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Brimmer, Martin, 1829-1896

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dates 1829–1896
city Boston
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historical notes Brimmer was a collector and first president of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Sarah Wyman Whitman was a Boston painter and patron of the arts, born in Baltimore in 1842. She died in Boston in 1904.

According to The Art Treasures of America, Brimmer owned works by J. Constable, J. S. Copley, N. Diaz, Agnolo Di. Donnino, F. Duveneck, J. L. Hamon, W. M. Hunt, H. Leroux, G. Michel, J. F. Millet, Gilbert Stuart, and F. Zuccarelli.
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Archives of American Art Martin Brimmer letters, 1880-1896. see details...
Harvard University Archives Papers of Martin Brimmer. see details...
Archives of American Art Isabella Stewart Gardner papers, 1760-1956. see details...
Harvard University Archives Letter from M. Brimmer to E.W. Hooper, 1894 August 22. see details...