Dealer Records:

Bachstitz Inc, New York, 1929-1931, 1936-1937

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Art dealer Kurt Walter Bachstitz (1882-1949) was active in Berlin, Munich, Amsterdam, The Hague, and New York City through the 1920s and 1930s. His inventory featured Old Master and modern paintings, miniatures, Renaissance bronzes, Medieval objects, classical Greek and Byzantine jewelry, and Islamic glass, and his clientele included many notable private art collectors, museums, and galleries throughout Europe and the United States.

The Bachstitz, Inc. records consist primarily of correspondence and administrative and financial records relating to Bachstitz’s activities as an art dealer in New York City. The bulk of the records, which date from 1929-1931 and 1936-1937, correlate with trips Bachstitz made to the United States during those years to cultivate the New York City branch of his business and a U.S. clientele. Finding aid: http://libmma.org/digital_files/archives/Bachstitz_records_b18041048.pdf.


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