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Vanderbilt, William K. (William Kissam), 1849-1920

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role Collector
dates 1849-1920
city New York City
other citiesOakdale, Long Island, NY; Newport, RI;
gender M
historical notes William Kissam Vanderbilt (1849-1920) was an art collector and son of William Henry Vanderbilt (1821-1934) and Alice Claypoole Gwynne Vanderbilt (1845-1934). He was married to Alva Eskrine Smith Vanderbilt Belmont (1854-1933) and the brother of Cornelius Vanderbilt (1873-1942).

William Kissam had three houses designed by Richard Morris Hunt; his townhouse at 660 Fifth Avenue, NY, "Idle Hour" in Oakdale, Long Island, NY, and "Marble House" in Newport, RI.

His art collection included work by, among others, Rembrandt, Hans Holbein, Pieter de Hooch, Cuyp, Willem van de Velde the Younger, Boucher, Ludolf de Jongh, Jean Baptiste Greuze, Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough and several works were left to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Vanderbilt Museum Vanderbilt Museum of Suffolk County (Centerport, N.Y.) Scrapbooks, logbooks and photo albums, ca. 1885-1952, ca. 1900-ca. 1940 (bulk) see details...
Library of Congress Papers of Raoul Heilbronner, 1887-1914 (MSS25650) see details...
Duke University Library Matilda Young Papers, 1932-1933. see details...
Vanderbilt Museum Vanderbilt Museum of Suffolk County (Centerport, N.Y.) Records, ca. 1920-ca. 1975. see details...
Vanderbilt Museum Vanderbilt Museum of Suffolk County (Centerport, N.Y.) Architectural drawings, ca. 1920-ca. 1940. see details...
Baltimore Museum of Art George A. Lucas papers, 1825-2003 [bulk 1824-1909] MS.10 see details...

see also:
Belmont, Alva Eskrine Smith Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt, William K. (William Kissam), 1878-1944
Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885