Mr. Luman Reed's Picture Gallery: A Pioneer Collection of American Art

By: Foshay, Ella M., Wayne Craven (introduction), and Timothy Anglin Burgard (catalogue)

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Between 1830 and his death in 1836, New York merchant Luman Reed assembled one of the first significant collections of American art, which he displayed in a specially designed gallery in his townhouse on Greenwich Street in lower Manhattan. Reed's entire collection was purchased after his death by an association of Reed's friends in 1844, when it became the nucleus of the New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts. In 1858, it was given to the New-York Historical Society where it survives intact. This book is an exhaustive study of Reed's activities as a collector and patron of the arts. With 151 illustrations, including 66 plates in color.

Title: Mr. Luman Reed's Picture Gallery: A Pioneer Collection of American Art

Author Name: Foshay, Ella M., Wayne Craven (introduction), and Timothy Anglin Burgard (catalogue)

Categories: Art,

Edition: 1st

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams: 1990

ISBN Number: 0810937514

ISBN Number 13: 9780810937512

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 10460

Keywords: Art Collections