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Widener, Joseph E. (Joseph Early), 1872-1943

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dates 1872–1943
city Philadelphia
statePA
other citiesChantilly, France; Kentucky
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historical notes Joseph Early Widener was an art collector and businessman. He was one of three sons of Peter Arrell Brown Widener (1834-1915) and his wife Hannah Josephine Dunton (c.1836-1896).

He was married to Ella Pancoast (d. 1929) of Philadelphia and had two children, Peter A.B. Widener, II and Josephine (Fifi), later Mrs. Aksel Wichfeld.

The Widener’s collection included paintings, sculpture, decorative art and porcelains. The heart of the collection was established by P. A. B. Widener, enhanced by Joseph and was housed at the Widener estate, Lynnewood Hall, until it was donated by Joseph to the National Gallery in 1942.
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Archives of American Art Joseph E. Widener letter, 1923. see details...
National Gallery of Art, Library Rembrandt drawings.
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The Getty Research Institute Duveen Brothers Records, 1876-1981, bulk 1909-1964 see details...
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania Paintings in the collection of Joseph Widener at Lynnewood Hall. see details...
Widener University Archives Widener Family History see details...
Archives of American Art American Art Association records, 1853-1924. see details...
The Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives Artist file: Widener, Joseph E. (Joseph Early), 1872-1943. see details...
National Gallery of Art, Library David E. Finley Papers, 1915-1977 see details...
Keeneland Association Library John C. Hemment Photographic collection, 1885-1908. see details...
National Gallery of Art Oral history interview with Agnes Mongan, 1989 June 21.
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National Gallery of Art Oral history interview with Noel Smith, 1990 August 23.
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National Gallery of Art Oral history interview with Edith Appleton Standen,f1989 Dec. 1.
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Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Papers of William J. Collins, 1902-1958. see details...
Biblioteca Berenson, Villa I Tatti The Fototeca Berenson (Villa I Tatti Photo Archives) see details...
Philadelphia Museum of Art Langdon Warner Records, 1917-1923 see details...

see also:
Widener, P. A. B. (Peter Arrell Brown), 1834-1915