Characters - Alphabetical
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Miss Adams One of the librarians.
Lord Amherst The keeper of Caxton's compilations.
Simon Bening Flemish painter and manuscript illuminator.
Samuel Bennet A journalist.
Bernard Berenson A writer and a curator.
Mary Berenson Bernard Berenson's wife.
Sarah Bernhardt French actress.
Napoleon Bonaparte French general and emperor.
Sandro Botticelli Italian painter.
Sarah Hopkins Bradford American head teacher, writer and biographer.
Diamond Jim Brady Mr. Morgan's acquaintance.
Elizabeth B. Browning English poet, author.
Andrew Carnegie American businessman and philanthropist.
Giulio Gatti Casazza The Metropolitan Opera Director.
William Caxton English merchant, diplomat, writer and printer.
Paul Cézanne French painter.
Caspar Purdon Clark The director of the Metropolitan Museum.
Frank Costelloe Mrs. Berenson's first husband.
Rachel Costelloe Bernard Berenson's stepdaughter.
Lucas Cranach German Renaissance painter and printmaker in woodcut.
Antonello da Messina Italian Renaissance painter.
Leonardo da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath.
Macrino d'Alba Artist from Italy.
Gerard David Early Netherland painter.
Aline Caroline de Rothschild French socialite.
Elsie de Wolfe Anne Morgan's friend.
Charles Dickens English writer and social critic.
Frederick Douglass African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer.
Anthony J. Drexel American banker played a role in the rise of modern global finance.
W. E. B. Du Bois American sociologist, historian, philosopher, social critic, writer.
Marcel Duchamp French painter and sculptor.
Isadora Duncan Belle's new friend.
George Durlacher A prominent dealer and curator.
Henry Duveen Joseph Duveen's brother.
Joseph Duveen A well-known art dealer.
Lord Elgin Took the statues from the Acropolis in Athens to London.
Fedor Encke A German painter.
Joseph Fitzhenry One of dealers and curators.
Gramma Fleet Belle's grandmother.
Jean-Honoré Fragonard French painter.
Piero della Francesca Italian painter and mathematician.
Francesco Francia Italian painter.
Mary Garden Scottish opera singer.
Isabella S. Gardner American art collector, philanthropist, patron of the arts.
Marjorie Gould Anthony Drexel's wife.
P. G. Grant One of Belle's new acquaintances.
Ulysses S. Grant 18th president of the United States.
Belle da Costa Greene The colored personal librarian to J. P. Morgan.
Richard Greener Genevieve's husband.
Amy Phipps Guest One of Belle's acquaintances.
Johannes Gutenberg German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer and publisher.
Mrs. Hamilton One of Belle's acquaintances.
Warren G. Harding 29th president of the United States.
Ethel Harrison Bernard Berenson's friend.
Paul César Helleu French portrait artist.
Laura Coombs Hills American painter.
Robert Hoe A master carpenter and machinist in the United States.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Richard Greener's friend.
Archer Huntington Philanthropist and art patron.
Collis Huntington Arabella's husband.
Henry Huntington The California railroad tycoon.
Gertrude Hyde Belle's dear friend.
Theodore Irwin A composer.
Robert Johnson A priest.
Lady Johnstone One of Mr. J.P. Morgan's mistresses.
Rudyard Kipling English short-story writer, poet, and novelist.
Gustav Klimt Austrian symbolist painter.
Jared Leto American actor.
Mrs. de A. Lydig Mrs. Berenson's acquaintance.
William Main A white chemistry professor.
Thomas Malory English writer, author of ''Le Morte d'Arthur''.
Andrea Mantegna Italian Renaissance painter.
Bessie Marbury A literary agent and producer.
Dr. James Markoe The family friend and physician of the Morgans.
Charlotte Martins Esteemed head of purchasing for the library.
Henri Matisse French artist.
William Gibbs McAdoo American lawyer and statesman.
Miss McKenna One of the librarians.
Mr. McKim A designer.
William McKinley 25th president of the United States.
Hans Memling A 15th century German / Flemish painter.
Harold Mestre A young banker.
Anne Morgan One of Mr. J. P. Morgan's daughters.
J. P. Morgan Junius' uncle.
Juliet Morgan One of Mr. J. P. Morgan's daughters.
