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Frank Frick photograph collection relating to India

Collector:
Frick, Frank, 1828-  Search this
Names:
Magyar Állami Operaház  Search this
Publisher:
Stengel & Markert  Search this
Photographer:
Bourne, Samuel, 1834-1912  Search this
Calderoni Es Tarsa  Search this
Deen Dayal, Raja, 1844-1905  Search this
Extent:
150 Prints (albumen)
1 Print (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Bengali (South Asian people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Photograph albums
Place:
Lucknow (India)
Sānchi (India)
Budapest (Hungary)
Darjeeling (India : District)
Agra (India)
India
Ellora Caves (India)
Abu (India)
Udaipur (India : District)
Fatehpur Sikri (India)
Kanpur (India)
Āmer (India)
Chittaurgarh (India)
Elephanta Island (India)
Jaipur (India)
Ajanta Caves (India)
Hyderabad (India : District)
Delhi (India)
Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh, India)
Date:
circa 1896-1897
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs in albums made by Frank Frick documenting architecture, people, agriculture, and scenery in India. Photographs are annotated with descriptions and dates that apparently relate to Frickʹs visits. Some photographs were made by Raja Deen Dayal (also known as Lala Deen Dayal) and Samuel Bourne. The collection also includes one loose photograph of the Budapest Opera House, published by Stengel & Markert in Dresden and possibly photographed by the Calderoni Es Tarsa studio.
Biographical/Historical note:
The collector has not been identified wth certainty, but was probably Frank Frick (1828-1910), a merchant from Baltimore, Maryland. Frick was a patron of the arts who, during the last years of his life, traveled in Asia, Africa, and Europe.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 82-44
General note:
Information on photographers taken from Clark Worswick, a curator and historian of photography.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs by Raja Deen Dayal can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 97.
Addititional photographs of India by Samuel Bourne can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 97 and Photo Lot 161.
Additional photographs of India by Bourne can be found in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives in A2006.02, 1998.07, A2001.5, A1999.8, and A2002.09.
Records of Frank Frick's patronage of the arts in Baltimore can be found in the Archives of American Art in the Peabody Gallery of Art records.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photograph albums
Citation:
Photo lot 82-44, Frank Frick photograph collection relating to India, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.82-44
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-82-44

Volkmar Wentzel Papers

Photographer:
Wentzel, Volkmar Kurt, 1915-2006  Search this
Extent:
59 Items (items (5 linear ft.), 20 x 24 or smaller)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Typescripts
Papers
Place:
Ajanta Caves (India)
Ellora Caves (India)
Khajuraho (India)
Fatehpur Sikri (India)
Lal Qila (Delhi, India)
Date:
1947-1994
Scope and Contents:
Papers, 1947-1994, of photographer and author Volkmar Kurt Wentzel, regarding a two year survey conducted for the National Geographic Society during 1946-1947, to visually document caves, temples, and sculpture of India, including: his typescript draft (photocopy), [after 1946], written for the National Geographic Magazine on the Ajanta and Ellora temples; a proof, 1953, of his article entitled "India's Sculptured Temple Caves"; a lecture typescript entitle "A Walter Mitty Fantasy," presented to the Literary Society, 1994, along with a brochure and checklist for his related exhibition of photographs of Indian rock-cut temples and sculptures held at the Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C.; and 54 photographs, silver prints and five cibachromes, 1947, many signed by the photographer, dated, and captioned. Photographs depict the temples, sculpture, and frescoes of Ellora, Ajanta, Khajuraho, Halebid, Fatehpur Sikri, and Red Fort ,Delhi.
Arrangement:
Records; Organized in four boxes ; Arranged by form of material: Boxes 1-3: Photographs. Box 4: Typescript, Brochure, Printed Material, Photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
Volkmar Kurt Wentzel (1915-2006) was an accomplished photographer, particularly in the 1940's. Born in Dresden, Germany, he emigrated to the United States at around the age of 20 and immediately began work as a photojournalist at Underwood and Underwood. He served as an aerial photographer and photo-intelligence officer during World War II. After the war he spent extensive time photographing Ladakh (western Tibet), Nepal, and India. He photographed widely in the United States, Europe, and Africa as well. He wrote and documented photographically cave temples in India as a correspondent for the National Geographic Society between 1946-1946. He received many accolades for his photography and has exhibited his work both in the United States and abroad.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1998.02
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Indian art  Search this
Cave temples  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1940-1950 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Photographs -- 1940-1950 -- Color -- Reproductions
Typescripts
Papers
Identifier:
FSA.A1998.02
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1998-02

Cultural communication through Ajanta Caves : decoding Buddhism of ancient India / M. Ramadevi

Author:
Ramadevi, M  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 206, xxxviii pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Ajanta Caves
Ajanta Caves (India)
Date:
2016
©2016
Topic:
Buddhist antiquities  Search this
Communication and culture  Search this
Communication--Religious aspects--Buddhism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1090344

Guide Map of Ajanta Caves

Title:
Ajanta caves
Physical description:
map ; 490 x 520 mm
Type:
Printed maps
Maps
Place:
Ajanta Caves (India)
Date:
1928
[1928]
Call number:
NA6008.A4 G85 1928
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1085818

