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De Forest, Emily Johnston, 1851-1942


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dates 1851–1942
city Cold Spring Harbor, LI
stateNY
other citiesNew York, NY;
gender F
historical notes Among decorative arts Emily Johnston de Forest collected Mexican maiolica, Pennsylvania Dutch art and furniture.

She was the daughter of Frances Colles Johnston and John Taylor Johnston (1820-1893), a railroad executive who collected not only French academic painting but patronized living American artists. His holdings included works by Frederic Edwin Church, Thomas Cole, Asher Brown Durand, John Frederick Kensett, and Winslow Homer.

Emily de Forest's correspondence and other papers regarding her folk pottery are in the Metropolitan Museum archives and those of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art American Wing clippings : scrapbook, 1924-1925 (bulk 1924) see details...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Office of the Secretary records, 1870-[ongoing]. see details...

see also:
De Forest, Robert W. (Robert Weeks), 1848-1931
Johnston, John Taylor, 1820-1893