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Letters from Erwin Panofsky to art historians Wolfgang Stechow (1930-1931) and Lili Fröhlich-Bum (1931); and to art librarian at the Brooklyn Museum, William B. Walker (1960). The letters to Stechow were written as Stechow was preparing a review of Panofsky's book, Hercules am Scheidewege und andere anitike Bildstoffe inder neueren Kunst, and provide additional information not found in the book itself.
Erwin Panofsky letters, 1930-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 5136 (frames 812-824) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in the possession of Irving Lavin, Princeton, N.J.
Art historian; Princeton, New Jersey.
All but one of the letters are in German.
Donated 1994 by Irving Lavin who found the letters in William Stechow's copy of Hercules am Scheidewege which he received from Stechow's widow.
Art Theory and Historiography
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