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Record NGA27/32/1/63

Archive reference number NGA27/32/1/63
Title

Letters, documents and photographs related to the identification of 'Dead Christ' ['The Man of Sorrows in the arms of the Virgin'] by Hans Memling

Date 1910-1920
Description

A collection of eleven letters, documents and photographs related to the identification of 'Dead Christ' ['The Man of Sorrows in the arms of the Virgin'] by Hans Memling, in envelope marked "Papers re Memling."

The envelope contains:

Typed extracts of 3 letters, (5 pages) in English, from, Max Friedlander to Théodore Grivau, Max Friedlaender to Colin Agnew and Hulin de Loo to Colin Agnew, accompanying a sepia photograph of a painting of the dead Christ and additional sheet identifying figures in the painting.

Three letters (in an envelope marked "Memling, Letters from Dr Friedlaender re Picture. Very important. Also Hulin de Loo" - as follows:

[1] Letter (7 Oct 1910), written in French, from Max Friedlaender to [Théodore Grivau].

[2] Letter (14 Oct 1910), written in German, Max Friedlaender to [Colin] Agnew.

[3] Letter (19 Jul 1921), written in English, from Hulin de Loo to [Colin] Agnew

Three letters written by Théodore Grivau, as follows:

[1] Letter (9 Feb 1918), (4 pages) written in French, from Théodore Grivau, Connerré, Sarthe, France, to Monsieur le Directeur, American Art News, New York, with newspaper clipping and telegraph receipt glued in.

[2] Letter (19 May 1918), (4 pages) written in French, from Théodore Grivau, Connerré, Sarthe, France, to Monsieur le Directeur, American Art News, New York, with list of three documents date 1907-1917.

[3] Letter in pencil ( 9 Nov 1918) written in French, from Théodore Griveau to unnamed recipient.

Named persons featured:

Friedlaender, Max Jakob 1867-1958

de Loo, Georges Hulin 1862-1945

Grivau, Théodore

Memling, Hans 1430-1494

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