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Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute:

A Guide to the Library Collection of Study Photographs and Clippings

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
225 South St. Williamstown, MA 01267

March 31, 2009

Profile Description

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Dani Ryan May 2008
Language: Finding aid written in English.

Collection Summary

Repository:Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
225 South St.
Williamstown, MA 01267
Creator:Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Library
Title: Library Collection of Study Photographs and Clippings
Dates: ca. 1930-2000
Quantity:679.3 linear feet (3523 boxes)
Abstract: This series contains the Library's collection of study photographs and clippings.
Identification:CAI ARC 2008.10
Language: English
Language: French
Language: German
Language: Italian

Arrangement of the Records

The photographs and clippings are first organized by size into boxes containing 8x10 and smaller objects followed by three groups of oversized hanging files of increasing size. After the organization by size, items are organized by country or region (e.g. American, British, Italian), then by subject area (e.g. sculpture), then alphabetically by artist, or within Locations by city, and occasionally by category or title within the work of the artist (e.g. cloud studies).

Scope and Contents of the Records

The Library's collection of study photographs and clippings contains reference photographs and clippings of art objects from a vast array of geographic locations. The collection contains photographs and clippings of sculpture, decorative arts, architecture (locations), and paintings/drawings/prints in the following geographic categories: American, British, French, German, Italian, the Low Countries, Scandinavian, Spanish, Swiss, Miscellaneous European/Western tradition, Egyptian, Ancient Civilization, Byzantine, African, Pre-Columbian American Art, Prehistoric, Near East, Far East, and Oceania. This collection began with the purchase of Willem Rudolf Juynboll's clippings collection, but was augmented in many ways and from several sources. Other major sources of material include the Duveen Collection, purchases from the Courtauld Institute, and an Alinari subscription. The collection also includes material from independent photographers and clippings from auction catalogues collected by Clark staff members.

Abbreviations within the collection stand for the Following:

PDPPaintings, Drawings, and Prints
DA Decorative Arts
LCthe Low Countries
MISCEuropean/Western Tradition
ACAncient Civilizations
NAPre-Columbian American Art
NENear East
FEFar East
CIIACourtald Institute Image Archive
OtherNo Authority/Unidentified
BBBrunn Bruckmann

History of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

In 1950 Sterling and Francine Clark chartered the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute as a home for their extensive art collection. Opened to public in 1955, the Institute has built upon this extraordinary group of works to become one of the most beloved and respected art museums in the world, known for its intimate galleries and stunning natural environment. One of the few institutions in the United States that combines a public art museum with a complement of research and academic programs, including a major art history library, the Clark is now a leading international center for research and discussion on the nature of art and art history. Building upon the founders' legacy, the Institute has recently unveiled its master plan for the twenty-first century, which fosters the Clark's commitment to providing space for its expanding research and museum programs while maintaining the unique character of its beautiful rural setting.

Index Terms


Austin, James
Brooke, David S.
Duveen Brothers
Faison, S. Lane (Samson Lane), 1907-2006
Göring, Hermann, 1893-1946
Hamilton, George Heard
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945
Juynboll, Willem Rudolf, 1903-
Lieberman, Ralph
Mellon, Paul


