ARTstor is collaborating with the Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings to digitize and share this renowned photo archive of approximately 189,000 European Old Master drawings in the Digital Library. This third release of more than 17,000 images brings the collection total to more than 28,000 images and includes contributions from several new partners, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, Instituzione Biblioteca Classense, Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, Musée des Beaux-Arts Rennes, Museo del Prado, Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel, National Gallery of Canada, Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, and Windsor Castle, Royal Library. The entire archive is being digitized in phases and additional groups of images will be released over time.
The Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings was a monumental effort by art historians Dr. Walter Gernsheim and Dr. Jutta Gernsheim von Weegmann to survey and document European Old Master drawings in private and public collections in continental Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Since 1937, the Gernsheims have photographed drawings at 124 archives, libraries, and museums to produce high-quality black-and-white photographic prints.
View the Gernsheim Photographic Corpus of Drawings collection: http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/gernsheim
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