The following works were left to the Metropolitan Museum of Art following William K Vanderbilt I’s death in 1920. Four of the paintings had previously been lent to the Metropolitan in 1907. At this time, we do not know which of Mr. Vanderbilt’s estates was the home of these works of art, prior to their arrival at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For more information see:

“Four Paintings: Lent By Mr. William K. Vanderbilt.” Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 2.3 (Mar. 1907): 45. JSTOR. 2008. 21 Feb. 2008 <>. [DCL Special Collections]

“The William K. Vanderbilt Bequest.” Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin Part 1 ser. 15.12 (Dec. 1920): 261, 268–271. JSTOR. 2008. 21 Feb. 2008 <>. [DCL Special Collections]

Lady Guildford, 1527

Man in Oriental Costume, 1632

Scene in a Courtyard, ca. 1616 - 1679

Entrance to a Dutch Port, ca. 1665

The Toilet of Venus, 1751

Broken Eggs, 1756

Mrs. Grace Dalrymple Elliott, 1778

Captain George K. H. Coussmaker, 1782

Desk (Sécretaire), 18th century (1783)

Do you have information to add? Then please contact Diane Holliday.

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