§ LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education if he could state to the House severally what has been the total cost of editorship, compilation, and printing of the newly issued Catalogue of National Portraits at the South Kensington Museum; whether this volume includes all the portaits of English, Scottish, and Irish notabilities in the Art Library; and, if not, for what reason; and how many more portraits have been catalogued up to the present time?
§ SIR J. GORST
The cost is about,£499. The catalogue includes all the engraved National Portraits in the National Art Library, except three which have been catalogued since the work went to press.
MR. GIBSON BOWLES (Lynn Regis)
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether a certain number of these engravings are not merely cuts from the Illustrated London News?
§ [No answer was given.]