The Walters Art Museum

The Museum Store at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland

Henry Walters and Bernard Berenson: Collector and Connoisseur

By Stanley Mazaroff

Collecting Italian Renaissance paintings during America's Gilded Age was fraught with risk because of the uncertain identities of the artists and the conflicting interests of art dealers. This fascinating account of the close relationship between Henry Walters, founder of the legendary Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, and Bernard Berenson, the era's preeminent connoisseur of Italian paintings, richly illustrates this important chapter of America's cultural history.


248 pages

9"h x 6"w