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Johnson Collection Curatorial Records

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Corporate lawyer and art collector John Graver Johnson (1846-1917) amassed a distinguished collection of nearly 1,600 European paintings, sculpture and textiles over the course of approximately three decades. In his will, Johnson left his art collection, art library and home at 510 South Broad Street to the City of Philadelphia, and named the Pennsylvania Company for Insurances on Lives and Granting Annuities as Trustee of his residual estate. A 1917 codicil to the will mandated that the collection remain installed in his home unless an extraordinary situation should arise, making a move necessary. To oversee the collection, Edward Hamilton Bell (1857-1929) was appointed its first curator around 1920. Bell assumed the position after serving for two years as acting director of the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Arts (which, since 1938, has operated as the Philadelphia Museum of Art).

As early as 1919, legal proceedings began, and by 1921 an official petition was placed before the Orphans' Court of Philadelphia for permanent relocation of the collection and the sale of the 510 S. Broad St. property. The plea was grounded in the fact that the cost of renovation that the property required in order to house the collection safely would exceed available funds. The petition was dismissed, and the City proceeded with renovation projects to the extent afforded by the limited budget.

By 1933, the Depression had added an overwhelming burden to the maintenance of the deteriorating property. An informal proposition to display the collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art was then agreed upon by the City and Trustee of the collection. Subsequently, the property was sold and the City and Trustee entered into a lease agreement with the Museum. The Johnson Collection was to be displayed and stored at the Museum in concordance with museum hours and operations. The Trustee was responsible for rent payments and providing guardianship for the collection as well as paying maintenance costs, including contributions to the general Restoration Fund of the Museum. The Trustee would continue its role as custodian and administrator of the collection.

In 1926, Henri Marceau (1896-1969) was appointed assistant curator of the Johnson Collection. Two years later he was promoted to curator. (Some sources cite 1927 or 1929 as the date of the latter appointment.) He was also an assistant professor at University of Pennsylvania's School of Fine Arts from 1925 until 1929, when he took on the additional role of Curator of Fine Arts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In 1933 Marceau's position at the Museum was revised to Curator of Paintings, and then to Chief, Department of Paintings and Sculpture in 1937. At this time he was also appointed Associate Director, taking on full directorship of the Museum from 1955 to 1964. Marceau maintained his role as curator of the Johnson Collection throughout and beyond these various appointments, until his death. Assisting Marceau, Barbara Sweeny (1904-1991) joined the Johnson Collection staff in the late 1920s as a secretary. By 1955, she was appointed associate curator.

With Sweeny's assistance, Marceau oversaw the 1933-1934 relocation and installation of the collection in the allocated galleries and storage spaces at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as the construction of additional gallery and storage space between 1939 and 1941. Together they organized several exhibitions featuring works from the Johnson Collection including "Flemish Painting," "Vienna Art Treasures" and "Flanders in the 15th Century," and oversaw the revision of the original Italian and Dutch and Flemish catalogues, published in 1966 and 1972, respectively, and the production of a Book of Illustrations in 1953. Upon Marceau's death, Sweeny assumed the position of curator and remained as such until her retirement in 1972.

The next "generation" of Johnson Collection curatorship began with Joseph J. Rishel. Rishel came to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1971 as Associate Curator of Painting before 1900. By the following November, he was also serving as curator to the Johnson Collection. (Overseeing the department since its inception in 1973, Rishel is now the Museum's Gisela and Dennis Alter Senior Curator of European Painting before 1900, and the Senior Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection and the Rodin Museum.) Irene Konefal joined the Johnson Collection staff in 1973 as assistant curator and secretary. Upon her departure in 1980, Louise (Lulu) Lippincott assumed the same curatorial role and remained in that position until early 1983. That spring, Carl B. Strehlke accepted the position of assistant curator of the John G. Johnson Collection. A few years later, he was named adjunct curator (a position he holds to this day), and Lawrence W. Nichols joined the staff to take over the assistant curator post. Nichols was appointed associate curator in 1992 and left some time the following year.

Between the years of 1972 and 1993, the Johnson Collection curatorial staff organized three exhibitions at the Museum devoted exclusively to John G. Johnson and his collected works of art. Reflecting the diversity of Johnson's tastes and acquisitions, these were: "Paintings from Siena" (December 1984-February 1985); "John G. Johnson: Collector of Contemporary Art" (December 1988-March 1989); and "John G. Johnson: A Celebration of 150 Years" (March-July 1991). Marking what would have been Johnson's 150th birthday, the latter exhibition featured biographical and archival materials that documented "the patterns of Johnson's emerging taste and the decisions he made to acquire some of the most important works to come to this country at the turn of the century." In addition to these exhibitions, pieces from the Johnson Collection were included in a number of other shows organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as by other national and international museums.

During this time period, the trustee bank went through several name changes: from Pennsylvania Company to First Pennsylvania Bank (1971) to CoreStates Bank, N.A. (1981). Other names important to the administration of the collection from 1972 to 1993 include the law firm of Saul Ewing Remick & Saul, which has provided legal counsel to the Trustee since 1918 when it operated as Prichard, Saul, Bayar and Evans. In 1983 John J. Lombard, Jr., an attorney with Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel, came to represent the Museum in legal proceedings. In 1987 he joined the firm of Morgan Lewis Bockius, and continued serving as Museum counsel.

The Johnson Collection Curatorial Records represent two "generations" of curatorial oversight. The earlier files reflect the administrative and curatorial activities of Henri Marceau and Barbara Sweeny, roughly documenting their combined years of service, 1926-1972. Joseph J. Rishel succeeded Sweeny as Johnson Collection curator in November of 1972. His tenure, which continues to this day, defines the second curatorial term, from 1973 to 1992. A small amount of papers created later are included separately. The second generation of records also documents the work of assistant and associate curators; namely, Irene Konefal, Louise Lippincott, Carl Strehlke and Lawrence Nichols. Of this group, only Strehlke has continued at the Museum, now serving as adjunct curator to the Johnson Collection.

Both the "Correspondence" and "Subject" series are subdivided by the curatorial date spans noted above. Both address topics, among others, of attribution and biographical research, general collection management and care, and office administration. The 1926-1972 correspondence subseries contains a significant amount of communication between the curators and the Pennsylvania Company, the Trustee of the Johnson Collection. In the latter subseries are several folders of memoranda between Johnson curatorial staff and personnel from a number of departments within the Museum. Both subseries have numerous requests, most of which are incoming, for photographs of works of art. In addition to correspondence, both subseries of the "Subject" series include photographs, notes, clippings and other papers. Records comprising the "Exhibitions, loans and events" series are divided by two similar date spans. In both subseries, documentation of exhibitions organized by PMA and other museums consists of correspondence, photographs, draft writings, forms and reports. The only "event" documented here is a dinner hosted by the Pennsylvania Company in 1970.

The "Publications" series consists of material related to catalogs and greeting cards produced before 1973 and for sale in the Johnson Collection store. Other published references to the Johnson Collection make up the largest part of the "Writings" series in the form of newspaper, magazine and scholarly journal articles. These clippings include contemporary accounts of John G. Johnson, describing his legal career and art collection, as well as some of the most recent writings about his life and works of art.

The "Operations and facilities" series describes the maintenance and guardianship of the galleries and storage of the Johnson Collection as well as collection management practices and procedures, many of which could only be carried out with Court approval. Documentation includes personnel correspondence, gallery reports, art and library collection inventories, legal documents, auction catalogs and notes. Early conservation records are processed under the series by that name and consist primarily of oversized images showing painting details and various stages of conservation work. Later conservation records, primarily examination and condition reports, are included in the 1973-1992 subseries of the "Subjects" series.

The final series of photographic material is the largest in the collection, consisting primarily of 8x10 glass plate negatives and copy prints of objects in the John G. Johnson Art Collection. Although this material is not dated, some of the negatives reveal the setting in which the works of art were photographed, presumably Johnson's home, indicating that they were created prior to the 1933 move.

The 25 linear feet of material transferred to the Archives in 2012 pertains to curatorial activity previously documented (1926-1972) as well as later activity (1973-1992). Because these date spans reflect two distinct curatorial tenures, certain series within the collection reflect similar chronological subdivisions. The collection arrangement is as follows:

(1) Date span subseries have been imposed on CORRESPONDENCE (SERIES I) and SUBJECTS (SERIES VII). Almost all the accrued material pertains to the later date span only. A very small amount of material was created after 1992. In both series, these papers have been processed in a separate "1993+ (future accruals)" subseries. Eleven desk artifacts were added to the 1926-1972 subseries;

(2) EXHIBITIONS, LOANS AND EVENTS (SERIES IV) is further divided into two date spans (1927-1973 and 1974-1990), with accrued material added to both subseries;

(3) Rather than date spans, the two subseries to WRITINGS (SERIES III) reflect material formats-- "Working files, lectures and other writings" and "Clippings." The latter pertains to all published references and the material spans the entire collection time period;

(4) It was determined during the most recent processing that the oversized images to be added to CONSERVATION (SERIES VI) were created during the earlier curatorial tenure. Therefore, the images simply were added to the end of the existing series inventory;

(5) A significant amount of accrued material has now been added to OPERATIONS AND FACILITIES (SERIES V) and processed as a new subseries, "Collection Management." It is further divided into four sub-subseries: "Miscellany," "Inventories," "Legal Proceedings," and "Disposition"; and

(6) Thirty "inactive" negatives of works of art from the Johnson Collection, as well as accompanying copy prints and original envelopes, were intellectually integrated into the appropriate, existing subseries of PHOTOGRAPHS (SERIES VIII).

November 4, 2004. Active and inactive prints and negatives received from Rights and Reproductions.

March 30, 2012. Approximately 24 linear feet of curatorial papers of similar and later dates, images and a small number of artifacts received from the Department of European Painting before 1900, the John G. Johnson Collection, and the Rodin Museum. circa September 2012. Thirty negatives, all but one glass, from the Museum Library.

These materials were arranged and described by Adrianna Del Collo, Katherine Stefko, Courtney Smerz (2004) and Bertha Adams (2013). Funded by a grant from The John G. Johnson Trust.

To be transferred to Conservation and Technical Research Collection. Correspondence and images, including oversized

To be transferred to Henri Gabriel Marceau Director Records. Papers (one folder) and oversized images

To be transferred to Special Format Records. Photographs. Photographs (one folder) of exhibitions and other installations

Transferred to Conservation, Archives and curatorial office. A list of this material is available in the Archives. Artifacts (objects)

To be transferred to the Library. A list of this material is available in the Archives. Exhibition catalogue and other publications.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Adrianna Del Collo, Katherine Stefko, and Courtney Smerz (2004). Bertha Adams (2013).
Finding Aid Date
©2013
Sponsor
Funded by a grant from The John G. Johnson Trust
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research with the following exceptions. Valuations and conservation (condition) reports are restricted, with access at discretion of the archivist. Personnel records are permanently restricted. Because of their poor condition, cracked or broken glass plate negatives are restricted.

Use Restrictions

The Johnson Collection Curatorial Records are the physical property of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. The Museum holds literary rights only for material created by Museum personnel or given to the Museum with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Collection Inventory

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence offers the broadest evidence of the activities of the Johnson Collection curatorial staff, primarily after the collection was relocated to the Museum. From exchanges of research findings and scholarly opinions to requests for photographs and scheduling gallery tours, many of the daily "conversations" are here recorded.

The subseries represent the respective time periods in which Henri Marceau and Joseph Rishel served as curator of the Johnson Collection, up to 1992. With Rishel's continued oversight of the collection, any material created after 1992, which to date is minimal, constitutes a separate subseries, "1993+ (future accruals)."

Arrangement

Overall by three date spans, with further topical subdivisions within the first and second date span subseries.

Physical Description

9.5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This subseries documents many of the routine curatorial activities of Marceau and Sweeny. Much of the correspondence is devoted to managing requests for photographs. Consistent with original order, material relating to photograph requests constitutes the entirety of the "Photograph requests" sub-subseries and is organized by date. Similar material can also be found throughout the "General" correspondence sub-subseries where it is arranged alphabetically. Correspondence with the Trustee of the Johnson Collection, the Pennsylvania Company, is located in the sub-subseries bearing that name. Correspondence and associated material pertaining to the Association of Art Museum Directors makes up its own sub-subseries as well.

Physical Description

7 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This sub-subseries contains routine correspondence with institutions and individuals. Most often the subject of this correspondence is requests for information about Johnson objects, requests for photographic reproductions of objects and permissions to reproduce these images, and requests for publications about the Johnson collection.

The last group of material is correspondence addressed to Henri Marceau after his death on September 15, 1969, handled by Barbara Sweeny.

Arrangement

Alphabetical. Personal or corporate correspondents of particular significance or for which there are at least 10 items are filed in separate folders. All other authors are filed in general folders representing a small alphabetical run, for example Adhemar-Aznar. Alphabetical run folders always precede individual authors folders for each letter in the alphabet. Henri Marceau posthumous correspondence is last.

Adhemar-Aznar, 1949-1970.
Box 1 Folder 1
Allyn and Bacon, 1961.
Box 1 Folder 2
American Heritage Publishing Company, 1961, 1967.
Box 1 Folder 3
American Medical Association, 1965-1972.
Box 1 Folder 4
Art News, 1941, 1957.
Box 1 Folder 5
Bargellesi-Bertin, 1929-1972, undated.
Box 1 Folder 6
Biddle-Boyer, 1936-1972.
Box 1 Folder 7
Bradlow-Byrnes, 1948-1970, undated.
Box 1 Folder 8
Beck Engraving Company, 1941-1946, 1954-1957, 1968, 1972.
Box 1 Folder 9
Beckett, R. B., 1951, 1956-1960.
Box 1 Folder 10
Belgian Government Information Center, 1942-1950.
Box 1 Folder 11
Berenson Library, 1954-1956, 1964-1967.
Box 1 Folder 12
Brown, Clifford M., 1960-1964.
Box 1 Folder 13
Bryn Mawr College, 1931-1937.
Box 1 Folder 14
Burroughs, Alan, 1928-1930, 1938-1946.
Box 1 Folder 15
Bye, Arthur Edwin. re Marieschi, Michele, 1927.
Box 1 Folder 16
Cailleux-Cincinnati, 1934-1972.
Box 1 Folder 17
Coca-Cola-Crussard, 1946-1971.
Box 1 Folder 18
Catholic Press, Inc., 1953-1958.
Box 2 Folder 1
Chanticleer Press, Inc., 1945-1950.
Box 2 Folder 2
Cleveland Museum of Art, 1967-1972.
Box 2 Folder 3
Conzett and Huber, 1959-1971.
Box 2 Folder 4
Cook, Walter W. S.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Attribution research file. Johnson Collection. Correspondence with Cook, Walter W.S.

Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1962-1968.
Box 2 Folder 5
Courtauld Institute of Art, 1932, 1957, 1964.
Box 2 Folder 6
D'Ambrosio-Duveen, 1938-1972, undated.
Box 2 Folder 7
Davies, Martin, 1951-1955.
Box 2 Folder 8
de Wild, C. F. Louis, 1929-1935.
Box 2 Folder 9
E.-Eudy, 1935-1971.
Box 2 Folder 10
F.-Foundation, 1927-1972.
Box 2 Folder 11
Francis-Fuller, 1927-1972.
Box 2 Folder 2
Fahy, Everett, 1968-1971.
Box 2 Folder 13
Fogg Art Museum, 1922, 1927-1930, 1960-1971.
Box 2 Folder 14
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VIII. Conservation / f. Fogg Art Museum. Conservation of Johnson objects.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VIII. Conservation / f. Fogg Art Museum. Conservation of Johnson objects.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VIII. Conservation / f. Fogg Art Museum. Conservation of Johnson objects.

Ford Foundation, 1958, undated.
Box 2 Folder 15
Frick Art Reference Library, 1931-1951.
Box 2 Folder 16
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Works of art in Johnson Collection. Paintings not in 1913/1914 catalogue (Inv.#). Photographs w/Frick Library annotations.

Friedländer, Max J.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Attribution research file. Johnson Collection. Correspondence with Friedländer, Max J. and photographs with annotations.

Frinta, Mojmir S. (Mojmir Svatopluk), 1961-1967.
Box 2 Folder 17
Giulio-Giralt, 1939-1972.
Box 3 Folder 1
Godfrey-Gwathmey, 1930-1971, undated.
Box 3 Folder 2
Gottlieb, Carla, 1955, 1964-1968.
Box 3 Folder 3
Hackenbooch-Henesy, 1932-1972, undated.
Box 3 Folder 4
Henrichs-Hurt, 1938-1972.
Box 3 Folder 5
Harrison, Mrs. Charles, 1942-1945.
Box 3 Folder 6
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1950-1957, 1969.
Box 3 Folder 7
Hartt, Frederick, 1962-1964.
Box 3 Folder 8
Heinemann, Fritz, 1956-1963.
Box 3 Folder 9
Henri Stern Watch Agency, Inc., 1949-1950.
Box 3 Folder 10
Hess, Albert G., 1952-1955, undated.
Box 3 Folder 11
Hispanic Society of America, 1927-1971.
Box 3 Folder 12
Holmes, Jerrold, 1962-1964.
Box 3 Folder 13
Hyperion Press, 1941-1948.
Box 3 Folder 14
Ingersoll-Iveagh, 1929-1972.
Box 3 Folder 14
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 3. Legal proceedings / f. Ingersoll files. Correspondence.

Jaffe-Johnson, 1941-1967, undated.
Box 3 Folder 15
Jaffe, Arthur, 1937-1941.
Box 3 Folder 16
Johnson, John Graver, undated.
Box 3 Folder 17
Kaftal-Kuhn, 1932-1972.
Box 3 Folder 18
Kimball, Edwin Fiske, 1932.
Box 3 Folder 19
Koch, Ed, 1970.
Box 3 Folder 20
La Salle-Lugt, 1932-1972.
Box 3 Folder 21
Lévy, Edmond, 1951.
Box 3 Folder 22
Life, 1937, 1947-1951.
Box 3 Folder 23
Loring, William C., 1929-1932.
Box 3 Folder 24
Macnamara-McMahon, 1938-1969.
Box 4 Folder 1
Mendelssohn-Minneapolis, 1942-1972.
Box 4 Folder 2
Mojzer-Museum, 1933-1972.
Box 4 Folder 3
Marquand, Mrs. Allan, 1939-1940, undated.
Box 4 Folder 4
Meiss, Millard, 1952-1963, 1967.
Box 4
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, undated), 1939, 1953-1972.
Box 4 Folder 6
Mood, Fulmer, 1965.
Box 4 Folder 7
Morassi, Antonio, 1939, 1953-1961.
Box 4 Folder 8
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1938-1948, 1954, 1962.
Box 4 Folder 9
N.-Nuno, 1932-1972.
Box 4 Folder 10
National Broadcasting Company, Inc., 1960-1969.
Box 4 Folder 11
National Cathedral Association, 1941-1944.
Box 4 Folder 12
National Council for Civic Responsibility, 1964-1966.
Box 4 Folder 13
National Gallery of Art (U. S.), 1942-1944, 1967-1971.
Box 4 Folder 14
Oakken-Ozenfont, 1942-1947.
Box 4 Folder 15
Offner, Richard, 1927, 1932-1953, 1961.
Box 4 Folder 16
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Attribution research file. Johnson Collection. Correspondence with Offner, Richard.

