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Browse, Lillian Gertrude (1906–2005), art dealer and art historian, was born at 2 Carlton Mansions, West End Lane, Hampstead, London, on 21 April 1906, the younger child of Michael Browse, entrepreneur, champion cyclist, and son of a Jewish White Russian émigré who had settled in ...

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Lillian Gertrude Browse (1906–2005) by Ida Kar, late 1950s © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bryan, Michael (1757–1821), art historian and dealer, was born in Newcastle upon Tyne on 9 April 1757 and baptized on 23 May 1757 at St Nicholas's Church; he was the son of Michael and Elizabeth Bryan. He was educated at the Newcastle Free School...

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Carritt, (Hugh) David Graham (1927–1982), art historian and picture dealer, was born at 2 Royal Avenue, Chelsea, London on 15 April 1927, the only son of Reginald Graham Carritt, a lecturer in music, and his wife, Christian Norah Begg. He had two sisters, one older, the other his twin. Arriving at preparatory school, he was told he might have one magazine subscription. He asked for ...

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Joll, (Dowrish) Evelyn Louis (1925–2001), fine art dealer and art historian, was born at 29 Devonshire Street, London, on 6 February 1925, the only child of Cecil Augustus Joll (1886–1945) and his first wife, Laura Meriel, née Winsloe (d. 1931). His father was a distinguished surgeon, becoming senior surgeon at the ...

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(Dowrish) Evelyn Louis Joll (1925–2001) by Lucy Anne Dickens, 2000 © Lucy Dickens; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Shaw, (John) James Byam (1903–1992), art historian and art dealer, was born on 12 January 1903 in London, one of five children of the painter (John) Byam Liston Shaw (1872–1919) and his wife, (Caroline) Evelyn Eunice Pyke-Nott (1870–1959), also a painter. James, known always as ...