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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 ...


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