Oscar Reinhardt and Son, 1956-1972.
Box 4 Folder 17
Paalman-Payne, 1947-1952.
Box 4 Folder 18
Peabody-Pushkin, 1930, 1934-1972.
Box 4 Folder 19
Packard, Elizabeth.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / A. 1926-1972 / 1. General / f. Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.).

Panofsky, Erwin, 1932-1935, 1949-1959, 1956, 1962.
Box 4 Folder 20
Perlman, Philip B. (Philip Benjamin), 1936-1945.
Box 4 Folder 21
Phaidon Press, 1944-1961.
Box 5 Folder 1
Piraud, Francois, 1951-1952, 1957.
Box 5 Folder 2
Post, Chandler Rathfon, 1928, 1936-1946, 1951.
Box 5 Folder 3
Puyvelde, Leo van, 1939-1942, 1949-1951, 1961-1964, undated.
Box 5 Folder 4
Q, 1958.
Box 5 Folder 5
R.-Russell, 1927, 1930, 1940-1972.
Box 5 Folder 6
Ridgley, Mrs. Julian, 1933-1956.
Box 5 Folder 7
Rijksbureau Voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie, 1951, 1961.
Box 5 Folder 8
Saarinen-Seeley, 1929-1972.
Box 5 Folder 9
Semmes-Skina, 1936-1971.
Box 5 Folder 10
Sloane-Stad, 1936-1971.
Box 5 Folder 11
Steer-Szancer, 1944-1972.
Box 5 Folder 12
Saint-Gaudens, Homer, 1939-1940, 1950.
Box 5 Folder 13
Saul, Ewing, Remick Saul, 1931-1939, 1963-1972.
Box 5 Folder 14
Sawitsky, William, 1939-1943.
Box 5 Folder 15
Skaggs, Trudi, 1970-1972.
Box 5 Folder 16
Slive, Seymour, 1965, 1970-1971.
Box 5 Folder 17
Spink, C. Marshall, 1937-1938.
Box 5 Folder 18
Stechow, Wolfgang, 1955-1957, 1962-1968.
Box 5 Folder 19
Sterling, Charles, 1939-1948, 1967.
Box 5 Folder 20
Taft-Tyler, 1930-1972.
Box 5 Folder 21
Taylor, Francis Henry, 1937-1941, 1956.
Box 5 Folder 22
Thomas Agnew Sons, 1964-1968.
Box 5 Folder 23
Tietze, Hans, 1935-1953.
Box 5 Folder 24
Twin Editions, 1942-1949.
Box 5 Folder 25
U.-Urbach, 1938-1970.
Box 6 Folder 1
United States Review, 1939.
Box 6 Folder 2
Valentiner-Volpe, 1929-1972.
Box 6 Folder 3
Visson, Assia, 1942-1943.
Box 6 Folder 4
Voet, Léon, 1968-1971.
Box 6 Folder 5
W.-Wauters, 1933-1972.
Box 6 Folder 6
Weekend-Willis, 1929, 1939-1969.
Box 6 Folder 7
Wilmsatt-Worbec, 1940-1971.
Box 6 Folder 8
Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.), 1933-1934, 1948-1952, 1961-1969.
Box 6 Folder 9
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VIII. Conservation / f. Rosen, David. Incl. summaries of work done.

Washington Cathedral, 1946-1948.
Box 6 Folder 10
Waterhouse, Ellis Kirkham, 1956-1957.
Box 6 Folder 11
Weller, Allen Stuart, 1938-1940.
Box 6 Folder 12
Wells, William H. S.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / A. 1926-1972 / 1. General / f. Saul, Ewing, Remick & Saul.

Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts (Wilmington, Del.), 1942-1945.
Box 6 Folder 13
Winkelman, Barnie F., 1941-1942.
Box 6 Folder 14
Worcester Art Museum, 1939-1940, 1946-1947.
Box 6 Folder 15
X, 1957.
Box 6 Folder 16
York-Youtz, 1929-1932.
Box 6 Folder 17
Yale University, 1947-1961.
Box 6 Folder 18
Zampetti-Zwolle, 1946-1968.
Box 6 Folder 19
Zeri, Federico, 1953-1959, 1961-1971.
Box 6 Folder 20
Henri Marceau posthumous correspondence. A-C, 1969-1970.
Box 6 Folder 21
Henri Marceau posthumous correspondence. D-M, 1969-1971.
Box 6 Folder 22
Henri Marceau posthumous correspondence. N-Z, 1969-1970.
Box 6 Folder 23
Scope and Content Note

This sub-subseries consists solely of photograph requests, both incoming and outgoing, including invoices. Most are incoming requests. Although this material is similar to requests for photographs found in general correspondence, all the material in this subseries deals only with this subject. Correspondence containing other subjects is located in the "General" subseries.

Arrangement

Chronological. Combined outgoing/incoming folders are first, followed by all outgoing request folders, and then all incoming request folders.

Outgoing/incoming, 1952.
Box 7 Folder 1
Outgoing/incoming, February-April 1953.
Box 7 Folder 2
Outgoing/incoming, May-November 1953.
Box 7 Folder 3
Outgoing/incoming, 1954.
Box 7 Folder 4
Outgoing/incoming, 1956.
Box 7 Folder 5
Outgoing/incoming, 1957-1958.
Box 7 Folder 6
Outgoing/incoming, 1969-1963.
Box 7 Folder 7
Outgoing, 1951-1952.
Box 7 Folder 8
Outgoing, April-July 1952.
Box 7 Folder 9
Incoming, 1926-1934.
Box 7 Folder 10
Incoming, 1935-1936.
Box 7 Folder 11
Incoming, 1937-1941.
Box 7 Folder 12
Incoming, 1948.
Box 7 Folder 13
Incoming, 1949-1953.
Box 7 Folder 14
Incoming, 1954.
Box 7 Folder 15
Incoming, 1955.
Box 7 Folder 16
Incoming, 1956.
Box 8 Folder 1
Incoming, 1957.
Box 8 Folder 2
Incoming, 1958.
Box 8 Folder 3
Incoming, 1959.
Box 8 Folder 4
Incoming, 1960.
Box 8 Folder 5
Incoming, 1961.
Box 8 Folder 6
Incoming, 1962.
Box 8 Folder 7
Incoming, Jan-March 1963.
Box 8 Folder 8
Incoming, Apr-July 1963.
Box 8 Folder 9
Incoming, August-December 1963.
Box 8 Folder 10
Incoming, Jan-March 1964.
Box 9 Folder 1
Incoming, April-September 1964.
Box 9 Folder 2
Incoming, Oct-December 1964.
Box 9 Folder 3
Incoming, January-May 1965.
Box 9 Folder 4
Incoming, June-August 1965.
Box 9 Folder 5
Incoming, September-December 1965.
Box 9 Folder 6
Incoming, January-April 1966.
Box 9 Folder 7
Incoming, May-September 1966.
Box 9 Folder 8
Incoming, October-December 1966.
Box 10 Folder 1
Incoming, January-April 1967.
Box 10 Folder 2
Incoming, May-September 1967.
Box 10 Folder 3
Incoming, October-December 1967.
Box 10 Folder 4
Incoming, January-February 1968.
Box 10 Folder 5
Incoming, March-May 1968.
Box 10 Folder 6
Incoming, June-September 1968.
Box 10 Folder 7
Incoming, October-December 1968.
Box 10 Folder 8
Incoming, January-April 1969.
Box 11 Folder 1
Incoming, May-June 1969.
Box 11 Folder 2
Incoming, July-September 1969.
Box 11 Folder 3
Incoming, October-December 1969.
Box 11 Folder 4
Incoming, January-March 1970.
Box 11 Folder 5
Incoming, April-June 1970.
Box 11 Folder 6
Incoming, July-September 1970.
Box 11 Folder 7
Incoming, October-December 1970.
Box 11 Folder 8
Incoming, January-February 1971.
Box 12 Folder 1
Incoming, March-May, 1971.
Box 12 Folder 2
Incoming, June-September 1971.
Box 12 Folder 3
Incoming, October-December 1971.
Box 12 Folder 4
Incoming, January-April 1972.
Box 12 Folder 5
Incoming, May-July 1972.
Box 12 Folder 6
Incoming, August-October 1972.
Box 12 Folder 7
Incoming, November 1972-January 1973.
Box 12 Folder 8
Scope and Content Note

This sub-subseries contains correspondence with the trustees of the of Collection, the Pennsylvania Company for Insurances on Lives and Granting Annuities--otherwise referred to as the Pennsylvania Company. By 1972 it was operating as First Pennsylvania Bank. This correspondence overwhelmingly describes forwarded bills accrued in the maintenance of the Johnson Collection and the production of publications and exhibitions. Also included are requests to the Pennsylvania Company for approval on projects outside the scope of routine maintenance of the collection.

Correspondence of the Trustee created after 1972 is included in the "General" sub-subseries of the "1973-1992" subseries. "Trustee" folder titles also reflect the later name changes of the bank; namely First Pennsylvania Bank and Core States Trust and Investment Group.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1927-1928.
Box 13 Folder 1
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1929.
Box 13 Folder 2
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1930.
Box 13 Folder 3
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1931.
Box 13 Folder 4
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1932.
Box 13 Folder 5
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1933.
Box 13 Folder 6
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1934.
Box 13 Folder 7
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1935.
Box 13 Folder 8
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1936.
Box 13 Folder 9
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1937.
Box 13 Folder 10
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1938.
Box 13 Folder 11
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1939.
Box 13 Folder 12
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1940.
Box 13 Folder 13
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, February-August 1941.
Box 13 Folder 14
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, September-December1941.
Box 13 Folder 15
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, January-May 1942.
Box 14 Folder 1
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, June-December 1942.
Box 14 Folder 2
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1943.
Box 14 Folder 3
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1944.
Box 14 Folder 4
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1945.
Box 14 Folder 5
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1946.
Box 14 Folder 6
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1947.
Box 14 Folder 7
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1948.
Box 14 Folder 8
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1949.
Box 14 Folder 9
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1950.
Box 14 Folder 10
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1951.
Box 14 Folder 11
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1952.
Box 14 Folder 12
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1953.
Box 15 Folder 1
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1954.
Box 15 Folder 2
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1955.
Box 15 Folder 3
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1956.
Box 15 Folder 4
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1957.
Box 15 Folder 5
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1958.
Box 15 Folder 6
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, January-August 1959.
Box 15 Folder 7
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, September-December 1959.
Box 15 Folder 8
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1960.
Box 15 Folder 9
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1961.
Box 15 Folder 10
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1962.
Box 15 Folder 11
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1963.
Box 15 Folder 12
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1964.
Box 15 Folder 13
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1965.
Box 15 Folder 14
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1966.
Box 16 Folder 1
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1967.
Box 16 Folder 2
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1968.
Box 16 Folder 3
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1969.
Box 16 Folder 4
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1970.
Box 16 Folder 5
Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1971.
Box 16 Folder 6
1Pennsylvania Company Correspondence, 1972.
Box 16 Folder 7
Scope and Content Note

This sub-subseries includes, correspondence with members of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), and agendas, minutes, reports and memos. Henri Marceau chaired the committee of Reproductions and Reproduction Rights, which in 1962 produced a booklet by that name. Marceau also served on the AAMD's Committee for Ethical Standards.

Arrangement

Chronological.

See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Copyright law. Correspondence, publications and memos.

Association of Art Museum Directors, 1948.
Box 17 Folder 1
Association of Art Museum Directors, 1959.
Box 17 Folder 2
Association of Art Museum Directors, January-February 1960.
Box 17 Folder 3
Association of Art Museum Directors, March 1960.
Box 17 Folder 4
Association of Art Museum Directors, April 1960.
Box 17 Folder 5
Association of Art Museum Directors, May-August 1960.
Box 17 Folder 6
Association of Art Museum Directors, September-December 1960.
Box 17 Folder 7
Association of Art Museum Directors, January-April 1961.
Box 17 Folder 8
Association of Art Museum Directors, May-December 1961.
Box 17 Folder 9
Association of Art Museum Directors, 1962.
Box 17 Folder 10
Association of Art Museum Directors, 1963.
Box 17 Folder 11
Association of Art Museum Directors, 1964.
Box 17 Folder 12
Association of Art Museum Directors, 1965.
Box 17 Folder 13
Association of Art Museum Directors, 1966-1967.
Box 17 Folder 14
Association of Art Museum Directors, 1969.
Box 17 Folder 15
Association of Art Museum Directors, undated.
Box 17 Folder 16
Scope and Content Note

Correspondents writing on behalf of the Johnson Collection during this time period include Joseph Rishel and several associates and assistants. In rough order of their tenure, they are Louise Lippincott, Carl Strehlke and Lawrence Nichols.

Similar to the previous subseries, this correspondence is comprised of "General" and "Photograph requests and other queries" sub-subseries.

Scope and Content Note

Like the earlier general correspondence processed under the previous subseries, this correspondence documents the interaction of Johnson Collection staff with individuals from institutions based locally and around the globe. City officials, scholars, publishers, collectors and museum colleagues are among the correspondents. Not surprisingly, each Johnson staff member communicated regularly with PMA staff. During processing, such memoranda were collocated and filed in chronological order in folders identified as "Philadelphia Museum of Art." Any requests for photographs and other inquiries received after 1980 are also included with no special designation as such. These letters are simply filed by name of individual or institution.

Arrangement

Alphabetical. Personal or corporate correspondents of particular significance or for which there are at least 10 items are filed in separate folders. All other authors are filed in general folders representing a small alphabetical run, for example Ainsworth-Australian. Alphabetical run folders always precede individual authors folders for each letter in the alphabet.

Ainsworth-Australian, 1980-1990.
Box 69 Folder 1
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, undated).

Avery, Charles. Incl. third-party correspondence, 1973-1978.
Box 69 Folder 2
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. Avery, Charles. "Gregorio Pagani (1558-1605): as a Wax-Modeller." Florence (Italy): Leo S. Olschki (1977).

Bailey-Berg, 1980-1988.
Box 69 Folder 3
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, undated).

Bertalan-Byrne, 1980-1986.
Box 69 Folder 4
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, undated).

Bagnoli, Alessandro, 1983-1986.
Box 69 Folder 5
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Italy Soprintendenza (various) Incl. Calgiari, Florence, Genoa, Milan, Naples, Rome.

Brown, David Alan, 1982-1987.
Box 69 Folder 6
California-Condon, 1980-1988.
Box 69 Folder 7
Connor-Cutter, 1981-1986.
Box 69 Folder 8
Christianson, Keith, 1982-1983.
Box 69 Folder 9
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, undated).

Dall'Oglio-Durand, 1980-1990.
Box 69 Folder 10
Dorment, Richard, 1981-1982.
Box 69
Earle-Enea, 1982-1986.
Box 69 Folder 12
Faraday-Frinta, 1980-1986.
Box 69 Folder 13
Fahy, Everett, 1974-1982.
Box 69 Folder 14
Fahy, Everett. Incl. notes and iconographic index to Italian paintings, 1983-1986, undated.
Box 69 Folder 15
Frick Collection.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Fahy, Everett.

Genaille-Guillard, 1982-1986.
Box 69 Folder 16
Hamburger-Hunter, 1978-1986.
Box 69 Folder 17
Hand, John Oliver, 1981-1990.
Box 69 Folder 18
Indiana-Isabella, 1981-1984.
Box 69 Folder 19
Italy Soprintendenza (various) Incl. Calgiari, Florence, Genoa, Milan, Naples, Rome, 1981-1986.
Box 69 Folder 20
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Bagnoli, Alessandro.

J.[Paul Getty Museum]-Jones, 1981-1990.
Box 69 Folder 21
Johnston, Wm. R.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.).

Kalish-Kren (and unidentified), 1980-1990.
Box 69 Folder 22
Kanter, Laurence B. Incl. comments from August1982 visit, 1982-1985.
Box 70 Folder 1
Klein, Charles, 1974, 1980.
Box 70 Folder 2
Knox, Allison Douglas, 1984-1992.
Box 70 Folder 3
Laclotte-Lurie, 1980-1990.
Box 70 Folder 4
MacDonald-McSherry, 1980-1989.
Box 70 Folder 5
Meijers-Museum, 1980-1990.
Box 70 Folder 6
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, undated), 1980-1981,1985.
Box 70 Folder 7
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Christianson, Keith.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Bertalan-Byrne.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Bailey-Berg.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Ainsworth-Australian.

Naude-Nouvafotografia, 1977-1989.
Box 70 Folder 8
National Gallery (Great Britain), 1984-1987.
Box 70 Folder 9
National Gallery of Art (U. S.).
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Brown, David Alan, 1942-.

Oakley-Ormond, 1981-1986.
Box 70 Folder 10
Pal-Prospettiva, 1980-1990.
Box 70 Folder 11
Pellegrini, Patricia. Archivist.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, undated).

Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Philadephia County). Orphans' Court Division.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Klein, Charles.

Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Genaille-Guillard.

Philadelphia Museum of Art. Internal correspondence, 1973-1976,undated.
Box 70 Folder 12
Philadelphia Museum of Art. Internal correspondence, 1977-1979.
Box 70 Folder 13
Philadelphia Museum of Art. Internal correspondence, 1980-1982.
Box 70 Folder 14
Philadelphia Museum of Art. Internal correspondence, 1983-1986.
Box 70 Folder 15
Philadelphia Museum of Art. Internal correspondence, 1987.
Box 70 Folder 16
Philadelphia Museum of Art. Internal correspondence, 1988.
Box 70 Folder 17
Philadelphia Museum of Art. Internal correspondence, 1989-1990.
Box 70 Folder 18
Philadelphia Museum of Art. Internal correspondence, 1991.
Box 70 Folder 19
Philadelphia Museum of Art. Internal correspondence, 1992.
Box 70 Folder 20
Philadelphia Museum of Art. Internal correspondence w/ Evan H. Turner, 1974-1977, undated.
Box 70 Folder 21
Robiner-Rizzoli, 1980-1986.
Box 70 Folder 22
Robertson-Ryan, 1981-1991.
Box 71 Folder 1
Riband, Herbert S. Jr. Esq.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Legal counsel for Trustee of the Johnson estate. Saul, Ewing, Remick and Saul correspondence.

