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Doucet, Jacques
French, 1853 - 1929
Biography
Doucet was a Parisian fashion designer and art collector. His initial interest was in 18th century French art, but in 1912 he astonished the art world by selling his collection and subsequently devoting his attention to modern art. His compilation of van Goghs, Bonnards, van Dongens, Matisses and Picassos complemented the ultramodern apartment which he purchased after selling his elegant mansion on the rue Spontini. Doucet also built a vast library of art books and documents which he donated to the Université de Paris.
Bibliography
1930
Joubin, A. "Jacques Doucet." Gazette des Beaux-Arts 6th period, no. 3 (1930):69+
1931
Dormoy, M. Jacques Doucet. Abbeville, 1931.
1961
Revel, J.-F. "Jacques Doucet, couturier et collectionneur." L'Oeil 64 (December 1961):44-51, 81, 106.
1976
Boime, Albert. "Entrepreneurial Patronage in Nineteenth Century France" in Enterprise and Entrepreneurs in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century France. ed. by Edward C. Carter II et al. Johns Hopkins, 1976:158
1986
Hahnloser-Ingold, Margrit. "Collecting Matisses of the 1920s in the 1920s," in Matisse: The Early Years in Nice. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art, 1986: 242-243.
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