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Record NG24/1916/1

Archive reference number NG24/1916/1

Press cuttings

Date Jan-Mar 1916

1.Acquisition: NG3046 Masaccio ‘The Virgin and Child’, NG3047 de Hooch ‘A Musical Party in a Courtyard’

2.Admission: closure of the National Portrait Gallery, the Wallace Collection, the Tate Gallery, the Science Museum, the London Museum, and the British Museum for duration of the First World War

3.Art Market: sale of Memling portrait

4.Bequests and Gifts: Ribblesdale, NG3044 Sargent ‘Lord Ribblesdale’; Cook, NG3045 Netherlandish ‘The Virgin and Child Enthroned’

Florence, £10,000 and a collection of pictures including NG3029 van der Werff ‘A Boy with a Mousetrap’, NG3050 Boudin ‘Deauville Harbour’ and N03051 Holland ‘Greenwich Hospital as it was in 1837’

5.Building: use of public buildings for government war service

6.Government: estimated savings of closing museums and galleries for the duration of the war

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