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 occupation, yet his precise ardour was once accumulating artwork. He had the assets, the instinct and proficient advisers to assist him create a suite that's distinctive not just in its intensity and breadth, but in addition in its caliber. The Winthrop choice of French, British and American artwork contains the simplest staff of Delacroix and Ingres drawings open air 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 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 through David, Ingres, Gericault, Chasseriau and Moreau can be obvious along nice works by way of Blake, Rossetti and Burne-Jones, in addition to Homer, Sargent and Whistler. they're mentioned within the catalogue by means of greater than 60 authors, all of whom are gurus of their quite a few fields.

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Were attributed it a satisfactory attribution for this On the other hand, with further study, David now have convincing Labille-Guiard which It attributional doubts about the compositional entire artist is is the case with by Adelaide was a gift of the artist to his pupil drawing for the Oath of the Madrazo y Agudo and remained Jose de the careful care of several generations of that family of artists until from the Such (cat. no. 84). There are no Tennis Court. other works that once attributions to others.

Between collector and agent, the impor- of whether the idea to collect drawings was Winthrop's or Birnbaum's (as the claimed) remains. Even though collecting in America had reached an impressive height by the first decades of the twentieth century, the collecting of drawings was an untried and unappreciated enthusiasm much collecting tycoons gave Morgan and Cornelius when Winthrop's notice to them. " 9 Thus Winthrop and endeavors to build a These vanguard sheet by precious sheet, developed a that inspired early efforts began.

R my part of three drawings by Burne-Jones (see cat. the only owe the discov- 51. Cohn Tim (1995, p. 4). 1993, p. 38. '" Birnbaum, The volume privately: A Catalogue of the Collection of Prints from the Liber Studiorum ofJoseph Mallord William Turner, Formed by the Late no. 160). Francis Bullard ofBoston, It was only a year after this, in 19 14, that Martin Birnbaum, who would become Massachusetts, and Bequeathed by Winthrop's trusted agent, remembered meeting the collector for the immensely intriguing art (fig.

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