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The Resource A Paris life, a Baltimore treasure : the remarkable lives of George A. Lucas and his art collection, Stanley Mazaroff

A Paris life, a Baltimore treasure : the remarkable lives of George A. Lucas and his art collection, Stanley Mazaroff

Label
A Paris life, a Baltimore treasure : the remarkable lives of George A. Lucas and his art collection
Title
A Paris life, a Baltimore treasure
Title remainder
the remarkable lives of George A. Lucas and his art collection
Statement of responsibility
Stanley Mazaroff
Title variation
Remarkable lives of George A. Lucas and his art collection
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1857 George A. Lucas, a young Baltimorean, fluent in French and enamored of French art, arrived in Paris. There he established an extensive personal network of celebrated artists and art dealers, becoming the quintessential French connection for American collectors. The most remarkable thing about Lucas was not the art that he acquired for his clients (who included William and Henry Walters, the founders of the Walters Art Museum, and John Taylor Johnston, the founding president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art) but the massive collection of 18,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and etchings, as well as 1,500 books, journals, and other sources about French artists, that he acquired for himself. paintings by Cabanel, Corot, and Daubigny, prints by Whistler, Manet, and Cassatt, and portfolios of information about hundreds of French artists filled his apartment and spilled into the adjacent flat of his mistress. Based on Lucas' notes and diaries as well as thousands of other archival documents, the author tells the fascinating story of how Lucas brought together the most celebrated French artists with the most prominent and wealthy American collectors of the time. it also details how, nearing the end of his life, Lucas struggled to find a future home for his collection, eventually giving it to Baltimore's Maryland Institute. Without the means to care for the collection, the Institute loaned it to the Baltimore Museum of Art, where most of the art was placed in storage and disappeared from public view. but in 1990, when the Institute proposed to auction or otherwise sell the collection, it rose from obscurity, reached new glory as an irreplaceable cultural treasure, and became the subject of an epic battle fought in and out of court that captivated public attention and enflamed the passions of art lovers and museum officials across the nation
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mazaroff, Stanley
Dewey number
  • 709.2
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
N5220.L76
LC item number
M39 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lucas, George A
  • Lucas, George A
  • Art
  • Americans
  • Baltimore (Md.)
  • Paris (France)
  • Lucas, George A
  • Lucas, George A
  • Lucas, George A
  • Americans
  • Art
  • Art
  • France
  • Maryland
  • Art
  • Américains
  • Baltimore (Md.)
Label
A Paris life, a Baltimore treasure : the remarkable lives of George A. Lucas and his art collection, Stanley Mazaroff
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The cultivation of Lucas -- The wandering road to Paris -- Lucas and Paris in a time of transition -- Lucas and Whistler -- The links to Lucas -- From Ecouen to Barbizon -- M, Eugène, and Maud -- When money is no object -- The Lucas collection -- The final years -- The terms of Lucas's will -- A collection in search of a home -- The shot across the bow -- The glorification of Lucas -- In Judge Kaplan's court -- Lucas saved -- Postscript
Control code
1007056297
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiv, 293 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781421424446
Lccn
2017018079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
183773
System control number
(OCoLC)1007056297
Label
A Paris life, a Baltimore treasure : the remarkable lives of George A. Lucas and his art collection, Stanley Mazaroff
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The cultivation of Lucas -- The wandering road to Paris -- Lucas and Paris in a time of transition -- Lucas and Whistler -- The links to Lucas -- From Ecouen to Barbizon -- M, Eugène, and Maud -- When money is no object -- The Lucas collection -- The final years -- The terms of Lucas's will -- A collection in search of a home -- The shot across the bow -- The glorification of Lucas -- In Judge Kaplan's court -- Lucas saved -- Postscript
Control code
1007056297
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiv, 293 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781421424446
Lccn
2017018079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
183773
System control number
(OCoLC)1007056297

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