The Recluse Collector: Grenville Winthrop

7/26/2015 - 4:00 pm

The Norfolk Library

Libby Borden will be joined by art historian Dr. Robert Hobbs in a slide talk on the collection her great uncle Grenville L. Winthrop (1864–1943). A lawyer and banker by profession, Winthrop created a collection of French, British, and American art that is distinct not only in its depth and breadth, but also in its quality and includes the best group of Delacroix and Ingres drawings outside of France, the most significant group of pre-Raphaelite paintings outside of Britain, and a world-renowned collection of Sargent watercolors. The Winthrop Collection was bequeathed in 1943 to the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University.