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Gordon McLendon and the Getty

The role of Gordon McLendon's gifts to the J. Paul Getty Museum seem to be in the spotlight.

The Getty should perhaps now release the details of all McLendon's "gifts" to the Getty (including their previous collecting histories).

Here are some of the Athenian pots "donated" by him and identified by Jiri Frel in 1977 (I use Frel's list numbers) [in addition to the krater attributed to the Kleophrades painter, inv. 77.AE.11]:

4. Inv. 77.AE.46. Siana cup. C painter. [Beazley 8723]
5. Inv. 76.AE.101.21. Fr. Siana cup. C painter. Attribution: Bothmer.
6. Inv. 76.AE.87. Tyrrhenian amphora. Castellani painter.
7. Inv. 76.AE.101.29. Fr. hydria. Lydos. Attribution: Bothmer.
9. Inv. 76.AE.90. Lip cup. Tleson and Tleson painter. [Beazley 28857]
10. Inv. 76.AE.101.23. Fr. Lip cup. Tleson.
13. Inv. 76.AE.101.26. Fr. cup. Painter of the Louvre 132 bis.
14. Inv. 76.AE.101.27. Fr. cup. Pamphaios. Attribution: Bothmer.
17. Inv. 77.AE.54. Droop cup. Wraith painter. Attribution: Bothmer. [Beazley 28861]
18. Inv. 76.AE.94. Kyathos. Caylus painter.
31. Inv. 76.AE.102.24. 2 fr. Eucharides painter.
31 bis. Inv. 77.AE.22.11. 2 fr. amphora. Eucharides painter.
32. Inv. 77.AE.42. Several frr. amphora. Eucharides painter. [Beazley 28858]
32 bis. Inv. 77.AE.41. Stamnos. Eucharides painter. Attribution: Bothmer. [Beazley 5132]
33. Inv. 77.AE.21.24. Fr. cup. Nikosthenes painter.
34. Inv. 77.AE.21.26. Fr. cup [join by Bothmer]. Euergides painter.
35. Inv. 77.AE.21.25. Fr. cup. Douris.
36. Inv. 76.AE.102.7. 2 frr. pelike. Bothmer added fragment by exchange. Pan painter. Attribution: Bothmer.
39. Inv. 76.AE.88. Fr. kalpis. Niobid painter. [Beazley 43317]
40. Inv. 77.AE.21.18. Fr. kalpis. Niobid painter.
41. Inv. 77.AE.44. Fr. calyx krater. Niobid painter.
42. Inv. 77.AE.44. Fr. calyx krater. Niobid painter. [Beazley 44303; 77.AE.44.2; attribution: Guy]
43. Inv. 77.AE.12.1. Fr. pelike. Villa Giulia painter. [Beazley 10105]
44. Inv. 77.AE.12.2. Fr. pelike. Villa Giulia painter. [Beazley 10104]
45. Inv. 77.AE.40. Calyx krater. Villa Giulia painter.
46. Inv. 76.AE.66. Lekythos. Charmides painter.
47. Inv. 77.AE.21.13. Fr. Kleophon painter. Attribution: Bothmer.
48. Inv. 76.AE.89. Oinochoe. Shuvalov painter. [Beazley 8846; 76.AE.89A; "provenance": Etruria; formerly Summa Galleries] [Beazley 10055; 76.AE.89B; "provenance": Etruria]
49. Inv. 76.AE.104. 4 frr. oinochoe. Aison.
50. Inv. 76.AE.105.1. Frr. oinochoe. Aison.
51. Inv. 76.AE.105.2. 2 frr. oinochoe. Aison.
52. Inv. 76.AE.107. c. 40 frr. of several oinochoai. Aison.
54. Inv. 77.AE.21.22. Fr. skyphos.
55. Inv. 76.AE.92. Chalcidian krater. Tydeus painter.

