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Angerstein, John Julius (c. 1732–1823), insurance broker and connoisseur of art

Sarah Palmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Insurance; Art. 1195 words.

Angerstein, John Julius (c. 1732–1823), insurance broker and connoisseur of art, was of Russian extraction, though his precise origins are obscure. According to family tradition he took his...

Bache, Jules Semon

Sue C. Patrick.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Financial Aspects of Art. 1291 words.

Bache, Jules Semon (09 November 1861–24 March 1944), financier and art collector, was born in New York City, the son of Semon Bache, a merchant of glass and mirrors, and Elizabeth van...

Bachelor, Richard (fl. 1235)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Metalwork; Banking. 2 words.

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Backwell, Edward (c. 1619–1683), goldsmith and banker

G. E. Aylmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Metalwork; Banking. 3608 words.

Backwell, Edward (c. 1619–1683), goldsmith and banker, the son of Barnaby Backwell of Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, a yeoman, was apprenticed in 1635 to Thomas Vyner, a leading goldsmith....

Beaumont, John Thomas Barber (1774–1841), artist and founder of insurance offices

Robin Pearson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Insurance. 512 words.

Beaumont, John Thomas Barber (1774–1841), artist and founder of insurance offices, was born on 21 December 1774 in Marylebone, Middlesex. His family surname was Barber, but about 1812 he...

Beit, Sir Otto John, first baronet (1865–1930), financier, philanthropist, and art connoisseur

Maryna Fraser.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Banking; Financial Aspects of Art; Art Education; Art. 1214 words.

Beit, Sir Otto John, first baronet (1865–1930), financier, philanthropist, and art connoisseur, was born on 7 December 1865 in Hamburg, Germany, twelve years after his brother Alfred Beit....

Benson, Robert Henry [Robin] (1850–1929), merchant banker and art collector

Jehanne Wake.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Financial Aspects of Art. 1622 words.

Benson, Robert Henry [Robin] (1850–1929), merchant banker and art collector, was born on 24 September 1850 at Fairfield House, Fairfield, near Manchester, the eldest of three children of...

Bentleyof, Adam (fl. 1230–1246)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Metalwork; Banking. 2 words.

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Bonaventure, Richard (fl. 1250–1260)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Metalwork; Banking. 2 words.

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Child, Sir Francis, the elder (1641/2–1713), goldsmith and banker

Philip Winterbottom.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Metalwork; Banking. 2229 words.

Child, Sir Francis, the elder (1641/2–1713), goldsmith and banker, was baptized on 14 December 1642, the sixth son of Robert Child, clothier of Heddington, near Devizes, Wiltshire, and his...

Dale, Chester

Bethany Neubauer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Aspects of Art; Banking. 1105 words.

Dale, Chester (03 May 1883–16 December 1962), investment banker and art collector, was born in New York City, the son of Thomas W. Dale, a department store salesman, and Jane Roberts. Dale...

David, Sir Percival Victor David Ezekiel, second baronet (1892–1964), financier and collector of Chinese art

William Watson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Financial Aspects of Art. 651 words.

David, Sir Percival Victor David Ezekiel, second baronet (1892–1964), financier and collector of Chinese art, was born in Bombay on 21 July 1892, the fifth and youngest child in the family...

Davis, Sir Edmund Gabriel (1861–1939), mining financier and art collector

Ian Phimister.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Financial Aspects of Art. 1699 words.

Davis, Sir Edmund Gabriel (1861–1939), mining financier and art collector, was born on 3 August 1861 at Tintern, Gardiner's Creek Road, Toorak, Melbourne, Australia, the second of the four...

Drexel, Francis Martin

William Weisberger.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 874 words.

Drexel, Francis Martin (07 April 1792–05 June 1863), investment banker and painter, was born in Dornbirn, Austria, the son of Franz Joseph Drexel, a merchant, and Magdalen Willhelm....

Drummond, Andrew (1688–1769), goldsmith and banker

Philip Winterbottom.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Metalwork; Banking. 781 words.

Drummond, Andrew (1688–1769), goldsmith and banker, was born at Machany, Perthshire, the great-great-grandson of James Drummond, first Lord Maderty, and the son of Sir John Drummond (d....

Edmonds, Francis William

H. Nichols B. Clark.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1242 words.

Edmonds, Francis William (22 November 1806–07 February 1863), banker and artist, was born in Hudson, Columbia County, New York, the son of Samuel Edmonds, a military officer, and Lydia...

Enfieldof, David (d. c. 1260)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Metalwork; Banking. 2 words.

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Esdaile, William (1758–1837), banker and print collector

Alsager Vian.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Aspects of Art; Banking. 870 words.

Esdaile, William (1758–1837), banker and print collector, was born, presumably in London, on 6 February 1758, the fourth son of Sir James Esdaile (1713×15–1793) of Great Gains, Essex,...

Foulis, Thomas (c. 1560–1628), goldsmith, financier, and mining entrepreneur

Julian Goodare.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Banking; Metalwork. 2055 words.

Foulis, Thomas (c. 1560–1628), goldsmith, financier, and mining entrepreneur, was a younger son of Henry Foulis of Colinton (d. 1571), an advocate, and his wife, Margaret Haldane (fl....

Fowle, Sir Thomas (bap. 1637, d. 1692), goldsmith and banker

D. M. Mitchell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Metalwork; Banking. 1386 words.

Fowle, Sir Thomas (bap. 1637, d. 1692), goldsmith and banker, was baptized on 6 January 1637, the fifth son of Edward Fowle, a yeoman, and his wife, Barbara, of Stanton St Bernard,...