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So important was its acquisition that The National Art Collections Fund, the UK’s largest independent art charity, awarded it the largest grant in its 96-year history – £550,000. Major grants also came from the Heritage Lottery Fund (£7.69m) and the Scottish Executive (£500,000). The remaining gap was filled by the gallery’s own funds (£1.5m) and donations from Scottish companies and private benefactors. The total cost of the painting was £10.25m, after tax remission, with a gross price of £15m.