Rosenthal, Michael. Incl. notes from January 1981 visit, 1980-1982.
Box 71 Folder 2
Rothstein, Natalie, 1979.
Box 71 Folder 3
Salmansi-Silver, 1979-1988.
Box 71 Folder 4
Small-Sweeny, 1977, 1980-1988.
Box 71 Folder 5
Sargent, John Singer.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Robertson-Ryan.

Sotheby Parke Bernet Co., 1979-1980.
Box 71 Folder 6
Stock, Julien.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co.

Sutton, Denys. Incl. clippings of H. Horne correspondence to R. Fry, 1983-1989.
Box 71 Folder 7
Szépmüvézeti Múzeum (Hungary).
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Urbach, Zsuzsa.

Talbot-Tucker (and unidentified surname), 1981-1982.
Box 71 Folder 8
Tate Gallery.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Earle-Enea.

Trustee. First Pennsylvania Bank, 1978-1982.
Box 71 Folder 9
Trustee. First Pennsylvania Bank, 1986-1989.
Box 71 Folder 10
Trustee. First Pennsylvania Bank, 1990.
Box 71 Folder 11
Trustee. Core States Trust and Investment Group, 1991-1992.
Box 71 Folder 12
Uffizi-University (of Oxford), 1980-1989.
Box 71 Folder 13
University of Nottingham.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Wright, Joanne.

Urbach, Zsuzsa, 1981-1986, undated.
Box 71 Folder 14
Vaskeria-Viti, 1980-1990.
Box 71 Folder 15
Victoria and Albert Museum.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Avery, Charles. Incl. third-party correspondence.

Wagner-Wright, 1979-1990.
Box 71 Folder 16
Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.), 1983-1989.
Box 71 Folder 17
Weidner, Marilyn Kemp.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Conservation. Works on paper. Correspondence w/Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts. Incl. examination and treatment reports.

Wright, Joanne, 1978-1982.
Box 71 Folder 18
Young, Eric, 1975.
Box 71 Folder 19
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. Young, Eric. "Spanish Painting in the John G. Johnson Collection, Philadelphia." Apollo 105 (January 1977).

Zentralinstitit-Ziegler, 1981,1984.
Box 71 Folder 20
Zeri, Frederico, 1983-1987.
Box 71 Folder 21
Unknown surname. Postcard to B. Sweeny, 1982.
Box 71 Folder 22
Scope and Content Note

Most of this correspondence consists of photograph requests from publishers, art historians and students requesting images of objects in the Johnson Collection or permission to publish. There is also some outgoing correspondence by Johnson curatorial staff seeking images of objects related to those in the Johnson collection. Other queries seek information about Johnson Collection objects and library collection or request collection catalogues. Photograph requests and other queries were maintained separately until 1980. After that, such correspondence was filed with the general papers.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Photograph requests and other queries, January-April 1973.
Box 72 Folder 1
Photograph requests and other queries, May-July 1973.
Box 72 Folder 2
Photograph requests and other queries, August-September 1973.
Box 72 Folder 3
Photograph requests and other queries, October-December 1973.
Box 72 Folder 4
Photograph requests and other queries, January-March 1974.
Box 72 Folder 5
Photograph requests and other queries, April-June 1974.
Box 72 Folder 6
Photograph requests and other queries, July-August 1974.
Box 72 Folder 7
Photograph requests and other queries, September-December 1974.
Box 72 Folder 8
Photograph requests and other queries, January-April 1975.
Box 73 Folder 1
Photograph requests and other queries, May-December 1975.
Box 73 Folder 2
Photograph requests and August 12, 1976 form response (re reinstallation), 1975-1976.
Box 73 Folder 3
Photograph requests and other queries, January-August 1976.
Box 73 Folder 4
Photograph requests and other queries, September-December 1976.
Box 73 Folder 5
Photograph requests and other queries, January-June 1977.
Box 73 Folder 6
Photograph requests and other queries, 1977-1979.
Box 73 Folder 7
Photograph requests and other queries, 1978-1979.
Box 73 Folder 8
Photograph requests and other queries, 1978.
Box 74 Folder 1
Photograph requests and other queries, January-June 1979.
Box 74 Folder 2
Photograph requests and other queries, 1979-1980.
Box 74 Folder 3
Photograph requests and other queries, January-July 1980.
Box 74 Folder 4
Scope and Content Note

To date, only one file of correspondence created after 1992 has been transferred to the Archives.

Rowlands, Eliot Wooldridge, 1998.
Box 111 Folder 1

Scope and Content Note

This series is comprised of material documenting the production and distribution of several publications related to the Johnson Collection, including most significantly the Catalogue of the Johnson Collection (1941), the Book of Illustrations (1953), the Catalogue of Italian Paintings (1966), and the Catalogue of Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). While the bulk of the material pertains to the sales of these and other publications, files related to the 1966 and 1972 catalogs include important attribution research and scholarly opinions solicited from outside experts who visited or were otherwise familiar with the collection. The series also includes some material related to the production and sales of postcards and Christmas cards featuring Johnson collection objects.

Files related to any books published after 1972 are identified as "Writings" in the "1972-1993" subseries of the "Subject" series. For all journal and newspaper articles referencing John G. Johnson or the Johnson Collection, see the "Clippings" subseries of the "Writings" series.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by title or type of publication, followed by sales records.

Physical Description

4 linear feet

Book of Illustrations (1953). Copyright registration, 1953.
Box 18 Folder 1
Book of Illustrations (1953). Estimates and production expenses, 1953.
Box 18 Folder 2
Book of Illustrations (1953). Lists of institutions for circularizing (ie advertising) and flyer order forms, undated.
Box 18 Folder 3
Book of Illustrations (1953). Proof, circa 1953.
Box 18 Folder 4
Book of Illustrations (1953). Requests for premade plates (cuts). A-L, 1948.
Box 18 Folder 5
Book of Illustrations (1953). Requests for premade plates (cuts). M-W, 1948.
Box 18 Folder 6
Book of Illustrations (1953). Flyer and order form, 1953.
Box 18 Folder 7
Catalogue of a Collection of Paintings v. 1-3 (1913-1914) Copper plates.
Box 33 Folder 1
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. Reviews of "Catalogue of a Collection of Paintings and Some Art Ojbects." Vols. 1-3. Photocopies and clipping.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Collection catalogue (1913/1914). 3 vols. List of recipients as gifts from J. G. Johnson.

Catalogue of the Johnson Collection (1941). Acknowlegdements, 1952-1953.
Box 18 Folder 8
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Collection catalogue (1941). List of recipients.

Catalogue of the Johnson Collection (1941). Attribution research (scholarly opinions), 1940-1941.
Box 18 Folder 9
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Works of art in Johnson Collection. Reattributions and other revisions. Annotated Catalogue of the Johnson Collection (1941).

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Works of art in Johnson Collection. Information found on verso during 1941 examination.

Catalogue of the Johnson Collection (1941). Copyright registration for this and various picture books, 1940-1942.
Box 18 Folder 10
Catalogue of the Johnson Collection (1941). Paintings omitted from catalogue. Photographs. 1:3, undated.
Box 18 Folder 11
Catalogue of the Johnson Collection (1941). Paintings omitted from catalogue. Photographs. 2:3, undated.
Box 18 Folder 12
Catalogue of the Johnson Collection (1941). Paintings omitted from catalogue. Photographs. 3:3, undated.
Box 18 Folder 13
Christmas cards. Production, 1944, 1947, 1951.
Box 18 Folder 14
Christmas cards. Proofs, undated.
Box 18 Folder 15
Christmas cards. Samples, mockups and loose tipins, undated.
Box 18 Folder 16
Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Attribution research. Correspondence with Bosemann, E.H., 1967-1971.
Box 19 Folder 1
Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Attribution research. Correspondence with Netherlands Institute for Art History, 1967-1969, undated.
Box 19 Folder 2
Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Attribution research. Correspondence with Stange, Alfred, 1965-1968.
Box 19 Folder 3
Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Attribution research. Correspondence with Wagner, Helga, 1968-1971.
Box 19 Folder 4
Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Attribution research. Correspondence with Wethey, Harold E., 1970-1971.
Box 19 Folder 5
Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Attribution research. Correspondence B-N, 1967-1972.
Box 19 Folder 6
Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Attribution research. Correspondence R-W, 1967-1972, undated.
Box 19 Folder 7
Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Copyright registration, 1972.
Box 19 Folder 8
Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Expenses paid by First Pennsyvania Company, 1972.
Box 19 Folder 9
Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Flyer and order form, 1966, 1972.
Box 19 Folder 10
Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Four-color plates, circa 1972.
Box 34 Folder 1
Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Printing cost estimates, 1971-1972.
Box 19 Folder 11
Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Hardcover proof (unopened, bound), circa 1972.
Box 19 Folder 12
Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Proofs of four-color plates. Incl. cover memo. Oversized. [1:2], 1972.
Box 116 Folder 1
Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Proofs of four-color plates. Oversized. [2:2], 1972.
Box 116 Folder 2
Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Production of four-color plates by Conzett and Huber, 1971-1972.
Box 19 Folder 13
Flemish and Dutch Paintings (1972). Requests for photographs. Incoming and outgoing, 1963-1968.
Box 19 Folder 14
Italian Paintings (1966). Attribution research. Correspondence A-F, 1964-1967.
Box 20 Folder 1
Italian Paintings (1966). Attribution research. Correspondence G-Z, 1964-1967.
Box 20 Folder 2
Italian Paintings (1966). Attribution research. Correspondence with Pignatti, Terisio and draft entries, 1965-1966, undated.
Box 20 Folder 3
Italian Paintings (1966). Catalogue exchanges, 1966-1968.
Box 20 Folder 4
Italian Paintings (1966). Cover paste-ups, circa 1966.
Box 20 Folder 5
Italian Paintings (1966). Expenses paid by First Pennsylvania Company, 1966.
Box 20 Folder 5
Italian Paintings (1966). Grant application to the Ford Foundation. Denied, 1964-1965.
Box 20 Folder 7
Italian Paintings (1966). Grant application to the Samuel Kress Foundation. Awarded, 1960, 1965-1966.
Box 20 Folder 8
Italian Paintings (1966). Index, circa 1966.
Box 20 Folder 9
Italian Paintings (1966). Printing cost estimates, 1964.
Box 20 Folder 10
Italian Paintings (1966). Production of four color plates by Conzetti and Huber, Zurich, 1966.
Box 20 Folder 11
Italian Paintings (1966). Proof pages (redlined), circa 1966.
Box 20 Folder 12
Italian Paintings (1966). Requests and comments, 1966-1969.
Box 20 Folder 13
Italian Paintings (1966). Requests for photographs. Outgoing, 1963-1966.
Box 20 Folder 14
Italian Paintings (1966). Flyer and order form, 1966.
Box 20 Folder 15
Italian Paintings (1966). Copyright of revised catlogue, 1966.
Box 20 Folder 16
Postcards. Production, orders and bills, 1947-1958.
Box 20 Folder 17
Sales. Catalogue of a Collection of Paintings (1913-1914). Orders, marketing and inventories, 1969-1972, undated.
Box 21 Folder 1
Sales. Book of illustrations (1953). Mail orders, 1953-1955.
Box 21 Folder 2
Sales. Book of illustrations (1953) and other publications. Orders. Sampling, 1953-1954, 1965.
Box 21 Folder 3
Sales. Flemish and Dutch paintings. Orders. Samplings, 1973-1974, undated.
Box 21 Folder 4
Sales. Italian Paintings. Orders. Sampling, 1966-1972.
Box 21 Folder 5
Sales. Inventory of available publications, 1970, undated.
Box 21 Folder 6
Sales. Museum shop receipts, 1944-1961.
Box 21 Folder 7
Sales. Museum shop receipts, 1962-1963.
Box 21 Folder 8
Sales. Museum shop receipts, 1964-1966.
Box 21 Folder 9
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1933-1937.
Box 22 Folder 1
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1938-1939.
Box 22 Folder 2
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1940-1941.
Box 22 Folder 3
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1942-1943.
Box 22 Folder 4
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1944.
Box 22 Folder 5
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1945.
Box 22 Folder 6
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1946-1947.
Box 22 Folder 7
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1948.
Box 22 Folder 8
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1949-1950.
Box 22 Folder 9
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1951.
Box 22 Folder 10
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1952-1953.
Box 22 Folder 11
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, January-June 1954.
Box 23 Folder 1
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, July-December 1954.
Box 23 Folder 2
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, January-June 1955.
Box 23 Folder 3
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, July-December 1955.
Box 23 Folder 4
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, January-June 1956.
Box 23 Folder 5
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, July-December 1956.
Box 23 Folder 6
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1957.
Box 23 Folder 7
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1958.
Box 23 Folder 8
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, January-June 1959.
Box 24 Folder 1
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, July-December 1959.
Box 24 Folder 2
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1960.
Box 24 Folder 3
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1961.
Box 24 Folder 4
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1962.
Box 24 Folder 5
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1963.
Box 24 Folder 6
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1964.
Box 24 Folder 7
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1965.
Box 24 Folder 8
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1966-1967.
Box 24 Folder 9
Sales. Publications and Christmas card accounting records, 1969-1972.
Box 24 Folder 10
Sales. Tax vouchers, 1954-1961.
Box 24 Folder 11
Unidentified publication. Proofs of Cat. 369. Oversized, undated.
Box 116 Folder 3

Scope and Content Note

John G. Johnson and his collection of art are the topics featured in nearly all the writings that comprise this series. The published references consist of newspaper, journal and magazine articles, collectively offering more than a century's worth of publicity and scholarly criticism. Working files and lecture typescripts created by Marceau and contemporary colleagues are also included, along with writings in which the collection is not featured or of subjects totally unrelated.

Documentation of major catalogues devoted to the Johnson Collection and published before 1973 resides in "Series II. Publications."

Physical Description

1.25 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This subseries documents the writings of Johnson Collection curatorial staff, as well as outside researchers who consulted the Johnson Collection and its staff for research purposes. As the subseries title indicates, not all the writings pertain to the Johnson Collection. Those that do are in draft stages only, or are lecture scripts and therefore are also unpublished. Of particular note is the typescript essay, presumably written by Henri Marceau, documenting the history of the Johnson Collection from its beginnings through 1955. Also noteworthy is the typescript and printed version of Marceau's article "William Penn's other statue," published posthumously by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania upon Barbara Sweeney's urging. There is also a significant amount of correspondence with the Centre national de recherches "Primitifs flamands" about primitive Flemish paintings in the Johnson Collection.

Later lectures and unpublished or unrelated writings are included in the "1973-1992" and "1993+" subseries of the "Subject" series. Folders are identified as "Writings." For material regarding the production and sales of Johnson Collection catalogs, see the "Publications" series.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by author.

Physical Description

0.5 linear feet

"Primitifs Flamands". Correspondence and research material, 1951-1965, undated.
Box 25 Folder 1
Kimball, Fiske and Venturi, Lionello. Great Paintings in America (1948). Correspondence re production of color plates, 1944-1947.
Box 25 Folder 2
Kimball, Fiske and Venturi, Lionello. Great Paintings in America (1948). Proof of Inv. 1321 and color prints of other Johnson Collection paintings. Oversized, 1948.
Box 116 Folder 4
Kup, Karl. Untitled essay, ts, signed and annotated, 1959.
Box 25 Folder 3
Marceau, Henri. 1929 and 1946 articles re Corot. Photocopies, undated.
Box 25 Folder 4
Marceau, Henri. Lecture on Museology. Main Line School night course. Announcement, 1966.
Box 25 Folder 5
Marceau, Henri. Untitled essay regarding the history of the Johnson Collection, 1955.
Box 25 Folder 6
Marceau, Henri. Untitled lecture delivered at the Art Alliance Forum, Ts, May 12, 1965.
Box 25 Folder 7
Marceau, Henri. "William Penn's Other Statue." Ts, printed version, research material, correspondence and photographs, 1967-1972, undated.
Box 25 Folder 8
Puyvelde, Leo van. "A Symbolic Picture by Ruben." Printed version, Ts., correspondence, 1951.
Box 25 Folder 9
Schmarsow, August. "Masaccios Heilung des Mondsuechtigen Knaben in Philadelphia, USA." Ts, 1926.
Box 25 Folder 10
Shoolman, Regina. "The Enjoyment of Art." Correspondence with publisher re half-tone cuts, 1941-1943.
Box 25 Folder 11
Vittorini, Domenico "Luigi Pirandello As I Saw Him." Printed version with note on front cover recto, Summer, 1954.
Box 25 Folder 12
Unidentified [Marceau?]. "What Price Art: A Few Notes on the Current Art Market." Drafts [slide lecture?] and photos, 1968.
Box 25 Folder 13
Unidentified [Marceau?]. "What Price Art: A Few Notes on the Current Art Market." Notes and reference, 1967-1969, undated.
Box 25 Folder 14
Later lectures and drafts.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Calderai, Fausto. Lecture to the America-Italy Society of Philadelphia. Correspondence and other papers.

Scope and Content Note

"Clippings" consist of published references to John G. Johnson, his collection and the Museum's management of same. These references are primarily newspaper and journal articles. The date ranges reflect publication dates, whether or not documentation is an actual clipping or photocopy. Additional clippings of exhibition reviews and announcements are included in the "1974-1990" subseries of the "Exhibitions, loans and events" series. These are filed by corresponding exhibition or loan and identified in the appropriate folder title.

Arrangement

Chronological by pubication date.

John G. Johnson Collection. Photocopies, 1890, 1892.
Box 25 Folder 15
Perkins, F. Mason. "Italian Paintings: the Property of Mr. John G. Johnson, of Philadelphia, Pa." Rassegna (1904). Ts, 1904.
Box 25 Folder 16
Mather, Frank J. Jr. "Recent additions to the Collection of Mr. John G. Johnson, Philadelphia." Burlington Magazine 18 (August 1906): 351-63. Photocopy and typescript, 1906.
Box 25 Folder 17
Grant, J. Kirby. "Mr. John G. Johnson's Collection of Pictures in Philadelphia." Parts I-IV. Connoisseur 21-22 (1908). Photocopies, 1908.
Box 25 Folder 18
John G. Johnson Collection. Clipping and photocopies, 1909-1914.
Box 25 Folder 19
John G. Johnson Collection. Article exceprts. Typescript, 1902-1911.
Box 25 Folder 20
Reviews of "Catalogue of a Collection of Paintings and Some Art Ojbects." Vols. 1-3. Photocopies and clipping, 1913-1914.
Box 25 Folder 21
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / III. Publications / f. Catalogue of a Collection of Paintings v. 1-3 (1913-1914) Copper plates.

