PROPERTY FROM THE HISPANIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA, DEACCESSIONED BY ORDER OF THE TRUSTEES TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND
Archer Milton Huntington (1870-1955), one of America's greatest philanthropists, founded his long-planned "Spanish Museum" in 1904: over the next fifty years he dedicated his time and his considerable resources to augmenting its original holdings so that it became one of the world's greatest collections of Hispanic art and literature. His aim, stated in the foundation deed for the public Spanish library and museum that was to be called The Hispanic Society of America, was the "advancement of the study of the Spanish and Portuguese languages, literature and history." It is to further Huntington's vision and expand the collection that the following group of duplicates and non-Hispanic material has been de-accessioned by order of the Trustees. Christie's is honored to offer them for sale for the benefit of the HSA Acquisitions Fund.