Willard Thomas Sears - Plan of the Dutch Room, about 1900

Willard Thomas Sears (New Bedford, 1837 - 1920, Boston)

Plan of the Dutch Room, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, about 1900

Ink on linen with annotations in pencil and ink

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Object details

Accession number

P33s62

Creators

  • Willard Thomas Sears (New Bedford, 1837 - 1920, Boston) - primary
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner (New York, 1840 - 1924, Boston) - contributor

Provenance

Commissioned by Isabella Stewart Gardner from the architect Willard Thomas Sears in 1900.

Marks

Inscribed in ink (center): Plan of Larger Room in Rear First Museum Floor [Dutch Room]
Possible locations of artwork noted in Isabella Stewart Gardner's hand in pencil (along south wall): Suttermans / Rembrandt Landscape / (?) / Rubens / Rembrandt (?)
Possible locations of artwork noted in Isabella Stewart Gardner's hand in pencil (along west wall): Romney / Pourbus
Possible location of artwork noted in Isabella Stewart Gardner's hand in pencil (along north wall): Rembrandt portrait (?)
Stamped in ink (lower right): Return to / Willard T. Sears / Architect / 70 Kilby Street / Boston, Mass


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Commentary

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