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Acquisition file

18 Aug 1980-9 Mar 1984


Acquisition file


18 Aug 1980-9 Mar 1984

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Correspondence with Arabella Bailey and D.E. Johns of Sotheby's regarding the sale of the Weenix. The National Gallery Trustees agree to offer £25,000 for the picture, Mrs Gifford-Smith (owner of the picture) is understood to wish to leave this amount in her estate for use by the Gallery. Press release announcing the acquisition dated 12 May 1981. Correspondence with Woollcombe Watts & Co (solicitors) after the death of Mrs Gifford-Smith in 1984, in which the sum of £25,000 towards the aquisition is confirmed as having been left to the Gallery. The 1981 acquisition is then given the status of gift rather than purchase.

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