Showing posts with label art museums. Show all posts
Showing posts with label art museums. Show all posts

Nov 16, 2020

Influence Networks: the Students of Paul Sachs and F. Lane Faison

 




Above: Some students of Paul Sachs and F. Lane Faison, along with a glimpse of some of the institutions where they studied or worked. (Wikidata Query November 16, 2020).  

(The graph misses a lot of data which has not yet been entered in Wikidata.)


https://w.wiki/mmw

Let's try to extend the graph to include some more information about the other teachers of Sach's and Lane's students













see Wikidata Query :
https://w.wiki/mn2 

Comments:
The datavisualization, while potentially interesting, is still clumsy and hard to read given the limits of a computer screen.
How can we zoom in on the networks we want to explore? 
How to transform a graph of this type into a truly useful tool for exploring networks of influence in the art world?
Is it by improving the underlying data, by improving the Wikidata query, or by switching to another more flexible, interactive tool for dataviz and navigation?

Could the addition of color help?



Aug 27, 2020

SEVEN DATASETS: Frederick Mont or Galerie Sanct Lucas in the Provenance of Artworks




Frederick Mont (1894-1994)
was an art dealer who sold artworks to dozens of major art museums and art collectors.

Mont, originally named Fritz Mondschein, owned the Sanct Lucas Gallery. 

Mont is known to have worked with the Austrian Nazi SS art dealer and looter Bernhard Witke and was involved in selling at least two artworks looted from the Jewish collector Julius Priester, including the El Greco, Portrait of a Gentleman.

Mont also sold a forgery to Sherman Lee at the Cleveland Museum of Art as a Grunewald, but, according to the NYT, pigment tests conducted by the museum's conservator, Ross Merrill,  proved conclusively that the painting was a 20th‐century forgery.

The provenances of those artworks were falsified, with fake owners and entirely fake histories inserted into the texts. 

Art historians, provenance researchers and scholars of the Holocaust should keep this context in mind when evaluating the ownership histories that have been published for artworks that passed through Mont's hands.

Mont was not an honest man. Everything Frederick Mont or his Galerie Sanct Lucas claimed about an artwork should be considered questionable unless it is proven to be true.


DATASETS


Frederick Mont and Galerie Sanct Lucas in GLAMHACK2020 provenances from several museums, analysed for uncertainty, anonymity and unreliability (94 records)





Frederick Mont Sanct Lucas in Provenance Texts of Artworks at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 25 AUG 2020  

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NEPIP NGA Frederick Mont and Sanct Lucas in Provenance Texts of Artworks listed on the Nazi Era Provenance Internet Portal by the NGA

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RKD: Frederick Mont mentioned in artworks at the RKD


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Kress Collection: Frederick Mont and Galerie Sanct Lucas K-codes and provenance (in Color)


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Frederick Mont at Sotheby's and Christie's- PUBLIC


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Linked Data References for Frederick Mont or Galerie Sanct Lucas


Wikidata: Q33315010 


Viaf: 139936107  


Union List of Artist Names ID: 500437571 


WorldCat Identities IDlccn-no2007138555

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RKDartists ID: 431910








Feb 14, 2020

Frederick Mont or Mondschein in Provenances of the Getty Provenance Index Public Collections Database

PROVENANCE Still Life with Sweetmeats, Boston MFAAnonymous collection, Spain. Anonymous dealer, Switzerland; sold by this dealer to Frederick Mont, New York; 1962, sold by Mont to the MFA for $7,000 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: February 14, 1962) 
NOTES: 
[1] In a letter to the MFA (October 26, 1962), Mont said that "the painting comes from Spain. We purchased it from an agent in Switzerland."

In a series of posts, we gather together provenances that mention the art dealer Frederick Mont or Mondschein. First up, mentions of Mont/Mondschein the provenances of the Getty Provenance Index Public Collections Database.

