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Oral history interview with Daniel Varney Thompson, 1974 September 25-1976 November 2

Interviewee:
Thompson, Daniel V. (Daniel Varney), 1902-1980  Search this
Thompson, Daniel V. (Daniel Varney), 1902-1980  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
Berenson, Bernard  Search this
Forbes, Edward Waldo  Search this
Ivins, William Mills  Search this
Meeks, Everett  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Courtauld Institute of Art  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Yale University  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
China -- description and travel
India -- description and travel
Topic:
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Art -- History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Cave paintings  Search this
Painting, Medieval -- Study and teaching  Search this
Painting, Medieval -- Technique  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13166
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212102
AAA_collcode_thomps74
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212102
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Daniel Varney Thompson

Interviewee:
Thompson, Daniel V. (Daniel Varney), 1902-1980  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Courtauld Institute of Art -- Faculty  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Harvard University -- Faculty  Search this
Yale University -- Faculty  Search this
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959  Search this
Forbes, Edward Waldo, 1873-1969  Search this
Ivins, William Mills, 1881-1961  Search this
Meeks, Everett, 1879-1954  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Extent:
46 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
China -- Description and Travel
India -- description and travel
Date:
1974 September 25-1976 November 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Daniel Varney Thompson conducted 1974 September 25-1976 November 2, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Thompson speaks of authenticating a painting by Leonardo Da Vinci; teaching at Harvard University with Edward Waldo Forbes; his 1923-1925 expedition to India and China with Langdon Warner and Fogg Art Museum personnel to study cave paintings; setting up the art history department at Yale with Everett Meeks and teaching tempera painting; his studies in Europe and work at the Courtauld Institute in London; and translating manuscripts dealing with medieval painting techniques and media. He recalls Bernard Berenson and William Mills Ivins.
Biographical / Historical:
Daniel V. Thompson (1902-1980) was an art historian, conservator, professor, and chemist engineer. Thompson studied techniques of medieval and Renaissance painting. He was a professor at the Courtald Institute, London, 1938-1947.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 55 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Interviews  Search this
Conservators -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Art -- History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Cave paintings  Search this
Painting, Medieval -- Study and teaching  Search this
Painting, Medieval -- Technique  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.thomps74
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-thomps74

Medieval painting in Northern Europe : techniques, analysis, art history : studies in commemoration of the 70th birthday of Unn Plahter / edited by Jilleen Nadolny, with Kaja Kollandsrud... [et al.]

Author:
Plahter, Unn 1936-  Search this
Nadolny, Jilleen  Search this
Kollandsrud, Kaja  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 279 p. : ill ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Europe, Northern
Date:
2006
Topic:
Painting, Medieval  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_822328

The materials of medieval painting, by Daniel V. Thompson; with a foreward by Bernard Berenson

Author:
Thompson, Daniel Varney 1902-  Search this
Physical description:
2 p. l., 7-239, [1] p. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1936
Topic:
Painting--Technique  Search this
Pigments  Search this
Painting, Medieval  Search this
Artists' materials  Search this
Call number:
ND1500 .T46 1936
ND1500.T46 1936
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_406020

La Pittura nel XIV e XV secolo, il contributo dell'analisi tecnica alla storia dell'arte / a cura di Henk W. van Os e J.R.J. van Asperen de Boer

Author:
Os, H. W. van  Search this
Asperen de Boer, J. R. J. van  Search this
Physical description:
427 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1983
Topic:
Painting, Renaissance--History  Search this
Painting, Medieval--History  Search this
Painting--Technique  Search this
Painting--Expertising  Search this
Painting--Radiography  Search this
Call number:
ND172.T25 P69 1983
ND172.T25 P69 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_335427

Quellen und Technik der Fresko-, Oel-, und Tempera-Malerei des Mittelalters, von der byzantischenZeit bis einschliesslich der "Erfindung der Ölmalerei" durch die Brüder Van Eyck

Author:
Berger, Ernst 1857-1919  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 297 l. illus. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1912
Topic:
Painting--Technique  Search this
Painting, Medieval  Search this
Call number:
ND1279 .B4 1912
ND1279.B4 1912
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_163978

The materials and techniques of medieval painting. With a foreword by Bernard Berenson

Author:
Thompson, Daniel Varney 1902-  Search this
Physical description:
239 p. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1956
1936
[1956]
Topic:
Painting--Technique  Search this
Pigments  Search this
Painting, Medieval  Search this
Call number:
ND1500 .T46 1956
ND1500.T46 1956
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_26002

Mediaeval painter's materials and techniques : the Montpellier Liber diversarum arcium / Mark Clarke

Title:
Montpellier Liber diversarum arcium
Author:
Clarke, Mark 1962-  Search this
Subject:
Bibliothèque interuniversitaire (Montpellier, France) Section médecine  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 352 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2011
Topic:
Painting, Medieval--Technique  Search this
Artists' materials  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_972860

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