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Samuel Morrison

revised by Andrew Saint

Aslin, Charles Herbert (1893–1959), architect, was born at 34 Burnell Road, Owlerton, Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, on 15 December 1893, the younger of two sons of Arthur William Aslin and his wife, Louisa Annie Outram. His parents were originally from Lincolnshire and Derbyshire, but by the time of ...


Borenius, (Carl) Tancred (1885–1948), art historian, was born in Vipuri (Wiborg), Finland (now Vyborg, Russia), in 1885, the younger son of Carl Borenius, timber merchant and parliamentarian, and Olga Alfthan; he was of part north Italian descent on his mother's side. He was often taken as a boy to ...


D. T. Rice

revised by Anne Pimlott Baker

Brown, Gerard Baldwin (1849–1932), art historian, was born on 31 October 1849 at 10 Hoxley Road, Kennington, London, the only son of James Baldwin Brown (1820–1884), minister of Brixton Independent Chapel, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of William Gerard Leifchild of Moorgate Street...


Gombrich, Sir Ernst Hans Josef (1909–2001), art historian, was born on 30 March 1909 in Vienna, the third and youngest child and only son of the lawyer Dr Karl B. Gombrich (1874–1950), vice-president of the disciplinary council of the Austrian bar, and his wife, ...


Sir Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich (1909–2001) by Ronald B. Kitaj, 1986 © National Portrait Gallery, London