Tuesday 7 May 2019. Catherine Wallace on ‘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.

The Lady of Shalott- Waterhouse

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 presents highlights of the paintings and drawings from these collections alongside the donations he made to the National Gallery, The Tate and The National Portrait gallery.






Catherine Wallace holds a degree in Fine Art from Canterbury College of Art, and a Masters from St Andrews. Curator of Falmouth Art Gallery 1993-2000. Organised exhibitions including Women Artists in Cornwall 1880-1940 , and on Thomas Cooper Gotch and Henry Scott Tuke. Has lectured to the Friends of Penlee House Gallery, Friends of Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery and the Royal Institution of Cornwall.

Publications:  Catching the Light: The Art and Life of Henry Scott Tuke 1858–1929 (2008).