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Field, Delia Caton, 1854-1937

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role Collector Patron
dates 1854-1937
city Chicago
other citiesBuffalo, NY; Ottawa; Washington, DC; Paris, France; Pride's Crossing, MA;
gender F
historical notes Delia Spencer Caton Field was an art collector and the second wife of retailer Marshall Field (1835-1906) who she married in 1905.

Field was the daughter of Franklin J. Spencer, one of the founders of the Hibbard, Spencer, Barlett Company, wholesalers in Chicago. Delia was married twice; her first marriage was to the Chicago lawyer, sportsman, and clubman Arthur Caton (d. 1904).

Fields collection was varied and included paintings attributed to Jules César Denis Van Loo, Giovanni della Robbia, Paulus Moreelse, Cornelis Jonson van Ceulen, the Elder, Walter Gay, Jean Baptiste Santerre, Godaert Kamper and Bartolomé Esteban. Additionally, her collection included 18th Century Porcelains.

Delia’s estate, including art collection, was left to her niece Catherine Eddy Beveridge (1881–1970).
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Newberry Library
Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
60 West Walton Street
Catherine Eddy Beveridge Papers, 1703-2004, bulk 1870-1910 see details...
Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
John Dean Caton Papers see details...
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
[Interior view of a room in Mrs. Marshall Field’s residence in Washington, DC, formerly known as the Pink Palace, currently the location of the Inter-American Defense Board] [graphic]. see details...

see also:
Bartlett, Frederic Clay, 1873-1953
Field, Marshall, 1834-1906