Leonardo to Louvre Abu Dhabi

December 16 2014

Image of Leonardo to Louvre Abu Dhabi

Picture: Louvre

Details have been released of the 300 works of art from French museums which are going on loan to Louvre Abu Dhabi. Reports the LA Times:

Among the items to be loaned are Da Vinci's "La Belle Ferroniere" ("Portrait of an Unknown Woman") from the Louvre in Paris; Claude Monet's "Gare Saint-Lazare" from the Musee d'Orsay; a self-portrait by Van Gogh, also from the Musee d'Orsay; and Matisse's "Still Life With Magnolia" from the Centre Pompidou.

The Chateau de Versailles will be lending the famous "Napoleon Crossing the Alps" painting by Jacques-Louis David.

The loans are of course in effect being rented, with reports that 'Louvre Abu Dhabi' is paying €500m alone for the branding rights. 

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