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Letter from Colin Agnew to Tim Agnew

20 Mar 1931


Letter from Colin Agnew to Tim Agnew


20 Mar 1931

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Letter (20 Mar 1931) from Colin Agnew to Tim Agnew, written from 125 East 57th Street, New York, regarding complications in the potential sale of a Rubens and Mantegna to various clients and museums and the potential acquisition of a work by Carpaccio as well as sales and commission on various other works and the purchase of at Botticelli by Andrew Mellon from Soviet Russia. Agnew also states that he is "at my wits ends to know how we are to reduce expenses here" the impact on the firm's ability to purchase works and the reduction of salaries.

Named persons featured:

Agnew, Colin George 1882-1975

Agnew, Hugh Ladas (Tim) 1894-1975

Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold 1880– 1958

Widener, Joseph Early 1871–1943

Warburg, Felix Moritz 1871–1937

Heil, Walter, 1890-1973

Brown, Eric 1877-1939

Mantegna, Andrea c 1431–1506

Sulley, Arthur Joseph 1853-1930

Carpaccio, Vittore c 1465–1525/1526

Wolff Kahn, Addie 1875–1949

Hoppner, John 1758-1810

Gainsborough, Thomas 1727-1788

Mellon, Andrew William 1855-1937

Botticelli, Sandro c 1445-1510

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