[Letter from Valentiner]

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Creation: 1948-07-11

In this 1948 letter, art critic and historian Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner describes a painting depicted in one of the Contini photographs and attributes the work to Rembrandt van Rijn. This kind of correspondence was valuable to scholars as they grew in their understanding of the artwork and artists represented in collection. With the help of connoisseurs such as Valentiner, scholars working on the project were able to better differentiate original masterpieces from copies of the same work.

Title

[Letter from Valentiner]

Date

Creation: 1948-07-11

Description

In this 1948 letter, art critic and historian Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner describes a painting depicted in one of the Contini photographs and attributes the work to Rembrandt van Rijn. This kind of correspondence was valuable to scholars as they grew in their understanding of the artwork and artists represented in collection. With the help of connoisseurs such as Valentiner, scholars working on the project were able to better differentiate original masterpieces from copies of the same work.

Rights

Copyright; use considered fair according to the ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use

Format

Letters (correspondence)

Source

MSS0088, Contini-Volterra Photographic Archive, Box 321

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/MS0088-Valentiner-letter-BOX-321.jpg

Citation

“[Letter from Valentiner],” Gallery, accessed October 22, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/927.