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Record NG24/1920/4

Archive reference number NG24/1920/4

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Date Jan-Nov 1920

1.Admission: opening of upper floor of the National Portrait Gallery, opening of section of the National Gallery following Government occupation for war services, guides and lecturers, reopening of the Wallace Collection at Hertford House

2.Art Market: sale of early British portraits and pictures by Old Masters at Christie’s including sale of A F Basset collection, sale of Rembrandt ‘Magdalen van Loo’, sale of Wertheimer collection, , sale of the Harland-Peck collection, sale of Thompson’s collection of illuminated manuscripts, sale of Frank Wellesley collection, purchase of items for National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, sale of Murray collection, sale of Carriere pictures, sale of Marquess of Lansdowne collection, sale of Heseltine collection, and others, export of art treasures and proposed export tax, exchange of pictures between Berlin and Brussels as part of the Peace Treaty

3.Bequests and Gifts: Tate, Hoppner ‘Miss Harriet Cholmondeley’, Alma-Tadema ‘A Forgone Conclusion’, Walker ‘The Old Gate’, Walker ‘Philip in Church’; Short, collection of 160 items to the Victoria and Albert Museum; Webb,collection of items to the museum; Baker, 27 water-colours to the museum; Brownlow, NG3424 Lippi ‘The Virgin and Child’; Witt, NG3475 Vroom ‘A Landscape with a River by a Wood’

4.Building: criticism of the lack of space in the National Portrait Gallery

5.Events: reopening of the Spanish Room at National Gallery, display of Mytens the Elder ‘Portrait of James Hamilton, Earl of Arran, Later 3rd Marquis and 1st Duke of Hamilton, Aged 17’ in aid of the Artists’ Benevolent Fund, exhibition of the Women’s International at the Grafton Galleries, exhibition of the Royal Society of British Artists; exhibition of the Society of Australian Artists, Summer Exhibition of the Whitechapel Art Gallery, Spanish Exhibition at Burlington House

6.Government: debate regarding purchase of the Hampton Court Tapestry, invitation to visit the National Gallery

7.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’

8.Staff: Ambrose, Chief Clerk of National Gallery, Companion of the Imperial Service Order

9.Trustees: Riviere

Record type File
Paintings referenced in this record NG3424, NG3475, NG3131 NG3424; NG3475; TATE N03512; TATE N03513; TATE N03514; TATE N03515 TATE N03474

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