Isabella Stewart Gardner, Dog Lover

Diana Greenwald

Isabella Stewart Gardner, Dog Lover

Diana Greenwald

Distributed for Paul Holberton Publishing

40 pages | 30 halftones | 8 3/4 x 8 3/4
Cloth $19.95 ISBN: 9781911300960 Will Publish October 2020 For sale in North America only
Isabella Stewart Gardner was a force to be reckoned with. She routinely went toe-to-toe with major museums and titans of industry to purchase masterpieces, she created a museum unlike any other, and she was famous for flouting the social conventions that governed women of her time. This book, however, shows another side of Isabella that readers may not expect: her love of dogs.

Featuring black-and-white images from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum archives, this volume allows readers to meet Isabella’s favorite dogs (Kitty Wink and Patty Boy), see the litters of puppies she bred, and discover how her dogs were a source of comfort to her toward the end of her life. Usually stern in photographs, Isabella—like many people—could not help grinning when posing for photos with puppies. Whether it was collecting Renaissance masterpieces or raising Fox terriers, this book shows that Gardner approached all aspects of life with enthusiasm and dedication.
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