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Dale Kent, professor of history at UC Riverside, describes how Lorenzo de' Medici, a "ruthless" collector, built the Medici family art collection.
David Alan Brown, curator of Italian painting at the National Gallery of Art, discusses how banker-collectors fit into the art world.
Edgar Munhall, the curator emeritus of the Frick Collection, uses a portrait of D. David-Weill, standing in his art gallery, to appreciate the banker's collection.
Art historian Pippa Shirley explains millionaire art collector Ferdinand de Rothschild's motivations for donating the bulk of his collection to the public on the event of his death in 1898.
Manuel Gonzalez, former executive director of the Chase Art Program, shows off some of the art in the lobby of Chase Bank's new Brooklyn branch to prove that corporate art is more than decoration.
Corporate finance adviser Charles Sebag-Montefiore looks at how the Baring banking family, which helped issue bonds for the Louisiana Purchase, began accumulating wealth and art.
Art history scholar Daniella Ben-Arie discusses the relocation of Dutch merchant banker, patron, and art collector Henry Hope to 1790s London.
Richard Sylla, economics professor at New York University's Stern School of Business, shares the history of the House of Medici, a banking dynasty in 14th century Italy.
Robert Skwirblies, a Ph.D. candidate at the Freie Universität, Berlin, describes how church and state brought early Renaissance paintings from art collector Edward Solly to Germany's capital city.
Everett Fahy, chairman emeritus of the Department of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art , describes how the New York art scene, including public museums, depended on the later art purchases of J.P. Morgan.
Everett Fahy, chairman emeritus of the Department of European Paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, faults former head of Lehman Brothers Robert Lehman for blindly collecting paintings from the School of Paris.
Scholar Jeannie Chapel describes the curation of the Hope House, a private gallery in Amsterdam, and the art collection of Hope&Co.'s John Hope.