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Clark, William Andrews, 1839-1925

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dates 1839–1925
city New York
stateNY
other citiesConnellsville, PA; Central City, Gilpin County, CO; Mount Pleasant, IA; Butte, MT;
gender M
historical notes William Andrews Clark was a collector, banker, railroad man, copper-mine owner, businessman, served as U.S. Senator from Montana from 1899 to 1900 and again from 1901-1907.

Clark was married twice, his first wife was Kate L Stauffer, was from his hometown and his second, Anna Evangeline La Chapelle was a daughter of a Montana physician.

R Knoedler assisted Clark with many of his purchases.

In 1925, Clark bequeathed to the Corcoran Gallery of Art a collection of European and American art. More than two-thirds of the 158 European paintings in the Clark Collection are French.

Senator Clark spent part of each year in France from the late 1870s until the beginning of World War I.

Clark donated more than 800 objects to the Corcoran. His gift included work by Canova, Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Corot, Rosseu, Degas, Cazins, Fraganard, Beauvais tapestry and Italian Majolica - sixteenth and seventeenth century.

Clark lent the following to the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, 1909:
Village in the Dunes - Aelbert Cuyp
View of Rhenen - Jan van Goyen
View of Dordrecht - Jan van Goyen
Woods - Jacob can Ruisdael
Frozen Canal - Philip Wouwerman
Portrait of a Young Man - Gerard Terborch
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Montana Historical Society Research Center William Andrews Clark papers, 1867-1922 (SC 536) see details...
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library Collection of papers related to Montana, 1833-1934 see details...
Montana Historical Society Research Center William Clark, Jr. Papers 1931-1936 (SC 2328) see details...
Archives of American Art Paul Wayland Bartlett papers, 1887-1925. see details...
University of Virginia Library Barringer Family Papers ca. 1812-1966 see details...
University of Virginia Library Papers of William Alexander Lambeth, 1915, 1923-1928, Accession #3380-f see details...
Frick Art Reference Library and Brooklyn Museum Exhibition of paintings from the collection of Honorable William A. Clark [electronic resource] : comprising some of the best examples of the four great masters, Rousseau, Corot, Cazin, Monticelli. see details...
Frick Art Reference Library and Brooklyn Museum Paintings from the collection of Senator W.A. Clark [electronic resource]. see details...

see also:
Clark, Huguette, 1906-2011