The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Walters Collection

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Walters Collection
Edition of 1920. See also Walters Art Museum on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

WALTERS COLLECTION, began in 1820 by William Thompson Walters of Baltimore who had been art commissioner to the Paris expositions of 1867 and 1878 and to the Vienna Exposition of 1873 and who acquired a remarkable collection of French and Chinese art work, and Greek, Roman and Italian sculpture. The collection was augmented and suitably housed by his son in 1900. Consult Gruelle, R. B., ‘Collection of W. T. Walters’ (Boston 1895); and Bushnell, S. W., ‘Oriental Ceramic Art Collections of W. T. Walters’ (New York 1899).