Louvre Acquires Tiepolo Ceiling Painting

December 2 2020

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Louvre in Paris has announced that it has acquired a ceiling painting by Giambattista Tiepolo. Juno in the Midst of Clouds, dating to c.1735, was originally commissioned for the Sagredo Palace in Venice. It was dismantled from its original position in the late nineteenth century where it eventually made its way to Paris. The large scale oil on canvas was acquired from a private collection at a cost of €1.5m and plugs a gap in the museum's collection of Venetian painting. The purchase was made possible by a generous donation from the Amis du Louvre.

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