A story about Henry Tate and his love of art
During his growth from grocery apprentice to sugar industry giant, Henry Tate discovered a passion for the arts, he amassed an admirable personal collection of paintings and sculptures by renowned artists, when he had too many to host in his own home he bequeathed his collection to the nation and financed the building of a gallery in which to house them.
Bruce Ingman tells the history of the Tate Britain in a simple and fluid narrative with his signature style and humour. A witty and engaging introduction to the story of one of the worlds greatest art galleries.
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