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Record NGA35/2

Archive reference number NGA35/2


Date [c.1962-1975]

Includes correspondence, research notes and draft copies concerning Les Primitifs Flamands Anonymes (catalogue for exhibition at Brugges), 1969; Les Primitifs Flamands, The National Gallery, London Vol III, 1970; Les Primitifs Flamands, The National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne, 1971; European Pictures in the Collection of the Worcester Art Museum (Italian School section), 1974. Also includes early work on two unpublished texts: Hugo van der Goes and Fra Lippo Lippi.

Record type Series
Alternative reference numbers NG33/11-33
Administrative history

Throughout his life Davies devoted a great deal of time towards research for a number of publications.

Between 1945 and 1974 he had published 15 catalogues, books and pamphlets as well as numerous other articles. His first work - a catalogue concerned with the NG pictures of the Early Netherlandish School - received great acclaim and was responsible for developing a new critical approach to the study of pictures. He wrote with the assumption that the author was duty bound not merely to provide all the information but to draw, with due caution, any conclusions he could.

Throughout his life he worked on a number of solo and joint ventures producing books, articles, monographs and reviews. Amongst others he published Les Primitifs Flamands - The National Gallery, London, Vol I, 1953, Vol II, 1954, Vol III, 1970; Les Primitifs Flamands - The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (with Ursula Hoff), 1971 and European Pictures in the Collection of the Worcester Art Museum (Italian School 1974).

When Davies died in 1975 he was working on two unfinished monographs.

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