Getty Research Institute

Acquisitions

Selected Special Collections Acquisitions made between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016
For full acquisition details, search provided accession numbers at primo.getty.edu.

Archives & Manuscripts

  • Lewis Baltz (American, 1947–2014)
    Archive, ca. 1968–2013
    Project files, printed matter, and ephemera (54 linear feet)
    Gift of Slavica Perkovic and Lewis Baltz
    2013.M.31
  • Harmony Hammond (American, b. 1944)
    Papers, ca. 1960–2000
    Correspondence, publications, photographs, and ephemera (ca. 102 linear feet)
    2016.M.3
  • Steven Leiber (American, 1957–2012)
    Basement records, 1981–2012
    Correspondence, artist files, publications, and ephemera (ca. 247 linear feet)
    2015.M.33
  • René Magritte (Belgian, 1898–1967)
    Correspondence with Georgette Magritte, 1921–67
    More than 200 letters, postcards, documents, and keepsakes
    2010.M.85
  • Album amicorum of Jean le Clercq, ca. 1576–89
    Approx. 98 leaves: ink and gouache
    2015.M.37
  • Schembart book, ca. 1500s
    One volume with hand-colored illustrations
    Gift of the GRI Council
    2015.M.36
  • Tantric manuscript, ca. 1700s (undated)
    202 loose sheets: ink, watercolor, gouacheGift of the GRI Council
    2015.M.38

Prints & Drawings

  • Abraham Bosse (French, 1602–1676)
    Louis XIII as Hercules, 1635
    Etching
    2016.PR.2*
  • Armand Defiennes (France, active ca. 1800)
    Études d’arbres dessinés d’après nature, 1801
    24 etchings in 6 fascicles
    2015.PR.51*
  • Louis-Jean Desprez (French, 1743–1804)
    Tomb with Corpse on a Sarcophagus, ca. 1780–84
    Etching with aquatint
    2016.PR.6*
  • Louis-Jean Desprez (French, 1743–1804)
    Tomb with Death Standing before a Sarcophagus, ca. 1780–84
    Etching with aquatint
    2016.PR.7*
  • Marcel Duchamp (French, 1887–1968)
    A Poster within a Poster, 1963
    Offset lithography
    2015.PR.46**
  • Martin Englebrecht (German, 1684–1756)
    Théâtre de la milice étrangère = Schaubühne verschiedener bishero in Teutschland unbekannt gewester Soldaten von ausländischer Nationen (Theater of various soldiers of foreign nations, hitherto unknown in Germany), ca. 1740–60
    207 prints bound in 1 volume: hand-colored engravings and etchings
    2015.PR.49
  • Charles Le Brun (French, 1619–1690)
    Quatre heures du jour (Four times of day), ca. 1640
    4 etchings
    2015.PR.34*
  • Max Liebermann (German, 1847–1935)
    Additions to the Siegbert and Toni Marzynski collection, 1883–1922
    39 etchings and lithographs
    Anonymous gift in memory of Siegbert and Toni Marzynski
    2012.PR.23
  • David Lucas (British, 1802–1881), as directed by John Constable (British, 1776–1837)
    The Vale of Dedham, ca. 1836–1838
    Mezzotint
    2016.PR.20**
  • Norberto Gramaccini print collection, 1500s–1800s
    Engravings, etchings, woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints
    Gift of the GRI Council
    2016.PR.35*
  • Dr. Richard A. Simms Collection
    510 prints and 118 drawings
    Partial gift of Dr. Richard A. Simms
    2016.PR.34
  • Henri Rivière (French, 1864–1951)
    Drawings for the book-score La Marche à l’étoile, ca. 1890
    14 drawings, brush and china ink
    2016.M.2
  • Johan Teyler (Dutch, 1648–1697)
    Trionfi or Sugar Sculptures of Myrrha and Daphne, late 1600s
    Etching, colored à la poupée
    2015.PR.45

Rare Books

  • Charles Greenstreet Addison (British, d. 1866)
    Damascus and Palmyra: a Journey to the East (London, 1838)
    2 volumes
    2016-B110
  • Nicolas Edme Restif de la Bretonne (French, 1734–1806)
    Le Palais Royal (Paris, 1790)
    3 volumes
    2016-B121
  • Die zu allerhand raren und neuen Curiositäten (Frankfurt, 1710)
    41-461
  • Magnus Gottfried Lichtwer (German, 1719–1783)
    Auserlesene Fabeln (Aesop’s fables) (Vienna, 1817–19)
    80 letterpress leaves, etchings with drypoint
    2016.PR.11*
  • Titus Maccius Plautus
    Comoediae (Venice, 1511)
    44-47
  • Christopher Russell (American, b. 1974)
    GRFALWKV (Los Angeles, 2013–14)
    Artist’s book
    Gift of Christopher Russell
    2016.M.7*
  • Mary Ellen Solt (American, 1920–2007)
    Flowers in Concrete (Bloomington, 1966)
    Gift of Susan Solt
    94-B19512
  • Jörg Wickram (German, ca. 1505–1560)
    Der Rollwagen (Frankfurt, 1565)
    3 volumes in one
    2016-B213
  • La description philosophale de la nature et condition des oyseaux et de l’inclination et proprieté d’iceux (Paris, 1571)
    2016-B212
     
    Miscellanea Curiosa sive ephemeridum Medico-Physicarum Germanicarum Academiae . . . (Nuremberg, 1638–95)
    10 volumes
    Q49 .M678

Rare Photographs

  • Théodule Devéria (French, 1831–1871)
    Prints of Egypt, 1860–65
    57 albumen prints
    2016.R.15*
  • Emil Otto Hoppé (British, 1878–1974)
    Views of London and England, 1925–37
    38 gelatin silver prints
    Gift of Russel Hanlin
    2016.R.3
  • Emil Otto Hoppé (British, 1878–1972)
    Views of London and England, 1925–34
    45 gelatin silver prints
    Gift of Graham Howe
    2016.R.16
  • Karl Gernot Kuehn (German, b. 1940)
    Photographs of Los Angeles, 1978–88
    107 gelatin silver prints and digital pigment prints
    Gift of Karl Gernot Kuehn
    2016.R.29*
    2016.R.29**
  • Karl Gernot Kuehn (German, b. 1940)
    Photographs of ancient Turkey and Tunisia, 2009–14
    79 digital pigment color prints
    Gift of Karl Gernot Kuehn
    2016.R.30*
  • Edward Ranney (American, b. 1942)
    Photographs of ancient Peruvian sites, 1971–2009
    9 toned gelatin silver prints
    2013.R.18
  • Various makers
    Album of portraits from British Colonial India, ca. 1860s–1900s
    Gift of Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Barbara Timmer
    2016.R.21
  • Louis Vignes (French, 1831–1896)
    Views and panoramas of Beirut and the ruins of Palmyra, 1864
    47 albumen prints
    2015.R.15
  • Album from the Jagir of Arani, 1870s
    24 albumen prints
    In process
  • Stereographs of Europe and the Middle East, 1855–1930
    Albumen or gelatin silver transparencies on glass
    Gift in memory of Kathleen and Weston Naef, Sr.
    2016.R.7

Audio & Video Collections

  • Gary Hill (American, b. 1951)
    Early works, ca. 1973–77
    64 video reels
    Gift of Gary Hill
    2015.M.35