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 Charteris, Hon Evan Edward

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Hon Evan Edward Charteris, K.C., Kt. (1864-1940), was brother of the 10th Earl of Wemyss.
He was a barrister with a London residence at 96A Mount Street, W1. He was Chairman of the Trustees of the National Portrait Gallery from 1928, Chairman of the Tate Gallery 1934-1940, a Trustee of National Gallery 1932-1939, and of the Wallace Collection, and Chairman of the Standing Commission on Museums and Galleries. He married late in life, in 1930, to Lady Dorothy, widow of Lord Edward Arthur Grosvenor. The paintings in their house at 118 Eaton Square were mostly 18th century British and 19th century French pictures. Charteris was among the lenders to the Royal Academy 1935-36 Chinese Art exhibition.

Published sources
Whitaker’s ‘Peerage’, 1927, p.591
‘Who Was Who’, 1929-40, p.242-243.

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Collector, Hon. Evan Charteris

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