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The Corporate Person as Art Collector: Andrew Mellon’s Capital and the Origins of the National Gallery of Art

Corporate Patronage of Art & Architecture in the United States, Late 19th Century to the Present

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Andrew Mellon, the National Gallery’s founding benefactor, kept his eyes on the economy. A Gilded Age banker and financier, he was deeply invested in alloy production, applied sciences, capital stocks, debt securities, derivative contracts,...