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Trevor Winkfield

A LETTER TO BRYAN OSBURN from Trevor Winkfield

I’m so glad you’re enjoying the Gustave Moreau book I gave you. I thought it might appeal to the jeweler in you. Alas, you won’t see much of Moreau’s work here in the States—he’s far too complex and “over the top” for most American tastes, which is why his painting “Oedipus and the Sphinx” (1864) is always allocated to such an out-of-the-way gallery in the Metropolitan Museum.

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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