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ID: 500336869
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500336869

 

Record Type: Person
Widener, Peter A.B. (American financier, collector, 1834-1915)

Note: American transportation magnate and philanthropist. During the Civil War, Peter Arrell Brown Widener was a tradesman who supplied meat to the Union Army near Philadelphia. Following the war, he successfully invested his profits in trolley cars and public transit systems. He collected in the princely tradition; antique furniture, tapestries, and decorative arts created a palatial setting for his Old Master paintings and sculpture. Widener also set an important precedent for other American collectors by acquiring the works of Edouard Manet and Auguste Renoir when these artists were still considered daringly avant-garde. P. A. B. Widener left the family collection in trust to his son, Joseph, for eventual donation to a public museum. In 1942, the collection was donated to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Names:
Widener, Peter A.B. (preferred,V,index)
Peter A.B. Widener (V,display)
Widener, P. A. B. (V,LC)
Widener, Peter Arrell Brown (V)
Widener, Peter A. Brown (U)
p. a. b. widener (LU,U)
p.a.b. widener (LU,U)
peter a. b. widener (LU,U)
peter a.b. widener (LU,U)
Widener, P.A.B. (LU,U)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
financier
philanthropist
collector
patron
owner

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Philadelphia (Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  Elkins Park Gardens (Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   United States (North and Central America) (nation)
active:   Philadelphia (Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
donor of ....  National Gallery of Art  Widener's collection was donated posthumously
..............  (American art museum, Washington, DC, established 1937) [500115983]
parent of ....  Widener, Joseph E.  
................  (American businessman, patron, 1872-1943) [500328097]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Non-Artists
 ........  Widener, Peter A.B. (I,U)

Biographies:
(American financier, collector, 1834-1915) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American financier, collector, 1834-1915) ..... [ARTstor]
(owner, 1834-1915) ..... [PROV]
(American owner, 1834-1915) ..... [PROV]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
p. a. b. widener ........ [PROV]
............................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
p.a.b. widener ........ [PROV]
............................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Peter A.B. Widener ........ [ARTstor, VP]
......................................  American National Biography [online] (2010)
......................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) Accessed 29 October 2013
......................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
peter a. b. widener ........ [PROV]
..................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
peter a.b. widener ........ [PROV]
..................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Widener, P. A. B. ........ [ARTstor, VP]
..................................  Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
..................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) nr93016235; Accessed 29 October 2013
..................................  Library of Congress/NACO
..................................  Vatican Library (2019-)
Widener, P.A.B. ........ [PROV]
..................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Widener, Peter A.B. ........ [ARTstor, PROV, VP Preferred]
........................................  Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
........................................  DNB: Deutsche Nationalbibliothek authorities online (2000-) Accessed 29 October 2013
........................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
........................................  National Gallery of Art, Washington DC [online] (2002)
........................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Widener, Peter A. Brown ........ [PROV]
..............................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Widener, Peter Arrell Brown ........ [ARTstor Preferred, PROV Preferred, VP]
......................................................  American National Biography [online] (2010)
......................................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) nr93016235; Accessed 29 October 2013
......................................................  NGA
......................................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)

Subject: ........ [ARTstor, PROV, VP]
....................  American National Biography [online] (2010)
....................  Dictionary of American Biography, v.X, p.185-6.
....................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) Accessed 29 October 2013
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) Accessed 129 October 2013
.......... National Gallery of Art, Washington DC [online] (2002)
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