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Record NGA27/32/3/15

Archive reference number NGA27/32/3/15
Title

Letter from Briton Rivière to Morland Agnew

Date 29 Mar 1892
Description

Letter (29 Mar 1892) from Briton Rivière to Morland Agnew stating his numbers for private view tickets and that he is "depressed by what you say as to the demand for pictures." Rivière reflects anxiously upon a number of economic and social events affecting the market for modern artists, including the Baring Crisis of 1890, coal strikes and a number of "collections coming to Christies." Rivière also states his opinion that those buying works by George Romney purely as an investment will "live to see their error!"

Named persons featured:

Rivière, Briton 1840-1920

Agnew, Charles Morland 1855-1931

Romney, George 1734-1802

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