From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection

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Portrait of a Young Woman in White, ca. 1798

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Circle of Jacques-Louis David (French, 1748-1825) Circle of Jacques-Louis David (French, 1748-1825). Portrait of a Young Woman in White, ca. 1798. Oil on canvas. 49 7/16 x 37 3/8 in. (125.5 x 95 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

On View January 31, 2010-January 2, 2012 at the National Gallery of Art


When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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Forest of Fontainebleau, 1834

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Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875) Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875). Forest of Fontainebleau, 1834. Oil on canvas. 69 1/8 x 95 1/2 in. (175.6 x 242.6 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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Achille De Gas in the Uniform of a Cadet, 1856-57

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Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917). Achille De Gas in the Uniform of a Cadet, 1856-57. Oil on canvas. 25 3/8 x 18 3/16 in. (64.5 x 46.2 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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The Old Musician, 1862

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Édouard Manet (French, 1832-1883) Édouard Manet (French, 1832-1883). The Old Musician, 1862. Oil on canvas. 73 3/4 x 97 11/16 in. (187.4 x 248.2 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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The Beach at Villerville, 1864

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Eugène Boudin (French, 1824-1898) Eugène Boudin (French, 1824-1898). The Beach at Villerville, 1864. Oil on canvas. 18 x 30 1/16 in. (45.7 x 76.3 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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Edmondo and Thérèse Morbilli, ca. 1865

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Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917). Edmondo and Thérèse Morbilli, ca. 1865. Oil on canvas. 46 1/8 x 35 5/16 in. (117.2 x 89.7 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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Mademoiselle Sicot, 1865

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919) Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919). Mademoiselle Sicot, 1865. Oil on canvas. 45 11/16 x 35 1/4 in. (116 x 89.5 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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Agostina, 1866

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Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875) Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875). Agostina, 1866. Oil on canvas. 52 1/8 x 38 7/16 in. (132.4 x 97.6 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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Girl in Red, 1866

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Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917). Girl in Red, 1866. Oil on canvas. 38 15/16 x 31 13/16 in. (98.9 x 80.8 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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Still Life, 1866

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Henri Fantin-Latour (French, 1836-1904) Henri Fantin-Latour (French, 1836-1904). Still Life, 1866. Oil on canvas. 24 7/16 x 29 7/16 in. (62 x 74.8 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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A Young Woman Reading, ca. 1866-68

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Gustave Courbet (French, 1819-1877) Gustave Courbet (French, 1819-1877). A Young Woman Reading, ca. 1866-68. Oil on canvas. 23 5/8 x 28 11/16 in. (60 x 72.9 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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Diana, 1867

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919) Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919). Diana, 1867. Oil on canvas. 78 9/16 x 51 in. (199.5 x 129.5 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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Madame Camus, 1869-70

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Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917). Madame Camus, 1869-70. Oil on canvas. 28 5/8 x 36 1/4 in. (72.7 x 92.1 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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The Mother and Sister of the Artist, 1869-70

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Berthe Morisot (French, 1841-1895) Berthe Morisot (French, 1841-1895). The Mother and Sister of the Artist, 1869-70. Oil on canvas. 39 3/4 x 32 3/16 in. (101 x 81.8 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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Odalisque, 1870

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919) Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919). Odalisque, 1870. Oil on canvas. 27 1/4 x 48 1/4 in. (69.2 x 122.6 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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Madame René de Gas, 1872-73

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Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917). Madame René de Gas, 1872-73. Oil on canvas. 28 11/16 x 36 1/4 in. (72.9 x 92 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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House of Père Lacroix, 1873

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Paul Cézanne (French, 1839-1906) Paul Cézanne (French, 1839-1906). House of Père Lacroix, 1873. Oil on canvas. 24 1/8 x 19 15/16 in. (61.3 x 50.6 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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Flowers in a Rococo Vase, ca. 1876

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Paul Cézanne (French, 1839-1906) Paul Cézanne (French, 1839-1906). Flowers in a Rococo Vase, ca. 1876. Oil on canvas. 28 3/4 x 23 9/16 in. (73 x 59.8 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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Landscape near Paris, ca. 1876

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Paul Cézanne (French, 1839-1906) Paul Cézanne (French, 1839-1906). Landscape near Paris, ca. 1876. Oil on canvas. 19 3/4 x 23 5/8 in. (50.2 x 60 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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A Girl with a Watering Can, 1876

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919) Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919). A Girl with a Watering Can, 1876. Oil on canvas. 39 1/2 x 28 13/16 in. (100.3 x 73.2 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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Miss Mary Ellison, 1877

