American Watercolors and
Pastels, 18751950, at the Fogg Art Museum
essay by Theodore E. Stebbins,
- 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
- 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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