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Sources for business history: catalogues of bank files

Sources for art history: Catalogue of the pictures of Alfred de Rothschild 1901

Sources for yachting history: Plans for Nathaniel von Rothschild's yacht Veglia 1905

Sources for natural history: Walter 2nd Lord Rothschild and his zebra carriage: c.1910

Sources for global financial history: Map of lines of the Brazil Railway Company: c.1920

Sources for business history: index cards to bank files

Sources for social history: Rothschild Hospital Paris: 1920s

Sources for business history: detail of a Rothschild bond coupon

Sources for architectural history: Halton House: 1890s

Sources for the history of travel: Lionel de Rothschild's tours of Spain: 1909

Sources for local history: Tring Park: c.1900

Sources for Royal history: shooting party with Edward Prince of Wales: 1893

Sources for political history: Lionel de Rothschild: first Jewish MP: 1858

Sources for sporting history: St Amant winner of the Derby: 1904

Sources for local history: gardeners at Aston Clinton: 1899

Sources for Rothschild family history: Lionel de Rothschild's yacht Rhodora: 1927

Sources for London history: entrance to New Court: 1965

Sources for design history: plans for Lionel de Rothschild's Rolls-Royce: 1930

Sources for business history: Rothschild gold bars produced by the Royal Mint Refinery: 1930s

Sources for business history: letters of August Belmont Rothschild Agent in New York: 1860s

A Rothschild Portrait

By kind permission of the Trustees of the Anthony Hall, The Rothschild Archive has acquired on long-term loan an important portrait of two Rothschild daughters, Constance and Annie de Rothschild.

000/2202 Portrait of Constance and Annie de Rothschild by James G Middleton 

1860

The portrait depicts the daughters of Sir Anthony de Rothschild (1810-1876), second son of Nathan Mayer Rothschild: Constance (1843-1931) later Lady Battersea, and Annie (1844-1926) later Mrs Eliot Yorke. This fine portrait was painted by the Victorian artist, James G Middleton in 1860.

It shows Constance and Annie near their home at Aston Clinton in Buckinghamshire. For many years, the painting was on display in the village hall in Aston Clinton. The Anthony Hall as it is known, was built in 1884 by Sir Anthony’s widow Louise, in his memory.

Constance and Annie were noted for their public works. They encouraged their father to support local schools in Aston Clinton, where they both taught, and they later embraced various philanthropic causes including temperance, prison reform, education, and Jewish women's charities.

The painting now hangs in New Court, St Swithin's Lane.

The restoration of the portrait was made possible by the Trustees of The Rothschild Archive. The Archive kindly thanks The Trustees of The Anthony Hall, Aston Clinton for the long-term loan of the portrait.

 

 

 

 

Detail of dog

Detail of dog