The Edward J. Berwind’s Artwork Collection at the Metropolitan Museum, NY.
After making a fortune in his family's mining company, the Berwind-White Coal Mining Company, Edward Julius Berwind was able to collect many works of art and to indulge in his passion for eighteenth-century French art. Married to Sarah Vesta Herminie Torrey (1856-1922), Berwind did not have any...
Jean Honoré Fragonard | The Two Sisters | The Met
The painting is first recorded in 1785, in the Paris estate sale of the Marquis de Véri, where it is described as showing two little girls playing games suitable to their age, the younger riding a papier-mâché horse on wheels, and her sister holding on to her while pushing the vehicle
Designed after drawing previously attributed to Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi) | Venus and Adonis from a set of Mythological Subjects after Raphael | French, Paris | The Met
Made for Louis XIV, King of France , Fontainebleau ; Louis Philippe, King of France (before 1852) ; Charles Laurent , Paris ; probably Edward Julius Berwind (in 1904) ; Julia A. Berwind (until 1953; to MMA)
Joos van Cleve | Virgin and Child | The Met
The Artist: For a biography of Joos van Cleve, see the Catalogue Entry for The Holy Family (32.100.57).The Subject of the Painting: This is no ordinary depiction of the Virgin and Child, but instead a statement of Catholic Church doctrine, espousing the Incarnation of Christ and the accompanying joys and sorrows of the Virgin
Based on an engraving by Enea Vico | Wine cooler with Charles V’s Victory at Mühlberg | Italian, Urbino | The Met
Inscription: Inscribed at bottom, on tablet: IMP • CAROLI • V • ALBIS • APUD • / MILBURGUM • FELICISSIMO • / NUMINE • TRAIECTIO [trans.: The crossing of the River Elbe at Mühlberg by the Emperor Charles V under most fortunate auspices]Cloth label on underside: 6797 (Berwind inventory number)
Designed after drawing previously attributed to Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi) | Venus in her Chariot from a set of Mythological Subjects after Raphael | French, Paris | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Probably workshop of Guido Durantino | Wide-rimmed bowl with Hercules and Cacus and arms of Cardinal Antonio Pucci | Italian, Urbino | The Met
Inscription: Inscribed in blue on underside in center of foot ring: Hercule / et / Caccho [trans.: Hercules and Cacus]On back, rectangular label with blue border: C.B e MAS BssOn back, cloth label: 6784 (Berwind inventory number)
Francesco Grue | Plate with hunting scene and arms of the Alarçon y Mendoza family | Italian, Castelli | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Inscription: Inscribed on shield of arms: AVE MARIA • / GRATIA PLENA • [trans.: Hail Mary, full of grace]On back, cloth label inscribed in pen: 6775 (Berwind inventory number)