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England. Cothay, Somersetshire. Offered by White Allom Company, 1928

 File — Box: 198, Folder: 2

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Series:

That this sub-subseries comprises the bulk of material only underscores Kimball's promotion to display period rooms from different countries and civilizations within an American museum of art. These files represent European interiors that the museum purchased or that were offered to Kimball for his consideration. Non-European interiors are documented in other subseries.

This sub-subseries also contains files pertaining to George Grey Barnard. A collector of Medieval art, Barnard (and later his estate) made several sales of important architectural elements to PMA, including those from the Abbey of Saint-Genis-des-Fontaines. Barnard was also a sculptor, and his work as such is briefly documented in this series, in the "Modern and contemporary art" subseries.


  • 1928

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. Because of its fragile condition, the following item may only be consulted with permission of the Archivist: floor plan with annotations of PMA Gothic installations (in "Objects and related topics" series, "European decorative arts and arms and armor" subseries, "Rooms and architectural elements" sub-subseries, "England. Gothic installations at PMA, incl. Abergavenny, Wales" file).


From the Series: 23 linear feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives Repository

Philadelphia Museum of Art
PO Box 7646
Philadelphia PA 19101-7646 United States