Marquand, Henry Gurdon, 1819-1902
type Collector
dates 1819-1902
city New York City
stateNY
other citiesNewport, RI; Pittsfield, MA;
gender M
history Henry Gurdon Marquand was an art collector, philanthropist, businessman, banker, capitalist, and one of the founders and presidents of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Marquand's collection of paintings included work by Sir Alma-Tadema, Hoppner, JMW Turner, Edwin A Abbey, Thomas Gainsborough, George Romney, Sir Henry Raeburn, Sir Joshua Reynalds, Corot, August von Pettenkoffen, Troyon, Decamps, Rousseau, Millet, and Boughton.

Marquand’s art collection and rare books were sold at an auction in 1903. He was a benefactor of Princeton University and other institutions.

Marquand was a member for the Grolier, National Arts, the Sculpture Society, and Century Clubs. His son, Allan Marquand (b. 1853), graduated at Princeton in 1874, and in 1883 became professor of archaeology and art.

In 1884, Richard Morris Hunt designed Marquand’s residence on Madison Avenue complete with a music room in the Greek style, a Moorish smoking room, and a Japanese chamber.
decades1860-1870
1870-1880
1880-1890
1890-1900
websitehttp://research.nyarc.org/digital_projects/gilded_age/31072002487918.pdf
updated 09/12/2019 15:30:44
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Princeton University
Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections
In memoriam Henry Gurdon Marquand, 1902 Feb. 26. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
H.G. Marquand note to Mr. Barton, 1890 May 20. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
John Singer Sargent letters, 1887-1922. see details...
New York University
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
Washington Arch collection, 1872-1925 (bulk 1889-1895). see details...
Yale University Library
Manuscripts and Archives
John Ferguson Weir papers, 1838-1957 (inclusive), 1861-1928 (bulk). see details...
Johns Hopkins University
Special Collections
Archaeological Institute of America contributors' list 1885. see details...
Stanford University Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives
Edward Lee Plumb Papers, 1856-1912 (M0149) see details...
Princeton University
Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections
Allan Marquand Papers, 1858-1951 (bulk 1878-1950) ©2005 Princeton University Library see details...
Brandeis University
Robert D. Farber University Archives &
Special Collections Department
James Abbott McNeill Whistler Collection, 1841-1935 (MWalB00010) see details...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Office of the Secretary records, 1870-[ongoing]. see details...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Scrap book, 1903 see details...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Henry Gurdon Marquand Papers, 1852-1903 (bulk, 1868-1903) see details...
The Getty Research Institute
Research Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
M. Knoedler & Co. records, approximately 1848-1971 see details...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Samuel Putnam Avery Papers, [ca. 1850]-1905 see details...