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Louisine Havemeyer

(1855–1929). Art collector and patron. Also a suffragist. With her husband, Henry O. Havemeyer (1847–1907), also a collector and patron as well as a businessman, she amassed a ...

Havemeyer, Henry Osborne

Havemeyer, Henry Osborne (1847–1907)   Reference library

Jeanne Schinto

The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

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...Elder, her niece Louisine Waldron Elder became his wife. With Louise, Harry had three children and built a celebrated collection of European art, mostly Impressionist, which he pursued as aggressively as he had his sugar kingdom. (Many of his acquisitions hang in New York City’s Metropolitan Museum.) A fellow robber baron of the period, Charles L. Freer, said of Harry’s love of art: “No one can be more deeply touched by beauty than he, provided he is in a mood to enjoy it.” Bibliography Havemeyer, Harry W. Henry Osborne Havemeyer: The Most Independent...