|Davis, Erwin, approximately 1831-|
|city||New York City|
|other cities||San Francisco, CA;|
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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