Agnew's stock books

As part of the Gallery’s ongoing commitment to provide access to our collections, the Research Centre has digitised 11 stock books from the archive of Thos. Agnew and Sons. Dating from 1853 until the beginning of the First World War, the stock books provide information about the paintings, prices and clients that Agnew’s dealt with.

Read more about the project and how to use the stock books. 

Agnew’s Archive in the National Gallery Library Archive Store
A volume containing the stock numbers of pictures purchased and sold by Thos. Agnew & Sons. Stock numbers 500–2720.
Agnew’s Archive in the National Gallery Library Archive Store
A volume containing the stock numbers of pictures purchased and sold by Thos. Agnew & Sons. Transferred stock numbers 1530; 1620–2720; new stock numbers 2721–3948.
Agnew’s Archive in the National Gallery Library Archive Store
A volume containing the stock numbers of pictures purchased and sold by Thos. Agnew & Sons. Transferred stock numbers 1530; 1620–3948; new stock numbers 3949–6250.
Agnew’s Archive in the National Gallery Library Archive Store
A volume containing the stock numbers of pictures purchased and sold by Thos. Agnew & Sons. Transferred stock numbers 2720–6250; new stock numbers 6251–8638.
Agnew’s Archive in the National Gallery Library Archive Store
A volume containing the stock numbers of pictures purchased and sold by Thos. Agnew & Sons. Stock numbers 8639–1232. Includes a letter (with enclosures) attached to the back cover written to the firm from the Fine Art Publishing Company concerning copyright and publishing rights.
Agnew’s Archive in the National Gallery Library Archive Store
A volume containing the stock numbers of pictures purchased and sold by Thos. Agnew & Sons. Transferred stock numbers 2950–1231; new stock numbers 1232–3730.
Agnew’s Archive in the National Gallery Library Archive Store
A volume containing the stock numbers of pictures purchased and sold by Thos. Agnew & Sons. Transferred stock numbers 6781–3729; new stock numbers 3730–6243. A handwritten note about Lady Mary Bowlby's relations is stuck to the back cover.
Agnew’s Archive in the National Gallery Library Archive Store
A volume containing the stock numbers of pictures purchased and sold by Thos. Agnew & Sons. Transferred stock numbers 8566–6234; new stock numbers 6244–8630.
Agnew’s Archive in the National Gallery Library Archive Store
A volume containing the stock numbers of pictures purchased and sold by Thos. Agnew & Sons. Transferred stock numbers 8917–8630; new stock numbers 8631–1232. There are also three notes stuck to the back cover: one typed note from Wallis & Son, a French Gallery, concerning an oil painting by Sir Henry Raeburn (stock no. 284), and two handwritten notes, in English and French, concerning a Van Dyck (stock no. 72).
Agnew’s Archive in the National Gallery Library Archive Store
Section 1 contains the stock numbers of pictures purchased and sold by Thos Agnew & Sons. Transferred stock bumbers 4777–1232; new stock numbers 1233–2009. Section 2 contains the 'Joint' stock numbers purchased by Agnew's with their joint partner(s). Transferred joint stock numbers 5421–1215; new joint stock numbers 1216–2009.
Agnew’s Archive in the National Gallery Library Archive Store
A volume containing the stock numbers of pictures purchased and sold by Thos. Agnew & Sons. Transferred stock numbers 8933–2918; new stock numbers 2919–5437. There is also an envelope stuck to the back cover, containing a number of handwritten and typed letters, recording additional details about some of the pictures; also, a note concerning a portrait by John Opie, and a photocopy of a letter written by Sir Henry Raeburn.