By Tiebreaker

Elie van Rijckevorsel, A Portrait in Bronze ...

Elie van Rijckevorsel (1845-1928) was a controversial member of the famous Van Rijckevorsel family in Rotterdam and the surrounding area. He not only traveled extensively in Europe but also undertook expeditions to the Dutch East Indies, South Africa, Brazil and the USA. travels such as weapons and clothing. These formed the basis for the collection of the former Mudeum for Land and Ethnology, nowadays called the World Museum and also located at the Veerhaven. After his death, Elie van Rijckevorsel left no children behind. He donated his assets to the Erasmus Foundation, founded in 1911.

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