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By John L. O'Brian

Maurice Wertheim, a graduate of Harvard university (Class of 1906), approached the gathering of artwork with disciplined enthusiasm. even if he didn't buy a huge portray till 1956, whilst he had already grew to become fifty, inside or 3 years he had made himself a tremendous contender within the box. within the subsequent decade and a part he succeeded in assembling essentially the most notable and targeted collections of recent eu paintings during this kingdom. At his demise in 1950, Maurice Wertheim bequeathed his assortment to Harvard for «the gain and use of the Fogg paintings Museum.» due to the fact that 1974 the gathering has been completely put in within the museum, the place it has given excitement and guideline to various scholars and students in addition to to many viewers. In reputation of the significance of the extreme work and sculptures within the assortment, the galleries the place they're put in have been thoroughly redesigned in 1986 to supply a extra spacious and congenial surroundings during which to be visible.

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75; D 191; Augusta, 1972A, no. 29; Fezzi, 1972, no. 235; White, 1984, pp. 57, 219, repr. Class of 1906. 61 56 p. 62. Bequest — Collection of Maurice Wertheim, Seated Bather was painted ca. 1885-1884, just prior to the extended three-year period during which Renoir worked on the Large Bathers (see cat. 9). This was a period of crisis and the Impressionists, not work. sion that was at least for Renoir, as he I I had wrung Impressionism dry and didn't know either how an impasse" (Vollard, 1958, I Impressionism for admitted to later "Around 1883 there occurred what seemed Vollard: my and transition to be a came to the conclu- to paint or to draw.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Naiad, oil on canvas, 1876. Private Collection. Figure worked up from small sketches of rocky beaches that Renoir brought back to Paris from the island of Guernsey in the and that the figure was posed in 3. Pierre-Auguste Renoir. By the Sea- shore, oil on canvas. 1883. Metropolitan Museum of Art, ermeyer Collection. New York. H. O. Hav- — that the background was 1885-1884, fall of 1883 his studio in Paris in the when he was concerned about giving the (fig. 1), winter of human form somatic substance.

Friends among the musicians in the orchestra and, from sketching dancers in the rehearsal rooms behind the scenes, knew dancers to the Opera class families, to begin competing and drilling for permanent positions they were either salary for their let 1949, pp. 68-69). At the age of ten or eleven go or taken on. work and, husband or hand the system that brought young the age of seven or eight, usually from lower- company (Browse, in the for a at at first in the If latter, they could expect a due course, the opportunity to maneuver a "protector" from among those who circulated back- stage (Reff, 1978).

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