Art: Sargent Gallery

Sir Joseph Duveen again presented the Tate gallery, London, with a new wing. This time, it is to be known as the "Sargent Gallery" and is specially designed to house the nucleus of a collection of paintings by the American, John Singer Sargent. The Tate Gallery presented by Sir Henry Tate in 1890, as an auxilliary to the National Gallery. Not only did he provide the £80,000 needed for the new building, but also collection of 65 modern British pictures to go in it. The founder on the inscription on the building, refers to its own...

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