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Self-portrait with donors; confessions of an art collector.

Author: John Walker
Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown [1974]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Named Person: John Walker; John Walker; John Walker
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Walker
ISBN: 0316918032 9780316918039
OCLC Number: 922693
Notes: "An Atlantic Monthly Press book."
Description: xxvi, 320 pages illustrations 24 cm
Contents: Learning to use other people's money --
Curators, directors and donors --
Anxieties and adventures --
The ghost in fenway Court : Isabella Stewart Gardner --
Life at I Tatti : Bernard Berenson --
The collector who founded a museum : Andrew W. Mellon --
Two unwary collectors : Samuel and Ruth H. Kress --
The most unlikely collector : Chester Dale --
The second generation : Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce --
Collecting as a business : Armand Hammer --
The collector who got away : Calouste Gulbenkian --
Collecting in partnership : Charles and Jayne Wrightsman --
Three English colleagues : Francis Watson, John Pope-Hennessey, Kenneth Clark --
Summing up.

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