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Bonfiglioli, Kyril Emanuel George [Cyril] (1928–1985), art dealer and writer, was born on 29 May 1928 at 9 Upperton Road, Eastbourne, the second among the three children of Emanuel Bonfiglioli (1886–1961), and his wife, Dorothy Annie Pallett (c.1900–1943). His father was an Italo-Slovene, born in ...

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Desenfans, Noel Joseph (1744–1807), art dealer, was born at Avesnes-sur-Helpe, near St Quentin, France, in December 1744. Educated at the universities of Douai and Paris, he published the Rousseauesque L'élève de la nature (1763), and a stage comedy. At Douai he met the future actor ...

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Fagan, Robert (1761–1816), art dealer and portrait painter, the son of Michael Fagan (1728–1783), was born on 5 March 1761. The Fagans were from Cork, but his father had a successful bakery business at Long Acre, London, which was probably Fagan's birthplace. Reputedly a pupil of ...

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Tempest, Pierce (1653–1717), printseller, was the sixth son of Henry Tempest of Tong in Yorkshire and his wife, Mary Bushall; his eldest brother, John, was the first baronet. This background gave him the entrée to the circles of virtuosi in London where he spent his entire career, although he maintained his link with ...