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Record NGA4/2

Archive reference number NGA4/2
Title

Spanish Painting

Date 1920-1939
Description

The files include research papers, drafts of text, and other related material concerning the proposed publication.

Record type Series
Alternative reference numbers NG36/62-87
Administrative history

Between 1920 and 1939 Kay carried out research into Spanish painting. He signed a publishing contract with the Medici Society in 1934. Sixteen chapters were planned, covering the history of Spanish painting from the Romanesque to the Modern era. In a letter to David Piper (see acquisition file), Ellis Waterhouse says that the Medici Society's 'American reader complained about metaphors derived from cricket and other trivia and it was never published'.

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