By AnnaDanko


Published: March 4, 2012

British museum bought the painting by Titian for 45 million pounds

British museum bought the painting by Titian for 45 million pounds


The London National Gallery and National Galleries of Scotland have collected 45 million pounds ($ 72 million) for the purchase of paintings by Titian, "Diana and Callisto" (1556-1559). As reported at the Museum of London, March 1, the picture will be exhibited at the National Gallery.

The acquisition of a masterpiece of Italian painter was officially announced as of March 1.

Titian's painting, for which the acquisition was initiated fund-raising campaign, was in a private collection of the Duke of Sutherland. He also owned another painting by Titian - "Diana and Actaeon," which the National Gallery of Scotland have already bought in 2009 - for it was paid 50 million pounds.

Initially, the Duke of Sutherland wanted to sell, "Diana and Callisto" for the same amount, but eventually made a discount of $ 5 million. Of the 45 million Museum of London has paid 25, and most of the funds has been allocated from reserves formed for the purchase of new works. In addition, some managed to raise money through donations from various organizations and grants.

According to The Guardian, "Diana and Callisto 'will be for 18 months in London, in July, it is supported by" Diana and Actaeon ", which is currently traveling around the country. Then the canvas for the year will go to Edinburgh, after which they again put up to three years in London.

The Duke of Sutherland, whose collection includes Rembrandt, Poussin and Raphael, offered to buy paintings in 2008. If funds for the first leaf were not collected until the end of December 2008, the owner would put a picture up for auction.





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