Getty Adds Renaissance, 19th-Century Sculptures; 200+ Atget Photos
|Charles-Henri-Joseph Cordier, Sudanese Man, 1856, and Woman from the French Colonies, 1861. Getty Museum
The Getty Museum has acquired two bronze reliefs by Renaissance sculptor and architect Bartolomeo Ammannati; a pair of onyx-and-bronze busts of African diasporans by 19th-century French sculptor Charles-Henri-Joseph Cordier; and, in a gift-purchase deal, a 209-piece collection of Eugène Atget photographs assembled by So. Cal. collectors Dan and Mary Solomon. The Solomons' Atget holding is said to be the most important in private hands.
|Bartolomeo Ammannati, Allegory of the Tiber and Arno and Apotheosis of Michelangelo, about 1564. Getty Museum
The Getty plans a show of highlights from the Solomon collection in spring 2023. That will be followed by a larger exhibition marking the centennial of Atget's death in 2027.
|Eugène Atget, Versailles, 1922. Getty Museum