Gifts to the Nations: Ludwig Mond’s Art Collections in London and Rome

  • Thomas Adam
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series book series (PMSTH)


The home of the Monds at Winnington Hall at Northwich had already been a salon for travelers from Germany who were visiting the Brunner & Mond Works because they were businessmen and scientists. In the 1880s, that circle was expanded to include scholars, writers, painters, and musicians from Germany and England. Among them was the German composer Max Bruch, who stayed with his family for an extended period at the Mond’s house in 1883/1884; the violinist Hermann Richard Gompertz; Theresa Dabis, a Greek scholar and senior lecturer at the Royal Holloway College in Egham; the poet and literary critic Arthur Symons; the painters Ernst Meister and Sigismund Goetze; and the scientists Sir James Dewar and Sir Norman Lockyer.1 The Jean Paul and Louise Richter were invited personally by Ludwig Mond in the fall of 1883 and joined the Bruch family, spending several weeks at the Mond residence. Louise Richter wrote about their first visit in her autobiographic recollections:


National Gallery Public Memory Survive Family Member Holy Family Renaissance Painting 
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  • Thomas Adam
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  1. 1.University of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA

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