HC Deb 18 April 1902 vol 106 c650
MR. HOLLAND (Yorkshire, W.R., Rotherham)

I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works whether there are numbers of Turner drawings stowed away in boxes at the National Gallery; and. if so, whether he will take steps to have them distributed amongst other picture galleries.


Perhaps I may answer this Question. Besides the drawings exhibited at the National Gallery, and the collections which are lent to galleries in the provinces, there are eleven tin boxes containing rough sketch notes chiefly in pencil, on leaves of small pocket books. But the contents of these boxes have been repeatedly silted, and everything at all fitted for exhibition selected from them.