Collection of thirteen books by Various artists

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Details

Acquired in:
1992
Bequeathed by:
George Holt through The Art Fund

Betjeman, 'Ghastly Good Taste...',1933,1977. W.Blake 'Poetry and Prose' 1927. B & N Parker 'Cinderella at the Zoo' circa 1920. H.Rathbone 'The Poetry of Birds..' 1833. Save Britain's Heritage 'The Agony of Georgian Liverpool'. F & B Upton, 7 childrens books,1896. Part of a collection of 297 works distributed to 11 public collections including 3 in Liverpool. A connoisseur and patron of the arts on Merseyside, and a generous supporter of the Art Fund, George Paimer Holt (1910-1990) played an influential role in the management of the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and was a Trustee of the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside at the end of his life. As a member of the leading Liverpool ship-owning family who founded the Blue Funnel Line and the grandson of Liverpool's First Lord Mayor, he was able to present very effectively the case for the arts to the business community on Merseyside.

Provenance

George Holt.

Venue details

Liverpool Central Library and Archive William Brown Street, LIVERPOOL Merseyside L3 8EW 0151 233 3069 www.liverpool.gov.uk/libraries

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