Friday, 7 January 2011

Brueghel 'Saved'

A Brueghel painting held by Nostell Priory in West Yorkshire has been 'saved' from a private sale, the BBC reports.

It was originally to have been sold for £2.7m. Public donations raised £1.7m, and the National Heritage Memorial Fund has just stepped in to cover the remaining £1m.

Pieter Brueghel, The Procession to Calvary

The Art Fund works to raise public funding for works of art which would otherwise be privately sold.

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