The Society for the History of Collecting
Invites you to its inaugural online lecture
Jewish British Art Collectors
Thursday 2 July 2020 at 6.30 pm
This illustrated lecture [to be delivered via Zoom] will explore almost 250 years of Jewish collecting in Britain, from the opening of Bevis Marks Synagogue in 1701 to the start of World War II. It will explore the role of prominent individuals, such as Sampson Gideon, Ralph Bernal, Ludwig Mond, the Rothschilds, Sir Philip Sassoon and Sir Percival David. The talk will cover a wide range of works of art from Old Master paintings and drawings to Classical sculpture and bronzes, as well as silver, Delftware, Hebraica and oriental ceramics. It will conclude by seeking to answer whether or not differences of religious background have any bearing on the way that people collected.
Charles Sebag-Montefiore is a Trustee of the National Gallery. He has served for many years as Treasurer of the Friends of the National Libraries, the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust and The Walpole Society, and is a former trustee of the Samuel Courtauld Trust and the Art Fund. He is joint author of The British as Art Collectors: From the Tudors to the Present (2012) and of A Dynasty of Dealers: John Smith and Successors 1801-1924 (2013).
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