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Slade, Felix

SLADE, FELIX (1790-1868), English art collector and patron, was born at Lambeth, London, in August 1790, the son of Robert Slade, a Surrey landowner, from whom he inherited considerable means. He became widely known as a purchaser of books and engravings, and made a valuable collection of glass. He died unmarried on the 2gth of March 1868, leaving personalty to the value of 160,000. He bequeathed the bulk of his art collection to the British Museum, and 35,000 for the endowment of art professorships, to be known as Slade Professorships, at Oxford, Cambridge, and University College, London. University College received the additional bequest of six art scholarships.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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