This photograph shows the Clark brothers before their bitter rivalry. It was taken at Fernleigh, Elizabeth Clark's house in Cooperstown, NY around 1897. She is shown will all four of her sons, Ambrose, far left, Stephen, Edward, seated, and Sterling, seated in front.
Stephen, the youngest of the Clark brothers, was an upright New York businessman. He also served on the board of the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art.
Sterling, the second oldest of the four Clark brothers, had a taste for the sensual. He was an adventurer and led an expedition to China. He is shown here in an Army uniform in a photo taken around 1900-1903.
This oil painting, "Girl Crocheting," by Pierre-Auguste Renoir is one of the many great works at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass. It dates back to 1875.
"A Street in Venice," by John Singer Sargent also makes it's home at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. This painting was created between 1880 and 1882.
The Clarks loved Renoir. This painting, created in 1880, is called "At the Concert."
"Dancers in the Classroom," another Renoir from 1880, is also part of the collection.
This painting by Edward Hopper is called "House by the Railroad." It dates back to 1925.
Stephen's collection contains masterworks by Vincent Van Gogh, including "The Night Caf
This painting by Winslow Homer "West Point, Prout's Neck," dates back to 1900.