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Acquisition file

22 Apr 1945-29 Oct 1962


Acquisition file


22 Apr 1945-29 Oct 1962

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Correspondence between Francis Madan and Philip Hendy regarding the bequest of pictures from Madan's collection and various visits to view the pictures. Correspondence following Madan's death between Ian Robertson (Ashmolean Museum) and Hendy regarding an exhibition of Madan's collection prior to the bequeathed pictures being exhibited within the National Gallery. Correspondence between Carl Winter (Fitzwilliam Museum) and Hendy over one picture in the bequest ('Explosion in a Church' by Monsu Desideric) potentially being given to the Fitzwilliam if not accepted by the Trustees for the National Gallery collection. Correspondence between Anthony Ray and Hendy regarding the possible influences on 'Explosion in a Church'. Correspondence with Charles Brocklebank, executor of Madan's will. Arrangements for the delivery of the Madan bequest to the National Gallery, and confirmation that 'Explosion in a Church will be given to the Fitzwilliam Museum. Correspondence with Egerton Sandler & Co. (solicitors of Madan's executor) concerning the Trustees' decision not to accept one of the bequeathed pictures, which is still nonetheless likely to be exempt from estate duty, exemption of £400 will be applied for by the Fitzwilliam. Further correspondence with the Fitzwilliam confirms decision to apply for exemption.

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