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Recovering Women’s Legacies: Artists, Dealers, Collectors, and Patrons • Part Two: Digital Research Methodologies
Mme. X: Women Collectors in Provenance Research

Elizabeth Gorayeb, Executive Director, The Wildenstein Plattner Institute

Jennifer Gimblett, Senior Researcher and Project Manager, The Paintings of Paul Gauguin, 1891–1903, The Wildenstein Plattner Institute

In preparation for the recently released Gauguin: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, 1891–1903, the WPI research team made a determined effort to recover the identities of women owners within the provenances. Whenever possible, the first names of women were added alongside those of their husbands or other male relations; however, this frequently presented a number of challenges. Using case studies from the Paul Gauguin catalogue raisonné, we will explore some of the obstacles inherent to researching female collectors in the 19th and early 20th century.

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Transforming Research Methodologies: A Digital Approach

Louisa Wood Ruby, Head of Research, The Frick Art Reference Library

Samantha Deutch, Assistant Director, Center for the History of Collecting

Wood Ruby and Deutch highlight collaborative projects initiated by the Frick that have maximized the working methodologies for those engaged in provenance research and the history of collecting.

Jun 9, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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