Widener, P. A. B. (Peter Arrell Brown), 1834-1915
type Collector
dates 1834-1915
city Philadelphia
statePA
gender M
history Widener was an art collector and Philadelphia businessman. He served as Philadelphia City Treasurer (1873), founding organizer of U.S. Steel and the American Tobacco Company.

Widener’s collection included paintings by Rembrandt as well as works by then new artists Edouard Manet and Auguste Renoir.

Widener lent the following artwork to the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, 1909:
Winter Scene - Jan van Capelle
Portrait of a Man - Frans Hals
Isabella Coymans- Frans Hals
Woman and Child in Courtyard - Pieter de Hooch
The Bedroom - Pieter de Hooch
The Cottage Dooryard - Adriaen van Ostade
The Halt - Isack van Ostade
Saskia - Rembrandt
Portrait of Himself - Rembrandt
A Philosopher - Rembrandt
Winter near Haarlem - Salomon van Ruysdael
The Dancing Couple - Jan Steen
The Merrymakers - Jan Steen
decades1880-1890
1890-1900
1900-1910
updated 09/12/2019 15:30:47
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Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
August Jaccaci papers, 1889-1935 (bulk 1904-1914). see details...
University of Pennsylvania
Rare Book & Manuscript Library Collections
P. A. B. Widener Letter to Horace Howard Furness, 1912. see details...
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
Residence for PAB Widener Esq Ashbourne PA. see details...
Widener University Archives
Wolfgram Memorial Library
Widener Family History see details...
Hagley Museum and Library
Manuscripts & Archives Dept.
Philadelphia Electric Company Records, 1836-1953 (bulk 1890-1915) [microform]. see details...
Hagley Museum and Library
Manuscripts & Archives Dept.
Philadelphia Transportation Company Agency history record. see details...
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
Horace Trumbauer collection, 1898-1947. see details...
The Getty Research Institute
Research Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
M. Knoedler & Co. records, approximately 1848-1971 see details...
Biblioteca Berenson, Villa I Tatti
The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies
The Fototeca Berenson (Villa I Tatti Photo Archives) see details...
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Freer|Sackler, Smithsonian Institution
Correspondence, Palmer, Erastus - Widener, P.A.B. 1818-1847 see details...
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Archives
Edwin Atlee Barber Records, 1901-1916 see details...

see alsoWidener, Joseph E. (Joseph Early), 1872-1943