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(Nathaniel Mayer) Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild

(1910-1990), Zoologist and public servant

Sitter in 8 portraits
Victor Rothschild studied at Cambridge University, where he was a member of the Apostles society and was friends with Guy Burges and Anthony Blunt. He inherited his title in 1937 on the death of his uncle, Walter Rothschild. During World War II Rothschild worked for MI5, in charge of its counter-sabotage section. After the war he joined the zoology department at Cambridge, where he remained for twenty years. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1953. Rothschild served as chairman of the Agricultural Research Council from 1948 to 1958 and as head of research at Royal Dutch-Shell from 1961 to 1970. He sat as a Labour peer in the House of Lords.

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(Nathaniel Mayer) Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild, by Bern Schwartz - NPG P1249

(Nathaniel Mayer) Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild

by Bern Schwartz
dye transfer print, 19 November 1976
NPG P1249

(Nathaniel Mayer) Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14194

(Nathaniel Mayer) Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1946?
NPG x14194

(Nathaniel Mayer) Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x172039

(Nathaniel Mayer) Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild

by Bassano Ltd
quarter-plate film negative, 23 March 1965
NPG x172039

(Nathaniel Mayer) Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x172040

(Nathaniel Mayer) Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild

by Bassano Ltd
quarter-plate film negative, 23 March 1965
NPG x172040

(Nathaniel Mayer) Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x172041

(Nathaniel Mayer) Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild

by Bassano Ltd
quarter-plate film negative, 23 March 1965
NPG x172041

(Nathaniel Mayer) Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x172042

(Nathaniel Mayer) Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild

by Bassano Ltd
quarter-plate film negative, 23 March 1965
NPG x172042

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