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Accounting sheet not associated with any known letter, circa January 3, 1941

1939

R. T. in ac/ with R. W. B

Cr. £

D.

1 Jan. 1939

 

in hand

522.10.11

2 “ “

cable RWB

1.17.0

 

16 “ “

“ “

18.10

 

3 Feb.

Shipping, insurance Gabriel ivoryWing of a triptych with the Archangel Gabriel and the bust of Saint Paul, tenth century, ivory, Benaki Museum, Athens, inv. no. 10399. The ivory was donated to the Benaki Museum in 1939 by Stephanos and Penelope Delta. Reportedly, it was acquired from someone named Tozakoglu. See Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections (Athens: Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Benaki Museum, 2013), 158–59, no. 76. to BenakiAntonis Benakis (1873–1954), a Greek collector in Alexandria who established the Benaki Museum in Athens in 1930 with a collection of more than 37,000 Islamic and Byzantine objects.

Sw. Fr. 67.55 @ 20.76

 

3.5.0

 

12–14 “

Paris & return to see LandauNicolas Landau (1887–1979), an antiquities dealer known as “Le prince des antiquaires.” Born in Varsovia, he studied law in Paris before becoming an antiquities dealer in New York and then in Paris, where he had a business on the rue de Duras.

9.18.7

 

14 “

GiraudonAdolphe and Georges Giraudon founded a photographic library in 1877 in Paris that specialized in photographic reproductions for “artists and scholars.” See Monique Le Pelley Fonteny, Adolphe et Georges Giraudon: Une bibliothèque photographique (Paris: Somogy, 2005). & St. Clamens sarco.Season sarcophagus, third–fourth century, marble, Chapelle de Saint-Clamens, Belloc-Saint-Clamens, in the Midi-Pyrénées, France. The sarcophagus is iconographically similar to BZ.1936.65. Photo

11.9

 

29 Apr.

Fiedler brunch

9.3

 

5 May

cable

9.8

 

17 “

1.1.7

 

30 “

Fiedler, refund expenses re Zahn,Robert Zahn (1870–1945), a German classical archaeologist and the director of the Antikensammlung, Berlin. He was a specialist in ancient ceramics, glass, and jewelry. taxis

9.8.1

 

10 Aug.

cable

11.7

 

17 “

Received, Morgan GrenfellMorgan, Grenfell & Co., an investment bank in London. In 1904, Edward Grenfell was made a partner in the firm, which was formerly known as J. P. Morgan & Co. and which, in 1909, became Morgan, Grenfell and Company. The bank played an important role in the reconstruction of European countries in the 1920s.

 

3.400.0.0

22 “

cable

11.1

 

24 “

1.1.7

 

25 “

Kalebdjian—(Khawam)Khawam Brothers, an antiquities business in Cairo that was founded in 1862 by Sélim Khawam.

3,975.0.0

 

26 “

Received Morgan GrenfellMorgan, Grenfell & Co., an investment bank in London. In 1904, Edward Grenfell was made a partner in the firm, which was formerly known as J. P. Morgan & Co. and which, in 1909, became Morgan, Grenfell and Company. The bank played an important role in the reconstruction of European countries in the 1920s.

 

700.0.0

28 “

cable

1.17.4

 

1 Sept.

cables

2.9.11

 

10–14 “

2.10.4

 

21 “

14.0

 

21 “

Adv. to Böhm,Osvaldo Böhm, a photographer and publisher who specialized in images of the art and architecture of Venice. PalaPala d’Oro (“Golden Cloth”), the high altar retable of the Basilica di San Marco in Venice. The altarpiece consists of two parts: the lower part with enamels illustrating the story of Saint Mark, the doge’s portrait, and a Pantocrator Christ, all of which originated as an antependium commissioned by the doge Ordelafo Faliero (d. 1117) from court craftsmen of Constantinople in 1102. The Byzantine enamels of the upper part, which include an image of the Archangel Michael, may have been looted by the Crusaders in Constantinople during the Fourth Crusade of 1204. photos $500

124.7.4

 

30 “

cables

1.15.4

 

1 Oct.

1.13.5

 

7 Dec.

Adv. to Böhm, Pala, Sw. Fr. 500 @17.50

28.11.5

 

1940

 

 

 

13 Jan ‘40

2.688 @17.66

Böhm, balance Pala Sw Fr.

152.5.4

1 March “

Böhm, Adv. Tesoro,Treasury, Basilica di San Marco, Venice. L. 5000 @ 78

64.4.8

 

22 Fev “

Vienna Mus. KoreKore (Artemis?), Kunsthistorisches Museum, Antikensammlung, Vienna, acc. no. 1.1.15. photos

7.0

 

28 Apr. “

Cable

1.1.4

 

10 May “

2.5.9

 

11 “ “

Böhm, Adv. Tesoro, Sw. Fr. 1000 @ 15.20

65.15.8

 

13 “ “

Bustros,Elias (Elie) Bustros, an antiquities dealer in Beirut, Lebanon. 3 objectsBZ.1940.11.1–2, BZ.1945.7, and a bronze cross that has not been identified and does not appear to have entered the Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Collection. See letter of May 24, 1940. Sw. Fr. 540.50 @ 15

36.0.7

 

13 “ “

In hand, owing to RWB

131.8.4

 

 

 

__________

__________

 

 

4,622.10.11

4,622.10.11

13 May 40

 

Balance of £131.8.4
converted into Sw. Fr. @ 15 = Sw. Fr. 1,971.24, carried forward

 

1940

 

Cr. Sw. Fr.

D.

13 May “

in hand

 

1.971.24

28 “

cable MorganMorgan, Grenfell & Co., an investment bank in London. In 1904, Edward Grenfell was made a partner in the firm, which was formerly known as J. P. Morgan & Co. and which, in 1909, became Morgan, Grenfell and Company. The bank played an important role in the reconstruction of European countries in the 1920s. (Böhm)Osvaldo Böhm, a photographer and publisher who specialized in images of the art and architecture of Venice.

12.50

 

31 “

Böhm, Tesoro,Treasury, Basilica di San Marco, Venice. final payt L. 8.820. @225

1,984.50

 

14 “

Bohm, MarcianaThe Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venice. L. 6270 @225

1.410.75

 

 

 

__________

 

 

 

3.420.25

 

 

 

1.971.24

 

 

 

__________

 

14.VI.40

RWB owes R. T.

1.449.01

 

1941

 

 

 

3.I.41

Equivalent of £700, loaned to E. T. by RWB about 1926,

(at rate £1 = Sw. Fr. 25)

Deduct

 

 

17,500

1.449.01

3.I.41

R. T. owes RWB (has in hand)

 

16.050.99

 
Associated People: Elisina Tyler; Hermann Fiedler
Associated Things: Kalebdjian Frères
Associated Artworks: BZ.1940.11.1–2; BZ.1945.7