John G. Johnson's legal career, 1901, 1914, 1916.
Box 25 Folder 22
John G. Johnson's death. Clippings and photocopies, April 1917.
Box 25 Folder 23
Carson, Hampton L. "John G. Johnson, Esq." Annual Report of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (1917): 255-90. Photocopy and typescript, 1917.
Box 25 Folder 24
John G. Johnson Collection. Clippings and photocopies, 1917-1920, undated.
Box 25 Folder 25
Mather, Frank Jewett, Jr. "The John G. Johnson Collection." The American Magazine of Art 8 (July 1917): 340-44. Clipping (3 copies), 1917.
Box 25 Folder 26
Brockwell, Maurice W. "The Johnson Collection in Philadelphia." Connoisseur 50 (March 1918): 143-53. Photocopy, 1918.
Box 25 Folder 27
Morris, Harrison S. "The Art Collection of John G. Johnson." Scribners 68 (September 1920):379-84. Clipping (3 copies), 1920.
Box 25 Folder 28
Bell, Hamilton. "Temporary Exhibition from the Johnson Collection." Pennsylvania Museum Bulletin 17 (1920): 4-10. Photocopy, 1920.
Box 25 Folder 29
Bell, Hamilton. "Temporary Exhibition from the Johnson Collection." Pennsylvania Museum Bulletin (February 1921): 15-17. Photocopy, 1921.
Box 25 Folder 30
John G. Johnson Collection. Clippings, 1922-1923.
Box 25 Folder 31
Norris, George S. "The Johnson Art Collection: an Open Letter to the Mayor and City Council." Incl. cover letter to Violet Oakley. Booklet, April 1922.
Box 25 Folder 32
Brinton, Christian. "The Johnson 'Modern Group.'" International Studio (October 1922):7-13. Photocopy, October 1922.
Box 25 Folder 33
Eglington, Guy. "Early Italian Paintings: Their Relation to Modern Art." Arts and Decoration 20 (December 1923): 17-19. Clipping, 1923.
Box 25 Folder 34
Salade, Robert F. "The Johnson Gallery, Philadelphia." American Magazine of Art 15 (May 1924): 239-40. Clipping (2 copies), 1924.
Box 25 Folder 35
John G. Johnson Collection. Clippings, 1926-1928.
Box 25 Folder 36
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Biographical material. 1930 "Pictures and People" excerpt. Photocopy and correspondence.

1933 move of John G. Johnson Collection from Broad Street to PMA. Clippings, 1932-1933.
Box 25 Folder 37
Reviews of 1933 installation of John G. Johnson Collection at PMA. Photocopies, 1933.
Box 25 Folder 38
"Worcester-Philadelphia International Loan Exhibition of Flemish Painting." (February 23-March 12 and March 25-April 26, 1939. Photocopies. Incl. PRT Traveler brochure, 1939.
Box 25 Folder 39
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VI. Exhibitions, loans and events / A. 1927-1973 / f. Flemish Painting. Art News Annual publication.

Reviews of 1941 reinstallation of John G. Johnson Collection. Clippings and photocopies, 1941.
Box 25 Folder 40
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Scrapbook. 1941 reinstallation opening and conservation techniques. Newspaper clippings. Oversized.

Review of 1941 reinstallation. "Special issue: The John G. Johnson Collection." Art News 40 (November 1-14, 1941). Oversized, 1941.
Box 116 Folder 5
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 4. Disposition / f. New gallery and storage construction (1940-1941). Draft writings, notes and correspondence of Fiske Kimball.

John G. Johnson Fund. Clipping, 1944.
Box 25 Folder 41
"Mystery in Famous Will." Philadelphia Inquirer. April 30, 1944. Oversized, 1944.
Box 117 Folder 1
"The Chirstmas Spirit in Art." Colorama section of Philadelphia Inquirer. December 26, 1954. Oversized, 1954.
Box 117 Folder 1
John G. Johnson's homestead in Germantown section of Philadelphia. Clipping, 1969.
Box 25 Folder 42
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Biographical material. 1926 press release re house model. Draft.

John G. Johnson Collection. Clipping (Sunday supplement), 1972.
Box 25 Folder 43
John G. Johnson Collection. Photocopies. Incl. cover letters, 1972-1975.
Box 25 Folder 44
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 4. Disposition / f. Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Samuel T. Freeman & Co. Furntiure auctions (2). Correspondence, clippings and lists.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 4. Disposition / f. Additional gallery allocation and reinstallation (1965-1966). Correspondence and plubicity.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. History of Johnson Collection. Chronological documentation, 1917-1963. Photocopies of annual reports, art jury reports, correspondence and clippings.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VI. Exhibitions, loans and events / B. 1974-1990 / f. 1975 Loans. October 24-November 30.

Avery, Charles. "Gregorio Pagani (1558-1605): as a Wax-Modeller." Florence (Italy): Leo S. Olschki (1977), 1977.
Box 25 Folder 45
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Avery, Charles. Incl. third-party correspondence.

Young, Eric. "Spanish Painting in the John G. Johnson Collection, Philadelphia." Apollo 105 (January 1977), 1977.
Box 25 Folder 46
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Young, Eric.

Konefal, Irene. "Drawings by Miller and Lhermitte in the Johnson Collection." Bulletin (Philadephia Museum of Art) 75 (March 1979): 16-24, 1979.
Box 25 Folder 47
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VI. Exhibitions, loans and events / B. 1974-1990 / f. Works on Paper (Spring 1979). Label copy. Drafts.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Lhermitte, Léon-Augustin. Research complied by I. Konefal.

John G. Johnson Collection. Clipping and photocopies, 1984.
Box 25 Folder 48
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Biographical material. 1958-1985 articles and book excerpts. Photocopies.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VI. Exhibitions, loans and events / B. 1974-1990 / f. Fragments (March-June 1980). Press release and reviews. Clippings. Incl. correspondence.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VI. Exhibitions, loans and events / B. 1974-1990 / f. "The Unnatural History of Dragons" (December 1981-June 1982). Bulletin article. Drafts, notes and publications.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VI. Exhibitions, loans and events / B. 1974-1990 / f. "The Unnatural History of Dragons" (December 1981-June 1982). Reviews and other publications. Clippings.

John G. Johnson Collection. Clipping and photocopy, 1989.
Box 25 Folder 49
Strehlke, Carl Brandon, "Bernhard and Mary Berenson, Herbert P. Horne and John G. Johnson." Prespettiva 2 (April 1989-October 1990): 427-38, 1990.
Box 25 Folder 50
1993 reopening of PMA's Medieval and Early Renaissance galleries (Reinstallation, Phase I). Photocopies, October-December 1993.
Box 25 Folder 51
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 4. Disposition

1994 and 1995 reopenings of European Art [after 1500] galleries (Reinstallation, Phases II and III). Photocopies, 1994-1995.
Box 25 Folder 52
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 4. Disposition

St. John, Gerard. "John G. Johnson: Giant of the Philadelphia Bar." The Philadelphia Lawyer (Winter 2007): 43-48. Photocopy, 2007.
Box 25 Folder 53

Scope and Content Note

The requests made by museums to borrow works of art from the Johnson Collection underscore its significance and a world-wide reputation developed in the course of seven decades. This series is comprised of records of exhibitions held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and of loans to numerous other museums and institutions across the country and abroad.

Documentation consists primarily of correspondence, photographs, draft writings, clippings, object lists and shipping forms. The subseries date spans, although slightly different than those used in the other series, still reflect the earlier curatorial tenure of Marceau and Sweeny, followed by that of Rishel and associates. This difference also reflects a distinct change of record creators, made obvious by the different manners of recordkeeping.

Physical Description

6.25 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Material relating to exhibitions organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art comprises most of the alphabetically-arranged folders. Within this subgroup, most of the files pertain to the Flemish Painting exhibition of 1939, organized by Henri Marceau in conjunction with Francis Henry Taylor of the Worcester Art Museum and with the assistance of Leo van Puyvelde, scholar of Flemish art. Correspondence and guest lists document the one special event included here, a dinner hosted by the Pennsylvania Company.

Twice as numerous are the loan files that follow, all of which were part of the 2012 accession. Arranged chronologically, this material makes evident a fairly constant demand for loans from museums around the world. As early as 1927, Johnson's paintings were traveling to exhibitions across the United States and Europe, including San Francisco's Golden Gate International Exposition and the New York World's Fair, both of which were held 1939-1940. All loan requests required the recommendation of the curator and Trustee, with final approval given by the Art Jury, a municipal agency charged in part with works of art acquired by the city. In 1951 the Art Jury was made a commission under the Department of Public Property and has since operated as the Art Commission.

Arrangement

Exhibition files are in alphabetical order by name of institution or name of exhibition. Loan files are chronologically arranged by year of loan.

Physical Description

0.5 linear feet

69th Street Museum. Loan correspondence and checklists, 1931.
Box 26 Folder 1
Art Association of Indianapolis. The John Herron Art Institute. Loans, 1934.
Box 26 Folder 2
Art Institute of Chicago. Loans, 1934.
Box 26 Folder 3
Detroit Institute of Art. Loans, 1934-1935.
Box 26 Folder 4
Ehrich-Newhouse. Loans, 1934-1935.
Box 26 Folder 5
Flanders in the 15th century. General correspondence, 1958-Aug, 1959.
Box 26 Folder 6
Flanders in the 15th century. General correspondence, September-December 1959.
Box 26 Folder 7
Flanders in the 15th century. General correspondence, 1960.
Box 26 Folder 8
Flanders in the 15th century. Loan lists and related material. 1:2, 1959, undated.
Box 26 Folder 9
Flanders in the 15th century. Loan lists and related material. 2:2, undated.
Box 26 Folder 10
Flemish Painting. Art News Annual publication, 1939.
Box 26 Folder 11
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. "Worcester-Philadelphia International Loan Exhibition of Flemish Painting." (February 23-March 12 and March 25-April 26, 1939. Photocopies. Incl. PRT Traveler brochure.

Flemish Painting. Catalog correspondence, 1938-1939.
Box 26 Folder 12
Flemish Painting. Checklists, undated.
Box 26 Folder 13
Flemish Painting. Correspondence with Pennsylvania Company, 1938-1939.
Box 26 Folder 14
Flemish Painting. Correspondence with Puyvelde, Leo van, 1882. Includes curriculum vitae, 1939.
Box 26 Folder 15
Flemish Painting. General correspondence, 1938-1939.
Box 26 Folder 16
Flemish Painting. Insurance, 1938-1939, undated.
Box 26 Folder 17
Flemish Painting. Photos of works, undated.
Box 26 Folder 18
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Exhibitions. Flemish Paintings (1939). Photocopies of installation shots (Worcester Art Museum). Incl. correspondence.

Flemish Painting. Publicity, 1939.
Box 26 Folder 19
Flemish Painting. Reproductions, 1939.
Box 26 Folder 20
Flemish Painting. Sales, 1939.
Box 26 Folder 21
Flemish Painting. Shipping correspondence, 1939.
Box 26 Folder 22
Flemish Painting. Shipping lists, 1939, undated.
Box 26 Folder 23
M. Knoedler Co. Loans, 1934.
Box 26 Folder 24
Memorial Hall. Loans. Checklists, 1930.
Box 26 Folder 25
Pennsylvania Company. Dinner, 1970.
Box 26 Folder 26
Philadelphia Museum of Art. Various exhibition checklists, undated.
Box 26 Folder 27
San Francisco Palace of the Legion of Honor. Loans, 1938-1939.
Box 26 Folder 28
Smith College Museum of Art. Loans, 1934.
Box 26 Folder 29
Vienna Art Treasures, 1952.
Box 26 Folder 30
1927 and 1929 loans, 1927, 1929.
Box 64 Folder 1
1930 loan. Antwerp exhibition, 1930-1932.
Box 64 Folder 2
1931 loan. Museum of French Art exhibition, 1931-1932.
Box 64 Folder 3
1931 loan. Burlington House. Italian exhibition, 1929-1931.
Box 64 Folder 4
1933 loans, 1933.
Box 64 Folder 5
1935 loans. Boston-Knoedler, 1934-1935.
Box 64 Folder 6
1935 loans. St. Louis-Worcester, 1935-1936.
Box 64 Folder 7
1935 loans. Foreign, 1934-1937.
Box 64 Folder 8
1936 loans. Brooklyn-MoMA, 1935-1936.
Box 64 Folder 9
1936 loans. Newhouse-Whitney, and others, 1935-1937.
Box 64 Folder 10
1937 loans, 1936-1938.
Box 64 Folder 11
1938 loans. American-Dallas, 1937-1938.
Box 64 Folder 12
1938 loans. Knoedler-Whitney, 1937-1939.
Box 64 Folder 13
1939 loans, 1938-1939.
Box 64 Folder 14
1939-1940 loans. Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940, San Francisco, CA), 1938-1940, undated.
Box 64 Folder 15
1939-1940 loans. New York World's Fair (1939-1940), 1939-1940.
Box 65 Folder 1
1940 loans. Boston-Durlacher, 1939-1940.
Box 65 Folder 2
1940 loans. Grand Rapids-Yale, 1939-1940.
Box 65 Folder 3
1941-1943 loans. "War Years." Requests denied, 1940-1943.
Box 65 Folder 4
1944 loans, 1944.
Box 65 Folder 5
1945 loans. Boston (MFA)-Chicago (Arts Club), 1945.
Box 65 Folder 6
1945 loans. New London (Lyman Allyn)-Wildenstein, 1944-1945.
Box 65 Folder 7
1946 loans, 1945-1947.
Box 65 Folder 8
1947 loans. Belgium-New York, 1946-1947.
Box 65 Folder 9
1947 loans. Phillips-Wildenstein, 1946-1947.
Box 65 Folder 10
1948 loans. Basel-Fogg, 1947-1948.
Box 65 Folder 11
1948 loans. Metropolitan-Worcester, 1947-1949.
Box 65 Folder 12
1949 loans, 1948-1950.
Box 66 Folder 1
1950 loans. Corcoran-Suffolk, 1949-1950.
Box 66 Folder 2
1950 loans. Toledo-Wildenstein (for Public Ed. Assoc.), 1949-1950.
Box 66 Folder 3
1951 loans. Birmingham-Ottawa, 1951-1952.
Box 66 Folder 4
1951 loans. Syracuse-University, 1950-1952.
Box 66 Folder 5
1952 loans, 1951-1953.
Box 66 Folder 6
1953 loans, 1952-1953.
Box 66 Folder 7
1954 loans, 1954.
Box 66 Folder 8
1955 loans, 1954-1955.
Box 66 Folder 9
1956 loans. Bordeaux-Peale, 1955-1957.
Box 66 Folder 10
1956 loans. Phillips-Zurich, 1955-1957.
Box 66 Folder 11
1957 loans. American-Houston (MFA), 1956-1958.
Box 67 Folder 1
1957 loans. Milwaukee-Vicenza, 1957.
Box 67 Folder 2
1958 loans, 1957-1959.
Box 67 Folder 3
1959 loans, 1958-1960.
Box 67 Folder 4
1960 loans. American-London (Curtis Council of Great Britain), 1959-1960.
Box 67 Folder 5
1960 loans. Louvre-Temple (Emanu El), 1958-1960.
Box 67 Folder 6
1961 loans, 1960-1961.
Box 67 Folder 7
1962 loans, 1961-1962.
Box 67 Folder 8
1962 loans. Heritage de France exhibition. Toronto and Montreal, 1960-1962.
Box 67 Folder 9
1963 loans, 1962-1963.
Box 67 Folder 10
1964 loans, 1963-1964.
Box 67 Folder 11
1965 loans. Allentown-Israel, 1964-1965.
Box 67 Folder 12
1965 loans. Ottawa-Wildenstein, 1964-1966.
Box 68 Folder 1
1966 loans, 1965-1967.
Box 68 Folder 2
1967 loans, 1966-1967.
Box 68 Folder 3
1967 loans. Bosch exhibition ('s Hertogenbosch, Netherlands), 1967-1968.
Box 68 Folder 4
1968 loans, 1967-1968.
Box 68 Folder 5
1969 loans, 1968-1969.
Box 68 Folder 6
1970 loans, 1968-1970.
Box 68 Folder 7
1971 loans, 1970-1971.
Box 68 Folder 8
1972 loans, 1971-1972.
Box 68 Folder 9
1973 loans, 1974-1974.
Box 68 Folder 10
Scope and Content Note

The exhibitions documented in this subseries consist of those featuring works of art solely from the Johnson Collection as well as those drawing on objects from the Johnson and Museum collections. Folders are identified by exhibition title and arranged in chronological order of exhibition opening date. The first exhibition documented was held in the Spring of 1979 featuring sixteen works on paper. While the Johnson Collection was widely recognized for its numerous paintings, this exhibition brought attention to its important nineteenth-century drawings and watercolors. The artists best represented in the show were Edgar Degas and Léon-Augustin Lhermitte.

Listed after the exhibition files are those documenting outgoing loans from the Johnson Collection. Beginning with 1974 loans, folders are identified by year and exhibition dates. Files are arranged in chronological order by exhibition opening date. A photocopy of the original folder title, which identifies the work of art lent, the borrowing institution and exhibition dates is included with corresponding material. Because it is unclear whether the loans were realized, four 1987 loan requests were identified during processing as "Requests withdrawn?"

Maintained separately by curatorial staff, additional exhibition files are included in the "1973-1992" subseries of the "Subjects" series.

Arrangement

Exhibition files are in chronological order by opening date of exhibition. Loan files are chronologically arranged by year of loan.

Works on Paper (Spring 1979). Label copy. Drafts, undated.
Box 75 Folder 1
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. Konefal, Irene. "Drawings by Miller and Lhermitte in the Johnson Collection." Bulletin (Philadephia Museum of Art) 75 (March 1979): 16-24.

Works on Paper (Spring 1979). Research. Cat. 954, 963, 969-971, 989, 1034, 1061, undated.
Box 75 Folder 2
Works on Paper (Spring 1979). Research. Cat. 1045, 1046 (Millet). Incl. correspondence, 1979, undated.
Box 75 Folder 3
Works on Paper (Spring 1979). Research. Cat. 1079. Incl. correspondence and draft writings, 1979, undated.
Box 75 Folder 4
Works on Paper (Spring 1979). Research. Miscellaneous. Incl. correspondence, 1978-1979, undated.
Box 75 Folder 5
Works on Paper (Spring 1979). Research. Miscellaneous. Notebooks (2). [1:2], undated.
Box 75 Folder 6
Works on Paper (Spring 1979). Research. Miscellaneous. Notebooks (2). [2:2], undated.
Box 75 Folder 7
Works on Paper (Spring 1979). Work orders, 1978-1979.
Box 75 Folder 8
"A Closer Look at Paintings from the Johnson Collection: Related Works and Reconstructions".
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VI. Exhibitions, loans and events / B. 1974-1990 / f. Fragments (March-June 1980). Administration. Memos.

