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Record NG23/1956

Archive reference number NG23/1956

Press Releases

Date 1956

Six new rooms to be opened in the Gallery 30 Jan

'Salisbury Cathdral from the river' and 'Weymouth Bay' by [Constable] are cleaned 23 Feb

'The Two Trinities' by Murillo cleaned 21 Apr

Two year loan of 16 paintings from Sir Chester Beatty and acquisition of 'Ovid among the Soythians' by Delacroix 24 Apr

'The Magdalen Reading' by van der Wayden returned from conservation department 30 May

Re-opening of six more rooms in the Gallery 5 Jun

'Portrait of Lady Francis Finch' by Reynolds on loan 15 Jun

Acquisition: 'Saint John on the Island of Patmos' by Velazquez 21 Jun

Gallery loans works to the Carracci exhibition at Bologna 26 Jun

'Madonna and Child' By Jan van Eyck on loan from Melbourne 26 Oct

Acquisition: 'The Pieta' by Rogier van der Weyden 22 Nov [later only attributed to artist]

Publication of annual report 10 Dec.

Record type File
Paintings referenced in this record NG2651, NG2652, NG13, NG6262, NG654, NG6264, NG6265

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