In accession number order, for convenience:

Inv. 76.AE.66.  [46] Lekythos. Charmides painter.
Inv. 76.AE.87. [6] Tyrrhenian amphora. Castellani painter.
Inv. 76.AE.88. [39] Fr. kalpis. Niobid painter. [Beazley 43317]
Inv. 76.AE.89. [48] Oinochoe. Shuvalov painter. [Beazley 8846; 76.AE.89A; "provenance": Etruria; formerly Summa Galleries] [Beazley 10055; 76.AE.89B; "provenance": Etruria]
Inv. 76.AE.90. [9] Lip cup. Tleson and Tleson painter. [Beazley 28857]
Inv. 76.AE.92. [55] Chalcidian krater. Tydeus painter.
Inv. 76.AE.94. [18] Kyathos. Caylus painter.
Inv. 76.AE.101.21. [5] Fr. Siana cup. C painter. Attribution: Bothmer.
Inv. 76.AE.101.23. [10] Fr. Lip cup. Tleson.

Inv. 76.AE.101.26. [13] Fr. cup. Painter of the Louvre 132 bis.
Inv. 76.AE.101.27. [14] Fr. cup. Pamphaios. Attribution: Bothmer.

Inv. 76.AE.101.29. [7] Fr. hydria. Lydos. Attribution: Bothmer.
Inv. 76.AE.102.7. [36] 2 frr. pelike. Bothmer added fragment by exchange. Pan painter. Attribution: Bothmer.
Inv. 76.AE.102.24. [31] 2 fr. Eucharides painter.
Inv. 76.AE.104. [49] 4 frr. oinochoe. Aison.
Inv. 76.AE.105.1. [50] Frr. oinochoe. Aison.
Inv. 76.AE.105.2. [51] 2 frr. oinochoe. Aison.
Inv. 76.AE.107. [52] c. 40 frr. of several oinochoai. Aison.

Inv. 77.AE.12.1. [43] Fr. pelike. Villa Giulia painter. [Beazley 10105]
Inv. 77.AE.12.2. [44] Fr. pelike. Villa Giulia painter. [Beazley 10104]
Inv. 77.AE.21.13. [47] Fr. Kleophon painter. Attribution: Bothmer.
Inv. 77.AE.21.18. [40] Fr. kalpis. Niobid painter.
Inv. 77.AE.21.22. [54] Fr. skyphos.
Inv. 77.AE.21.24. [33] Fr. cup. Nikosthenes painter.
Inv. 77.AE.21.25. [35] Fr. cup. Douris
Inv. 77.AE.21.26. [34] Fr. cup [join by Bothmer]. Euergides painter.
Inv. 77.AE.22.11. [31 bis] 2 fr. amphora. Eucharides painter.
Inv. 77.AE.40. [45] Calyx krater. Villa Giulia painter.
Inv. 77.AE.41. [32 bis] Stamnos. Eucharides painter. Attribution: Bothmer. [Beazley 5132]
Inv. 77.AE.42. [32] Several frr. amphora. Eucharides painter. [Beazley 28858]

Inv. 77.AE.44. [41] Fr. calyx krater. Niobid painter.
Inv. 77.AE.44. [42] Fr. calyx krater. Niobid painter. [Beazley 44303; 77.AE.44.2; attribution: Guy]

Inv. 77.AE.46. [4] Siana cup. C painter. [Beazley 8723]
Inv. 77.AE.54. [17] Droop cup. Wraith painter. Attribution: Bothmer. [Beazley 28861]



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kyri said…
its a shame that these people had to fund looting on an industrial scale just to lower their tax bill.in the uk tv celebrities have been villified for legal tax evasion schemes but compared to these guys they are angels.offcourse,gordon mclendon probably knew nothing ,or cared about the antiquities in question other than that they were lowering his tax liabillity,he was not a collector in the true sense of the word.real collectors,who do love the past do not gift masterpieces at least not while they are still breathing.the getty has to come clean on all this,i can see another scandal brewing.

kyri.

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