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Acquisition file

2 Apr 1965-23 Nov 1966

Title

Acquisition file

Date

2 Apr 1965-23 Nov 1966

Archive reference number

NG14/231/1

Description

Correspondence between Levey and Dr Vitale Bloch concerning the potential purchase of 'The Marriage at Cana', initially enquiring as to the price Bloch is charging for the picture. The price of £25-30,000 quoted by Bloch delays acquisition until further funds can be found. Letter to Bloch on behalf of the Trustees, dated 10 Jan 1966, expressing a firm interest in purchasing the picture, and explaining that the Gallery is unable to offer more than £25,000 for the work. Bloch subsequently offers a price of £27,000, to which the Board agrees. An initial payment of £10,000 will be made, followed by the remaining £17,000 at a later date.

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