Holland's Golden Age in America: Collecting the Art of Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Hals

Holland's Golden Age in America: Collecting the Art of Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Hals

by Esmee Quodbach (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780271062013
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication date: 06/11/2014
Series: The Frick Collection Studies in the History of Art Collecting in America Series , #1
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Esmée Quodbach is Assistant Director of the Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library in New York.

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Esmée Quodbach

Introduction: A Taste for Dutch Art

Peter C. Sutton

Part I

The Early Years: The Formation of America’s Taste for Dutch Art

1 “Pictures chiefly painted in oils, on boards”: Dutch Paintings in Colonial New York

Louisa Wood Ruby

2 Robert Gilmor, Jr.’s “Real” Dutch Paintings

Lance Humphries

3 Collecting Old Dutch Masters: Originals, Interpretations, Copies, and Reproductions

Annette Stott

4 Wilhelm von Bode and Collecting in America

Catherine B. Scallen

Part II

The Gilded Age: Great Collections and Collectors of Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art

5 Golden Age Paintings in the Gilded Age: New York Collectors and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1870–1920

Walter Liedtke

6 “They leave us as they find us, they never elevate”: John G. Johnson and the Dutch Masters

Lloyd DeWitt

7 Collecting Vermeer, 1887–1919

Esmée Quodbach

8 Collecting Dutch Paintings in Boston

Ronni Baer

9 The Dutch Painting Collection at the National Gallery of Art

Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr.

Part III

The Twentieth Century: The Dissemination of Dutch Art Across America and the Dutch Reaction

10 The Passionate Eye of W. R. Valentiner: Shaping the Canon of Dutch Painting in America

Dennis P. Weller

11 Unexpected Rivals for the Dutch: Competing with the Americans for Holland’s National Heritage in Great Britain and Elsewhere

Peter Hecht

12 Golden Opportunities: Collecting Rembrandt in Southern California

Anne T. Woollett

13 Has the Great Age of Collecting Dutch Old Master Paintings Come to an End?

Quentin Buvelot


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