British Museums Drop £45 Million on a Titian

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Artdaily.org has reported that Britain’s National Gallery and the National Galleries of Scotland have joined forces to purchase Titian’s masterpiece Diana and Callisto from the Duke of Southerland for £45 million.  This will enable the galleries to keep the work in the UK for future generations and allow it be reunited with its companion piece by Titian, Diana and Actaeon that the galleries also bought from the Duke of Southerland in 2009 for £50 million.

Artdaily.org writes that,

[ Diana and Callisto] and “Diana and Actaeon” were painted by the Venetian master for King Philip II of Spain in the 1550s and came to Britain in 1798. They have been in the same aristocratic family ever since and form part of the Bridegwater Collection of Old Masters that have been loaned to the National Galleries of Scotland since 1945.
 
The paintings will split their time between the two galleries.

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