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Taft, Charles Phelps, 1843-1929

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role Collector Patron
dates 1843-1929
city Cincinnati
gender M
historical notes collector, patron of the arts, philanthropist, lawyer, financier, and founder of the Taft Museum of Art, publisher, and owner of the Cincinnati Times Star.

Taft owned work by Corot, Millet, Meissonier, Rembrandt, Gainsboroght, Frank Duveneck, van Dyck, Hals, Steen, Hobbema, Goya, Reynolds, and Rousseau in addition to a collection of Chinese porcelains.

The Tafts gave 690 works from their home and private collections to Cincinnati Art Institute in 1927.

After extensive remodeling and updating, the Baum-Longworth-Taft House opened as the Taft Museum in 1932.
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Archives of American Art August Jaccaci papers, 1889-1935 (bulk 1904-1914). see details...
Yale University Library Anson Phelps Stokes family papers, 1761-1960 (inclusive), 1892-1958 (bulk). see details...

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Taft, Annie Sinton, d. 1931