Chester Brummel photograph collection
Summary: Architectural photographs, chiefly of churches, cathedrals, monasteries, and convents; also, some images of castles and palaces.
- circa 1982, 1992-1994
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use. Please contact Special Collections, Fine Arts Library, Harvard University.
Conditions Governing Use
Reproduction and/or publication of materials subject to copyright requires written permission from a) the copyright owner, his/her heirs or assigns and from b) the Fine Arts Library, owner of the original material.
Extent1 collection (792 gelatin silver prints)
Architectural photographs, chiefly of churches, cathedrals, monasteries, and convents; also, some images of castles and palaces. Exterior and interior views show religious sculpture, mosaics, altars, sacristies, tombs, courtyards, chapels, naves, capitals, doors, walls, and other architectural elements. Notable locations in Italy include Altamura Cathedral, the Cathedral of San Pardo in Larino, the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi, and the mosaics of the Palatine Chapel in Palermo; in Portugal, Jeronimos Monastery and the Tower of Belem (Lisbon), the Convent of Christ (Tomar), and the Dominican monastery Santa Maria da Victoria (Batalha); in Congonhas, Brazil, the Santuario do Bom Jesus de Matosinhos; and in Stockholm, Sweden, Storkyrkan (The Great Church) and Taby Church.
Arranged geographically by country and location. Images numbered by Brummel correspond to numbered lists that accompany the collection identifying the location and subject of each image.
- Brummel, Chester E. V. Chester Brummel photograph collection: Guide.
- Fine Arts Library, Harvard Library
- Language of description
- EAD ID
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