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BER 16

Clark, Kenneth: Correspondence

Biblioteca Berenson, Villa I Tatti - The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: BER 16
Repository: Biblioteca Berenson, Villa I Tatti - The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies
Creator: Clark, Jane, -1976
Creator: Clark, Kenneth, 1903-1983
Title: Clark, Kenneth: Correspondence
Date(s): Bulk, 1923-1950
Date(s): 1923-1983
Quantity: 2.0 boxes
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Incoming letters to Kenneth Clark and his wife Jane, with occasional carbon copies of Clark's responses and partial diary from 1934.

Acquisition:

Purchased by the Biblioteca Berenson, Villa I Tatti, 2001.

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Processed by Ilaria Della Monica, 2014.

Conditions on Access:

Unrestricted.

Conditions on Use:

Copying: Papers may be copied in accordance with the Biblioteca Berenson's usual procedures. Copyright: The President and Fellows of Harvard College are the copyright holder for the Berenson's papers held in this collection. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright, before publishing quotations from any material of the collection.

Preferred Citation:

Clark, Kenneth: Correspondence, Biblioteca Berenson, Villa I Tatti - The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies.

Related Material

Papers of Kenneth Clark are held at Tate Gallery Archive.

Biography

Kenneth Clark was an art historian and a patron of the arts. He was born in London, and educated at Winchester and Trinity College, Oxford, where he gained a second class in modern history. In the autumn of 1925, art historian Bernard Berenson asked him to assist him in the revision of his corpus of Florentine drawings. In 1929 he was offered the task of cataloguing Leonardo da Vinci's drawings held at Windsor Castle. In 1931 he was appointed keeper of the Department of Fine Art at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. He was appointed director of the National Gallery in London, where he served in this capacity until 1945. In 1946 he resigned from the National Gallery to devote himself to his own writing. Between 1946 and 1950 he was Professor of fine art at Oxford. From 1953 to 1960 he was chairman of the Arts Council. His program series Civilisation broadcast on BBC in 1969. He was Chancellor of York University from 1969 to 1979 and a trustee of the British Museum.

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Additional Index Terms

Correspondence
Diaries
Typescripts
Bell, C.F. (Charles Francis) , 1871-
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959
Bowra, C.M. (Charles Maurice), 1898-1971
Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976
Colefax, Sybil, 1874-1950
Dorn, Marion, 1896-1964
Lehmann, Rosamond, 1901-1990
Mariano, Nicky
Morra, Umberto, 1930-
Morshead, O.F. (Owen Frederick), Sir, 1893-
Nicolson, Benedict
Sackville-West, V. (Victoria), 1892-1962
Sassoon, Philip, Sir, 1888-1939
Secrest, Meryle
Tchelitchew, Pavel, 1898-1957

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