During his rise as an international arms manufacturer, Samuel Colt continuously collected art. Elizabeth Kornhauser, Alice Pratt Brown Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses the development of Colt’s art collection and his widow Elizabeth’s quest to form one of the finest picture galleries in the United States before she donated the Colt collection to the Wadsworth. Free.
Image: Charles Loring Elliott (American, 1812-68) “Mrs. Elizabeth Jarvis Colt and Son Caldwell”, 1865. Oil on canvas. The Elizabeth Hart Jarvis Colt Collection, 1905.9.