The Mellon Collections

Episode 107: Today I talk with Dr. Susan Edwards from the Frist Museum about the The Mellon Family‘s generous donations. The two collections include, Van Gogh, Monet, Degas and Their Times  as well as A Sporting Vision. They are two very different, yet equally great exhibitions.

Van Gogh, Monet, Degas and Their Times

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). The Wheat Field behind St. Paul’s Hospital, St. Rémy, 1889. Oil on canvas, 9 1/2 x 12 3/4 in. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 83.26. © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo: Katherine Wetzel


Pierre Bonnard (French, 1867–1947). The Pont de Grenelle and the Eiffel Tower, ca. 1912. Oil on canvas, 21 1/2 x 27 in. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 2006.44. Image © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo: Katherine Wetzel


Kees van Dongen (Dutch, active in France, 1877–1968). Haystacks, ca. 1904–5. Oil on canvas, 19 5/8 x 25 1/2 in. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 2014.204. Image © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo: David Stover
Édouard Manet (French, 1832–1883). On the Beach, Boulogne-sur-Mer, 1868. Oil on canvas, 12 3/4 x 26 in. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 85.498. Image © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo: Katherine Wetzel

A Sporting Vision

Benjamin Marshall (British, 1768–1835). Noble, a Hunter Well-Known in Kent, 1810. Oil on canvas, 40 1/8 x 50 in. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Paul Mellon Collection, 99.80. Image © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo: Katherine Wetzel


George Stubbs (British, 1724–1806). Black and White Spaniel Following a Scent, 1793. Oil on canvas, 25 x 30 in. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Paul Mellon Collection, 85.506. Image © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo: Katherine Wetzel
John Collett (British, ca. 1725–1780). The Joys of the Chase or The Rising Woman and the Falling Man, 1780. Oil on canvas, 16 x 23 1/2 in. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Paul Mellon Collection, 99.62. Image © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo: Travis Fullerton

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