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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


"I decided to make a little bird with his head turned sideways into his body. Quite an ambitious attempt when one has never before cut stone! Once again I was alone, trying something new, searching to express my feelings. I was like Don Quixote rediscovering the world." In the late 1960s, Jacqueline Piatigorsky (née de Rothschild) (1911-2012) discovered sculpture and with it the medium to exorcise many of the ghosts of a lonely childhood at Ferrières. Taking lessons from the Californian sculptor Anthony Amato, she developed a soft, sinuous style and a love of marble and alabaster.

Many of her sculptures took birds as subjects, recalling the hours she spent at Ferrières watching ducks and swans on the lake: "peace and flowing harmony came to me from the gliding birds".

For more information about Jaqueline and her life and work, please visit the Jacqueline Piatigorsky website » 

Double Infinity 1983 Carrara Marble by Jacqueline Piatigorsky

Double Infinity 1983 Carrara Marble by Jacqueline Piatigorsky