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July 2009   |   Volume I   |   Issue III
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Welcome to the third issue of House of Style, the quarterly e-newsletter from Winterthur Licensed Products!  We thank you for your interest in the program.  Please contact us with comments, suggestions, or wishes for the e-newsletter.  We would love to hear from you!
Opening July 25 at Winterthur, Faces of a New Nation: American Portraits of the 18th and Early 19th Centuries from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Winterthur is the only venue for this select group of portraits from the Met, which represents many of the young country's great artists, including John Smibert, John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, and Samuel F. B. Morse.
To learn more about the exciting events happening at Winterthur, visit 
Check out Winterthur's new online store! 
Look for the new Winterthur Web site in September! 
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An Afternoon of Winterthur at the Philadelphia Marketplace Design Center
             Webb Hall Dresser
Winterthur Licensed Products will be at the Philadelphia Marketplace Design Center on October 13. A talk by designer Thomas Jayne will kick off the House of Style event, which will include tours of showrooms that carry Winterthur licensed products, presentations by Winterthur staff, and special displays.  
               Chestertown Room 
Winterthur Licensed Products will be at the Traditional Building Exhibition in Baltimore October 23-24!  Look for the Winterthur booth, which will feature licensed millwork byHull Historical, reproduction lighting by Heritage Metalworks, window treatments by Interior Concepts of Delaware, and garden scultpure by A. Thayer Smith.


Wilmette Hardware

The Algernon Suite from Wilmette Hardware

Du Pont Porch chandeliers by Heritage Metalworks
Chinese Parlor at Winterthur
Chinese Parlor Wallpaper from Stark Hand-Painted Scenic Wallcoverings 
Mary Pauline
Mary-Pauline Quilt, debuted on QVC June 17 during a Winterthur Quilts special  

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Diane James Designs 

Diane James

We are pleased to welcome our newest licensee, Diane James Designs.  Inspired by the garden, rooms, and library resources of Winterthur Museum, Diane James's Winterthur line of permanent floral arrangements will exhibit the elegance, beauty, and quality characterstic of Diane James Designs.  Diane's recent visit to Winterthur, along with her daughters Carolyn and Cynthia, was highlighted on their gorgeous Buzz Blog.
Mottahedeh Coral Torquay
We are happy to announce that Mottahedeh has recently renewed their licensing contract. Mottahedeh has been with Winterthur Licensed Products since the program launch in 1982. The recent introduction of the Coral Torquay pattern is a revival of an early pattern in Mottahedeh's Winterthur line; the popular blue Torquay was introduced in 1985.   
Michael John Hunt 
Montmorenci Stair Hall by Michael John Hunt
Montmorenci, Michael John Hunt,
 Acrylic on Canvas, 40"x60"
Michael John Hunt was born in England in 1941.  A self-taught artist, he opened The Hunt Gallery in 1972 to exhibit his paintings of interior scenes. In the 1990s, the gallery began to exhibit at fine art fairs in both England and the United States. As a result of one of these exhibitions, Micheal received an invitation to visit Winterthur. During his visit, Michael recognized the parallels between Winterthur and the great houses of England and felt a great empathy for Winterthur's founder, Henry Francis du Pont.  Since that visit, Michael has become a partner in the Winterthur licensing program and has begun to create a collection of paintings that capture Winterthur and the vision of its founder.
The project is a large one as Michael has decided to paint all 175 rooms of the Winterthur mansion, views of special exhibitions and events, and images of the garden and grounds.  To maintain the integrity of the collection, no paintings will be sold until it is complete and can be viewed as a whole.  To provide support during the project, select paintings have been reproduced as limited-edition, high-quality prints.  As licensed products, all royalties from the sales of the prints and the eventual sales of the paintings support educational programming at Winterthur.  To date, Michael has completed 112 views of Winterthur.
Visit to Hunt Gallery
Kristin DeMesse of Winterthur Licensed Products visited Michael and his wife, Rosemary, at The Hunt Gallery, Sandwich, England, in April 2009.  The Winterthur Paintings were displayed throughout the gallery. 
Proceeds from the sale of licensed products benefit educational programming at Winterthur.

Kristin DeMesse
Director, Licensed Products
Susan Mathews
Licensed Products Assistant
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