Talk:Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney

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The article may be improved by following the WikiProject Biography 11 easy steps to producing at least a B article. -- Jreferee (Talk) 08:22, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

Her numerous United States works include[edit]

McGill is in Canada NOT the United States. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (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 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)