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Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924

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role Collector Patron
dates 1840-1924
city Boston
stateMA
gender F
historical notes Art patron, collector, and museum founder.

Immediately after graduation from Harvard, Bernard Berenson was hired by Gardner to travel throughout Italy collecting Italian Renaissance art for her recreated Venetian palazzo in Boston. She established her palazzo as a museum of fine European art with stipulations that after her death none of the exhibited works was to be moved or rearranged, but left as she had designed during her lifetime.

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websitehttp://www.gardnermuseum.org/
emailInformation@isgm.org
phone617 566 1401
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Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Isabella Stewart Gardner letters to Bernard Berenson, 1887-1924. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Isabella Stewart Gardner papers, 1760-1956. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Isabella Stewart Gardner letters to Bernard Berenson, 1887-1924. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Isabella Stewart Gardner papers, 1760-1956. see details...
Massachusetts Historical Society
Gardner family papers, 1655-1959; bulk: 1820-1890. see details...
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
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Isabella Stewart Gardner and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum collection see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
August Jaccaci papers, 1889-1935 (bulk 1904-1914). see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Oral history interview with William Milliken, 1974 Dec. 27-1976 Mar. 13. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Desmond Fitzgerald papers, 1868-1930. see details...
Biblioteca Berenson, Villa I Tatti
The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies
The Fototeca Berenson (Villa I Tatti Photo Archives) see details...