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Acquisition file

5 Mar 1975-26 Mar 1987

Title

Acquisition file

Date

5 Mar 1975-26 Mar 1987

Archive reference number

NG14/262/2

Description

Correspondence discussing the terms of the Evans bequest, with a copy of the revised Deed of Arrangement enabling the National Gallery to obtain the pictures within the bequest that are considered worthy of acquisition and profit from the sale of those that are not accepted. Correspondence between the National Gallery and Tate Gallery discussing the possibility of pictures being accessioned into the Tate collection in time for the publication of the Tate's annual report. Further copy of Deed of Arrangement and correspondence with Lemon and Co. solicitors regarding the changes to the deed. Lists of bequeathed works; correspondence with the V&A regarding the final decision, on 6 November 1975, that the museum would be allowed to obtain the miniatures. List of works not accepted from the bequest and arrangements for the sale of these works at Christie's; receipts from sales of pictures at Christie's with associated correspondence.

Record type

File

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