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Gifts and bequests

Find out more about some of the generous bequests and gifts to the Gallery by individual Friends below, and view their individual image galleries.

Victor Thompson Bequest 

Vic was a Friends committee member and bequeathed his collection of works by Barker of Bath to the Gallery through the Friends.

Image: Barker Thomas, Lansdown Gardens, bequeathed by Victor Thompson.

Lutz and Pamela Haber Bequests 

Lutz and Pamela were Friends. Lutz bequeathed £20,000, enabling the purchase of public access storage for works on paper. A changing selection of 84 prints, drawings and watercolours can be viewed. On Pamela's death, Lutz' picture by Paul Klee, along with other works of art, came to the Gallery. Pamela bequeathed a substantial sum of money, part of which purchased high quality showcases for the Carr collection of 500 Georgian glasses.

Image: Storage for works on paper in lower gallery, a Lutz Haber bequest purchase

Rebecca Dunn and Peter Lewis gift 

Rebecca and Peter purchased, from the annual Bath Society of Artists exhibition in the Gallery, the oil painting of the demolition of Churchill House by Gerald Cains and gifted it to the Gallery.

Image: Cains Gerald, Churchill House, Bath (Demolition), 2007, from Rebecca Dunn and Peter Lewis.

Dr Sheila Day bequest 

Sheila Day, a local doctor, bequeathed over 20 contemporary pictures, sculptures and ceramic pieces to the Friends. Read more here.

Image: Davie Alan, For a Happy Moon Day, Sheila Day bequest