A scion of a storied French banking family, Eric de Rothschild, like many of his predecessors, works in finance and lives in Paris, having rebuilt the family enterprise with fellow descendents. In addition to managing Chateau Lafite Rothschild, he has served as chairman of the Shoah Memorial in Paris since 2001. Rothschild’s collection focuses on Old Masters and modern and contemporary art, with works by Girardon and Marsy and a number of contemporary artists.

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Eric de Rothschild

Paris and Pauillac, France

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Old Masters, modern and contemporary art

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Eric de Rothschild made controversy and headlines in 2015 when he set out to sell two celebrated Rembrandt portraits that had been in his family since 1877. They went to the Louvre and Rijksmuseum for almost $180 million, according to a report in the New York Times.