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Letter from Charles Gerald Agnew to Colin George Agnew

12 Dec 1934


Letter from Charles Gerald Agnew to Colin George Agnew


12 Dec 1934

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Copy record of a letter from Charles Gerald Agnew to Colin George Agnew regarding restoration and shipping to New York of a painting by [Bartolomeo] Montagna alongside Master Thornhill by George Romney. The letter also details delays in settling business between the firm of Duveen and Albert Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer and apparent money troubles suffered by Joseph Duveen, Agnew's bidding at auction for various works, discussions with Calouste Gulbenkian and a Veronese painting damaged during shipping.

The letter also discusses the acquisition at auction by the National Gallery of 'A Young Man in a Fur Cap and a Cuirass' by Carel Fabritius. Agnew notes his opinion that having not warned possible buyers of its interest, the National Gallery has overpaid for the painting.

See also NGA27/11/1/158, NGA27/11/1/159, NGA27/11/1/161 and NGA27/11/1/168 regarding the sale of paintings on behalf of Albert Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer

See also NGA27/11/1/153, NGA27/11/1/160 and NGA27/11/1/162 for further correspondence regarding the damaged Veronese.

Named persons featured:
Agnew, Charles Gerald 1882-1954
Agnew, Colin George 1882-1975
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Montagna, Bartolomeo 1450-1523
Romney, George 1734-1802
Spencer, Albert Edward John, 7th Earl Spencer 1892-1975
Duveen, Joseph 1st Baron Duveen 1869-1939
Gulbenkian, Calouste Sarkis 1869-1955
Fabritius, Carel 1622-1654

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