2012 Rauschenberg Acquisition: “Global Loft (Spread),” 1979
Curator Jessica Todd Smith discusses The Huntington's major 2012 acquisition, Robert Rauschenberg's 1979 “Global Loft (Spread).”
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Highlights from the Fielding Collection of Early American Art: Collecting
Jonathan and Karin Fielding talk about their collection focus on American ingenuity manifested in utilitarian American art by craftspeople in rural New England from the 18th through 19th centuries.
Ten Bamboo Studio Manual of Calligraphy and Painting
June Li, co-curator of the exhibition Gardens, Art, and Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints, explains how the “Ten Bamboo Studio Manual of Calligraphy and Painting” directly relates to founder Henry E. Huntington’s scholarly mission.
Highlights from the Fielding Collection of Early American Art: Portrait of Albert G. Gilman
Jonathan Fielding describes A. Ellis’s 1831 painting of Albert G. Gilman. Of the fifteen known portraits by Ellis, many of those are in disrepair. Fielding says this particular work is an “exceptional piece” with vibrant colours and a modern flair.
Highlights from the Fielding Collection of Early American Art: Tall Case Clock
Jonathan Fielding discusses his “Tall Case Clock,” circa 1820, by Riley Whiting of Winchester, Connecticut. While Whiting painted the face and made the works, says Fielding, someone else worked on the case.
Highlights from the Fielding Collection of Early American Art: Portrait of the Caverly Family
Jonathan Fielding talks about the Caverly family painting hanging on the wall. The beloved piece by Joseph S. Davis, painted in the early 1836, is rich with detail, providing insight into the lives of Charles and Comfort Caverly and their son, Isaac.
Huntington Art Gallery: Chimneypiece
In elegant houses, the chimneypiece served as a room’s decorative focal point and was often carved with fashionable ornament. The carving on this example celebrates wine and the revelry that accompanies its consumption.