FROM A COLLECTOR’S VISION TO A MUSEUM COLLECTION: EUMORFOPOULOS’S LEGACY AT THE BENAKI MUSEUM – TAASA Review March 2017
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This article was originally found in the March 2017 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 26, Issue 1, Page 10).
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George Manginis I n late February 1927, a letter arrived at the London townhouse of Greek-origin British businessman and collector George Eumorfopoulos (18631939).
It had been sent from Alexandria in Egypt and was signed by Antonis Benakis (18731954), another businessman of the Greek diaspora.
Although they had never met, Benakis had heard from their mutual friend Sir John Home (b...