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Record NG14/141/1

Archive reference number NG14/141/1

Acquisition file

Date 8 Mar-27 Jul 1950

Correspondence with Colin Agnew re acceptance of Gallery's offer for purchase of Murillo's 'Christ at the Pool of Bethesda'; correspondence with Lord Crawford and Mr Kerrison Preston re the latter's decision as one of the executors to the estate of the late W. Graham Robertson to purchase the Murillo to present to the Gallery through the National Art Collections Fund, arrangements for payment, construction of a temporary frame for the picture and its subsequent display; also letter to Alec Martin, Honorary Secretary of the NACF thanking the Fund for their efforts in securing the gift with the executors of the bequest

Record type File
Paintings referenced in this record NG5931
Related material

See also NG14/142/1 for further correspondence re acquisition including description of work supplied for their annual report and credit line NGA5/3-5 Furlong Letters for three letters from Neil Maclaren [NG] to George Furlong, Director of NG of Ireland, Jan-Apr 1950, re value and acquisition of the Murillo. [The picture was previously offered to the NG of Ireland but its acquisition was declined by its Trustees]

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