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Parker, Sir Karl Theodore (1895–1992), art historian and museum curator, was born on 2 July 1895 at 13 Welbeck Street, Marylebone, London, the younger son of Robert William Parker (1842–1913), a distinguished consulting surgeon, and his wife, Marie Amélie, née Lüling. He came from a very cosmopolitan background: his father had joined the Anglo-American medical mission for the relief of casualties on both sides of the Franco-Prussian War (later established at ...

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Summerson, Sir John Newenham (1904–1992), museum curator and architectural historian, was born at Barnstead, Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, co. Durham, on 25 November 1904, the only surviving child of Samuel James Summerson (d. 1907) and Dorothea Worth Newenham (d. 1963), and the grandson of ...