French Paintings Since 1870 from the Maurice Wertheim Collection
July 1 – September 13, 1953
Main Floor, Galleries 61, 63
This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.
Overview: A small collection of 26 impressionist and post-impressionist paintings was lent by the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, through the courtesy of Mrs. Maurice Wertheim, who had custody of the works during her lifetime. The collection, assembled by the late Mr. Wertheim, a New York banker, was the fifth private collection to be shown at the National Gallery. It had been exhibited at the Museum of the Province of Quebec in 1949 since Mr. Wertheim, a New York banker, who enjoyed salmon fishing in Quebec for 30 years and established a fish hatchery there, expressed his appreciation of these happy vacations by the loan of his collection to Quebec. This summer loan show at the National Gallery took care of the paintings from Mrs. Wertheim's townhouse in New York while she was fishing in Canada.