"Private individuals leave their pictures to the galleries after their death, at times on a generous scale."Dear teachers,
London is famous for its museums and art galleries and they are well worth seeing.
On the north side of Trafalgar Square, famous for its fountains and its large number of pigeons, there stands a long, low building in classic style. This is the National Gallery, which contains Britain's best-known collection of pictures. The collection was begun in 1824, with the purchase of thirty-eight pictures.
Private individuals leave their pictures to the galleries after their death, at times on a generous scale.
Just behind the National Gallery stands the National Portrait Gallery, in which the visitor can see portraits of British kings and queens since the reign of Richard II, and of historical people such as Chaucer and Shakespeare. Many of the pictures are by well-known artists.
The National Gallery of British Art, better known as the Tate Gallery, was given to the nation by a rich sugar merchant, Sir Henry Tate, who had a taste for the fine arts. It overlooks the Thames, not far from the Houses of Parliament. English artists are naturally well represented here, and the Tate also has a range of modern works, including some sculptures by foreign artists. This, of all the London galleries, is the young people's gallery. It has been stated that three-quarters of its visitors are under twenty-five.
The Wallace Collection at Hertford House was formed by Lord Hertford and his half-brother, Sir Richard Wallace. Sir Richard Wallace inherited the collection and, in 1897, his widow gave the collection to the nation. There is here a very fine display of weapons and armour, pottery, miniatures and sculptures. The first floor of the building contains many excellent pictures of famous artists.
A. most of the collections in them are donated by the royal family
B. many of the pictures in them are donated by wealthy individuals
To me neither is correct but the key is B. I donít know why because I canít find the evidence.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Thank you in advance.
Do you not think that individuals who own collections of fine art are likely to be wealthy?
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