By Stephan Wolohojian, Anna Tahinci
Grenville L. Winthrop (1864-1943) used to be a legal professional and banker via occupation, yet his precise ardour used to be amassing paintings. He had the assets, the instinct and gifted advisers to assist him create a suite that's detailed not just in its intensity and breadth, but additionally in its caliber. The Winthrop selection of French, British and American paintings contains the simplest crew of Delacroix and Ingres drawings outdoors of France, the main major crew of pre-Raphaelite work outdoor of england, and a world-renowned selection 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 artwork Museum at Harvard college. Masterpieces by means of David, Ingres, Gericault, Chasseriau and Moreau could be obvious along nice works by means of 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 specialists of their numerous fields.
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Winthrop, Class of Venice (fig. 35). Through Wildenstein and Company most remarkable acquisitions works on Scapin this roster are (cat. no. 15), no. 91), Vincent in the area in New York, he made some of of his and Birnbaum's focused Pierre-Auguste Renoir's Spring Bouquet interest. (cat. no. 1 10), (cat. no. 46), and Ingres's Odalisque with 1886. 89 Among the Daumier's Claude Monet's Road toward the Farm Saint-Simeon, Honfleur van Gogh's Blue Cart his (cat. the Slave, Fig. 35. Canalerto, Pia^a San Marco, Venice, 1730—35.
Quite I was suggested one described by Birnbaum, Winthrop's relationship with him, in the colto his advice in Bullard's case and opinion, was similar Winthrop adopted his to the one he had enthusiasm for collecting prints, However, no one could have pre- in Birnbaum's, his interest in the nineteenth century. " and he thought of gathered costly groups of Dutch, English or Italian old masters under their roofs. He wanted of that he did not want to compete with wealthy American ama- really starting a collection, but that teurs Winthrop "explained which Winthrop would now pursue his collecting interests.
160). Francis Bullard ofBoston, It was only a year after this, in 19 14, that Martin Birnbaum, who would become Massachusetts, and Bequeathed by Winthrop's trusted agent, remembered meeting the collector for the immensely intriguing art (fig. 11). Budd time. Birnbaum, an have been a secret agent as a dealer in works of His oldest friend, the writer Upton Sinclair (who modeled Lanny, in his Lanny series, after Charlie Chaplin l6 figure, could as easily first him), recalled was how after Birnbaum had present, Chaplin and the host, taken WINTHROP COLLECTION left a Hollywood dinner at which by Birnbaum's mysterious charm, Him to the Museum ofFine Arts in Boston (Boston, 1916).
A Private Passion 19th-century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L.Winthrop Collection, Harvard University by Stephan Wolohojian, Anna Tahinci