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COLLECTION Identifier: MS2

Papers of Prentice Van Walbeck Duell,

Overview

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.

Dates

  • 1894-1960.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use. Please contact Special Collections, Fine Arts Library, Harvard University.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions imposed on the use of the material beyond the regulations established for consulting University-owned manuscripts.

Extent

16 boxes

Prentice Van Walbeck Duell, 1894-1960. Biographical Note

Sources: Harvard Alumni Directory, Harvard Quinquennial Catalogue, and NCAB 44:226-7 (1962).

  • 1894 Born, New Albany, Indiana, August 17, 1894
  • 1916 A.B., University of California
  • 1916-17 Research on Spanish mission architecture in Southwest
  • 1917 A.M., University of Arizona
  • 1917 Enlisted in aviation section, U.S. Army
  • 1919 Studied architecture an Paris
  • 1920-21 Continued research in Southwest and in Sonora, Mexico
  • 1921-22 Instructor in history of architecture at University of Illinois
  • 1923-25 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.
  • 1924 M.Arch., Harvard University, and registered as Architect in New York City in 1924.
  • 1923-25 Visiting fellow at American Academy in Rome, Italy
  • 1925-26 Assistant professor of ancient architecture at University of Cincinnati
  • 1926-27 Professor of ancient architecture at University of Cincinnati
  • 1927-29 Lecturer in classical archeology at Bryn Mawr
  • 1929 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
  • 1929-30 Professor of classical archeology at Bryn Mawr
  • 1930 Field director of expedition to Sakkarah pyramids (fifteen miles south of Cairo) for the Oriental Instit. of the Univ. of Chicago
  • 1931-36 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
  • 1937-39 Research in London and Vienna
  • 1939-60 Research fellow in Etruscan art at the William Hayes Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
  • 1960 Died, Boston, Mass, April 16, 1960.
1894
Born, New Albany, Indiana, August 17, 1894
1916
A.B., University of California
1916-17
Research on Spanish mission architecture in Southwest
1917
A.M., University of Arizona
1917
Enlisted in aviation section, U.S. Army
1919
Studied architecture an Paris
1920-21
Continued research in Southwest and in Sonora, Mexico
1921-22
Instructor in history of architecture at University of Illinois
1923-25
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.
1924
M.Arch., Harvard University, and registered as Architect in New York City in 1924.
1923-25
Visiting fellow at American Academy in Rome, Italy
1925-26
Assistant professor of ancient architecture at University of Cincinnati
1926-27
Professor of ancient architecture at University of Cincinnati
1927-29
Lecturer in classical archeology at Bryn Mawr
1929
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
1929-30
Professor of classical archeology at Bryn Mawr
1930
Field director of expedition to Sakkarah pyramids (fifteen miles south of Cairo) for the Oriental Instit. of the Univ. of Chicago
1931-36
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
1937-39
Research in London and Vienna
1939-60
Research fellow in Etruscan art at the William Hayes Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
1960
Died, Boston, Mass, April 16, 1960.

Arrangement

Organized into the following four series:
  1. I. Personal correspondence (A-Z)
  2. II. Subject file
  3. ___A. Notebooks and fieldbooks
  4. ___B.Pigments
  5. ___C. Archaeology
  6. III. Book, article,and lecture file
  7. ___A. Material for two unpublished books
  8. ______A1.Etruscan painting of the fifth century B.C. at Terquinia -- Text
  9. ______A2. Etruscanpainting of the fifth century B.C. at Terquinia -- Material
  10. ______A3. Etruscan paintingof the fifth century B.C. at Terquinia -- Photographs
  11. ______A4. The palette of theancient painter -- Text
  12. ______A5. The palette of the ancient painter -- Material
  13. ______A6. The palette of the ancient painter -- Negatives of the ancient artist at work
  14. ______A7. The palette of the ancient painter -- Photographs, illustrations, and othermaterials
  15. ______A8. The palette of the ancient painter -- Clippings, offprints, etc...forbibliography
  16. ___B. Chapters in books and articles
  17. ______B1. The painted decoration in the Fountain of Peirene at Corinth
  18. ______Review of theProblem of Aegean wall painting
  19. ______Etruscan wall paintings and their technique
  20. ______The technique and pigments of ancient painting
  21. IV. Oversized material

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Fogg Art Museum.
Title
Duell, Prentice, 1894-1960. Papers of Prentice Van Walbeck Duell, 1894-1960: Register.
Author
Fine Arts Library, Harvard Library
EAD ID
fal00002

Repository Details

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