Search the Archive

Search the National Gallery Archive containing records of the Gallery's activities from its foundation in 1824 to the present day. Find out more about the National Gallery Archive.

Record NGA27/32/1/105

Archive reference number NGA27/32/1/105
Title

Letter from John [Dunn-Yarker] to Hugh Ladas Agnew

Date 23-25 Apr 1930
Description

Letter (23 Apr 1930) from John [Dunn-Yarker] to Hugh Ladas Agnew, written from 125 East 57th Street, New York, regarding potential sales of works by Tintoretto, Titian and Hondecoeter to the William Rockhill Nelson Trust via Harold Parsons. [Dunn-Yarker] relates that he has had a discussion with Parsons who has stated that " the Trustees did not see why they were obliged to buy the Titian through us when they could get it direct from Sabin" for a lower price, which [Dunn-Yarker] disputes. [Dunn-Yarker] copies a (coded) cable he has sent to Agnew regarding the potential price of the works.

[Dunn-Yarker] includes a post-script on receipt of a reply to his cable from Agnew, the contents of which he has relayed to Parsons. He states that he has dined with Mrs Cornelius Vanderbilt, viewed her collection of Turners and hopes he might persuade her to lend some of them for exhibition.

Named persons featured:

[Dunn-Yarker, J.]

Agnew, Hugh Ladas (Tim) 1894-1975

Parsons, Harold Woodbury 1883–1967

Hyde, Arthur Mastick 1877–1947

Harshe, Robert Bartholow 1879-1938

Vanderbilt, Grace Graham Wilson 1870–1953

Tintoretto, Jacopo c1518-1594

Titian, c 1488/1490-1576

Turner, Joseph Mallord William 1775-1851

Record type Item
Related material

See also NGA27/32/1/103

Your list will only be saved temporarily. Inactivity of more than an hour could result in the loss of your list. If you would like to keep a record of your list, we suggest you email it to yourself.

Your list of records will be sent to us if you request an appointment, and a summary will be included in your appointment email notification.