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Harper, Fletcher, 1806-1877

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role Collector
dates 1806-1877
city New York City
other citiesNewtown, NY; Kayseri, Turkey; Istanbul, Turkey;
sex M
historical notes Art collector, printer and publisher (Harper & Brothers).

Harper's collection consisted of 556 paintings, drawings, bronzes and oriental porcelains and was sold at Moore's Gallery, ca. 1886. The collection included Detaile's "Grenadier of the Guard," Constant Troyon's "Cow & Donkey," and Vibert's water color "The Cardinal."

Fletcher lent work to the 1867, Paris Exposition.

According to Art Treasures of America he owned works by: E. Berne-Bellecour, M. Boks, G. Boldini, G.H. Boughton, W.A. Bouguereau, C.E. Boutibonne, V. Capobianchi, W.M. Chase, J. Chelmonski, E. Chialiva, N. Cipriani, J.M. Claude, T. Cole, Benj. Constant, C.E. Delort, A. De Neuville, E. Detaille, M. Faustini, A. Guillemin, H. Herzog, E.E> Hillemacher, George Inness, E. Johnson, F. Kaemmerer, E. Klimsch, E. Lambert, C. Langlin, L. Leloir, I. Leon y Escosura, J. Ludovici, W.S. Macy, R. Madrazo, W. Magrath, L. Marchetti, J.F. Millet, P. Pereire, H.M. Pranischnikoff, W.T. Richards, L. Rossi, J.E. Saintin, A.Schreyer. C. Sell, L.C. Tiffany, A. Toulmouche, C. Troyon, E. Van Marcke, J.G. Vibert, Ed. Zamacois.
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Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Mortgage of Fletcher Harper, 1866.
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University of Virginia Library
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Papers of Catharine Maria Sedgwick, 1801-1865 (bulk 1834-1865).
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New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Rm 328
New York Times Company Records. George Jones and Henry J. Raymond papers, 1838-1981 (bulk 1859-1869) (MssCol 17811)
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Pierpont Morgan Library Archives
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
Agreement signed : New York, 1836 Mar. 2 (MA 1950) see details...