Prentice Van Walbeck Duell papers
Papers of architect, archaeologist, and Harvard University Fogg Art Museum research fellow, Prentice Duell. Includes correspondence, subject files, research materials, compositions, original drawings, photographs, and printed materials.
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Biographical / Historical
Sources: Harvard Alumni Directory, Harvard Quinquennial Catalogue, and NCAB 44:226-7 (1962).
- Born, New Albany, Indiana, August 17, 1894
- A.B., University of California
- Research on Spanish mission architecture in Southwest
- A.M., University of Arizona
- Enlisted in aviation section, U.S. Army
- Studied architecture an Paris
- Continued research in Southwest and in Sonora, Mexico
- Instructor in history of architecture at University of Illinois
- Awarded Charles Eliot Norton fellowship to the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece. At the same time he was architect at the excavations at Nemea, Philius, and Corinth.
- M.Arch., Harvard University, and registered as Architect in New York City in 1924.
- Visiting fellow at American Academy in Rome, Italy
- Assistant professor of ancient architecture at University of Cincinnati
- Professor of ancient architecture at University of Cincinnati
- Lecturer in classical archeology at Bryn Mawr
- Leave of absence to study Etruscan tomb painting of 5th century B.C. at Tarquinia, Italy. At same time a fellow of Guggenheim Found. to copy in color the best-preserved paintings of that period
- Professor of classical archeology at Bryn Mawr
- Field director of expedition to Sakkarah pyramids (fifteen miles south of Cairo) for the Oriental Instit. of the Univ. of Chicago
- Sakkarah Expedition in Egypt. Simultaneously held appointment as non-resident associate professor of ancient Mediterranean art in the department of oriental languages and literature, Univ. of Chicago
- Research in London and Vienna
- Research fellow in Etruscan art at the William Hayes Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
- Died, Boston, Mass, April 16, 1960.
Organized into the following four series:
- I. Personal correspondence (A-Z)
- II. Subject file
- ___A. Notebooks and fieldbooks
- ___C. Archaeology
- III. Book, article,and lecture file
- ___A. Material for two unpublished books
- ______A1.Etruscan painting of the fifth century B.C. at Terquinia -- Text
- ______A2. Etruscanpainting of the fifth century B.C. at Terquinia -- Material
- ______A3. Etruscan paintingof the fifth century B.C. at Terquinia -- Photographs
- ______A4. The palette of theancient painter -- Text
- ______A5. The palette of the ancient painter -- Material
- ______A6. The palette of the ancient painter -- Negatives of the ancient artist at work
- ______A7. The palette of the ancient painter -- Photographs, illustrations, and othermaterials
- ______A8. The palette of the ancient painter -- Clippings, offprints, etc...forbibliography
- ___B. Chapters in books and articles
- ______B1. The painted decoration in the Fountain of Peirene at Corinth
- ______Review of theProblem of Aegean wall painting
- ______Etruscan wall paintings and their technique
- ______The technique and pigments of ancient painting
- IV. Oversized material
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of the Fogg Art Museum.
- Duell, Prentice, 1894-1960. Prentice Van Walbeck Duell papers, 1894-1960: Register.
- Fine Arts Library, Harvard Library
- Language of description
- EAD ID
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