Leavitt, David, 1790-1879
type Collector Patron
dates 1791-1879
city New York City
other citiesBethlehem, CT; Great Barrington, MA;
sex M
history David Leavitt (1790-1879) was a New York City art collector, financier, merchant, banker president of the Housatonic Railroad and the National Exchange Bank.

Leavitt was a patron to the artist Emanuel Leutze and many of Leutze's paintings, including that of Washington at Valley Forge, were initially in Leavitt's collection housed at his Great Barrington estate.
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