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  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Processing Information note
  • General note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Arrangement note
  • Related Archival Materials note

  • Title: Ebria Feinblatt Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: FEI.001.001
    Contributing Institution: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Balch Art Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.2 Linear feet 3 document boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1920s-1990s
    Abstract: Ebria Feinblatt was the founding curator of the prints and drawings department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from 1947-1985. The collection contains her research papers for Seventeenth-Century Bolognese Ceiling Decorators and research on Daumier, along with her personal papers including poems.
    Language of Materials note: English
    Location note: Stored at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Balch Art Research Library.
    creator: Feinblatt, Ebria

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment only through the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Balch Art Research Library. Telephone 323-857-6118 or email library@lacma.org.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    Contact the Balch Research Library at 323-856-6118 or library@lacma.org for information on publishing or reproducing materials included in these records. Permission will be granted by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as the owner of the physical materials, and does not imply permission from the copyright holder. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all necessary permissions from the copyright holder.

    Preferred Citation note

    [Description of item], Ebria Feinblatt papers, 1929-1991, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Balch Art Research Library, FEI.001.001.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    Accessioned from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Prints and Drawings Department in 2013. Materials donated to LACMA by Ebria Feinblatt’s brother Ronn Marvin in 1990-1991.

    Processing Information note

    Processed by Caroline Yee; processing completed in November 2013; input into Archivists’ Toolkit by Caroline Yee, November 2013.

    General note

    This collection is from the Prints and Drawings Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Ebria Feinblatt (1913-1990) was the first curator of prints and drawings at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art where she worked from 1947 to 1985. She studied, collected and wrote on topics ranging from ancient art to German Gothic to modern art, but she was best known for her studies in Bolognese seventeenth-century quadrature painting. She wrote a number of art books including: Drawings in the Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1970), Toulouse-Lautrec and his Contemporaries: Posters of the Belle Epoque from the Wagner Collection (1985), and Seventeenth-Century Bolognese Ceiling Decorators (1992). Upon her death, her brother Ronn Marvin donated her personal papers and other gifts to LACMA.

    Scope and Contents note

    The 3 boxes (1.2 linear feet) that comprises this collection contains research papers including manuscripts, research, clippings, photographs, and notes. The personal papers in this collection include correspondence, poems, notebooks, diaries, ephemera, photographs, gifts to museums, and personal items of Ebria Feinblatt. The items range in date from 1929-1991.

    Arrangement note

    This collection has been arranged in the following series:
    • Series 1: Research Papers, 1940s-1980s
    • Series 2: Personal Papers, 1920s-1990s
    The collection is organized by series and left in the original order the contents were received.

    Related Archival Materials note

    The Getty Research Institute: Special Collections (collection number 970034) hold a collection of Ebria Feinblatt’s research papers documenting her studies in seventeenth-century Bolognese ceiling painting and the development of quadrature illusionistic painting.

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