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Belmont, August, 1813-1890

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role Collector Patron
dates 1813–1890
city New York
stateNY
other citiesAlzey, Germany; Frankfort; Naples, Italy; Havana, Cuba; The Hague;
gender M
historical notes August Belomont was a collector, banker, diplomat, patron of the arts, and sportsman (August Belmont & Company).

A portion of Belmont's collection sold in 1872 via Leavitt Art Galleries realizing $52,250.

According to Art Treasures of America, he owned
works by A. Achenbach, Q. Becker, H. Bellange, Perry Belmont, F. Berg, A. Bierstadt, Pierre Billet, David Bles, Rosa Bonheur, Leon Bonnat, J. Bosboom, G.H. Boughton, W.A Bouguereau, C. Brias, A. Calame, N. Capobianchi, Ch. Chaplin, J.W. Chavet, P.J. Clays, M. Courant, C.F. Daubigny, A.G. Decamps, M.F.H. De Haas, N. De Keyser, P. Delaroche, E.Delassard, A, Delassard, F. De Mesgrigny, E. Detaille, L. De Winter, N. Diaz, A. Dillens, Jules Dupre, Tony Faivre, Jean Fauvelet, J. Fracquelin, E. Frere, E. Fromentin, Louis Gallait, J.L. Gerome, J. Geyer, Firmin Girard, A. Gues, A. M. Guillemin, W.J. Hays, E. Hebert, A. Herligers, J.B. Irving, Ch. Jacque, G. Jacquet, E. Johnson, L. Knaus, B.C. Koekkoek, J.D. Koelmann, Baron H. Leys, J.B Madou, J.L.E Meissonier, H, Merle, Louis Meyer, N.J.J Nuyen, B.P. Ommegnck, Justin Ouvrie, J Palizzi, V.Pienemann, A.E. Plassan, A. Riedel, L. Robbe, Leopold Robert, T. Rousseau, S. Saint-Jean, A. Schelfhout, E.A Schmidt, A. Schreyer, A. Stevens, A.F. Tait, A. Tidemand, J.B. Trayer, C. Troyon, H. Van Hove, E. Van Marcke, B. Vautier, H. Vernet, Jose Villegas, C. Voillemot, F. Willems, W. Wylds, F. Ziem.

Belmont served as an American Minister in the 1860's and upon his return brought with him French, Dutch, and Belgian pictures.

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New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division August Belmont papers, 1853-1887 (MssCol 257) see details...
Columbia University Libraries
Belmont Family Papers 1799-1930 see details...
Archives of American Art August Jaccaci papers, 1889-1935 (bulk 1904-1914). see details...
The Getty Research Institute Knoedler & Company Records see details...

see also:
Belmont, Oliver H. P. (Oliver Hazard Perry), 1858-1908