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Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson), 1798-1888

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role Collector
dates 1798-1888
city Washington
other citiesGeorgetown, DC;
gender M
historical notes William Wilson Corcoran was an art collector, patron, philanthropist, financier (Corcoran & Riggs Bank), and in 1869, he established the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC (opened, 1874– closed, 2014) to house his personal collection.

Corcoran’s collection focused on contemporary American art and included work by, among others, Albert Bierstadt, Emanuel Leutze, Frederic Church, George Inness, Daniel Huntington, Thomas Cole, Seth Eastman, William Ranney, and Thomas Doughty.

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Archives of American Art Corcoran Gallery of Art records, 1860-1947. see details...
Library of Congress Papers of W. W. Corcoran, 1791-1896 (bulk 1849-1888). see details...
Archives of American Art Donald McClelland papers, 1857-1968. see details...
Archives of American Art Thomas Prichard Rossiter and Rossiter family papers, 1840-1957 see details...
Library of Congress Riggs family papers, 1763-1945. see details...
Duke University Library John Adams Elder Papers, 1837-1910 see details...

see also:
Riggs, George Washington, 1813-1881