A Brief History of Neckwear as Illustrated by the Rosenbach Collection of Portrait Miniatures
Art and antiques dealer Philip Rosenbach (1863-1953), the brother of famed rare book and manuscript dealer A.S.W. Rosenbach (1876-1952), purchased a collection of 450 portrait miniatures from English painter Talbot Hughes in 1928. The largest collection of oil on copper miniatures in the United States, it includes portraits painted by English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, and French artists.
Look Again attempts not to display merely a category of “African American collections,” but instead to re-examine its American historical collections. Items on display range from Phillis Wheatley’s first editions and selections from the museum’s extensive holdings of abolitionist material, such as courtroom drawings from the trial of John Brown, to sugar bowls and mahogany furniture.