Friday, December 17, 2010

The Wadsworth Atheneum

The Wadsworth Atheneum
The Wadsworth Atheneum is the oldest  public art museum in the United States with significant holdings of French and American Impressionist paintings, Hudson River School landscapes, modernist masterpieces and contemporary works, as well as extensive holdings in early American furniture and decorative arts.  In a distinctive castle-like building in downtown Hartford, Connecticut, the state's capital it is the museum is the largest art museum in the state. 

On my visit to the Wadsworth I wanted to photograph the Samuel Colt gun collection.  All I can say is that it was AWESOME!!!  Unfortunately, photography of this exhibit was not permitted.

Wadsworth Atheneum

Rampant Colt, circa 1860, artist unknown

Venus with a Nymph and Satyr by Pietro Francavilla, 1600

The Bather by Pablo Picasso

Early colored Jackie by Andy Warhol

Desk, circa 1770's

Array of furniture by Wallace Nutley

Court Cupboard, crowned, vintage 1665-1675, owned by Thomas Prenze, Governor of Plymouth Colony

Teapot, cup & saucer, vintage 1750-1760

Jeremiah Lee by John Copley 1769

Mrs. Jeremiah Lee by John Copley 1769

Setee and painting "The Days" by Thomas Dewing 1884-6

Indian & Pronghorn Antelope sculptures by Paul Manship 1914

2000 Pots made by Charles LeDray

Charter Oak by Charles de Wolf Brownell , 1857

Charter Oak chair made from the Charter Oak acquired by Samuel Colt

Ewer, French, 1854

Entrance to Morgan Great Hall

Morgan Great Hall

Mummy of a Man, believed to be 1 A.D.

Bactrian Camel, circa 720-750

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South Africa Scorecards (Hankey CC to Humewood GC)
Cycles, Cycles, Cycles
Virginia Scorecards (Aeropines to Army Navy CC)
Virginia Scorecards (Ashley Plantation to Bayville GC)

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