Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Photographs 1903
Isabella Stewart (1840-1924), a New York socialite, moved
to Boston when she married John Gardner in 1860, where she sought
to establish her home as an intellectual and social center. With
the assistance of Bernard Berenson, noted American art critic,
she assembled an outstanding collection of contemporary and classical
paintings and sculpture. In order to house her ever expanding
collection she had a house built on the Fenway in the style of
a Venetian palazzo. The house, called Fenway Court, was opened
in 1903 and then bequeathed to the city of Boston as The Isabella
Stewart Gardner Museum.
We have acquired a set of 38 photographs depicting the exterior
architectural features of the museum as well as the courtyard,
several rooms and a selection of the paintings and objects. The
photographer, Thomas E. Marr of Tremont Street in Boston, was
a well known society photographer of the time. Each photograph
is approximately 9.5" x 7.5" and is mounted on gray
cardboard. The title of the photo is hand written and each has
a pasted-on description of the image. Each photograph bears the
name of the photographer, the copyright date of 1903 and some
have the photographer's name embossed on the back. We have listed
all of the titles in the set. Click on the link to see the image.
Being sold as a lot (Stock number 003Fenway) SOLD
Fenway Court - Exterior
No. 1 Fenway Court - Exterior (pictured above)
No. 2 Fenway Court - Exterior
No. 3 Entrance, with Gothic
No. 4 Ladies' Reception
No. 5 Entrance to Court.
No. 6 View from Cloisters.
No. 7 View from Cloisters, entire elevation.
No. 8 Fountain and Balcony, Venetian Fountain, Greek Figure.
No. 9 Corner in Court.
No. 10 Stone Steps in Corner.
No. 11 South-east Corner, Early Statue of a Warrior.
No. 12 Looking toward Entrance.
No. 13 Corner with Statue of Artemis.
No. 14 North-west Corner, Roman Sarcophagus.
No. 15 Egyptian Hawk: Stone Carving.
No. 16 Corridor around Court.
No. 17 Next Chinese Room, in Hall.
No. 18 Chinese Room, looking
No. 19 Chinese Room, Cabinet.
No. 20 Chinese Room, Fireplace.
No. 21 Chinese Room, Ancient Corean Temple Gong.
No. 22 Raphael Room, West Side
No. 23 Raphael Room, East
No. 24 Raphael Room, Madonna and Child, Fra Filippo Lippi.
No. 25 Raphael Room, Madonna and Child, Bernardino di Betti
di Biagi Pinturicchio.
No. 26 Raphael Room, Portrait
of Th. Fedro Inghirami, Raphael.
No. 27 Raphael Room, Madonna and Child, Giovanni Battista
No. 28 Raphael Room, Annunciation, Agnolo Gaddi, son of Taddeo
No. 29 Raphael Room, Madonna
and Child, Francesco di Marco Raibolini, called Il Francia.
No. 30 Dutch Room
No. 32 Dutch Room, Fireplace.
No. 33 Dutch Room, Isabella of Spain, Franz Pourbus the Younger.
No. 34 Dutch Room, Landscape,
Rembrandt van Ryn.
No. 35 Dutch Room, Portrait
of a Burgomaster and His Wife, Rembrandt van Ryn.
No. 36 Dutch Room, Thomas, Earl of Arundel, P. P. Rubens.
No. 37 Dutch Room, Portrait of the Duke of Monmouth, Justus
No. 38 Dutch Room, The
Concert, Jan van der Meer.
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