Appeals

Currently we have no appeals in progress as we are working on other projects, but here are some of those we have successfully run in recent years.

Farnley Book of Birds

When the Farnley Book of Birds was put up for sale by the owners of Farnley Hall in 1985, a public appeal secured £24,000 towards the purchase price of £223,000. Turner visited Walter Fawkes at Farnley Hall on a number of occasions and created some studies of birds especially for his volume of ornithology. The Turner studies were detached from the book and shown in an exhibition that toured to Tate Britain.

Rodin’s Age of Bronze

A cast of Rodin’s Age of Bronze was commissioned from the artist by the Beckett family for their home in Leeds. When this came on the market in 1994, Leeds Art Fund raised a considerable sum to support the acquisition.

Industry on Victoria Memorial on Woodhouse Moor

The repair of the figure of Industry on the Victoria Memorial by Sir George Frampton on Woodhouse Moor, was funded through a campaign run by Leeds Art Fund in memory of our former Chair, Ben Read, a noted sculpture historian. The figure was toppled from its position and had a large gash on the head. The repairs were undertaken by Rupert Harris.

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