Saturday, May 14, 2011

"Power, money and love . . . "

After Arabella Huntington's death, Henry Huntington installed paintings in his San Marino home that had hung in their 57th Street house in New York.

Power, money and love fuel extravaganzas. Railroad millionaire Henry E. Huntington had all three and used them in the closing decade of his life to build his eponymous San Marino library and gardens. You know the mansion, the cactus and the Japanese tea house. What you may not know is that Huntington's estate once had a gallery dedicated to his wife, Arabella.

(Huntington Library, Art Collections and, Huntington Library, Art Collections and / May 14, 2011)

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