The Elector of Hesse entrusting Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1743-1812) with his Treasure
Moritz Daniel Oppenheim (Hanau 1800 - Frankfurt 1882)
Art / Oil paintings
1820 - 1882
Oil on canvas
660 x 815 mm
Place of origin
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Ascott Estate, Buckinghamshire
Oil painting on canvas, The Elector of Hesse entrusting Mayer Amschel Rothschild with his Treasure by Moritz Daniel Oppenheim (Hanau 1800 - Frankfurt 1882). An interior scene depicting the home and premises of Mayer Amschel Rothschild in the Judengasse, Frankfurt, 1806. Rothschild is depicted at centre with his wife Gutle, neé Schnapper, left, with their youngest daughter, Henriette (later Mrs Abraham Montefiore). Landgraf Wilhelm of Hessen-Kassel stands before Rothschild with his attendant, who deposis his master's coffers. Paired with NT 1535171, these two paintings illustrate the well-known but apocryphal story of the founding of the Rothschild banking firm by Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1743-1812).
Anthony de Rothschild (1887- 1961) by whom given to the National Trust with the house in 1949.
Ascott, The Anthony de Rothschild Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
Moritz Daniel Oppenheim (Hanau 1800 - Frankfurt 1882) , artist
Ascott, Buckinghamshire, Scala, 2008 by John Martin Robinson and others [pictures entries by Karin Wolfe on basis of Gore entries, 1963 with contributions from Alastair Laing] , no. 1