Talk:Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney

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Her numerous United States works include[edit]

McGill is in Canada NOT the United States. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.130.189.213 (talk) 06:05, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

I've moved this here[edit]

regarding her Fountain of El Dorado because I can find no other source for this info, but another of her fountains does appear to be in Lima, Peru.
*"(reportedly now in Lima, Peru), exhibited 1915[1]"

  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference Magill1999 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

Carptrash (talk) 18:39, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

This seems to be the source of this possible misinformation. [1]. That author calls it marble and I have never heard of that work being marble before. Likely it is the Whitney Fountain called the Three Bares in Canada. Carptrash (talk) 18:44, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

And then there is this:[2]

"4. FOUNTAIN, 1910. Reduction, Bronze. H. 53 inches, W. 46 inches.
Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art
Full Size: Marble. Height of figures 7 feet.
Location: McGill University Campus, Montreal, Canada.
Full Size Replica: Bronze.
Location: Lima, Peru."

a good reminder that even respectable references do error on occasion. Carptrash (talk) 18:55, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

Regarding the fountain(s) and their whereabouts: "The figurative tradition and the Whitney Museum of American Art" (1980) at http://archive.org/stream/figurativetradit00whit/figurativetradit00whit_djvu.txt identifies the fountain commissioned for the Arlington Hotel as the one now at McGill, known also as the Whitney Fountain, and indicates that a bronze replica of that fountain was placed in Lima, Peru. They refer to: Beatrice Gilman Proske, Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture (Brookgreen Gardens, 1968), pp. 206- 208; and Albert TenEyck Gardner, American Sculpture (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1965). I agree that it looks like the wrong fountain was identified as being in Lima at some point. I've uploaded some more photos of the 1915 Pan-American fountain details, from PD sources. Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 20:56, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I've got my Proske right here. It is in the book because one of the 3 figures ended up in Brookgreen Gardens. Thanks for the pictures, it's an intriguing work. Carptrash (talk) 21:01, 27 December 2014 (UTC)