By Edgar Peters Bowron
Although americans have proven curiosity in Italian Baroque artwork because the eighteenth century—Thomas Jefferson got copies of works via Salvator Rosa and Guido Reni for his artwork gallery at Monticello, and the seventeenth-century Bolognese tuition used to be popular via painters Benjamin West and John Singleton Copley—a frequent urge for food for it simply took carry within the early to mid-twentieth century. Buying Baroque tells this historical past in the course of the personalities concerned and the tradition of gathering within the United States.
The distinctive individuals to this quantity research the purchasers, public sale homes, and advertisement galleries that supplied entry to Baroque work, in addition to the creditors, curators, and museum administrators who got and formed American perceptions approximately those works, together with Charles Eliot Norton, John W. Ringling, A. Everett Austin Jr., and Samuel H. Kress. those essays discover aesthetic tendencies and affects to teach why americans constructed an more and more subtle flavor for Baroque paintings among the past due eighteenth century and the Twenties, and so they hint the fervent top of curiosity through the Nineteen Fifties and 1960s.
A wide-ranging, in-depth examine the gathering of 17th- and eighteenth-century Italian work in the US, this quantity sheds new gentle at the cultural stipulations that led creditors to worth Baroque artwork and the numerous results in their efforts on America’s maximum museums and galleries.
In addition to the editor, members comprise Andrea Bayer, Virginia superb, Andria Derstine, Marco Grassi, Ian Kennedy, J. Patrice Marandel, Pablo Pérez d’Ors, Richard E. Spear, and Eric M. Zafran.
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Buying Baroque: Italian Seventeenth-Century Paintings Come to America (The Frick Collection Studies in the History of Art Collecting in America) by Edgar Peters Bowron