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Lambert, Catholina, 1834-1923

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role Collector
dates 1834-1923
city Patterson
other citiesYorkshire, United Kingdom; New York, NY;
sex M
historical notes Catholina Lambert was a collector, silk manufacturer, president of the Merchants Loan and Trust Co. of Paterson, NJ, a director of the Ninth National Bank of New York City, president of the Silk Association of America and one of its organizers.

Lambert collected porcelain, Oriental rugs, marble and wood carved columns, paintings, and sculptures. Portions of Lambert’s collection of paintings were exhibited at both New York's Lotos (1899) and Union League Clubs (1903).

Lambert owned the following works of art which were auction via the American Art Galleries in the Grand Ballroom of New York's Hotel Plaza from February 21 to 24, 1916:

The Madonna Enthroned, by Bernardino Luini, Italian 1460-1530.
The Holy Family, by Andrea Del Sarto, Italian 1487-1531.
Madonna and Child, by Sandro Botticelli (Allessandro Filippi), Italian 1447-1510.
Moonlight, by Ralph Albert Blakelock, A.N.A. American 1847-1919.
The Meeting of Saint Germain and Genevieve in her Childhood at Nanterre, by Puvis De Chavannes, French 1825-1898.
Girl Knitting, by Pierre Auguste Renoir, French 1841-1919.
William Herschel, Esq. by George Romney, English 1734-1802.
Marchioness of Rockingham, by Francis Coates, R.A. English 1726-1770.
The River, by Claude Monet, French 1840- .
Autumn, by Adolphe Monticelli, French 1824-1886.
A Woodland Fete, by Adolphe Monticelli, French 1824-1886.
Floral Festival, by Adolphe Monticelli. French 1824-1886.
Evening, by Jean Baptiste. Camille Carot, French, 1796-1875.
Landscape, by Ralph Albert Blakelock. A.N.A. American 1847-1919.
Classical Scene, by Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A. English, 1775-1851.
Sunset, by Ralph Albert Blakelock, A.N.A. American 1847-1919.
In the Park, by Marcisse Virgile Diaz De La Pena, French, 1807-1876.
Lion Feeding, by Victor Eugene Delacroix, French 1798-1863.
Portrait of a Gentleman, by Bartolomew Van der Helst, Dutch 1611-1670.
Landscape, by Jules Dupre, French 1811-1889.
Portrait of the Daughter of Velasques, by Francisco Pachecho, Spanish 1571-1654.
Holy Family, by Mariotto Albertinelli, Italian 1474-1515.
The Marriage of St. Catherine, by Il Tintoretto (Jacopo Robusti), Italian 1519-1594

Catholina was married twice, he first married Isabella Eldridge Shattuck in 1857, they had eight children and seven of their eight children predeceased them. Two years after his first wife died he married her widowed sister, Harriet Estelle Shattuck Bibby (d.1916).

Lambert was a member of the Union League, of Manhattan, the Lotus and the Republican Clubs of New York City, of the Hamilton Club, Paterson, and of the Board of Trade.
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