Tate, Henry

BUSINESS MAN (ENGLAND)
BORN 11 Mar 1819, Chorley, Lancashire - DIED 5 Dec 1899
GRAVE LOCATION London: West Norwood Cemetery, Norwood High Street, Norwood (square 38/39, grave 19897)

Henry Tate was a succesful sugar merchant. In 1872 he bought the patent to produes sugar cubes from Eugen Langen and in 1874 he moved to London. From there Tate's Cube Sugar soon became well known in the world and Tate became a millionaire.

In 1889 he offered his collection of 65 paintings to the State on the condition that they would be displayed, but initially it was refused. After he also provided the money to house it his gift was accepted. In 1897 the Tate Gallery in London was opened on the spot of the former Millbank Prison. Among the initial paintings was "The Lady of Shalott" by John Waterhouse. In 1898 he received a baronetcy.

Sources
• Greenwood, Peter, Who's buried where in England, Constable, London, 1982
Henry Tate - Wikipedia

Images

The mausoleum of Henry Tate at West Norwood Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (19 Mar 2006)

 


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Published: 8 May 2009
Last update: 8 May 2009