Marquand, Henry Gurdon, 1819-1902

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New York financier Henry Gurdon Marquand (1819-1902) was a member of the Provisional Committee to establish a museum of art in New York City (1869), an early Trustee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1871-1902), Treasurer (1883-1889), and its second President (1889-1902). For over three decades Marquand spent his fortune carefully acquiring artwork to decorate his Madison Avenue mansion and to enlarge the Metropolitan{u2019}s then modest holdings.

From the description of Henry Gurdon Marquand Papers, 1852-1903 (bulk, 1868-1903). (Metropolitan Museum of Art). WorldCat record id: 707609684

One of the founders and president of Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1889-1902; New York, N.Y.

From the description of H.G. Marquand note to Mr. Barton, 1890 May 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122390418

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referencedIn Oldach, Fredericka,. In memoriam Henry Gurdon Marquand, 1902 Feb. 26. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Marquand, Henry Gurdon, 1819-1902. Henry Gurdon Marquand Papers, 1852-1903 (bulk, 1868-1903). Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Marquand, Henry Gurdon, 1819-1902. H.G. Marquand note to Mr. Barton, 1890 May 20. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Stewart, William Rhinelander, 1852-1929. Washington Arch collection, 1872-1925 (bulk 1889-1895). New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Washington Arch Records, 1872-1925 (Bulk 1872-1925) @ 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Weir, John Ferguson, 1841-1926. John Ferguson Weir papers, 1838-1957 (inclusive), 1861-1928 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Plumb, Edward Lee, 1827-1912. Edward Lee Plumb papers, 1856-1912. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Office of the Secretary. Office of the Secretary records, 1870-[ongoing]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library.
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New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
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Art museums
Art--Collectors and collecting
Art--Private collections
Museum Directors
Old master paintings and works of art
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Birth 1819-04-11

Death 1902-02-26

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