Louvre Secures Chardin's Strawberries!

February 29 2024

Video: Louvre

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Louvre in Paris today have announced their success in raising the final €1.6m required to acquire Chardin's The Basket of Wild Strawberries. Their public appeal resulted in engaging a staggering 10,000 donors with an average donation of €165. If my maths is correct, and the Louvre collections website being correct too, then this painting is the 41st work by Chardin in the museum's holdings.

The painting will be making a mini-tour of some French museums in the summer and autumn before returning to Paris next year it seems.

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