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Walter Pach letter to Grenville Winthrop, 1933 Apr. 30

Pach, Walter, 1883-1958

Curator, Painter, Etcher, Author, Art historian, Art critic


Collection Information

Size: 2 Pages

Summary: Pach writes to Winthrop asking permission to see Winthrop's collection because it contains "certain things of particular interest for my study and my painting ... Meier-Graefe [Julius Meier-Graefe] told me of seeing a David [Jacques Louis David] at your house ... and Childe Hassam, when lunching with us, spoke with enthusiasm of what he had seen when visiting you. David is of especial interest to us."

Biographical/Historical Note

Pach: Artist, critic, historian, writer, art consultant, curator; New York, N.Y. Instrumental in organizing the Armory Show, 1913. Winthrop: patron; New York, N.Y. His collection, left to Harvard University, included early American portraits, drawings by English and French artists, and Chinese sculpture.


Donated 1993 by Paul B. Franklin, who found the letter glued into a book he purchased which was once owned by Grenville Winthrop.

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Walter Pach letter to Grenville Winthrop, 1933 Apr. 30. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.