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Jewishness, antiquity and civilization

Stammers, Tom

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Alfred Mond (1868–1930), 1st Baron Melchett, was a towering figure in early twentieth-century politics and economics, but his significance as an art collector has never been acknowledged. Like his brother, Robert, he has been overshadowed by the stature of his father, Ludwig Mond, with whose collections both were intimately involved. This essay uses the evidence of Alfred Mond’s collections of paintings, sculptures and antiquities to consider his relationship to his German cultural heritage, as well as his evolving understanding of his Jewishness. It seeks to reclaim Mond’s significance as a patron and lover of the arts in both a public and a private capacity


Stammers, T. (2022). Jewishness, antiquity and civilization. Journal of the History of Collections, 34(3), 427-440.

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Apr 4, 2022
Publication Date 2022-10
Deposit Date Jun 30, 2022
Publicly Available Date Feb 3, 2023
Journal Journal of the History of Collections
Print ISSN 0954-6650
Electronic ISSN 1477-8564
Publisher Oxford University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 34
Issue 3
Pages 427-440


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