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Record NGA27/32/3/21

Archive reference number NGA27/32/3/21
Title

Letter from Briton Rivière to [Sir William] Agnew

Date 27 Dec 1887
Description

Black edged letter (27 Dec 1887) from Briton Rivière to [Sir William] Agnew thanking him for a paper sent to him with an account of the gift (bestowed via Sir William Agnew) to the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, of his painting 'Love and Death' and giving his opinions on the acquisition. Rivière relays that "some of our small fry were at Mrs Ogilvie's last week," possibly referring to Sir William Agnew's daughter Mary Caroline.

Named persons featured:

Rivière, Briton 1840-1920

[Agnew, Sir William, 1st Baronet 1825-1910]

Watts, George Frederic 1817-1904

Agnew, Mary Caroline - 1888

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