Scholar vs. Connoisseur

Christine Kuan
Dec 9, 2012 11:23PM

"Where the scholar labors to know about objects, the connoisseur trains himself through all his senses to know objects....not only is connoisseurship much the rarer but it is the more profound," wrote William Ivins, The Metropolitan Museum of Art's first curator of prints, in a catalogue note on the Blumenthal collection.

From Calvin Tompkins, Merchants and Masterpieces, 1970.

Christine Kuan
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