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Series 7:Exhibitions, 1826-2003, 2008
14.4 Linear feet
Boxes 18-33

Exhibition files document the National Academy of Design's commitment to exhibiting American art, achieved through its long history mounting annual, gallery, special, and museum exhibitions. Files may include exhibition catalogs, photographs, press clippings, sales records, and correspondence related to jury selection, awards and prizes, and logistical planning.
Annual exhibition files (subseries 7.1) document the Academy's member-curated annual exhibitions, which since 1826, have presented a survey of contemporary art in America. Up until 1900, the documentation of the annual exhibitions consists primarily of the exhibition catalogs, press clippings, and other printed material such as invitations and tickets. Catalogs provide details on participants, and many from the late 19th century contain illustrations by the artists and notes by prominent art critics such as Charles M. Kurtz. Documentation for 20th century exhibitions may additionally contain correspondence; financial material including price lists and receipts; exhibition and jury committee records; photographs of artwork, installations, and juries; guest books; entry forms and submission guidelines; and voting ballots. Annual exhibitions have typically been held in the spring, and certain years include winter or autumn annual exhibitions as well.
Gallery exhibition files (subseries 7.2) pertain to those exhibitions organized by outside organizations or groups who rented or borrowed the space from the Academy, including the American Society of Painters in Watercolor, Audubon Artists, and the National Association of Women Artists. These exhibitions provided a source of revenue for the Academy or were organized as a benefit for the outside organization. Items may include exhibition catalogs, clippings, correspondence, lists, and rental agreements.
Special exhibition files (subseries 7.3) pertain to exhibitions organized by the Academy and featuring works by Academy members. This includes exhibitions organized to correspond with America's centennial in 1876, the Academy's own centennial in 1925, and exhibitions of Academy artists organized in other locations including New Zealand and Fort Worth, Texas. Items found in this subseries may include catalogs, lectures and essays, correspondence, and other records pertaining to sales, curatorial, advertising, fundraising, and lenders.
Museum exhibition files (subseries 7.4) relate to exhibitions mounted by the Academy museum, opened in 1979, independent of the Annuals and member generated shows. Museum exhibitions included many travelling exhibitions that originated elsewhere and visited the Academy museum.
The final subseries (7.5) contains general exhibition files that overlap between exhibition types.
The series is arranged as five subseries. Files are arranged chronologically within each subseries.
  • 7.1: Annual Exhibitions, 1826-2003
  • 7.2: Gallery Exhibitions, 1836-1988
  • 7.3: Special, 1846-1981, 2008
  • 7.4: Museum, 1979-1984
  • 7.5: General, 1917-1996
7.1:Annual Exhibitions, 1826-2003
DescriptionContainer
Abstract of Pictures Exhibited, 1826-1844
18
41
Reviews, 1830-1847
18
42-44
23rd Annual Exhibition, Ticket, 1848
18
45
Reviews, 1851-1863
18
46-48
Ephemera, 1865-1866
18
49
Reviews, 1865-1875
18
50-51
Published "Academy Sketches", 1877-1880
18
52
56th Annual Exhibition, Published Exhibition Notes by Charles M. Kurtz, 1881
18
53
57th Annual Exhibition, Published Exhibition Notes by Charles M. Kurtz, 1882
19
1
57th Annual Exhibition, Catalog, 1882
19
2
58th Annual Exhibition, Published Exhibition Notes by Charles M. Kurtz, 1883
19
3
59th Annual Exhibition, Catalog, 1884
19
4
60th Annual Exhibition, Catalog, 1885
19
5
61st Annual Exhibition, Catalog and Reviews, 1886
19
6
62nd Annual Exhibition, Ephemera, 1887
19
7
63rd Annual Exhibition, 1888
19
8
64th Annual Exhibition, Catalog and Ephemera, 1889
19
9
65th Annual Exhibition, Ephemera, 1890
19
10
9th Annual Autumn Exhibition, 1890
19
11
