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Acquisition file

26 Feb 1982-14 Apr 1983


Acquisition file


26 Feb 1982-14 Apr 1983

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Correspondence and notes discussing the proposed price to be paid for the picture and the organisation of funds for its purchase; correspondence with Colnaghi & Co relating to the purchase of the picture. Correspondence with the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the National Art-Collections Fund discussing the possibility of contributions being provided for the purchase.The purchase price of £1,300,000 is eventually agreed on, with contributions of £200,000 from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and £25,000 from National Art-Collections Fund. Press release announcing acquisition dated 27 September 1982. Papers from the Finance department recording purchase.

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