The Ajanta caves : ancient paintings of Buddhist India / text and photographs by Benoy K. Behl ; with additional notes on the Jataka stories by Sangitika Nigam ; foreword by Milo C. Beach

Author:
Behl, Benoy K. 1956-  Search this
Nigam, Sangitika  Search this
Subject:
Gautama Buddha  Search this
Physical description:
256 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, plans ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Art
Place:
India
Ajanta
Ajanta Caves (India)
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Cave temples  Search this
Buddhist cave temples  Search this
Buddhist mural painting and decoration  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, Indic  Search this
Call number:
ND2829.A4 B44 1998
ND2829.A4 B44
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_811691

Ajanta : monochrome reproductions of the Ajanta frescoes based on photography / with an explanatory text by G. Yazdani ; and an introduction by Laurence Binyon

Author:
Yazdani, Ghulam 1885-1962  Search this
Physical description:
4 v. : ill., map ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Ajanta
Ajanta Caves (India)
Ajanta (India)
Date:
1983
1930
Topic:
Buddhist mural painting and decoration  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, Indic  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Call number:
709.54 .Y18
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_863608

The art of Ajanta and Sopoćani : a comparative study : an enquiry in prāṇa aesthetics / Om D. Upadhya

Title:
Ajanta and Sopoćani
Art of Ajanta & Sopoćani
Author:
Upadhya, Om D (Om Datt)  Search this
Subject:
Gautama Buddha  Search this
Sopoćani (Monastery : Novi Pazar, Serbia)  Search this
Physical description:
xxiv, 316 p., [73] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Art
Place:
India
Ajanta
Serbia and Montenegro
Serbia
Novi Pazar (Serbia)
Ajanta Caves (India)
Date:
1994
Topic:
Buddhist mural painting and decoration  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, Indic  Search this
Cave paintings  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, Byzantine  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, Serbian  Search this
Art, Comparative  Search this
Call number:
ND2829.A4 U6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_890821

Indo-Japanese Project for the Conservation of Ajanta Paintings : digital documentation of the paintings of Ajanta caves 2 and 9 / editors, Kushal Singh Rana, Kazuya Yamauchi

Title:
Digital documentation of the paintings of Ajanta caves 2 and 9
Editor of compilation:
Rana, Kushal Singh  Search this
Yamauchi, Kazuya 1961-  Search this
Author:
Archaeological Survey of India  Search this
Tōkyō Bunkazai Kenkyūjo  Search this
Bunka Isan Kokusai Kyōryoku Sentā  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 188 pages : illustrations (some color), color map, plans ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Ajanta Caves
Ajanta Caves (India)
Date:
2013
Topic:
Buddhist mural painting and decoration--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, Indic--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Photography--Digital techniques  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1010542

Ajanta & Ellora / photography by Atul Kedar, Luca Invernizzi Tettoni ; text by Ranjana Sengupta

Title:
Ajanta and Ellora
Author:
Sengupta, Ranjana  Search this
Photographer:
Kedar, Atul  Search this
Invernizzi, Luca  Search this
Physical description:
84 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
India
Ajanta Caves (India)
Ellora Caves (India)
Date:
1993
Topic:
Cave temples  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
DS486 .E43 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1031976

A portfolio of reproductions from the Ajanta ceiling murals / photographs, Benoy K. Behl ; text, Karl Khandalavala

Author:
Khandalavala, Karl J  Search this
Behl, Benoy K. 1956-  Search this
Air-India  Search this
Physical description:
1 portfolio ([2] p., xii leaves of plates) : col. ill. ; 43 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
India
Ajanta
Ajanta Caves (India)
Date:
1900
1999
2003?]
Topic:
Buddhist mural painting and decoration  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, Indic  Search this
Buddhist cave temples  Search this
Call number:
ND2829.A4 .K53 2003? FF
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_910755

Ajanta : history and development / by Walter M. Spink

Author:
Spink, Walter M  Search this
Physical description:
v. <1-5 > ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Ajanta Caves (India)
Date:
2005
2005-<2007 >
Topic:
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_911429

Indo-Japanese project for the conservation of Ajanta paintings, 2008 / [editors, Kushal Singh Rana, Kazuya Yamauchi ; contributors, V.S. Raghavendra Rao ... et al. ; translation contributors, Naoki Kakumoto, Stephanie Bogin]

Author:
Rana, Kushal Singh  Search this
Yamauchi, Kazuya 1961-  Search this
Rao, V. S. Raghavendra (Vallurupalli S. Raghavendra)  Search this
Tōkyō Bunkazai Kenkyūjo  Search this
Archaeological Survey of India  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 115 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Ajanta
Ajanta Caves (India)
Date:
2010
Topic:
Buddhist mural painting and decoration--Conservation and restoration--International cooperation  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, Indic--Conservation and restoration--International cooperation  Search this
Buddhist cave temples--Conservation and restoration--International cooperation  Search this
Cave temples--Conservation and restoration--International cooperation  Search this
Conservation and restoration  Search this
International cooperation  Search this
Call number:
ND2829.A4 A4213 2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_991007

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