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Gustave de Rothschild (1829-1911)

Gustave Samuel James de Rothschild, was born in Paris on 17 February 1829, the second of James and Betty's sons. His father was by this time well-established in the city and his children had all the benefits of the family's social standing. Gustave was educated at the Collège Bourbon and served an apprenticeship in Frankfurt. In 1859 he married Cécile Anspach.

In his later adult life, Gustave shared the management of de Rothschild Frères with his brother Alphonse, and was a director of the Chemin de fer du Nord and the PLM company. From 1852 he was a member, and later president, of the Paris Consistory. His commitment to improving the lot of the Jewish community was undertaken on behalf of that body and in connection with family foundations. A Hebrew primary school in Paris, which he founded in 1866 bore his name, and he was a director of the Rothschild Hospital. Together with his brothers, he created in 1904 the Fondation Rothschild to build artisans' dwellings.

Gustave de Rothschild, inventories and receipts, 1879-1929

000/2236, 3 files

Papers relating to the collections of Gustave de Rothschild and Robert de Rothschild (1880-1946) at 23 Avenue Marigny, Paris: receipts for purchases; inventories, sundry correspondence.

000/2236/1: Receipts for purchases: sellers receipts include: Wildenstein, Jacques Seligmann & Fils, Bensimon, Duveen Brothers, Jules Dennery, Davis Brothers,Charles Sedelmeyer, S. Guiraud, Henri Baudoin, J. Féral, Boudet, Lair Dubreuil, Durand-Ruel. 

000/2236/2: Inventories: Evaluation des Faïences, Grande Vitrine, Salon Rouge.Inventaire Baron Gustave de Rothschild, 23 Avenue Marigny à Paris.  

000/2236/3: Baron Gustave, sundry papers and correspondence concerning collections.

Gustave de Rothschild, photographs, n.d.

000/1567, 1 item

Photograph of Gustave de Rothschild (1829-1911). 

Gustave de Rothschild, sundry papers, n.d.

000/1991, 1 item

Amateur unframed watercolour of Gustave Samuel James de Rothschild (1829-1911) talking to jockey in Rothschild colours. 

Gustave de Rothschild, sundry papers, n.d.

000/2145, 1 item

Design for a ceiling tile for library of Gustave de Rothschild, (Projet de plafond de la biblioteque de l'hotel de Gustave de Rothschild).