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Portrait iconographies of Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Hensel

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25367

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the research materials generated during the writing of the article "Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy & Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. Portrait iconographies," in Music in Art. International journal for music iconography, vol. 33, no. 1-2 (Spring-Fall 2008), p. 317-371, by Janet Wasserman. The research material consists primarily of reprints of articles, photocopies of book chapters and articles, and printouts of web pages. These include images of the works mentioned in the published iconography.

Included in this collection are the published article, galley proofs, and correspondence with the publisher. Correspondence with artists, archives, museums, libraries, and others concerning specific images of Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Hensel are arranged alphabetically by artist name, which corresponds to the article and the original arrangement of the files in box 2.

The research materials, such as reprints, photocopies, printouts, and notes, cover 19th through 21st-century artistic depictions of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. They include a wide range of biographical information about individual artists, as well as scholarly works about Mendelssohn and Hensel. These materials are found in boxes 2 and 3, and were not digitized, microfilmed, or individually described. They are available by visiting the LBI Archives.

Dates

  • 2006-2009

Creator

Language of Materials

The article and correspondence are in English. The research files in English and German, with some Dutch, French, Hungarian, and Italian.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Extent

2.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains the research materials generated during the writing of the article "Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy & Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. Portrait iconographies," in Music in Art. International journal for music iconography, vol. 33, no. 1-2 (Spring-Fall 2008), p. 317-371, by Janet Wasserman. The research material consists primarily of reprints of articles, photocopies of book chapters and articles, and printouts of web pages. These include images of the works mentioned in the published iconography.

Arrangement

Individually described folders are arranged alphabetically in Series I. The remainder of the research files, Series II, were left as found. The files in box 2, relating to individual artists who depicted Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Hensel, are arranged alphabetically by artist name.

Bibliography

The research resulted in a published article:
Wasserman, Janet : Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy & Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. Portrait Iconographies. in: Music in Art. International journal for music iconography, vol. 33, no. 1-2 (Spring-Fall 2008), p. 317-371

Processing Information

Correspondence and articles were refoldered and described individually. The remaining research material was left in the original folders. A full list of folder titles can be found in folder 1, below.
Title
Guide to the Portrait Iconographies of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel Research Collection 2006-2009 AR 25367
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Kevin Schlottmann
Date
© 2012
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Sponsor
as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation

Revision Statements

  • December 04, 2013 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository