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Corporate author Frick Art Reference Library.
Title Helen Clay Frick Research Files on Italian Art, 1920-1933.
Description 2.5 linear feet (5 boxes).
Arrangement The collection is arranged in three series: Series I: Italian Sculpture, Series II: Italian Painting, and Series III: Artist Bibliographies.
Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Archives  FARL.100.20.2    AVAILABLE BY APPT
Access restrictions These records are open for research under the conditions of The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives access policy. Contact the Archives Department for further information at
Summary This collection documents the research on Italian sculpture and painting conducted by Helen Clay Frick and the Frick Art Reference Library staff circa 1920-1933. The files contain typed and handwritten research notes, black and white photographs, printed material, some correspondence, and artist bibliographies. The primary purpose of Miss Frick's research was to annotate photographs of artworks for the Library's Photoarchive. The collection also includes extensive bibliographic information for several Italian sculptors and painters, Miss Frick's notes and brief correspondence with Library staff, and other brief correspondence related to the purchase of photographic reproductions from well-known early 20th century photographic firms such as Alinari.
Biographical/historical note Helen Clay Frick (1888-1984), daughter of industrialist and art collector Henry Clay Frick, founded the Frick Art Reference Library in 1920 and served as its director until 1983. Miss Frick developed a special interest in Italian art during the 1920s, making four trips to Italy during the winter of 1923-24, and in 1925, 1927 and 1928 in order to discover and record early Italian paintings and frescos, and obtain photographs of the works, either through purchase or original photography.
Cite as Helen Clay Frick Research Files on Italian Art. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.
Indexes Available online and in repository.
LC subject Frick, Helen Clay, 1888-1984.
Frick Art Reference Library.
Art, Italian.
Genre/Form Photographs.
Research notes.
WorldCat no. 607096734

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