American repository, Baltimore, contemporary
The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland is internationally renowned for its collection of art. The collection presents an overview of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe, and counts among its many treasures Greek sculpture and Roman sarcophagi; medieval ivories and Old Master paintings; Art Nouveau jewelry and 19th-century European and American masterpieces.
About the Dataset
While best known for its ancient, medieval and European works, the Walters Art Museum has strong holdings of 19th-century American art, which provide a window into the taste of that era. American art was the earliest collecting interest of William T. Walters (1819 - 1894). His purchasing was augmented by his son Henry, and by other donors over the years, and the museum and now contains over 650 19th- and early 20th-century American works, including paintings, sculpture, drawings and watercolors. A number of these are currently exhibited in the fourth floor galleries, which were reinstalled in 2014 on the theme of the founders’ tastes and collecting interests. Especially noteworthy are paintings and graphic works (over 400) by Baltimore artist Alfred Jacob Miller, and major paintings by Richard Caton Woodville. In addition there are important landscapes by Hudson River School painters Frederic Edwin Church, Martin Johnson Heade, and Asher B. Durand, and genre paintings by popular 19th-century artists such as Charles Felix Blauvelt, George Augustus Baker, and Eastman Johnson.