By Stephan Wolohojian, Anna Tahinci
Grenville L. Winthrop (1864-1943) was once a attorney and banker by way of occupation, yet his precise ardour used to be amassing artwork. He had the assets, the instinct and gifted advisers to assist him create a suite that's particular not just in its intensity and breadth, but additionally in its caliber. The Winthrop selection of French, British and American paintings contains the easiest crew of Delacroix and Ingres drawings open air of France, the main major workforce 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 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 via 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 by way of greater than 60 authors, all of whom are experts of their a number of fields.
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Fogg Art Museum, Bequest "The Oath of the Tennis Court, 1804—5. P a e ar>d dark gray wash over black chalk on white laid paper, (29 x 44 cm). ' Fogg Art Museum, Bequest of Grenville 1 iH x 17% in. L. 803 of Grenville L. 801 Moreau, forming a remarkable collection of more than a dozen works that includes large salon-scale paintings, Jacob and the Angel (cat. no. 96) and The Infant Moses as well as intimate watercolors Aphrodite and a (cat. no. — from Sebastian and the Angel (fig. 32). 30), the classicizing 94) to the later Poet and Satyrs group of smaller paintings, such (fig.
For that rea- 84. " 82 interest of this group, pure, la plus la plus necessaire, plus la directe"; Gautier i860, pp. Although Winthrop may 323- 24. never have been able to obtain the additions Birnbaum imagined, by the time of his death he 85. Sargent also shared his enthusi- asm had amassed the largest private collection of works by the artist, representing every period "I for the pleas- me ure you have given in his career. 83 Winthrop: for Ingres with must thank you in send- ing on the photographs of those exquisite Ingres drawings Among the first works Birnbaum (who was still was the large at Scott drawing The Martyrdom of Saint Symphorien and Fowles) discovered for him (cat.
All are gifts from Poor Mme drawings because terfuge left in spent a most interesting, but [sic] Blanche. His wife such a vast collection his friends Rodin, Manet, Whistler and his deceased friends to for Winthrop's collection (cat. no. 126). Its absence win their collection could certainly not Birnbaum I who owns one Blanche. Birnbaum was after Rodin's unique bronze Study for "Romeo andJuliet," which he was able from need of cash. in wonderful home on Rue Doctor He would in tears. will not miss him is breathlessly no strategy untried.
A Private Passion 19th-century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L.Winthrop Collection, Harvard University by Stephan Wolohojian, Anna Tahinci
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