Davis, Erwin, approximately 1831-
type Collector
dates ca. 1831-1902
city New York City
other citiesSan Francisco, CA;
gender M
history Erwin Davis was a collector of European paintings, specifically by 19th century French artists.

Davis’ collection included work by, among others, Théodule-Augustin Ribot, William Gedney Bunce, Narcisse Virgilio Díaz de la Peña, Jules Lefebvre, Gustave Courbet, Paul Jean Clays, Jules Dupré, Jules Bastien-Lepage, Jean-François Millet, Eugène Delacroix, Charles- François Daubigny, Julian Alden Weir, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Édouard Manet, Camille Pissarro, Claude Monet, and Edgar Degas.

Davis sold a portion of his collection in March of 1889, via Ortigies & Co. at Chickering Hall. That same year he gave three paintings to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Joan of Arc by Jules Bastien-Lepage and two paintings by Édouard Manet; Boy with a Sword and Young Lady in 1866.

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The New-York Historical Society
Manuscript Department
Andrew Jackson and Erwin Davis papers, 1852-1904. see details...
Yale University Library
Manuscripts and Archives
Erwin Davis letterpress copybook and papers, 1859-1867 see details...