Sir Maurice Rosenheim (Biographical details)

Sir Maurice Rosenheim (collector; merchant/tradesman; British; Male; 1852 - 1922)

Also known as

Rosenheim, Maurice


68 Belsize Park Gardens, Hampstead, London N10 (1911); 18 Belsize Park Gardens (1912 and 1921).


Wine merchant; collector jointly with his older brother Max (q.v.), of paintings, drawings and other works of art. They had a shared library with a book-plate referring to both of them. Much of their collection was sold posthumously at six sales at Sotheby's in 1923.
1) 30th April - 4th May 1923; medals, plaquettes, and coins (816 lots).
2) 2nd May 1923: prints and drawings (157 lots)
3) 3rd-4th May 1923: porcelain and pottery (344 lots).
4) 7th-8th May 1923: engraved ornament (363 lots).
5) 9th-10th May 1923: prints, manuscripts and books (571 lots)
6) 9th-11th May 1923: seals, rings, jewellery, cameos, etc. (497 lots).
Rosenheim had previously presented jointly with Henry Oppenheimer (q.v.) several ancient South Arabian antiquities from the collection of the late Colonel W.F. Prideaux (q.v.) to the Museum in 1915.
The book-plate (ex-libris) collection remained in the family until 1932 when it was presented to the Museum by Mrs Theodore Rosenheim.


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