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Title: The art treasures of Washington : an account of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and of the National Gallery and Museum, with descriptions and criticisms of their contents; including, also, an account of the works of art in the Capitol, and in the Library of Congress, and of the most important statuary in the city
Year: 1912 (1910s)
Authors: Henderson, Helen Weston, 1874-
Subjects: Art museums Art Art
Publisher: Boston : L. C. Page & Company
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries



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ins and a souwester, is seated, fishing. Heholds his rod. bent double with the weight andstrain of a huge salmon, which he has just pulledfrom the water, and whose pink body makes ajoyous note of colour on the opposite side of thewaterfall. The moment is intensely dramatic, thesituation hazardous and Stimulating; while thewhole is a true and glorious impression oi na-ture. Abbott I lander-^ in Thayer is handsomely rep-resented in the Freer Collection, by both land-scapes and figure piece-. u The Virgin/1 a well-known composition of three figures, is one of thepainters mosl intca canvases, while u Diana/1 painted from one of the artists children, is a Juno-like figure, statuesque in pose, and of a simplicityof modelling eminently satisfying. Of Thomas Wilmer Dewing there is a largerseries, including many of the same genera) theme. carefully selected, and of the painters best. ALady playing a Violoncello is a superb exampleof DeWings tender and sympathetic drawing, and exquisite finish.
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K \\ \ \ YINAttributed to Chang Seng-Yu Zbc freet Collection 261 Gari Melchers is represented by a portrait of.1 former president, and Dwighl \\. Tryon by along series of oil paintings, water colours, andpastels. CHAPTER XVIII THE NATIONAL MUSEUM! CHIRIQUI POTTERY The Congress of the United States, in the act ofAugusl 10, 1846, founding the Smithsonian Insti-tution, recognized that an opportunity was afforded,in carrying out the design of Smithson, to provide for the custody of the museum of the nation. To this nc lishmenl was therefore intrusted the care of the natinal collections. In the beginning the cosl oi maintaining themust ;e of the Institutions work was wholly paid from the Smithsonian income; then, for anuml years, the government bore a share; and, during the past three decades, Congress has 1 the entire funds for the expenses of the Mu-seum. The museum idea was inherent in the establish-ment of the Smithsonian Institution, which, in itsturn, was based upon a ten Ye

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the art treasures of washington an account of the corcoran gallery of art and of the national gallery and museum 1912
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