Junius Morgan A banker. Associate librarian.
Louise Morgan One of Mr. J. P. Morgan's daughters.
Mrs. Morgan Mr. J. P. Morgan's wife.
Evelyn Nesbit American model and actress.
Leo Olschki A book dealer.
Arnold Pannartz German cleric who was one of the first users of the printing press.
Pietro Perugino Italian Renaissance painter of the Umbrian school.
Mrs. Phipps One of Belle's acquaintances.
John Pierpont Jr. Mr. J. P. Morgan's son. aka: Jack.
Rene Piot An artist.
Alfred Pollard The British Museum's head of print and rare books.
Mr. Pryce Mr. Morgan's acquaintance.
Bernard Quaritch One of the most pre-eminent booksellers.
Charles Read Mr. Morgan's acquaintance.
Charles H. Read The keeper of the British Museum and Mediaeval Antiquities.
Mr. Richardson The head librarian.
John D. Rockefeller American business magnate and philanthropist.
Auguste Rodin French sculptor.
Theodore Roosevelt American conservationist served as the 26th president of U. S.
William Rothenstein British painter, printmaker, draughtsman, lecturer and writer on art.
Lillian Russell American actress and singer.
Miss Scott One of the librarians.
Jacques Seligmann One of the most important antiquarians and art dealers in Paris.
William Shakespeare English playwright and poet.
George B. Shaw Irish playwright.
Arthur Banks Skinner Director of the museum.
Mr. Smythson A fine arts dealer.
Edward Steichen American photographer, artist and curator.
Alfred Steiglitz Mr. Steichen's partner in thr gallery.
Charles Sumner Richard Greener's friend.
Conrad Sweynheym German cleric who was one of the first users of the printing press.
Mr. Taylor Belle's new acquaintance.
Paul Tennant Belle's new acquaintance.
Mary Church Terrell African American educator and activist.
Ellen Terry One of Belle's new acquaintances.
George Thaw A reporter from New York Times.
Harry Thaw Ex-husband of Evelyn Nesbit.
Domenico Tintoretto Italian painter.
Shawn Toovey American actor.
Vincent van Gogh Dutch post-impressionist painter.
George W. Vanderbilt II American art collector.
Gabriele Veneziano Italian physicist.
Paolo Veronese Italian painter of the Renaissance.
Booker T. Washington American educator and adviser to several presidents of U.S.
George Washington 1st president of the United States.
Ida B. Wells American journalist.
Edith Wharton American novelist, short story writer, designer.
Phillis Wheatley American poet.
Stanford White An architect.
Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet.
Robert Wilkinson The esteemed collector had a passion for books and manuscript.
George Williamson One of dealers and curators.
Woodrow Wilson 28th president of the United States.
Samuel Yardley Belle's acquaintance.
Adelaide Genevieve's sister-in-law.
Aeneas A Trojan hero.
Apollo God in Greek and later Roman mythology.
Arabella Archer Huntington's mother.
Artemis Greek deity.
Bellini One of Belle's uncles.
Catherine II Empress of Russia. Known as Catherine the Great.
Charles Katrina's brother.
Charles I The King of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
Clafton Uncle Mozart's son.
Edwards A man who purchase and sale an Italian Renaissance artwork.
Estrelle Nancy's great-great aunt.
Ethel One of Belle's sisters.
Evelyn One of Belle's close friends.
Genevieve Belle's mother.
Giotto Italian painter and architect.
Horace Genevieve and Richard's first child.
James One of Belle's uncles.
Jessie Jack Morgan's wife.
Jonathan Katrina's acquaintance.
Junius 2 Mr. J. P. Morgan's father.
Junius 3 Jack Morgan's son.
Katrina One of Belle's close friends.
King Mr. J. P. Morgan's business secretary.
King Arthur A legendary British leader.
Louis XIV King of France and Navarra, from 1643 to 1715.
Louise One of Belle's sisters.
Marie A French maid.
Minerva Genevieve's sister.
Mozart One of Belle's uncles.
Nancy Belle's acquaintance.
Niobe Mythological figure, daughter of Tantalus.
Odysseus Legendary Greek king of Ithaca.
Rembrandt Dutch painter and etcher.
Russell Belle's brother.
Theodora Belle's youngest sister. aka: Teddy.
Virgil Ancient Roman poet.