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Duveen, Baron (UK, 1933 - 1939)


Creation: let.pat. 3 Feb 1933


Extinct: 25 Dec 1770


Family name:Duveen




Argent on a Bend Azure three Bees volant Or a Chief Gules


In front of a Garb Or banded Azure two Trefoils in saltire slipped Vert


On either side a Lion guardant Gules charged on the shoulder with a Plate thereon a Chinese Dragon Azure


 Honor Industriae Praemium



Joseph [Duveen], 1st Baron Duveen

1st son and heir of Sir Joseph Duveen, of The Elms, Hampstead, London, by his wife Rosetta Barnett, dau. of Abraham Barnett, of Kingston-upon-Hull, co. York


14 Oct 1869


31 Jul 1899 Elsie Salamon (d. 13 Mar 1963), dau. of Gustav Salamon, of New York, USA

only child

1. Hon Dorothy Duveen, mar. (1) 23 Jul 1931 (div. 1937) as his first wife Lt Cmdr Sir William Francis Cuthbert Garthwaite, 2nd Bt. DSC (b. 3 Jan 1906; d. 1993), 1st son and heir of Sir William Garthwaite, 1st Bt., by his first wife Francesca Margharita Parfett, dau. of William Parfett, and (2) 1938 B H Burns


s.p.m. 25 May 1939


15 Feb 1927 a Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of Milbank in the City of Westminster"

3 Feb 1933 Baron Duveen, of Millbank in the City of Westminster


art connoisseur and collector; President, Duveen Bros Inc, of Paris and New York; Director, Duveen Bros Ltd, of London; knighted 1919; Freeman of the City of Kingston-upon-Hull 1929; Trustee of the National Gallery 1929-36, of the National Portrait Gallery, of the Wallace Collection, of the Imperial Gallery of Fine Art and of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Member, Council of the British School in Rome; Hon Member, Council of National Art Collections Fund, London; Director, American Institute of Persian Art and Archaeology, New York; Hon Correspondent, Commissions of Ancient and Modern Art and of Royal Belgian Museum of Fine Art; Founder, British Artists' Exhibitions Organisation; Gold Medal, Royal Society of Sculpture 1936; donor of several new galleries to the National, National Portrait and Tate Galleries and of the Duveen Gallery at the British Museum to house the Elgin Marbles; endowed a Chair for the History of Art, University of London


On the death of the 1st Baron Duveen the Barony of Duveen became extinct.


 First written 17 Feb 2005



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