Grand Tour Paintings

Purchased by William Butler Johnston and Anne Tracy Johnston on their European honeymoon 1851-53 from ateliers and studios in France and Italy.  All with heavy gilt gesso frames.  Hung in Johnston art gallery for two generations. The Johnstons were active members of Christ Church.  In 1926, when George and Luisa Felton sold the Johnston-Felton House, they held a private sale of many items in the house.  These paintings were sold to the Birdsey family, who were also members of Christ Church.

The paintings were given to Christ Church c. 1960 by their descendants.

  1. The de Medici Holy Family (hanging in Cloister Room)

After Andrea del Sarto

Original in Pitti Palace, Florence

  1. The Magdelene  (hanging in center lobby of Parish House)

After Carlo Dolci

Original in Uffizi Gallery, Florence

  1. The Madonna of the Grapes (hanging in Parlor)

After Pierre Mignard

Original in The Louvre, Paris

  1. The Sistine Madonna     (hanging in Parlor)

After Raphael

Original in Stactliches Museum, Dresden

  1. The Madonna Della Sadia (hanging in Parlor)

After Raphael

Original in Pitti Palace, Florence

  1. The Holy Family, or the Virgin of Seville  (On loan to Johnston-Felton-Hay House)

After Bartolome Murillo

Original in The Louvre, Paris

Ambrose Baber Collection

  1. Portrait of Dr. Edward Ambrose Baber (1793-1847)

Richard West Habersham, Savannah/Charleston

1824

Doctor seated in chair, black hair in Empire style, high white collar, black jacket

(hanging in front lobby of Parish House)

  1. Portrait of Mrs. Ambrose Baber (Mary Eliza Sweet), 1810-1894)

Richard West Habersham, Savannah/Charleston

3. 1835

Oval portrait of young woman, standing, black Empire style dress

(hanging in front lobby of Parish House)

4. Untitled Portrait of A Young Mariner

School of Sir Joshua Reynolds, 18th century England

Late 18th century

(hanging in Harrold House)