Correspondence file for Gulbenkian

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 70 TGA 8812/1/4/165a-c
  • Dates of Creation
      1936-1952
  • Physical Description
      1 folder

Scope and Content

Correspondence with and about the collector Calouste Sakis Gulbenkian. Concerns Kenneth Clark's advice to him regarding purchases for his collection and negotiations for a proposed extension to the National Gallery, funded by Gulbenkian, to house his collection. The scheme fell through during the war, when the Foreign Office classed Gulbenkian as an enemy alien. For details see Secrest pages 164-136, APotW pages 229-232; TOH pages 99-100. Also includes correspondence with the American architect William Adams Delano, who designed a building and made a model; Philip Hendy, Clark's successor at the National Gallery, and Daniel Crawford, and two letters from Mrs Gulbenkian to Lady Clark