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Hoe, Robert, 1839-1909

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role Collector
dates 1839-1909
city New York City
gender M
historical notes Art collector, American businessman, producer of printing press equipment, president of the Grolier Club and a founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hoe was a collector of rare books, manuscripts, silver, miniatures, watches, ivories, prints, enamels, fans, and other art objects. Hoe's collection included paintings by Kennsett, Merle, Doyon and Bouguereau.

According to The Art Treasures of America, Hoe owned works by A. Achenbach, Chas. Baugniet, George H. Boughton, W. A. Bougureau, J. Breton, G. Brion, Thos. Couture, J. Dupré, E. Frère, Firmin Girard, F. Kraus, V. Lagye, Chas. Landelle, H. Merle, J. G. Meyer von Bremen, E. Plassan, Ad. Schreyer, Alfred Stevens, J. Stevens, C. Troyon, Antoine Vollon, Florent Willems, and Felix Ziem.

Art belonging to the Robert Hoe Estate was sold at auction via the American Art Association, February, 1911, netting $129,195.00.
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Grolier Club Twenty-one photographs of watercolor views of interior of Robert Hoe's 36th Street residence. see details...
Grolier Club Robert Hoe auctions: xeroxes of scrapbooks, New York, N.Y., 1911-1912. see details...
Library of Congress Records of R. Hoe & Company, 1831-1948 (bulk 1855-1870).
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Grolier Club George Henry Boughton (1834-1905), Letters : London, to Robert Hoe, 1889-1890.
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