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Yerkes, Charles Tyson, 1837-1905

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role Collector
dates 1837-1905
city New York City
other citiesChicago, IL; Philadelphia, PA; London, United Kingdom;
sex M
historical notes Charles Tyson Yerkes was an art collector, philanthropist, financier, and railway magnate. Yerkes collected paintings, tapestries, decorative arts, sculpture, and left the collection to MMA.

He owned a Frans Hals' "Portrait of a Woman," which now resides in the Frick Collection. Henry Clay Frick purchased the painting from the Charles Yerkes sale for $137,000.

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