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Mary Cassatt (American, 1844–1926) Mary Cassatt (American, 1844–1926). Miss Mary Ellison, 1877. Oil on canvas. 33 11/16 x 25 5/8 in. (85.5 x 65.1 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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Mademoiselle Malo, ca. 1877

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Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917). Mademoiselle Malo, ca. 1877. Oil on canvas. 31 15/16 x 25 5/8 in. (81.1 x 65.1 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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Banks of the Seine, Vétheuil, 1880

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Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926) Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926). Banks of the Seine, Vétheuil, 1880. Oil on canvas. 28 7/8 x 39 9/16 in. (73.4 x 100.5 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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Jerusalem Artichoke Flowers, 1880

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Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926) Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926). Jerusalem Artichoke Flowers, 1880. Oil on canvas. 39 3/16 x 28 3/4 in. (99.6 x 73 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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The Loge, 1882

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Mary Cassatt (American, 1844–1926) Mary Cassatt (American, 1844–1926). The Loge, 1882. Oil on canvas. 31 7/16 x 25 1/8 in. (79.8 x 63.8 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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Girl with a Hoop, 1885

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919) Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919). Girl with a Hoop, 1885. Oil on canvas. 49 1/2 x 30 3/16 in. (125.7 x 76.6 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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The Artist's Son, Paul, 1885-90

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Paul Cézanne (French, 1839-1906) Paul Cézanne (French, 1839-1906). The Artist's Son, Paul, 1885-90. Oil on canvas. 25 11/16 x 21 1/4 in. (65.3 x 54 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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Girl Arranging Her Hair, 1886

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Mary Cassatt (American, 1844–1926) Mary Cassatt (American, 1844–1926). Girl Arranging Her Hair, 1886. Oil on canvas. 29 9/16 x 24 5/8 in. (75.1 x 62.5 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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Brittany Landscape, 1888

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Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903) Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903). Brittany Landscape, 1888. Oil on canvas. 28 x 35 1/4 in. (71.1 x 89.5 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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La Mousmé, 1888

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Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890) Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890). La Mousmé, 1888. Oil on canvas. 28 7/8 x 23 3/4 in. (73.3 x 60.3 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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Self-Portrait, 1889

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Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903) Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903). Self-Portrait, 1889. Oil on wood. 31 3/16 x 20 3/16 in. (79.2 x 51.3 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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The Olive Orchard, 1889

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Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890) Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890). The Olive Orchard, 1889. Oil on canvas. 28 3/4 x 36 1/4 in. (73 x 92.1 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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Portrait of Sonia, 1890

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Henri Fantin-Latour (French, 1836-1904) Henri Fantin-Latour (French, 1836-1904). Portrait of Sonia, 1890. Oil on canvas. 43 x 31 7/8 in. (109.2 x 81 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Girl in White, 1890

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Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890) Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890). Girl in White, 1890. Oil on canvas. 26 1/4 x 18 1/16 in. (66.7 x 45.8 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Fatata te Miti (By the Sea), 1892

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Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903) Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903). Fatata te Miti (By the Sea), 1892. Oil on canvas. 26 3/4 x 36 in. (67.9 x 91.5 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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A Corner of the Moulin de la Galette, 1892

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901) Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901). A Corner of the Moulin de la Galette, 1892. Oil on cardboard. 39 3/8 x 35 1/8 in. (100 x 89.2 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Quadrille at the Moulin Rouge, 1892

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901) Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901). Quadrille at the Moulin Rouge, 1892. Oil on cardboard. 31 9/16 x 23 13/16 in. (80.1 x 60.5 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

The Boating Party, 1893-94

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Mary Cassatt (American, 1844–1926) Mary Cassatt (American, 1844–1926). The Boating Party, 1893-94. Oil on canvas. 35 7/16 x 46 3/16 in. (90 x 117.3 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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The Peppermint Bottle, 1893-95

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Paul Cézanne (French, 1839-1906) Paul Cézanne (French, 1839-1906). The Peppermint Bottle, 1893-95. Oil on canvas. 25 15/16 x 32 5/16 in. (65.9 x 82.1 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Rouen Cathedral, West Façade, 1894

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Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926) Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926). Rouen Cathedral, West Façade, 1894. Oil on canvas. 39 3/8 x 25 15/16 in. (100.1 x 65.9 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Rouen Cathedral, West Façade, Sunlight, 1894

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926) Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926). Rouen Cathedral, West Façade, Sunlight, 1894. Oil on canvas. 39 3/8 x 25 7/8 in. (100.1 x 65.8 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Alfred la Guigne, 1894

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901) Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901). Alfred la Guigne, 1894. Oil on cardboard. 25 13/16 x 19 13/16 in. (65.6 x 50.4 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Rue des Moulins, 1894, 1894

