Sir Otto Beit (Biographical details)

Sir Otto Beit (collector; British; Male; 1865 - 1930)

Also known as

Beit, Otto

Biography

KCMG. Younger brother of Alfred Beit (q.v.); fortune from the South African diamond business. Collector and donor to the British Museum and the National Gallery, London; contributed £250 towards purchases at the Rosenheim sale [q.v.] in 1923, and at later sales. Knighted in 1920 for his services to charity

Bibliography

Christie's London 10.vi.1999