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 via career, yet his precise ardour used to be accumulating paintings. He had the assets, the instinct and gifted advisers to assist him create a suite that's specific not just in its intensity and breadth, but in addition in its caliber. The Winthrop choice of French, British and American artwork comprises the easiest 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 by means of 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 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 professionals of their numerous fields.

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Bullard eventually became chairman of the Visiting than Europe and prints. Bullard spurred his enthusiasm for the British Aesthetic and for an aestheticism, grounded in the writings of Walter Pater, that liberated An agnostic, moral talons of Ruskin and Norton/' Movement art Committee to the Print Department from the 44. "Il tut le Pater rejected the idea that beauty can premier collectionneur americain a only be good and moral, contending that could be evil and decadent it Museum of at the Fine Arts, Boston.

Rare underlined and annotated Cohn 1978. through Pater that Oscar Wilde contended Winthrop's most existed only for frequently quoted pronouncement on art must certainly have descended from ofmusic "^ In Raphaelites, that Movement: "All art constantly aspires towards the condition 48. creations. " 49 While in his probable undergraduate years, and Bullard 's later P- in of the rare lines italicized in the book, quoted in in the Tribune, exchanges. Bullard 's also is Royal Cortissoz's announcement of it is bequest clear that the English writer figured in Winthrop's One l0< >- Winthrop's thought it is rejecting man- nature in favor of the that line in made Pater, so central to the Aesthetic that art itself, the New October Winthrop York Herald 17, 1943: '"I never buy anything,' he would calling card slipped into Winthrop's copy of Pater's Greek Studies reads: morning, Mr.

Winthrop, "shocked and grieved," never Otto van Meurs. longcase musical clock, Fig. 17. gilt fully recovered brass ornaments, 9 ft. z'A in. 7 cm). ca. 1-20. Inlaid from the oak case with Fogg Art Museum. Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop. 094- Fig. 18. Left: silver John Thwaites, musical mantel clock, 1786. Tortoiseshell case with and enameled-silver mounts. 15% x 6 John Paulet. traveling clock, 6% x $ in. 5 ca. 1-10. W : ECTION in. 2 cm). 943. Center: 1705-10. 5 cm). 1943. 106-. Right: Daniel Quare.

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