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901) Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901). Rue des Moulins, 1894, 1894. Oil on cardboard on wood. 32 7/8 x 24 3/16 in. (83.5 x 61.4 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

A Friendly Call, 1895

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
William Merritt Chase (American, 1849-1916) William Merritt Chase (American, 1849-1916). A Friendly Call, 1895. Oil on canvas. 30 1/8 x 48 1/4 in. (76.5 x 122.5 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Maxime Dethomas, 1896

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901) Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901). Maxime Dethomas, 1896. Oil on cardboard. 26 9/16 x 20 1/16 in. (67.5 x 50.9 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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The Seine at Giverny, 1897

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926) Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926). The Seine at Giverny, 1897. Oil on canvas. 32 1/16 x 39 9/16 in. (81.5 x 100.5 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Boulevard des Italiens, Morning, Sunlight, 1897

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Camille Pissarro (French, 1830-1903) Camille Pissarro (French, 1830-1903). Boulevard des Italiens, Morning, Sunlight, 1897. Oil on canvas. 28 13/16 x 36 1/4 in. (73.2 x 92.1 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Four Dancers, ca. 1899

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917). Four Dancers, ca. 1899. Oil on canvas. 59 1/2 x 70 15/16 in. (151.1 x 180.2 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

La Coiffure, 1901

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954) Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954). La Coiffure, 1901. Oil on canvas. 37 1/2 x 31 9/16 in. (95.2 x 80.1 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Le Gourmet, 1901

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973). Le Gourmet, 1901. Oil on canvas. 36 9/16 x 26 7/8 in. (92.8 x 68.3 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Pedro Mañach, 1901

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973). Pedro Mañach, 1901. Oil on canvas. 41 9/16 x 27 5/8 in. (105.5 x 70.2 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Snow in New York, 1902

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Robert Henri (American, 1865-1929) Robert Henri (American, 1865-1929). Snow in New York, 1902. Oil on canvas. 32 x 25 13/16 in. (81.3 x 65.5 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

The Houses of Parliament, Sunset, 1903

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926) Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926). The Houses of Parliament, Sunset, 1903. Oil on canvas. 32 x 36 7/16 in. (81.3 x 92.5 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

The Tragedy, 1903

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973). The Tragedy, 1903. Oil on wood. 41 7/16 x 27 3/16 in. (105.3 x 69 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Mother and Child, ca. 1905

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Mary Cassatt (American, 1844–1926) Mary Cassatt (American, 1844–1926). Mother and Child, ca. 1905. Oil on canvas. 36 1/4 x 29 in. (92.1 x 73.7 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Family of Saltimbanques, 1905

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973). Family of Saltimbanques, 1905. Oil on canvas. 83 3/4 x 90 3/8 in. (212.8 x 229.6 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Two Youths, 1906

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973). Two Youths, 1906. Oil on canvas. 59 5/8 x 36 7/8 in. (151.5 x 93.7 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Palazzo da Mula, Venice, 1908

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926) Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926). Palazzo da Mula, Venice, 1908. Oil on canvas. 24 7/16 x 31 15/16 in. (62 x 81.1 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Blue Morning, 1909

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
George Bellows (American, 1882-1925) George Bellows (American, 1882-1925). Blue Morning, 1909. Oil on canvas. 34 x 44 in. (86.3 x 111.7 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

The Equatorial Jungle, 1909

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Henri Rousseau (French, 1844-1910) Henri Rousseau (French, 1844-1910). The Equatorial Jungle, 1909. Oil on canvas. 55 3/8 x 51 in. (140.6 x 129.5 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Pandora, 1910-12

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Odilon Redon (French, 1840-1916) Odilon Redon (French, 1840-1916). Pandora, 1910-12. Oil on canvas. 56 1/2 x 24 3/4 in. (143.5 x 62.9 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Saint Sebastian, 1910-12

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Odilon Redon (French, 1840-1916) Odilon Redon (French, 1840-1916). Saint Sebastian, 1910-12. Oil on canvas. 56 11/16 x 24 5/8 in. (144 x 62.5 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Pot of Geraniums, 1912

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954) Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954). Pot of Geraniums, 1912. Oil on linen. 16 1/4 x 13 1/8 in. (41.3 x 33.3 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Théodore Duret, 1912

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Édouard Vuillard (French, 1868-1940) Édouard Vuillard (French, 1868-1940). Théodore Duret, 1912. Oil on cardboard on wood. 37 1/2 x 29 7/16 in. (95.2 x 74.8 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Chaïm Soutine, 1917

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920) Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920). Chaïm Soutine, 1917. Oil on canvas. 36 1/8 x 23 1/2 in. (91.7 x 59.7 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Nude on a Blue Cushion, 1917

