Our advice would have been that the account of 19th-century British art history which is represented in the Holloway Collection does depend on the presence of Gainsborough, Turner and Constable.
I might add that Holloway's noble vision of a college for young women, established in buildings and endowed with works of art as great as in any college for young men, should not be lightly put aside. The college authorities will find it hard to fulfil the founder's vision of a humane education if it is subverted in this way.
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