Last summer, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, became part of the much-discussed story surrounding a startling discovery in Paris.
A French art dealer, Philippe Mendes, had notified MFAH Director Gary Tinterow that a long-lost painting by revered 19th-century Romantic artist Eugène Delacroix had surfaced from a Parisian apartment. After a year of directing the research to authenticate and conserve the painting, Mendes was offering it for purchase.
Women of Algiers in Their Apartment has been displayed since last fall in its new home, a gallery of the Audrey Jones Beck Building. In this short interview, Tinterow discusses the Museum’s acquisition of the painting.