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


James H. Gamble

Nationality: Irish
Date of birth: 1820
Place of birth: Ireland
Category: collector


In 1868 he married Harriet Wheaton.


An Irishman, Gamble probably emmigrated to the USA in the late 1840s. He worked as a clerk in the offices of his brother-in-law Samuel Wann in New York. He lived for some 20 years at Staten Island, NY. By 1872 he had a home in the Highlands. He was a pious man who formed a close friendship with AMW (16 years his senior). They probably met through Ann Maxwell, a common acquaintance from Scotland at the 'Henderson Home,' Herkimer Co. (see Cruger, H.).