Monday, 13 August 2012

Extreme Unction Appeal

The Art Fund has launched a public appeal to buy Nicolas Poussin's Extreme Unction for the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge (CLICK). This is one of a series of Seven Sacraments painted by Poussin from 1636 to 1639. BBC News has posted a fuzzy, chopped down graphic which makes you wonder what all the fuss is about (CLICK). I've posted a better graphic. CLICK to view a larger scale picture which shows the details of this painting. It is currently on display in The Fitzwilliam Museum. Its agreed value is £14m, but it has been offered to the Museum for just below £3.9m under HM Government’s Acceptance-in-Lieu scheme.


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