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Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913

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dates 1837–1913
city New York
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other citiesLondon, UK;
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historical notes John Pierpont Morgan was an American financier and art collector.

Morgan collected art objects in virtually every medium, including the rare books, manuscripts, drawings, prints, and ancient artifacts.

During the last two decades of his life—from the 1890s until 1913—Morgan spent some $60 million on art, about $900 million today (9/07/2007, http://www.themorgan.org/about/history.asp).

Morgan lent the following art work to the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, 1909:
Landscape with Figures and Cattle - Aelbert Cuyp
Children Playing Cards - Dirk Hals
Girls with Cat - Dirk Hals
Michiel de Wael - Frans Hals
Portrait of a Lady - Frans Hals
Heer Bodolphe - Frans Hals
Vrouw Dodolphe - Frans Hals
Trevor Landscape - Meindert Hobbema
Holford Landscape - Meindert Hobbema
Self Portrait - Rembrandt
Nicolaes Ruts - Rembrandt
A Young Painter - Rembrandt
Cottage under Trees - Jacob van Ruisdael
Lady Writing - Johannes Vermeer

For a historic 1883 account of Morgan's home see George William Sheldon (1843–1914) Artistic Houses: being a series of interior views of a number of the most celebrated homes in the United State, with a description contained within (New York: Appleton and Co., 1883; B. Blom, 1971), p. 75-80 (includes 5 illustrations) .
https://archive.org/details/Artistichouses1

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1890-1900
1900-1910
websitehttp://www.themorgan.org
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Pierpont Morgan Library Archives Newspaper clippings : J. Pierpont Morgan, 1910-1912. see details...
The Getty Research Institute J. Pierpont Morgan Letter: to Mrs. Cornwallis-West, 1912 April 21. see details...
Pierpont Morgan Library Archives Newspaper clippings : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1924. see details...
Pierpont Morgan Library Archives Morgan family trusts and estates papers, ca. 1867-1950. see details...
Pierpont Morgan Library Archives Pierpont Morgan Papers, [ca. 1850-1913], [ca. 1850-1890] (bulk).
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Archives of American Art Aline and Eero Saarinen papers, 1906-1977 see details...
Archives of American Art Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner papers, 1860-1974. see details...
Archives of American Art Wadsworth Atheneum scrapbooks, 1899-1963. see details...
New York State Library Papers regarding probate of will, 1913. [photocopies] see details...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Catalogue of the collection of miniatures: the property of J. Pierpont Morgan, compiled at his request by G.C. Williamson. Supplementary volume, 1932-1933. see details...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Photostatic prints from Trier Museum: photographs of Merovingian antiquities, with accompanying correspondence, 1936-1937. see details...
American Museum of Natural History American Museum of Natural History General correspondence files, [ca. 1887]-1966. see details...
Harvard University Archives General information about gifts to Harvard from J. Pierpont Morgan. see details...
Archives of American Art Frank Lemon papers, 1890-1943. see details...
Pierpont Morgan Library Archives J.P. Morgan Jr. papers, [ca. 1875-1943] see details...
Pierpont Morgan Library Archives Pierpont Morgan Library Photograph collection, [ca. 1855-1986]. see details...
Archives of American Art Oral history interview with William Milliken, 1974 Dec. 27-1976 Mar. 13. see details...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Office of the Secretary records, 1870-[ongoing]. see details...
Biblioteca Berenson, Villa I Tatti The Fototeca Berenson (Villa I Tatti Photo Archives) see details...

see also:
Drexel, Anthony J. (Anthony Joseph), 1826-1893
Greene, Belle da Costa