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Acquisition file

18 Apr-15 Nov 1916


Acquisition file


18 Apr-15 Nov 1916

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Correspondence with Sidney Colvin of the NACF re the acquisition of pictures by Rossetti and Ford Madox Brown in the Rae Collection including Mr Arthur P. Du Cros' subscription towards the purchase and Mr Ricketts' proposed gift of the portrait of 'Lucrezia Borgia'.
The file also includes offer and/or acceptance letters for further works presented by or through the Fund in 1916, namely a landscape by Constable, 'Pelligrini' by Degas, the 'Passover' by Rossetti, 'Cafe, Stamboul' by J.F. Lewis and a drawing by Charles Shannon [the last two works being declined by the NG]

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Receipts from George Rae for the purchase of the pictures by Rossetti and Ford Madox Brown from the Rae Collection may be found at S28, S48 and S67 [NG's contribution was met from the Clarke, Mackerell and Temple-West trust funds] See NG16/290/3 for Rae's receipt of £3000 received from the NACF for their contribution towards the purchase, in addition to correspondence with Birmingham Art Gallery to whom the NG relinquished their claim to purchase the 'Autumn Afternoon' by Ford Madox Brown. See NG14/15/1 for further details of Ricketts' gift of Rossetti's 'Lucrezia Borgia' [N03063]

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