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|Archive reference number||NG54/11|
Letter regarding the purchase of pictures
|Date||30 Dec 1877|
Fairfax Murray writes that Burton is dissatisfied with the Botticelli bought for him. Murray believes the poor quality of the picture is down to the artists' age. Both Murray and Burton believe it is an original. Mentions that if Ruskin tries to sell it, there is someone by the name of Pinti that might be interested. Murray offers the Neroccio di Landi and the Vivarini to Burton.
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