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Henry F. Sewall, 1816-1896

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1816


Henry F. Sewall was a New York merchant and print collector.


Sewall was a principal American print collector, owning a vast collection of around 23,000 works on paper including important prints by Dürer, the early German and Italian schools, Rembrandt and the Dutch and French Baroque. He also owned a number of Whistler etchings. Through the generosity of Harvey D. Parker the collection was acquired for the Print Department of Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 1897, including 25 Whistler etchings.


Lugt, Frits, Les marques de collections de dessins et d'estampes: marques estampillèes et écrites de collections particulières et publiques; marques de marchands, de monteurs et d'imprimeurs; etc..., Amsterdam, 1921 (1309-10); Exhibition of Albert Dürer's engravings, etchings, and dry-points, and most of the woodcuts executed from his designs. Selected from the collection of Mr. Henry F. Sewall, of New York [...], 15 November 1888 - 15 January 1889, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Exhibition of the etched work of Rembrandt, and of artists of his circle, together with engravings, etchings, etc., from paintings and sketches by him. Principally from the collection of Mr. Henry F. Sewall, of New York, 26 April - 30 June 1887, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.