Fragments (March-June 1980). Administration. Memos, 1977-1980.
Box 75 Folder 9
Fragments (March-June 1980). Administration. Purchase requisitions, 1980.
Box 75 Folder 10
Fragments (March-June 1980). Installation design. Floor plans and notes, undated.
Box 75 Folder 11
Fragments (March-June 1980). Installation photographs. Incl. duplicate set, undated.
Box 75 Folder 12
Fragments (March-June 1980). Label copy. Drafts. Incl. 1981 note, 1981, undated.
Box 76 Folder 1
Fragments (March-June 1980). Photograph enlargements, correspondence and other papers. Incl. negatives, 1980, undated.
Box 76 Folder 2
Fragments (March-June 1980). Photograph requests. Correspondence, 1973, 1977-1980.
Box 76 Folder 3
Fragments (March-June 1980). Press release and reviews. Clippings. Incl. correspondence, 1980.
Box 76 Folder 4
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. John G. Johnson Collection. Clipping and photocopies.

Fragments (March-June 1980). Research. [1:2], undated.
Box 76 Folder 5
Fragments (March-June 1980). Research. [2:2], undated.
Box 76 Folder 6
Fragments (March-June 1980). Research. Correspondence, 1979-1980.
Box 76 Folder 7
Fragments (March-June 1980). Research. Sculpture, undated.
Box 76 Folder 8
Fragments (March-June 1980). Works not included. Notes and other papers, 1980, undated.
Box 76 Folder 9
Dutch 17th century landscapes (October 1980-January 1981). Memos and other papers, 1980, undated.
Box 76 Folder 10
"Venice and the grand tour" (April-October 1981). Administration. Memos and other papers, 1980-1981, undated.
Box 76 Folder 11
"Venice and the grand tour" (April-October 1981). Installation photographs, 1981.
Box 76 Folder 12
"Venice and the grand tour" (April-October 1981). Label copy. Drafts, 1981.
Box 76 Folder 13
"Venice and the grand tour" (April-October 1981). Object lists, undated.
Box 76 Folder 14
"Venice and the grand tour" (April-October 1981). Press release, reviews and other publicity. Clippings and ephemera, 1981.
Box 76 Folder 15
"Venice and the grand tour" (April-October 1981). Research, undated.
Box 77 Folder 1
"Venice and the grand tour" (April-October 1981). Research. Correspondence, 1980-1981.
Box 77 Folder 2
"Venice and the grand tour" (April-October 1981). Research. Guardi, Francesco. "Regatta on the Grand Canal." Cat. 307, undated.
Box 77 Folder 3
"The Unnatural History of Dragons" (December 1981-June 1982). Administration. Correspondence and notes. Incl. schedule of events, 1981-1982, undated.
Box 77 Folder 4
"The Unnatural History of Dragons" (December 1981-June 1982). Bulletin article. Drafts, notes and publications, 1981, undated.
Box 77 Folder 5
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. John G. Johnson Collection. Clipping and photocopies.

"The Unnatural History of Dragons" (December 1981-June 1982). Installations photos, undated.
Box 77 Folder 6
"The Unnatural History of Dragons" (December 1981-June 1982). Label copy. Drafts, undated.
Box 77 Folder 7
"The Unnatural History of Dragons" (December 1981-June 1982). Research, 1981, undated.
Box 77 Folder 8
"The Unnatural History of Dragons" (December 1981-June 1982). Research. Bordone, Paris. "St. Jerome in the Wilderness." Cat. 206, undated.
Box 77 Folder 9
"The Unnatural History of Dragons" (December 1981-June 1982). Research. "Serpent problem." Incl. correspondence, 1982, undated.
Box 77 Folder 10
"The Unnatural History of Dragons" (December 1981-June 1982). Responses. Correspondence, 1982.
Box 77 Folder 11
"The Unnatural History of Dragons" (December 1981-June 1982). Reviews and other publications. Clippings, 1981-1982.
Box 77 Folder 12
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. John G. Johnson Collection. Clipping and photocopies.

"The Unnatural History of Dragons" (December 1981-June 1982). TV program. Correspondence, object photographs and other papers, 1982-1983.
Box 77 Folder 13
"Ninetheenth Century French Drawings" (Aug-November 1982). Correspondence and other papers, 1982, undated.
Box 78 Folder 1
"Ninetheenth Century French Drawings from the Collection" (Aug-November 1982). Label copy and other writings, undated.
Box 78 Folder 2
"Ninetheenth Century French Drawings from the Collection" (Aug-November 1982). Reviews and other publicity. Clippings, 1982.
Box 78 Folder 3
"Ninetheenth Century French Drawings from the Collection" (Aug-November 1982). Reviews and other publicity. Clippings, 1982.
Box 78 Folder 3
"The John G. Johnson Collection: Painting from Siena" (December 1984-February 1985). Administrative. Correspondence and other papers. Incl. draft writings, 1983, undated.
Box 78 Folder 4
"The John G. Johnson Collection: Painting from Siena" (December 1984-February 1985). Label copy. Drafts and proof, 1983.
Box 78 Folder 5
"The John G. Johnson Collection: Painting from Siena" (December 1984-February 1985). Label photographs. Prints and negatives. Incl. schematic, undated.
Box 78 Folder 6
"The John G. Johnson Collection: Painting from Siena" (December 1984-February 1985) Installation photographs. Color Slides, undated.
Box 78 Folder 7
"The John G. Johnson Collection: Painting from Siena" (December 1984-February 1985) Press release, reviews and other publicity. Clippings and ephemera, 1983-1984.
Box 78 Folder 8
"Masters of 17th Century Dutch Genre Painting"(March-May 1984). Administration. Correspondence and other papers. Incl. loan documents, 1984.
Box 78 Folder 9
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VI. Exhibitions, loans and events / B. 1974-1990 / f. Loans. Miscellaneous correspondence.

"Masters of 17th Century Dutch Genre Painting"(March-May 1984). Conservation. Incl. examination and treatment reports, 1983, undated.
Box 78 Folder 10
"From the Collections: Paintings by John Constable" (August 1984-January 1985). Administration. Correspondence and other papers. Incl. checklists, 1984, undated.
Box 78 Folder 11
"From the Collections: Paintings by John Constable" (August 1984-January 1985). Conservation. Work orders, 1984.
Box 78 Folder 12
"From the Collections: Paintings by John Constable" (August 1984-January 1985). Label copy and other writings. Drafts and memos, 1984, undated.
Box 78 Folder 13
"From the Collections: Paintings by John Constable" (August 1984 - January 1985). Reviews. Clipping, 1984.
Box 78 Folder 14
"From the Collections: Spanish Gothic Painting" ( January-July 1985). Event memo, 1984.
Box 78 Folder 15
"From the Collections: Spanish Gothic Painting" ( January-July 1985). Installation photograph, undated.
Box 78 Folder 16
"From the Collections: Spanish Gothic Painting" ( January-July 1985). Label copy. Drafts and memos, 1984.
Box 78 Folder 17
"From the Collections: Spanish Gothic Painting" ( January-July 1985). Object images. Photographs, reprints and photocopies, undated.
Box 78 Folder 18
"From the Collections: Spanish Gothic Painting" ( January-July 1985). Object lists, 1984, undated.
Box 78 Folder 19
"Italian Renaissance Potraits" (August-Oct 1985). Correspondence and other papers. Incl. object list, 1984-1986.
Box 78 Folder 20
"Italian Renaissance Portraits" (August-October 1985). Installation photographs, undated.
Box 78 Folder 21
"Italian Renaissance Portraits" (August-October 1985). Label copy. Draft, undated.
Box 78 Folder 22
"Italian Renaissance Portraits" (August-October 1985). Reviews and other publicity. Clippings, 1985.
Box 78 Folder 23
"European Sculpture and Decorative Art: Acquisitions by David DuBon, 1958-1985" (March-October 1987). Correspondence, 1986-1987.
Box 78 Folder 24
"From the Collections: The Hague School" (December 1987-November 1988). Correspondence and other papers. Incl. press release, 1986-1987, undated.
Box 79 Folder 1
"From the Collections: The Hague School" (December 1987-November 1988). Label copy. Drafts and proof, 1987, undated.
Box 79 Folder 2
"From the Collections: The Hague School" (December 1987-November 1988). Label copy. Drafts, notes and object photographs, undated.
Box 79 Folder 3
"From the Collections: The Hague School" (December 1987-November 1988). Object lists and other notes, undated.
Box 79 Folder 4
"From the Collections: The Hague School" (December 1987-November 1988). Related objects at other museums. Correspondence and notes, 1908, undated.
Box 79 Folder 5
"From the Collections: The Hague School" (December 1987-November 1988). Research, undated.
Box 79 Folder 6
"John G. Johnson: Collector of Contemporary Art" (December 1988-March 1989). Correspondence and other papers, 1988, undated.
Box 79 Folder 7
"John G. Johnson: Collector of Contemporary Art" (December 1988-March 1989). Installation photographs, undated.
Box 79 Folder 8
"John G. Johnson: Collector of Contemporary Art" (December 1988-March 1989). Lable copy. Proof and photocopies of final, undated.
Box 79 Folder 9
"John G. Johnson: Collector of Contemporary Art" (December 1988-March 1989). Lable copy. Incl. notes, undated.
Box 79 Folder 10
"John G. Johnson : Collector of Contemporary Art" (December 1988-March 1989). Lecture given by L. Nichols, January 8 1989. Ts, 1989.
Box 79 Folder 11
"John G. Johnson: Collector of Contemporary Art" (December 1988-March 1989). Research, undated.
Box 79 Folder 12
"John G. Johnson: Collector of Contemporary Art" (December 1988-March 1989). Reviews and other publicity. Clippings, 1989.
Box 79 Folder 13
"The Sadelers: Engravers from the Golden Age of Antwerp and Prague (April-July 1989). Correspondence [and label copy?]. Incl. proposal, 1988-1989.
Box 79 Folder 14
"The Sadelers: Engravers from the Golden Age of Antwerp and Prague (April-July 1989). Review and other publicity. Incl. Bulletin, Spring 1989, 1989.
Box 79 Folder 15
"From the Collections: Rubens and the Oil Sketch" (November 1989-February 1990). Correspondence , press release and review, 1989, undated.
Box 79 Folder 16
"From the Collections: Rubens and the Oil Sketch" (November 1989-February 1990). Installation photographs. Incl. design notes and other papers, 1989, undated.
Box 79 Folder 17
"From the Collections: Rubens and the Oil Sketch" (November 1989-February 1990). Label copy. Proof, undated.
Box 79 Folder 18
"From the Collections: Rubens and the Oil Sketch" (November 1989-February 1990). Lecture given January 7, 1990. Drafts, undated.
Box 79 Folder 19
"From the Collections: Rubens and the Oil Sketch" (November 1989-February 1990). Friends Tour lecture, given January 21, 1990. Notes and other papers, 1990, undated.
Box 79 Folder 20
"From the Collections: Rubens and the Oil Sketch" (November 1989-February 1990). Loans (incoming). Correspondence and other papers, 1989-1990.
Box 79 Folder 21
"From the Collections: Rubens and the Oil Sketch" (November 1989-February 1990). Object list and notes. Incl. memos and object photographs, 1989, undated.
Box 79 Folder 22
"From the Collections: Rubens and the Oil Sketch" (November 1989-February 1990). Research notes. "Intro.", undated.
Box 79 Folder 23
John G. Johnson (1841-1917): A Celebration of 150 Years (March 30-July 14, 1991).
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. 150th Birthday celebration (April 4, 1991) memo, photos, exhibition checklist and clippings.

Cancelled Exhibition. Landseer/Animal painting. Memo, photographs, research notes and label copy drafts, 1981, undated.
Box 79 Folder 24
Cancelled Exhibitions. Correspondence and other papers, 1986-1987.
Box 79 Folder 25
Proposed exhibition. Northern Renaissance Painting. 1988. Draft writing and notes, undated.
Box 79 Folder 26
1974 Loans. March 29-June 30, 1973-1974, undated.
Box 80 Folder 1
1974 Loans. September 18-November 10, 1974-1975, undated.
Box 80 Folder 2
1974 Loans. Refused, 1974-1975, undated.
Box 80 Folder 3
1975 Loans. April 19-June 29, 1975-1976.
Box 80 Folder 4
1975 Loans. May 7-June 28, 1975, undated.
Box 80 Folder 5
1975 Loans. July 9-August 31. Later dates elsewhere, 1974-1976.
Box 80 Folder 6
1975 Loans. October 24-November 30, 1973-1975, undated.
Box 80 Folder 7
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. John G. Johnson Collection. Photocopies. Incl. cover letters.

1975 Loans. Refused, 1975-1976.
Box 80 Folder 8
1976 Loans. February 18-April 25, 1975-1976, undated.
Box 80 Folder 9
1976 Loans. September 29-November 30, 1976-1977, undated.
Box 80 Folder 10
1976 Loans. October 14-Dec 15. Later dates elsewhere, 1976-1977, undated.
Box 80 Folder 11
1976 Loans. November 26, 1976 -February 14, 1977, 1974-1977, undated.
Box 80 Folder 12
1976 Loans. December 21, 1976-March 31, 1977. Later dates elsewhere, 1976-1977.
Box 80 Folder 13
1976 Loans. December 3, 1976-Jan 16, 1977. Later dates elsewhere, 1976-1978, undated.
Box 80 Folder 14
1977 Loans. May 12-July 24, 1976-1977, undated.
Box 80 Folder 15
1977 Loans. July 16-October 9, 1977, undated.
Box 80 Folder 16
1977 Loans. October 1-December 11, 1977, undated.
Box 80 Folder 17
1977 Loans. October 1, 1977-January 2, 1978, 1975-1977, undated.
Box 80 Folder 18
1977 Loans. December 4, 1977-January 8 1978, 1976-1978, undated.
Box 81 Folder 1
1977 Loans. Refused, 1976-1978.
Box 81 Folder 2
1978 Loans. January 28-March 26. Later dates elsewhere, 1976-1978, undated.
Box 81 Folder 3
1978 Loans. March 19-May 7, 1977-1978, undated.
Box 81 Folder 4
1978 Loans. May 17-July 30, 1976-1978.
Box 81 Folder 5
1978 Loans. August 27-December 8, 1975-1978.
Box 81 Folder 6
1978 Loans. October 2-November 27. Later dates elsewhere, 1977, undated.
Box 81 Folder 7
1978 Loans. Refused, 1978.
Box 81 Folder 8
1979 Loans. January 26-Aug 30. Request withdrawn, 1978, undated.
Box 81 Folder 9
1979 Loans. November 2, 1979-Jan 6, 1980, 1978-1979, undated.
Box 81 Folder 10
1979 Loans. December 15, 1979-April 10, 1980, 1979-1980.
Box 81 Folder 11
1979 Loans. Unrealized?, 1979-1979.
Box 81 Folder 12
1979 Loans. Refused, 1978-1979.
Box 81 Folder 13
Loans. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1979.
Box 81 Folder 14
1980 Loans. May 28-September 1, 1978-1980, undated.
Box 81 Folder 15
1980 Loans. September 28-December 28, 1979-1980, undated.
Box 81 Folder 16
1980 Loans, October 30, 1980-January 11, 1981, 1979-1981, undated.
Box 81 Folder 17
1980 Loans. Nov 2, 1980-January 4, 1981. Later dates elsewhere, 1979-1981, undated.
Box 81 Folder 18
1980 Loans. November 11, 1980-June 4, 1982, 1978-1982, undated.
Box 81 Folder 19
1980 Loans. Refused, 1977-1981.
Box 81 Folder 20
Loans. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1980.
Box 81 Folder 21
1981 Loans. November 1, 1981-March 15, 1982, 1981-1982, undated.
Box 81 Folder 22
1981 Loans. Refused, 1980-1981.
Box 82 Folder 1
Loans. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1981.
Box 82 Folder 2
1982 Loans. February 24-April 4, 1981-1982, undated.
Box 82 Folder 3
1982 Loans. April 13-June 13, 1981-1982, undated.
Box 82 Folder 4
1982 Loans. May 29-August 4. Later dates elsewhere, 1982.
Box 82 Folder 5
1982 Loans. August 27-October 17. Later dates elsewhere, 1981-1983, undated.
Box 82 Folder 6
1982 Loans. November 9, 1982-February 7, 1983, 1981-1983, undated.
Box 82 Folder 7
1982 Loans. Orphans' Court petitions, correspondence and legal documents, 1981-1982.
Box 82 Folder 8
1982 Loans. Refused, 1981-1982.
Box 82 Folder 9
Loans. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1982, undated.
Box 82 Folder 10
1983 Loans. January 20-March 31. Later dates elsewhere, 1981-1983, undated.
Box 82 Folder 11
1983 Loans. February 19-April 17, 1982-1983, undated.
Box 82 Folder 12
1983 Loans. April 13-September 5, 1974-1990, undated.
Box 82 Folder 13
1983 Loans. April 15-August 1. Later dates elsewhere, 1981-1984, undated.
Box 82 Folder 14
1983 Loans. September [no date span, unrealized], 1980-1981, undated.
Box 82 Folder 15
1983 Loans. October 14, 1983-January 16, 1984, 1982-1983.
Box 82 Folder 16
1983 Loans. October 27, 1983-January 29, 1984, 1982-1984, undated.
Box 82 Folder 17
1983 Loans. November 25, 1983-March 11, 1984, 1983-1984, undated.
Box 82 Folder 18
1983 Loans. Refused, 1983.
Box 82 Folder 19
Loans. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1983.
Box 82 Folder 20
1984 Loans. March 2-April 29, 1983-1984, undated.
Box 82 Folder 21
1984 Loans. April 24-May 24, 1979-1984, undated.
Box 83 Folder 1
1984 Loans. May 15-August 28 [unrelaized?], 1983-1984.
Box 83 Folder 2
1984 Loans. Refused, 1984.
Box 83 Folder 3
Loans. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1984.
Box 83 Folder 4
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VI. Exhibitions, loans and events / B. 1974-1990 / f. "Masters of 17th Century Dutch Genre Painting"(March-May 1984). Administration. Correspondence and other papers. Incl. loan documents.

