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Sister Wendy Beckett's Collection on Sale at TEFAF Maastricht with Thomas Heneage Art Books

 25/03/2019

 

TV art historian and nun, Sister Wendy Beckett who gained fame during the 1990’s for presenting her BBC documentaries on the history of art, amassed a considerable collection of rare books and artworks. Over the years, despite living by humble means with no regular income, her impressive collection had grown considerably with the help of kind donations. Much of this was acquired from ABA member Thomas Heneage Art Books. 

 

In December 2018 Sister Wendy passed away and the entirety of her collection was purchased by Thomas Heneage, who had grown to know her quite well. Many of the items that are considered to hold little value were divided for donation and taken to be sold at TEFAF Maastricht