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Fortnum, Charles Drury Edward (1820-1899), art collector and art historian

Timothy Wilson

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Fortnum, Charles Drury Edward (1820-1899), art collector and art historian, was born on 2 March 1820 in Holloway, London, the son of Charles Fortnum (1770-1860), merchant, and his second wife, Laetitia Stephens (1782-1853), widow of Lieutenant Robert Basden RN (d. 1810). He was baptized Charles Edward, but by 1840 had ...

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