New acquisitions at the National Gallery

August 28 2012

Image of New acquisitions at the National Gallery

Picture: National Gallery

The National Gallery in London has benefited from the government's inheritance tax acceptance scheme with the permanent allocation of two enticing pictures. The first is the above La Ferté by Richard Parkes Bonington, painted in about 1825. The second is The Samian Sibyl with a Putto by Guercino, formerly in the Spencer Collection and painted in about 1651. You can read more details in the National Gallery's press release here

In response to the latter, a reader points out that this is the NG's third new Guercino in almost as many years! The others are The Cumaean Sibyl with a Putto bought in 2011, and Elijah Fed by Ravens, bought in 2009.

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