Donations 2010 – 2019

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In 2015, the Friends contributed (£6,064) towards the purchase of The Musicians embroidered panel by Selwyn Image and (£286) towards the costs of the display.Portrait of Captain Henry Skillicorne – purchased for £6,820 by the Friends in 2015.Pipe in leather case, with paper insert, formerly belonging to Dr Edward Adrian Wilson, dated 1900 – purchased for £5,000 by the Friends in 2016.A printed copy of an address delivered to King George IV by Charles Marshall, Master of the Ceremonies, when the King's carriage paused at Cheltenham during a journey on Friday 14 September 1821. Above the address is a printed caricature drawing of Charles Marshall presenting the address to His Majesty. The address and the caricature are adhered to a backing paper, possibly part of a scrapbook. On the reverse are adhered three humorous printed tidbits from journals, accompanied by hand coloured printed illustrations. These are undated but appear to be from the early 19th century.  This item was purchased by the Friends in 2016 along with a portrait of James King, Master of the Ceremonies at a combined cost of £226.An oval shaped etching of James King, Master of the Ceremonies at Cheltenham between 1801 - 1816.  Probably published 1789.  This item was purchased by the Friends in 2016 along with a printed copy of an address delivered to King George IV at a combined cost of £226.In 2018, the Friends purchased (£465) a letter written by King George III from Cheltenham.A personal letter from Queen Charlotte to her close friend Lady Courtown, regarding the King's and Queen's future visit to Cheltenham and requesting that three pews should be reserved for the royal party at Cheltenham parish church.  Written from Windsor and dated 29th June 1788.  Bears a small circular paper stamp in the bottom right hand corner, relating to the Rawlings Collection, a previous owner of the letter.  This was purchased by the Friends in 2019 for £1,870.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see a list of all the items given by, or purchased with the assistance of, the Friends of Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, and other contributions to the work of the Museum click here.