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 actual ardour used to be gathering artwork. He had the assets, the instinct and gifted advisers to assist him create a set that's exact not just in its intensity and breadth, but additionally in its caliber. The Winthrop number of French, British and American paintings comprises the simplest team of Delacroix and Ingres drawings open air of France, the main major crew 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 via 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 might be noticeable along nice works via 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 gurus of their quite a few fields.

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Objects, albeit tew, to that institution by the close of the Winthrop became an avid also first decade ot the 2odi centurv. On Winthrop's jades, see the collector of prints, thanks in part to Max now-classic study by Loehr, Ancient Chinese Jades Fig. 9. Josiah Wedgwood. Portland Vase, ca. 1795. 8 cm). relief, 10'A Fogg Art Museum. Bequest of Grenville x 7 in. his association with his former from (26 x Harvard classmate Francis Bullard, L. 1 181 who estate. , 1975). walk from lived a short Winthrop Fogg Art Museum, Harvard 35.

Encouraged Winthrop 1929, when he had artist's discovered unknown and unpublished Birnbaum was convinced — establish its After all, he had to acquire Ingres's Self-Portrait as earlv as it still hanging on descendants the Ramels. Although portraits " these addi- at the a wall of the time the painting was met with suspicion, that this was the finest of the self- — and he although perhaps unfinished authenticity. In a letter to set out to Winthrop, he triumphantly reported, "I found the original will \n the handwriting of Ingres or signed by him, tographing 'painted bv it.

On the Winthrop acquired most of his clocks For Winthrop, 1924 proved to be a momentous vear. Bv the end ot summer Emilv was (about forty -eight ir through Sydney Letts thirty-one and her sister Kate was close to celebrating her twenty-fifth birthday. The previ- London. " riding a tiny pony. Winthrop's approval. e Winthrop had not only much indeed kept his daughters from going to school, but he was oppressivelv vigilant about their social . lives, at his siblings' houses. At rigid schedule, policed hour thev would and bv home a the girls all the people thev were subjected corps of nearlv fifty clocks to evening stifling \rchr- Winthrop's unbending habits and (figs.

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