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|Archive reference number||NG24/1921/2|
|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
|Paintings referenced in this record||NG3588|
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