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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

George Salting

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"GEORGE SALTING (1835-1909), British art collector, was born at Sydney, N.S.W., Aug. 15 1835. His father, a Dane, had 1 At that time influenza was raging in the British force.

made a large fortune by sheep-farming and sugar-growing, and on inheriting this Salting devoted himself to collecting, with great taste and discrimination, Chinese porcelain and English and French furniture and pictures. He led a very simple life and was of retiring and somewhat eccentric habits. On his death, which took place in London Dec. 12 1909, it was found that his priceless treasures had been left to the nation. They are now housed in the Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Museum and the National Gallery.

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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'George Salting'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. 1910.

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