"A Retired Financier": Henri Louis Bischoffsheim (Men of the Day, no. 125) -- Vanity Fair, March 4, 1876. James Jacques Tissot.

"A Retired Financier": Henri Louis Bischoffsheim (Men of the Day, no. 125) -- Vanity Fair, March 4, 1876

London: Vincent Brooks Day & Son, Lith. 1876. 1 chromolithographed print 38 x 26 cm. signed JTJ; from a drawing by James Jacques Tissot. Without the leaf of biographical text. Henri Louis Bischoffsheim (1829-1908) was a prominent Dutch financier of the house of Bischoffsheimand Goldschmidt, who became a British citizen in 1867. His wife, Clarissa Bischoffsheim, led a social circle from their mansion, Bute House in South Audley Street (now the Egyptian Embassy). They collected art, including her portrait by Sir John Everett Millais. After his retirement from business they were active philanthropists: the Jews' Free School; the council of the Anglo-Jewish Association; the Roumanian Committee; the Jewish Convalescent Home, Hampstead; and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. He founded and owned the Metropolitan Hospital Ambulances, which provided first aid in parts of London; paid for the construction of the children's wing in the Jewish Convalescent Home; and founded the Daneswood Sanatorium at Woburn Sands, Bedfordshire, for Jewish consumptives. In Near Fine- Condition: minor foxing in margins; otherwise, clean and bright. Near Fine -. Item #004939

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