Albertype Co
Archivi Alinari
Courtauld Institute of Art
Detroit Publishing Co


Achenbach, Oswald, 1827-1905
Agostino di Duccio, 1418-1481?
Albers, Josef
Amman, Jost, 1539-1591
Andō, Hiroshige, 1797-1858
Angelico, fra, ca. 1400-1455
Archipenko, Alexander, 1887-1964
Arp, Jean, 1887-1966
Baldung, Hans, d. 1545
Barye, Antoine-Louis, 1796-1875
Beechey, William, Sir, 1753-1839
Bellini, Giovanni, d. 1516
Benedetto, da Maiano, 1442-1497
Bernini, Gian Lorenzo, 1598-1680
Besnard, Paul Albert, 1849-1934
Blake, William, 1757-1827
Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936
Böcklin, Arnold, 1827-1901
Boilly, Louis, 1761-1845
Bol, Ferdinand, 1616?-1680?
Bonington, Richard Parkes, 1801-1828
Bonnard, Pierre, 1867-1947
Botticelli, Sandro, 1444 or 5-1510
Boucher, François, 1703-1770
Boudin, Eugène, 1824-1898
Bouguereau, William Adolphe, 1825-1905
Brancusi, Constantin, 1876-1957
Braque, Georges, 1882-1963
Bronzino, Agnolo, 1503-1572
Bruegel, Jan, 1568-1625
Bruegel, Pieter, ca. 1525-1569
Burne-Jones, Edward Coley, 1833-1898
Bustelli, Franz Anton, 1723-1763
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976
Canaletto, 1697-1768
Canova, Antonio, 1757-1822
Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da, 1573-1610
Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926
Cavalieri, Giovanni Battista, ca. 1525-1601
Cavalieri, Giovanni Battista, ca. 1525-1601. Antiqvarvm statvarvm vrbis Romae
Cellini, Benvenuto, 1500-1571
Cellini, Benvenuto, 1500-1571
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906
Chagall, Marc, 1887-1985
Champaigne, Philippe de, 1602-1674
Chardin, Jean Baptiste Siméon, 1699-1779
Clodion, 1738-1814
Clouet, François, d. 1572
Clouet, Jean, d. 1541
Constable, John, 1776-1837
Corinth, Lovis, 1858-1925
Corneille, de Lyon, d. ca. 1574
Corot, Jean-Baptiste-Camille, 1796-1875
Correggio, 1489?-1534
Cotes, Francis, 1726-1770
Cotman, John Sell, 1782-1842
Courbet, Gustave, 1819-1877
Couture, Thomas, 1815-1879
Cranach, Lucas, 1472-1553
Crome, John, 1768-1821
Cuvilliés, François, 1695-1768
Daubigny, Charles François, 1817-1878
Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879
David, Jacques Louis, 1748-1825
Decamps, Alexandre-Gabriel,|d1803-1860
Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917
Delacroix, Eugène, 1798-1863
Demuth, Charles, 1883-1935
Derain, André, 1880-1954
Diaz de la Peña, Narcisse Virgile, 1807-1876
Donatello, 1386?-1466
Doré, Gustave, 1832-1883
Dosio, Giovanni Antonio, 1533-ca. 1609
Dosio, Giovanni Antonio, 1533-ca. 1609. Urbis Romae
Drouais, François Hubert, 1727-1775
Dufy, Raoul, 1877-1953
Dupré, Jules, 1811-1889
Duquesnoy, François, ca. 1594-1643
Dürer, Albrecht, 1471-1528
Duveen Brothers--Photograph collections
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916
Epstein, Jacob, Sir, 1880-1959
Ernst, Max, 1891-1976
Fantin-Latour, Henri, 1836-1904
Feininger, Lyonel, 1871-1956
Ferber, Herbert, 1906-1991
Feuerbach, Anselm Friedrich, 1829-1880
Flannagan, John Bernard, 1895?-1942
Forain, Jean Louis, 1852-1931
Foujita, Tsugouharu, 1886-1968
Fragonard, Jean-Honoré, 1732-1806
Fuseli, Henry, 1741-1825
Gabo, Naum, 1890-
Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788
Gauguin, Paul, 1848-1903
Géricault, Théodore, 1791-1824
Gérôme, Jean Léon, 1824-1904
Giacometti, Alberto, 1901-1966
Giambologna, 1529-1608
Giorgione, 1477-1511
Giotto, 1266?-1337
Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890
Göring, Hermann, 1893-1946--Art collections
Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828
Goyen, Jan van, 1596-1656
Graff, Anton, 1736-1813
Greco, 1541?-1614
Greuze, Jean-Baptiste, 1725-1805
Guardi, Francesco, 1712-1793
Guys, Constantin, 1805-1892
Haller, Hermann, 1880-1950
Hals, Frans, 1584-1666
Harpignies, Henri, 1819-1916
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935
Henner, Jean-Jacques, 1829-1905
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945--Art collections
Hodler, Ferdinand, 1853-1918
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764
Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543
Homer, Winslow, 1836-1910
Hoppner, John, 1758-1810
Houdon, Jean Antoine, 1741-1828
Ingres, Jean-Auguste-Dominique, 1780-1867
Isabey, Eugène, 1803-1886
Jamnitzer, Christoph, 1563-1618
Jamnitzer, Wenzel, 1508-1585
Jordaens, Jacob, 1593-1678
Juynboll, Willem Rudolf, 1903---Photograph collections
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944
Kändler, Johann Joachim, 1706-1775
Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849
Keyser, Hendrik de, 1565-1621
Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig, 1880-1938
Kitagawa, Utamaro, 1753?-1806
Klee, Paul, 1879-1940
Kneller, Godfrey, Sir, 1646-1723
La Tour, Maurice Quentin de, 1704-1788
Lamerie, Paul de, 1688-1751
Lancret, Nicolas, 1690-1743
Largillierre, Nicolas de, 1656-1746
Laurana, Francesco, ca. 1420-1502
Lawrence, Thomas, Sir, 1769-1830
Le Brun, Charles, 1619-1690
Le Nain family
Léger, Fernand, 1881-1955
Lely, Peter, Sir, 1618-1680
Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519
Li, Tang, 1049?-1130?
Liebermann, Max, 1847-1935
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-
Lombardo, Pietro, ca. 1435-1515
Lorrain, Claude, 1600-1682
Lotto, Lorenzo, 1480?-1556?
Lucas, van Leyden, 1494-1533
Maes, Nicolaes, ca. 1634-1693
Maillol, Aristide, 1861-1944
Manet, Edouard, 1832-1883
Mantegna, Andrea, 1431-1506
Marini, Marino, 1901-
Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954
McBey, James, 1883-1959
Meckenem, Israhel van, d. 1503
Meissonier, Jean Louis Ernest, 1815-1891
Mellon, Paul--Art collections
Menzel, Adolph, 1815-1905
Mestrovic, Ivan, 1883-1962
Meunier, Constantin, 1831-1905
Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564
Millais, John Everett, Sir, 1829-1896
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955
Millet, Jean François, 1814-1875
Minne, George, 1866-1941
Miró, Joan, 1893-1983
Monet, Claude, 1840-1926
Monticelli, Adolphe, 1824-1886
Moore, Henry, 1898-1986
Moreau, Jean Michel, 1741-1814
Morisot, Berthe, 1841-1895
Morland, George, 1763-1804
Mortimer, John Hamilton, 1740-1779
Munch, Edvard, 1863-1944
Murillo, Bartolomé Esteban, 1617-1682
Nattier, Jean-Marc, 1685-1766
Oudry, Jean-Baptiste, 1686-1755
Pater, Jean-Baptiste Joseph, 1695-1736
Perronneau, Jean Baptiste, 1715-1783
Perugino, ca. 1450-1523
Pevsner, Antoine, 1886-1962
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973
Pierneef, J. H. (Jacob Hendrik), 1886-1957
Piero, della Francesca, 1416?-1492
Pintoricchio, ca. 1454-1513
Pisanello, 1395-ca. 1455
Pisano, Giovanni, 1240?-1320?
Pisano, Niccolò, 1206?-1280?
Pissarro, Camille, 1830-1903
Poussin, Nicolas, 1594?-1665
Prendergast, Charles, 1863-1948
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924
Prud'hon, Pierre-Paul, 1758-1823
Puvis de Chavannes, Pierre, 1824-1898
Quellinus, Artus, 1609-1668
Raeburn, Henry, Sir, 1756-1823
Ramsay, Allan, 1713-1784
Raphael, 1483-1520
Redon, Odilon, 1840-1916
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn,1606-1669
Renoir, Auguste, 1841-1919
Revere, Paul, 1735-1818
Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792
Ribera, José de, 1588?-1652
Riemenschneider, Tilman, d. 1531
Rigaud, Hyacinthe, 1659-1743
Robbia, Luca della, 1400?-1482
Robert, Hubert, 1733-1808
Rouault, Georges, 1871-1958
Rousseau, Théodore, 1812-1867
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827
Rubens, Peter Paul, Sir, 1577-1640
Saint-Aubin, Augustin, 1736-1807
Sandrart, Joachim von, 1606-1688
Sandrart, Joachim von, 1606-1688. Scvlptvrae veteris admiranda
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925
Schongauer, Martin, 15th cent
Seurat, Georges, 1859-1891
Sickert, Walter, 1860-1942
Signac, Paul, 1863-1935
Sisley, Alfred, 1839-1899
Slevogt, Max, 1868-1932
Steen, Jan, 1626-1679
Storr, Paul, 1771-1844
Stoss, Veit, d. 1533
Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828
Tang, Yin, 1470-1524
Teniers, David, 1610-1690
Thorvaldsen, Bertel, 1770-1844
Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista, 1696-1770
Tiepolo, Giovanni Domenico, 1726?-1804
Tiffany, Louis Comfort, 1848-1933
Tintoretto, 1518-1594
Tissot, James Jacques Joseph, 1836-1902
Titian, ca. 1488-1576
Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de, 1864-1901
Troyon, Constant, 1810-1865
Turner, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William), 1775-1851
Utrillo, Maurice, 1883-1955
Vaccari, Lorenzo, fl. 1575
Van Dyck, Anthony, Sir, 1599-1641
Velázquez, Diego, 1599-1660
Vermeer, Johannes, 1632-1675
Vernet, Joseph, 1714-1789
Veronese, 1528-1588
Verrocchio, Andrea del, 1435?-1488
Vigée-Lebrun, Louise-Elisabeth, 1755-1842
Vischer, Peter, d. 1529
Vlaminck, Maurice de, 1876-1958
Vries, Adriaen de, ca. 1560-1626
Vuillard, Edouard, 1868-1940
Watteau, Antoine, 1684-1721
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903
Wilson, Richard, 1713-1782
Wright, Joseph, 1734-1797
Zoffany, Johann, 1733-1810
Zorn, Anders, 1860-1920
Zurbarán, Francisco, 1598-1664
Lachaise, Gaston, 1882-1935
Rodin, Auguste, 1840-1917
Ruisdael, Jacob van,|d1628 or 9-1682

