Cruttwell, Maud [Alice Wilson]
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Maud Cruttwell (1859–1939) authored several foundational monographs on Italian Renaissance artists before writing guide books, one novel, and two biographies. Her monographs on Luca Signorelli, Andrea Mantegna, Luca and Andrea della Robbia, Antonio Pollaiuolo, and Donatello were important exemplars in the field, demonstrating Cruttwell’s ability to combine careful archival scholarship, the comparative attributional method of Morellian connoisseurship, and the concept of “artistic personality” developed by connoisseur Bernard Berenson. Having been introduced to Bernard and Mary Berenson by Vernon Lee, Cruttwell’s close acquaintance with the Berensons influenced her early publications, but when conflict arose with others over her adoption of the Berensonian method of connoisseurship, Cruttwell began writing less controversial and more profitable guidebooks to the galleries of Florence and Venice. Likely under the influence of Mabel Dodge and Gertrude Stein, Cruttwell moved to...
KeywordsArt history Biography Aesthetics Connoisseurship Italian Renaissance art Vernon Lee Giovanni Morelli Bernard Berenson Mary Berenson Luca Signorelli Andrea Mantegna Luca della Robbia Andrea della Robbia Antonio Pollaiuolo Andrea del Verrocchio Donatello Gertrude Stein Mabel Dodge Luhan Princess Mediha Sultan
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