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A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University

A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University
Stephan Wolohojian, with the assistance of Anna Tahinci
ISBN 1-58839-077-2
600 pages;
9x12 in.
250 color and 150 b&w illustrations
Paper,
$30.00
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Published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Distributed by Yale University Press.

Grenville L. Winthrop (1864–1943) was a lawyer and banker, but his true passion was collecting art. He had the resources, the intuition, and the talented advisers to help him create a collection that is distinct in its depth, breadth, and quality. The Winthrop Collection of French, British, and American art includes the best group of Delacroix and Ingres drawings outside of France, the most significant group of Pre-Raphaelite paintings outside of Britain, and a world-renowned collection of Sargent watercolors.

Some seventy paintings and twice as many drawings and watercolors by more than fifty French, British, and American artists are featured in this selection from the legendary Winthrop Collection, bequeathed to the Fogg Museum in 1943. Included are masterpieces by David, Ingres, Géricault, Chassériau, and Moreau; Blake, Rossetti, and Burne-Jones; and Homer, Sargent, and Whistler. They are discussed in the catalogue by more than sixty authors, all of whom are leading authorities in their various fields.

This book is the catalogue for an exhibition held at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, France, March 15–26, 2003; the National Gallery, London, June 25–September 14, 2003; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 20, 2003–January 25, 2004.

Stephan Wolohojian is curator in the Department of Paintings, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts at the Fogg Museum.