Sir Henry Tate
Sir Thomas Brock, K.C.B., R.A. 1847-1922
Tate Library, Brixton, London
Sir Henry Tate (1819-1899), the sugar magnate and patron of the arts, gave the National Gallery of British Art (now Tate Britain) to the nation in 1897. An "association of gentlemen" commissioned a bronze bust of Tate and presented it to the new gallery "in recognition of Henry Tate's services to British art" in 1898. A replica was commissioned by Lady Tate and unveiled by her outside the Tate Central Library in Brixton on 11 October 1905 (see Sankey 134).
Photographs and text kindly provided by John Sankey, whose copyright they remain.
Text by Jacqueline Banerjee.