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Mont, Frederick

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role Dealer/Gallery
dates 1894-1994
city New York City
other citiesVienna, Wien, Austria;
gender M
historical notes Frederick Mont, aka A. F. (Adolf Fritz) Mondschein or Frederick Mondschein, was a New York dealer of Old Master paintings. Before immigrating to New York in the 1930s, Mont, owned and directed Galerie Sanct Lucas (Yeide, Nancy H. The AAM Guide to Provenance Research, AAM, Washington DC., 2001).

Frederick Mont sold mostly European old masters mostly to U.S. museums; he was chosen as sole agent by the Prince of Liechtenstein for the sale of masterpieces from his collection; favored his relationships with American dealer Victor Spark (1898-1991) and the Newhouse Galleries.

Mont was married at least three times: his first wife, Betty (née Berta Austerlitz, 1897) Mont, was also involved in the art business and Frederick was a partner in her father’s, Wilhelm Austerlitz [d. 1940], London art business; his second wife, Eva (née Seiler, 1919-1953), died on vacation with her husband in Naples, Italy; his third wife, Anna S. (1914-2010), bequest some works of art to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2010 in memory of Frederick Mont, other works from her bequest entered the collection in 2012.
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National Gallery of Art
NGA curatorial files: *only* to objects in the Gallery's collection. see details...
Baltimore Museum of Art
The E. Kirkbride Miller Art Research Library
Letter to Jacob Epstein from A.F. Mondschein, November 16, 1940 (EP1.10.19) see details...
The Getty Research Institute
Research Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
William Suhr papers, ca. 1846-2003, bulk 1928-1982 see details...
The Getty Research Institute
Research Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Julius S. Held papers, 1918-1999. see details...

see also:
Galerie Sanct Lucas
Newhouse Galleries
Spark, Victor David, 1898-1991