§ 64. Mr. K. Robinson
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer to list the pictures purchased by the National Gallery out of Exchequer funds since 1945, indicating the price paid in each case and the amounts of special Treasury grants, where applicable.
§ Mr. H. Brooke
Details are given below of nine pictures purchased by the National Gallery since 1945, and of the extent to which they were financed, in whole or in part, either from the normal grant-in-aid of purchases or by means of special Exchequer grants. In general it is not the practice of the National Gallery Trustees to disclose the prices paid for individual pictures.
Expenditure out of the National Gallery Vote FLEMISH SCHOOL: Portrait of a Man in Black. £554 NICOLAS POUSSIN: Landscape with a Snake. £6,500 COURBET: Still Life, Apples and Pomegranate. £3,800 RENOIR: La Source £10,500 SEURAT: Le Bec du Hoc, Grandcamp. £15,000 MURILLO: Self Portrait £16,000 CEZANNE: La Vieille au Chapelet £4,505 (with contributions from Trust Funds). GAINSBOROUGH: The Morning Walk £10,500 from the normal grant and £10,000 special grant (with contributions from Trust Funds and from the National Art-Collections Fund). EL GRECO: The Adoration of the Name of Jesus (formerly called "The Dream of Philip II"). £10,500 from the normal grant and £30,100 special grant (with constributions from Trust Funds).