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Finding aid for the Gabrielle Kopelman papers, 1950-2010, bulk 1970-1989
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The papers of Gabrielle Kopelman document her numerous projects as a New York-based independent conservator for various institutions such as The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and The Toledo Museum of Art, as well as art dealers including P. & D. Colnaghi & Company and Wildenstein & Company. The archive includes restoration projects of paintings by major artists such as Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens and Hendrik Terbrugghen. The bulk of the collection contains photographic documentation of paintings in the form of black-and-white prints, negatives, radiographs and color transparencies. Also included are related papers including correspondence, invoices, notes and clippings.
Gabrielle Kopelman, an independent conservator of Old Master paintings based in New York, has restored numerous paintings for various institutions including The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Toledo Museum of Art and The Frick Collection, as well as art dealers such as P. & D. Colnaghi & Company, Limited, Thomas Agnew & Sons Limited, and Wildenstein & Company. Some of her more notable conservation projects include paintings by Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens and Hendrik Terbrugghen.
10.8 linear feet (21 boxes)
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Open for use by qualified researchers, except Box 21, which is sealed until 2018.