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The Renwick Gallery

Corcoran Gallery of Art
Washington D.C.
 19 Oct 2003
Jpg: Andy Holzopfel

Founded in 1869 by philanthropist William Wilson Corcoran in 1869 as Washington's first museum of art. 

It is known internationally for its distinguished collection of historical and modern American art as well as European painting, sculpture and decorative arts. 

    It was originally situated at the corner of 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue [now known as the Renwick -- thumbnail], but rapid growth forced the relocation of the Gallery in 1897 to its present location between New York Avenue and West Potomac Park. A fine example of French Beaux Arts design with Greek inspired details, the Corcoran was designed by Ernest Flagg who  (. . .) attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. 
    (Washington DC National Reg. Historic Places)

Special thanks to Andy Holzopfel, of Baltimore, for taking this picture on his visit to Washington DC, and being a friend of the JSS Gallery.  See some of Andy Holzopfel's paintings.


John Singer Sargent

Painting as it hangs in the Corcoran

Photo in the Corcoran
Mrs. Henry White

By:  Natasha Wallace
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Created 11/25/2003


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