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Altman, Benjamin, 1840-1913

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role Collector
dates 1840-1913
city New York City
stateNY
gender M
historical notes Collector and businessman, founder of the Altman Department store in 1865.

Upon Altman's death, Michael Friedsam succeeded him as president of the company in 1913 and served until his death in 1931.

Altman lent the following artwork to the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, 1909:
The Merry Company - Frans Hals
Portrait of a Young Man - Rembrandt
Titus the Son of Rembrandt - Rembrandt
Magalena Van Loo, Wife of Rembrandt's Son - Rembrandt
Cornfields - Jacob van Ruisdael
Girl Sleeping - Johannes Vermeer
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of activity
1860-1870
1870-1880
1880-1890
1890-1900
1900-1910
websitehttp://www.archive.org/details/cu31924016170304
updated 02/07/2020 18:21:05
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The New-York Historical Society
Manuscript Department
B. Altman & Co., Records, 1876-1955 (bulk 1881-1933). see details...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Please see individual record for location
Duveen Brothers Records, 1876-1981, bulk 1909-1964 see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner papers, 1860-1974. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Aline and Eero Saarinen papers, 1906-1977 see details...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Please see individual record for location
Office of the Secretary records, 1870-[ongoing]. see details...
Biblioteca Berenson, Villa I Tatti
The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies
Bernard and Mary Berenson Papers, 1880-2002 (bulk 1880-1959) see details...
The Getty Research Institute
Research Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
M. Knoedler & Co. records, approximately 1848-1971 see details...

see also:
Friedsam, Michael, 1860?-1931