Reference numberWF/72
Previous numbers72
TitleGrant application from The National Gallery to the Wolfson Foundation
DescriptionPapers of application from the National Gallery to the Wolfson Foundation for a grant towards the purchase of Goya's painting of the Duke of Wellington.

The file includes press cuttings and letters about the subsequent theft of the painting, which occurred before the Foundation had transferred the money. See for more information.

The application was made to the Wolfson Foundation's 'Arts & Humanities' programme area.

The application meeting was held on 1 July 1961.

Grant amount requested: £100,000
Grant amount paid: £100,000
Extent1 file
NotesRequested and given to Wolfson Foundation 22 May 2015. Collected from Royal Society by James Randall. Returned 30 July 2015
Access statusClosed
Access conditionsPlease contact the Wolfson Foundation (0207 7323 5730) to request access to this file. For further information please go to
Administrative historyPart of the Wolfson Foundation archive - in archival storage at the Royal Society.
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