Search the Archive
Search the National Gallery Archive containing records of the Gallery's activities from its foundation in 1824 to the present day. Find out more about the National Gallery Archive.
|Archive reference number||NG14/258/2|
|Date||19 Jul 1971-20 Dec 1971|
On-going correspondence regarding the potential campaign to save the Titian and the possibility of a larger government grant, to be added to money raised through a campaign. Correspondence with the Pilgrim Trust regarding a potential contribution towards the campaign, £50,000 contribution is confirmed, provided that the remaining amount needed is successfully raised. Notes of a meeting at Chequers, 24 August 1971, with Prime Minister, Lord Eccles and John Witt among those in attendance, discussion of government position regarding a special grant. Minutes from emergency Board meeting on 18 October 1971 to discuss government offer of support for the acquisition, which will involve using a proportion of the Gallery's purchase grant for the next three years. Final arrangements suggested as £400,000 from Gallery funds, 100,000 from NACF, 50,000 from Pilgrim Trust, 600,000 advance from future purchase grants and 613,000 by public appeal, with purchase grant for the next four years being borrowed from. The government also commits to pay half of the amount needed to be made from public donations (matching donations pound for pound).
|Paintings referenced in this record||NG6420|
Your list will only be saved temporarily. Inactivity of more than an hour could result in the loss of your list. If you would like to keep a record of your list, we suggest you email it to yourself.
Your list of records will be sent to us if you request an appointment, and a summary will be included in your appointment email notification.