Collection Summary

Title:George Kubler Records of the Arensberg Collection Catalog


Creator(s):Kubler, George, 1912-1996

Extent:1 linear foot


Repository:Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Abstract:In preparing a catalog of the pre-Columbian sculpture in the Louise and Walter Arensberg art collection, the Philadelphia Museum of Art called upon the expertise of Yale art historian George Kubler to classify and annotate each object. This collection consists of the annotated photographs of each of the 197 objects illustrated in the catalog, which was published in 1954. Based on certain markings, these were the photographs used by the printer. A second "Miscellaneous" series of photographs, some with annotations, primarily document other objects in the Arensberg collection that did not appear in the catalog. Some are unidentified.