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Record NGA27/11/1/168

Archive reference number NGA27/11/1/168

Letter from Charles Gerald Agnew to Colin Agnew

Date 19 Dec 1924

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

Tintoretto 1518-1594

Rubens, Peter Paul 1577-1640

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