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Beckett, Ronald Brymer (1891–1970), administrator in India and art historian, was born on 17 January 1891 in Micklefield Terrace, Rawdon, Yorkshire, the son of James Robertson Beckett (1855–1923), manager in a firm of silk and woollen merchants, and his wife, Annie Bertha Murray (1864–1952)...

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Rothenstein, Sir John Knewstub Maurice (1901–1992), art historian and administrator, was born at 1 Pembroke Cottages, Kensington, London, on 11 July 1901, the elder son (of four children) of the artist Sir William Rothenstein (1872–1945) and Alice Mary (1869–1955), eldest daughter of another artist, ...

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Waterhouse, Sir Ellis Kirkham (1905–1985), art historian and administrator, was born in Lynwood Avenue, Epsom, Surrey, on 16 February 1905, the only child of (Percy) Leslie Waterhouse, architect, and his wife, Eleanor (d. 1905), daughter of William Margetson of Streatham. From Marlborough College...

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Sir Ellis Kirkham Waterhouse (1905–1985) by T. & R. Annan & Sons, c. 1950 © National Portrait Gallery, London