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Probasco, Henry, 1820-1902

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role Collector
dates 1820-1902
city Cincinnati
stateOH
other citiesNewtown, CT; Philadelphia, PA; Warren County, OH;
gender M
historical notes Henry Probasco was a businessman, art collector and philanthropist.

According to The Art Treasures of America, Probasco owned works by O. Achenbach, Richard Ansdell, E. J. Aubert, E. De Beaumont, J. L. H. Bellangé, Rosa Bonheur, A. Bonheur, J. Breton, Vicat. Cole, T. Couture, Nicaise De Keyser, E. Delacroix, N. Diaz, E. Fromentin. J. L. Gérôme, Gordidyiami, E. Hébert, E. Isabey, W. Kaulbach, L. Linnell, C. Marchal, Joseph Mélin, H. Merle, J. G. Meyer von Bremen, J. F. Millet, Carl Piloty, Th. Rousseau, A. Schreyer, Alfred Stevens, A. Toulmouche, C. Troyon, and Baron G. Wappers. Probasco also owned statues by P. F. Connolly, August Kiss, E. Magni, H. Powers, R. Rogers, and A. Tantardini.

In 1887, the American Art Association sold Probasco's paintings at a sale totaling $168,920.
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1850-1860
1860-1870
1870-1880
1880-1890
websitehttp://www.nprobasco.com/henryprobasco_bio.htm
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Newberry Library
Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
60 West Walton Street
Trustee minutes and agendas, 1887-1960. see details...
University of Pennsylvania
Rare Book & Manuscript Library Collections
Correspondence to Henry Charles Lea, 1871. see details...
Newberry Library
Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
60 West Walton Street
William Frederick Poole Papers, 1858-1894 (bulk 1887-1894). see details...
Newberry Library
Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
60 West Walton Street
Newberry Library. Financial Agent Correspondence - general, 1892-1946.
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Cincinnati Museum of Art
Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives
Cincinnati Art Miscellany Collection, 1852-1980 see details...
The Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library
Harvard College Libraries
Catalogue of the Collection of Books, Manuscripts, and Works of Art belonging to Mr. Henry Probasco, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1873 see details...
The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library
10 East 71st Street
High-class paintings, many of which are by the great modern masters. Private Collection of Mr. Henry Probasco, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1887 see details...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Marble Statuary, Real Bronzes, Russian Jaspers, Egyptian Porphyries, Japanese Bronzes and Cloisonnés, Plaques, Vases, Vert Antiques, Furniture and Objects d'Art Mr. Henry Probasco, Oakwood, Clifton, Cincinnati, Ohio. see details...