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Marquand, Henry Gurdon, 1819-1902

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dates 1819–1902
city New York
stateNY
other citiesNewport, RI; Pittsfield, MA;
gender M
historical notes Henry Gurdon Marquand was an art collector, philanthropist, businessman, banker, capitalist, and one of the founders and presidents of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Marquand's collection of paintings included work by Sir Alma-Tadema, Hoppner, JMW Turner, Edwin A Abbey, Thomas Gainsborough, George Romney, Sir Henry Raeburn, Sir Joshua Reynalds, Corot, August von Pettenkoffen, Troyon, Decamps, Rousseau, Millet, and Boughton.

Marquand’s art collection and rare books were sold at an auction in 1903. He was a benefactor of Princeton University and other institutions.

Marquand was a member for the Grolier, National Arts, the Sculpture Society, and Century Clubs. His son, Allan Marquand (b. 1853), graduated at Princeton in 1874, and in 1883 became professor of archaeology and art.

In 1884, Richard Morris Hunt designed Marquand’s residence on Madison Avenue complete with a music room in the Greek style, a Moorish smoking room, and a Japanese chamber.
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websitehttp://research.nyarc.org/digital_projects/gilded_age/31072002487918.pdf
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Princeton University In memoriam Henry Gurdon Marquand, 1902 Feb. 26. see details...
Archives of American Art H.G. Marquand note to Mr. Barton, 1890 May 20. see details...
Archives of American Art John Singer Sargent letters, 1887-1922. see details...
New York University Washington Arch collection, 1872-1925 (bulk 1889-1895). see details...
Yale University Library John Ferguson Weir papers, 1838-1957 (inclusive), 1861-1928 (bulk). see details...
Johns Hopkins University Archaeological Institute of America contributors' list 1885. see details...
Stanford University Libraries Edward Lee Plumb Papers, 1856-1912 (M0149) see details...
Princeton University Allan Marquand Papers, 1858-1951 (bulk 1878-1950) ©2005 Princeton University Library see details...
Brandeis University James Abbott McNeill Whistler Collection, 1841-1935 (MWalB00010) see details...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Office of the Secretary records, 1870-[ongoing]. see details...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Scrap book, 1903 see details...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Henry Gurdon Marquand Papers, 1852-1903 (bulk, 1868-1903) see details...
The Getty Research Institute Knoedler & Company Records see details...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Samuel Putnam Avery Papers, [ca. 1850]-1905 see details...