Conférence en ligne : « Jewish British Art Collectors » (2 juillet 2020, 19h30)

The Society for the History of Collecting

Invites you to its inaugural online lecture

Jewish British Art Collectors


Charles Sebag-Montefiore

Thursday 2 July 2020 at 6.30 pm BST (1.30pm ECT )

This illustrated lecturewill 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).

To Join the lecture Please follow the zoom instructions below

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Meeting ID: 860 0530 2560
Password: 774341

The ‘waiting room’ will open from 6.45 pm British Summer Time;  no admissions after 7.20 pm BST

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3) go to www.zoom and select ‘join meeting’ (shown at the top of the page) and enter the ID and password above

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