Rijksmuseum buys Liotard oil

December 22 2016

Image of Rijksmuseum buys Liotard oil

Picture: Sotheby's/Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum has successfully acquired and exported from the UK a fine painting by Liotard, called 'A Dutch Girl at Breakfast'. The Rijksmuseum bought the painting at Sotheby's earlier this year for £4.4m, and then had an anxious wait while the picture went through the usual export licence processes. That has now been completed and the Rijksmuseum has now been able to announce its new acquisition. The bidding was brave and deft stuff for a museum these days - so kudos and congratulations to all involved.

The picture was recently on show in the UK during the Royal Academy's Liotard exhibition. 

Update - today, 22nd Dec, is Liotard's birthday. 

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