National Museum of Wales Acquires Two French Pictures

December 17 2020

Image of National Museum of Wales Acquires Two French Pictures

Picture: National Museum of Wales

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The National Museum of Wales in Cardiff is having a bumper year for acquisitions so it seems. They recently acquired two important nineteenth century French pictures as part of the lieu in tax scheme. The first is the above landscape by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot of La Route aux Boucherons, Arleux-du-Nord. The second is a Portrait of Monsieur Jules Dejouy by Edouard Manet dating to 1879.

Andrew Renton, Keeper of Art at Amgueddfa Cymru, is quoted as saying:

It’s well known that Amgueddfa Cymru houses one of the world’s great collections of 19th- and early 20th-century French art, thanks to the generous bequests of the sisters Gwendoline and Margaret Davies, so Manet’s portrait of Jules Dejouy will be very much at home here. l’m sure visitors to the Museum will be thrilled to see it, and I’m really looking forward to it hanging on the wall next to other paintings by Manet and his contemporaries.

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