Dataset: Frederick Mont in Getty GPI Public Collections Provenance PUBLIC

Format: CSV

Google Sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vSQpCX1RzISrIHhH3dHuvEkUVP9prXbCPbSfOFhgL0L1wpwRIxYIEx7YUnuh8dpr2HRx3QPm792fzg1/pubhtml



Getty GPI Public Collections Provenance: Frederick Mont/Mondschein by Institution


InstitutionArtworks that have Frederick Mont or Mondschein in the Provenance
Washington, DC, National Gallery of Art18
Boston, MA, Museum of Fine Arts10
Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art8
Pasadena, CA, Norton Simon Museum6
Oberlin, OH, Allen Memorial Art Museum6
San Francisco, CA, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum5
Los Angeles, CA, J. Paul Getty Museum5
Saint Louis, MO, Saint Louis Art Museum4
El Paso, TX, El Paso Museum of Art4
Denver, CO, Denver Art Museum3
Seattle, WA, Seattle Art Museum2
Princeton, NJ, Art Museum, Princeton University2
New York, NY, Samuel H. Kress Foundation2
Kansas City, MO, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art2
Tucson, AZ, University of Arizona Museum of Art1
San Diego, CA, Timken Museum of Art1
Raleigh, NC, North Carolina Museum of Art1
New York, NY, Metropolitan Museum of Art1
New Orleans, LA, New Orleans Museum of Art1
London, England, National Gallery1
Coral Gables, FL, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami1
Allentown, PA, Allentown Art Museum1
Grand Total85



