HC Deb 15 June 1882 vol 270 c1274

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether he is prepared to avail himself of the opportunity afforded by the sale of the Hamilton Palace Collection, to secure to the Nation some of the unrivalled works of art contained in it?


Sir, the subject is one to which the attention of the Trustees of the National Gallery has been carefully directed, as is known to me by their Correspondence with the Treasury, which will, I think, shortly reach its conclusion.