Anders Zorn (Swedish, 1860 – 1920)
Isabella Stewart Gardner in Venice, 1894
Oil on canvas
Inscribed: Zorn/ Venezia 1894
Painted probably as a gift for Isabella Stewart Gardner.

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Gardner could not match the vast resources of collectors like J.P. Morgan or William Randolph Hearst. So how did she manage to put together a collection of such extraordinary quality?

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