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Record NGA27/11/1/6

Archive reference number NGA27/11/1/6

Letter from Thos. Agnew & Sons to Sir Francis Knollys

Date 12 Mar 1902

Copy record of letter from Thomas Agnew & Sons to Sir Francis Knollys relaying a request by General Sir Arthur Ellis, Extra Equerry and Comptroller of Accounts in the household of Edward VII, for the firm of Agnew’s to be authorised to produce the official pictorial representation of the coronation of King Edward VII, with Edwin Austin Abbey R.A. the proposed artist. The letter outlines the proposed dimensions and content of the picture and its retention for a period of five years to allow for an exhibition tour of the United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada and the Colonies and engraving before it is handed over to become the absolute property of the King. The letter asks that should the King approve of the plan, no other artist be awarded the same privilege.

Named persons featured:

Knollys, Francis, 1st Viscount Knollys 1837-1924

Ellis, General Sir Arthur 1837–1907

Abbey, Edwin Austin R.A. 1852–1911

Agnew, William Lockett 1858-1918

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