Madame Jumel Collects: the Pioneering Art Collection of Rags-to-riches New Yorker Eliza Jumel A presentation by art historian Margaret Oppenheimer. Ms. Oppenheimer, author of The Remarkable Rise of Eliza Jumel: A Story of Marriage and Money in the Early Republic, will discuss Mme. Jumel’s art collection--over 240 paintings acquired in Paris at the beginning of the 19th century. https://www.amazon.com/Remarkable-Rise-Eliza-Jumel-Marriage/dp/1613733801
Free and All Are Welcome No Reservations Needed Location: The Ballroom of Hostelling International-NY at 891 Amsterdam Avenue at 103rd Street
The amazing Eliza Jumel--raised in a brothel, indentured as a servant, and confined to a workhouse while her mother was in jail--rose to become one of the richest women in New York. Along the way, she turned herself into an art connoisseur, acquiring more than 240 paintings while living in Paris between 1815 and 1817. The largest assemblage of European art to reach these shores up to that time, the collection, soon dispersed, remains virtually unknown today. In this richly illustrated lecture, Ms. Oppenheimer will bring Jumel’s pioneering collection back to life, discussing the paintings, their owner, and the early nineteenth-century art scene in New York and Paris.
Margaret A. Oppenheimer holds a Ph.D. in art history from New York University. She is the author of TheFrench Portrait: Revolution to Restoration (2005), the collaborating writer of the first edition of Art: A Brief History (2000), and a contributor to A Personal Gathering; Paintings and Sculpture from the Collection of William I. Koch (1996). Her articles on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French art have appeared in Apollo, the Gazette des Beaux-Arts, the Metropolitan Museum Journal, and other publications.
Sponsored by the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group with the Columbus Amsterdam BID and Hostelling International NYC
Free Walking Tours of Historic Bloomingdale Explore the History of the Upper West Side between W. 96th and W. 110th Streets Led by Local Historian Jim Mackin April 8, 2018 (Sun.) at 1:00pm May 9, 2018 (Wed.) at 6:00pm
Meet at Hostelling International-NY 891 Amsterdam Avenue at 103rd Street More info 212-666-9774 or firstname.lastname@example.org sponsored by the Columbus/Amsterdam BID and Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group