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John Singer Sargent Portrait
Spring 2003
Mrs. Peter Chardon Brooks, whose maiden name was Sarah Lawrence, lived from 1845 to 1915. She was the daughter of Sarah Elizabeth Appleton and noted manufacturer and philanthropist Amos Adams Lawrence, for whose family the Massachusetts city of Lawrence i
Monumental Carved Spoon Rack
Spring 2003
This wall box spoon rack is exceptional for its artistic conception, crisply carved decoration, and unusually large size. Spoon racks of this complexity were commissioned by the rural elite, and very few comparable American examples survive today. The spo
Raymond Kanelba Portrait
Spring 2003
"Elegance will never dull the robust art of Kanelba. I repeat his color is never affected. His palette is composed of solid tones that he doesn't mind putting down almost as roughly as in the post-Cezanne days of pure Color," wrote the French poet Andre S
Silver Rococo Pitcher
Spring 2003
Winterthur has recently acquired a significant piece of American silver -- a pitcher attributed to the Swiss-born silversmith Daniel Christian Fueter, who worked in New York from 1754 to 1769.
Bombardment of Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor
Autumn 2002
A recent museum acquistion, Bombardment of Fort Sumter ranks among the finest works by William Aiken Walker, a native...
Florence Nightingale at Scutari
Autumn 2002
When Emanuel Leutze began painting his well-known Washington Crossing the Delaware (Metropolitan Museum of Art...
Night Skaters
Autumn 2002
In the 1930s and 1940s, Paul Sample was one of America’s most important and popular artists, ranking with...
Painted Blanket Chest
Autumn 2002
On initial inspection, a Pennsylvania origin might be associated with this blanket chest. The rounded bracket feet and methods of construction...
Portrait of Mrs. Havemeyer and Her Daughter
Autumn 2002
Three letters written by impressionist painter Mary Cassatt to Shelburne Museum-founder, Electra Havemeyer...
George III Royal Dinner Service
Holiday 2002
The Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, recently unveiled the outstanding royal silver dinner service ordered in Paris by...
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