American Watercolors and Pastels, 1875­1950, at the Fogg Art Museum

essay by Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr.




1. Edward D. Bettens, Painter and Patron (privately printed, New York, 1918). It is clear from the correspondence (HUAM Archives) that it was Forbes who worked with Bettens on the Bettens Fund acquisitions up to Bettens's death in 1920. It seems that Forbes, in later years, continued to be the driving force in this area, though he regularly consulted Sachs, as well as Denman Ross and another professor, Arthur Pope, about possible purchases.
2. Ruth E. Fine, "John Marin: An Art Fully Resolved" in Sarah Greenough, Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries, exh. cat., National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C., 2000), 344.
3. Stephan Wolohojian, A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University (New Haven, 2003), 43­46.
4. The Fogg Museum owns seventeen of Sargent's finished, mature watercolors, including the seven given by Winthrop, and in addition holds several dozen of the artist's early watercolor studies, which came as part of a large gift from Sargent's sisters between 1929 and 1937.



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