Loeb Danish Ardt Collection - page 238

a Christian. Nevertheless, it was his Jewish father’s footsteps in which Carl Joachim followed, ultimately
establishing an even greater name in the world of commerce and government than had his father Joseph
and grandfather Calmer Hambro. Though Joseph had certainly laid the groundwork for the Hambro bank-
ing fame, it was son Carl Joachim who established himself as a more traditional banker at London’s Old
Broad Street Number

, the true beginning of the Hambro banking business in England.
Joseph would probably note with approval that the Øregaard estate, which he bought for Carl Joachim,
his wife, Caroline (née Gostenhofer), and their four sons, is now the Øregaard Museum in Copenhagen’s
suburb, Hellerup, for Joseph had a great interest in art. In his latter years he traveled extensively, making vis-
its to artists he admired such as Bertel Thorvaldsen in Rome, and contributing signi
fi
cantly toward the
building of Thorvaldsen’s Museum in Copenhagen. Joseph Hambro died in Copenhagen at the age of
sixty-eight.
Coincidentally, the Hambro family is distantly related to the John L. Loeb Jr. family through the Levy
family of Hamburg, Germany. The family name of John Loeb’s great-grandfather, Adolph Lewisohn, was
originally Levy in Hamburg. One branch of the Levys changed the Levy name to Lewisohn and another
branch changed the name from Levy to Hambro (after Hamburg). Much of the famous Lewisohn art col-
lection is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
B.H.

]
FIG. A
C.A. Jensen
Portrait of Joseph Hambro
(
‒
)
, 
Oil on canvas,

x
⅔
in. (

x

cm). The Copenhagen
Stock Exchange.
FIG. B
C.A. Jensen
Portrait of Joseph Hambro,

Oil on canvas,
x
⅓
in. (

.
x

.
cm), Schultz no.

,
present owner unknown.
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