“Renowned Art Dealer” Arthur Vernay Hand Written 2 Page Letter. This item is certified authentic by Todd Mueller Autographs and comes with their Certificate of Authenticity. (11 May 1877 – 25 October 1960) was a noted English-born American art and antiques dealer, decorator, big-game hunter, and naturalist explorer. He sponsored expeditions across the world to collect biological specimens and cultural artifacts on behalf of the. American Museum of Natural History. The Vernay-Faunthorpe Hall of South Asian mammals in the AMNH is named after him. Born in Weymouth, England, Vernay was born to Louisa Stannard and Thomas Crabb Avant. He immigrated to New York early around 1903-4 and changed his surname from Avant to Vernay. He found a job as an elevator operator at a furniture store known as A. Crawfords and after working there briefly, Vernay started his own shop in 1906, called Arthur S. Located at 1 East 45th Street, near Madison Avenue. He also had a shop in London at 217 Piccadilly in the late 1910s to 1920s. Sir Charles Carrick Allom. As well as leading art dealerships such as. M Knoedler & Co. And the design firm. In the 1920s, Vernay grew increasingly interested in game hunting and naturalist exploration. In 1921 he stayed at the Biligirirangans with. And saw wild animals in nature for the first time. He sponsored a collecting expedition led by Colonel. Intended to enhance the. S collection of Southeast Asian animals, Vernay joined Faunthorpe into India in 1923. Eventually this expedition would culminate in the. S Vernay-Faunthorpe Hall of South Asiatic Mammals, which opened in 1930 and held mounted elephants shot by the collectors in Mysore. He was elected Vice Patron of the. Bombay Natural History Society. In 1935 he became a trustee of the American Museum of Natural History and in the same year he accompanied. To Tibet where they met the. His last expedition was to Africa in 1946. Around the same time he became very interested in orchids. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “historicsellsmemorabilia” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
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