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Letters between A. Bremont and Sir Henry White

4 Jun-3 Jul 1913


Letters between A. Bremont and Sir Henry White


4 Jun-3 Jul 1913

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Copies of letters sent between A. Bremont (representative of Charles Romer Williams) and Sir Henry White (representative of the Duke of Abercorn), which were forwarded to Lockett Agnew (4 Jun-3 Jul 1913).

They discuss possible prices and a preferably "secret" deal handled by Bremont to purchase two paintings owned by the Duke; namely, the Portrait of Don Balthazar Carlos attributed to Velasquez, and a Van Dyke. Following the acceptance of the offer, Bremont discusses at length the unfavourable public debate re the Velasquez attribution which has diminished his client Charles Romer William's confidence in the quality of the portrait. A memo to Lockett Agnew communicating the dispute to date accompanies the letters.

See also NGA27/11/1/146 and NGA27/11/1/276 (two letters from Charles Gerald Agnew to A. Brémont)

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