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Record NG24/1922/1

Archive reference number NG24/1922/1

Press cuttings

Date Jan-Mar 1922

1. Acquisition: van Dyck ‘George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and His Brother Lord Francis Villiers’

2.Art Market: export of art, stamp duty, sale of Poussin ‘The Bier of Phocion’, discovery of Gainsborough ‘The Blue Lady’, discovery of contemporary [pictures of St Peter and St Paul, sale of Burdett-Coutts collection

3.Bequests and Gifts: Wertheimer, 9 family portraits by Sargent including ‘Asher Wertheimer’, ‘Mrs Wertheimer’, ‘Hylda, Daughter of Asher and Mrs Wertheimer’, ‘Ena and Betty, Daughters of Asher and Mrs Wertheimer’, ‘Alfred, Son of Asher Wertheimer’, ‘Edward, Son of Asher Wertheimer’, ‘Essie, Ruby and Ferdinand, Children of Asher Wertheimer’; ‘Hylda, Almina and Conway, Children of Asher Wertheimer’, and ‘Almina, Daughter of Asher Wertheimer’ [all to Tate]

4.Conservation and Restoration: risk of cleaning pictures by Early Italian school

5.Events: exhibition of Sir C J Holmes drawings at Grosvenor Galleries, lectures regarding Spanish Art by Dr Carl Borenius at Kings College, Cotman exhibition at the Tate Gallery, exhibition of British Institute of Industrial Art at Victoria and Albert Museum

6.Government: communication between the Irish Free State Government and the British Government regarding the Sir Hugh Lane bequest

7.Loans In: Duveen, Gainsborough ‘The Blue Boy’; Rumbold, offer to lend National Gallery his Gainsborough ‘Thomas Rumbold and his Son’

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