TITLE

Portrait of a collector as an agnostic: Charles Lang Freer and connoisseurship

AUTHOR(S)
Pyne, Kathleen
PUB. DATE
March 1996
SOURCE
Art Bulletin;Mar1996, Vol. 78 Issue 1, p75
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Explores the ideological origins of Charles Lang Freer's essentialist rhetoric in the agnostic discourse of aestheticism. Investigation on how Freer's collecting was shaped by the evolutionary beliefs promoted by the Northeastern Anglo-American elite; Bernard Berenson's philosophy of art; Interchanges between Freer, Berenson and Ernest Fenollosa.
ACCESSION #
9608140998

 

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