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Harcourt-Smith, Cecil, Sir

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    Full Name: Harcourt-Smith, Cecil, Sir

    Other Names:

    • Sir Cecil Harcourt-Smith

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1859

    Date Died: 1944

    Place Born: Staines, Surrey, England, UK

    Place Died: Stoatley Bramley, Surrey, England, UK

    Home Country/ies: United Kingdom

    Subject Area(s): archaeology


    Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, archaeologist. Early on he encouraged the son of a family friend, Trenchard Cox, then a Cambridge student, to seriously consider art museum work (Cox later became a director of the V&A). He retired in 1924 and was succeeded by Eric Maclagan.


    The Makers of Classical Archaeology: A Reference Work. New York: Humanity Books, 2000 pp. 141-42.


    "Harcourt-Smith, Cecil, Sir." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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