The Stebbins Collection

GBP £45.00



ISBN: 978-1-913875-04-6

184 pages

279 x 240 mm (9 ½ x 11 in)

137 colour illustrations

In association with The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

April 2022


A valuable contribution to the field of 19th- and early 20th-century American art with key works by a range of American artists

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The Stebbins Collection, the private collection of Dr. Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., the esteemed historian of American art and foremost expert on Martin Johnson Heade, and his wife, Susan Cragg Stebbins, successful author and art historian – consists of 70 American paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by 53 artists. Recently donated to The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Florida, this incredible collection includes remarkable works by American masters ranging from Martin Johnson Heade and Thomas Eakins to Fidelia Bridges and John La Farge, well-known artists Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran and little-known figures like Arthur I. Keller and Walter Granville-Smith.

Publication in October 2021 highlights the significance of this private collection built over a lifetime by the Stebbinses, Moreover it is a valuable contribution to the field of 19th and early-20th-century American art, and to the history of collections and collecting.

Author biographies

Regina Palm is curator of American painting at The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park

Virginia M.G. Anderson is curator of American Art and department head of American Painting at the Baltimore Museum of Art

Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Laurence J. Ruggiero
  • Board of Trustees
  • Acknowledgments by Regina Palm
  • Acknowledgments by Theodore and Susan Stebbins
  • An Important Collection Enriches the Morse by Regina Palm
  • A Labor of Love: Ted and Susan Stebbins and the Curatorship, Research, and Teaching of American Art by Virginia M. G. Anderson
  • Plates by Regina palm
  • Index
  • Photography Credits