Dealer Records :

Schaeffer Galleries Inc. (Getty)

Schaeffer Galleries Inc. (Getty)

Records, 1925-1980
Call number: Special collections 910148 and 910148*

The gallery, established by Hanns and Kate Schaeffer, specialised in Dutch and Flemish Old Master paintings and drawings. The Berlin gallery was open from 1925 to 1939, while the New York gallery ran from 1936 to the 1990s. The records are organized by inventory files, photographic documentation, albums and publications, and correspondence. The records cover Berlin (1925-1939) and New York (1939-1980) gallery activities, including correspondence (mostly 1950s-1980) client files (from the 1930s); inventories; photographs of art objects and sale records, expertise and provenance; and photographic albums and catalogues of gallery exhibitions.

New material received in December 2001 (including records of purchases, research notes, auction catalogues, photographs, letters of expertise, and business documents concerning post-WW II gallery business in Europe) has yet to be catalogued.

Location of Record
The Getty Research Institute
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688
Tel.: +1 310 440 7390
Fax: +1 310 440 7780

Getty Research Library Catalogue Online: <>, first accessed 7 January 2003. Link updated 16 July 2007.