Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Jock McTitian

Titian - Diana and Actaeon (1556-59)Titian's Diana and Actaeon is in the news again. As one might expect, the purchase fund is short of the £50m wanted by the Duke Of Sutherland. Newspaper reports suggest the Scottish Government will contribute £17.5m toward the purchase. This has sparked a political row. I love this quote from Glasgow MP Ian Davidson: "It is difficult to argue that this is part of Britain's cultural heritage when it's a picture by a long dead Venetian - it's not as if it's Jock McTitian" (title link).


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