A Private Passion 19th-century Paintings and Drawings from by Stephan Wolohojian, Anna Tahinci

By Stephan Wolohojian, Anna Tahinci

Grenville L. Winthrop (1864-1943) was once a legal professional and banker by way of career, yet his actual ardour used to be gathering artwork. He had the assets, the instinct and proficient advisers to assist him create a suite that's targeted not just in its intensity and breadth, but additionally in its caliber. The Winthrop choice of French, British and American artwork contains the easiest workforce of Delacroix and Ingres drawings outdoors of France, the main major crew of pre-Raphaelite work outdoor of england, and a world-renowned number of Sargent watercolours. a few 70 work and two times as many drawings and watercolours via greater than 50 French, British and American artists are featured during this choice from the Winthrop assortment, bequeathed in 1943 to the Fogg paintings Museum at Harvard collage. Masterpieces through David, Ingres, Gericault, Chasseriau and Moreau could be noticeable along nice works by way of Blake, Rossetti and Burne-Jones, in addition to Homer, Sargent and Whistler. they're mentioned within the catalogue via greater than 60 authors, all of whom are experts of their quite a few fields.

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A Birnbaum PRIVATE i>> P 17 Fig. 12. Charles Museum. if ca. 1900. Watercolor on 5X x 16% silk fan, in. 9 cm. x 42 cm). Fogg Art Bequest of Grenville L. 464 Germany he would determine whether business in had Conder, The Rendezvous, the better prize — and price he concealed that he was an American and carried out his transactions German. In native French he would write — were subtle letters entreating impoverished heirs to part Biennale, he must have been received like one of the foreign dignitaries of lore to the Berlin Photographic gallerv space artists at the who would Byzantine city as ambassadors from distant shores.

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Christmas card from Martin Birnbaum. after 192-. Birnbaum credits himself with having been the first in America to mount shows on Oskar HUAM Archives Kokoschka, Lyonel Feininger. Paul Klee, James Ensor, Edvard Munch, Paul Manship, and many other artists. In the course of conversation who virgin fields to plow, and although plans were only vaguely entertained clear that he did not my personal wish to collect enthusiasms — <; lector's reliance on and deference As had with Bullard; in a mere desultory way.

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