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Laffan, William M.

    Full Name: Laffan, William M.

    Other Names:

    • William Mackay Laffan

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1848

    Date Died: 1909

    Home Country/ies: United States

    Career(s): art collectors and curators

    Institution(s): Trinity College Dublin


    Collector, (Met curator?) and friend of J. P. Morgan.

    Selected Bibliography

    Engravings on wood, by members of the Society of American wood-engravers, with an introduction and descriptive text by William M. Laffan. Published: New York, Harper and brothers, 1887; and Bushell, Stephen Wootton. Catalogue of the Morgan collection of Chinese porcelains. Published: New York : Privately printed by the order of Mr. J. Pierpont Morgan, 1904-1911. [auction collection] Catalogue of the ancient and modern paintings and other objects of art collected by the late William M. Laffan to be sold at unrestricted public sale on the dates herein stated [January 20, 21, 1911] The sale will be conducted by Mr. Thomas E. Kirby, of the American art association, managers. Published: New York, 1911.


    mentioned, Tomkins, Calvin. Merchants and Masterpieces: The Story of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2nd. ed. New York: Henry Holt, 1989, p. 136.

    Contributors: Lee Sorensen


    Lee Sorensen. "Laffan, William M.." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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