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Hanging with the Best: Grey Collection at the New Britain Museum of American Art

Nina Sangimino | July 13th, 2012 | Posted in News

Laura and David Grey, longtime friends and clients of Questroyal Fine Art, have compiled an impressive collection of American paintings dating from 1850 to 1900, including exquisite examples of the Hudson River School. In 2007, the New Britain Museum of American Art hosted a selection of their works in Poetic Journeys: American Art from the Grey Collection. As a follow up to the initial exhibition, the Grey’s have shared 12 pieces acquired over the last five years for Poetic Journey Continued: American Art from the Grey Collection, on view until September 2. Visitors will be treated to masterpieces by some of the greatest Hudson River School artists, such as Samuel Colman, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Thomas Doughty, Asher B. Durand, and Sanford Robinson Gifford. Rather than being confined to a single gallery, the works on loan will be shown alongside the museum’s permanent collection, emphasizing the importance of these works within the larger context of the history of American art.


Francis Silva, Evening, 1881, oil on canvas, 31½ x 47½ inches
Collection Laura and David Grey

Nina Sangimino is the Senior Researcher at Questroyal Fine Art. Nina discovered her love of art in high school drawing and painting classes. She went on to study art history at the University at Albany and earned an MS in the same field from Pratt Institute. Prior to joining Questroyal, Nina was a curatorial apprentice at the Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport, New York.