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920) Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920). Nude on a Blue Cushion, 1917. Oil on linen. 25 3/4 x 39 3/4 in. (65.4 x 100.9 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Still Life, 1918

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973). Still Life, 1918. Oil on canvas. 38 1/4 x 51 1/4 in. (97.2 x 130.2 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Maud Dale, 1919

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
George Bellows (American, 1882-1925) George Bellows (American, 1882-1925). Maud Dale, 1919. Oil on wood. 39 15/16 x 33 7/16 in. (101.5 x 85 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

The Plumed Hat, 1919

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954) Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954). The Plumed Hat, 1919. Oil on canvas. 18 3/4 x 15 in. (47.7 x 38.1 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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Gypsy Woman with Baby, 1919

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920) Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920). Gypsy Woman with Baby, 1919. Oil on canvas. 45 5/8 x 28 3/4 in. (115.9 x 73 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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Classical Head, 1922

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973). Classical Head, 1922. Oil on canvas. 24 x 19 3/4 in. (61 x 50.2 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Odalisque Seated with Arms Raised, Green Striped Chair, 1923

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954) Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954). Odalisque Seated with Arms Raised, Green Striped Chair, 1923. Oil on canvas. 25 5/8 x 19 3/4 in. (65.1 x 50.2 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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Madame Picasso, 1923

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973). Madame Picasso, 1923. Oil on linen. 39 1/2 x 32 5/16 in. (100.3 x 82 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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The Lovers, 1923

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973). The Lovers, 1923. Oil on linen. 51 1/4 x 38 1/4 in. (130.2 x 97.2 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Still Life with Apples on a Pink Tablecloth, 1924

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permisssion
Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954) Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954). Still Life with Apples on a Pink Tablecloth, 1924. Oil on canvas. 23 3/4 x 28 3/4 in. (60.4 x 73 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Marigolds and Tangerines, 1924

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Félix Vallotton (Swiss, 1865-1925) Félix Vallotton (Swiss, 1865-1925). Marigolds and Tangerines, 1924. Oil on canvas. 25 11/16 x 21 5/16 in. (65.3 x 54.2 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Peonies, 1926

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Georges Braque (French, 1882-1963) Georges Braque (French, 1882-1963). Peonies, 1926. Oil on wood. 22 1/8 x 27 5/16 in. (56.2 x 69.3 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Still Life: The Table, 1928

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Georges Braque (French, 1882-1963) Georges Braque (French, 1882-1963). Still Life: The Table, 1928. Oil on canvas. 32 x 51 1/2 in. (81.3 x 130.8 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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Portrait of a Boy, 1928

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Chaïm Soutine (Russian, 1893-1943) Chaïm Soutine (Russian, 1893-1943). Portrait of a Boy, 1928. Oil on canvas. 36 1/4 x 25 5/8 in. (92.1 x 65.1 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Still Life: Le Jour, 1929

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Georges Braque (French, 1882-1963) Georges Braque (French, 1882-1963). Still Life: Le Jour, 1929. Oil on canvas. 45 1/4 x 57 3/4 in. (115 x 146.7 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Flowers in a Vase, 1932

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
André Derain (French, 1880-1954) André Derain (French, 1880-1954). Flowers in a Vase, 1932. Oil on canvas. 29 1/2 x 37 in. (75 x 94 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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Maud Dale, 1935

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Fernand Léger (French, 1881-1955) Fernand Léger (French, 1881-1955). Maud Dale, 1935. Oil on canvas. 39 1/2 x 31 3/8 in. (100.4 x 79.7 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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of 84

Chester Dale, 1945

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Diego Rivera (Mexican, 1886-1957) Diego Rivera (Mexican, 1886-1957). Chester Dale, 1945. Oil on canvas. 39 1/2 x 49 15/16 in. (100.3 x 126.8 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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Chester Dale, 1958

Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; used with permission
Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989) Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989). Chester Dale, 1958. Oil on canvas. 34 15/16 x 23 3/16 in. (88.8 x 58.9 cm). Chester Dale Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Image © Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


About the Show:

When American Chester Dale bequeathed the core of his art collection to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. upon his death in 1962, the institution became a major repository of late 19th- and early 20th-century French paintings overnight. Why Dale and his wife, Maud, collected the work they did, and how their collection went to this museum are fascinating stories by themselves, but the truly happy ending is that U.S. citizens are all the richer for the Dale's foresight and generosity.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection assembles over 80 key pieces of the Collection from throughout the Gallery, and has regrouped them. No longer separated by chronology or artist, the exhibition instead imitates the canvases' stylistic placement within the Dale's Manhattan townhouse.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Chester Dale Collection is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. from January 31, 2010 through January 2, 2012.

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