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


Levi Ziegler Leiter

Nationality: American
Date of birth: 1834
Date of death: 1904
Category: collector


Levi Ziegler Leiter was a businessman and collector of Whistler's work (see Rosy silver - The Pink Porch m1008 and #13083). In 1895, his daughter Mary married George Curzon who became Viceroy of India three years later.


Leiter was a partner in the firm of Marshall Field, who established a retail emporium in Chicago. He sold his share of the business to Field for $2,500,000 in 1881 and devoted himself to his property interests and to philanthropic activity.


Encylopedia Britannica, on-line edition (accessed 4 June 2004); 'Ziegler Notable Citizens Archive,' (accessed 4 June 2004).