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Acquisition file

6 Jul 1978-25 Apr 1979

Title

Acquisition file

Date

6 Jul 1978-25 Apr 1979

Archive reference number

NG14/284/1

Description

Correspondence with David Somerset of Marlborough Fine Art discussing the proposed acquisition and eventually confirming the National Gallery's decision to purchase the work for £630,000; invoice for purchase dated 7 March 1979. Correspondence between Professor John Hale, National Gallery chairman, and Lord Bullock, Tate chairman, discussing the perceived implications of the purchase in relation to existing agreements that the National Gallery would not acquire 20th century art works without consultation with the Tate Gallery. Press release announcing acquisition. Papers from the Finance department recording purchase.

Record type

File

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