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Ryerson, Martin Antoine, 1856-1932

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role Collector
dates 1856-1932
city Chicago
stateIL
other citiesCambridge, MA;
gender M
historical notes Martin Antoine Ryerson was a collector, lawyer, one of the founders of the Chicago Art Institute, and the son of the lumber merchant and real estate investor Martin L. Ryerson (1818–1887).

Ryerson's collection was wide in scope and included work from the early Italian Renaissance, Dutch and Flemish masters, French Impressionism, nineteenth-century American, and Asian art. He owned work by, among others, Monet, Homer, Caspar Netscher, Mary Cassatt, Sargent, François Bonvin, Claude Monet, Francisco Goya, Odilon Redon, Edouard Vuillard, Peter Paul Rubens, Jean Louis Forain, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Jan van Goyen, Alfred Sisley, Johan Barthold Jongkind, Paul Cézanne, and Lucas Cranach the Elder.

Ryerson left both his art collection and library (25,000 art books) to the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois.

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Victor Building, Suite 2200
August Jaccaci papers, 1889-1935 (bulk 1904-1914). see details...
University of Chicago, Library
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Ryerson, Martin A. Papers, 1877-1878. see details...
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M. Knoedler & Co. records, approximately 1848-1971 see details...

see also:
Hutchinson, Charles Lawrence, 1854-1924