Lecture Notes and Articles written by Geoffrey Agnew
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Collected published articles, transcripts, lecture notes and drafts (typed and handwritten, with some annotations) written by Geoffrey Agnew, and a four page list of records contained within the Agnew archive, with a few notes as to quantity and location. The published articles and/or transcripts include:
1) "18th Century Pictures" within the Four Oaks Farm Collection, off-print for the Four Oaks Library (undated) pages 51-58;
2) "Yale's 1700 Mellon Pictures", The Times, 28 Apr;
3) A Further Education Radiovision (BBC) file containing notes and slides for use with the series "Rembrandt, 1606-1669". The cover of the file lists the portraits featuring on the slides (20 items, with descriptive notes). The slides themselves are contained within the file, along with the broadcast transcript of the interview between Tom Rosenthal and Geoffrey Agnew (transmitted 24 Jan 1969, and repeated 14 Jul 1969). In addition there is a promotional flyer for the series (commencing 17 Jan 1969) listing the speakers as Geoffrey Agnew, Colin Campbell, Michael Kitson, and Keith Roberts;
4) Speakers' Papers at the World Antiques and Fine Arts Market Conference, Pierre Hotel, New York: Speakers' Papers (including "Developments in the Fine Arts Business" by Geoffrey Agnew) 17-18 Oct 1974;
5) "Changes in the Art Market", The Fine Art Trade Guild Journal (The Official Journal of Print Sellers, Moulding Manufacturers and Picture Framers), Editor: Oswald T. Gallaway, No. 1, Jan 1976, pp. 16-17.
The lecture notes and drafts (many of which contain lists of slides used during the lecture and were presented in association with exhibitions attended and/or set up by the Agnew firm) cover the following topics:
- Continuity through the ages of art collecting from the Pharoahs of Egupt to the directors and trustees of contemporary museums
- Dutch paintings in the 17th century
- English artists
- Titian's "Tarquin and Lucretia"
- Specific artists, including Holbein, Rembrandt, J.M.W. Turner and the history of Landscape painting
- The Art of Eton
- The Founding of Thos. Agnew & Sons
- The Impressionists
- The Renaissance in Florence, and in general
- The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths of London (with accompanying booklet concerning the company's history)
- Venetian painting
Further research notes and articles by Geoffrey Agnew can be found by searching for his name in the National Gallery's online catalogue.
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