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|Lehman, Philip, 1861-1947||
Philip Lehman was an art collector, banker and financier.
Lehman and his wife, Carrie Lauer Lehman (m. 1885), formed an art collection which included tapestries (Gothic Tapestry "St. Veronica" (previously owned by J P Morgan); "The Last Supper" tapestry from a cartoon by Bernard Van Orley and "Nille Fleurs," a French fifteenth century tapestry) and paintings (El Greco's "The Cavalier"; "The Countess of Altamira and her Daughter" by Goya; Rembrandt's "Portrait of a Man"; an interior with seated cavalier by Peter de Hoog; Crivelli's "Madonna and Child"; Petrus Christus' "The Goldsmith," and "A Portrait of a Man and "An Annunciation," both by Jan Memling).
The Lehman’s had two children; Pauline, born about 1887, and Robert, born on September 29, 1891. Lehman’s cousin Herbert H Lehman served as the New York governor.
In 1939, Lehman gave the Boston Museum of Art 350 pieces of embroidery lave and weavings in memory of his wife.
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