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Acquisition file

4 Nov 1959-20 May 1960


Acquisition file


4 Nov 1959-20 May 1960

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Documents relating to the Gallery's purchase of Rembrandt's 'Portrait of a Man on Horseback' including correspondence with Lady Salmond and between Trustees re negotiations regarding the purchase price and exemption from estate duty if sold to the Gallery; notes and calculations re possible purchase costs; correspondence with members of HM Treasury including draft of a letter to Chancellor re obtaining Government assistance towards purchase; correspondence with the NACF and Lord Evershed and Lord Kilmaine of the Pilgrim Trust re contributions towards the purchase; copies of the Gallery's press notice, cuttings from the press and the announcement of the Government's contribution in Parliament regarding the acquisition; invitations to the Chancellor [Rt. Hon. Heathcoat Amory] and other members of HM Treasury to a 'Rembrandt party' with replies.

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