66th Annual Exhibition, Correspondence, 1891
19
12
10th Annual Autumn Exhibition, Reviews, 1891
19
13
67th Annual Exhibition, Ephemera, 1892
19
14
11th Annual Autumn Exhibition, Reviews (copies), 1892
19
15
1st Annual Summer Exhibition of American Painting, Catalog, 1893
19
16
Reviews, 1893-1894
19
17
13th Annual Autumn Exhibition, Ephemera, 1895
19
18
14th Annual Autumn Exhibition, Clippings, 1896
19
19
71st Annual Exhibition, Ephemera, 1896
19
20
16th Annual Autumn Exhibition, Record of Receipts, 1897
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21
17th Annual Autumn Exhibition, Catalog, 1898
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22
76th Annual Exhibition, Catalog, 1901
19
23
Reviews, 1902-1906
19
24
80th Annual Exhibition, Article Regarding Sales (copy), 1905
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25
81st Annual Exhibition, Catalog, 1906
19
26
Winter Exhibition, Ephemera, 1907
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27
82nd Annual Exhibition, 1907
19
28
83rd Annual Exhibition, Ephemera, 1908
19
29
Winter Exhibition, Jury of Selection, 1909
19
30
84th Annual Exhibition, Reviews (copies), 1909
19
31
84th-112th Annual Exhibition Financial Ledger, 1909-1937
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32
Petition, 1912
19
33
Winter Exhibition, Financial Records, 1913
19
34
89th Annual Exhibition, Reviews, 1914
19
35
90th Annual Exhibition, 1915
19
36
Winter Exhibition, 1916-1917
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37
92nd Annual Exhibition, 1917
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38
93rd Annual Exhibition, 1918
19
39
Winter Exhibition, 1919
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40
94th Annual Exhibition, 1919
19
41
Winter Exhibition, 1920
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42
95th Annual Exhibition, 1920
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43
96th Annual Exhibition, 1921
19
44
Winter Exhibition, 1921-1922
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45
97th Annual Exhibition, 1922
19
46
Winter Exhibition, 1923
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47
98th Annual Exhibition, 1923
19
48
Guest Book for Winter and Annual Exhibitions, 1923-1926
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49
Winter Exhibition, 1924
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50
99th Annual Exhibition, 1924
19
51
100th Annual Exhibition, 1925
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52
101st Annual Exhibition, 1926
19
53
Winter Exhibition, 1926-1927
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54
102nd Annual Exhibition, 1927
19
55
Winter Exhibition, 1928
19
56
103rd Annual Exhibition, 1928
19
57
104th Annual Exhibition, 1929
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1
Winter Exhibition, 1929
20
2
105th Annual Exhibition, 1930
20
3
Winter Exhibition, Special Members' Exhibition, 1930
20
4
Winter Exhibition, 1931
20
5
106th Annual Exhibition, 1931
20
6
Winter Exhibition, 1932
20
7
107th Annual Exhibition, 1932
20
8
108th Annual Exhibition, 1933
20
9
109th Annual Exhibition, 1934
20
10
110th Annual Exhibition, 1935
20
11
111th Annual Exhibition, 1936
20
12
112th Annual Exhibition, 1937
20
13
113th Annual Exhibition, 1938
20
14
114th Annual Exhibition, 1940
20
15-16
115th Annual Exhibition, 1941
20
17-18
116th Annual Exhibition, 1941-1942
20
19-20
117th Annual Exhibition, 1943
20
21
118th Annual Exhibition, 1944
20
22
1st Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Drawings, 1944-1945
21
1
119th Annual Exhibition, 1945
21
2
120th Annual Exhibition, 1945
21
3
120th Annual Exhibition (2nd Half), 1945-1946
21
4
2nd Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Drawings, 1946
21
5
121st Annual Exhibition, 1947
21
6
121st Annual Exhibition (2nd Half), 1947
21
7-8
122nd Annual Exhibition, 1948
21
9-10
3rd Annual Exhibition of Drawings, 1948
21
11
123rd Annual Exhibition, 1948-1949
21
12-14
123rd Annual Exhibition (2nd Half), 1949
21
15
124th Annual Exhibition, 1949
21
16-18
125th Annual Exhibition, 1950
22
1-3
126th Annual Exhibition, 1951
22
4-6
