Note

Notice of sale of James Joyce mss. and books.
Box 68, Folder 6

K

Scope and Content Note

Articles on Klee and Kermadec; Kathe Kollwitz catalog.
Box 68, Folder 7

L

Scope and Content Note

Articles and catalog regarding Leger.
Box 68, Folder 8

M

Scope and Content Note

Articles and catalogs on artists such as Manet, Matisse, Modigliani.
Box 68, Folder 9

Amici di Manzù

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, brochures, letters regarding Manzù museum.
Box 68, Folder 10

Miró

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition catalogs and invitations.
Box 69

Cooper's Vertical Files N-Z

Scope and Content Note

Printed matter.
Box 69, Folder 1

Elie Nadelman article

Box 69, Folder 2

O

Scope and Content Note

List of French paintings at Oslo National Gallery.
Box 69, Folder 3

Picasso, 1933-1980

Scope and Content Note

Catalogs, essays, letters, photographs, clippings.
Box 69, Folder 4

Picasso, 1933-1980

Scope and Content Note

Catalogs, essays, letters, photographs, clippings.
Box 69, Folder 5

Q

Scope and Content Note

Article on John Quinn.
Box 69, Folder 6

R

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, catalogs regarding Renoir, Rousseau, Redon.
Box 69, Folder 7

S

Scope and Content Note

Material regarding De Stäel, Seurat and others.
Box 69, Folder 8

T

Scope and Content Note

Toulouse-Lautrec material.
Box 69, Folder 9

U

Scope and Content Note

Utrillo exhibition lists.
Box 69, Folder 10

VW

Scope and Content Note

Vollard material.
Box 69, Folder 11

Van Gogh [i.e., Gogh, Vincent van]

Scope and Content Note

Exhibition lists, clippings, article.
Box 69, Folder 12

Spectacles

Scope and Content Note

Programs for plays and music festivals [moved from Special Collections accn. no. 860281].
Box 70

Cooper's reading notes and annotated books

Box 70, Folder 1-3

Reading notes

 

Bonington with Cooper's notes

 

Catalog of Picasso exhibition at Palazzo Reale, Milano 1953

 

Laporte, Geneviéve, si tard le soir, 1973

 

Monod-Fontaine, Isabelle, Braque: the papiers collés, 1982

 

Heron, Patrick, Changing Forms of Art, 1955

 

Friedländer, Max J., Von den Grenzen der Kunstwissenschaft, 1943

 

Klee, Paul, Pedagogical Sketch Book, 1949

 

Series VIII. Audio tapes and film, ca. 1970-1975

Physical Description: 1.0 linear feet 1 box

Scope and Content Note

This series contains 33 sound cassettes: 15 document Cooper's Ecole de Paris lecture series, and 18 hold his translation of Sunshine at Midnight. Two reels of Super 8 film record advertising spots for the 1971 Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) exhibition, "The Cubist Epoch."
The sound cassettes and film have been numbered by the repository: C1-C33, F1. The film was reformatted in 2003.
Box 71

Audiovisual materials

 

C1-C15: Ecole de Paris lecture series, ca. 1975

Scope and Content Note

15 sound cassettes : analog, microcassettes; originals.
 

C16-C33: Translation of Sunshine at Midnight, ca. 1970?

Scope and Content Note

18 sound cassettes : analog, microcassettes; originals.
 

F1(parts a &b): Advertising spots for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) exhibition, "The Cubist Epoch," 1971

Scope and Content Note

2 film reels of 2 : super 8 mm.; original.
1 film reel : internegative; archival master.
1 film reel ; track negative; archival master.
1 videocassette (Betacam SP); archival master.
1 videocassette (Betacam); copy master.
1 videocassette (VHS); use copy.
 

Series IX. Toys, undated

Physical Description: 0.5 linear feet 2 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of two small painted metal clicker toys.
Box 72

2 metal clicker toys