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Record NG14/256/1

Archive reference number NG14/256/1

Acquisition file

Date 16 Oct 1958-9 Feb 1971

Correspondence between W. Gibson (Keeper) and Geoffrey Cleverly of Joynson Hicks (solicitors) concerning arrangements for the viewing of pictures that the Alexander sisters wish to bequeath to the National Gallery. Correspondence between Rachel Alexander and Philip Hendy regarding arrangements for a visit to the sister's house in order to view the pictures and a second visit to allow three of the Trustees to view the pictures. Notes from the sisters on different pictures within the Alexander collection, providing some provenance details. List of the pictures offered by the sisters with brief notes; full schedule of the pictures at the sister's residence (Aubrey House); draft deed of gift and discussion of the correct form this document should take; final deed of gift. Correspondence regarding the leaked details of the bequest and subsequent press interest; correspondence with the Royal College of Physicians concerning the potential bequest to the College of the portrait of Sir Thomas Pellett by Hogarth-which is a picture from the Alexander collection; insurance details for the Hogarth portrait of Pellett. Correspondence with the Royal Society of British Artists regarding the loan of 'Nocturne' by Whistler for an exhibition.

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