Titian cuttings book

Scope and Content

An album of press cuttings, photographs and other material relating to the campaign to secure Titian's 'The Death of Actaeon' for the National Gallery.

Administrative / Biographical History

The cuttings relate to the appeal to acquire Titian's 'Death of Actaeon' (NG6420) which was successfully purchased by the National Gallery in 1972.


The album has been listed to file level.

Access Information


The files are available to researchers by appointment with the Archivist.

Other Finding Aids

The most recent and complete list is held on CALM ALM.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Nicholas Smith, June 2019.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the reader to determine the exact copyright status of the material.

Custodial History

The album was compiled by James Holloway during his time as a student at the Courtauld Institute when he was part of the campaign to save the Titian for the nation. Holloway later became Director of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.


No accruals are expected.

Related Material

NG24/1972/6 Press cuttings

NG25/43-44 Board of Trustees' papers

NG30/1962/5, 15, 19-20 Photographs: View of Room VII [9]

NG30/1970/6, 35 Photographs: View of Room VII [9]

NG30/1972/1-11 Photographs: Public appeal for the acquisition of Titian's 'Death of Actaeon'

NG69/1 Titian Appeal

NGA27/24/17 Information on Significant Sales