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Grenville L. Winthrop (1864-1943) was once a attorney and banker by means of career, yet his actual ardour was once amassing paintings. He had the assets, the instinct and gifted advisers to assist him create a set that's special not just in its intensity and breadth, but in addition in its caliber. The Winthrop number of French, British and American paintings contains the easiest staff of Delacroix and Ingres drawings open air of France, the main major team of pre-Raphaelite work outdoor of england, and a world-renowned number 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 paintings Museum at Harvard collage. Masterpieces by way of David, Ingres, Gericault, Chasseriau and Moreau may 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 via greater than 60 authors, all of whom are gurus of their quite a few fields.

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Fig. 31) as his Saint Winthrop also put together an impressive group of drawings by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, an artist of an entirely different sensibility to these others (cat. nos. ioo— 105). I0 ° In addition, he continued to deepen his Pre-Raphaelite holdings into his later years. In 1934 Birnbaum wrote, "It is thrilling to think that in of Creation' [Burne-Jones, Galahad' [Watts, and "make a cat. nos. cat. no. 194] [Rossetti, cat. no. " lo Winthrop ' took an active interest in refining his collection of British art.

The that collection, see America or he would not have achieved and fostered art collector in both French and British in strength without Birnbaum's intervention. Although If the interest in Jr. and even consumed a new slightly later Paul Sachs critical collection of of works on paper, collectors, methodically building their cabinet sensibility and appreciation tor works on paper new generation of Winthrop collectors in America. That recognized the importance of his achievement and took a personal interest in it is revealed in the fact that he placed his drawings foremost in importance in his statement ot bequest: "I give and bequeath to .

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