Export block on Courtauld Cezanne

June 22 2015

Image of Export block on Courtauld Cezanne

Picture: Christie's

A Cezanne bought by the great collector Samuel Courtauld, and owned his descendants, has had a temporary export bar placed on it by the Culture Minister, Ed Vaizey. The picture had been on loan at the Fitzwilliam for 30 years before being sold at Christie's earlier this year for £13m. Will any museum step forward to buy it? I doubt so - but good luck if you do.

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