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Duveen by S. N. Behrman

Duveen (1952)

by S. N. Behrman

Other authors: Glenn Lowry (Introduction)

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    The Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 65 (Summer 2007) by Esmee Quodbach (nessreader)
    nessreader: both about the transatlantic art market, with a focus on fashions/price/dealership in Art bought in Europe and brought to America

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Elegantly written New Yorker profile, an account of the art dealer who realized that Europeans had fine collections of art but needed cash, while American millionaires would pay good money for art that would give them class and that they they could leave as their legacy. He carefully groomed his buyers and made sure they understood he was the only dealer who could get them the finest works. I grew up going to the Huntington Library in San Marino so I especially enjoyed the account of how Duveen obtained it for H. E. Huntington, after he saw a reproduction of it and realized he had to own it. Duveen just happened to have contacts who let him know that the Duke of Westminster might be persuaded to sell..... ( )
  piemouth | Jul 31, 2016 |
This volume kindled Mrs Mondale's interest in the visual arts.
  ddonahue | Feb 4, 2014 |
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Joseph Duveen was the world's most famous art dealer. His clients were amongst the most prominent and infamous Americans of the 20th century and included Mellon, Frick, Hearst and Morgan. If you weren't a client, chances are you were a nobody.

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