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Nathaniel Charles Rothschild

Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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Banker, entomologist and conservationist. After Cambridge Rothschild entered the family bank, N. M. Rothschild, and eventually became its leading partner. But his abiding interest was in natural history. He became the foremost authority on the subject of fleas, publishing about 150 papers and describing over 500 new species, and in 1901 discovered the flea that spread the Black Death in Europe. Rothschild was also passionately concerned with nature protection.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London


Date

1908

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 155.2 x W 99.7 cm

Accession number

6664

Acquisition method

Given by the sitter's daughter, Dame Miriam Louisa Rothschild, 2004

Work type

Painting


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