1985 Loans. November 14, 1985-February 23, 1986. Later dates elsewhere, 1983-1986, undated.
Box 83 Folder 5
Loans. Miscellaneous correspondence and other papers, 1985.
Box 83 Folder 6
1986 Loans. January 16-April 6. Later dates elsewhere, 1984-1986.
Box 83 Folder 7
1986 Loans. March-September Conservation consultation, 1986.
Box 83 Folder 8
1986 Loans. March 25-May 15, 1985-1986.
Box 83 Folder 9
1986 Loans. May 1-June 30, 1986, undated.
Box 83 Folder 10
1986 Loans. October 1, 1986-January 4, 1987, 1984-1986.
Box 83 Folder 11
1986 Loans. October 20, 1986-January 11, 1987, 1985-1986.
Box 83 Folder 12
1986 Loans. October 31-December 29. Later dates elsewhere, 1986, undated.
Box 83 Folder 13
1986 Loans. December 20, 1986-May 4, 1987, 1985-1987, undated.
Box 83 Folder 14
1986 Loans. Refused. Incl. cancellation, 1984-1986.
Box 83 Folder 15
Loans. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1986.
Box 83 Folder 16
1987 Loans. March 28-June 14, 1985-1987, undated.
Box 83 Folder 17
1987 Loans. Refused, 1986.
Box 83 Folder 18
1987 Loans. [Requests withdrawn], 1986-1987, undated.
Box 83 Folder 19
Loans. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1987.
Box 83 Folder 20

Scope and Content Note

This series primarily documents the steps taken by the Philadelphia Museum of Art to care for the Johnson Collection, make it more accessible to the public and provide proper housing for its display and storage. By extension, the series documents how such steps were done in concert with the City, to whom Johnson bequeathed his art collection, and the bank that Johnson designated as the Trustee of his residuary estate--and with the required approval of Philadelphia Orphans' Court.

Originally processed in 2004, the first four subseries consist of invoices and other papers concerning construction and renovation of the galleries, storage and office spaces, correspondence and various forms regarding the guards employed specifically for the guardianship of the Johnson Collection, and statistics related to gallery traffic. Inventories, legal documents, correspondence, notes and auction catalogs are the primary documentation of the final subseries, "Collection Management." There is minimal documentation of maintenance of the Johnson Collection's previous home, 510 S. Broad Street.

Physical Description

8.25 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

In June of 1962, Henri Marceau approached George L. Stout, Director of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, with his concerns about the humidity levels in the Johnson galleries and its adverse effect on the condition of the collection. Stout, who had recently updated the climate control system at his museum, agreed to survey the galleries. His subsequent risk assessment, submitted to the Pennsylvania Company in August of that year, helped to direct the overhaul of the humidification system in the galleries.

This subseries also includes correspondence and specifications from Robert J. Sigel, Inc., consulting engineers for the climate control project, and various material about lighting and security systems.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject.

Humidification, 1962, undated.
Box 27 Folder 1
Humidification, 1963-1965.
Box 27 Folder 2
Humidification, 1966-1972.
Box 27 Folder 3
Humidification readings, 1956, 1965, 1971-1973.
Box 27 Folder 4
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Humidification readings. Forms and notes.

Humidification specifications. 1:2, 1965.
Box 27 Folder 5
Humidification specifications. 2:2. Oversize, 1965.
Box 1005 Folder 8
Humidification vendor catalogues, undated.
Box 27 Folder 6
Security systems, 1959-1962.
Box 27 Folder 8
Stout, George L. Correspondence. Includes risk assesment and recommendations for Johnson galleries, 1962.
Box 27 Folder 9
Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.). Recommendations re humidification of Johnson Galleries, 1962.
Box 27 Folder 10
Lighting, 1941-1942.
Box 27 Folder 7
Scope and Content Note

The bulk of this subseries consists of material regarding the preparation of the galleries at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for the arrival of the Johnson Collection in 1933. The remainder of material pertains to various subsequent refurbishing and upkeep projects within the Museum's galleries, and restoration work at 510 S. Broad Street, the original home of the Johnson Collection. This subseries is comprised of correspondence, expenses lists, bills and receipts.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject.

Benches in Johnson galleries, 1941.
Box 27 Folder 11
Construction of Johnson galleries at PMA. Correspondence, bills and reciepts, 1932-July, 1933.
Box 27 Folder 12
Construction of Johnson galleries at PMA. Correspondence, bills and reciepts, August 1933-1934.
Box 27 Folder 13
Construction of Johnson galleries at PMA. Expense lists, circa 1932-1934.
Box 27 Folder 14
Lexol leather conditioner, 1943.
Box 27 Folder 15
"Preliminary outline and specification for architectural additions and revisions to the John G. Johnson collection in the PMA....", undated.
Box 27 Folder 16
Request list and invoices for supplies, 1969, undated.
Box 27 Folder 17
Restoration of party wall at 510 S. Broad St., 1934-1936.
Box 27 Folder 18
Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains monthly attendance reports for the Johnson galleries. Attendance is accounted for each day from 1945 to 1965. In addition, this subseries contains comparative summaries of income and operation costs presumably tallied in 1955. For similar reports created later, see the "1973-1992" subseries of the "Subjects" series for files entitled "Gallery Check daily reports"

Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject.

Attendance reports, 1923-1933.
Box 28 Folder 1
Attendance reports, 1933-1935.
Box 28 Folder 2
Attendance reports, 1936-1938.
Box 28 Folder 3
Attendance reports, 1939-1941.
Box 28 Folder 4
Attendance reports, 1942-1944.
Box 28 Folder 5
Attendance reports, 1945-1950.
Box 28 Folder 6
Attendance reports, 1951-1956.
Box 28 Folder 7
Attendance reports, 1957-1964, July, 1965.
Box 28 Folder 8
Study of operation costs. 1955 vs. 1931-32, 1955.
Box 28 Folder 9
Summary of income, 1955.
Box 28 Folder 10
Scope and Content Note

The Pennsylvania Company provided seven guards to the Johnson Collection, who wore blue uniforms rather than the gray of the Museum-employed guards. This subseries consists of 1949-1971 personnel files for the guards, private watchman certificates and special schedules, and information regarding minimum wage. Later dated "Guards" files are included in the "1973-1992" subseries of the "Subject" series.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject.

Personnel files: A-L, 1949-1971, undated.
Box 28 Folder 11
Personnel files: M-T, 1952-1969.
Box 28 Folder 12
Personnel. Miscellaneous papers, 1965, undated.
Box 28 Folder 13
Private watchman certificates and renewal requests. Includes notes, 1959-1967, undated.
Box 28 Folder 14
Roster and rules, 1965-1968, undated.
Box 28 Folder 15
Salaries. General correspondence, 1942-1966.
Box 28 Folder 16
Salaries. General correspondence, 1967-1972, undated.
Box 28 Folder 17
Salaries. Substitute guards. Correspondence, 1964-1966.
Box 28 Folder 18
Schedules. Vacation and van Gogh exhibition, 1967-1972.
Box 28 Folder 19
Schedules. Wednesday nights. Correspondence, 1967-1970.
Box 28 Folder 20
Uniforms and shirts, 1963-1970.
Box 28 Folder 21
Scope and Content Note

A significant amount of the 2012 accrued material necessitated the creation of this subseries (and the elimination of the "Storage and Installation" subseries assigned in the 2004 processing). The additional material allows for a more expansive understanding of the issues involved in managing the Johnson Collection. These issues are broadly identified by sub-subseries; namely, inventories (both Court-mandated and internal), legal proceedings and disposition. The latter documents collection relocation, installation and storage, as well as deaccessions. Files of more general collection management issues, which were processed in 2004 comprise the "Miscellany" sub-subseries.

Scope and Content Note

Of note in this subseries are the few files regarding disaster plans as well as a 1920 report prepared by a five-member committee appointed by Philadelphia's Mayor J. Hampton Moore. With most of the works of art in storage and requiring insurance, done at a cost to the City, the Mayor directed the committee to make recommendations regarding the storage, restoration and exhibition of the Johnson Collection. Addressing a number of issues, the commission was of the opinion that "a gallery in the new Art Museum would be a proper place of the exhibition of the pictures. The museum referred to was the building then under construction at the top of the Parkway--the future home of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject.

Air raid and other disaster plans. Lists of objects recommended for special storage and evacuation, undated.
Box 29 Folder 1
Air raid and other disaster plans. Memos re procedures, 1941-1942, undated.
Box 29 Folder 2
Air raid and other disaster plans. Publications. Incl. Ts, 1939-1942, undated.
Box 29 Folder 3
Curator's reports. Incl. estimated budgets, 1928-1932.
Box 29 Folder 4
Frame for van Eyck painting, 1931.
Box 29 Folder 5
Packing list [of furniture?]. By container number and 1917-1918 inventory numbers, undated.
Box 29 Folder 6
Relocation of Johnson Collection storage. Checklists, 1953-1958, undated.
Box 29 Folder 7
Report of the Committee appointed by Hon. J. Hampton Moore, mayor. [3 copies], 1920.
Box 29 Folder 8
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 3. Legal proceedings

Rugs, draperies and upholstered furniture stored at warehouse. Correspondence and packing record, 1920-1931.
Box 29 Folder 9
Vinylite labels, 1941, 1944, 1950.
Box 29 Folder 10
Unidentifed notes, undated.
Box 29 Folder 11
Scope and Content Note

Johnson's art library consisted of more than 2,500 books, periodicals, and auction catalogs (referred to as "sales" in these inventories). The library came to the Museum at the same time the art collection was transferred. It originally was housed in the curatorial offices, and only came to the Museum Library in the early 1990s. Library inventories are recorded on index cards. All but one include publications issued after 1917 and therefore reflect purchases made by the Johnson Collection curatorial staff. The exception is the "Books" inventory filed by the numbers assigned in the 1917 inventory and appraisal. "Books" also include exhibition catalogues and journal volumes. "Sales catalogs" is the term used by the curatorial staff for auction catalogs. The alphabetical inventory is filed by collector name with auction information noted in the upper right corner of each card.

Object inventories include documentation of two examinations that were conducted in 1955 and 1968 in compliance with orders of the city's Orphans' Court. The purpose of these examinations was to ascertain whether the works of art listed in the 1917 inventory and appraisment were "in fact in existence and presently located in the Philadelphia Museum of Art." For the 1955 inventory, each of the six examiners documented here had their own copies of the full inventory to mark up and sign. These inventories, as well as signed certifications, are included below. While there are only two unsigned copies of the 1968 examination in these files, the related certification is signed by all six examiners.

Based on the notation of object condition in the reports generated in the 1976 inspection and the type of documentation used in the 1979 inspection, both apparently were conducted by conservation staff.

Arrangement

Library inventories precede object inventories. Files in each subgroup are in chronological order.

See Also:

John G. Johnson Papers / III. Estate / f. Annotated inventory and appraisal (1917), addenda and supplementary addenda (1918). Copy of City of Philadelphia. Annotations by B. Sweeny (1971) and objects for family (undated).

Library. Books. By 1917 inventory numbers. "Rare...last checked 1944." Index cards, circa 1925-1944.
Box 95 Folder 1
Library. Books. A-N. Published 1773-1950; bulk 1850-1915. Index cards, circa 1925-1950.
Box 95 Folder 2
Library. Books. O-Z. Published 1773-1915; bulk 1850-1915. Index cards, circa 1925-1950.
Box 96 Folder 1
Library. Books. A-Z. Incl. 1950s-1970s publications. Card catalog, undated.
Box 97 Folder 1
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 2. Inventories / f. Library. Sales catalogs. A-F. circa 1741-1930 auctions. Index cards.

Library. Books. As checked in 1946 and 1951. Incl. list of books not located, w/1964 annotations. Lists, undated.
Box 29 Folder 12
Library. Journals. "Art Journal." Numbers owned by Johnson, 1849-1889. List, undated.
Box 29 Folder 13
Library. Journals. "Burlington Magazine." Numbers owned by Johnson, 1903-1915. List, undated.
Box 29 Folder 14
Library. Journals. "Connoisseur." Numbers owned by Johnson, 1901-1916. List, undated.
Box 29 Folder 15
Library. Sales catalogs. A-F. circa 1741-1930 auctions. Index cards, undated.
Box 96 Folder 2
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 2. Inventories / f. Library. Books. A-Z. Incl. 1950s-1970s publications. Card catalog.

Library. Sales catalogs. G-R. circa 1741-1930 auctions. Index cards, undated.
Box 98 Folder 1
Library. Sales catalogs. S-Z. circa 1741-1930 auctions. Index cards, undated.
Box 99 Folder 1
Library. Sales catalogs. 1741-1879. By auction year. Incl. curator note. Index cards, undated.
Box 99 Folder 2
Library. Sales catalogs. 1880-1930. By auction year. Index cards, undated.
Box 100 Folder 1
Objects. In order of 1913-1914 catalogues. Incl. list of objects not included. Lists (6), undated.
Box 101 Folder 1
Objects. On exhibition at PMA, 1933-1937, undated.
Box 101 Folder 2
Objects. On exhibition at PMA. Incl. 1934 correspondence. Lists w/valuations, 1931, 1934, 1937.
Box 101 Folder 3
Objects. "Every picture in the...collection." Examination conducted May 24-26, 1955. Signed by Evans, Lewis M, 1955.
Box 101 Folder 4
Objects. "Every picture in the...collection." Examination conducted May 24-26, 1955. Signed by Marceau, Henri, 1955.
Box 101 Folder 5
Objects. "Every picture in the...collection." Examination conducted May 24-26, 1955. Signed by Rosen, David. Photocopy, undated.
Box 101 Folder 6
Objects. "Every picture in the...collection." Examination conducted May 24-26, 1955. Signed by Stout, George. Incl. 1968 annotations, 1955, 1968.
Box 101 Folder 7
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 2. Inventories / f. Objects. "Paintings and some sculpture." In galleries, office and storage. Dated July 23, 1968.

Objects. "Every picture in the...collection." Examination conducted May 24-26, 1955. Signed by Sweeny, Barbara, 1955.
Box 101 Folder 8
Objects. "Every picture in the...collection." Examination conducted May 24-26, 1955. Signed by Voetsch, William, 1955.
Box 101 Folder 9
Objects. "Every picture in the...collection." Examination conducted May 24-26, 1955. Unsigned, 1955.
Box 101 Folder 10
Objects. Examiner certification (8). Multiple signatures, 1955.
Box 101 Folder 11
Objects. "Picture count." Lists and cover letter, 1957?, 1962, undated.
Box 102 Folder 1
Objects. Italian paintings. In order of storage location. Lists, 1962.
Box 102 Folder 2
Objects. "Paintings and some sculpture." In galleries, office and storage. Dated July 23, 1968, 1968.
Box 102 Folder 3
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 2. Inventories / f. Objects. "Every picture in the...collection." Examination conducted May 24-26, 1955. Signed by Stout, George. Incl. 1968 annotations.

Objects. "Paintings and some sculpture." In galleries, office and storage. Dated July 23, 1968. Incl. November 1968 annotations, 1968.
Box 102 Folder 4
Objects. Examiner certification (2). Multiple signatures. Incl. cover letter, 1968.
Box 102 Folder 5
Objects. Paintings in storage. In order of school. Incl. 19th century and "red tags", after 1972.
Box 103 Folder 1
Objects. Paintings "boxed in office.", after 1972.
Box 103 Folder 2
Objects. Sculpture [in storage?], after 1972.
Box 103 Folder 3
Objects. In order of gallery numbers. Lists, 1974.
Box 102 Folder 6
Objects. In order of gallery and other locations, incl. Rodin Museum. Lists, annotated, 1974-1975.
Box 102 Folder 7
Objects. Inspection 1976. Incl. condition and other comments. Paintings. Bins 9-29, 1976.
Box 102 Folder 8
Objects. Inspection 1976. Incl. condition and other comments. Paintings. Bins 31-72, 1976.
Box 102 Folder 9
Objects. Inspection 1976. Incl. condition and other comments. Paintings. Bins 73-85, 1976.
Box 104 Folder 1
Objects. Inspection 1976. Incl. condition and other comments. Paintings. Bins 86-98, 1976.
Box 104 Folder 2
Objects. Inspection 1976. Incl. condition and other comments. Paintings. Other locations, 1976.
Box 104 Folder 3
Objects. Inspection 1976. Incl. condition and other comments. Works on paper, sculpture and furniture. Various locations, 1976.
Box 104 Folder 4
Objects. Inspection 1976. Incl. condition and other comments. Various objects "in temporary locations." Incl. 1977 annotations, 1976-1977.
Box 104 Folder 5
Objects. "Inspection 1976?" Incl. condition and other comments. Various objects in various bins. Incl. 1977 annotations, 1976-1977.
Box 104 Folder 6
Objects. Inspection 1979. Paintings. Photocopies of object cards and treatment reports, 1979.
Box 104 Folder 7
Objects. In order of 1917 inventory numbers. Incl. 1917 valuations and later examination remarks. Index cards "replaced b/w 1932 and 1977.", before 1978.
Box 105 Folder 1
Objects. In order of 1917 inventory numbers. Incl. 1917 valuations and later examination remarks. Index cards "replaced 1977.", before 1978.
Box 105 Folder 2
Objects. In alphabetical order of attribution, circa 1985.
Box 105 Folder 3
Scope and Content Note

This sub-subseries primarily consists of legal documents and related correspondence that track the legal arguments and judicial rulings in the location, care and exhibition of the John G. Johnson Collection--from the time of its bequest to the City in 1919 to the early 1980s.

Identified by a term used in legal practice, the "Bibles" beginning this sub-subseries are four binders of documents, most of which were filed with the Orphans' Court of Philadelphia on behalf of the City, Trustee or Museum. The volumes were prepared for the Museum by the law offices of Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel. At that time, the Museum's attorney, John J. Lombard, Jr., was a partner at the firm. The documentation begins with copies of Johnson's will and of the 1917 agreement between the Trustee of the estate (Pennsylvania Bank) and the city. Documents that follow include petitions seeking court approval for various actions of collection disposition, decrees and orders reflecting the presiding judge's decision of said petitions, financial accounting of estate holdings provided by the Trustee, testimonial notes, and expert reports.

Another significant set of files are those compiled by R. Sturgis Ingersoll (1891-1973), a distinguished Philadelphia attorney who had a near forty-year association with the Museum. The files were transferred from the law offices of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll to the Johnson curatorial staff in 1990. The years in which Ingersoll maintained these files roughly correspond with his tenure as the Museum's president--1948-1964. It is therefore possible that these files represent his role as Museum officer rather than legal counsel. Exclusive to this set of files are transcripts from meetings before a court master that took place between 1919 and 1921. These meetings were called to hear testimony supporting the sale of Johnson's residence. The resulting 1921 Master's Report is also included here. Among the Master's conclusions was his finding the City and Trustee justified in moving the art collection from Johnson's by-then ill-suited residence to storage for safe keeping. He also recommended that the court approve the sale of the 510 S. Broad Street property and use the proceeds toward the erection of a new museum in Fairmount Park that would have a wing in which to exhibit Johnson's collection. Also in regard to a new museum are photographs of building models designed circa 1914 by Borie, Trumbauer and Zantzinger, the architectural firm that did win the museum contract. These photographs, which appear to show five different designs, are very significant. According to David Brownlee's 1989 study, the models are believed lost.

