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David David-Weill (1871–1952)
David David-Weill (1871–1952)

David David-Weill was an American-born French banker and chairman of his family’s bank, Lazard Frères, in Paris. He was born in San Francisco on August 30, 1871. He was a philanthropist and serious art collector who eventually bequeathed more than two thousand artworks to French and American museums. David-Weill was president of the council of French national museums and vice president of the Friends of the Louvre. He collected broadly, including French eighteenth-century art, Chinese bronzes (which he donated to the Musée Guimet), and cloisonné objects (which he donated to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs). He died in Neuilly on February 7, 1952.


Donations de D. David-Weill aux musées français: Orangerie des Tuileries, 6 mai–7 juin (Paris: Éditions des musées nationaux, 1953).