Bromley House Library, a historic Grade II* listed subscription library, built in 1752, has agreed that they will accept a loan of our School's painting and bust of Anthony John Mundella, and display them in their lovely Georgian town house in the centre of Nottingham.
The beautifully framed painting is by the artist Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope (1857-1940).
In recognition of Mundella's work for the poor, a marble bust was commissioned. The bust, presented to Mundella's widow upon his death in 1897, was paid for by the subscription of eighty thousand factory workers of Mine and Mundella, chiefly women and children, in grateful acknowledgment of her husband's services, and is the work of Sir Edgar Boehm.
Though the bust is in relative good condition and may simply require cleaning, the painting and its frame are in very poor condition. Restoration of the painting, frame and bust is estimated to cost in the region of £1,300.
Bromley House is in the process of funding the repair of its own collection of Nottingham paintings and is, unfortunately, not in a position to meet this cost.
Can we get together to raise the cost of restoration?
As the Library is a charity, donations to the Mundella Appeal qualify for Gift Aid. If you are a tax payer and you gift aid your donation, an additional 28p in the pound comes to Bromley House Library to support the Mundella Appeal at no extra cost to you. If you are a higher rate tax payer, you can claim the payment (plus 25% of it, being the tax you paid at the basic rate) as a deduction from your income in calculating your higher rate liability.
A Gift Aid form can be printed out from the link below. Any contribution will be hugely appreciated.
on behalf of the Bromley House Library Mundella Picture Restoration Appeal December 2009.
If you wish to donate by cheque or Direct Debit, please use the Gift Aid Form.