'NMR' Art Collection
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The Rothschild Archive is responsible for curating a collection of art owned by the London business. These works are not part of the collection owned by the Trustees of The Rothschild Archive but the Archive has day-today custody of the collection.
Whilst there has never been a co-ordinated programme to create a business 'Art Collection', many of the works have been purchased over the last hundred years to furnish the four successive New Court buildings, with some notable purchases made in the 1960s, including works by John Hoyland. In the 1980s, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild acquired a number of works from Australian artists including a large work, Grey Landscape by Fred Williams and works by Leonard French. Other pieces form themed groupings, such as views of the Thames, lithographs and engravings of London and the City, lithographs and prints of cities around the world, or works by particular artists, such as a small collection of prints by David Gentleman. The collection also includes a number of works by Eduardo Paolozzi, including a set of 13 prints and artist's proofs from the Universal Electronic Vacuum Portfolio, 1967.
Some of the collection is on display at New Court and pieces are rotated as the needs of the business determine.
Note: there is no general public access to works on display.