Vanderbilt, William K. (William Kissam), 1849-1920
type Collector
dates 1849-1920
city New York City
stateNY
other citiesOakdale, Long Island, NY; Newport, RI;
gender M
history William Kissam Vanderbilt (1849-1920) was an art collector and son of William Henry Vanderbilt (1821-1934) and Alice Claypoole Gwynne Vanderbilt (1845-1934). He was married to Alva Eskrine Smith Vanderbilt Belmont (1854-1933) and the brother of Cornelius Vanderbilt (1873-1942).

William Kissam had three houses designed by Richard Morris Hunt; his townhouse at 660 Fifth Avenue, NY, "Idle Hour" in Oakdale, Long Island, NY, and "Marble House" in Newport, RI.

His art collection included work by, among others, Rembrandt, Hans Holbein, Pieter de Hooch, Cuyp, Willem van de Velde the Younger, Boucher, Ludolf de Jongh, Jean Baptiste Greuze, Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough and several works were left to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

decades1880-1890
1890-1900
1900-1910
1910-1920
updated 02/07/2020 18:21:39
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Vanderbilt Museum
Reference & Archives collection
Vanderbilt Museum of Suffolk County (Centerport, N.Y.) Scrapbooks, logbooks and photo albums, ca. 1885-1952, ca. 1900-ca. 1940 (bulk) see details...
Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Papers of Raoul Heilbronner, 1887-1914 (MSS25650) see details...
Duke University Library
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library
Matilda Young Papers, 1932-1933. see details...
Vanderbilt Museum
Reference & Archives collection
Vanderbilt Museum of Suffolk County (Centerport, N.Y.) Records, ca. 1920-ca. 1975. see details...
Vanderbilt Museum
Reference & Archives collection
Vanderbilt Museum of Suffolk County (Centerport, N.Y.) Architectural drawings, ca. 1920-ca. 1940. see details...
Baltimore Museum of Art
The E. Kirkbride Miller Art Research Library
George A. Lucas papers, 1825-2003 [bulk 1824-1909] MS.10 see details...

see alsoBelmont, Alva Eskrine Smith Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt, William K. (William Kissam), 1878-1944
Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885