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Britain Rescues Two of its Treasures from the Dustbin of Art History!

Two great paintings which had long languished in the shadows have now been restored to full autograph status, thanks to research and a conservator’s careful hand. . The National Gallery’s Titian . . London’s National Gallery, had, since the 1920’s, believed one of its holdings to be a 16th-century copy created ‘after Titian’, both chronologically … Continue reading

After 240 years, Titian’s First Masterpiece Leaves Russia for London Show

National Gallery borrows The Flight Into Egypt, not seen outside Russia since it was bought by Catherine the Great in 1768 . [guardian.co.uk]  Catherine the Great bought Titian‘s The Flight Into Egypt in 1768. Since then the large painting, described by the 16th-century art historian Giorgio Vasari as Titian’s first masterpiece, has not been seen outside Russia – until Tuesday. … Continue reading

Britain Struggles to Keep its Art at Home

Following the recent budget-busting acquisition of Titian‘s Diana and Callisto, Britain now faces the possibility of losing two further masterpieces to foreign buyers:  Edouard Manet‘s Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus and Picasso’s Child with a Dove. Two major British art galleries raised 45 million pounds ($72 million) to buy the Titian masterpiece that had been in the U.K. for … Continue reading