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Mansfield, Howard, 1849-1938

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role Collector
dates 1849-1938
city New York City
stateNY
other citiesSeal Harbor, ME; Hamden, CT; New Haven, CT;
gender M
historical notes A collector and lawyer, Howard Mansfield, was married to Hellen Coolidge Tuttle in 1898.

In addition to collecting prints by James Whistler, Mansfield collected Japanese paintings, pottery, metalwork, lacquer, robes, masks and printed books.

Mansfield studied at Yale and Columbia universities and was called to the bar in 1874. He was a trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and became its first acting curator of Asian art until a staff curator was appointed.

Mansfield published catalogues of James Whistler’s etchings in 1909 (Mansfield, Howard A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-Points of James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Chicago, 1909) and the work of Charles Meryon (A catalogue of etchings and drawings by Charles Meryon and portraits of Meryon in the Howard Mansfield collection) in 1911.

Mansfield belonged to the Century, Yale, University and Groiler Clubs.

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Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Joseph Pennell papers, 1908-1935. see details...
Online Edition of Correspondence of James McNeill Whistler
University of Glasgow
Correspondence associated with: Mansfield, Howard, 1849-1938 see details...
New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Rm 328
Howard Mansfield collection on James McNeill Whistler
1893-1894
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New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Rm 328
A Collection of clippings from various periodicals, pertaining to the life and works of J.A.M. Whistler, compiled by H. Mansfield. Mounted and bound. see details...
Grolier Club
47 East 60th Street

Records of the curator, 1910-1944. see details...
Grolier Club
47 East 60th Street

Records of the librarians, 1897-1970. see details...
Houghton Library
Harvard Yard, Harvard University
Wendell Family Papers, ca. 1620-1921 (MS Am 1907-1907.1). see details...

see also:
Mansfield, Burton, 1861-1933