13th December 1913 (Saturday)

BORN TODAY: in Belgravia, London, England, to Major-General Richard Pope-Hennessy and Dame Una – Sir John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire  (CBE), Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (FSA), scholar of Italian Renaissance Art, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Director of the British Museum, Head of European Painting at the  New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, Professor at the New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, honorary citizen of Florence and owner of a “large porphyry table” [Wikipedia].


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