Get Thee to Getty

May 2, 2018 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | ART, TRAVEL | 0 Comments |

J Paul Getty Center, Los Angeles, April 2018 –

We mentioned this great pavilioned village above L.A. containing the eclectic cache of zillionaire J. Paul Getty, with reference to his classical statuary.

But he, and his trustees after him, have amassed a goodly stock of other stuff:

You may recall this Abraham Solomon painting, “Waiting for the Verdict” from the cover of the Penguin edition of Bleak House, then in the Tunbridge Wells Museum…it’s now at Getty.

It was fascinating to see the influence of ancient Mughal painting on high Flemish painting, including Rembrandt: 

Amid French empire parlours, and before works by Watteau, Tiepolo, Delacroix, the divine Corot, et al, the Getty Centre is worth the trip into the Hollywood hills: 


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