National library halts sale of artist’s secret cache in dispute over ownership

The English National Library says no! An antiques dealer who found a collection of sketches and personal mementoes hidden in a chest of drawers by one of Wales best-loved artists has been banned from selling them.

The library claims that it is the rightful owner of the cache as Sir Kyffin, who left an estate of 6 million, had bequeathed his papers and artworks to its collection. The library says that Mr Williams bought the chest but not the drawings.