National Gallery Of Art exhibition Honors Chester Dale & His Major Gifts

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Mary Cassatt (American, 1844-1926) - The Boating Party, 1893 - Oil on Canvas - Overall: 90 x 117.3 cm (35 7/16 x 46 3/16 in.) Chester Dale Collection at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC.- New York investment broker Chester
Dale’s 1962 bequest made the National Gallery of Art one of the leading
repositories in North America of French art of the late-19th and early 20th
centuries.
From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale
Collection, on view in the Gallery’s West Building from January 31, 2010 through
July 31, 2011
, will bring together 81 of the finest French and American
paintings that Dale and his wife Maud, an artist and critic, assembled from the
1920s through the 1950s. The exhibition and its accompanying book will explore
the Dales’ passion and talent for acquiring great art. Many of the works
in the show are among the most renowned masterpieces in the history of art, but
due to a stipulation in the bequest, may only be seen at the National Gallery of
Art in Washington, DC.