Portrait photograph of Albert C. Barnes, New York. Albert C. Barnes, Carl Van Vechten.
Portrait photograph of Albert C. Barnes, New York

Portrait photograph of Albert C. Barnes, New York.

October 20, 1937.

1 vols. 10 x 8 inches. Atelier stamped on verso: Photograph by Carl Van Vechten/146 Central Park West/Cannot be reproduced without permission. Holograph notations in ink giving the subject of the photograph and the number of the negative Item #57997

Barnes, Albert C(oombs): Pharmaceutical manufacturer and art collector. He obtained a medical degree and later studied in Germany. In 1902 he made a fortune with his invention of the antiseptic Argyrol. After building a mansion in Merion, Pa., in 1905, he began to collect art seriously, amassing some 180 paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 66 by Paul Cézanne, 35 by Pablo Picasso, and an extraordinary collection of 65 works by Henri Matisse.

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