Opening of Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh
CHEAT COLLECTION OF PAI5TI5CS Artisti Represented la tbe Galleries f the Care. effie Library Building la Pittsburg, Penn. Pittsbcro, Nov. 4. The great collection of paintings In the galleries of the new Car negie Library Building was opened to-day to-day to-day and will remain on exhibition for one month. There were present prominent critics, collectors, collectors, and connoisseurs from all over the country, and these pronounce the exhibit to be one of the most remarkable general assemblages assemblages of Important paintings ever seen In this country, excepting only the loan collection of the World's Fair. Many famous canvases adorn the walls, and the exhibition, which comprises 231 paintings, has the merit of being not only representative of the ablest American painters, but of all the great European masters. Many ef the canvases on exhibition exhibition have never hitherto been seen outside of private galleries, and this group Includes Daublgny's superb work, " The Mills of GoebeTles." loaned by William L. Elklns of Philadelphia and valued at $30.0U0. Jules Breton's remarkable painting. " The Last Gleanings." exhibited at the last Salon, Is seen here for the first time since its success In Paris. James W. Ellsworth of Chlcaro loans Renmbrandt's "Portrait of a Man," the insurance on wnicn alone amounts to loo.-(KO. loo.-(KO. loo.-(KO. Henry G. Marquand, President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New-York, New-York, New-York, loans Alma Tadema's "A Reading from Homer." Joseph Jefferson contributes Mauve's largest largest and best painting, " The Flock "; Charles L. Hitchcock, President of the Chicago Art Institute, loans six pictures ;Iartin A. Ryerson loans seven, Cyrus JcCormack three, 8. A. Kent three; Thomas B. Clarke, the New-York New-York New-York collector, loans two; 8. P. Avery, Jr., contributes two; the Prender-gast Prender-gast Prender-gast Library of Jamestown, N. Y.. sends live; the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts five, and other large contributors are W. L. Elkins. o: R. Elkins, John Q. Johnston, Johnston, and over 100 others. J. C. Casean, the famous French painter, personally contributes a painting, and there are no less than nine of his works on loan. Claude Monet, the leader of the Impressionists, Impressionists, is represented by several examples. examples. In the exhibition are eight masterpieces masterpieces by Corot, three by Jules Breton, five by Gerome. eight by Dlax. three by Boldlni, four by Henner, and from one to five each by De Neuville, Detaille. Rosa Bonheur, George Inness. Bastien. Lepage. Bouguereau, Alexander Alexander Cabanal. Carolus-Duran. Carolus-Duran. Carolus-Duran. Puvis de Chavannes, Benjamin Constant, Dagnan-Boveret, Dagnan-Boveret, Dagnan-Boveret, Daublrny, Decamps, Domingo. Du-pre. Du-pre. Du-pre. Flemang, Fortuny, Gainsborough, Constable, Constable, Haequette, lsabey, Israels, Jacque Lrfidwlg, Knaus, Baron Leys, Sir Edwin Landseer, Lerolle, Madraso, Gabriel Max, Millet, Munkacsy. Paslni. Paredes, Per-rault, Per-rault, Per-rault, Rico, Schreyer, Alfred Stevens, Troy-on. Troy-on. Troy-on. Van Marcke, Meyerx, Von Bremen, and Selm. The American painters are represented In striking examples by William Chase, F. Church. Thomas S. Clarke. W. A. Coffin, Wlnslow Homer. C 6. Reinhart, Will H. Low. Henry Mosler, Walter Shirlaw, Irving R! Wllen. H. Walker, Toby Rosenthal, H. W. Ranger. William T. Richards, H. Bolton Jones. B. Sain GinTord. and many others. The American colonies of painters in Paris and London are represented in tho collection collection in examples by Edwin A. Abbey, John W. Alexander, J. McNeil Whistler, W. T. Dannat, Ridgway Knight, and Guy May-nard. May-nard. May-nard. The galleries are six In number, and the aggregate wall space is 16.0OO square feet. Mr. Carnegie has Just given tho magnificent magnificent endowment of $1,000,000, the Interest Interest of which is annually to be expended for works of art. The credit for gathering together the present remarkable loan collection collection is due to John W. Beatty, Secretary of the Pittsburg Art Society.