Erwin Panofsky Letters to the Burrages
Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
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Erwin Panofsky was a German Jewish art historian who emigrated to America and remains highly influential in the modern academic study of iconography.
The collection contains 84 letters and cards from Erwin and Dora Panofsky to the artist Mildred Burrage and her sister Madeleine ("Bob"). Many of the letters discuss their mutual friendship with Booth Tarkington and vacations spent in Kennebunkport, Maine. Also present are typed transcripts of the letters, a letter (1969) by Gerda Panofsky to Miss Burrage, a few other miscellaneous letters, ten photographs of Erwin and Dora Panofsky, and printed items containing articles by the Panofskys.
This collection was the gift of Earle G. Shettleworth in 1992.
Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.
No appraisal information is available.
- Art historians -- United States -- 20th century -- Correspondence
- Artists -- United States -- 20th century -- Correspondence
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