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Acquisition file

8 Dec 1980-21 May 1981


Acquisition file


8 Dec 1980-21 May 1981

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Correspondence between National Gallery and Christies discussing potential purchase price for the picture, which is eventually agreed as being £610,000 after confirmation from the owner, Lord Halifax. Correspondence with the Capital Taxes Office which establishes that a sale at auction would leave Lord Halifax with less profit than the proposed private treaty sale. Press release announcing purchase dated 21 May 1981. Papers from the Finance department recording purchase.

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