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Bernard Berenson: The Making of a Legend by  Ernest Samuels (author)  Bernard - 1st edition - 1987 - from civilizingbooks (SKU: 1535BID-8392)

Bernard Berenson: The Making of a Legend

Bernard Berenson: The Making of a Legend by  Ernest Samuels (author)  Bernard - 1st edition - 1987 - from civilizingbooks (SKU: 1535BID-8392)

Bernard Berenson: The Making of a Legend

by Berenson, Bernard, Ernest Samuels (author)

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Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1987. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Berenson helped Isabella Stewart Gardner build her great collection and performed similar though lesser services for other wealthy Americans. It was merely an avocation and a useful source of income; his vocation was scholarship. But after 1904, when the book opens, his expertise was in ever-greater demand: a purchaser's only assurance of the authorship of an Italian painting was the opinion of an expert, and in this field Berenson was pre-eminent. Increasingly he was drawn into the lucrative world of the art dealers; inevitably Joseph Duveen found it essential to enlist his services, at first ad hoc, then by contractual agreement. Samuels charts the course of Berenson's long association with Duveen Brothers, detailing the financial arrangements, the humdrum chores and major contested attributions, the periodic clashes between the stubborn scholar and the arrogant entrepreneur." [Pub. Info] As New. Definitive biography of Berenson. There is a protective myler cover. 1ST EDITION.

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Title
Bernard Berenson: The Making of a Legend
Author
Berenson, Bernard, Ernest Samuels (author)
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Hardcover
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Used - Fine
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1st edition
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Hardcover
Publisher
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Date published
1987
Keywords
Lithuanian/ American, 19th-20th century, art historian, critic, authentications, Renaissance, Joseph Duveen, Isabella Stewart Gardner, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
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