By Stephan Wolohojian, Anna Tahinci
Grenville L. Winthrop (1864-1943) used to be a attorney and banker via career, yet his real ardour was once gathering paintings. He had the assets, the instinct and proficient advisers to assist him create a set that's exact not just in its intensity and breadth, but additionally in its caliber. The Winthrop choice of French, British and American artwork contains the easiest staff of Delacroix and Ingres drawings outdoors of France, the main major team of pre-Raphaelite work open air of england, and a world-renowned choice of Sargent watercolours. a few 70 work and two times as many drawings and watercolours through 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 collage. Masterpieces by means of David, Ingres, Gericault, Chasseriau and Moreau could be visible along nice works by means 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 specialists of their a variety of fields.
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28% in. Museum (92 x 73 cm). Philadelphia Mcllhenny Collection in Memory of Frances Obviously the long-term project scarcity — and explain why Winthrop elevated price — 1812. Oil of Art, on Fig. 21. The Henry Mcllhenny, 1986-26-22 P. to represent the artist fully Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Madame Paul-Sigisben Moitessier, 1856. Oil on canvas, 47X x 36X London, NG was made in. 1 cm). National Gallery. 4821 difficult of important paintings. But those factors alone by the may 88. Ibid.. not Odalisque acquired certain works by Ingres and not others.
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A great Ingres In and unique. She would however figure is entirely nude. . " figures in the Golden Age . . seem strange your house, except room in a seem strange except in a On the other hand, (cat. no. " 89. Unci.. " \our house, Ingres exclusively. Fes 42^,000 which he hoped Winthrop would acquire, "were 88 in room devoted Ma) 10, 1935. appears that such trepidation was Birnbaum's have shared these objections. On his own he acquired the sen- suous Odalisque with the Slave, and on the advice of Paul Sachs he bought one of Ingres's most beautifully seductive nude Then there Reiset was chosen over "the were other matters of smaller example which is taste.