A Grand Collection

My family was fortunate to have another trip to Michigan's Mackinac Island again this year. We stayed at the Grand Hotel, whose legendary front porch and beautiful surroundings are a treat unto themselves. I wandered into the gallery area in the main Parlor which exhibits paintings from the world renowned Manoogian Collection. The Manoogians have exhibited over 400 paintings from their collection at the hotel for the past 25 years. Here is a sample of some of the pieces on display this summer.

  Fairy Hordes Attacking a Bat , John Fitzgerald, British, 1832-1906

Fairy Hordes Attacking a Bat, John Fitzgerald, British, 1832-1906

The works on display include 19th and 20th century examples of many different types of painting genres and by a large collection of artists.

  Rabbits , 1878 by Charlotte Mount Brock Schreiber, Canadian, 1834-1922

Rabbits, 1878 by Charlotte Mount Brock Schreiber, Canadian, 1834-1922

  The George R. Rich Family Having Afternoon Coffee at the Villa Quisisana Overlooking Oresund, Skodsborg, Strandvej  (Denmark), 1885 by Wenzel Ulrik Tornoe, Danish, 1844-1907

The George R. Rich Family Having Afternoon Coffee at the Villa Quisisana Overlooking Oresund, Skodsborg, Strandvej (Denmark), 1885 by Wenzel Ulrik Tornoe, Danish, 1844-1907

  A Liberated Woman  by John G. Brown, American, 1831-1913.

A Liberated Woman by John G. Brown, American, 1831-1913.

My assumption is that the cigarette and the way she looks down at the viewer indicate her liberated status.

  Statue of Liberty Celebration  by Frederick Rondel, American, 1826-1892.

Statue of Liberty Celebration by Frederick Rondel, American, 1826-1892.

This is just a small sample of the artwork on display, there are many fine examples of portraiture, tromp l'oeil, landscapes, still lifes, etc.  The art on display makes an already worthwhile trip all the more special.