August 10, 2015
Boyle Sponsors Impressionist Exhibit At The Dixon Gallery and Gardens
The two-year loan of 45 paintings form the collection of Mr. Montgomery H. W. Ritchie of Palo Duro, Texas, includes 19th and 20th century works by major artists, including Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cézanne, Seurat, Dufy, and Soutine.
“The Ritchie Collection is among the largest and finest collections of impressionist and post-impressionist art in private hands today.” Said Dr. Richard Brettell, noted art scholar and spokesman for Mr. Ritchie.
According to Boyle President Henry Morgan, the Company was excited to be one of the sponsors of the exhibit. “We saw The Ritchie Collection as a wonderful opportunity to bring magnificent works of art to Memphis.” said Morgan. “We were pleased to be able to help make this two-year loan a reality.”
Among the highlights of the collection are two works by Claude Monet, Village Street (1869-1871) and Port of Dieppe, Evening (1882). A landscape by Paul Cézanne, Trees and Rocks Near the Chateau Noir (1900-1906), also is included in the collection. In addition, a rare oil study for Seurat’s La Grande Jatte also may be viewed as part of The Ritchie.
The collection will be on display through April 16, 1995, and will be on view again in 1996 as the exhibition schedule allows.