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Art historians


125 People in group

Sir Christopher John White

Sir Christopher John White

1930-
Art historian; Director of the Ashmolean Museum
Sitter in 1 portrait
Carl Winter

Carl Winter

1906-1966
Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Rudolf Wittkower

1901-1971
Art historian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Christopher Wood

Christopher Wood

1941-2009
Art dealer and historian
Sitter in 1 portrait
George Zarnecki

George Zarnecki

1915-2008
Art historian
Sitter in 1 portrait

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