Monday, 29 October 2007

Sainsbury Bequest

Henri Rousseau - Portrait of Joseph Brummer (1909)The big arts news in London today is that Simon Sainsbury, who died last year, bequeathed 18 paintings worth up to £100m to the National Gallery and the Tate Gallery. Sir Nick reckons it's the best bequest for a century. The collection includes works by Monet, Gauguin and Freud and this uninspiring portrait of Joseph Brummer by French naive artist Henri Rousseau, painted one year before the artist's death in 1910. I did see one painting I liked, but can't find an image of it ... still, never look a gift horse in the mouth. Nice one, Simon. Ta.


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