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Acquisition file

23 Jan-13 May 1975


Acquisition file


23 Jan-13 May 1975

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Correspondence between Michael Levey and Andrew Ciechanowiecki regarding the potential purchase of the Rigaud, which is later confirmed to be priced at £62,500. Memo by Michael Levey describing the picture and its potential acquisition, presented to the Board. Press release announcing acquisition and re-hanging of French 18th century pictures. Correspondence between Michael Levey and Darryl Isley of the Norton Simon Foundation, asking for a colour transparency of the Foundation's Rigaud portrait of the Marquis de Chamilly. Levey suggests that the Foundation's Rigaud may depict Antoine Paris rather than the Marquis de Chamilly, which is a theory that the Foundation think realistic.

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