Also Walter was a younger follower of the policy on church patronage of the arts pioneered by Bishop George Bell when dean of Canterbury. Bell retired two or three years after Walter's appointment to Chichester.
Of course Walter was much richer than Bell, and had a substantial art collection as a result of his money, and not just because he knew painters like Sutherland. Such artists require money as well as friendship before they part with their works which are their livelihood. He bought himself a retirement house in Trevor Place, Knightsbridge to retire to, a short walk from Harrods. It was a shame he lived barely two years to enjoy it after he moved in.
Thank you for this contribution. I have amended his name in the article.
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