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Acquisition file

27 Mar 1946-28 Sep 1973


Acquisition file


27 Mar 1946-28 Sep 1973

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Correspondence between Sir John Heathcoat Amory and Philip Hendy, discussing Heathcoat Amory's decision to bequeath works to the National Gallery. The bequest changes several times over the coming years; correspondence between the two discusses changes to the will, with copies of some of the changed codicils included. Correspondence with Geoffrey Agnew concerning the valuation of bequeathed pictures for insurance and the arrangements for the pictures following the death of Heathcoat Amory. Lady Heathcoat Amory was left a life interest in the pictures, but agrees to send them to the National Gallery for security reasons as the works are not insured and the house and grounds are to be given to the National Trust. Work on the house is to commence in the near future. Correspondence between Martin Davies and Lady Heathcoat Amory arranging a date for Heathcoat Amory to visit the Gallery in order to view the pictures that have been bequeathed.

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