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Wilstach, W. P. (William P.)

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role Collector
dates 1816-1870
city Philadelphia
statePA
gender M
historical notes William P. Wilstach made his fortune in the saddlery hardware business and retired at age forty eight and spent the rest of his life collecting art with his wife, Anna.

Their collection formed part of the Fairmount Park Commission art Gallery at Memorial Hall which was built for the centennial and later became the Philadelphia Museum of art.

According to The Art Treasures of America, Wilstach owned works by A. Achenbach, O. Achenbach, C. Becker, J. Breton, A. Cabanel, J. B. C. Corot, N. Diaz, E. Fromentin, J. L. Gérôme, C. F. Lessing, H. Leys, G. Max, M. Munkácsy, W. T. Richards, W. Riefstahl, P. Rousseau, R. Schlesinger, A. Schreyer, A. Stevens, B. Vautier, A. Vollon, J. F. Voltz, F. Willems, R. Wylie, E. Zamacoïs.
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1850-1860
1860-1870
1870-1880
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Philadelphia Museum of Art
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W. P. Wilstach Collection records, 1886-1922. see details...
Biblioteca Berenson, Villa I Tatti
The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies
The Fototeca Berenson (Villa I Tatti Photo Archives) see details...
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Archives
W. P. Wilstach Collection records, 1886-1922. see details...
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
Will of William P. Wilstach (Wilstack), 1869 see details...
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania

1300 Locust Street
Daguerreotype of William P. Wilstach, circa 1858 see details...
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Archives
Fiske Kimball Records, 1908-1955, n.d. (bulk 1925-1954) see details...
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Archives
Henri Gabriel Marceau Director Records, 1955-1964 see details...

see also:
Wilstach, Anna H.