Dorothy Mathilde de Rothschild (1895-1988)

At home, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire
16 April 1977

‘Dolly’ de Rothschild was an English philanthropist who, with her husband, James (‘Jimmy’) de Rothschild, heir to the French branch of the banking family, was a longtime supporter of Israel. She facilitated her husband's gift of funds to build the Knesset, funded the artwork to be housed there and presented a new Supreme Court building.

A private person who did not like to be photographed, the present portrait was highly prized by her cousin, Lord Victor de Rothschild.

Photo © National Portrait Gallery, London

Photo © National Portrait Gallery, London