The last set of files consist of correspondence with the Museum's legal counsel and that of the Trustee. During the years documented here, John Lombard represented the Museum while associated with the Obermayer law firm and later at the firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

Arrangement

Files within each subject subgroup are in chronological order.

See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 1. Miscellany / f. Report of the Committee appointed by Hon. J. Hampton Moore, mayor. [3 copies]

"Bible of important documents..." Vol. I, 1918-1955, undated.
Box 106 Folder 1
"Bible of important documents..." Vol. II, 1956-1975, undated.
Box 106 Folder 2
"Bible of important documents..." Vol. III, 1979-January 1983, undated.
Box 106 Folder 3
"Bible of important documents..." Vol. IV, March-October 1983, undated.
Box 107 Folder 1
Orphans' Court documents. Third account of [Trustee]. Duplicate of Bible tab no. 18. Incl. cover letter, 1968, 1970.
Box 107 Folder 2
Orphans' Court documents. Report of Amicus Curiae. Incomplete duplicate of Bible tab no. 19. Incl. draft, after February 1969.
Box 107 Folder 3
Orphans' Court documents. Adjudication. Duplicate of Bible tab no. 20. Incl. cover letter, September-October 1970.
Box 107 Folder 4
Orphans' Court documents. Petition for leave to sell...Incl. cover letters, October 1970.
Box 107 Folder 5
Orphans' Court documents. Fourth account of [Trustee]. Duplicate of Bible tab no. 25, 1979.
Box 107 Folder 6
Other documents. Notice of public hearing w/copy of Bill No. 694, 1954.
Box 107 Folder 7
Other documents. Lease agreements 1970-1985 and related court documents.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Lease agreement. 1970. Unsigned photocopy.

Ingersoll files. Cover letter re file transfer, 1990.
Box 107 Folder 8
Ingersoll files. Correspondence, 1954, 1957-1959.
Box 107 Folder 9
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / A. 1926-1972 / 1. General / f. Ingersoll-Iveagh.

Ingersoll files. Correspondence (2) to Turner, Evan H. Incl. documents re Ingersoll testimony at April 10, 1957 hearing, 1964.
Box 107 Folder 10
Ingersoll files. Correspondence re Sidney Frick gift of Johnson portrait to PMA, 1971.
Box 107 Folder 11
Ingersoll files. "Lost" models (5 designs?) of PMA. Designed by Borie, Trumbauer and Zantzinger, c, 1911-1914. Photographs, undated.
Box 107 Folder 12
See Also:

Special Format Records. Photographs / I. Building / A. Design / 3. Models

Ingersoll files. Orphans Court documents. Transcript of Master's meeting, June 18, 1919, 1919.
Box 107 Folder 13
Ingersoll files. Orphans' Court documents. Transcript of Master's meeting, December 13, 1920, 1920.
Box 107 Folder 14
Ingersoll files. Orphans' Court documents. Transcript of Master's meeting, December 20, 1920, 1920.
Box 107 Folder 15
Ingersoll files. Orphans' Court documents. Transcript of Master's meeting, January 10, 1921, 1921.
Box 108 Folder 1
Ingersoll files. Orphans' Court documents. Master's Report re Sur Petition by City for Leave to Sell...", 1921.
Box 108 Folder 2
Ingersoll files. Orphans' Court documents. Petition for...Exhibition at [PMA], 1954.
Box 108 Folder 3
Ingersoll files. Orphans' Court documents. Memorandum for the Auditing Judge, after 1954.
Box 108 Folder 4
Ingersoll files. Orphans' Court documents. Brief on Behalf of First Pennsylvania.., after January 1957.
Box 108 Folder 5
Ingersoll files. Orphans' Court documents. Confirmation of Account.., December 7, 1958.
Box 108 Folder 6
Ingersoll files. Memorandum [to file], 1957.
Box 108 Folder 7
Ingersoll files. Other documents, 1957, 1958, [1968], undated.
Box 108 Folder 8
Museum counsel. Lombard, John Jr., and others. Incl. internal correspondence, January-February 1983.
Box 108 Folder 9
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Lease agreement. 1983. Correspondence and lease drafts.

Museum counsel. Lombard, John Jr. Correspondence, March-October 1983.
Box 108 Folder 10
Museum counsel. Lombard, John Jr. Correspondence, 1989-1990.
Box 108 Folder 11
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Lease agreement. 1989. Correspondence and lease drafts.

Trustee counsel. Saul, Ewing, Remick Saul. Correspondence. Incl. Wm. Wells obituary, 1972-1976.
Box 108 Folder 12
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Trustee counsel. Notes re 1921-1932 files of Saul, Ewing, Remick and Saul. Incl. 1975 file note.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Legal counsel for Trustee of the Johnson estate. Saul, Ewing, Remick and Saul correspondence.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 4. Disposition / f. Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Correspondence. Wells, William H. S. Incl. other papers.

Trustee counsel. Saul, Ewing, Remick Saul. Correspondence, 1982, 1990.
Box 108 Folder 13
Trustee counsel. Saul, Ewing, Remick Saul. Other documents.
Box 108 Folder 14
Other correspondence or legal documents.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / B. 1973-1992 / 1. General / f. Klein, Charles.

Scope and Content Note

This sub-subseries documents in chronological order decisions in the disposition of the Johnson Collection, most of which pertain to its display. First and foremost is the 1933 relocation of the entire collection from Johnson's 510 S. Broad Street residence to the Museum and the Museum's construction of gallery, storage and office spaces to accommodate the transfer. (In 1949 Henri Marceau drafted an argument for not transferring the collection back to Johnson's mansion. His explanatory letter and report are also included here in a separate folder.) The documentation that follows the 1933 relocation pertains, for the most part, to additional gallery construction as well as the installation and reinstallation of objects in the galleries and study space that the Museum directors and Johnson Collection curators initiated through 1976.

A significant number of files, however, pertain to a very different type of disposition that took place from 1970 to 1972; namely, the auctioning off of objects that were never displayed, but rather kept in storage areas. As set out in the Report of Amicus Curiae that was filed with the Orphans' Court in 1969, the furniture and "bric a brac" kept in storage had no artistic value, and Johnson's will gave no legal prohibition to sell. With the Court's approval the following year, some of Johnson's furniture, rugs, sculpture and other miscellaneous items were sold at auctions conducted in Philadelphia at Samuel T. Freeman & Co. and in New York at Parke-Bernet Galleries. Most of the documentation consists of Barbara Sweeny's itemized lists and annotated auction catalogs. Among the several correspondence files are those with John W. Thorn, Trustee representative, and William Wells, attorney for the Trustee. Copies of the 1969 appraisal conducted at the request of the Amicus are also included. The Amicus report and other related legal documents are part of the preceding sub-subseries, "Legal Proceedings."

Currently, the only available documentation of the major 1993 reinstallation of the Johnson Collection is included in the "Clippings" subseries of this collection and in the Anne d'Harnoncourt Records, referenced below.

Arrangement

Chronological.

See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. History of Johnson Collection. Draft writing.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. 1993 reopening of PMA's Medieval and Early Renaissance galleries (Reinstallation, Phase I). Photocopies.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. 1994 and 1995 reopenings of European Art [after 1500] galleries (Reinstallation, Phases II and III). Photocopies.

Anne d'Harnoncourt Records / III. Long-term records / E. Reinstallation project

Relocation (1933). Correspondence (2) w/Fiske Kimball re gallery storage and office construction at PMA, 1933.
Box 109 Folder 1
Relocation (1933). Parking/shipping lists, 1930-1933, undated.
Box 109 Folder 2
Relocation (1933). Press release, undated.
Box 109 Folder 3
Installation (1934-1937). Memos, 1934-1937.
Box 109 Folder 4
New gallery and storage construction (1940-1941). Draft writings, notes and correspondence of Fiske Kimball, 1940-1942, undated.
Box 109 Folder 5
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Scrapbook. 1941 reinstallation opening and conservation techniques. Press release, poster and collection catalogue (in part). Oversized.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. Review of 1941 reinstallation. "Special issue: The John G. Johnson Collection." Art News 40 (November 1-14, 1941). Oversized.

New gallery and storage construction (1940-1941). Installation views (9). Negatives, 1941.
Box 109 Folder 6
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Installations. Views of Johnson galleries, circa 1941. Photographs [1:2].

New gallery and storage construction (1940-1941). Lease agreement. Correspondence, draft writings and notes, 1940, undated.
Box 109 Folder 7
New gallery and storage construction (1940-1941). Memo and list re painting storage, 1940, undated.
Box 109 Folder 8
New gallery and storage construction (1940-1941). Object images (30). [1:2], 1941.
Box 109 Folder 9
New gallery and storage construction (1940-1941). Object images (30). [2:2], 1941.
Box 109 Folder 10
Recommendation (1949) not to return collection residence. Correspondence and [draft?] report, 1949.
Box 109 Folder 11
Additional gallery allocation and reinstallation (1965-1966). Correspondence and plubicity, 1965-1966.
Box 109 Folder 12
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. John G. Johnson Collection. Photocopies. Incl. cover letters.

Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Correspondence. Thorn, John W. [First Pennsylvania Bank, Trustee], 1970.
Box 109 Folder 13
Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Correspondence. Wells, William H. S. Incl. other papers, 1970-March 1970.
Box 109 Folder 14
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 3. Legal proceedings / f. Trustee counsel. Saul, Ewing, Remick & Saul. Correspondence. Incl. Wm. Wells obituary.

Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Correspondence. Wells, William H. S, April 1971-1972.
Box 109 Folder 14
Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Correspondence re rugs. Ellis, Charles Grant, 1969-1971.
Box 109 Folder 16
Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Correspondence re rugs. Hintlian, Neshan G., 1969-1971.
Box 109 Folder 17
Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Appraisal. Incl. annotated copies, 1969.
Box 109 Folder 18
Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Appraisal report, 1969.
Box 109 Folder 19
Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Annotated appraisal report and notes, 1969, undated.
Box 109 Folder 20
Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Legal documents.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 3. Legal proceedings / f. Orphans' Court documents. Report of Amicus Curiae. Incomplete duplicate of Bible tab no. 19. Incl. draft.

Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Shipping to auction houses. Correspondence and lists, 1970, undated.
Box 109 Folder 21
Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Objects retained. Lists, 1969, undated.
Box 109 Folder 22
Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Samuel T. Freeman Co. Furntiure auctions (2). Correspondence, clippings and lists, 1970-1971.
Box 109 Folder 23
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. John G. Johnson Collection. Photocopies. Incl. cover letters.

Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Samuel T. Freeman Co. December 14-17, 1970 auction. Illustrated folder and catalog annotated w/realized sale prices, 1970.
Box 109 Folder 24
Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Samuel T. Freeman Co. January 25-27, 1971 auction. Illustrated folder and catalog annotated w/realized sale prices, 1971.
Box 109 Folder 25
Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Samuel T. Freeman Co. Account statements. Incl. cover letter, 1970-1971.
Box 109 Folder 26
Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Parke-Bernet Galleries. January 13 and 27, 1971 auctions. Catalogs annotated w/realized sale prices. Incl. lists, 1971.
Box 109 Folder 27
Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Parke-Bernet Galleries. January 6 and 10, 1971 auctions. Catalogs annotated w/realized sale prices. Incl. lists, 1971.
Box 110 Folder 1
Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Parke-Bernet Galleries. February 13, 20 and 26, 1971 auctions. Catalogs annotated w/realized sale prices. Incl. lists and clipping, 1971.
Box 110 Folder 2
Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Parke-Bernet Galleries. March 16 and 19, 1971 auctions. Catalogs annotated w/realized sale prices. Incl. lists, 1971.
Box 110 Folder 3
Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Parke-Bernet Galleries. March 24, 26 and 27 1971 auctions. Catalogs annotated w/realized sale prices. Incl. lists, 1971.
Box 110 Folder 4
Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Parke-Bernet Galleries. April 7, 16 and 22, 1971 auctions. Catalogs annotated w/realized sale prices. Incl. lists, 1971.
Box 110 Folder 5
Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Parke-Bernet Galleries. May 19, 21 and 28, 1971 auctions. Catalogs annotated w/realized sale prices. Incl. lists, 1971.
Box 110 Folder 6
Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Parke-Bernet Galleries. November 5, 1971 and April 7, 1972 auctions. Catalogs annotated w/realized sale prices. Incl. lists, 1971-1972.
Box 110 Folder 7
Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Parke-Bernet Galleries. List of realized sale prices, January-April 1971 auctions, 1971.
Box 110 Folder 8
Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Photocopy of 1969 appraisal annotated w/realized sale prices and items kept. Incl. note, 1971, undated.
Box 110 Folder 9
Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Expenses. Correspondence and other papers, 1969-1970, undated.
Box 110 Folder 10
Sale of objects in storage (1970-1972). Miscellaneous papers. Incl. storage photographs (3), 1970, undated.
Box 110 Folder 11
Reinstallation (1976). Correspondence, 1975-1976.
Box 110 Folder 12
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Installations. Objects by gallery. 15105. Reprints. Incl. photocopy of annotated floor plan.

Reinstallation (1976). Other papers, 1975-1977, undated.
Box 110 Folder 13

Scope and Content Note

This series begins with alphabetically arranged files of correspondence regarding Johnson Collection objects sent to other institutions or individuals for conservation work. Earlier restoration of paintings done under Johnson's supervision is documented in his correspondence with Pasquale Farina, which is part of the John G. Johnson Papers. Correspondence, reports and other papers dated after 1972 are included in the "1973-1992" subseries of the "Subjects" series, in folders entitled "Conservation." This subgroup of files ends with various writings by Marceau and David Rosen, the conservator with whom Marceau worked almost exclusively during the mid-1930s and 1940s.

The second subgroup of files consists of oversized prints of paintings from the collection, identified by catalogue and inventory numbers. Most of the images are mounted on boards with affixed labels that identify various conservation or study issues, such as the degree of image magnifaction and the state of the work of art (before, during or after conservation). There are multiple images of most paintings that often depict various details. Since this is the same type of study method adopted by Marceau and Rosen during the 1940s, these images can probably be attributed to them. In fact, Rosen's name appears on the x-ray shadowgraph prints of Inv. 1350. The only images that differ in format are the comparison prints of Cat. 99 and Cat. 1182.

Arrangement

Subject files are in alphabetical order followed by images of works of art, arranged in numerical order by catalogue/inventory numbers.

See Also:

John G. Johnson Papers / I. Correspondence / f. Farina, Pasquale, b. 1894. Correspondence.

Conservation and Technical Research Collection / I. Subjects

Conservation and Technical Research Collection / II. Works of art

Physical Description

3.5 linear feet

Appel, Maxwell H. Conservation of furniture, 1969.
Box 30 Folder 1
Bornot Cleaners, Inc. Rugs, 1958.
Box 30 Folder 2
Farina, Pasquale. Johnson paintings conservator, circa 1909-1916.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Farina, Pasquale, b. 1864. Photograph of Farina in studio and oversized clipping re art forgery. 1919, undated

Fogg Art Museum. Conservation of Johnson objects, 1930-1936.
Box 30 Folder 3
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / A. 1926-1972 / 1. General / f. Fogg Art Museum.

Fogg Art Museum. Conservation of Johnson objects, 1937-1938.
Box 30 Folder 4
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / A. 1926-1972 / 1. General / f. Fogg Art Museum.

Fogg Art Museum. Conservation of Johnson objects, 1939, 1961.
Box 30 Folder 5
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / A. 1926-1972 / 1. General / f. Fogg Art Museum.

Rijksmuseum. Conservation of finding of Moses. Includes radio interview with Barbara Sweeny. Also incl. report on provenance and attribution, 1961-1962, undated.
Box 30 Folder 6
Rosen, David. Incl. summaries of work done, 1936-1941, undated.
Box 30 Folder 7
See Also:

Conservation and Technical Research Collection / I. Subjects / f. Objects at PMA conserved. Correspondence.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / A. 1926-1972 / 1. General / f. Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.).

Conservation and Technical Research Collection / I. Subjects / f. Objects at PMA examined. John G. Johnson Collection. Report on three paintings examined under ultraviolet rays.

Rosen, David. Incl. summaries of work done, 1943-1954.
Box 30 Folder 8
[Rosen, David.] Correspondence w/Elisabeth Packard, Walters Art Gallery, 1965-1970, undated.
Box 30 Folder 9
Siegl, Theodor. Conservation report. Corot, "Landscape with Stream.", 1972.
Box 30 Folder 10
Stout, George and Theodor Siegl. Conservation of del Biondo, Giovanni "Adoration.", 1961.
Box 30 Folder 11
Thompson, Herbert E. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1927-March 1929, undated.
Box 30 Folder 12
Thompson, Herbert E. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, April 1929-1931.
Box 30 Folder 13
Writings, circa 1929-1950, re scientific examination of paintings. Bibliographic notes, undated.
Box 30 Folder 14
Writings. Marceau, Henri and David Rosen. "Daumier: Draftsmand-Painter." Journal of the Walters Art Gallery 3 (1940): 8-41. Photocopy, undated.
Box 30 Folder 15
Writings. Marceau, Henri and Franklin C. Watkins. "Beneath the Paint and Varnish..." Magazine of Art 37 (April 1944): 128-34. Photocopy, undated.
Box 30 Folder 16
Writings. Rosen, David. "Notes on the Preservation of Panel Pictures." Journal of the Walters Art Gallery 4 (1941): 123-27. Photocopy, undated.
Box 30 Folder 17
See Also:

Conservation and Technical Research Collection / I. Subjects / f. Writings. Rosen, David. Article on terra cotta statuette "Le Fordeau." Acquired by Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, MD). [Unpublished?]. Correspondence, clipping, notes and photographs.

Writings. Rosen, David. "Preservation Versus Restoration." Magazine of Art 34 (November 1941): 458-71. Preprint and photocopy, 1941, undated.
Box 30 Folder 18
See Also:

Conservation and Technical Research Collection / I. Subjects / f. Writings. Rosen, David. "Preservation versus Restoration." Magazine of Art 34 (November 1941): 458-71. Figure illustrations (12) w/ captions.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Scrapbook. 1941 reinstallation opening and conservation techniques. Journal articles.

