Report on the Progress and Condition of the U. S. National Museum for the Year Ending June 30, 1909 (Classic Reprint)

Report on the Progress and Condition of the U. S. National Museum for the Year Ending June 30, 1909 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Report on the Progress and Condition of the U. S. National Museum for the Year Ending June 30, 1909 By a third deed Of gift, dated May 10, 1909, Mr. Charles L. Freer, Of Detroit, Michigan, added to his large donation of American and oriental art the following examples acquired since the transfer of the previous year, namely: Four Oil paintings and 1 pastel, by Dwight IV. Tryon; 3 Oil paintings and 1 pastel, by Thomas W. Dewing; a portrait Of ex-president Roosevelt, by J. Gari Melchers; 2 Oil paint ings, 1 water color, 4 drawings and sketches, 1 album of sketches, and 3 etchings and dry points, by James mcneill Whistler; 4 oriental paintings; 247 pieces of oriental pottery; and 25 miscellaneous exam ples of oriental art. Mr. \villiam T. Evans, of New York, also continued to make im portant additions to his collection of the works of contemporary American artists, which at the close of the year numbered 84 oil paintings received in Washington, representing 58 artists. As the Corcoran Gallery of Art required for its own use the space which has been occupied by the Evans pictures, their transfer was arranged for in June and carried into effect during the first week of July, 1909. The walls and screens Of the picture gallery in the Museum building were entirely given over to this collection, and the new installation displays the paintings to much better advantage than the previous one. This change, however, necessitated the removal of the paintings which have hitherto been hanging in the gallery to temporary quar ters in the Smithsonian building. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243185391
  • 9780243185399