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Edward Julius Berwind had a true passion for 18th century French art and has a large collection of paintings, works of art, sculptures and tapestries. These artworks were meant to be exhibited in his Newport and New York estates. In 1953, Julia Berwind, his sister, gave the entire collection to the Metropolitan Museum, NY. #artwork #collection #museum #painting #antique #Berwind #metmuseum

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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, 1769-1770 | The Met Museum NY. Gift of Julia A. #Berwind 1953 #art #antique #painting #artist #artwork

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. Designed after a drawing now attributed to Giulio Romano (Italian, Rome 1499?–1546 Mantua). Possibly designed by Antoine Coypel (French, Paris 1661–1722 Paris) | French, Paris : Woven in the Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins, in the workshop directed by Jean Jans the Younger | The Met Museum NY. Gift of Julia A. #Berwind 1953 #art #antique

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, ca 1525 | The Met Museum NY. Collection of Edward J. Berwind, The Elms, Newport, R.I. (until d. 1936) ; then his sister, Julia A. #Berwind The Elms (1936–d. 1961; her estate sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, June 27–28, 1962, no. 222, sold for $40,000 to Frederick P. Victoria for Linsky) #art #painting #artist #artwork #MET

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

Monstrance | Spanish, ca. 1500 | The Met Museum NY. Collection of Edward J. #Berwind Philadelphia and New York (until d. 1936) ; his estate sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York (November 9-11, 1939, no. 380) #art #antique #artwork #MET

Monstrance | Spanish | The Met

Martin Hecksher, Vienna (until 1898) ; [ S. Durlacher, London (1898)] ; John Edward Taylor (before 1901-1912) ; his sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London (July 1-9, 1912, no. 88) ; [ Harding (1912-?)] ; Edward J

Ewer | Italian, Venice (Murano) or Iranian, Qom. Glass possibly late 16th century, mount 19th century | The Met Museum #NYC Gift of Julia A. #Berwind 1953 #art #artwork #antique #MET

Ewer | Italian, Venice (Murano) or Iranian, Qom | The Met

Cistern | Italian, Urbino, ca. 1555-1560 | The Met Museum #NYC  Gift of Julia A. #Berwind 1953 #art #artwork #MET #antique

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)

Manner of Bernard Palissy | Plate | French (Fontainebleau or Avon), 1st half 17th century | The Met Museum #NYC Gift of Julia A. #Berwind 1953 #art #artwork #antique #MET

Manner of Bernard Palissy | Plate | French, Fontainebleau or Avon | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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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, Woven at the Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins | The Met Museum #NYC Gift of Julia A. #Berwind 1953 #art #artwork #museum

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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Imperial Russian Tapestry Manufactory, Saint Petersburg | Man with a Lute | Russian, late 18th century | The Met Museum #NYC Gift of Julia A. #Berwind 1953 #art #artwork #antique #museum

Imperial Russian Tapestry Manufactory, Saint Petersburg | Man with a Lute | Russian | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Imperial Russian Tapestry Manufactory, Saint Petersburg | Old Woman | Russian, Saint Petersburg, late 18th century | The Met Museum #NYC Gift of Julia A. #Berwind 1953  #art #artwork #antique #museum

Imperial Russian Tapestry Manufactory, Saint Petersburg | Old Woman | Russian, St. Petersburg | The Met

Dish | Italian, Urbino, ca. 1540-1544 | The Met Museum #NYC Gift of Julia A. #Berwind 1953  #art #artwork #antique #museum

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)

Pilgrim bottle | Italian, Venice (Murano), probably 19th century | The Met Museum #NYC Gift of Julia A. #Berwind 1953  #art #artwork #antique #museum

Pilgrim bottle | Italian, Venice (Murano) | The Met

Tazza | Mid-16th century, Italian, Venice (Murano) | The Met Museum #NYC Gift of Julia A. #Berwind 1953  #art #artwork #antique #museum

Tazza | Italian, Venice (Murano) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Possibly painted by Francesco Grue | Dish, first half 17th century | Italian, Castelli | The Met Museum #NYC Gift of Julia A. #Berwind 1953  #art #artwork #antique #museum

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)