Letter from Charles Gerald Agnew to Colin Agnew
19 Dec 1924
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Copy record of a letter (typed and handwritten) from Charles Gerald Agnew to Colin Agnew with detailed information regarding the damage to a painting by Veronese (from the collection of Francis Howard, damaged during shipping), its restoration and proposed price and sale. Charles Gerald Agnew congratulates Colin Agnew on dealings with 'Joe' (probably Joseph Duveen) and the "Althorp job" (delays in settling business between the firm of Duveen and Albert Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer sale of paintings on his behalf), stating Duveen should not be told that "they cannot find Blandford." Agnew also makes reference to the proposed sale of paintings by Tintoretto and 'Head of Girl' by Rubens.
See also NGA27/11/1/153, NGA27/11/1/160, NGA27/11/1/162, NGA27/11/1/164 and NGA27/11/1/166 for further correspondence regarding the damaged Veronese.
See also NGA27/11/1/158, NGA27/11/1/159, NGA27/11/1/161 and NGA27/11/1/164 for further correspondence regarding the sale of paintings on behalf of Albert Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer
Named persons featured:
Agnew, Charles Gerald 1882-1954
Agnew, Colin George 1882-1975
Veronese, Paolo 1528–1588
Spencer, Albert Edward John, 7th Earl Spencer 1892–1975
Duveen, Joseph 1st Baron Duveen 1869-1939
Rubens, Peter Paul 1577-1640
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