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

By Stephan Wolohojian, Anna Tahinci

Grenville L. Winthrop (1864-1943) used to be a legal professional and banker through career, yet his precise ardour was once gathering artwork. He had the assets, the instinct and gifted advisers to assist him create a suite that's particular not just in its intensity and breadth, but in addition in its caliber. The Winthrop choice of French, British and American paintings contains the simplest staff of Delacroix and Ingres drawings open air of France, the main major team of pre-Raphaelite work outdoor of england, and a world-renowned selection 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 artwork Museum at Harvard college. Masterpieces by means of David, Ingres, Gericault, Chasseriau and Moreau might be obvious along nice works via Blake, Rossetti and Burne-Jones, in addition to Homer, Sargent and Whistler. they're mentioned within the catalogue by way of greater than 60 authors, all of whom are professionals of their a number of fields.

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44 own Paul Sachs, a formidable collector in his right, Groton. " This he admired in Bullard 's works by carefully chosen Diirer, in from William Ward who his unparalleled set etchings. 103), on May 15, 1909. Cohn (1993, pp. 37-38), by Ruskin and bred birth in Surrey, him an also sold by Norton and Charles Herbert Moore, but they were subsequently governed by an entirely following Birnbaum's later rec- new one aesthetic sensibility, on the work of that centered ollection, places this trip in art itself.

It He again after the Lapauze sale, writ- ing, "I got in touch with the famous Moitessier the market, I owner of and portrait if it feel fairly certain that the comes on it will be offered to me. — There is Fig. 22. " he explained to Winthrop that "it would 1812. 4 crn )- in. " 93 Even again in 1936, it if so, a was too by turning great painting had, and when it down, "no great bargain has the opportunity presented itself Winthrop had already overstretched late. purchase of Jacques-Louis David's celebrated portrait failure to London for consideration pursue the Ingres lady's hand, pressing a — his resources with the EmmanuelJoseph which Birnbaum snatched up with immediate payment while shipped to it Sieyes (cat.

That recognized the importance of his achievement and took a personal interest in it is revealed in the fact that he placed his drawings foremost in importance in his statement ot bequest: "I give and bequeath to . . Harvard College ... for the use of the Fogg Art Museum . . m\ A PRIVATE In America. For an 19-9. great collector of the Pre-Raphaelites, or, in the case of Ingres, the drawings in the collection of showed no committed Oberhuber in which he worked whose collections surpassed his in specific strengths, such as that of Samuel Bancroft ii ;_ see Paris 1979a.

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