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Louis P. Durr
Date: 1821–1880
Remarks: Great art collector who amassed a colllection of nearly 800 paintings; he directed the executors of his estate to choose the 250 best paintings, and sell the rest to establish an accession fund and money for a public gallery of art in NY; Member of N-YHS and the excutors of his will gave the collection and the Louis Durr Fund to N-YHS