The Myth and Mystery of the "Vanderbilt Coach"

Who commissioned a 41-inch sterling replica of park drag at the peak of London’s Gilded Age coaching craze? Where was it made? When was it assayed? And how did it come to the NSLM’s collections over 50 years later? As with any good mystery, there are a few accounts of how the Silver Coach came to be, scattered across a century of letters and newspaper clippings. On June 8, the George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Curator of Art, Claudia Pfeiffer, will delve into her recent research on the topic to shed light on this stunning and enigmatic work of art.

$5 admission, free to NSLM members. For more information contact Anne Marie Paquette, the Clarice & Robert H. Smith Educator, for more information., 540 687 6542 ext. 25


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