Marjorie Merriweather Post exhibited a taste for splendor in her collecting and the furnishing of Hillwood, her residence in Washington, D.C. She first began to acquire Sevres porcelain and French furniture and tapestries in the 1920s and became interested in Russian art in 1937, when she lived in the Soviet Union as the wife of the Ambassador. She continued to collect both French and Russian art for the rest of her life, eventually amassing the largest and most comprehensive Russian collection outside of Russia. This volume views the masterpieces in the Hillwood collection in chronological fashion without regard to national origin, allowing an understanding of Russian art of the 18th and 19th centuries within a broader European context.
Authored by Anne Odom, former curator emerita at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, and Liana Paredes, former senior curator of Western European Art at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Measurements: 9 x 12 inches
Published by Art Service International in 1998