THE Secretary of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine arts was born in Manchester and educated in Maidstone Grammar School. After filling a post as museum assistant, and holding the appointment of curator of the Holburne Art Museum at Bath, he was brought to Glasgow in 1900 to succeed the late Mr. Robert Walker at the Art Institute. Mr. Bate is an enthusiastic collector of 18th century furniture and old English glass; he is a student of genealogy and heraldry, and no unskilled designer of book-bindings in illuminated vellum. He is also the author of articles and brochures on such artistic subjects as the pre-Raphaelite painters, English table glass, and the future of oil-painting.

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