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while Gilded Age millionaires desired to purchase Italian Renaissance work, the specialist whose opinion they sought was once Bernard Berenson, together with his monstrous erudition, amazing eye, and uncanny ability at attributing work. They visited Berenson at his appealing Villa I Tatti, within the hills outdoors Florence, and walked with him throughout the massive deepest library—which he could ultimately bequeath to Harvard—without ever suspecting that he had grown up in a negative Lithuanian Jewish immigrant relatives that had struggled to outlive in Boston at the wages of the father’s paintings as a tin peddler. Berenson’s striking self-transformation, financed via the explosion of the Gilded Age artwork marketplace and his mystery partnership with the nice paintings broker Joseph Duveen, got here with painful expenses: he concealed his origins and felt that he had betrayed his presents as an interpreter of work. however his approach of seeing, awarded in his books, codified in his attributions, and institutionalized within the many very important American collections he helped to construct, is going on shaping the yankee realizing of paintings today.

This finely drawn portrait of Berenson, the 1st biography dedicated to him in 1 / 4 century, attracts on new archival fabrics that carry out the importance of his mystery enterprise dealings and how his kinfolk and companions—including his client Isabella Stewart Gardner, his lover Belle da Costa Greene, and his expensive good friend Edith Wharton—helped to shape his principles and his legacy. Rachel Cohen explores Berenson’s internal global and extraordinary visible skill whereas additionally illuminating the old forces—new capital, the constructing paintings industry, continual anti-Semitism, and the 2 international wars—that profoundly affected his life.

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