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Record NG24/1920/1

Archive reference number NG24/1920/1
Title

Press cuttings

Date Jan-May 1920
Description

1.Acquisition

2.Admission: visitor numbers, copyists, students, re-opening of National Portrait Gallery following Government occupation for war services

3.Art Market: sale of Mr Alfred Seymour collection, purchase of pictures for the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, sale of art treasures at Sotheby’s, sale of Romney picture

4.Bequests and Gifts: Mytens the Elder ‘Portrait of James Hamilton, Earl of Arran, Later 3rd Marquis and 1st Duke of Hamilton, Aged 17’; Wordsworth and Brownlow, NG3424 Lippi ‘The Virgin and Child’ Witt, NG3475 Vroom ‘A Landscape with a River by a Wood’

5.Building: decoration of rooms in the National Gallery;

6.Collection: question of authenticity of certain pictures in National Gallery, discussion of Tate Hoppner ‘Master Frederick van Diest’ and Tate Hoppner ‘Miss Louisa van Diest’, discussion of NG2057 Velazquez ‘The Toilet of Venus (The Rokeby Venus)

7.Event: reopening of Room XXVIII known as the Spanish room at the National Gallery with exhibition of NG3476 El Greco ‘The Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane’, reopening of Room XXVI with display of Dutch and Venetian portraits, 1st exhibition of the International Society at Goupil Gallery

8.Government: utilisation of museums and review of resources

9.Hanging of Collection: rearrangement of pictures following storage during war period

10.Loans In: Trustees of the Bowes Museum, NG3131 El Greco ‘Saint Peter’, Goya ‘Prison Interior’, Sassetta ‘The Miracle of the Holy Sacrament’, and Tiepolo ‘The Fall of Phaethon’

11.NACF: private view of re-opened National Gallery rooms for NACF members

12.National Gallery History: reasons to attend the National Gallery

13.Staff: appointment of Hubert L Wellington as official lecturer

Record type File
Paintings referenced in this record NG3424, NG3475, NG3476, NG2057, NG3131 NG3131; NG3424; NG3475; NG3476; TATE N03014; TATE N03474

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