From Fertiliser to Fine Art :
Alfred De Pass (1861 - 1952) 50 years of philanthropy.
This lecture surveys the art donations made by the extraordinary philanthropist Alfred De Pass (1861 – 1952) whose generosity to the galleries and museums of the UK has enriched the nation’s artistic heritage but has mainly gone unrecognised. For nearly 50 years he donated not just paintings but drawings, prints, ceramics, bronze sculptures, furniture and coins to many art galleries and museums in the South West including Falmouth, Truro, Plymouth and Bristol. This lecture highlights of the paintings and drawings from these collections along side his donations made to the National Gallery, The Tate and The National Portrait gallery.