127th Annual Exhibition, 1952
22
7-8
128th Annual Exhibition, 1953
22
9-11
129th Annual Exhibition, 1954
22
12
130th Annual Exhibition, 1955
22
13
131st Annual Exhibition, 1956
22
14-16
132nd Annual Exhibition, 1957
23
1-2
133rd Annual Exhibition, 1958
23
3
134th Annual Exhibition, 1959
23
4
135th Annual Exhibition, 1960
23
5
136th Annual Exhibitions, 1961
23
6-7
137th Annual Exhibition, 1962
23
8-10
138th Annual Exhibition, 1963
23
11-13
139th Annual Exhibition, 1964
24
1-3
140th Annual Exhibition, 1965
24
4-5
141st Annual Exhibition, 1966
24
6-7
142nd Annual Exhibition, 1967
24
8-9
143rd Annual Exhibition, 1968
24
10-12
144th Annual Exhibition, 1969
24
13-14
145th Annual Exhibition, 1970
25
1-2
146th Annual Exhibition, 1971
25
3-4
147th Annual Exhibition, 1972
25
5
148th Annual Exhibition, 1973
25
6
149th Annual Exhibition, 1974
25
7
150th Annual Exhibition, 1975
25
8
151st Annual Exhibition, 1976
25
9
152nd Annual Exhibition, 1977
25
10
153rd Annual Exhibition, 1978
25
11
154th Annual Exhibition, 1979
25
12
155th Annual Exhibition, 1980
25
13
156th Annual Exhibition, 1981
25
14
157th Annual Exhibition, 1982
25
15
158th Annual Exhibition, 1983
25
16
159th Annual Exhibition, 1984
25
17
160th Annual Exhibition, 1985
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1
161th Annual Exhibition, 1986
26
2
178th Annual Exhibition, 2003
26
3
7.2:Gallery Exhibitions, 1836-1988
DescriptionContainer
Catalogs (copies), 1836-1872
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4
American Society of Painters in Watercolor, 1st Annual Exhibition, 1867-1868
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5
American Society of Painters in Watercolor, 2nd Annual Exhibition, 1868
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6
American Society of Painters in Watercolor, 4th Annual Exhibition, 1870
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7
American Society of Painters in Watercolor, 5th Annual Exhibition, 1871
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8
American Watercolor Society, 1872-1874
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9
Loan Exhibition in Aid of the Society of Decorative Arts, 1877
26
10
Marshall O. Roberts Loan Exhibition, Catalog, 1878
26
11
Loan Exhibition in the Aid of the Society of Decorative Arts, Catalog, 1878
26
12
Pedestal Fund Art Loan Exhibition, 1883
26
13
Henry Mosler, Catalog (copy), 1885
26
14
Impressionists, Catalog (copy), 1886
26
15
Celebrated Paintings by Great French Masters (Impressionism), Catalog (copy), 1887
26
16
Richard H. Halsted, Collection of Paintings, Catalog (copy), 1887
26
17
New York Columbian Celebration, 1892
26
18-19
Portraits of Women Loan Exhibition, Catalog, 1894
26
20
Loan Exhibition of Portraits, Catalog, 1895
26
21
American Watercolor Society, 1898
26
22
Loan Exhibition of Portraits, Catalog, 1898-1899
26
23-24
Country Sketch Club, 2nd Annual Exhibition, Catalog (copy), 1899
26
25
Emil Fuchs, 1925
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26
American Watercolor Society, 1940
26
27
American Veterans Society of Artists, 1941
26
28
National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors, 1941-1942
26
29-30
Audubon Artists, 1942
26
31
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, 1942
26
32
American Watercolor Society, 1942
26
33
Triptychs for Armed Forces, 1942
26
34
Emilio Pettoruti, 1943
26
35
Louise Grace Murals, 1943
26
36
Artists Artwork for the Benefit of the American Red Cross, 1943
26
37
Society of American Etchers, 1943-1947
26
38
Artists for Victory (1944-1945), British and American Exhibition, 1944
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39
New York Society of Women Artists, 1944-1946
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40
American Watercolor Society, 1944-1950
26
41
Merchant Seamen Art Exhibition, 1944-1945
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42
Audubon Artists, 1945
26
43
American Artists Group, 1945
26
44
National Association of Women Artists, 1945-1946
26
45
Merchant Seamen Art Exhibition, 1946
26
46
Paintings of the Year (Pepsi Competitions), 1946-1947
26
