Tuesday, 26 June 2018

189) Isabella Stewart Gardner

Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840 – 1924). American art collector, philanthropist, and patron of the arts. She founded the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

- "Gardner was not a great beauty: she had red hair, very fair skin, and portraits show her as quite thin at a time when voluptuousness was in fashion, but she was quick-witted and an engaging conversationalist." https://www.encyclopedia.com/…/art…/isabella-stewart-gardner

- "Short, plain-faced, red-haired, with a magnificent figure and incomparable grace..." https://books.google.it/books…

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