Writings. Rosen, David and Henri Marceau. "A Study in the Use of Photographs in the Identification of Paintings." Technical Studies 6 (October 1937). Reprint, 1937.
Box 30 Folder 19
Cat. 99, related to. Xradiograph print (10x17) of Andrea di Bartolo panels, Lindenau-Museum Altenburg (Germany), undated.
Box 113 Folder 1
Cat. 314, undated.
Box 113 Folder 2
Cat. 318. [1:2], undated.
Box 113 Folder 3
Cat. 318. [2:2], undated.
Box 113 Folder 4
Cat. 326, undated.
Box 113 Folder 5
Cat. 327, undated.
Box 113 Folder 6
Cat. 328, undated.
Box 113 Folder 7
Cat. 334, undated.
Box 113 Folder 8
Cat. 335, undated.
Box 113 Folder 9
Cat. 339, undated.
Box 114 Folder 1
Cat. 352. [1:2], undated.
Box 114 Folder 2
Cat. 352. [2:2], undated.
Box 114 Folder 3
Cat. 355, undated.
Box 114 Folder 4
Cat. 377, undated.
Box 114 Folder 5
Cat. 753. [1:3], undated.
Box 114 Folder 6
Cat. 753. [2:3], undated.
Box 114 Folder 7
Cat. 753. [3:3], undated.
Box 114 Folder 8
Cat. 1176a. Details only, undated.
Box 114 Folder 9
Cat. 1182, undated.
Box 114 Folder 10
Inv. 1329. [1:4], undated.
Box 115 Folder 1
Inv. 1329. [2:4], undated.
Box 115 Folder 2
Inv. 1329. [3:4], undated.
Box 115 Folder 3
Inv. 1329. [4:4], undated.
Box 115 Folder 4
Inv. 1350. [1:3], undated.
Box 115 Folder 5
Inv. 1350. [2:3], undated.
Box 115 Folder 6
Inv. 1350. [3:3], undated.
Box 115 Folder 7
Inv. 2518, undated.
Box 115 Folder 8

Scope and Content Note

Taken as a whole, this series makes evident the constants of curatorial life--research and the many aspects of managing a collection of art. In each subseries, correspondence, draft writings, notes, clippings and photographs are the primary materials that document such activities.

Physical Description

6.5 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Various curatorial and administrative subjects are documented here. Most of the material consists of curatorial research files regarding attribution and provenance of works in the Johnson Collection and in other collections. These file contain a variety of material, including correspondence, photographs, essays and notes. Also notable is Marceau's own personnel file, which contains material related to his career such as his curriculum vitae, awards, his entry in "Who's Who," a press release regarding his retirement, and his obituary.

The desk artifacts, which were part of the 2012 accession, are items found in the drawer of a table that once belonged to John G. Johnson. It was later used as a desk, most likely by curatorial staff. The items were removed and inventoried in 2002 when the table was transferred to storage. According to a label made at that time, the table at some point was in the office of Carl Colozzi, the Museum's assistant director of building services from 1967 to 1980. The artifacts could have been used for curatorial, conservation or general office purposes. Based on the approximate dates that could be determined for some of these items, as well as those transferred to the Conservation Department, these artifacts probably were used between the late 1910s and 1960s.

While most of the items were retained for their obvious function in a curatorial office, two were kept for their documentation of a bit of Philadelphia history. One such artifact is the twelve-inch ruler carrying the message of "A safe & sane rule/Vote Republican party/Gov John S Fisher/US Senator Wm S Vare." Both Fisher and Vare won their respective seats in the 1926 election to which this ruler refers. Their tenures, however, took very different paths. During his 1927-1931 term as governor, Fisher supported election reform acts and by the end of his tenure had the highest approval rating of any Pennsylvania governor to date. Vare, on the other hand, was accused of voter registration fraud. Challenges to his congressional seat lasted for more than three years until finally in December 1929, his fellow senators voted to remove him. The other piece of Philadelphia history is the box of map tacks by the Moore Push Pin Co. In addition to setting up shop in Philadelphia, company founder Edwin Moore is also credited with inventing the first push pin in 1900.

Current museum staff have conjectured the possible use of certain other artifacts. For example, the marking knife could have been used to mark furniture or frame parts. Since the tool has no handle, it can butt up against the wood for better accuracy. The string level could have been used to insure pictures were hung straight. Conservators to this day occasionally use airbrushes to apply varnish to small areas on paintings. Because the German-made Contessa Nettel , circa 1925, uses 2.5" x 3.5" film--a size much smaller than what is used for commercial purposes--it could be considered a high-end amateur camera. It may have been used, therefore, for study purposes rather than for published images of works of art.

There is no explaining the retention of a pocket corkscrew bottle opener, except for its ingenious design and perhaps usefulness in marking the end of a long work week.

Henri Marceau likely assembled the scrapbook of newspaper and magazine articles about the 1941 reinstallation of the Johnson Collection. Because of the poor condition of the scrapbook, which also was included in the 2012 accession, and the uncertainty of the placement of numerous loose articles, the volume was disassembled during processing. The folder titles, however, reflect the original format. "Works of art" files, which are comprised of various material, were also added during the latter processing.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject.

See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Desk artifacts. Note re object removal and desk transfer.

Physical Description

1 linear foot

Artist research file. Contemporay American painters. Notes and excerpts, undated.
Box 31 Folder 1
Artist research file. Corot bibliography. Incl. photocopy of binder cover, undated.
Box 31 Folder 2
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Collection research file. Liechtenstein Collection. List of pictures from Vienna exhibition, 1943. [Separated from Corot binder].

Artist research file. Da Vinci, Leonardo. Essay regarding "lost" painting and photograph, undated.
Box 31 Folder 3
Artist research file. Stevens, Lawrence Tenny. Pamphlet and biographical sketch, undated.
Box 31 Folder 4
Artist research file. Virgil. Essays, undated.
Box 31 Folder 5
Attribution and provenance research file. Daumier, Honore, 1942.
Box 31 Folder 6
Attribution research file. de la Garza Collection. Claessins Anthonie paintings. Correspondence, photographs and notes, 1932, 1939, undated.
Box 31 Folder 7
Attribution research file. Downtown Gallery (New York, undated). Possible Harnett. Correspondence and assessment, 1948, undated.
Box 31 Folder 8
Attribution research file. Haverford College Collection. St. Sebastian, 1964-1968, undated.
Box 31 Folder 9
Attribution research file. Johnson Collection. Correspondence with Cook, Walter W.S., 1929.
Box 31 Folder 10
Attribution research file. Johnson Collection. Correspondence with Friedländer, Max J. and photographs with annotations, 1929.
Box 31 Folder 11
Attribution research file. Johnson Collection. Correspondence with Offner, Richard, 1929-1930.
Box 31 Folder 12
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / A. 1926-1972 / 1. General / f. Offner, Richard, 1889-1965.

Attribution research file. Johnson Collection. Correspondence with Pennsylvania Company and list, 1929.
Box 31 Folder 13
Attribution research file. Johnson Collection. St. Francis receiving the Stigmata, 1961, 1972.
Box 31 Folder 14
Attribution research file. Loevenich Collection. Possible early Vermeer. Correspondence, photographs and essay, 1968-1969, undated.
Box 31 Folder 15
Caliper.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Desk artifact. Spring-type divider (10 in.). L. S. Starrett Co. (Athol, MA).

Collection catalogue (1913/1914). 3 vols. List of recipients as gifts from J. G. Johnson, 1941.
Box 31 Folder 16
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / III. Publications / f. Catalogue of a Collection of Paintings v. 1-3 (1913-1914) Copper plates.

Collection catalogue (1941). List of recipients, 1941.
Box 31 Folder 17
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / III. Publications / f. Catalogue of the Johnson Collection (1941). Acknowlegdements.

Collection research file. Liechtenstein Collection. List of pictures from Vienna exhibition, 1943. [Separated from Corot binder], undated.
Box 31 Folder 18
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Artist research file. Corot bibliography. Incl. photocopy of binder cover.

Collection statement, by H. Marceau and other writing, 1941, undated.
Box 31 Folder 19
Compass scribe.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Desk artifact. Spring-type divider (10 in.). L. S. Starrett Co. (Athol, MA).

Copyright law. Correspondence, publications and memos, 1960-1969.
Box 31 Folder 20
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / A. 1926-1972 / 4. Association of Art Museum Directors

Correspondence pertaining to provenance of Johnson collection objects used and not used for bibliographic entries, 1929-1932, undated.
Box 31 Folder 21
Desk artifact. Airbrush and case. O.C. Wold (Pat 1904 and 1918), circa 1918.
Box 119 Folder 1
Desk artifact. Camera. Contessa Nettel. [Images of camera available in Archives], circa 1925.
Box 120 Folder 1
Desk artifact. Engine divided drafting ruler (7 in.) and leather case. Lutz, undated.
Box 121 Folder 1
Desk artifact. Map tacks, box of. Moore Push Pin Co. (Phila.), undated.
Box 121 Folder 2
Desk artifact. Marking knife. Dexter (Southbridge, MA), undated.
Box 121 Folder 3
Desk artifact. Pocket corkscrew bottle opener. Germany, undated.
Box 121 Folder 4
Desk artifiact. Ruler (12 in.) "A Safe and Sane Rule: Vote Republican Party: Gov. John S. Fisher, U.S. Senator Wm. S. Vare.", circa 1927.
Box 119 Folder 2
Desk artifact. Scissor (11 in. overall). D. Peres Solingen. Germany, undated.
Box 119 Folder 3
Desk artifact. Spring-type divider (10 in.). L. S. Starrett Co. (Athol, MA), undated.
Box 119 Folder 4
Desk artifact. String line level and storage tube. No. 629. Millers Falls Co., circa 1955.
Box 121 Folder 5
Desk artifact. Tape measure (double-sided in feet and metric) in leather case. "Harvard" (Pat. 1902 and 1908). Keuffel Esser Co. (New York), circa 1908.
Box 120 Folder 2
Estate appraisal. Notes (1 item), 1943.
Box 31 Folder 22
Estate of Andrikides, Anthony. Appraisal of paintings. Correspondence and notes, 1968-1969, undated.
Box 31 Folder 23
Estate of Ruskin, John.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Provenance research file. Johnson Collection. Carpaccio, Vittore. Correspondence.

Excerpts regarding the Johnson Collection, undated.
Box 31 Folder 24
Exhibition checklist. Annotated. Incl. photocopy, 1920, undated.
Box 31 Folder 25
Farina, Pasquale. Photograph of Farina in studio and oversized clipping re art forgery. 1919, undated, 1919, undated.
Box 117 Folder 2
See Also:

John G. Johnson Papers / I. Correspondence / f. Farina, Pasquale, b. 1894. Correspondence.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Farina, Pasquale, b. 1864. Photocopies of correspondence, invoices, clippings and published writings.

Forgery accusation. Coremans, Paul, 1955.
Box 31 Folder 26
IBM typewriter. Correspondence, notes, invoices, reciepts and brochure, 1965-1972.
Box 31 Folder 27
Interlocking Art Directorate Bill. Perlman, Philip B, 1938.
Box 31 Folder 28
List of publications regarding the Barnes Foundation, undated.
Box 32 Folder 1
Loan policy. Correspondence and statement, 1970.
Box 32 Folder 2
Memo. "The museum and the artist: A statement of policy.", undated.
Box 32 Folder 3
Memo. "The story of the polychrome terra cotta tympanum for the PMA.", 1958.
Box 32 Folder 4
National Council on Arts and Government. Annual and interim reports, 1960-1961.
Box 32 Folder 5
Office artifact. Metal document box w/inscription "Estate of John G. Johnson", undated.
Box 118 Folder 1
Personnel. Marceau, Henri, 1963-1969, undated.
Box 32 Folder 6
Personnel. Ozarkiw, Chrystyna, 1969.
Box 32 Folder 7
Personnel. Sellin, David, 1958-1969.
Box 32 Folder 8
Personnel. Williams, Hobart Lyle, 1962-1969.
Box 32 Folder 9
Provenance inquiries. Miscellaneous, 1961.
Box 32 Folder 10
Provenance research file. Johnson Collection. Carpaccio, Vittore. Correspondence, 1902-1903, 1967.
Box 32 Folder 11
Provenance research file. Johnson Collection. Madonna and Child statue. Correspondence and article, 1928.
Box 32 Folder 12
See Also:

John G. Johnson Papers / I. Correspondence / f. Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958. Correspondence from others.

Scrapbook. 1941 reinstallation opening and conservation techniques. Newspaper clippings. Oversized, October-November 1941, February 1943, undated.
Box 117 Folder 3
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. Reviews of 1941 reinstallation of John G. Johnson Collection. Clippings and photocopies.

Scrapbook. 1941 reinstallation opening and conservation techniques. Press release, poster and collection catalogue (in part). Oversized, 1941.
Box 117 Folder 4
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VII. Operations and facilities / E. Collection management / 4. Disposition / f. New gallery and storage construction (1940-1941). Draft writings, notes and correspondence of Fiske Kimball.

Scrapbook. 1941 reinstallation opening and conservation techniques. Journal articles, 1941-1942.
Box 117 Folder 5
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / VIII. Conservation / f. Writings. Rosen, David. "Preservation Versus Restoration." Magazine of Art 34 (November 1941): 458-71. Preprint and photocopy.

Twentieth International Congress of the History of Art. Correspondence and agenda, 1961.
Box 32 Folder 13
U.S. safekeeping of paintings from Berlin during WWII, 1946.
Box 32 Folder 14
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Provenance research file. Johnson Collection. Madonna and Child statue. Correspondence and article.

Works of art. [Comparison study?] "Judgement of Paris" and "Le Dejeuner sur L'herbe." Slide negatives and envelopes, 1934.
Box 32 Folder 15
Works of art. Engraving by Timothy Cole of Vermeer's [The Guitar Player"?]. Plate proofs, undated.
Box 32 Folder 16
Works of art. List of paintings by artist and appraisal sheet. [in German], undated.
Box 32 Folder 17
Works of art. Various collections. Flemish and French. Photographs and auction announcement, 1960, undated.
Box 32 Folder 18
Works of art. Various collections. Italian and unidentified. Photographs, undated.
Box 32 Folder 19
Works of art in Johnson Collection. Before 1917. Lists and clippings, undated.
Box 32 Folder 20
Works of art in Johnson Collection. Dutch and Flemish paintings.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Attribution research file. Johnson Collection. Correspondence with Friedländer, Max J. and photographs with annotations.

Works of art in Johnson Collection. Italian paintings.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Attribution research file. Johnson Collection. Correspondence with Offner, Richard.

Works of art in Johnson Collection. Spanish paintings.
See:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / A. 1926-1972 / f. Attribution research file. Johnson Collection. Correspondence with Cook, Walter W.S.

Works of art in Johnson Collection. Information found on verso during 1941 examination.
Box 32 Folder 21
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / III. Publications / f. Catalogue of the Johnson Collection (1941). Attribution research (scholarly opinions).

Works of art in Johnson Collection. List by catalog and inventory numbers, w/comparative and other annotations, undated.
Box 32 Folder 22
Works of art in Johnson Collection. Paintings not in 1913/1914 catalogue (Inv.#). Photographs w/Frick Library annotations, undated.
Box 32 Folder 23
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / I. Correspondence / A. 1926-1972 / 1. General / f. Frick Art Reference Library.

Works of art in Johnson Collection. Rephotographed by [Charles Whitenack]. 1940-47. List, 1948.
Box 32 Folder 24
Works of art in Johnson Collection. Subject index compiled by B. Sweeney, circa 1941.
Box 32 Folder 25
Workmen's compensation. Correspondence and other papers, 1968-1969.
Box 32 Folder 26
Scope and Content Note

These files pertain either to topics of research or to matters of office operation. Notes, photocopies of published references and correspondence comprise most of the documentation of the research files pertaining to artists and contemporaries of John G. Johnson, as well as to Johnson himself. Photographs are included in many of the files documenting works of art. Images of all three of Johnson's homes along Broad Street comprise the "Johnson residence" files. A number of prints and negatives show the exterior of 510 South Broad and surrounding cityscape. There are also several snapshots of cemetery headstones marking the gravesites of Johnson and other family members.

In regard to operational activities, a substantial set of files related to conservation and to the guards especially hired to watch over the Johnson Collection are included here. Earlier documentation of the same topics produced during the tenure of Marceau and Sweeny can be found in "Series IV. Conservation" and "Subseries D. Guards" of "Series V. Operation and Facilities." The set of "Exhibitions" files included here pertain more to historical analysis than to the planning of a specific show. Proposed exhibition files, for the most part, document general suggestions for exhibitions. For documentation of exhibitions planned and staged during the time span of this subseries, see "Subseries B. 1974-1992" of "Series IV. Exhibitions, loans and events."

The set of files "Installation. Objects by gallery" were identified as such during processing. Several factors suggest a date of circa 1975 for the compilation of this material; namely, a memo dated December 1975 as well as notes and folder titles in the handwritings of Rishel and Konefal. That the galleries were rearranged in 1976 also supports this date. "Lease agreements" outline the obligations of the parties involved in the administration and custodianship of the Johnson Collection; namely, the Museum, the City and the Trustee. For additional and more extensive legal documentation, see "Sub-subseries 3. Legal proceedings" of "Subseries E. Collection Management" of Series V.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject.

150th Birthday celebration (April 4, 1991) memo, photos, exhibition checklist and clippings, 1986-1991, undated.
Box 84 Folder 1
150th Birthday celebration (April 4, 1991) Draft writings and timeline, undated.
Box 84 Folder 2
Annual reports for the Johnson Collection, 1985-1986.
Box 84 Folder 3
Appraisal by Sotheby's [unrealized]. Correspondence, 1990-1991.
Box 84 Folder 4
Bell, Charles. Research correspondence, 1992.
Box 84 Folder 5
Bell, Hamilton. Resolution, Pennsylvania Museum Bulletin (April 1929). Photocopy, undated.
Box 84 Folder 6
Bellini, Jacopo. Research correspondence, 1985.
Box 84 Folder 7
Berenson, Bernard. Biographies, correspondence and book reviews, 1986-1987.
Box 84 Folder 8
Berenson, Bernard. Transcription of 1904-1908 correspondence to Johnson. Incl. memos, 1990.
Box 84 Folder 9
Berenson, Bernard. Villa I Tatti (Florence, Italy). Archives. Correspondence and notes, 1983-1984, undated.
Box 84 Folder 10
Biographical material. 1917 article "Carnegie, Frick and J. G. Johnson." Ts, undated.
Box 84 Folder 11
Biographical material. 1926 press release re house model. Draft, 1926.
Box 84 Folder 12
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. John G. Johnson's homestead in Germantown section of Philadelphia. Clipping.

Biographical material. 1930 "Pictures and People" excerpt. Photocopy and correspondence, 1997.
Box 84 Folder 13
See Also:

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IX. Subjects / B. 1973-1992 / f. Johnson residence. 510 S. Broad St. Exterior views. Negatives.

Johnson Collection Curatorial Records / IV. Writings / B. Clippings / f. John G. Johnson Collection. Clippings.

Biographical material. circa 1956 draft. Annotated by Lewis Evans. Ts, 1956.
Box 84 Folder 14
Biographical material. 1958-1985 articles and book excerpts. Photocopies, 1958-1985.