Storage and Exhibition of Works at the National Gallery 29/1
The part files are as follows:
/1/29/1 = 28 May 1940 - 13 Aug 1943
/1/29/2 = 05 Jan - 09 Jun 1943
The file concerns arrangements for, and administration of, exhibitions of war pictures at the National Gallery. The first show opened to the public on 3 July 1940 after a press view on 1 July.
The file includes: 5 copies of a flyer for the show, and a refused design; notes for press/editors; presscuttings about the shows; discussion of the sale of prints; press and publicity matters; bomb damage to the Gallery in October 1940; Fire Brigade pictures; other pictures offered to for inclusion in the exhibitions; a design for a poster, commissioned from John Piper, for the exhibition. There are also letters from Charles Pears (218), Percy Horton (219) and William Rothenstein (220).
The second part contains miscellaneous papers, including regarding a secondary air raid warning system at the National Gallery, paid for by the Ministry of Information; the press view for a war artists show opening in Mar 1943; and a portrait of General Dobbie by Eric Kennington, to be loaned for exhibition at the National Gallery.