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(William) Martin Conway, Baron Conway of Allington (1856–1937) by Bassano, 1895 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Conway, (William) Martin, Baron Conway of Allington (1856–1937), art historian and mountaineer, was born on 12 April 1856 at Rochester, Kent, the only son of William Conway, a low-church evangelical vicar of St Nicholas's Church, Rochester, afterwards rector of St Margaret's Church, Westminster...

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Nicolson, (Lionel) Benedict (1914–1978), art historian, was born on 6 August 1914 in his grandfather's house, Knole, near Sevenoaks, Kent, the elder son and elder child of Sir Harold George Nicolson (1886–1968), diplomatist, author, and MP, and his wife, Victoria Mary (Vita) Sackville-West (1892–1962)...

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Oppé, Adolph Paul (1878–1957), art historian and art collector, was born at 157 The Grove, Camberwell, London, on 22 September 1878, the third son of Siegmund Armin Oppé, a silk merchant, and his wife, Pauline Jaffé. His birth certificate gives his name as ...

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Sylvester, (Anthony) David Bernard (1924–2001), art critic and exhibition curator, was born in Hackney, London, on 21 September 1924, the son of Philip Silvester, later Sylvester, businessman, and his wife, Sybil, née Rosen. Both parents were of Jewish descent. At the time of his birth his father was in the fish trade, but he later joined the family's antiques and silver business in ...

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(Anthony) David Bernard Sylvester (1924–2001) by Larry Rivers, 1962 © Estate of Larry Rivers / DACS, London / VAGA, New York 2010; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Taylor, Alec Clifton- (1907–1985), architectural historian and lecturer, was born on 2 August 1907 at Sutton, Surrey, the eldest of three children and the only son of Stanley Edgar Taylor (fl. 1870–1935), corn merchant, and his wife, Ethel Elizabeth Clifton Hills (...

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Young, Andrew McLaren (1913–1975), art historian, was born on 19 September 1913, at the manse, Southend, Argyll, the eldest child and the only son of three children of the Revd Robert Comingo Young (1882–1946), Presbyterian minister, and his wife, Olga Parsons (1890–1939). From 1926 to 1930 ...