Edward Solly  

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Edward Solly (25 April 1776 – 2 December 1844) was an English merchant living in Berlin, who amassed an unprecedented collection of Italian Trecento and Quattrocento paintings and outstanding examples of Early Netherlandish painting, at a time when those schools were still largely unappreciated. In 1821 Gustav Waagen assisted the purchase for the new art museum being created at Berlin, of about 3000 works from Solly's collection, 677 of them forming a core of the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin. Solly acquired a second collection during his years in London after 1821.



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