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MacKay, Clarence H. (Clarence Hungerford), 1874-1938

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dates 1874–1938
city New York
stateNY
other citiesRoslyn, NY; Gardner's Island, NY; Jamestown, NC; San Francisco, CA; Paris; Windsor, UK;
gender M
historical notes Clarence Hungerford MacKay was an art collector, patron, businessman, philanthropist, chairman of the board of the Postal Telegraph and Cable Corporation, president of Mackay Radio, and son of the silver magnate, John W. Mackay (1831-1902).

Mackay collected Italian paintings and sculpture, Flemish Tapestries, armor, firearms, swords, and cassoni. Among other artists, Mackay owned work by Antonello da Messina, Giovanni Bellini, Sandro Botticelli, Duccio di Buoninsegna, Francesco Francia, Pietro Lombardo, Sebastian Mainardi, Alesso Baldovinetti, Pisanello, and Matteo di Giovanni.

The bulk of Mackay’s collection was sold in an auction via Jacque Seligman Galleries.

Prior to his death, Mackay sold Raphael’s “Agony in the Garden” and Mantegna’s “Adoration of the Shepherds” to the Metropolitan Art Museum in 1933. In 1935, Mackay sold Samuel Kress Duccio’s “The Calling of St. Peter and St. Andrew,” and seven paintings by Sassetta to the National Gallery in London.
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1890-1900
1900-1910
1910-1920
1920-1930
1930-1940
websitehttp://www.mackayhistory.com
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Archives of American Art Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978 (bulk 1913-1974) see details...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Armes et armures collection de Mr C.H. Mackay: Harbor Hill, Roslyn, N.Y. : Scrapbook, [19--]. see details...
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John A. (John Allen) Fulton Papers, 1878-1936. see details...
Library of Congress Papers of Lester Hood Woolsey, 1831-1958 (bulk 1909-1928).
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Office of the Secretary records, 1870-[ongoing]. see details...

see also:
Mackay, John W, 1831-1902