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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