subjects (Corporations)

Alcázar (Seville, Spain)--Pictorial works
Alhambra (Granada, Spain)--Pictorial works
Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York, N.Y.)--Pictorial Works
Cathédrale de Chartres--Pictorial works
Cathédrale Saint-Etienne de Bourges--Pictorial works
Musée des Augustins--Pictorial works
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)--Pictorial Works
Saint-Gilles (Church : Saint-Gilles, Gard, France)--Pictorial works
St. Godehard zu Hildesheim (Church : Germany)--Pictorial works
University of Michigan,Photograph collections


Alexandria (Va.)--Pictorial works
Architectural photography--United States
Arcitecture--United States--Pictorial works
Boston (Mass.)--Pictorial works
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)--Pictorial works
Cincinnati (Ohio)--Pictorial works
Cities and Towns--United States--Pictorial works
Drawing, American
New York (N.Y.)--Pictorial works
Painting, American
Photograph Collections
Prints, American
Sculpture, American
Washington (D.C.)--Pictorial works


Berlin (Germany) Pictorial works
England--Pictorial works
Acropolis (Athens, Greece), Pictorial works
Amiens (France)--Pictorial works
Amsterdam (Netherlands) Pictorial works
Antwerp (Belgium)--Pictorial works
Arles (France)--Pictorial works
Assisi (Italy)--Pictorial works
Athens (Greece), Pictorial works
Basel (Switzerland), Pictorial works
Belgium Pictorial works
Brussels (Belgium)--Pictorial works
Cairo (Egypt)--Pictorial works
Cambridge (England)--Pictorial works
Canterbury (England)--Pictorial works
Chichén Itzá, Mexico--Pictorial works
Cologne (Germany) Pictorial works
Copenhagen (Denmark)--Pictorial works
Denmark Pictorial works
Durham, Eng. (County)--Pictorial works
Florence (Italy)--Pictorial works
France--Pictorial works
Frederiksborg (Denmark)--Pictorial works
German Pictorial works
Granada (Spain)--Pictorial works
Hildesheim (Germany) Pictorial works
Ireland--Pictorial works
Istanbul (Turkey)--Pictorial works
Italy--Pictorial works
Lausanne (Switzerland)--Pictorial works
London--Pictorial works
Lucerne (Switzerland)--Pictorial works
Luxembourg--Pictorial works
Madrid (Spain)--Pictorial works
Moscow (Russia), Pictorial works
Munich (Germany) Pictorial works
Naples (Italy)--Pictorial works
Netherlands--Pictorial works
Nuremberg Pictorial works
Olympia (Greece), Pictorial works
Oxford (England)--Pictorial works
Palermo (Italy)--Pictorial works
Paris (France)--Pictorial works
Pompeii (Italy)--Pictorial works
Prague (Czech Republic), Pictorial works
Ravenna (Italy)--Pictorial works
Rome (Italy) Antiquities--Pictorial works
Rome (Italy)--Pictorial works
Scotland--Pictorial works
Seville (Spain)--Pictorial works
Stockholm (Sweden)--Pictorial works
Sweden Pictorial works
Switzerland, Pictorial works
Thebes--Pictorial works
Toledo (Spain)--Pictorial works
Vatican City (Italy)--Pictorial works
Venice (Italy)--Pictorial works
Verona (Italy)--Pictorial works
Vienna Pictorial works
Weimar Pictorial works
Zürich (Switzerland)--Pictorial works
Norway Pictorial works

Document Types:

Newspaper clippings
Photographic prints


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Administrative Information

Custodial History

These records were transfered from the Library to the Archives in March 2008.

Preferred Citation

[Cite the item (as appropriate)], Library Collection of Study Photographs and Clippings, ca. 1930-2000, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Records, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Acquisition Information

This collection was acquisitioned from the library in February 2008.

Processing Information

Dani Ryan examined and labeled these records in the Spring of 2008.

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