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THE REMARKABLE COLLECTIONS OF ISAAC and MOËSE de CAMONDO. From Constantinople to Paris and the Parc Monceau. Deborah Lambert Thursday 21 February 2019

In late 19th century Paris, two cousins, Jewish immigrants from Constantinople, amassed remarkable collections of art. One left his collection to the Louvre, including world - famous works like L' Absinthe by Degas, the other left his house and collection - one of the most important collections of 18th century French decorative art anywhere in the world - to the State, as a museum and as a lasting memorial to his son. This is an extraordinary story of a family dynasty, money, art, social behaviour, obsession and tragedy.

https://jewishstudies.washington.edu/arts-culture/ottoman-jew-in-paris-moise-de-camondo/

Image:  Still Life by Paul Cezanne

About the lecturer:

Deborah Lambert is a freelance art historian and lecturer. After reading for an MA in the History of Art at the Courtauld Institute, London University, she became an arts administrator.  In 1978 she joined Christie’s Education, part of Christie’s Auctioneers, as tutor, lecturer and academic director teaching fine and decorative art history. From 2006 until stepping down in September 2015, Deborah was Curator of the Schroder Collection, an important private art collection, and she now concentrates on her freelance lecturing and research.

Deborah has lectured to a variety of organisations in the United Kingdom and abroad, and for over 20 years appeared on BBC Television’s Antiques Roadshow as a furniture specialist.