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Sir Otto John Beit, first baronet (1865–1930) by H. Walter Barnett © National Portrait Gallery, London


Beit, Sir Otto John, first baronet (1865–1930), financier, philanthropist, and art connoisseur, was born on 7 December 1865 in Hamburg, Germany, twelve years after his brother Alfred Beit. He was the third son of Siegfried Beit (1818–1881), silk merchant, and his wife, Laura Caroline Hahn (...


Gulston, Joseph (1744/5–1786), book and art collector and connoisseur, was the eldest son of Joseph Gulston (1693/4–1766), a successful loan contractor with mercantile interests in Lisbon, and his wife, Mericas Sylva (1714/15–1799), the daughter of a Portuguese merchant. His father became MP in turn for ...


Hope, Thomas (1769–1831), art collector and connoisseur, was born in Amsterdam on 30 August 1769, the eldest of the three sons of John Hope (1737–1784) [see under Hope family (per. c. 1700-1813)] and his wife, Philippina Barbara van der Hoeven (...


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Rogers, Charles (1711–1784), art collector and connoisseur, born on 2 August 1711, was the second surviving son of William and Isabella Rogers of Dean Street, Soho, London. He received his elementary education at a private school near the Mews, Dean Street. In May 1731 he was appointed as a clerk in the custom house under ...