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Record NG14/70/1

Archive reference number NG14/70/1

Acquisition file

Date 20 Mar 1934-26 Aug 1936

Correspondence between Clark [Director], Sir Evan Charteris, Lord Duveen and Benjamin Guinness re the acquisition of the Sassetta panels and in particular the latter's inital offer to purchase the panels from Mr Mackay to bequeath to the NG, the Board's subsequent decision to purchase the panels with the aid of contributions from the NACF, Lord Bearstead and Guinness and re Lord Duveen's unauthorised but successful offer of £49,000 made for their purchase despite a deficit in contributions. This file also includes correspondence with the Treasury Solicitor, Jul 1936, as to whether the Gallery remained under any legal obligation to remit the money owing to Duveen from the purchase

Record type File
Paintings referenced in this record NG4757, NG4758, NG4759, NG4760, NG4761, NG4762, NG4763
Related material

S67 for receipt of purchase dated 1 Dec 1934. Further material re the acquisition may also be found amongst the correspondence of the various Trustees of the Board at the time eg Sir Robert Witt [NG26/124]; Sir Evan Charteris [NG26/17] and Lord Duveen [NG26/42]

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