Owners and museum strike Monarch of the Glen painting deal

Owners and museum strike Monarch of the Glen painting deal
 

The iconic Monarch of the Glen painting could go on permanent public display in Scotland after its owners agreed a deal with National Galleries of Scotland.
Drinks giant Diageo had planned to put the painting up for auction, where it was expected to fetch about £8m.
The company has now gifted half the value of the piece to NGS in the hope it can raise the remaining £4m to put it in public hands for the first time.
Sir Edwin Landseer painted The Monarch of the Glen in 1851.
It has been on display in Edinburgh for 17 years while on loan to the National Museum of Scotland.
Art experts had... read more

 
17 November 2016 in Art & Culture, Views: 43
Source: BBC
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