By Stephan Wolohojian, Anna Tahinci
Grenville L. Winthrop (1864-1943) was once a attorney and banker through occupation, yet his real ardour used to be gathering paintings. He had the assets, the instinct and gifted advisers to aid him create a suite that's specific not just in its intensity and breadth, but in addition in its caliber. The Winthrop number of French, British and American paintings contains the simplest crew 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 through 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 via David, Ingres, Gericault, Chasseriau and Moreau could be noticeable along nice works through 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 gurus of their quite a few fields.
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By vocation, but as colorful as The union between drab. German A lawyer a violinist Winthrop was the lively and peripatetic flitting from Paris to Taormina or from Athens to Berlin, and the staid and sedentary Winthrop, keeping between his steady path New York and Lenox, would seem an unlikely one; however, proved to be a perfect match. /'/ scouting the world for available treasures to send back and install in Here recalled is Winthrop's the moment of New York residence/ 2 // their crucial first meeting, as by Birnbaum: Winthrop, naturally courteous, New York gallery on Madison Avenue to see one of his exhibitions walked into Birnbaum's Fig.
I am grateful to Wislocki. , as they roamed about the property, as if part Trust and Conservation Fund. George "living jewels," It is of the Berkshire County Land intormation. this Fig. 16. Winthrop's aquarium at Groton Place. Lenox Library Association. Edwin Hale Lincoln Archives, Winthrop had taken the opulent adornments of an Aesthetic Movement (figs. 1, 15). A reminder ot the period fancy for flower beds and borders vol. 8. no. 4c- interior outdoors is 59. the often-retold Wmthrop. letter to Sachs.
No. 194] [Rossetti, cat. no. " lo Winthrop ' took an active interest in refining his collection of British art. ' 02 Birnbaum's collecting efforts went beyond the simple Fig. 26. Jean-Pierre Norblin de la Gourdaine, The Oath ofthe Tennis Court, 1805/18 14. Gray and brown wash, white gouache, and graphite over black and brown ink on tracing paper, 20/8 x acquisition of masterpieces. 30 He later WINTHROP COLLECTION recalled that "aside 30% L. 804 in. (51 x 78 cm). Fogg Art Museum, Bequest of Grenville " a Fig.