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Sources for business history: plans of New Court

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


"Charlotte draws beautifully - in the summer she takes sketches of sea and land and sky; in the winter she draws from casts and is going to copy some of the great pictures in the Louvre" so Charlotte, Baroness Lionel de Rothschild (1819-1884) wrote of her cousin and namesake Charlotte (1825-1899), the wife of Nathaniel de Rothschild (1812-1870) in 1861.

It was not just family prejudice. Charlotte's delicate talent and great sensitivity earned her a place in Benezit's Dictionnaire des Peintres. She exhibited in the Paris Salon from 1864 and in London from 1879, many of her works were etched and she went on to co-found the French Society of Watercolourists.

Charlotte was not alone among the Rothschild women in taking a traditional accomplishment for young ladies to a high level of proficiency. Charlotte, Baroness Anselm (1807-1859), enjoyed painting enough to set the scene for a charming oil of herself and family in her studio.

To this day sketches and paintings survive in considerable numbers by, among others, Charlotte, Nathan Mayer's daughter, Aline (1867-1909), Annie, (1844-1926), Evelina (1839-1866) and Emma, Lady Rothschild (1844-1935).

In the modern era, Nica de Koenigswarter, née Rothschild (1913-1988), ‘The Jazz Baroness’ painted abstract pictures, and her daughter Kari is also an artist. Baronne Eric de Rothschild (b.1955), paints abstract works under the name Beatrice Carracciolo.

Anselm & Charlotte von Rothschild and their children and nurse by Charlotte

Anselm & Charlotte von Rothschild and their children and nurse by Charlotte