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Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 6:00pm



Prince of Patrons: William H. Stewart and the Spanish Modern School

Iraida Rodríguez-Negrón, Meadows/Kress/Prado Curatorial Fellow

In 1887 William H. Stewart was described as “…a distinguished art connoisseur…the practical discoverer and first American patron of Fortuny, Madrazo, Rico and others of that school.” To coincide with the exhibition The Stewart Album: Art, Letters, and Souvenirs to an American Patron in Paris, this lecture will present an in-depth look into this extraordinary collection of letters, drawings and photographs recently acquired by the Meadows Museum. An invaluable primary source for the history of Spanish art in the second half of the 19th century, this collection evidences the vital role played by Stewart in the lives and careers of the four most representative members of the Modern Spanish School: Fortuny, Rico, Madrazo and Zamacois, who found in the American expatriate their most ardent patron and loyal friend.


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