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Ver Heyden de Lancey (Cornelius) collection of French letters and documents by painters, sculptors, architects, and printmakers
2017.M.62  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Cornelius Ver Heyden de Lancey collection of French letters and documents by painters, sculptors, architects, and printmakers
    Date (inclusive): 1691-1825, undated
    Number: 2017.M.62
    Creator/Collector: Ver Heyden de Lancey, Cornelius, 1889-1984
    Physical Description: 4.67 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
    Repository:
    The Getty Research Institute
    Special Collections
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles 90049-1688
    reference@getty.edu
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
    (310) 440-7390
    Abstract: The Cornelius Ver Heyden de Lancey collection comprises manuscript correspondence and documents by over 75 painters, sculptors, architects, and printmakers, predominantly from 17th- and 18th-century France.
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    Language: Collection material is primarily in French with some Danish and German. Modern research materials are in English.

    Biographical / Historical

    Dutch-born British baron Cornelius Ver Heyden de Lancey (1889-1984) was a medical doctor, dentist, and barrister, as well as an art historian and collector of French historical books, letters, and manuscripts. De Lancey studied medicine and dentistry at the University of Leiden, earned his dental degree in the United States, and practiced dentistry in London and Italy, where he developed his research interests in art history and the arts. In 1970, De Lancey and his wife, Josephine de la Hanty, founded the De Lancey and De La Hanty Foundation, an organization dedicated to the study of medical law that also sponsors arts initiatives in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and France. De Lancey died on Jersey in the Channel Islands in 1984.
    Sources consulted:
    About the Baron Ver Heyden de Lancey: 1889-1984, the website for the De Lancey Foundation, accessed July 23, 2018, http://www.delanceyfoundation.co.uk/#the-person.
    David Brafman, Acquisition Approval Form for Collection of French letters and documents by painters, sculptors, architects, and printmakers, accession no. 2017.M.62, March 10, 2017.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Publication Rights

    Preferred Citation

    Cornelius Ver Heyden de Lancey collection of French letters and documents by painters, sculptors, architects, and printmakers, 1691-1825, undated, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 2017.M.62.
    http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2017m62

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Acquired in 2017.

    Custodial History

    The repository's Cornelius Ver Heyden de Lancey collection was acquired in the 1980s by Adelheid A. Von Hohenlohe, the late wife of Ivan Volkoff. Many items in the collection bear de Lancey's blind stamp, Lugt 2701a.

    Processing Information

    Arranged and described in 2018 by Sarah Mackenzie Wade.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection comprises manuscript correspondence and documents by over 75 painters, sculptors, architects, and printmakers, predominantly from 17th- and 18th-century France. Correspondence constitutes the bulk of the collection; additional materials include financial and legal documents such as manuscript receipts, promissory notes, discharges of debt, commission contracts for works of art, lease agreements, a royal brevet, and a partition of estate. The collection also includes signed statements by groups of artists and members of the royal academy.
    French artists represented in the collection include painters and draftsmen Nicolas de Largillierre and Hubert Robert; painters Louise-Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun and Jean-Baptiste Regnault; academician Joseph-Siffrède Duplessis; architects Marie-Joseph Peyre, Michel-Barthélemy Hazon, Jean Chalgrin, and Ange-Jacques Gabriel; sculptors Laurent Guiard, Noël Jouvenet V, and Philippe-Laurent Roland; printmakers Noël Hallé, Nicolas Ponce, and Simon Thomassin; and engravers Jean Bernard Restout and Joseph-Marie Vien the elder. The collection also includes materials by Danish engraver Johan Frederik Clemens and German printmaker Johann Gotthard von Müller.
    The collection is arranged alphabetically, largely in adherence with the organization of Volkoff and Von Hohenlohe, with minor adjustments to accommodate standardized names of artists. Original manuscripts have been maintained alongside collectors' research and acquisition documents, which include annotated typescript descriptive notes for the Ver Heyden de Lancey acquisitions, twenty-first century laser printouts of electronic resource research materials assembled by Von Hohenlohe, and photographs of portraits of the artists. Collector dossier folders that comprise only modern English-language research materials were incorporated into folders containing the relevant French-language manuscripts. Von Hohenlohe's dossier numbers are detailed in descriptive notes at the component level.

    Arrangement

    Arranged alphabetically.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Names

    Volkoff, Ivan
    Von Hohenlohe, Adelheid A.
    Hallé, Noël, 1711-1781
    Robert, Hubert, 1733-1808
    Largillierre, Nicolas de, 1656-1746
    Vigée-Lebrun, Louise-Elisabeth, 1755-1842
    Peyre, Marie-Joseph, 1730-1785
    Regnault, Jean-Baptiste, baron, 1754-1829
    Restout, Jean-Bernard, 1732-1797
    Vien, Joseph-Marie, 1716-1809
    Duplessis, Joseph-Siffrède, 1725-1802
    Chalgrin, Jean-François-Thérèse, 1739-1811
    Gabriel, Ange-Jacques, 1698-1782
    Guiard, Laurent, 1723-1788
    Roland, Philippe-Laurent, 1746-1816
    Hazon, Michel Barthelemy
    Jouvenet, Nöel V
    Müller, Johann Gotthard, 1747-1830
    Clemens, Johan Frederik, 1748-1831

    Subjects - Topics

    Art, French -- 17th century
    Art, French -- 18th century
    Art, French -- 19th century
    Artists -- France -- Correspondence
    Architects -- France -- Correspondence
    Painters -- France -- Correspondence
    Printmakers -- France -- Correspondence
    Sculptors -- France -- Correspondence

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Letters (correspondence) -- France -- 17th century
    Letters (correspondence) -- France -- 18th century
    Letters (correspondence) -- France -- 19th century
    Manuscripts (documents) -- France -- 17th century
    Manuscripts (documents) -- France -- 18th century
    Manuscripts (documents) -- France -- 19th century
    Chromogenic color prints
    Gelatin silver prints -- 21st century
    Photographs, Original

    Contributors

    Ver Heyden de Lancey, Cornelius, 1889-1984
    Volkoff, Ivan
    Von Hohenlohe, Adelheid A.