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Description - The Stebbins Collection: A Gift for the Morse Museum by Regina Palm

A valuable contribution to the field of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American art with key works by a range of American painters. The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Florida, is the recent recipient of a generous and substantial donation of works of art from the private collection of Dr. Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., the esteemed historian of American art and foremost expert on Martin Johnson Heade, and his wife, Susan Stebbins, successful author and art historian. The Stebbins Collection consists of seventy American paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by fifty-three artists. This incredible collection includes remarkable works by American masters ranging from Martin Johnson Heade and Thomas Eakins to Fidelia Bridges and John La Farge. Publication of the collection catalog not only highlight this significant private collection built over a lifetime by the Stebbins, but is a valuable contribution to the field of nineteenth and early-twentieth-century American art, and to the history of collections and collecting. AUTHORS: Regina Palm, PhD, is curator of American Painting at The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. Virginia M.G. Anderson, PhD, is curator of American Art and department head of the American Painting & Sculpture and Decorative Arts department at the Baltimore Museum of Art. 137 colour illustrations

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