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"A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University"
2003-06-25 until 2003-09-14
UK United Kingdom
In the early decades of the 20th century, Grenville L. Winthrop, a New Yorker and Harvard graduate, assembled a remarkable collection of paintings and drawings by French, British and American artists of the 19th century. They include the finest group of works by Ingres outside France and major canvasses and sheets by David, Géricault, Delacroix, Moreau and Renoir. British works, beginning with Blake and Flaxman, include important Pre-Raphaelite paintings by Burne-Jones, Holman Hunt and Rossetti, and a suite of masterful drawings by Beardsley. The Americans include Whistler, Sargent and Winslow Homer. Upon his death, in 1943 Winthrop’s collection passed to the Harvard University Art Museums in Cambridge, MA. This exhibition allows a unique opportunity to view this stunning collection, which has not been lent since the collection was bequeathed.
The exhibition is organised by the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, in collaboration with the National Gallery, London, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon and Réunion des Musées Nationaux, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Winthrop on his estate in Lenox, MA.
Courtesy of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA.