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Record NG24/1921/2

Archive reference number NG24/1921/2

Press cuttings

Date Dec 1920-Feb 1922

1.Acquisition: act of co-operation by the National Gallery, the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, to obtain 12

pictures by Highmore; Tate N03584 Millais, ‘Christ in the House of his Parents (‘The Carpenter’s Shop’), N03583 Lely ‘Frans Mercurius van Helmont’

2.Admission: lectures and guides, increase in ‘non-free’ days

3.Art Crime; theft of Rembrandt ‘Adulteress before Christ

4.Art Market: negotiations opened by the Louvre for purchase of Vermeer ‘Het Straatje’, sale of Sir William Clavering collection, sale of Willems collection; sale of Bruton collection, sale of Rembrandt and Stuart pictures, sale of Gainsborough ‘Blue Boy’ and Reynolds ‘The Tragic Muse’

5.Bequests and Gifts: Lane, Serena, £3,500 to contribute to the purchase of NG3556 Bruegel ‘The Adoration of the Kings’; Jopling, States of Virginia, Houdon, sculpture of Washington erected in Trafalgar Square; Duveen, NG3588 Perronneau ‘A Girl with a Kitten’

6.Collection: use of fingerprint technology to examine NG1093 da Vinci ‘The Virgin of the Rocks’; authenticity of Rembrandt pictures

7.Event: New English Art Club Exhibition, Messrs Agnew’s Annual Water-Colour Exhibition, opening of exhibition of works of John Crome at Norwich Castle

Museum, Winter Exhibition at Grosvenor Galleries, exhibition of Sadler Collection at Leeds Art Gallery

8.Hanging of Collection: rearrangement of pictures

9.Loans In: Ashton, Tate N01814 Constable ‘Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows’, National Gallery of Scotland, Poussin, copy of Bellini ‘Feast of the Gods’; Lucas, 9 van Dyck pictures to National Gallery

10.NACF: visit of NACF members to the picture gallery at Buckingham Palace, annual meeting;

11.Trustee: death of Lord Brownlow

Record type File
Paintings referenced in this record NG3588

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