Guy de Rothschild Guy Édouard Alphonse Paul de Rothschild

Paris, 1909 - Ferrières-en-Brie, 2007

Portrait of Guy de Rothschild

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Son of Édouard and Germaine de Rothschild, the Baron Guy took part in the family tradition of art patronage. In 1937, he married his cousin Alix de Rothschild. Facing the raise of Nazism, the couple then settled in New York for four years (1941-1945)

Notable bequests include in 1949 the Portrait of the Marquise Geronima Spinola-Doria of Genoa  by Anthony Van Dyck and in 1974 of Madame de Pompadour as Friendship by Jean Baptiste Pigalle both at the musée du Louvre.

With his second wife Marie Hélène de Rothschild, they conducted the restoration of the château de Ferrières-en-Brie, that they bequested in 1976 to the Chancellerie des Universités de Paris under the name of Fondation Marie-Hélène et Guy de Rothschild.

Further reading

Bibliography

– Bascou, Marc, « Les héritiers du baron Edouard de Rothschild », in Prevost-Marcilhacy, Pauline (dir.), Les Rothschild, une dynastie de mécènes en France, 3 vol., Paris, éditions du Louvre/BNF/Somogy, 2016, III, p.316-325.

–  Prevost-Marcilhacy, Pauline, « Le château de Ferrières », in Prevost-Marcilhacy, Pauline (dir.), Les Rothschild, une dynastie de mécènes en France, 3 vol., Paris, éditions du Louvre/BNF/Somogy, 2016, III, p.326-339.

Online Resources

http://https://family.rothschildarchive.org/people/11-guy-edouard-alphonse-paul-de-rothschild-1909-2007

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