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HORNE, Herbert Percy (1864-1916)


Reference code(s): GB 1370 WIA, Herbert Horne

Held at: Warburg Institute

Title: HORNE, Herbert Percy (1864-1916)

Date(s): c 1883-1886

Level of description: collection

Extent: 1 box

Name of creator(s): Horne | Herbert Percy | 1864-1916 | architect, art collector and art historian


Administrative/Biographical history:

Herbert Horne was born in London, 1864 and worked there as an architect, in partnership with A H Mackmurdo, during the 1880s and early 1890s. From the mid 1890s onwards he worked more on Italian art history, moving to Florence permanently in about 1904. He died in 1916.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Herbert Horne, architect and art historian, c 1883-1886, including correspondence with Grace Parkinson and some correspondence with Aby Warburg. Topics covered include: Italian Renaissance Art: Botticelli, Uccello and Piero di Cosimo.


Language/scripts of material: Italian

System of arrangement:

Sorted and arranged.

Conditions governing access:

Archive material is accessible for the purpose of private study and personal research and within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Archive reading room. Access is with permission from the Institute Director and by prior appointment only. Potential users are advised to browse the Institute website and contact the Archivist, Dr des Claudia Wedepohl, before planning a visit. Access to individual items in the Warburg Institute Archives may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies, at the discretion of the archivist, may be provided for research use only (working papers: up to 10% of any archive pressmark; correspondence by authors for whom the department doesn't hold copyright: up to 10% of the institutes holdings). Traditional photography is allowed at the discretion of the archivist, no digital cameras. Scans and digital photographs can be ordered at the discretion of the archivist. Requests to publish original material have to be submitted to the Archivist.

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

Collection level description available on-line at the University of London Research Services website


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Given to Fritz Saxl by Henry Harris, 1944.


Existence and location of originals:

Existence and location of copies:

Related material:

Publication note:



Archivist's note: Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Apr 2008

Art history | Art theory | Arts
Italian history | European history | National history
Painting | Fine arts

Personal names
Horne | Herbert Percy | 1864-1916 | architect, art collector and art historian

Corporate names

Italy | Western Europe | Europe