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Nicola, Franklin Felix

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dates 1860-1938
city Pittsburgh
statePA
other citiesGarrett County, MD;
gender M
historical notes Franklin Felix Nicola was a Pittsburgh art collector and real estate developer (Bellefield and Schenley Farms companies). He played a crucial role in the evolution of Oakland area of Pittsburgh, PA.

Nicola collected work by artists from the Barbizon, Dutch and English Schools. His collection included Claude Monet's Waterloo Bridge, Gray Day, 1903, oil on canvas, 1963.10.183, now in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
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1890-1900
1900-1910
1910-1920
1920-1930
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Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
Senator John Heinz History Center
Deed for Schenley Farms to Frank F. Nicola, 1905 see details...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Please see individual record for location
Duveen Brothers Records, 1876-1981, bulk 1909-1964 see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Duveen Brothers records, 1910-1933. see details...
The Getty Research Institute
Research Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Duveen Brothers Records, 1876-1981, bulk 1909-1964 see details...
The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library
10 East 71st Street
Henry Clay Frick Papers, Series II: Correspondence 1882-1929, undated. see details...