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Acquisition file

14 Jul-1 Oct 1980


Acquisition file


14 Jul-1 Oct 1980

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Correspondence between Michael Levey and Geoffrey Agnew discussing the successful purchase of 'Samson and Delilah' at auction together with the possibility of acquiring a photograph of a terracotta 'Samson and Delilah' by Artus Quellinus. Correspondence between J.A. Floyd (chairman of Christie's) and Professor J.R. Hale (UCL) regarding a disagreement over the size of buyer's premiums at auction. Letter from Christopher Brown to K. Vanderhoeght, director of Stichting Nicolaas Rockox, regarding the acquisition and thanking Vanderhoeght for the book on Rockox which will be added to the National Gallery library. Draft press release dated 11 July 1980. Papers from the Finance department recording purchase.

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