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COLLECTION — Multiple Containers Identifier: MS Typ 1273

Fragonard drawings for Ariosto proofs

Philip Hofer's preliminary proofs of Fragonard Drawings for Ariosto, notes, and correspondence.

Dates

  • 1945

Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Extent

.416 linear feet (5 volumes)

Includes two volumes of the Fragonard drawings for Ariosto collection containing preliminary proofs and an editor's copy. With Essays by Elizabeth Mongan, Philip Hofer, and Jean Seznec that would be published for the National Gallery of Art and the Harvard College Library. It also includes Hofer's notes, correspondence, and edits.

Biographical / Historical

Philip Hofer was a book collector, Curator of Printing and Graphic Arts for Houghton Library, and secretary at Fogg Museum at Harvard University.

Arrangement

Collection is minimally processed and described at the collection level.

Physical Location

AS

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2019MH-48. Gifted by the Bequest of Philip Hofer, Class of 1921.

Processing Information

Processed by Magdaline Lawhorn, 2019.
Link to catalog
Title
Hofer, Philip, 1898-1984. Fragonard drawings for Ariosto proofs, 1945 (MS Typ 1273): Guide.
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Date
2019 April 19
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou03161

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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