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Astor, William, 1829-1892


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role Collector
dates 1829–1892
city New York
stateNY
other citiesParis, France; Newport, RI;
gender M
historical notes William Backhouse Astor, Jr. was a collector, businessman and a member of the prominent Astor family.

According to Art Treasures of America, he owned works by: O. Achenbach, C.E. Armand-Dumaresq, A. Autherroche, C. Baugniet, J. Benedicter, E.P. Berne0Bellecour, E. Betsellere, G. Boldini, W.A. Bouguereau, J. Breton, A. Cabanel, Joseph Caraud, J.P. Clays, J.B.C. Corot, A. Couder, A.G. Decamps, Ed. Detaille, Cesare Detti, N. Diaz, Jules Didier, F. Domingo, L.H. Dupray, E. Fromentin, J.L. Gerome, Firmin Girard, Antonio Gisbert, Ed. Heilbuth, Leo Hermann, J. Hernandez, D.L. Huntington, J.G. Jacquet, Adolphe Jourdan, Jules Lefebvre, Maurice Leloir,Leon Y Escosura, Hector Leroux, J.B. Madou, R. Madrazo, J. L. E. Meissonier, H. Merle, M. Munkacsy, Victor Nehlig, F.A. Ortmans, V. Palmroli, H.E.F. Philippoteaux, Ad. Piot, Edouard Richter, A. Rossetti, Lucian Rossi, F. Roybet, Ad. Schreyer, V. St. Lerche, A. Toulmouche, C. Troyon, E. Van Marcke, J. G. Vibert, George Washington, F. Ziem.


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1870-1880
1880-1890
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The New-York Historical Society [Map of the area later bounded by 48th and 60th Streets, Amsterdam and 12th Avenues, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)] see details...

see also:
Astor, John Jacob, 1864-1912
Astor, Caroline Schermerhorn, 1830-1908