Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue
George Salting (1835-1909), Art collector and benefactor
his extraordinary wealth and his personal miserliness gave rise to many stories of his having ‘paid sixpence for his tea, or three shillings for a dinner on the same day that he had bought a picture for £5,000’. 
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1) ‘The trustees of the National Gallery were allowed to select his pictures, and those of the British Museum his prints and drawings, while the Victoria and Albert Museum was the recipient of all his other collections (more than 2500 objects).’ Coppel 2004.
2) Coppel 2004.
Referencesback to topCoppell 2004
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Griffiths, A.V., Landmarks in Print Collecting, London, 1996.
Holmes, Sir C.J., Self and Partners (Mostly Self), London, 1936.
O’Donoghue, F., Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, 5 vols, London, 1908–22 (and vol.6, H.M. Hake, Supplement and indexes, 1925).
Read, C.H., ‘George Salting’, Burlington Magazine, no.83, February 1910, pp.248–51 (obits).
Read, C.H., ‘Salting, George (1835–1909)’, DNB, London, 1912.
Who Was Who 1972
Who Was Who, vol.6, A Companion to Who’s Who Containing the Biographies of Those Who Died During the Decade 1961–1970, 1st ed., London, 1972.
Williamson, P., ed., European Sculpture in the V&A, London, 1996.