Saturday, 3 March 2012

New Titian Acquisition

The National Gallery has acquired a new Titian work, 'saved for the nation', after a £45m deal was reached with the owner, the Duke of Sutherland, the BBC reports. 

Titian, Diana and Callisto, c1556-9
The painting will be shared between the National Gallery, London, and the National Galleries of Scotland, in Edinburgh. It has just gone on show in London.

More info here.

EDIT: great article here in the Guardian about the ongoing debate about use of public funds in purchasing works of art, and the return of the entrance charge discussion.... (HT to MT)

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