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Acton, Arthur

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role Collector Consultant
dates 1873-1953
city Florence
other citiesNaples, Italy;
countryItaly
gender M
historical notes Arthur Acton was an architect, art collector and dealer.

Acton collected art and architectural artifacts both for himself and as an agent, especially for Stanford White (1853–1906) who was a classmate of his from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris.

Acton's wife, Hortense Mitchell (1871–1962), was an American heiress and the daughter of the banker William H. Mitchell (1817–1910), President of the First National Trust Bank in Alton, Illinois.

The Actons collected paintings and sculptures which are still held at their home in Florentine home Villa La Pietra.
decades
of activity
1900-1910
1910-1920
1920-1930
1930-1940
1940-1950
websitehttp://lapietra.nyu.edu
updated 09/12/2019 15:31:10
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New York University, Villa La Pietra
Acton Art Collection Archives
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see also:
Acton, Harold, 1904-1994