Immortalized in print by Henry James and on canvas by John Singer Sargent and a legend in her own lifetime, Isabella Stewart Gardner struck out boldly against Victorian repression to develop her own artistic and intellectual interest. Married to a pillar of Boston Brahmin society, which didn't accept her eccentric lifestyle, Isabella Gardner involved herself with the newly emerging Irish-catholic, Jewish, feminist, gay and African-American communities and become muse and mentor to musicians, painters, writers and scholars such as Henry James, Henry Adams, John Singer Sargent, Lady Gregory, Bernard Berenson, Elsie de Wolfe, Charles Eliot Norton and George Santayana. The climax of her life came after the death of her beloved husband in 1898 when she designed and built a Venetian palazzo in Boston to contain her world-famous art collection, where she lived and entertained lavishly and which stands today as the ultimate triumph of her remarkable life.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, U.S.A., 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Hardcover, new dust jacket, covers as new with sharp corners, pages clean and unmarked, tight binding as unread (clean page edge). With numerous photographs, drawings.¿ Shipped in a padded envelope and packaged in bubble wrap. Bookseller Inventory # 011624
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060186437
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