The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Frank Gair Macomber, 1849-1941

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1849
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Date of Death: 1941
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Frank Gair Macomber was a collector and a donor to Boston Museum of Fine Arts.


Macomber owned several works by JW including a watercolour, Blue and Silver: The Thames (M.875); Study for the Head of Miss Cicely H. Alexander (YMSM 128); two etchings; a pastel r.: Two Standing Figures; v.: Figure (M.464) and one other pastel (letter from Macomber's daughter Isabella Macomber Lyman to Frederick W. Coburn, 8 November 1945, GUL, MS Revillon 2/64/2). He was also a collector of tapestries and armour. The sale of his collection took place at the American Art Association, New York on 10-12 December 1936.


MacDonald, Margaret F., James McNeill Whistler. Drawings, Pastels and Watercolours. A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London, 1995.