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Otis, Fessenden N. (Fessenden Nott), 1825-1900

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dates 1825-1900
city New York City
stateNY
other citiesBallston, NY;
gender M
historical notes Dr. Fessenden Nott Otis was a physician (professor, College of Physicians and Surgeons, NYC), and art collector.

Otis collected modern American paintings and Japanese bronzes. The collection included work by, among others, Asher B. Durand, Albert Bierstadt, William P. Babcock, William Page, Homer D. Martin, L. A. Lanthier, John Frederick Kensett, Seymour Joseph Guy, Horace Wolcott Robbins, Worthington Whittredge, Jervis McEntee, Frederick E. Church, William H. Beard, H. Belton Jones, Fedor Encke, Eastman Johnson, Winslow Homer, Elihu Vedder, and J. B. Bristol.

The collection was sold at an auction on Friday December 4-5, 1890, via the Fifth Avenue Art Galleries.



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