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Acquisition file

8 Jun 1967-20 Jan 1975


Acquisition file


8 Jun 1967-20 Jan 1975

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Correspondence between Christie's and the National Gallery concerning the forthcoming sale of the Parmigianino, focusing on the possible exemption from Estate Duty and the agreement that the Gallery will purchase the work by private treaty should it fail to meet its reserve price. A copy of this agreement is included, signed by Lady Normanton and Michael Levey. Memorandum and notes relating to the total amount of money the Gallery will be able to offer for the picture. Press releases and cuttings relating to the acquisition. Correspondence between Professor John Hale of the National Gallery and Patrick Cormack MP, vice chairman of Heritage in Danger, concerning Cormack's apparent concerns over the use of a private treaty to acquire the work.

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