By Stephan Wolohojian, Anna Tahinci
Grenville L. Winthrop (1864-1943) used to be a legal professional and banker through occupation, yet his actual ardour used to be accumulating artwork. He had the assets, the instinct and proficient advisers to aid him create a set that's distinctive not just in its intensity and breadth, but additionally in its caliber. The Winthrop choice of French, British and American artwork comprises the simplest staff of Delacroix and Ingres drawings outdoors of France, the main major workforce of pre-Raphaelite work outdoors of england, and a world-renowned number 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 paintings Museum at Harvard collage. Masterpieces by way of David, Ingres, Gericault, Chasseriau and Moreau may be noticeable along nice works by way 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 gurus 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 by Stephan Wolohojian, Anna Tahinci