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Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
Lot: 2053

United States of America
Alfred Atmore Pope
1913 (5 August) Probate Endorsement together with a manuscript copy of his will. £66, 19/- and 3d. paid to the Inland Revenue on assets of £2,200 held in the United Kingdom. Probate is awarded to William Woolley, lawful attorney of Pope's testator, Harris Whittemore.
Pope bequeaths "To my friend Harris Whittemore of Naugatuck, Connecticut, my painting by Degas known as 'The Interior' which he presented to me at Christmas 1909 and my painting by Renoir known as 'The Girl with the Cat'. subject however to the use and possession of the said paintings by my wife Ada B. Pope during her life. An interesting document with relevance to important art history.

Notes: Alfred Atmore Pope (1842-1913) American industrialist and Art Collector. Today 'The Interior' is house in the Philadelphia Museum. There are two versions of 'The Girl With the Cat' - 'The Woman with a Cat' is at the National Gallery of Art in Washington; 'Sleeping Girl with a Cat' is now in the Sterling and Francine Clark Institute at Williamstown M.A.

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