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Pope, Alfred Atmore, 1844-1913

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role Collector
dates 1842-1913
city Farmington
other citiesAugusta, ME; Cleveland, OH;
sex M
historical notes Alfred Atmore Pope was a collector, businessman, manufacturer (wool and iron).

An early collector of French Impressionism, Pope’s Collection included Japanese Woodblock Prints, American and European prints dating from the 15th to 19th centuries, Chinese and European ceramics, silver, glass, decorative arts, textiles, and objects d’ art.

Pope collected paintings by, among others, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Ellen Emmet Rand, Eugène Carrière, Jozef Israëls, William Nicholson, James McNeill Whistler, Mary Cassatt, and sculptors Alexander Stirling Calder and Antoine-Louis Barye.

The print collection includes work by Albrecht Dürer, Charles Méryon, Jean-François Millet, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Muriano Fortuny, and others.

Pope's collection is on permanent display at Hill-Stead Museum.

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Online Edition of Correspondence of James McNeill Whistler
University of Glasgow
Correspondence associated with: Pope, Alfred Atmore, 1844-1913 see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
August Jaccaci papers, 1889-1935 (bulk 1904-1914). see details...
Hill-stead Museum
Theodate Pope Riddle Papers, 1865-1946 (bulk 1885-1920) see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
James McNeill Whistler correspondence, 1890-1902. see details...

see also:
Pope, Ada Brooks, 1844-1920
Riddle, Theodate Pope, 1867-1946
Whittemore, Harris, 1864-1927