Detail from The Canal, Amsterdam, 1889, James McNeill Whistler, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow


Martin Brimmer

Nationality: American
Date of birth: 1829
Place of birth: Boston
Date of death: 1896
Place of death: Boston
Category: collector, curator


Martin Brimmer was a collector and first Director of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. His wife was Mrs Mary Anne (Marianne) Timmins Brimmer (1827-1906).


He may have visited Whistler in London. He owned Violet and Blue: Among the Rollers y413, which he may have bought directly from Whistler in 1894.


Boston Museum of Fine Arts website at; 'Martin Brimmer', Dictionary of Art Historians, website.