PRINT December 1970




The following point got edited out of my “Teddy’s Taste: Theodore Roosevelt and the Armory Show,” (November). The original contained the lines: “It is notable that when an occasion arose on which T.R. enumerated Englishmen whom he considered truly great, a painter was among them: ‘Wellington, Nelson, Turner, Wordsworth, and Tennyson’ is his list of British heroes in the essay ‘The Foundations of the Nineteenth Century,’ a review and denunciation of H.S. Chamberlain’s racist book of the same title. Even more noteworthy is the fact that in 1903 Roosevelt called Ernest Fenollosa, the great Boston art historian and Orientalist, to the White House for a command performance lecture. (Lawrence W. Chisolm, Fenollosa: the Far East and American Culture, New Haven and London, 1963, p. 156, using a letter now in the Dartmouth College Library.) And at this time Fenollosa’s lectures drew upon the

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