08 mai 2009

'Paintings from the Reign of Victoria: The Royal Holloway Collection, London' @ the Yale Center for British Art

John Pettie, A State Secret, 1874, oil on canvas. Courtesy of Royal Holloway, University of London NEW HAVEN, CT.- In the last years of his life, Thomas Holloway (1800-1883), a self-made millionaire, dedicated himself to creating a world-class collection of “modern” paintings. This collection formed the crowning gift to his generous endowment of a college for women (now known as Royal Holloway, University of London), which he founded in 1879 and which was opened by Queen Victoria in 1886. Between 1881 and 1883 Holloway amassed... [Lire la suite]
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