wendy and emery reves
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Emery Reves, Hungarian by birth, was a journalist, a publisher, and an advocate of world peace. He died in 1981.
Wendy Reves, from Marshall, Texas, was a gracious hostess, a collector, and a patron of the arts. Before her marriage, she was a successful model in New York and Paris. Wendy died in 2007
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The couple met in 1946 and finally settled down in the Villa La Pausa in 1954.
The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection
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for more information Visit our Web site at DallasMuseumofArt.org or call 214-922-1200. The Dallas Museum of Art is supported in part by the generosity of Museum members and donors and by the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas/ Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts. Images: Pierre-Auguste Renoir, The Seine at Chatou (detail), 1874, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection, 1985.R.62 Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Lise Sewing, 1866, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection, 1985.R.58 Maurice de Vlaminck, Bougival, c. 1905, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection, 1985.R82, © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris Vincent van Gogh, Sheaves of Wheat, 1890, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection, 1985.R.80 Pair of candelabra (two of four), John Hugh Le Sage and Augustus Le Sage (branches), London, England, 1747 and 1771 (branches), silver, Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection, 1985.R.540, 541.a–b Folding fan with views of the monuments of Rome, Italian, c. 1780s–90s, gouche and watercolor on double vellum leaf, bone, gilding, and paste gems, Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection, 1985.R.519 Cabinet on stand, probably Pierre Gole, Paris, France, c. 1660–80, wood, tortoiseshell, ivory, shell, and gilt bronze, Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection, 1985.R.573.a–c Vase, Jingdezhen, China, c. 1700, enameled porcelain, Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection, 1985.R.1089 Paul Cézanne, Still LIfe with Apples on a Sideboard, 1902–06, watercolor on paper, Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection, 1985.R.12
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The open courtyard of the Dallas Museum of Art’s re-creation of the Villa La Pausa
Bring your smartphone to the Museum to access more information about the Reves Collection. This tour features interviews with Museum curators, Wendy Reves, and
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Paintings by impressionist, post-impressionist, and early modernist masters and an outstanding collection of decorative arts from the Villa La Pausa
The collection is exhibited within a partial re-creation of the
Collection also includes a gallery of Sir Winston Churchill
couple’s home in the south of France, the Villa La Pausa,
memorabilia and a library of rare books, testimony to Emery
which was formerly owned by the designer Coco Chanel.
Reves’ enduring friendship with Churchill and his career as a
The paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts objects that
publisher and journalist.
form the collection present a stunning array of works by impressionist, post-impressionist, and early modernist masters, including Auguste Rodin, Camille Corot, Édouard Manet, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Édouard Vuillard, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin, Alfred Sisley, Claude Monet, Maurice de Vlaminck, and Edgar Degas. The extensive decorative arts holdings of the Reves Collection
The Villa La Pausa was originally built for Chanel in 1927, and it was home to Wendy and Emery Reves from the early fifties. For almost eighty years, the house welcomed high-profile guests such as the Duke of Westminster, Luchino Visconti, Jean Cocteau, Greta Garbo, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Somerset Maugham, and Graham Sutherland. Churchill enjoyed the warmth and vitality of the Reves household for many years.
feature over three hundred superb pieces of Chinese export
The Reves Collection is contained in a
porcelain; a rare cabinet on stand attributed to Pierre Gole;
wing of the Museum that re-creates
important carpets from Spain, Portugal, Anatolia, the Caucasus,
five rooms of the villa—the library,
and India, as well as 17th-century silk ecclesiastical vestments;
Pair of candelabra (two of four), John Hugh Le Sage and Augustus Le Sage, London, England, 1747 and 1771 (branches)
dining room, salon, bedroom, and
a large collection of European iron and bronze work; European
hall —built around a central
fans; and silver objects. Many of the furnishings were part
courtyard. The courtyard and
of Chanel’s original décor of the villa. A rare collection of 17th-
hall were specifically designed at
and 18th-century frames from France, Italy, Spain, England,
Chanel’s request to remind her of
and Germany is displayed around the staircase. The Reves
the Romanesque convent Aubazine, Pierre-Auguste Rodin, Lise Sewing, 1866–68
where she boarded as an orphan.
Folding fan with views of the monuments of Rome, Italian, c. 1780s–90s
Coco Chanel (in front of window) in the dining room at La Pausa, 1938
Maurice de Vlaminck, Bougival, c. 1905
In 1985, when the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection arrived at the Dallas Museum of Art, an art magazine called it “the most intriguing acquisition story in the history of art museums.” Pierre-Auguste Rodin, The Seine at Chatou, 1874
Vincent van Gogh, Sheaves of Wheat, 1890
Cabinet on stand, probably Pierre Gole, Paris, France, c. 1660–80
Vase, Jingdezhen, China, c. 1700
Brochure on the Reves Collection at the Dallas Museum of Art