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

Pyne, Kathleen
March 1996
Art Bulletin;Mar1996, Vol. 78 Issue 1, p75
Academic Journal
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.


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