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Deborah Turbeville Photoshoot of Cy Twombly

Identifier: SL-01


In 2016, the Deborah Turbeville Foundation gifted the museum two photographs of Cy Twombly in his studio in Bossano in Teverina, Italy. In addition, the Foundation loaned slides and contact sheets that document the entire photoshoot and allowed the museum to digitize them as supporting contextual material. The digital files are available for research on-site at the Freeman Library.


  • Creation: [1982]


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research, but digital files are only available to view on-site.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection is subject to all copyright laws. VMFA has been granted a non-exclusive license to reproduce the collection only for their educational and publicity purposes by the Deborah Turbeville Foundation.

Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright, beyond that allowed by fair use, requires the researcher to obtain permission of copyright holders.


26 Gigabytes (173 digitized items)

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The collection is organized into two series.

Series 1
Slides, [1982]
Series 2
Contact Sheets, [1982]

Custodial History

The collection was loaned by Barbara Peters, Director of the Deborah Turbeville Foundation, in April 2016 as a short-term study loan. The materials were digitized and returned to the Foundation in early 2017.

Related Materials

2016.506, 2016.507

Processing Information

The collection was digitized in 2016.

Finding Aids to Special Collections in the VMFA Archives | Deborah Turbeville Study Loan
Study Loan 01 (SL-01)
Courtney Yevich Tkacz, VMFA Archivist
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Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository

Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library
200 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard
Richmond VA 23220-4007 United States