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In the mid-nineteenth century, Baltimore businessman William Thompson Walters began to patronize the artists of Maryland. Today, the museum that bears his name -- Baltimore's Walters Art Gallery -- excels in fields as diverse as Egyptian bronzes, Byzantine silver, illuminated manuscripts, medieval carved ivories, early Renaissance paintings, SA]vres porcelains, Islamic metalwork, and Chinese ceramics. Surprisingly, the story of how William Walters and his son Henry created one of the finest privately assembled museums in the United States has not been told. With this new book, William Johnston, the Walters's curator of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art, restores William and Henry Walters to their rightful place among America's great art collectors. Drawing upon the knowledge of the early museum staff and gathering valuable information from the few other available sources, Johnston has painstakingly recreated the life and world of the Walterses. Though Henry Walters moved easily in Baltimore and New York social circles, Johnston explains, he kept much to himself and generally purchased art away from the public's eye. Despite the Walterses' reticence, they had a significant influence on the development of American tastes and museums -- William in his role as the first chairman of the Committee on Works of Art for the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., and Henry as the second vice-president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Their personal collection differs from those of other, more familiar collectors, such as J. P. Morgan and Henry Clay Frick, in that Henry Walters intended from the very first that the collection form a museum to serve the public. When the museum first opened its doors in 1934, Johnston relates, many visitors were surprised by the collection's size and by its comprehensive representation of the history of art from the third millennium b.c. to the early twentieth century. Richly illustrated with black-and-white photographs and sixteen pages of full color, this book will fascinate anyone interested in Baltimore history, the history of museums and art collecting in America, and the art and culture of nineteenth-century America. William and Henry Walters: The Reticent Collectors Johnston, William R., Johns Hopkins University Press

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[ED: Hardcover], [PU: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PR], Restores William Walters and his son Henry to their rightful place among America's great art collectors, telling the story of the development of the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore, one of the most important small museums in North America. Describes William's rise to prominence as a regional tycoon and the role he and his son played in Baltimore's cultural life and in the formative years of other major museums. Discusses their art-buying trips and relations with art dealers and other collectors, and examines the politics of art collecting during the late 19th century and early 20th century. Includes 66 b&w photos and 16 pages of color photos highlighting famous pieces in the collection.Versandfertig in über 4 Wochen, Neuware, gewerbliches Angebot

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[ED: Hardcover], [PU: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PR], Though Henry Walters moved easily in Baltimore and New York social circles, Jhnston explains, he kept much to himself and generally purchased art away from the public eye. Despite his reticence, they had a significant influence on the development of American tastes and museums - William in his role as the first chairman of the Committee on Works of Art for the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC, and Henry as the second vice-president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Their collection was different from those of other more familiar collectors in that Henry Walters intended from the very first that the collection would form a museum to serve the public.Versandfertig in über 4 Wochen, [SC: 0.00]

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Baltimore and London: John Hopkins, 1999. Indexed. Illustrated. 8vo. Cloth. Book Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near fine. Art History. In the mid-nineteenth century, Baltimore businessman William Thompson Walters began to patronize the artists of Maryland. Today, the museum that bears his name-Baltimore's Walters Art Gallery-- excels in fields as diverse as Egyptian bronzes, Byzantine silver, illuminated manuscripts, medieval carved ivories, early Renaissance paintings, Sèvres porcelains, Islamic metalwork, and Chinese ceramics". Back cloth gilt spine lettering, purple dj with color illustration; . First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., John Hopkins, 1999

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[EAN: 9780801860409], Usato, ottimo stato, [SC: 57.76], [PU: John Hopkins, Baltimore and London], Jacket, Indexed. Illustrated. 8vo. Cloth. Book Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near fine. Art History. In the mid-nineteenth century, Baltimore businessman William Thompson Walters began to patronize the artists of Maryland. Today, the museum that bears his name-Baltimore's Walters Art Gallery-- excels in fields as diverse as Egyptian bronzes, Byzantine silver, illuminated manuscripts, medieval carved ivories, early Renaissance paintings, Sèvres porcelains, Islamic metalwork, and Chinese ceramics". Back cloth gilt spine lettering, purple dj with color illustration;

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William and Henry Walters: The Reticent Collectors
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Johnston, William R.

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William and Henry Walters: The Reticent Collectors

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9780801860409

Restores William Walters and his son Henry to their rightful place among America's great art collectors, telling the story of the development of the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore, one of the most important small museums in North America. Describes William's rise to prominence as a regional tycoon and the role he and his son played in Baltimore's cultural life and in the formative years of other major museums. Discusses their art-buying trips and relations with art dealers and other collectors, and examines the politics of art collecting during the late 19th century and early 20th century. Includes 66 b&w photos and 16 pages of color photos highlighting famous pieces in the collection.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780801860409
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0801860407
Hardcover
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Publishing year: 1999
Publisher: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PR
328 Pages
Weight: 0,730 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 9780801860409

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