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Author/Artist Wunder, Richard P.
Title Richard P. Wunder Research Files, 1945-1989.
Description 39 linear feet (74 boxes, 7 note card boxes, oversize material).
Arrangement The collection is arranged in eight series. Each series represents a research subject area: Series I: Gian Paolo Panini, Series II: Hyacinth Rigaud, Series III: Emmanuel Leutze, Series IV: Artist Files, Series V: Architectural Drawings, Series VI: Stage Set/Theater Drawings, Series VII: Other Drawings, and Series VIII: Other Art Research.
Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Archives  MS.002    AVAILABLE BY APPT
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Summary This collection consists mainly of Richard P. Wunder's research files on 18th century Italian painter and architect, Gian Paolo Panini, and George Van Derveer Gallenkamp's research files on French Baroque painter, Hyacinthe Rigaud. Wunder received the Rigaud material as a bequest from Gallenkamp. Materials on German-American history painter, Emmanuel Leutze, and architectural and theater drawings also figure prominently. These research topics stemmed from Wunder's personal scholarly interests and his career interests as a curator and director. Materials include correspondence, photographs, drafts, publications, and notes that relate to the creation of exhibits, lectures, catalogs, articles, and theses.
Biographical/historical note Richard P. Wunder served as the Curator of Drawings and Prints at Cooper Union Museum from 1955-1964. He went on to serve as the Curator of Painting and Sculpture for the National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian from 1964-1968. Wunder returned to New York City as the Director for the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design from 1968-1970. During the 1970s, he taught at Middlebury College and he later became president of appraisals for Christie, Manson & Woods before retiring in 1990 to La Jolla, California. Richard Wunder died in 2002, at the age of 79.
Cite as Richard P. Wunder Research Files. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.
Source of acquisition Gift of Dr. Richard Wunder.
Finding aids Available online and in repository.
Other subject Gallenkamp, George Van Derveer, 1922-1980.
LC subject Leutze, Emanuel, 1816-1868.
Panini, Gian Paolo, 1691 or 1692-1765.
Rigaud, Hyacinthe, 1659-1743.
Wunder, Richard P.
Art -- Provenance -- Research.
Genre/Form Artist files.
Research notes.
WorldCat no. 608550458

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