That is how the National Gallery came to personal so many very rare works from the Late Middle Ages and Early Renaissance intervals. In 1823 a collector referred to as Sir George Beaumont provided to give his famous collection of paintings to the British Government to begin a public art gallery. In 1824 one other famous collection of work was on sale.
NGA officers stated that the Tower Galleries would in all probability home fashionable art, and the creation of a distinct “Rothko Room” was attainable. In January 1937, Mellon formally provided to create the brand new Gallery. On his birthday, 24 March 1937, an Act of Congress accepted the collection and constructing funds (supplied by way of the Trust), and accredited the construction of a museum on the National Mall. Pittsburgh banker (and Treasury Secretary from 1921 until 1932) Andrew W. Mellon began gathering a personal assortment of old … Read More