England. Cothay, Somersetshire. Offered by White Allom Company, 1928
Scope and Contents
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.
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