HCR diary 22.3.1838 "I had this morning a letter from Spring Rice directing me to make a formal offer of Aders' pictures to the National Gallery thro' Mr Sequier" "I have some hope of obtaining through L'Evesque an introduction to Seguire but I have a difficulty in negotiating with him - he is accused but perhaps wrongfully of having a personal feeling in all negotiations about the purchase of pictures by the government - nous verrons"
                      4.4.1838 Aders "suggested my putting these pictures into the hands of Sequier to dispose of for me"
William Seguier (DNB 1772-1843) keeper of the National Gallery from 1824