47-48
National Sculpture Society, 1947
26
49
National Association of Women Artists, 1947
26
50
Audubon Artists, 1947-1948
26
51
Paintings of the Year (Pepsi Competition), 1948
26
52
Historical Hawaiian Paintings by Peter Hurd, 1948
26
53
National Association of Women Artists, 1948-1954
26
54
California National Watercolor Society, 1949
26
55
Allied Artists of America, 1949-1955
26
56
Art Students League Diamond Jubilee, 1950
26
57
National Amateur Painters Competition, 1950
26
58
Audubon Artists, 1950-1952
26
59
Tiffany Foundation, 1951
26
60
American Watercolor Society, 1951-1955
26
61
New York Society of Women Artists, 1952
26
62
Jack B. Yeats Retrospective, 1952
27
1
Frank Vincent Dumond Memorial, Art Students League, 1952
27
2
Kenneth Hayes Miller Memorial, Art Students League, 1953
27
3
Royal Society of Painters, Etchers, and Engravers, 1953
27
4
Audubon Artists, 1953-1957
27
5
Royal Society of Painters, Etchers, and Engravers in England, 1954
27
6
Tiffany Foundation, 1954-1956
27
7
New York Society of Women Artists, 1954-1960
27
8
National Serigraph Society, 1955
27
9
Alcoa Caribbean Art Competition, 1955
27
10
National Association of Women Artists, 1955-1958
27
11
Armando Reveron Memorial, 1956
27
12
Allied Artists of America, 1956-1959
27
13
American Watercolor Society, 1956-1959
27
14
Audubon Artists, 1958-1960
27
15
Tiffany Foundation, 1958-1961
27
16
National Association of Women Artists, 1959-1962
27
17
Allied Artists of America, 1960-1965
27
18
American Watercolor Society, 1960-1965
27
19
Audubon Artists, 1961-1963
27
20
Tiffany Foundation, 1962-1963
27
21
National Association of Women Artists, 1963-1969
27
22
New York Society of Women Artists, 1963-1971
27
23
Audubon Artists, 1964-1967
27
24
Tiffany Foundation, 1964-1967
27
25
American Society of Contemporary Artists, 1966
27
26
Allied Artists of America, 1966-1969
27
27
American Watercolor Society, 1966-1970
27
28
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, 1967-1972
27
29
American Society of Contemporary Artists, 1968
27
30
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1968
27
31
Audubon Artists, 1968-1971
27
32
California National Watercolor Society, 1970
27
33
Allied Artists of America, 1970-1976
27
34
National Association of Women Artists, 1970-1978
27
35
California National Watercolor Society, 1971-1972
27
36
American Watercolor Society, 1971-1978
27
37
Audubon Artists, 1972-1978
27
38
National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, 1973-1976
27
39-40
The Making of an Architect, 1881-1981 (1981), 1981
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41
American Watercolor, 1981-1982
27
42
Prints and Multiples, 79th Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity (1982), 1982
27
43
Seasons at the New Yorker (1984), 1984
27
44
Norman Parkinson Photographs, 1987
27
45
Geoffrey Beene, 1988
27
46
The Experimental Tradition (1988), 1988
28
1
7.3:Special Exhibitions, 1846-1981, 2008
DescriptionContainer
H. K. Brown Statues and Busts, Catalog (copies), 1846
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2
Vienna Universal Exposition, Correspondence, 1872
28
3
Mortgage Auction, Catalog, 1875
28
4
Centennial Loan Exhibition, 1876
28
5
Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia International, 1876
28
6
Munich Exhibition, 1883
28
7
Loan Exhibition, Bronze and Iron, 1893
28
8
Loan Exhibition, 1893
28
9
Berlin Exhibition, 1896
28
10
American Artists at the Paris Salon, 1898
28
11
Paris Exposition, 1900
28
12
Accepted But Not Hung (1914), Catalog (copy), 1914
28
13
Panama Pacific International Exhibition, 1915
28
14
Centennial Exhibition (1925)
General, 1924-1925
28
15-17
Art Students League Correspondence (copies), 1925
28
18-19
Catalog, 1925
28
20
Lecture, 1925
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21
Photographs of Artworks, List, 2008
28
22
Photographs of Artworks, 1925
28
23-24
Photographs of Installation, 1925
28
25
Photographs of Installation, 1925
29
1
Photographs of Installation, Corcoran Gallery, 1925
29
2
New Zealand International Exhibition, 1925-1926
29
3
Members' Work, Catalog, 1930
29
