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art collector, collector of Dutch and Flemish painting, jeweler
diamond trader; was known for his impressive collection of old master paintings; lent many of his works at the exhibition of old Dutch painters in Paris in 1911; after his death, the collection was auctioned in parts
Nationality/school
French, Czech
acquired French nationality in 1898
Born
Prague 1839-05-25
Deceased
Yvelines (dept.) 1921-09-20
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this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of the jeweler Maurice Porgès (1798-1870); married in 1877 with Anna Wodianer
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Period of activity
1857 - 1921
Active in
  • Parijs 1857 - 1876
    started 'Jules Porgès et Compagnie'
  • Kimberley (Zuid-Afrika) 1876 - 1880
    owned many diamond mines in South Africa; in 1890, most were taken over by the firm Werner, Beit & Co.
  • Parijs 1880 - 1921
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Entered on: 2013-06-07; Modification on: 2017-03-30

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