'Bridgewater Seapiece' future in balance

January 6 2016

Image of 'Bridgewater Seapiece' future in balance

Picture: National Gallery

The death of the owner of JMW Turner's Bridgewater Sea Piece, one of the most important paintings in the history of British art, was announced shortly before Christmas. Harry Hyams, a property developer, had owned the picture since 1976, when it was sold from the Bridgewater collection. It has for many years been on loan at the National Gallery in London. What will happen to it now? 

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