4
Second Academy Room Exhibition, 1934
29
5
First Memorial Exhibition of Members' Work, 1934-1935
29
6
Third Memorial Exhibition, 1935
29
7
Twenty-Seventh Annual Exhibition of Paintings, Fort Worth Art Museum, 1936
29
8
Special Exhibition (1939)
Art Sales, 1939
29
9
Catalog, 1939
29
10
Catalog Advertising, 1938-1940
29
11
Clippings, 1939
29
12
Committee Meetings, 1939
29
13
Correspondence, 1939
29
14
Curatorial, 1938-1939
29
15
Exhibition Fund Benefit, 1939
29
16
Financial Records, 1938-1939
29
17
Labels, 1939
29
18
New Jersey Day, 1939
29
19
Photographs, Center Gallery, Architecture Gallery, Graphic Art Gallery, 1939
29
20
Photographs, Exterior and Entrance Hall, 1939
29
21
Photographs, Sculpture, 1939
29
22
Photographs, South Gallery, 1939
29
23
Photographs, Vanderbilt Gallery, 1939
29
24-25
Venice International, 1940
29
26
Exhibition of Living Members Elected Before 1915, 1942
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27
American Academy in Rome Prize, 1942
29
28
Our Heritage (1942), 1942
29
29
Our Heritage (1942), 1942
30
1
Recent Diploma Works, 1942
30
2
Sculpture by Living Academicians, 1942
30
3
Fifty Canadian Prints (1942), 1942
30
4
Paintings by Living Members, 1942
30
5
Members Exhibition of Portraits in Painting and Sculpture and Small Paintings, 1943
30
6
Outdoor Sculpture (1950), 1947-1950
30
7
Morse Exhibition of Arts and Science (125th Anniversary) (1950), 1950
30
8-9
The American Tradition (1951)
Catalog and Essay, 1951
30
10
Ephemera, 1951-1952
30
11
Lenders, 1951-1953
30
12
Photographs, 1951
30
13
Press, 1951
30
14
Traveling Show, 1952-1953
30
15
National Academy Contemporaries, 1953
30
16
Memorabilia, 1800-1900, 1950-1954
30
17-18
Five Arts (1955), 1955
30
19-21
Contemporary Prints and Watercolors, 1955-1956
30
22
Henry W. Ranger Centennial Exhibition (1958), 1956-1959
30
23
Henry W. Ranger Centennial Exhibition (1958), 1956-1959
31
1-2
William Stanley Haseltine (1958), 1958
31
3
A Century and a Half of American Art (1975)
Catalog, 1975
31
4
Clippings, 1975
31
5
Correspondence, 1967-1975
31
6
Grants, 1968-1976
31
7
Medal, 1972-1975
31
8
Photographs, 1975
31
9
Plans, 1967-1975
31
10-11
Press Releases, 1975
31
12
Henry Ward Ranger Purchase Fund Exhibitions, 1973-1977
31
13-16
Henry Ward Ranger Purchase Fund Exhibitions, 1978-1981
31
17-20
Portfolios and Suites from the Academy Press, 1981
31
21
7.4:Museum Exhibitions, 1979-1984
DescriptionContainer
18th Century French Drawings from Musée Carnavalet, 1979
31
22
American Masters in the West (1979), 1979
31
23
American Drawings: Paul Magriel Collection (1980), 1979-1980
32
1
From All Walks of Life (1981-1982), 1979-1983
32
2-4
Next to Nature (1982-1983), 1980-1983
32
5
Mott B. Schmidt: An Architectural Portrait (1980), 1980
32
6
A Brief History of the National Academy of Design (1980), 1980
32
7
Recent Acquisitions, 1979-1981 (1981), 1981-1982
32
8
P.B. Wight (1981), 1981
32
9
French Master Drawings from the Rouen Museum (1981), 1981
32
10
Chicago Tribune Tower Competition, Late Entries (1981), 1980-1982
32
11
J. Alden Weir and the National Academy of Design (1981), 1981
32
12
Prints and Multiples (1981), Catalog, 1981
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13
Edwin Dickinson (1982), 1979-1983
32
14-15
Edwin Dickinson (1982), Lenders, 1979-1983
32
16-17
Painters of the Humble Truth (1981), 1980-1982
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18
Buildings on Paper (1982), 1981-1982
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19
A Scandinavian View (1982), 1981-1982
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20
Fragments of Invention (1982), 1982-1984
33
1
Samuel F.B. Morse (1982), 1980-1982
33
2
Battles and Leaders of the Civil War (1982), 1982
33
3
7.5:General, 1917-1996
DescriptionContainer
Expense Ledger, 1917-1926
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4
Paintings Borrowed, Register of Loans, 1940-1979
33
5
Exhibition Record for National Academy Galleries, 1942-1952
33
6
Declined or Cancelled, 1954-1964
33
7
Exhibition Schedules, 1991-1996
33
8

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