Inscribed by P.A.B. Widener to George Jay Gould
Catalogue of Paintings Forming the Private Collection of P. A. B. Widener. Asbourne – Near Philadelphia. Part I: Modern Paintings; Part II: Early English and Ancient Paintings.
Item Number: 33017
Paris: Manzi, Joyant & Company, 1885-1900.
First edition. Quarto, original leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panels, all edges gilt. Inscribed by the author in volume one, “Mr. George J. Gould with compliments of P.A.B. Widener.” The recipient was George Jay Gould, who was a financier and the son of Jay Gould. He was a railroad executive, leading both the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad and the Western Pacific Railroad. A nice association. In very good condition.
Peter Arrell Browne Widener was an American art collector, businessman, and head of the Widener family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.