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See Boyd, Alan Tindal Lennox-, first Viscount Boyd of Merton

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Donaldson, Sir George Hunter (1845–1925), art collector and dealer, was born in Edinburgh on 25 May 1845, the youngest child of Charles Alexander Donaldson (c.1800–1868), importer and exporter of furniture, and his wife, Mathilda Hunter. Although little is known about his early life and education, it is clear that ...

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Estorick, Eric Elihu (1913–1993), art collector and dealer, was born Elihu Estorick on 13 February 1913 in Brooklyn, New York, the only child of Morris Estorick (d. c.1979), paint manufacturer, and his wife, Sarah, née Cutler (d. c.1969). His parents were Jewish, and had emigrated from ...

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Hugford, Ignazio Enrico (1702/3–1778), painter and picture collector and dealer, was born in Pisa, the son of Ignazio Hugford (b. c.1675), an English Catholic clockmaker who had emigrated to Tuscany, and his wife, Bridget Radcliffe. He studied painting with Antonio Domenico Gabbiani...

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Kalman, Andras (1919–2007), art dealer, was born into a Jewish family in the small town of Mátészalka in north-eastern Hungary on 24 May 1919, the youngest of three sons of Ernest Kalman and his wife, Maria, née Laufer. His father was a prosperous pharmacist, and for a time the children had an English governess. His mother taught him to play tennis, and was encouraging when he proved highly gifted at the game; she, prophetically enough, told him it could prove an extremely useful skill in the future. He later collected nineteenth-century British naïve paintings: one picture—depicting maids on a balcony, ogling newcomers to a market town—reminded him of the often charmingly parochial atmosphere of the ...

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Lane, Sir Hugh Percy (1875–1915), art dealer and collector, was born on 9 November 1875 in Ballybrack House, Douglas, a suburb of Cork. His father, the Revd James William Lane (1847–1910), came from a middle-class family of lawyers and businessmen and, after ordination into the ...

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Sir Hugh Percy Lane (1875–1915) by Antonio Mancini, exh. Royal Society of Painters 1907 courtesy the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin

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Robinson, Vincent Joseph (1829–1910), collector and dealer in Islamic artefacts, was born in London on 5 March 1829, the son of Vincent Robinson, shipowner and merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth Hannah. A younger brother, Henry, was professor of civil engineering at King's College, London...