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 attorney and banker through occupation, yet his real ardour used to be accumulating paintings. He had the assets, the instinct and gifted advisers to assist him create a set that's unique not just in its intensity and breadth, but additionally in its caliber. The Winthrop selection of French, British and American paintings comprises the easiest staff of Delacroix and Ingres drawings outdoors of France, the main major crew of pre-Raphaelite work outdoors of england, and a world-renowned choice of Sargent watercolours. a few 70 work and two times as many drawings and watercolours by way of 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 college. Masterpieces via David, Ingres, Gericault, Chasseriau and Moreau may be obvious along nice works by means of Blake, Rossetti and Burne-Jones, in addition to Homer, Sargent and Whistler. they're mentioned within the catalogue through greater than 60 authors, all of whom are experts of their quite a few fields.

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A Private Passion 19th-century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L.Winthrop Collection, Harvard University

Grenville L. Winthrop (1864-1943) used to be a attorney and banker by means of occupation, yet his precise ardour was once gathering paintings. He had the assets, the instinct and proficient advisers to assist him create a set that's certain not just in its intensity and breadth, but in addition in its caliber. The Winthrop choice of French, British and American paintings comprises the simplest team of Delacroix and Ingres drawings outdoor of France, the main major team of pre-Raphaelite work open air of england, and a world-renowned choice of Sargent watercolours.

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Finished and portrait drawings by Ingres would remain a focus of Winthrop's Ingres pursuits. In 1922 Birnbaum secured ning a collection that would the Portrait of the Forestier Family (cat. no. 64), begin- later include such important works as Ingres's largest and most important group portrait, Portrait of the Family ofLucien Bonaparte Portrait ofMrs. George Vesey and Her Daughter Elizabeth Vesey Degas had coveted earlier. If Winthrop's tastes (cat. no. 55), (cat. no. " 86 Winthrop's core of paintings by Ingres includes such gems as his early Raphael and Fornarina tions with (cat.

The land to the Pleasant \ alley Bird and Wild Flower Sanctuary Association of Berkshire There were no gardens at Groton Place. Instead, the subtle nuances of the carefully chosen clusters of foliage, whispering exotic chords as the wind blew chimes hidden within them, were pierced by legions of elegantly plumed birds numbering more than called 20 them five —provided — according to some accounts, hundred. Peacocks and pheasants — Counr\- in 1938. Winthrop now Yokun Ridge. S. I am grateful to Wislocki.

Pristine in condition, filled with at Notre-Dame (Le Sacre) HUAM Archives. 1929. December 4, 1934. Winthrop paid $75,000 Since a year later for the Odalisque with the monumental Coronation of the Emperor Napoleon I and the Crowning of the Empress Josephine 3, Slave, cost (cat. nos. 19, 20). it would appear that the would not have been a con- sideration for him. Birnbaum found these, along with another portrait of Napoleon that he failed to acquire, in 94. As was Lawrence's tender portrait the possession of the heirs of the due de Bassano.

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