Jayne Wrightsman

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Jayne Wrightsman
Born (1919-10-21) October 21, 1919 (age 99)
Occupationsocialite, philanthropist, collector, museum patron
Spouse(s)Charles B. Wrightsman

Jayne Wrightsman (born Jane Kirkman Larkin, October 21, 1919) is an American philanthropist, fine arts collector and widow of philanthropist and art collector, Charles B. Wrightsman (1895–1986). She was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1965.[1] She is a resident and president of the co-op board at 820 Fifth Avenue.

Beginning in 1952, she and her husband amassed the finest private collection in America of the decorative arts of the ancien régime, ultimately donating many objects (comprising the Wrightsman Galleries) to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.[2] Jayne Wrightsman also served as a member of the Museum's 100th Anniversary Committee[3] and was elected to the board of trustees in 1975.[2]

In December 2012, Magnificent Jewels from the Collection of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman raised $15,541,188 at auction with Sotheby's, New York.[4]

See also

  • Portrait of a Young Woman (Vermeer, New York)
  • "Jayne's World". Francesca Stanfill. Vanity Fair Magazine. January 2003. Retrieved 7 August 2016.