Getty GPI Public Collections Provenance: Frederick Mont/Mondschein by Artist


Artist NameArtworks with Frederick Mont or Mondschein in the Provenance
RUBENS, PETER PAUL (Flemish)5
JUAN DE FLANDES (Netherlandish)4
CRANACH, LUCAS (THE ELDER) (German)3
LORENZETTI, PIETRO (Italian)2
JORDAENS, JACOB (I) (Flemish)2
CHARDIN, JEAN BAPTISTE SIMÉON (French)2
[FRENCH - 15TH C. - 1400-1425] (French)2
ZURBARÁN, FRANCISCO DE (Spanish)1
VOUET, SIMON (French)1
VERONESE (PAOLO CALIARI) (Italian), and Assistants1
VERONESE (PAOLO CALIARI) (Italian)1
VELDE, ESAIAS VAN DE (I) (Dutch)1
VELÁZQUEZ, DIEGO RODRÍGUEZ DE SILVA Y (Spanish), manner1
VALDÉS LEAL, JUAN DE (Spanish)1
TIZIANO VECELLIO (Italian), attributed1
TINTORETTO, JACOPO (JACOPO ROBUSTI) (Italian)1
SUSI, LODEWIK (Flemish)1
STROZZI, BERNARDO (Italian)1
STEEN, JAN (Dutch)1
SNYDERS, FRANS (Flemish)1
SIMONE DEL TINTORE (Italian)1
SCHIAVONE (ANDREA MELDOLLA) (Italian)1
SAVOLDO, GIOVANNI GIROLAMO (Italian)1
SAENREDAM, PIETER JANSZ. (Dutch)1
RUISDAEL, JACOB VAN (Dutch)1
RUBENS, PETER PAUL (Flemish), after1
RICCI, SEBASTIANO (Italian)1
RIBERA, JUSEPE DE (LO SPAGNOLETTO) (Spanish), circle1
PUCCINELLI, ANGELO (Italian)1
POUSSIN, NICOLAS (French)1
PIETRO DA CORTONA (Italian), attributed1
PELLEGRINI, GIOVANNI ANTONIO (Italian)1
PATINIR, JOACHIM (Netherlandish), follower1
OS, JAN VAN (Dutch)1
NICOLAS D'YPRES (LE PICARD) (French)1
NICCOLÒ DI BUONACCORSO (Italian)1
MURILLO, BARTOLOMÉ ESTEBAN (Spanish)1
MORAZZONE (PIER FRANCESCO MAZZUCCHELLI) (Italian)1
MOMPER, JOOS DE (II) (Flemish)1
MASTER OF THE BRAUNSCHWEIG DIPTYCH (Netherlandish), circle1
MARESCALCHI, PIETRO (LO SPADA) (Italian)1
LUCAS VAN LEYDEN (Netherlandish), after1
LIPPI, FILIPPINO (Italian)1
LASTMAN, PIETER PIETERSZ. (Dutch)1
JORDAENS, JACOB (I) (Flemish), attributed1
HOOCH, PIETER DE (Dutch)1
HEEMSKERCK, MAERTEN VAN (Netherlandish)1
HAMEN Y LÉON, JUAN VAN DER (Spanish)1
HALS, FRANS (I) (Dutch), imitator1
GUARDI, FRANCESCO (Italian)1
GRECO, EL (DOMENICO THEOTOCOPULI) (Greek and Spanish)1
GIOVANNI DI PAOLO DI GRAZIA (Italian)1
GIORDANO, LUCA (Italian)1
GHERARDI, FILIPPO (SANCASCIANI) (Italian), and Coli, Giovanni; COLI, GIOVANNI (Italian), and Gherardi, Filippo (Sancasciani)1
FRANCIA, FRANCESCO (FRANCESCO RAIBOLINI) (Italian)1
ESSELENS, JACOB (Dutch)1
DYCK, ANTHONIE VAN (Flemish)1
DÜRER, ALBRECHT (German)1
DRÖLLING, LOUISE ADÉONE (French)1
DIEPENBEECK, ABRAHAM JANSZ. VAN (Flemish)1
DADDI, BERNARDO (Italian)1
CLAUDE LORRAIN (CLAUDE GELLÉE) (French)1
BUGIARDINI, GIULIANO (Italian)1
BRUGGHEN, HENDRICK TER (Dutch)1
BRUEGHEL, JAN (THE ELDER) (Flemish)1
BOSCOLI, ANDREA (Italian)1
BASSANO, JACOPO (JACOPO DA PONTE) (Italian)1
AMBERGER, CHRISTOPH (German)1
[ITALIAN - NEAPOLITAN - 17TH C. - 1625-1650] (Italian)1
[GERMAN - FRANCONIAN - 15TH C. - 1425-1475] (German)1
[FRENCH - 16TH C. - 1500-1550] (French)1
[AUSTRIAN - 15TH C. - 1475-1500] (Austrian)1
Grand Total85



For more information about art dealer Frederick Mont (Mondschein), see:

Frederick Mont in artworks listed by the National Gallery of Art on the Nazi Era Provenance Internet Portal

Fritz Mont, Frederick Mondschein and Galerie Sanct Lucas: 

What does it mean to find the names Fritz Mont, Fritz Mondschein, Frederick Mondschein or Frederick Mont in the provenance of an artwork?



Art Dealers in Provenance: Frederick Mont at the Toledo Museum of Art and LACMA




Provenance gaps in artworks: examples from DIA




Jan 15, 2020

Art Museums in Switzerland

Switzerland has many excellent art museums

How are Swiss art museums doing on provenance? Which museums do -- and which museums do not -- publish online provenance texts for their art collections? Have all issues regarding Nazi-era provenance been resolved as 2020 begins? What work remains to be done? Who is doing it? With what resources, goals and deadlines?

In a new series of posts, OAD will look at the situation in Switzerland regarding the provenance of artworks.

Oct 19, 2019

Art Museums in France

How open are French art museums concerning the acquisition history and provenance of the artworks in their collections? 
Art museums in France

On Sunday, October 20, 2019 in Paris, as part of the lecture series on the French Art Market Under the Occupation, an international panel of experts will speak on Art Restitutions in France as seen from Abroad. Reservations online.



Speakers include Wesley Fisher, Agnes Peresztegi, Emmanuelle Polack, Anne Webber, and David Zivie with moderator Philippe Dagen