The Janice H. Levin Collection of French Art - Shone, Richard - Yale University Press
Art and Architecture

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Series

Published in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art  

The Janice H. Levin Collection of French Art

  • Richard Shone
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The French Impressionist paintings collected by Janice H. Levin and her husband, Philip, graced the walls of their Fifth Avenue apartment until her death in 2001. Among them were views by Claude Monet of his garden at Argenteuil and the cliffs at Pourville; works by Edgar Degas (the pastel Portraits at the Stock Exchange and a pastel and two bronzes of ballerinas); lush landscapes by Pierre Bonnard, Eugène Boudin, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec; interiors by Morisot and Edouard Vuillard; and much more.

This beautiful book, the catalogue for an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, presents these magnificent works and discusses each one’s history and provenance as well as its connection to the Levins.

Richard Shone is an editor at The Burlington Magazine and the author of several important books on nineteenth- and twentieth-century art.