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Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines), 1865-1942

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role Collector
dates 1865-1942
city New York City
stateNY
other citiesElizabeth, NJ; New Haven, CT;
gender M
historical notes Richard Townley Haines Halsey was a collector of American decorative arts, a member of the governing board of the New York Stock Exchange (1900-1924), vice president of the Art commission of New York, Met trustee and founder of the American Wing, and was married to Elizabeth Tower Halsey (1904-1976).

In addition to lending furniture and silver to the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, 1909, Halsey lent the following work to the American Paintings section:
Portrait of Mrs. Huyer, by Washington Allston
Portrait of Himself, by Edward Greene Malbone
Portrait of Joel Roberts Poinsett, by Edward Greene Malbone
Portrait of Mrs. Poinsett, by Edward Greene Malbone
Portrait of George Izard, by Edward Greene Malbone
Portrait of Mrs. Blacklock and Child, by Edward Greene Malbone
Portrait of an Unknown Man, by Edward Greene Malbone
Portrait of a Little Girl, by Edward Greene Malbone
Portrait of a Man, by James Peale
Portrait of a Lady, by James Peale
Portrait of Nellie Custis, by Charles Balthazar Julien Fèvre de Saint Mèmin

For further biographical information related Halsey's collecting see The Walpole Society note book, 1942 [http://arcade.nyarc.org:80/record=b509924~S6]
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