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COLLECTION Identifier: BER-35

Ennio and Piero Riccardi Antichità records

Overview

Includes photographs and other documents related to the activity of Ennio and Piero Riccardi Antichità in Assisi, Italy.

Dates

  • 1962 - 2017

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in Italian.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question, unless otherwise designated.

Extent

3 boxes

The collection includes photographic prints depicting artworks sold by the Ennio and Piero Riccardi Antichità firm at Assisi. The bulk of the holdings show furniture, paintings, and sculpture. Some additional letters, expertises, and photos document the Riccardi brothers collaboration with art historians, and their activity as art dealers and organizers of the Assisi fine art fair.

Biographical / Historical

Ennio e Piero Riccardi Antichità Snc was founded in 1962 by brothers Ennio and Piero Riccardi in the Santa Chiara square at Assisi, Italy. The firm is one of the major art dealers in the city, specializing in applied arts, mostly furniture, but also ceramics, sculpture, and paintings. In 1973 the Riccardi brothers founded the Assisi Fine Arts Fair (Mostra Antiquariato di Assisi) and continued organizing it until 1988.

Arrangement

Collection organized in four series: 1. Photographs, 2. Correspondence and expertises, 3. Fine Arts Fairs of Assisi and Cortona, 4. Various items.

Other Finding Aids

Additional materials documenting the Riccardi Antichità firm can be found in the Frederick Mason Perkins photographs and papers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

BER-2017-0006. Purchased by the Riccardi brothers.

Processing Information

Processed by Spyros Koulouris

Title
Ennio and Piero Riccardi Antichità records, 1962-2017: A Finding Aid
Status
completed
Author
Biblioteca Berenson
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
eng
EAD ID
ber00035

Repository Details

Part of the Biblioteca Berenson, I Tatti - The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies Repository

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