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date: 20 September 2019

Salting, Georgelocked

(b Sydney, Aug 15, 1835; d London, Dec 12, 1909).
  • Harley Preston


(b Sydney, Aug 15, 1835; d London, Dec 12, 1909).

British collector of Australian birth. He was the younger son of Danish immigrants to New South Wales, his father being a wealthy Sydney business man with agricultural interests. He was educated at Sydney Grammar School and, from 1848, at Eton College, Berks, returning to Sydney in 1853 where he studied classics at Sydney University (1854–7). The family returned to London, and after one term at Balliol College, Oxford University, George travelled with his father to Italy. He visited Rome in 1858 and the following year Florence and Naples, photographing archaeological monuments and visiting museums and galleries. After his father’s death in 1865 he devoted his life and inheritance of some £30,000 per annum to the dedicated collection of art of the highest quality and finest condition while living a life of noted austerity at the Thatched House Club in St James’s, London. Often using expert advice, he acquired Classical antiquities, small-scale sculpture and carvings in various media, Eastern and Western ivories, West Asian and European ceramics (including Italian maiolica, Hispano-Moresque wares, work by ...

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Dictionary of National Biography, 63 vols and suppls (London, 1885–)